Some of our politicians want to drive us toward a European style society with high taxes (on everyone) in exchange for government providing for major aspects of our lives.
Millions of Americans seem to embrace the idea apparently seduced by half the equation … only the grand promises.
If you have ever been to Europe, you will get this. If not, think about what it takes to satisfy your wants and desires as an American; cars, houses, clothes, travel and recreation, food, AC, etc.
Typical European sandwich
Typical American sandwich
Is one right and the other wrong? Certainly not. But they are different and they reflect different lifestyles, different expectations and different levels of satisfaction. One could even make the argument Europeans have it right, at least when it comes to lifestyles i.e. eating, walking, biking, etc.
However, to imply we can pick and choose what we want to emulate of the European lifestyle, including all the free stuff, without financial and other consequences is naive.
To believe it is simply foolish.