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4 'Incendiary' Charts For Trouble In Socialist Paradise

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Anytime a free market guy rails against central planning and socialism, there is always someone who stands up and says “what about Sweden?” Ah, Sweden... a socialist’s paradise... a place where taxes are among the highest in the world, few people are wealthy, and the government is involved in people’s lives from cradle to grave. And in all of these government surveys on ‘happiness’, places like Sweden, Norway, and Denmark consistently rank among the happiest countries in the world. Well… the veneer is cracking. The riots we first noted here continue and these foru charts may offer some of in the incendiary material for why. As we noted recently, the benefits that have kept Europe relatively 'social-unrest-free' so far are starting to run dry. People in North America who are rapidly being dragged into a welfare state should pay very close attention... because this is the future that awaits.

 

Via Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog,

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Though the coverage has been limited, there’s been rioting in Sweden over the past week, specifically in the immigrant-dense suburbs around Stockholm where 80% of the population are first or second-generation immigrants.

Dan West, my right hand man at Sovereign Man, is actually Swedish and on the ground right now in the country. He recently sent me a note describing the situation:

Hundreds of cars are burning. Schools were set on fire. Police stations were set on fire. Businesses were vandalized. Rioters clashed with police. Hundreds of masked rioters ran wild in the streets.

 

Seeing photos and video of this you’d think it was a war zone in some unstable part of the world, not Stockholm.

 

Allegedly it started last week because the police fatally shot a 69-year-old man who wielded a machete in public. Now people are angry and destroying things.

 

Swedish politicians say the root causes of these riots are inequality of the immigrant minorities.

 

Bear in mind, this is a place so obsessed with equality that the words “him” and “her” have been blended into “hem”… and taxpayers fork over 70% of their income to ensure that everyone can live to an equal level.

 

But to those of us living outside of this statist bubble, the real problem is obvious: however well-intentioned they may be, welfare states almost always attract people who want to be taken care of at the expense of others.

 

And ultimately this engenders serious conflict… between those who are on the receiving end, and those on the paying end.

 

Occasionally this conflict becomes violent. And that’s exactly what’s been playing out.

 

The government has all sorts of propaganda to influence the way Swedes view the welfare state and convince us that we should pay huge taxes to support others.

 

In other words, we should not be economically free so that others can live for free. This is the definition of a welfare state.

 

And in addition to such ‘thought controls’, the Swedish government also rules with capital controls, people controls, and media controls.

 

The government here tries to churn citizens out as if we’re widgets coming off a factory line, influencing everything from what we think to how we spend our time.

 

Yet despite such a finely-tuned system, the capital suburbs practically turned into a war zones over the past week.

 

The politicians here claim it can all be fixed with more redistribution of wealth. It’s not enough that the average working Swede pays ~70% in taxes; if only they could extract 80% or 90% in taxes, they could solve everything!

 

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

 

People have the wrong idea of this place. It is not a well-functioning welfare state. Any system based on giving people something for nothing, and sticking hard-working, productive citizens with the bill, is doomed to fail. Sweden is no exception.

 

People in North America who are rapidly being dragged into a welfare state should pay very close attention… because this is the future that awaits.”

And via Bloomberg, some of the potentially incendiary reasons for the ongoing riots:

The recent riots in Stockholm may highlight widening divisions within Swedish society generated by rising inequality, cuts in welfare spending and a failure to integrate immigrants. Inequality has increased the most in Sweden of any OECD member country over the past 25 years.

Inequality

Inequality has increased by one-third since 1985, according to the OECD. Sweden has dropped to 10th place from first in 1995 in the OECD’s ranking of income distribution after the nation’s Gini coefficient rose to 0.27 from 0.21.The average income of the top 10 percent of income earners was more than six times that of the bottom 10 percent in 2008. That compares with a ratio of about four to one during the 1990s.

Immigration

The incidence of child poverty is more than five times as common to people whose parents were born outside Sweden, a report from Save the Children Sweden shows. Those born outside the country account for 14.3 percent of the population of 9.1 million. Sweden ranked fourth in terms of the total number of asylum seekers and second in terms of the number of asylum seekers relative to the population, according to UN data comparing 44 countries.

Employment Gap

Sweden has one of the largest employment gaps between natives and foreign-born residents of any OECD country. Employment rates between local and immigrant workers differ by more than 30 percentage points in some areas, according to Statistics Sweden. The unemployment rate among immigrants from countries outside the EU was 16.5 percent in 2011, compared with 5.7 percent for native Swedes, Statistics Sweden says.

Redistribution

Sweden’s welfare state has been squeezed by about 140 billion kronor of tax cuts since 2006, Eurostat data show. That has contributed to tax revenue as a share of GDP falling to 44.3 percent, below Denmark’s figure of 47.7 percent in 2011. Income taxes and cash benefits play a greater role in redistributing income in Sweden, reducing inequality by about 30 percent, compared with an OECD average of 25 percent.

 

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Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:47 | 3610776 firstdivision
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Not to worry, Fitch has them covered like they have France covered.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:25 | 3610880 Boris Alatovkrap
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Socialism is great... until run out of victim to rob. Beware of tax collector with pliers.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:44 | 3610949 Lost My Shorts
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I am skeptical of these reports that Sweden is so happy.  If you ask them, probably half are too drunk to answer.  Isn't Denmark the suicide capital of Europe?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:55 | 3610980 SafelyGraze
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NOTICE: this article discriminates against people affiliated with socialism and discriminates against countries with high gini coefficients

it will be reported to abuse [at] zerohedge.com immediately and be removed from the system

 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:09 | 3611012 TheGardener
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Is it still allowed here to comment articles like that ?

"Multicultural" experiment failing big time.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:32 | 3611454 MrPalladium
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As you know official prohibiition of "racism" is applied selectively to only certain races that must be protected from insult from mean and nasty, yet powerless majorities. Thus, in the mind of the true egalitarian believer, multiculturalism fails not because of any defect in the protected races, but rather from the meanness and intolerance of the non protected races, about which you may say anything you wish.

So criticism of multiculturalism is a criticism of a particular social scheme that is exceptionally fragile, and is often a scheme imposed from above to make political opposition to the governing elites much more difficult in a democratic society. But criticism of the scheme and revealing its true purpose is not racism but rather a criticism of ruling elites who favor that system of social and political control.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:53 | 3611858 koperniuk666
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Excellent post Mr P - You got oyur point across and even a warp brained Marxist lawyer couldnt accuse you of anything!

 

Well done.

i wish we could just speak the truth - it would be so much easier......

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:17 | 3611057 jwoop66
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Sweden "failed to integrate immigrants"... 

 

Isn't it up to the immigrant to assimilate?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:27 | 3611441 ThirdWorldDude
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How do you assimilate second generation immigrants raised by the state and living in a ghetto?

 

Shout-out to Tyler: You've misssed Sweden's most important chart - Household debt over Disposable income

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:45 | 3611490 jwoop66
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what's a "second generation" immigrant?    Are you talking about the children of immigrants?  Why wouldn't a parent assimilate as soon as possible to the new home country; even if only help his own children?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:08 | 3611720 Auroch
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That's what I ask myself every time I eat Italian pasta. Or a nice Indian curry.

What's wrong with these people -- why can't they integrate.

Never got the hang of calculus myself tbh

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:37 | 3611135 Gumbum
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Ehrm...no?

USA have more suicides then both Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:50 | 3610969 Jumbotron
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"Socialism is great... until run out of victim to rob. Beware of tax collector with pliers."

Repo Men.....under Obama Care

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl9Nvg4yuus

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:56 | 3611537 ronaldawg
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A oldie but goody:

 

nobita

Im from Sweden which I think is the least religious country in the world and I can tell you there is no better place in the world to be poor.

All the benefits, free quality schooling and quality healthcare is, off course, financed by taxes from the productive class.

High taxes sucks obviously but so does having tunnelpeople. 

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 18:26 | 3443155 ronaldawg

 

Ah - Sweden - with a population less than Ohio or 1/35th of the population of the United States.

Sweden also has a Muslim time bomb waiting to go off. 

Socialism combined with unfettered immigration is a recipie for disaster.  You may have it good now because you THINK you got past the housing bubble, and the ballooning debt crisis but you will eventually run out of other people's money.

 

 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:49 | 3610779 kralizec
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You may experience some slight discomfort.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:04 | 3610822 Beam Me Up Scotty
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It only hurts for the first few minutes.  Then it starts to feel good!!

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:26 | 3610888 Boris Alatovkrap
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... when hopium is kick in, but withdrawal is pure hell.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:51 | 3610780 francis_sawyer
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Hey Simon... "Trouble in Paradise"

~~~

Was this your inspiration?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoUYUKT8i1s

...or was it this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwi9gLAs9bY

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:59 | 3610816 Miss Expectations
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Jewish activist promotes "multicultural mode" for Europa: Sample Sweden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jl-OJJVAEg


Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:13 | 3610842 otto skorzeny
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Annika Henroth is another Swedish Zionist Israeli-First-er

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:22 | 3610892 francis_sawyer
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Do as I say, not as I do...

~~~

& the goosesteppers are falling all over themselves to be good "DO-BEES" & comply...

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:03 | 3611386 ThirdWorldDude
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From a comment that I recently posted on another thread:

"Unlike in the cases of Breivik and previously Lasermannen which were labeled extreme right-wingers and turned into media sensationalism, now Swedish propaganda whores are suddenly afraid. Well, it has to do with yiddish being one of Sweden's official languages.

More on Swedish digital propaganda machine"

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:50 | 3610786 Beam Me Up Scotty
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This is what happens when you run out of "other peoples money".

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:08 | 3610832 insanelysane
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I don't need a job but I do need an income.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:29 | 3611106 Beam Me Up Scotty
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I don't want a job but I do need an income.

/fixed

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:28 | 3611439 Lore
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Possible analogy

Seagull Feeding Frenzy (3rd party YouTube vid)

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:51 | 3610789 Stuck on Zero
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The happiest house in the block is the one burning through credit, partying, shopping, and letting the kids run amuck.

 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:52 | 3610791 F. Bastiat
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Socialism can never stand.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:25 | 3610882 El Oregonian
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True, snakes have no feet, they only slither about.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:43 | 3611649 Slightly Insane
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Bastiat - you are 100% correct.  The Socialism thing only works as long as you have a denominator (the parasite class) that can vote themselves benefits from the numerator (productive class).  The "statist politician" has  to rmove the wealth from the productive class before it can be transferred to the parasite class.  What do you suppose happens when the productive class executes it's other options?  The Gameis OVER.  The politician will find himself wearing a 13 knot neck tie at the end of a long rope.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:52 | 3610793 Motorhead
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Thanks, Simon.  Nice to see that 35E training being put to good use.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:11 | 3610797 Mercury
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Simon has missed the net, rim and backboard here.  This is not a story about inequality or "haves" and have-nots".

You can pull off a Sweden only if you have a very culturally homogenous population.

But even Sweden is becoming less culturally homogenous.  It's as simple as that.

The representative of England’s immigrant community who butchered a British soldier in broad daylight last week was likely collecting more in welfare benefits than the soldier was making in salary.  Who is the “have-not” there?

Japan has some issues, to put it mildly but the problems that come with multiculturalism are noticeably absent.

 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:13 | 3610841 EmileLargo
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One reason Japan won't fall apart is that the Japanese won't turn on each other. They will work out a "consensus" somehow. harder to do if you have a culturally fractured country in which all sorts of differences run amok.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:00 | 3610855 Mercury
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Agreed but what I'm trying to delicately get across here is that this story isn’t actually about Swedes turning on each other either.


Don’t get me wrong, I think this kind of thing is a real shame especially at this point in history but I also think that what is being manifested here are some very intractable elements of human nature. Plus, from a purely practical standpoint, it's hard enough being all things to all people when everyone looks, walks and talks the same...

 

My personal sympathies aren’t entirely one-sided either. I mean, can you imagine being a 16 yr. old Muslim male waking up on the Planet of Hot Women  every day?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 15:31 | 3611284 EmileLargo
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The hot women have nothing to do with it. These are people who have been given free everything and not had to do an honest day's work. Like kids with rich parents who have never been disciplined. we know how that movie ends. 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:21 | 3610869 Paveway IV
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"...One reason Japan won't fall apart is that the Japanese won't turn on each other..."

Starving Japanese trying to feed their kids will barbecue the rich as eagerly as anyone else on earth. Yeah, it hasn't got that bad there... yet.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:24 | 3610878 Mercury
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Well, they’d probably politely ask permission first…

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 15:29 | 3611277 EmileLargo
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Nobody is going to starve. Argentina has had repeated hyperinflations in the last century and no one starved. How many Japs were starving when the USDJPY was 360 in 1971?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:55 | 3610803 Dapper Dan
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Guess who is coming to KKR?

After sex scandal, ex-CIA chief Petraeus takes Wall Street job 

Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, attempting to rebuild his reputation after he resigned as CIA director last year over an extramarital affair, will take a new job with investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, the firm said on Thursday.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/after-sex-scandal-ex-cia-chief-petraeus-takes-wall-street-6C10130979

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:04 | 3610821 NotApplicable
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LOL, I'm not sure one wants a KKR 'reputation.'

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:06 | 3610827 Miss Expectations
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David's Orientation at KKR...  Simply say "I don't recall" or "I have no memory of that" or  "I wasn't informed"  or "I have no knowledge." 

We'll start you at $500,000/year.  We're good?  Good.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:10 | 3610837 insanelysane
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And you'll be able to fuck over more people.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:32 | 3610906 darteaus
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At least he resigned off the public dime, unlike Holder ($199/yr), Lois Lerner (Leave of Absence at $177K/yr), Susan Rice (up for promootion), Hillary (up for big promotion), Barry Sotero ($400k/yr), etc.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:05 | 3611008 elementary
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Barry Soetoro, aka One Night Fuck, has made more than $5.5 million since being in office and will assuredly make multiples of that once he leaves office, no matter which way he leaves.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:44 | 3610948 Clowns on Acid
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KKR paying him to keep quiet. He didn't have time to write a book.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:58 | 3610815 orangegeek
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IKEA everyone!!

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 00:15 | 3612715 piliage
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This comment is more ironic than you intend. I suggest you google ikea tax structure and learn how The family that owns ikea pays virtually no tax through a complex Dutch holding company with a Luxembourg non profit Organization.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:01 | 3610817 TuesdayBen
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The Scandinavians aren't happy cuz of their Gubmint, but because they are good lookin.

Would you be happy if you woke up next to Tiger Woods' ex?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:09 | 3610835 Toolshed
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Not if I have to support her extravagant lifestyle! Hookers would be much cheaper and allow you to diversify your assets. Globalization baby!

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:14 | 3610846 otto skorzeny
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She's been tainted.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:27 | 3610894 darteaus
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Otto, truly you are a sick man.  +1

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:01 | 3610818 Temporalist
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U.S. snapshot

47.6 million on foodstamps

72.6 million on medicare

10.9 million on disability

 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:05 | 3610825 bank guy in Brussels
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Funny note out there, that if it was a US state

'Disability’ would be 8th most populous American state out of 50

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:04 | 3610819 Meremortal
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Sweden accelerated it's problems by letting in vermin. They could have stumbled along in decent shape for a long time if they had not made this mistake. (Not that I like socialism.)

Europe could have too for that matter.

Give me Hispanics any day. They are hard workers, have a moral base and are family oriented. They care nothing about forcing their way of life on others. (I speak of the majority here, not the gangbangers, etc.)

Look anywhere in the world at the percentage of Muslims in a country's population. The higher the percentage, the worse the problems. Until you cross the line that allows Muslim control of the country. Then the problems change but the death spiral is still in effect, just in a different way.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:48 | 3610857 otto skorzeny
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Are you fucking kidding me? The vast majority of Mex kids are born out of wedlock and they are better than anyone at gaming the handout system. Don't believe the MSM lies about Mex "family values". And the gang situation with them is terrible. Also- the reason the US is letting them in in droves is the corporations love them because they drive wages to nothing-your kids and grandkids will be competing with them for piss-poor wages some day. The central and S americans come from corrupt socialist countries and that is what they want here- hence the Dems love them for their votes.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:01 | 3610994 azzhatter
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We got Mex gangs all around my neighborhood and they are warring with the brotha's for turf

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 15:14 | 3611223 Simplifiedfrisbee
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Family oriented is a correct social observation of Hispanics. However, and this is a big problem within the hispanic community, they do not understand the social implications of moving to the United States except for what they are told from other family members who have immigrated before hand. The problem is indeed not their cultural ideals nor morals because they have a strong identification on that. It is the "washing away" of all cultural identification that leads to identify oneself with a street sign and a vibrant color. Throw in the influence of media(mafia influenced and government backed in Mexico) and you have a correlation to the modern day condition of gangs. We can exclude the "Anheuser Bush" connection for reasons obvious to all aspects of corporate cultural degradation evident in the majority of American culture.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:40 | 3611645 TuesdayBen
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I'd put my money on Jose

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:34 | 3610913 Paveway IV
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"...Sweden accelerated it's problems by letting in vermin..."

This is the exact point I was trying to make to the Patuxet Indians a few hundred years ago. Trouble starts with the very first ship of pasty, pox-infested starving European pilgrims. Feed them, be nice to them and maybe give them a few beads. Then throw them the hell off your land and tell them to go somewhere else. 

Did the Patuxet listen? NO! Look how that turned out.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:13 | 3611746 The_Dude
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Please compare and contrast outcomes that the society in the US has produced over the last 500 years vs. what has been produced out of any middle eastern country....

   ,,, feel free to expose your bias even more.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:07 | 3610828 EmileLargo
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Not that I am a fan of socialism but socialism + diversity = total disaster.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:22 | 3610871 semperfi
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Socialism is for the lazy.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:08 | 3610830 Papa Boule
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"the benefits that have kept Europe relatively 'social-unrest-free' so far are starting to run dry"

Well, not exactly running dry -- more like being hacked away by austerity assholes. But don't let that little bit of reality get in the way of the oh-so-trendy "compassion and liberalism are failed ideologies" narrative.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:12 | 3610840 insanelysane
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It's not austerity if you can't pay the bills.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:30 | 3610901 docj
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You mean the austerity that never actually happened in reality?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:38 | 3610929 Zerozen
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They're being 'hacked away' by 'assholes' because there isn't enough money to pay for them, just like in the rest of the Western world. What part of that don't you get?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:04 | 3611710 The Swedish Chef
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A decade, what part of that don´t YOU get? Austerity loving governements or MOAR!! obsesses Keynesians, benefits doesn´t move. Has NOTHING to do with austerity. Time to let go of your outdate political world view and enter real life. 

 

By the way, want to be un-auster? Use your fucking money!

 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:40 | 3611476 The Swedish Chef
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Wrong. 

 

Benefits have been stalling for over a decade. Can´t really put my finger on why but something tells me that it has to do with fiat money. It seems that welfare state is running out of steam.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:08 | 3610831 Pairadimes
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The greatest threat to the future of the welfare state is....the welfare state.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:16 | 3610853 insanelysane
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Well said.

Let's say the average US taxpayer is paying 20% income tax and works a 5 day work week.  1 day's labor goes to the govmint.

Imagine if the welfare state was asked to work 1 day a week to receive their benefits?  

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:25 | 3610886 otto skorzeny
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20%-shit- that would be a 20% cut from what I pay now-sign me up.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:08 | 3610833 forwardho
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Riots w/major collateral damage going on for a week. Has anyone seen this in media (besides ZH)?

Any footage of the mostly islamic flavor of participants?

This whole story is being swept under rug of political correctness.

The inability to point out who is taking part in the destruction will be our downfall.

Even simon fails to point out the ethnic component to this story, They are just (poor Imigrants)

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:07 | 3611018 0b1knob
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Google "scandinavian rape epidmic" for some eye opening reports.

 

EVERY SINGLE RAPE in the city of Oslo in the last 5 years was commited by a moslem.   The rate of violent crime in coutries with large immigrant moslem population is going thru the roof.   Moslems view women who do not cover their hair as "asking for rape."

 

In the netherlands it is now common to see women with "smiley" faces.    you can now see examples of young, unveiled Moroccan women with a so-called "smiley". It means that the girl gets one side of her face cut up from mouth to ear, serving as a warning to other Muslim girls who should refuse to wear the veil.

 

"Islam is a religion of peace" my a$$.

 

When have you seen any of this covered in the press?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:38 | 3611470 The Swedish Chef
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Not true. Every single rape where the victim did not know the perpetrator was commited by an immigrant or decendant of immigrants. 

 

Kinda splitting hairs but anyway..

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 03:20 | 3612817 Lore
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Ob1knob

Kindly check your facts before you spread BS.

http://islamineurope.blogspot.ca/2006/12/smiley-veil-and-urban-legend.html

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 05:17 | 3612863 e-recep
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mohammed ordered muslims to fight and use force until every humanbeing becomes muslim. anyone who leaves islam pays with his or her life according to this beautiful religion.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:14 | 3610845 sitenine
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Equality is a myth. Work for what you want or you have nothing. I don't even give a shit either way. Just being human entitles you to NOTHING other than the right to pursue your happiness without some other fuck taking your property or your life. Why is this so hard? Why the hell does anyone deserve what I worked for just simply because they didn't work for it? WTF?

Oh, and since we're on the subject, what the fuck is 'Differently Abled'? Are you fucking shitting me? NO, you morons! DISabled! As in, that poor bastard can no longer fully function in society - too fucking bad for that poor bastard - not, "hey, that dude deserves my money." I'm tired and disgusted by law after law making it easier and easier for these useless disabled fucks to take more of my money. Especially since 95% (guessing) still have the ability to do something productive!

/rant

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:26 | 3610891 semperfi
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 How were 'the disabled' cared-for prior to the welfare state?  Its called private charity, which would thrive if the welfare state was dismantled.  The truely disabled would be cared-for much better if the welfare state was gone.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:51 | 3610975 Bear
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Their care would be better ... because the .gov does nothing well. If I am disabled, let me be cared for by someone who wants to help as opposed to someone who is there to do a job.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:20 | 3611425 Shigure
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I think that you have an over-optimistic view of private charity. I think that there would be a much higher crime rate (like South Africa) or more beggers on the streets (like India). That said, I agree that the welfare state is too big, but I see the welfare state as a direct consequence of fractional reserve banking, the two are linked. Until we get rid of the latter, we are stuck with the former.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:16 | 3610851 PKF
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So Simon, what do you want?  A world of 1% Haves and 99% Have Nots?  Do you love the world of Bernanke with money being printed into infinity?  Just what is wrong with having a large Middle Class?

Where do you want the people whose lands have been invaded and bombed to go?  Do you just want them to shut up and die?

You filthy rich guys just complain and complain yet offer NO FUCKING JOBS to all of those who are in debt from going to college.

Where do you want the Iraqis, Afghans, the Iranians, the Somalis, etc. to go? 

What if the US experiences a massive drought like Somali and there is NO FOOD?  What then, fancy rich boy?  Now that Somali has a Government again, maybe the Somalis can now return to their homeland?  You got any ideas?

The root of the problem is OVERPOPULATION.  Maybe we need herds of Eunuchs?  What's your solution?  WW3?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:33 | 3610907 shovelhead
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I gave them your address.

Better stock up on chips and dip.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:38 | 3610909 Spastica Rex
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What a crock of shit. Everybody in the world could live like Bill Gates if their countries simply followed the Chicago School.

No limits.

Just Do it.

I wanna be like Mike.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:47 | 3610959 Bear
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Overpopulation? Well you can always volunteer to help

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:51 | 3610973 otto skorzeny
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The graph of human population growth resembles that of the US govt's debt- eventually gravity brings that shit crashing down

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:40 | 3611141 de3de8
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Go the fuck back to where they came from.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:16 | 3610852 WAMO556
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Multiculturalism and diversity are code words for: enslavement, mind control and suicide (genocide) of the indigenous people's.

Just a question: How many purely homogenous countries are there for Caucasians?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:18 | 3610859 insanelysane
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Just ask the Native Americans from North, Central, and South America (they actually weren't native but we'll play along).

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:38 | 3610925 Spastica Rex
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Walk like a Caucasian

Glitter stardust in dull camp void, 
Hero are you out there or is it just a shadow? 
I could give you words if the world gives me vibes. 
Tell me what's the position between the man and beast? 
Impressions on a mirror for everyone of you to look at. 
It's the type of happening in a weird situation 
And that's the reason for doing nothing. 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:19 | 3610863 Kreditanstalt
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And anytime we rail about socialist welfare states, there's always a clown who gets up on his hind legs and yells, "Don't Like it?  GO TO SOMALIA!"

That's the level of thought and debate these days in their circles...

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:23 | 3610876 darteaus
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Another complaint about Sweeden:  Do any innovative technologies ever come out of Sweeden?  For example: no life saving medical drugs or technologies, and no labor-saving, productivity-boosting computer technologies.  So, if you need something to increase your lifespan or increase your wealth - which is coincident with many positive life choices - then Sweeden does not contribute to that pool.

Lots of countries don't innovate, but if we are holding a country up as a model, should one that does not produce life extending or life enhancing technology/practices be the model?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:31 | 3610903 Seasmoke
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SAAB ?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:38 | 3610927 flacorps
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Not terribly innovative, especially after GM got involved. Hence its now extinct.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:48 | 3610960 Paveway IV
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Lutfisk?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:14 | 3611408 ThirdWorldDude
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...och surströmming!

 

/LMAO

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 15:58 | 3611362 The Swedish Chef
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Lets see...

Going chronologically we could start of with the saftey match. God only knows how many houses haven´t burnt down at the hands of kids thanks to that. Then we have dynamite, that saved a lot of miners lives and advanced any business that needs thing that go boom. Ball bearings are a Swedish invention. The dialysis machine as well as the three point safety belt in cars, guess those have saved a couple of lives. Oh, did I mention the pace maker? 

Then there is of course the Tetra-Pak and all it´s siblings that probably saved millions of lifes by keeping bought beverages fresh. While we´re in the field of intestinal disorders I might mention Dukoral, the only WHO approved kolera vaccin, devolped because YOUR soldiers had the runs while stationed in Saudi-Arabia before Desert Storm. Oh, we cured peptic ulcers too, with Losec. 

Finally, a big and heartfelt "Fuck you!". Google could have saved you the embarresment but I´m guessing you´re too stupid for that.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:53 | 3611861 darteaus
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Safety match - 1855.

Dynamite - 1867.

Ball bearings - First patented in France, 1869.

Dialysis machine - Invented in Holland - Dr. Kolff, 1947.

Three point seat belt - First patented by Americans - Griswold and DeHaven, 1955.

Pacemaker - 1958.

Tetra-Pak - 1951.

Dikoral - 1996.

Losec - 1990s.

List of Sweedish inventions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Swedish_inventions

 

To which I say:

BWA-HAHAHA!

Going back to the 1800s for examples to prove the rich technological development of Sweeden?!  Are you serious?

Three of your examples were not even Sweedish?  Are you a reindeer wrangler from Lapland or something?

 

PS - Wash that mouth out, and use a spell check next time.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:26 | 3610890 shovelhead
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If Sweden wanted this rioting shit to stop they would hand out free Korans to Swedes to toss on those car fires.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 15:31 | 3611283 darteaus
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Beautiful.  Everytime the fire brigade responds to a car fire, they throw a Koran in first thing. +1

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 09:06 | 3613164 Kobe Beef
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Sublime. After the Koran, they toss in a rioter.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:28 | 3610896 yogibear
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Plenty of immigrants from Mexico and South America come to the US for Free food stamps, Section 8 housing, cell phones and welfare.

They are welcomed to receive all the freebies they want and long as they vote.

There is no such thing as "the rule of law" in the US anymore.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:49 | 3611167 de3de8
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Except for the law abiding.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 15:20 | 3610915 Blazed
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It may work for a time in a racially/ethnically homogenous society, but not with third world demographics flooding in due to the insane belief in multicultural egalitarianism.

Babs here thinks Europeans just haven't learned to be multicultural enough yet, she is there to help. She must think they need to be multicultural, like Israel. Oh wait, nevermind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2Vq_e2Z1ug

 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:41 | 3610941 SmittyinLA
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Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Kosovo looks like it was all about Muslim invasion and NOT self rule and "autonomy". 

I get Yugoslavia and Iraq (we bombed them destyroyed their govts and borders and made them welcome invasion)  but what's up with Finland? 

Was their cultural suicide all self imposed?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 15:04 | 3611208 TheGardener
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Finland ? That`s simple , global cooling, they move south...

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:35 | 3611124 OpTwoMistic
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Stop the welfare.  After the riots,  Fixed.

Better do it while you still outnumber THEM.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 14:47 | 3611137 TheObsoleteMan
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On the 'grunt side of things, you take people with a low IQ, no skills that are applicable to a wage earning trade, and marginal education at best, what do you expect? Not to mention their culture and religion are completely at odds with their host country. They were better off in their home country. Then you take the socialist masters, who honestly believe they know what is best, with an outright parental attitude, and this is what you get. If any of this looks familiar, it should. It is what we here in the USA now have also.

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 09:16 | 3613204 Kobe Beef
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Not a coincidence the USSA looks like the EUSSR, either. Same rulers, same ideology, slightly different import model.

Natives better wake the fuck up and take matters into their own hands. Their governments are all compromised agents of the multikult. This is just a sneak preview of what will happen when the socialists run out of other peoples' money. 

Bonus logic question: If "we are all the same", how can there be any "diversity"?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 15:22 | 3611255 CTG_Sweden
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My impression is that the reason for the riots is excessive supply of labour.

 

It also seems as if the excessive supply of labour, which has been increased by the current liberal-conservative government, and the following increased poverty has increased support for socialist parties. It also seems as if leading moderate socialists like the former minister of finance Kjell-Olof Feldt and the former vice minister of finance Erik Åsbrink want to reintroduce the death tax and the wealth tax.

 

I think that there is no doubt that the current government´s policy is bad, or at least risky, for affluent people who are not affluent enough to move abroad if they bring back the death and wealth taxes. You probably need at least $4 or $5 million in order to be able to move to Switzerland and live on dividends. My impression is also that the lower upper classes don´t want to understand the problem that if you increase the number of poor people you get more people who want to fleece the upper classes and the upper middle classes. Furthermore, billionaires like Gustaf Douglas, who have a significant influence over the ruling conservative party moderaterna, don´t really care if the government brings back the death tax and the wealth tax. They can always move abroad like the Kamprad (IKEA) and Rausing (Tetra Pak) families. So if a family has to sell $1 million worth of stock in order to be able to pay the death tax when the stock prices are low, that is not bad for families like Kamprad and Rausing who then can buy more stock at a low price. The same is also true for Erik Åsbrink´s current employer Goldman Sachs. There were great opportunities for foreign investors to buy inexpensive Swedish stock in the early 1990s when the death and wealth taxes had not been abolished.

 

Furthermore, people like the current prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and the minister of finance Anders Borg understand all of this. They are not stupid. So it´s quite obvious that they got other ulterior motives than safeguarding the upper middle classes and the lower upper classes in Sweden.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 15:44 | 3611328 The Swedish Chef
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You don´t happen to be the same person that was over at Reuters claiming our government to be conservative, are you?

 

There is absolutely nothing conservative about the Swedish government or the parties in it. Not by any standard. 

 

And there sure is oversupply of labor (we´re in the USA now...) in Sweden. Unskilled labor. For those people there is only the service sector and that is fast becoming overcrowded. Oh, and there is plenty of farm work, to boot in municipalities that have no problem with shortages of housing. But everyone wants to live in Stockholm/Gothenburg/Malmö so the farmers has to hires polacks. 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:04 | 3611474 TheGardener
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Volksheim is derived from the same pretext as national socialism.

Swedes are a gullible Aryan tribe taken for a ride just as the world thought Aryans can`t be more gullible victims like the Poles.

How to destroy, disfigure,and disarm any worthy homogeneous
ethnically intact society can be better made an example
of as with this northern tribe. This is the worst form
of racism, or the the only racism that is really criminal
and matters : the destruction of a race .

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 03:44 | 3616202 CTG_Sweden
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The Swedish Chef:

 

"Oh, and there is plenty of farm work […].”

 

 

 

My comments:

 

 

I don´t know whether you are kidding or not.

 

There is not plenty of farm work in Sweden. Swedish farming is highly mechanized. I know that farmers in southern Sweden (the Skåne county) in the past have offered Poles farm work for a few weeks during harvest times. Swedish farmers generally don´t grow crops that take lots of manual labour.

 

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 04:26 | 3616217 BigDuke6
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Are you swedish?

Then you have been a pawn in the great game.

Kneel before your real masters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2Vq_e2Z1ug

 

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:02 | 3611381 thisandthat
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Allegedly it started last week because the police fatally shot a 69-year-old man who wielded a machete in public.

 

Unless you ask the (Swedish) wife (widow)...

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:04 | 3611388 The Swedish Chef
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To things to point out: 

 

Why is this post tagged "Norway" and not "Sweden"? 

 

When Save the Children talk about poverty, they menan relative poverty. You know, the kind of poverty a millionaire living next door to a billionaire experiences. After all, the guy next door is at least a thousand times more wealthy. 

 

There are people with little money in Sweden, no doubt. Glasses might not get bought tomorrow but next month. But no one is starving, no one is evicted from lack of funds, no one goes without warm clothing in winter. Everyone is guaranteed a $1000 subsidy, payed rent and different other benefits like public transportation. 

 

And the unemployed... Don´t get me started. I have an extremly foreign sounding name. My friend with and equally foreign sounding name asked if I could hook him up with a job where I work. Within a week I had to interviews for him. He had to decline both offers as he had already gotten a job. 

So don´t get me started on that unemployment BS, specially not about discrimination. There is no lack of jobs in (southern) Sweden, there is just a lack of work ethics.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:14 | 3611406 Hobbleknee
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A big part of the problem is that Sweden takes in more refugees than the government can process.  When I was a teaching in Sweden, there were well-educated refugees, engineers, who wanted to work, but the government forced them on welfare for 5 years, on average, while they waited for their residency/work permits.  During this time, they weren't allowed to work, even if they wanted to.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:55 | 3611519 The Swedish Chef
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"Sweden’s welfare state has been squeezed by about 140 billion kronor of tax cuts since 2006, Eurostat data show. "

 

Really? Last year, the Swedish state actually spent almost 22 billions more than 2006. The state had revenue of 810 billions in 2006, 789 in 2012. That´s 22 billions. 

Don´t fall for the trick, there is pratically no difference between socialdemocrats and the current government. It´s just an illusion.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:06 | 3611567 Common_Cents22
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They could learn a lesson from Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer.   Don't reward bad behavior.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 18:15 | 3611752 Debt Slave
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Too many   P A R A S I T E S.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 19:26 | 3611958 Monedas
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I'm so ahead of my time .... remember "Tax Genocide" .... punish the producers .... reward the freeloaders .... fertilize and water the weeds .... you'll have a poor harvest !    Capitalist Paradise > Socialist Hell .... got it ?

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