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Subject: Evidence Based Date: 2/1/2013 1:24 PM
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Sweden has reduced public spending as a proportion of GDP from 67% in 1993 to 49% today. It could soon have a smaller state than Britain. It has also cut the top marginal tax rate by 27 percentage points since 1983, to 57%, and scrapped a mare’s nest of taxes on property, gifts, wealth and inheritance. This year it is cutting the corporate-tax rate from 26.3% to 22%.

Sweden has also donned the golden straitjacket of fiscal orthodoxy with its pledge to produce a fiscal surplus over the economic cycle. Its public debt fell from 70% of GDP in 1993 to 37% in 2010, and its budget moved from an 11% deficit to a surplus of 0.3% over the same period. This allowed a country with a small, open economy to recover quickly from the financial storm of 2007-08. Sweden has also put its pension system on a sound foundation, replacing a defined-benefit system with a defined-contribution one and making automatic adjustments for longer life expectancy.
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We'll do the opposite.
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Author: CCinOC Big gold star, 5000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 669727 of 734731
Subject: Re: Evidence Based Date: 2/1/2013 2:40 PM
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Do the libtards know this?

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Subject: Re: Evidence Based Date: 2/1/2013 2:45 PM
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Do the libtards know this?

Do they care? For the guys on top, it's all about power. For the rank-and-file it's all about licking the master's boot, and who can do it better.

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Subject: Re: Evidence Based Date: 2/1/2013 5:28 PM
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We'll do the opposite.

It is worse than that.

Liberals search the world to find examples of things that have worked repeatedly. Then they search the world to find examples of things that have failed repeatedly.

They then pick the example that fails that most closely matches the opposite of what works.

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Subject: Re: Evidence Based Date: 2/1/2013 6:04 PM
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Liberals search the world to find examples of things that have worked repeatedly. Then they search the world to find examples of things that have failed repeatedly. They then pick the example that fails that most closely matches the opposite of what works.

I'm having dinner with my son this weekend. If the conversation turns to politics, I'll remember this, as it succinctly sums up the world of librul politics.

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Subject: Re: Evidence Based Date: 2/1/2013 6:10 PM
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I'm having dinner with my son this weekend. If the conversation turns to politics

If I have a function with known liberals and the conversation turns to politics I politely tell them that we are not likely to agree, so let's not go there, in the interest of group harmony.

If they persist I either cut them off, or if we are in a group I announce that the offending person has declined my invitation for an evening free of negativity.

I put it all on them.

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Subject: Re: Evidence Based Date: 2/2/2013 4:14 AM
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Funny, didn't you guys think Sweden is a socialist welfare state? Now it is good? Amazing. Before I die would you all admire France, Greece, and Venezuela? I would like to see that.

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Subject: Re: Evidence Based Date: 2/2/2013 9:24 AM
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We'll do the opposite.

That makes sense, because you aren't where Sweden is.
You'll meet Sweded somewhere in the middle.

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Subject: Re: Evidence Based Date: 2/2/2013 9:29 AM
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We'll do the opposite.

That makes sense, because you aren't where Sweden is.
You'll meet Sweded somewhere in the middle.
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Dude! We're 16 trillion in debt, quickly going on 20 trillion. We're spending 25% of GDP and no matter what the tax rates are you usually only get around 19%, and we just started a new entitlement. Sorry, Sweden has to come down to us, and then we both have to go down to reality.

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Subject: Re: Evidence Based Date: 2/2/2013 9:31 AM
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Funny, didn't you guys think Sweden is a socialist welfare state? Now it is good? Amazing. Before I die would you all admire France, Greece, and Venezuela? I would like to see that.

My admiration for a society is in direct proportion to their respect for limited government and individual liberty.

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Subject: Re: Evidence Based Date: 2/2/2013 9:38 AM
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My admiration for a society is in direct proportion to their respect for limited government and individual liberty.

Which is why liberals have always hated America because they admire a society which is in inverse proportion to their repesct for limited government and individual liberty.

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Subject: Re: Evidence Based Date: 2/2/2013 10:46 AM
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Which is why liberals have always hated America because they admire a society which is in inverse proportion to their repesct for limited government and individual liberty.
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Liberals do not hate liberty.

If it results in them getting more than anyone else, they are all for it. In fact they desperately desire a society where everyone is free to do as 'THEY' prefer.

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Subject: Re: Evidence Based Date: 2/3/2013 4:52 PM
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Funny, didn't you guys think Sweden is a socialist welfare state? Now it is good? Amazing. Before I die would you all admire France, Greece, and Venezuela? I would like to see that.


The point I took from that post was that Sweden is at least finally moving in the right direction, whereas we (the US) are moving in the wrong one.

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