Let's Go Europe
by Mark Abell
Americans pay a significant portion of their income in taxes yet are still responsible for providing for three of their most expensive human needs: higher education, healthcare, and transportation, whereas many Western European nations provide high-quality amenities in those areas with tax rates that are only marginally higher. Families and workers could stand to benefit from a Congressional appropriation of European legislative policy as individuals would have the capacity to become more economically productive through the acquisition of high-wage-commanding skills and training at accessible vocational colleges and universities, achieve better health outcomes with a nationalized health insurance program coupled with early identification of ailments and preventative treatment at inexpensive local clinics, and achieve more geographically mobility for both young and old citizens through the development of an extensive mass transit infrastructure.
- Mark Abell, Buffalo
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