I have far more disposable income. A public transport system that works. Medical care free. Subsidised education for life. My mortgage, travel, and other expenses are offset against taxes. We have a beautiful road network, and an equally beautiful and comprehensive bicycle and foot path system. We make a large part of our electricity via renewable systems and are going for 100%.
We have a social safety net that ensures everyone eats, everyone has a place to sleep. You have to work really hard to be down and out here. Innovation is rampant. Almost everyone has a small business. Libraries are well stocked and everywhere. There are citizen music,arts, and science programs. There is more, but you get the idea.
I am more than happy to pay that level of tax. More than happy.
Why? Because I see that the money is being used well. Something I never felt in the US. 50% on military spending? No.
This heavily taxed nation of @6 million people is ranked 21st in the world based on GDP per capita. The US is 10th with 60 times the people and 223 times the land.
Finally, Denmark is always in the top 10 (usually the top 5) of the Best/Happiest places to live. Satisfaction in Denmark rides around the 75-85% level.
As an American, I grow weary of the greedy and the selfish, the ignorant and the apathetic, telling us that it can not be done in the good old USA. Nonsense.
Social Democracy works.
It’s a common myth that very low-wage workers—workers who would get a raise if the minimum wage were increased—are mostly teenagers working to earn extra spending money. The reality is that raising the federal minimum wage to $12.00 per hour would primarily benefit older workers. 89 percent of workers who would be affected by raising the minimum wage are at least 20 years old, and 37 percent are at least 40 years old.
I've been supporting a $12 minimum wage for so long, and inflation is about to turn that into a $15 minimum wage!
#RaiseTheWage #MinimumWage #Economics #WealthInequality
Yes it is. Just like how the value of Pi will never change, despite what any ancient holy book claims it's value it.
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