Some of the claims in the article are untrue (70% of taxes going to the military) and others are just nuts (the government is going to lock the place down...they don’t want their “recruits” escaping. They don’t want YOU escaping)
However, let's take a look at the primary claim:
"You (Americans) have the worst quality of life in the developed world – by a wide margin"
and some of the supporting claims
-less access to health care
-poorer diets (less healthy)
-Low quality food (more processed, more contamination, etc)
-More reliance on meds
-Less vacation time (more stress)
-Expensive education (starting life with high debt)
-Greater Debt Overall
-Higher Bankruptucy rates (see above on debts)
-Less freedom (drug tests, surveillence)
-Misinformed citizenry (Fox News, Right/Left wing media)
-An uneducated population
-etc, etc, etc.
I'd love to hear from anyone, but especially those of you who reside outside of America and can provide objective viewpoints.
Word. Sorry, maybe I wasn't reading carefully.
I don't think that is true. Personally, my parents have a large business and the more money they have and the less taxes they pay, the more people they employ in order to grow their business to make more money. They did not go into business to make other people happy. They did it for themselves and giving thousands of people jobs, was a necessary by-product.
It is not your right to take another's money. I understand that you think that everyone has agreed to do that, well, at least the majority, but mob rule does not make it right. I mean this in the nicest possible way, but you are a bully. You do not like that some people have and others don't, so you take it from them.
Personally, I think your parents have done a very poor job at instilling any kind of moral value in their children. People like you are the bullies of the world and I am quite sure that nobody takes anything from you.
Investing in your own business to increase profits is nothing more than selfishness and self serving.
No way can your freedom, just because it is there, cost society anything. Now, if one uses this freedom to impinge on another's rights, that's another thing. But, harming others is not an essential part of individual freedom. The cost that you refer to is you don't get to feed off others.