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More example of US Media twisting news: UK is having Austerity Cut
Doubtless you have been reading the news from the Media that:
"UK is having deep austerity cuts to balance its budget...."
and then of course US Media follows this with:
"Should US have similar deep austerity cuts to balance its budget..."
"Does the UK deep Austerity cuts means TEA Party taking hold in UK...." of course by association that TEA party in US is supposedly for deep cuts.
But as usual this is utter complete non-sense and brain washing lies by US Media, after all just think that even after these so called "Austerity cuts" in UK, UK citizens still have FAR MORE social services and Government subsidized services than Americans currently get, for example:
1- UK Citizens get nearly TOTALLY FREE health care, well Free for their obligation to pay Taxes all their lives, just like Americans pay Taxes all their lives. Because UK has Universal nationalized (aka Socialized) single payer health care system. So whereas an American family of 4 pays about $15,000 to $20,000 per year in Health care costs on top of the Taxes that we pay, a UK family of 4 pays almost ZERO for health care costs, on top of the Taxes that they pay.
2- UK citizens can go to college for a SMALL fraction of what Americans have to pay to go to College, for about $5,000 maximum. Because UK Gov subsidizes college education to a great degree, compare this to college education in US costing an astonishing $100,000 and more!! And UK citizens are demonstrating because the Gov there is proposing to increase the tuition to like 9000, which will still be a SMALL fraction of what Americans pay to go to college AND even these tuition increases in UK you would not have to pay them back until you get a Job and then ONLY up to like 10% of your salary can go to paying the tuition hack. Compare this to US where you have to pay back your student loans which can be in 100s of 1000s of Dollars and you have to pay it back whether you have a Job or not.
So when are American people going to wake up to as to how they have been lied to and lied to by the right-wing lying Media, who along with their co-conspirators (aka Republican party) have been running this ultimate scam that "Government (of the People by the People for the People) is not the solution but the markets (Wall Street backed for profit companies) are..." - More here.
Germany is having Austerity
Or take article after article appearing in US Media about "German Austerity".
But they NEVER, EVER, give some examples of this so called "Austerity"!!!
WHY? Because if they did American people would see that Germans far from having so called Government "Austerity" have MANY MANY Socialized services, aka Government provided benefits, that Americans do not have!
For exmple in Germany:
1- They have Universal socialized health care, which means while all their people have health care they spend a small fraction of what US businesses and Government spend on health care.
2- They have Universal Education, which meas you can go up to your PhD pretty much for FREE. Contrast this to US where getting a BS degree can cost you an INSANE $100,000 AND MORE, putting your in debt for years to come.
3- They have MUCH more unionized workforce, by LAW, than US
4- They have MUCH higher taxes on someone making more than 250K than in US, 45% to 55% in Germany vs 36% in US for avg Rich and 15% for Super rich (ala Romney)
5- They have MUCH MORE generous unemployment benefits than in US, about 75% of your salary at time you were laid off vs a pathethic 15% in US, if even that
6- German Women, like Women in rest of European countries, by LAW have 1 to 2 years of FULLY PAID time off for having a Child, something that vs NO such a thing in US at all
7- German people, like rest of Europeans, by LAW get 6 to 8 Weeks FULLY PAID vacations per year vs NO such a thing in US at all
etc. etc. Government provided Social services that German people either get from their Government or by LAW get from their companies. So what freaking "Germany is having Austerity" are the LYING right-wing US Media talking about!
What "Austerity" some European countries have are mainly Tax increase on the Rich!
So all this non-sense that you are reading in US Media about Europe is having "Austerity..." is just further continuation of the lies, non-sense and Con Job of Republicans and right_wing lying Media in US to ensure tha American people are kept as confused and as clueless as possible, so American people are paid as little value for the Taxes that we pay and so that the Rich & Big corporations are not Taxed more or regultaed more, for the benefit of the People. Because Europeans are having "Austerity" is really non-sense given the fact that:
1- They have Government provided Social services that Americans do not even come close to having, so if Europeans cut back on some of these generous Social services they still have far more Government provided Social services than Americans can even imagine
2- What "Austerity..." that some European countries are having, that is what steps some European countries are taking to reduce their budget Deficits, are mainly in form of Tax increses on the Rich & Big corporations and cutting back on their Military budgets, which steps in US Republicans and right-wing Media call "Scoialism", "Class warfare", "Gutting the Military", etc. psycho babble.
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