France spends the most, America spends the least, most of Europe is in the middle:


Public social spending varies across countries and policy areas


Source: Economist

Category: Taxes and Policy, Video

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4 Responses to “Public Social Service Spending by Nation”

  1. MidlifeNocrisis says:

    I find the last sentence of the clip very enlightening. It basically passes judgment on the whole situation by exclaiming that France’s spending is unsustainable, instead of stating that the rest of the other countries need to pay more. Opinions are like A-holes. Everybody has one, I guess.

    • KDawg says:

      I thought the same thing. Why is it unsustainable?

      This is simply a question of what you want government to do. I’d like Social Security turned into a true national pension system, Medicare for everyone and things of that nature. You know, things for the public good.

      Instead, what I get is my tax money given out to huge reckless corporations that con grandma into buying worthless securities.

  2. boveri says:

    These spending levels may look like a bargain in the future if it is true that the first person to reach 150 years of age has already been born. I’d bet on it.

    • KDawg says:

      I’d take the bet that that person has not been born.

      I guess 150 year old people is the new argument to take away social safety nets. Is that going to be part of the Republican platform for midterms?

      “We’ve got to give your social security money to Goldman Sachs, because of all the 150 year old welfare babies.”