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14. Statistics are mostly viewpoints...
Wed Sep 6, 2017, 10:55 AM
Sep 2017

I live in Denmark, and our government uses those numbers to rip our welfare system apart. It is true that USA does not have the worlds highest taxes, but neither does Denmark. The calculations can be done in so many ways ass seen here with OECD as source:

1 Total tax burden without corrections
2 Total tax burden adjusted for taxable transfers m.v.
3 Total tax burden adjusted for requirements for fiscal sustainability
4 Total tax burden adjusted for taxable transfers and fiscal sustainability (2 + 3)
5 Total tax burden corrected for Factor Income
6 Total tax burden adjusted for taxable transfers and fiscal sustainability + BFI (2 + 3 + 5)

All of these calculations puts USA in the bottom, since it compares only to EU countries - and none has Denmark in the top. What your "president" might have heard, is that the USA has the highest statutory corporate tax rate of the G20 countries - but those numbers can also be read different.

tim, the 'president' has no use for the truth. spanone Sep 2017 #1
or facts. They have their "alternative truth" rurallib Sep 2017 #6
Kick. dalton99a Sep 2017 #2
As a companion chart, I would like to see rankings of national "happiness" as it relates to taxes. Stinky The Clown Sep 2017 #3
They certainly have better access to health care and their people are healthier. yardwork Sep 2017 #4
Not to mention universal merit-based access to higher edication Thunderbeast Sep 2017 #7
Silly person, that's not important HuskyOffset Sep 2017 #13
Yep! Funny how that works. Phoenix61 Sep 2017 #5
Yeah, we have the worst of both worlds not fooled Sep 2017 #16
If they lower the tax burden on the rich and corporations..... usaf-vet Sep 2017 #8
it's already been happening. For decades. ProfessorPlum Sep 2017 #9
++++ Agree iluvtennis Sep 2017 #19
Thankfully fewer and fewer people seem to be buying the "U.S. is over-taxed" right wing meme. maddiemom Sep 2017 #10
For a person who does NOT pay Scarsdale Sep 2017 #11
How can he just lie so blatantly like that when it is so obviously not true? smirkymonkey Sep 2017 #12
All that his audience of true believers wants not fooled Sep 2017 #17
Statistics are mostly viewpoints... TomVilmer Sep 2017 #14
But you do get so much more for your tax kroner. sandensea Sep 2017 #18
Yes we really do! TomVilmer Sep 2017 #21
Kudos to you, Tom! sandensea Sep 2017 #23
THANKS! TomVilmer Sep 2017 #25
Highly taxed? Compared to countries not prepared to take on the world?? Shoonra Sep 2017 #15
Denmark uses only three times less than USA on the military TomVilmer Sep 2017 #22
'so seldom hit by Hurricanes' TubbersUK Sep 2017 #26
He just confused that with Most Highly PROPAGANDIZED country in the world. n/t BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2017 #20
Yabut, moondust Sep 2017 #24
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