Why do democrats lust for changing America into a European-style socialist state?
-6/2/11 Gallup poll: 71% of democrats favor re-distributing wealth.
Europeans pay higher taxes to pay for their huge government worker’s pensions and benefits. They drive crappy little cars and motor scooters. They pay twice as much for gas. They are taxed over 20% on everything they buy plus they have to pay income taxes. And their living space per person is less than our “poverty” class here.
If you've traveled to Europe over a long period of time (like I did) you would have seen Europe shrink before your very eyes: the cars got smaller; motor scooters proliferated; separate housing disappeared to be replaced by giant apartment buildings; urban living conditions became the norm while rural life declined; traffic conditions are near impossible. And this is what the democrat party is trying to force us to accept: a European living standard which is inferior to that of our “poverty” class. Here's the evidence:
The following is from the June 2004 Swedish Timbro Institute study, http://www.timbro.se/bokhandel/pdf/9175665646.pdf:
“Poverty is a highly relative concept. As we saw in the preceding section, for example, 40 per cent of all Swedish households would rank among low-income households in the USA, and an even greater number in the poorer European countries would be classed as low income earnings by the American definition.”
“What does it mean to be poor in the USA? Major living standard surveys carried out in the USA at regular intervals show the poor to have a surprisingly high standard of living.”
See Table 3:2. (percentages of items poverty-level households own):
Home ownership 45.9%
2 or more cars 30.2%
Air conditioning 76.6
Washing machine 64.7
Drying cabinet/tumbler drier 55.6
Garbage disposal 29.7
Colour TV 97.3
2 or more colour TV sets 55.3
Cable or satellite TV 62.6
Wide screen TV 26.3
Video or DV 78.0
2 or more video and DVD players 25.3
Telephone answering machine 35.3
Mobile phone 26.6
Internet access 18.0
“Another indicator of the relatively good material standard of living among the American poor can be obtained by comparing dwelling space among poor households in the USA with average dwelling space in Europe (in other words all Europeans, not just their poverty level population). Table 3:3 compares dwelling space in various countries. Average total dwelling space in Europe is just under 1,000 sq. ft. In the USA it is 1,875 sq. ft for the average household and 1,200 sq. ft for poor households. Adjusting for size of household, one finds that poor households in the USA have slightly more dwelling space than the average European. The average American household has a home that is 80 per cent larger than its average European counterpart. Europeans, in other words, are more crowded in an American perspective.”
Table 3:3. Dwelling space. Various countries. (Nation/year study taken/living space per person)
Austria/year study taken 2000/living space per person 406.2 square feet
All of Europe/average 395.7
USA poor households/1993/average 438.6
USA all households/1993/average 721.2
“Clearly, then, there are very big differences between the American and European economies. A long period of high growth has made the USA far and away the world’s richest region. For several centuries Europe led the world in terms of prosperity and progress. As little as a hundred years ago, much of the American continent was virgin wilderness. Today, a hundred years later, the USA has completely overtaken Europe to become the unrivalled leader of the world economy. Most Americans have a standard of living which the majority of Europeans will never come any where near. The really prosperous American regions have nearly twice the affluence of Europe. It is worth reminding ourselves what this means. In these regions the average American can get exactly twice as much of everything as the average European. Which goes to show the importance of an economic policy to stimulate growth.”
And the shrinking continues, as we speak. Socialism is bankrupting the EU. Its socialist elites are telling people. "You must accept a lower standard of living!"
Want to “live small," and ever-smaller, like Europeans? Vote for the Socialist Democrat Party, ruled by filthy rich elitists like the Clintons, the Kerry’s, the Kennedy’s, the Obama’s, Pelosi, Reid, Soros, Jackson, Sharpton, Hollywood, the media elites and union leaders.
“Know thine enemy”