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View Diary: Why doesn't the plutocrat owned American media report on the European social safety net? (179 comments)

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  •  about those "high" taxes (4+ / 0-)

    that's been the claim, forever, but no one has ever pointed out that by contributing a larger share of their income to the collective good, people have a higher quality of life than when they keep their so-called "own" money themselves.

    The conventional US-style wisdom still hasn't grasped that money is far more valuable when it circulates, rather than when it sits still in one place (or in one person's "possession").

    The money that passes through your bank account as "income" can do far more good if we collectively pool it and do larger, great things with it (i.e. paying taxes).

    What we produce with our economic system is greater wealth gaps, while the European Social Welfare States produce higher standards of living for the aggregate.  

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 10:34:45 AM PST

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