Sources: EU Rights Commissioner, Reuters
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