It would seem that we're now at the stage of global economic lunacy where the worldwide socialist slide is so far gone that the president of
Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference in
Putin's solution is to create and build influence -- and restore the lost power of the Soviet era -- through trade, without taking on the responsibility for other countries' debts or internal problems.
"It seems now that someone in the
Yes, let's keep this free-market show moving along unimpeded, says the president of the part of the world previously synonymous with communism.
Putin didn't stop there, either. Continuing his transformation into some kind of Russian
Only time will tell to what degree Putin's actions come to match his words, but those words already stand in stark contrast to the rhetoric emanating from much of
But really, why should Arnault be condemned to give away 75 percent of his personal income to a government that does nothing but fritter it away on free health care and entitlements for illegal immigrants, on various whiners who refuse to leave the block on which they grew up in an effort to procure gainful employment, on unproductive bureaucratic leeches, and on a trough full of political fat cats? Apparently some people feel better about their lot in life when socialist policies are perceived as forcing people such as Arnault to share in their misery.
That's not a country -- it's an economic gulag. I have a feeling that Putin would be only too happy these days to lecture you on the difference. Incidentally, how much would Arnault, or anyone else, pay in income tax in Putin's
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