Portugal debates future of welfare state. “The country has to choose between higher taxes or fewer state services, Vítor Gaspar, finance minister, said. “There appears to be an enormous divergence between what the Portuguese believe the state should deliver and the amount of taxes they are prepared to pay,” he told parliament recently. The solution is to tax the rich. If it doesn’t seem to work, try yelling it louder.

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PsychoDad
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Wow. Here’s a line right out of Wonderland or Bizarro-world:

‘ The prime minister, said António Arnaut, a member of the opposition Socialists and a founder of the national health service, is bent on a “neoliberal project to destroy the welfare state”. ‘

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid

And how is He going to do that? Commit Suicide?

PsychoDad
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poppajoe49
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Do these leftists all go to the same indoctrination camp?

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