Europeans must pay their Taxes !

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    I read recently that part of the problem with the European debt crisis is that, many Greeks,
    and other Europeans, accept a lot of government hand outs, and they do not pay enough in Taxes. You can not continue as a country to pay out more than you are taking in.!
    Europeans need to start paying their taxes. Put money in, if you accept government handouts. Its very simple.!!$$
     
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    And when you've solved the Greek financial crisis, will you be resolving your own deficit of $1.3 trillion? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Well at least we have begun to solve our economic problems, and have , a plan for deficit reduction and a constitution for the United States, but you Europeans still have not even begun to devise a plan to pay down
    the huge debt that you people have created.
    Making U.S. dollars more available will still not solve the fundamental problem of European
    economic debt.

    And it is not our responsibility to solve Greek debt problems.
     
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    Really now? Just what have we done to address the deficit and what is this plan you are talking about?
     
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    The problem in Europe and Greece is entitlement's just like here in the US.
    They pay plenty of taxes but they and here in the U.S. have unsustainable entitlements.
    This is why Socialism fails, it brings more and more entitlements and then gets to the point where it costs way too much and gets out of control.
    It still doesn't work even if the government took all of your money. The more tax they get, they put in more and more entitlement programs.
     
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    Entitlements are there because the government took deductions from pay to establish
    the "entitlement". Entitlements are not a government handout. So , when I hear people
    talk about the problem is with entitlement, I say thats all a big lie, entitlements are not
    some form of socialism, money was taken out of workers pay to fund many of those entitlements.

    The problem is government spends money on defense, and on other programs at a higher rate, and does not adjust entitlement deductions with regards to current inflationary cost
    of living.
     
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    You Europeans? You need to read up properly on the issues rather than form conclusions from a quick scanning of headlines. I live in Britain which has had a plan for deficit reduction in place for almost a year. Your generalisation also seems to miss the point that not all countries in Europe are in the Eurozone.

    You demonstrate well the fact that a little information is a bad thing.
     
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    Unemployed/underemployed workers cannot pay taxes.

    I'd have thought that problem would be rather obvious.
     
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    Yes not all countries are in the Eurozone, but the British are experiencing almost the same fundamental problem with regards to spending billions on social programs, and not
    taking in enough in taxes.
    Until this fundamental problem of spending more on social programs , and taking in less in
    taxes, Europe will continue to amass a huge debt.
     
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    Why pay taxes to a future Muslim country?
     

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