David Cay Johnson on the Swedish nightmare

The policies of the crazy Swedes are, for some weird reason, based on benefiting the majority and not on making the richest 1% even richer. No wonder their country is such a hellhole with their good roads and public services.


  1. says

    Send in the troops to level that thar socialist “in-fra-struck-chur” and get a well-connected US contractor to build them some dirt roads and rickety poles strung with electric extension cable for the lion’s share of billions of dollars of aid.

    Those poor socialists will be cheering in the streets when their liberators roll down Sweden’s Main Street. US troops will finally bring a bit of peace to at least a part of the Middle East.

  2. 'Tis Himself, OM says

    David Cay Johnston’s website is an excellent read for anyone interested in how taxes could be, should be, and are collected in the US. I also recommend Johnston’s book Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You With the Bill) if you want to get angry at how Congress is screwing everyone except the super-rich.

  3. smrnda says

    This definitely confirms my belief that conservatives are disconnected from reality. Apparently if they see an example of a nation that works, they have to figure out there’s something wrong with it, in that it isn’t governed by a plutocracy.

    At least it puts their entire political program as clearly as possible – a nation must be ruled not democratically, but by those with the most money, regardless of the social cost. What I can’t figure out is how such an opinion, so nakedly laid out, finds adherents who aren’t millionaires.

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