Socialism and High Taxes: Did Russia Learn Its Lesson?
By Julio Severo
Russian President Vladimir Putin giving a Russian passport to French actor Gerard Depardieu made international headlines this week.
|Gerard Depardieu and Russian president|
In Russia, there is a flat tax of only 13 percent, an unimaginably low levy for a nation that formerly was a communist power that used its citizens as mere slaves, without rights and freedom.
An American lawyer recently told me that the Russian tax rate is much lower than the American one, which ranges up to 39.5 percent.
According to him, the Russians’ problem involves corruption and transparency issues. Nevertheless, he pointed out that while Russia is experiencing gradual improvements, the situation in America is deteriorating visibly.
The supposed absence of corruption in the American government is based on the premise that, for example, if the White House decides to invest billions in the worldwide promotion and imposition of abortion and homosexuality, nobody will divert the money for other purposes. And the American government has really been making those colossal investments, in spite of the economic crisis that is devastating the former land of the brave and free, and formerly — with emphasis on formerly — the country of low taxes.
Even as she loses her economic power, America seems determined to use her policies of high taxation to invest the last cent of her citizens’ blood in the international promotion of abortion and homosexual tyranny, as shown in this video: http://youtu.be/_iQMcrC_L8I
Russia has been taking the opposite course. Today, the nation defends moral and family values more than any other at the UN. In her domestic policies, Russian society is almost entirely opposed to the homosexual propaganda, a Western-imported product affecting every aspect of life in Brazil.
In spite of the corruption in Russia, there is a strong irony in the French actor’s case. Thirty years ago, people fled from Russia to escape communist control over their lives, families and work. Some took refuge in France and many chose America.
However, everything has changed. Today, France, America and even Brazil adore socialism, high taxes, abortion and sodomy, while Russia, with all her imperfections, is moving away from these evils.
With the current extravagantly high taxes in America and France, and with the American obsession to homosexualize the world, there is little hope for a positive change. But Russia, with her low taxes and her defense of family values, offers indications of hope.
Reviewed by Don Hank.
Portuguese version of this article: Socialismo e impostos elevados: Rússia aprendeu a lição?