The happiest place on earth has the highest taxes

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    Denmark is a place where stoic locals wear sensible shoes and snack on herring sandwiches. Sure, they produce the occasional supermodel, but its most famous countryman may be the late entertainer Victor Borge.

    Could the Danes really be the happiest people in the world? When ABC News anchor Bill Weir traveled there to find out, he asked random Danes to rate themselves in terms of happiness, on a scale of one to 10. Many people rated themselves at least an eight, and there were several nines and 10s. Finally, one grouchy Dane came along who said she didn't believe Danes were so happy. But then she quickly conceded that she herself felt rather content with her life, and said Danes in general had very little to complain about.

    Danes do have one potential complaint: high taxes. The happiest people in the world pay some of the highest taxes in the world -- between 50 percent and 70 percent of their incomes. In exchange, the government covers all health care and education, and spends more on children and the elderly than any country in the world per capita. With just 5.5 million people, the system is efficient, and people feel "tryghed" -- the Danish word for "tucked in" -- like a snug child.

    Those high taxes have another effect. Since a banker can end up taking home as much money as an artist, people don't chose careers based on income or status. "They have this thing called 'Jante-lov,' which essentially says, 'You're no better then anybody else,'" said Buettner. "A garbage man can live in a middle-class neighborhood and hold his head high."

    Denmark: The Happiest Place on Earth - ABC News
     
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    Guess what else Denmark has and doesnt have?

    - They HAVE the US and British militaries to protect their asses, thus, they have hardly any defense budget, so they can pay for health and education.

    - They do NOT have millions upon millions of lazy white trailor trash, drug dealing Mexican cartel immigrants, ghetto hip hop black males who cant stay the fuck out of prison, and a whole host of other protected ethnic groups who dont produce shit for their country, but can't be criticized because of their sacred skin and culture. Danes seem to actually give a shit about pride, unselfish behavior and beind educated. Our people do not. No fucking legislation in the world is gonna chance our culture of stupidity.

    I know, thats blunt. But its true.
     
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    Progressive meccas like North Korea and Cuba actually have the highest taxes
     
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    They HAVE the United States and Asia investing in all the medical research, which the Danes can use for their healthcare. Since no one gets rich being a doctor there, they rely on the greedy American doctors to invent medicine and procedures to make profits off of, and along the way, heal people.

    They HAVE the US and Asia inventing all technologies, so their scientists can earn the same as a fucking puppeteer, and rely on us to invent shit.

    Fuck Denmark. They'd speak German, salute and high step, and work in an assembly line if not for the United States.
     
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    I think you just proved your own point.
     
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    Ok dipshit, the federal gov't has a website where you can voluntarily put more money into the Fed Budget. Go ahead. Pay more taxes and get happy yourself.

    OH WAIT.........it's not paying taxes that you think makes people happy. It's getting free shit given to you because OTHER PEOPLE pay more taxes.

    An artist and doctor are NOT morally equal in society, sorry fucking libtards. Neither are a soldier and bartender. Some jobs are more important than others, and thus, should be compensated as so.
     
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    Denmark's mixed economy features above average European living standards[69][70] and high amount of free trade. Denmark ranks 16th in the world in terms of GDP (PPP) per capita and ranks 5th in nominal GDP per capita.

    According to World Bank Group, Denmark has the most flexible labour market in Europe; the policy is called flexicurity. It is easy to hire and fire (flexibility), and between jobs, unemployment compensation is very high (security). Denmark has a labour force of about 2.9 million. Denmark has the fourth highest ratio of tertiary degree holders in the world.[71] GDP per hour worked was the 13th highest in 2009. Denmark has the world's lowest level of income inequality, according to the UN, and the world's highest minimum wage, according to the IMF. As of June 2010 the unemployment rate is at 6.6%, which is below the EU average of 9.6%.[72]

    Denmark is one of the most competitive economies in the world according to World Economic Forum 2008 report, IMD and The Economist.[73] According to rankings by OECD, Denmark has the most free financial markets in EU-15 and also one of the most free product markets.

    Denmark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    The happiest places on earth are where the white people are paying taxes
     
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    They are not a nanny state they are a nanny nation....
    I love how the Libs love this kinda shit.
    Total utopia while everyone else pays the freight. :lol:
     
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    What is the difference in having your health care premium deducted as a premium and having it deducted as a tax? Either way, you still pay. If you added up what we pay in copays and deductibles, and for other bennies here in the US, our actual income in hand is probably no more than theirs. The deductions just have a different name.
     
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