Sorry guys, had to sit down for dinner with my family. I have a beutiful wife and two strong sons 8 and 4 years old.
1. Sweden is not a communist land and have never been.
2. Sweden is now ruled by a right wing goverment who have passed a number of laws to make it more worthwile to work.
3. Yes, to a degree Sweden does seem like a place where everyone is equal poor. ( I don´t like that part )
4 Guns! We have strikt rules about guns. I think our regulations are similar to those of Canada. Hunting license by exam. Sporting license only by approval of the shootingclub you are a member of ( and you have to have been a member for 6 months and qualify for gold medal shooting series ( handguns ). And then you only get a license far a .22 handgun. You have to wait another year to get a licence for something bigger.
Shotguns can only have 2 shell mag capacity. This is very annoying.
5. No we have no polarbears running around in our streets.
6. What doas Sweden have that is good and perhaps known to you amaricans?
- Volvo, they are really nice cars. ( owned by Ford by the way )
- ABBA, everybody likes ABBA.
- Carl Gustav and Husqvarna Rifles preferbly in 6,5 X 55
- Ericsson mobile phones
- Aimpoint sights
- AT-4 anti tank missiles
- Mora knifes, not good looking but very dependeble.
- Ace of Base, good looking swedish women
- Actually, swedish women are very attractive
- We have lots and lots of land. Land where you can walk for a week and not come across any civilisation.
- The icehotel in Jukkasjarvi
We have more good things of course but for now I have to check my eldest son, he is doing his homework for school.
You may see an influx of snobby rich CEO's and politicians from America once our economy collapses. If you find yourself in the company of one of them please grab a large heavy object and club it in the head like a baby seal.
This is not specifically a question about Sweeden but more of a European question. In the US, we always hear about the high taxes, etc in Europe which are used to pay for things like national health care.
What I've always wondered about is how gross wages compare in the US and Europe. In other words, do Europeans have a higher gross wage than conterparts in the US to compensate for higher taxes? I used to work for a company that had their worldwide headquarters in the Netherlands. It was something I always wondered about, but never asked anybody even though I dealt with Europeans all the time.
I don´t know if we have higher wages. I think a third grade teacher earnes about 3200 dollars a month in Sweden. We have higher taxes than most european contries. about 31 % goes too taxes and one liter gas costs 1 dollar 86 cents.
Yea, rich is always nicer than somewhere in the middle. But it's more fair then to call it equally middle class or something (Not that actually agree on that either since I only make half of what your teacher gets).