Thursday, September 18, 2008

Why I'm a pinko commie leftie, again

Our current government is right-wing. Well, right-wing for Sweden, anyway, so probably to the left of the US Democratic party. But still.

One of their hobby-horses is that the only way to get people to work is to make sure those who don't work suffer. Lately this has taken the form of "work-tax-deduction". That means that if you have a job you get a tax rebate.

This is supposed to encourage people to have jobs and not just laze around on welfare or sick pay.

What I don't understand is this: Suppose I get sicker - so sick that I can't work anymore. If that happens, the sick pay will be considerably less than my current salary. Also, I'll be sick.

Exactly how is raising my tax if I get sick going to make me healthier?

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