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comtec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 09:13 AM
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11. Nanny state is a BS term the reich wingers in the UK came up with to discredit their own system!!!
The idea of setting up a state system that takes care of people and children's basic needs is anathema to them.
You get gits like clarkson, and the torries saying how horrible it is, while it keeps their sorry asses protected if anything were to happen to them.

but that's my two cents.

I like the idea of taking care of those less than desirable, keeping them out of the work force, yet just taken care of enough they don't go on crime sprees.

There is no reason to become a major criminal when the government takes care of your health, housing, and basic food needs.
it's not a great lifestyle by any means, but its one you can live with dignity on.

yes we pay VERY high taxes (in Holland sales tax is 19%) and I could easily rant about that.

But the train system is reasonably reliable (unless it rains, or you look at it slant ways) and mostly on time (unless you fart n the wrong direction), the buses are usually on time(mine is reliably 2 fucking minutes early every damn day... except when it matters - THEN it's late), and the medical system is fairly modern (just the doctors are fucking lazy.... and over worked)

Overall the infrastructure is very solid (actually it is, bitching aside, it is solid)
i don't worry about bridges collapsing, or my trains de-railing.
we don't have high speed rail, because the runs are way too short, but we do have fast-ish rail that is direct and reliable.

Tax uros at work =]
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