Last September, I was so happy that Sweden finally had been voting for a non-socialistic government with Fredrik Reinfeldt as our new Prime Minister and also chieftain over the old hodgepodge- liberal/conservative Party, Moderaterna. With Reinfeldt, the neolibertarians were soon to be sent away to a quite and safe corner somewhere in the back where mass media couldn’t interview them and then he changed the Party into a socialliberal (liberal in Am. context) one. I whole-hearted support the argument that sometimes you have to hurry slowly – you have to reform the society rather than pulling everything down to pieces and then build it up again – the way we would prefer it to be. That is siply not working. But if you are to much of a negotiator and reformer and forget all about being a remodeller and dare to be drastic and innovative – then the future goal of our Utopia is being too much jeopardized. The Swedish Government has now done it again – legislated about one good thing just to, in the next second, packet it together with a bad decision.
First they are going to lower the Union’s power and ascendancy on the labor market. That is good. Then they are making it a MUST to be a member of social insurance office.
First they legislate about abolishing the unjust tax on real estate in Sweden, and then they are going to enforce directly another tax, in order to “sponsor the other tax cuts”.
Well, politicians … that’s all I need to say. They really need to have less power and a far scantier salary.
Btw, I was fencing today with toy swords with my girlfriend’s little nephew. It is funny how he really believed in that Danes are evil. Or maybe he didn’t care, but it was just funny that I had to be a Dane (representing the bad guy) and he was an Icelander. Makes one think …