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Old 10-04-2004, 01:06 PM
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"STOCKHOLM, Oct 4 (Reuters) - A group of Swedish parliamentarians proposed on Monday levying a "man tax" to cover the social cost of violence against women. "It must be obvious to all of us that society has a huge problem with male violence against women and that has a cost," Left Party deputy Gudrun Schyman told Swedish radio. "We must have a discussion where men understand they as a group have a responsibility," said Schyman, one of the party members to sign the motion for debate on the new tax. Sweden already has the highest taxes in the European Union as a percentage of gross domestic product to pay for its famous but hard-pushed cradle-to-grave welfare program. It is also one of the world's most advanced nations in terms of gender equality, but Schyman said in a headline-hitting 2002 speech that discrimination in Sweden followed "the same pattern" as in Afghanistan under the Taliban."
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Old 10-04-2004, 01:42 PM
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"STOCKHOLM, Oct 4 (Reuters) - A group of Swedish parliamentarians proposed on Monday levying a "man tax" to cover the social cost of violence against women. "It must be obvious to all of us that society has a huge problem with male violence against women and that has a cost," Left Party deputy Gudrun Schyman told Swedish radio. "We must have a discussion where men understand they as a group have a responsibility," said Schyman, one of the party members to sign the motion for debate on the new tax. Sweden already has the highest taxes in the European Union as a percentage of gross domestic product to pay for its famous but hard-pushed cradle-to-grave welfare program. It is also one of the world's most advanced nations in terms of gender equality, but Schyman said in a headline-hitting 2002 speech that discrimination in Sweden followed "the same pattern" as in Afghanistan under the Taliban."
The Swedes are pretty much socialists. Beautiful country, very nice people, but they want to create some kind of Utopia where everyone has happy happy joy joy. What they are proposing would be like taxing all drivers to help pay for the accidents, speeding, DUI's, etc, of other drivers. That's just going too far.
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