The Myth of Norway

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    Liberals always point to Norway to promote their happy socialist dreams. Their "tax the rich to death" mentality is just what the liberal doctor ordered. But take a closer look and it's another liberal illusion or dear I say LIE!!!

    • Norway got rich off of oil - FACT: Norway is the 5th largest export of oil in the world. FACT: They export more barrels per person than Saudi Arabia. FACT: They drill in every and any place they can find oil, including offshore and deep sea. FACT: Having a tiny population and HUGE oil supplies that you utilize (much like Qatar does), leads to a surplus in cash. FACT: It's not the tax the rich that makes Norway rich it, their exporting of oil ways.
    • They have Regressive TAXATION- FACT: Norway's top 10% make 28.9% of the income but pay only 27.4% of taxes! FACT: The U.S. has the most progressive tax structure of advanced economies. FACT: in the US the top 10% make 33.5% of the income but pay 45.1% of the taxes. FACT: The middle class of Norway pay FAR MORE share of the tax burden than the US middle class.
    • Cutting the Government you say - FACT: Norway spent 39.8% of GDP. FACT: U.S. was spending 39.2%, almost exactly the same. FACT: France was spending 53.3% then. FACT: Norway has been cutting the size of its government from 51.6% of GDP in 1992 to a low of 39.8% in 2008. FACT: Roughly equivalent to the US federal government of the U.S. cutting its spending in half!

     
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    Well, Shithook, if American Thinker says it - it must be true. Could you please confirm that with Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, World Nut Daily, Investor's Business Daily, and Fox News?
     
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    You can always tell when Liberals got Nothing.

    It's all 100% true and easily Verified.

    Norway is Often used by Liberals as an Example of Socialism Working, and they NEVER admit that Norway is a Bad example because of their wealth from Oil Exports, and their Tiny Population it helps support.

    The US does have one of the Most progressive Tax Structures on earth.

    Norway has been cutting back on Spending as a % of GDP for years.

    But you got nothing, so you attack the source and imply it's not true.

    Weak.
     
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    What the hell does this have to do with this thread?
     
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    Knee-slappingly hilarious, coming from the whacky hackadoodle who sources nothing but Alternut, HuffyPuffyPo, TPM, ThinkRegress, MediaMutters, DailyKooks....

    Yer killin' me! :lmao:
     
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    Why the hell do you NOT have Shitman on Ignore?
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