Skip to comments.5 Myths About Sweden as Obama Visits [The Clown Will IGNORE #2]
Posted on 09/04/2013 3:32:04 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
... MYTH 2: SWEDES ARE SOCIALISTS AND PAY THE WORLD'S HIGHEST TAXES
Sweden no longer looks like the bloated nanny state it was in the 1970s and '80s. After a crippling banking crisis 20 years ago, Sweden took steps to make its economy more competitive, deregulating energy, communication, transport and other sectors and lowering taxes.
Since taking office in 2006, Reinfeldt's center-right government has accelerated the move away from socialism, selling off state-owned businesses including the maker of Absolut vodka, trimming welfare benefits and income taxes and abolishing the tax on wealth.
Sweden still has a relatively generous welfare system and taxes still account for about half of the economy, but neighboring Denmark's tax rates are even higher.
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Look for the Clown to ignore that fact.....
The Clown's visit to Sweden was hastily arranged when it became apparent that the PLANNED summit with Putin would show the world the difference between a leader and a stumbler. Instead, Team BO opted for cowardice and canceled the meeting.
I think a lot of northern Europeans are asking themselves whether or not they want to “fundamentally transform” their countries demographically, and deciding “No”. They’ll still be liberal, but they won’t watch their countries be submerged by dark pagan hordes.
How, exactly, was the Prime Minister’s great-great grandfather an “African American?” Did he ever live in America? This pc absurdity rears it’s ugly head every time someone black NOT from America is discussed. (African-Swedish?) It annoys me to no end.
He is going to discuss the myth of global warming. I doubt he brings up economics at all. He does not even know what economy means.
I wonder if he will inquire if Swiss (sic.) is the official language or do they speak something else?
I guarantee if he was asked to point to Sweden on a map, he could not find it, perhaps not even find Europe without a prompt.
During the 2006 election, it was brought to attention that Reinfeldt's paternal great-grandfather, John Reinfeldt, was the illegitimate son of Emma Dorotea Reinfeld, a maid from Eckau in present-day Latvia, and John Hood, an African American circus director from New York.
So if this is the case, the article is indeed correct.
"Sweden is still over-taxed, but it HAS moved in the right direction"-SloFloFreeper
Not for long.
True, but as long as he and the family can traipse around the world in style he's happy.
Okay, but you know, I’d bet they’d have called him African American regardless of where he was from! (but thanks for the clarity!)
It doesn't say that John Hood was black. He could have been the white director of a circus owned by some African Americans.