The Local article is about Sweden, but since Finland beats Sweden by one ranking,…..
What angers most is the fact that for the last eight years or so, (pseudo) conservative parties have been in control of the parliament. This shows them for what they really are though, moderate neo-statists. The economy is in the crapper, the state has a systemic ‘class’ of the unemployed averaging yearly about 200 000 (out of a five million population), they’re cutting back on services (making it harder for people living outside of the main population centers) while they send ”humanitarian” money abroad and take in more refugees and migrants onto the dole.
Who pays for it all?
Well the geniuses in government are borrowing money like drunken sailors on shore leave, (with full apologies to the sailors, who actually are spending money that they have/had) thereby increasing the national debt. These feckless ”conservative” in the National Coalition and Center Party, who have embraced the progressive movement, embodied in the welfare state, are, like their U.S. GOP RINO colleagues, the managers of state socialism.
Sweden ranked fifth in global tax burden report
Published: 10 Dec 2014 13:26 GMT+01:00
A newly-released report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has revealed that the tax burden in Sweden stood at 42.8 percent in 2013, placing it fifth in the ranking of the OECD’s 34 member countries around the world.
At 42.8 percent, Sweden’s tax-to-GDP ratio has kept a relatively stable overall rate in recent years. The figure was 42.3 percent in both 2012 and 2011 while the 2010 tax burden rate was measured to be 43.1 percent.
Sweden’s Scandinavian cousins Denmark topped the chart for the most taxed country with a figure of 48.6 percent – 5.8 percentage points higher than across the border in Sweden. Next up was France (45 percent) and Belgium (44.5 percent) while Nordic neighbours Finland were placed fourth with a rating of 44 percent.