Germany keeps looking better and better as we near the fiscal cliff.
You won't even have no fiscal cliff during the next three centuries if you'd pay as much taxes as we the working germans.. On top I pay for every addy Euro earned 42 ct. taxes.
Is it allowed to name it "robbery" - or isn't it, because it is "democratically organised"...?..
But the states administry is well accomodated to absorbe any taxes - regardless how much taxes are.
See a graph about the two curves of taxes in Germany: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/co..._Steuersatz.jpg
(..and believe me, the lower curves do relate to a much better profit for the high-income of capital owning people, banc managers, but the normal working were not able to take profit of lower taxes. So the lowering of taxes under the reign of cancellor Schroder was for the profit of the highest earning people and for the riches. "Genosse der Bosse" i.e. socialist friend of the billionaires.)
They managed this by lowering the top of the "progression zone" - so that nearly every well-earning working man reaches this top taxes area.. You only earn 55.000 Euros per year - then you pay 42% max tax. So most of the "working middle class" contribute the huge money for the government and the "Euro rescueing" and the European Union et cetera.
There is a giant bureaucracy in Bruxelles with excellent payments and even better retirement schemes..
And if they the authorities people don't manage to consume it by themselves, they spread it to the bancers and the Greeks and the Italians and the Spanish.. The greek ship owners pay no taxes. Officially. The other Greeks pay no taxes - inofficially. The rich Greek buy houses in Germany's top cities as a capital invest to gain loans.. Friends of mine pay rental fees to greek house owners. And the loans increase. The house market is strictly regulated, so it is not so very easy to build a new house. To the profit of the house owners, to the disadvantage of people who intend to build a house. To ensure good return-on-capital-invested.
For working men who do not own a house: It sometimes looks like a modern type of slavery.
The Spanish built a gorgeous infrastructure, no longer there are any river ferries in Spain, all the nicest bridges and broad highways. Totally financed by money loaned.. related to low "european" interests, once.. to the profit of spanish building companies and to the profit of the politicans who handed out the orders. The Italians invested (..) in nice young morocco girls for their beloved big family head Don Silvio. .. who is a piano player hobbyist.
<duck & cover>
This game is named "Euro-Rettungsfonds" (Euro rescue fonds), and is IMHO the biggest organized robbery in the history of mankind, to ensure good capital return-on-invest quotes for the non-working riches. As we are told that capital is a shy animal, it will flee if taxes were too high.. Actually we see it in France. Some prominent french citizens drop their french passports to go to the U.S. or Belgium becaise the socialist president Francois Hollande announced a tax quote of 75% for very high incomes.
Stupid european system.
The billionaire Mr. ex wannabecome-president U.S. is paying 12% taxes? Pheeew. A notorious thief. Or a stupid american system..?..
The American riches pay too low. Same with the rich Europeans. The European working men pay much too much. It's an organised robbery to the benefit of the riches who manage to make the rules - named "law". By lobbyism.
It's free countries.. nearly.. Please choose.
Sorry for the length. Happy new year!
..and pray that all taxes may be drafted moderately and then may be invested wise..