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Even Scandinavian Welfare States Realize Too Much Dependency and Too Many Handouts Are Destructive

Mary509 Wrote: Sep 02, 2013 11:48 AM
That's because the majority of Danes are on permanent vacation on the government dole.
Oldschool7 Wrote: Sep 02, 2013 1:35 PM
That because the "TAXES" on an automobile . . .
The purchase of a new car in Denmark sets off a 180% sales tax - in other words, a $20,000 sedan will cost you $50,000 to drive off the lot.
Heavy gasoline taxes, which were recently increased, bring the price of a gallon of fuel up to around $8 a gallon, even though the country is largely burning its own North Sea oil.
Even parking fees are punitive: an hour on the street in downtown Copenhagen will cost you $6, and payment isn't optional because the meter maids mean business. On a small street near my old home in Christianshavn, they gave out 1692 parking tickets in a single year.
jdmeth123 Wrote: Sep 02, 2013 12:53 PM
A family in my church sponsored a Danish exchange student. She was amazed that no only could both teens in the family drive they also had their own cars. She had never driven a car and NO one in her village even owned one.