Sources: EU Rights Commissioner, Reuters
quote: You had better figure out how to live with 100% taxes because you guys aren’t producing new tax payers fast enough to pay for all those great social programs you espouse.
quote: Oh can you homeschool your kids? I can if I so chose.
quote: Belgium couldn’t form a government because of the differences between French and Flemish speaking parts of the country.
quote: America has the largest economy in the world why is that?
quote: No offence but the last place I would live if I were very rich would be Europe since the wealthy on average pay close to 75% or more in taxes.
quote: The fact is Europe is not better than the United States it’s just different.
quote: That being said America is far from perfect but from the places I have visited and lived in including the middle east and Europe(Germany) there is nowhere better; don’t take my word for it ask 12 million Mexicans, hundreds of thousands Indians, Chinese etc.. That immigrate here legally and illegally.
quote: Wrong. Europe has the largest if we go by GDP ($16.566 trillion). Americans come ahead when it comes to purchasing power parity though.
quote: No, the US is different economically than any country in the EU.
quote: Also we were comparing Europe as a whole to the US, not any single country within Europe to the US.
quote: Oh man... The richest people in the Netherlands pay about 50% I'd say. In France you'd be way worse off. This blanket statement does not hold as it's vastly different per country.
quote: Yes. Granted it will take some work getting people to sign off but it can be done. I would also like to add that our public schools are nowhere near as poor as the ones in the US (especially the major cities). In Germany for example you're not allowed to teach high school unless you have a university degree.
quote: Now you're going off the deep end to try and be right.
quote: For the record i did the same thing as you did. I went from nothing to near six figures only by working hard and applying myself and paying my dues in the ARMY. The real myth is the belief that the American dream is dead. Its a lie lazy, dope smokers that play video games all day tell themselves in order to feel good about their self imposed poverty.
quote: I may not disagree in many of your views but we're all entitled to our opinions with the right to vote.
quote: I get the feeling people think the American Dream is all about riches, glamour, bling and obnoxiously these days.
quote: We can agree on that! people think if money doesn't fall out of the sky on them somehow its Americas fault.
quote: Because the US allows the poor to be rich and the rich to be poor. Everyone may not be born equally wealthy but everyone definitely have the opportunity to get wherever they want.
quote: I'm sorry but for most the American Dream will only ever stay a dream. Besides who says the rich aren't allowed to be rich it is just slightly less so than in the US and on the same time the number of poor people is much lower.
quote: Guess what? the US has a maximum of 39.6% tax rate if you make over 400k