Why America is a scary place

Nice of you to join us Mr Stalin.

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Amanda
13 years ago

Alan Jones says much the same thing any morning of the week. Not that he would mind tax cuts for the poor, he’s a bit of a pinko that way himself, but the NSW Education Dept is a well known to be honeycombed with Josip-lovers.

Patrick
Patrick
13 years ago

Actually I would say that France, where that is not necessarily an astonishing insult, is scarier, for that reason.

Amanda
13 years ago

I was in Moscow during the lead up to the invasion of Iraq in 03 and the Communist Party (sadly the only effective opposition force in the joint) had demos against with big banners saying “Saddam – Today’s Stalin.” They did not mean it as an insult.

Patrick
Patrick
13 years ago

I would wholeheartedly agree that Russia is also a scarier place than the US.

NPOV
NPOV
13 years ago

Silly question – but did Stalin actually practice wealth redistribution in any meaningful way? As I understand it, most of the confiscation of land seemed to affect poor peasants more than wealthy landowners.

I’m also fairly sure modern day Russia has a far less redistributive tax policy than the U.S.

Paul Norton
Paul Norton
13 years ago

Now we know where Graeme Bird gets it from…

amphibious
13 years ago

Nuttin’ new there, then. Tax cuts for the rich is incentivation, for the poor is kommunistic.
On tuther hand, the rich need higher pay so they’ll work harder whereas wage rises for the workers discourages them – they can only drink so much beer..