Saturday, May 1, 2010

Swedish Democrats gone nuts

This was previously posted on on or before 2006-10-17:

There they go again! After Sweden finally rewarded itself with a non-socialist government for the first time in 12 years, the sniping has started. The new opposition, aided and abetted by the eager left-wing press, is of course focused on meaningless stuff such as whether some cabinet member once upon a time hired a maid or babysitter (not Kosher in Sweden, where everyone but the Royal family is supposed to do their own dishes). The fact that only half the country works in a real job, and that half of those in turn work for some useless, indeed counter-productive, government job, has never concerned the socialists. They are arguing whether the new minister of finance once paid a babysitter $1,500, slightly less than $1,500 or slightly more than $1,500, during a year in the 1990s. Gee.

Instead of engaging in this jealous nonsense, people ought to be thanking these household employers for putting money in the pocket of high school kids or recent immigrants. Those are groups of people where unemployment is even higher anyway. Talk about the world being upside down! Small wonder that country has been going under for the better part of the last 35 years. If you pay people to not work, and then criticize people for employing fellow citizens, is there any surprise you end up with unemployment? Hmm, let me think…