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The European Evidence Shows Why the Left’s Real Goal Is Higher Taxes on the Middle Class

Steve2302 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 6:25 PM
In a committed leftist society, there can BE no middle class. They are the roadblock to the dictatorship of the proletariate.
oldnjal Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 6:41 PM
Marx's advice on how to deal with the middle class? Grind them between the twin millstones of taxation and inflation. Sound familiar?

Why are taxes so much higher in Europe, consuming 46 percent of economic output compared to 32 percent of GDP in America? Is it because nations such as France, Greece, and Sweden have adopted the kind of class-warfare policies that Obama wants for the United States?

Surprisingly, the answer is no.

As explained by Veronique de Rugy, the United States actually has a more “progressive” tax code than European nations. The corporate tax rate is higher in the United States than in any European country, and the

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