We Want You to Compare the US to Europe
When you compare the US to Europe, you will see many different examples of how several of the countries in Europe are run more by the people, THAN the ruling elite rich 1%.
The countries run more by the people are
- The UK does have many social programs, but is leaning more towards America now.
Then you have the Scandinavian countries that have strong labor unions, multi-party systems, and large co-ops.
Everyone is a slave when they put up with the following
- Land grabs
- Ethnic cleansing
- Child labor
- Abusive working conditions
- Corrupt political systems
- Environmental contamination
- Immunity from the law for the ruling elite
In America, as far back in 1947 after World War II, the Republican Congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act that stopped workers from forming new labor unions or expanding the ones that already existed. Compare the US to Europe and their unions.
Then in 1948, the two-party tyranny further suppressed the pro-labor efforts led by the Progressive Party and its then-presidential candidate Henry Wallace. Wallace had been trying to create a national health insurance system, an expansion of the welfare system, and the nationalization of the energy industry.
At that time, further restrictions were put into place that didn’t allow state ballot access and they excluded third-party candidates. Due to this, it allowed both the Democrats and Republicans to control the political system. This then allowed EVIL CORPS to control the electoral process since they are the ones who bankrolled their campaigns.
As soon as radio and TV emerged, they too became EVIL CORPS which then used their money and influence to control the people.
After WW II, Europe used their post-war budgets to create public works, public facilities, social services, parks, the arts, etc.
In the US, they used the people’s money for military budgets that drove the Cold War. Remember War is BIG BUSINESS that makes these EVIL CORPS lots of money!
America is a commercialized corporation based on corrupt capitalism
- Public Budgets
- Foreign policy
- Religious institutions
- Elections and government
- Law work
- Simple repairs
- Mother’s breast milk
We still do NOT believe in government because even in these countries where things are a lot better for their citizens, the government still has too much power, and is allowed to do things that ordinary citizens can not.
Examples of what these countries have that American does not
- Affordable universal healthcare
- Tuition-free higher education
- Bountiful private pensions
- Powerful job-protection laws
- Four weeks or more paid vacations
- Public transit
- Paid family sick leave
- Paid maternity leave
- Free child care
“In Europe, people insist that their taxes be spent to enrich the health, education and well-being of the entire population, not just those with extreme wealth…” (Ralph Nader)
In some European countries such as Finland, they fine people based on their income. So for example, if you are stopped for speeding and you make $50,000 per year, your fine is a lot less than the millionaire who is stopped for speeding. This then puts everyone on an equal playing field.
So in short, these are the main differences and examples where you can compare the US to Europe.