Northern Europeans Happiest Because of Taxes?

May 16, 2009

Global (ChattahBox) – According to a survey done by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Northern Europeans are among the happiest in the world.

The top three spots on the list were Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands, and an article written by Thomas Kostigen of Marketwatch brings up an interesting theory as to why.

According to Kostigen, the reason for this happiness may have something to do with the high taxes paid by citizens. Or, more precisely, what they get in return for the taxes.

Northern Europeans pay two thirds of their income every year to taxes, and for that they receive great health benefits, a working welfare system, more paid sick days, pensions and help for the elderly, better military benefits, and more.

The fact is, a working system by the government for the people takes time, cultivation, and, yes, money. In this country one of the biggest arguments against more welfare programs is that we shouldn’t have to pay for other people’s lives. What about our own?

Those in the highest taxed area have less to worry about, less to struggle with. They are happier, healthier, and higher up on the list.

America took the #1 spot, higher then Britain, France, China, and other countries, and yet much lower then Canada, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, ect. Starting to see a pattern?

Maybe it’s time America looked past irrational fears of Socialism, and began taking better care of her people.


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