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Thursday, April 27, 2006
Radical new idea: Raise taxes
“A caring social state shouldn’t begin worrying about its citizens when they are poor,” he says. “It should see to it that they never become poor in the first place.” I see what he’s getting at, I think. Poverty is relative, you see. So if you make everybody poor now, then that’s one less problem to deal with.
You know, they’re all in the same boat then and there’s no more Neid (envy) anymore and there will be peace on earth immediately and forevermore and they can all fly off to Mallorca again to recover from the stress of it all etc.
Oh yeah, here are some of the gory details: The experts claim that the value added tax increase will decrease the predicted growth rate of 1.7 one full percentage point. And oops, I almost forgot. An increase in retirement insurance payments is also planned, as is the striking of a big commuter write-off tax benefit. They just got rid of a federally subsidized home owner assistance plan, too.
So you see it’s not like the Germans aren’t getting anything for their money here or anything. When it comes to the current financial policy, I mean.
Steuern hoch, Hose runter!
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posted by Clarsonimus at 8:21 AM
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