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Denmark as a Model for American Socialists?
Here are some facts to consider before American “democratic socialists” look to Denmark for guidance, as Senator Bernie Sanders did during the 2016 presidential campaign.
- Lars Hedegaard
- Gatestone Institute
First of all, Danes actually pay for their brand of socialism through heavy taxation.
In Denmark, everyone pays at least the 25% value-added tax (VAT) on all purchases.
Income tax rates are high.
If you receive public support and are of working age and healthy enough to work, the state will require that you look for a job or it will force a job on you.
The willingness of all the…