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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November 27, 2012 8:04 am

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
November 27, 2012 6:52 pm

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

PsychoDad
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November 27, 2012 7:58 am

Didja know something interesting about the Financial Times? you have to register to read their articles.

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
November 26, 2012 10:46 pm

Do these leftists all go to the same indoctrination camp?

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