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appearances can be deceiving

This young man may look like your average uneducated working-class rural Trump voter but he is anything but. He very astutely puts his finger on the problem and even rejects the line that the alt-right movement is trying to feed him; namely that immigrants are responsible for him losing his job as a coal miner.

Seeing this young millenial gives me hope that the new generation will be able to see right through the pablum that is being fed to them by the current political system.

He picks up on American military and prison system spending and acknowledges how Nordic European countries tax more but then also look after their populace more effectively.

He's certainly no dummy to be sure...


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  1. That is a very interesting video, thank you. He puts a face and words that support the assumptions I've had about Trump's election.

    Regarding the Nordic country's situation, it's all too easy to paint with a wide brush. Indeed, they don't have the military and prison and other costs that we have in the US. But the US's military cannot back down. I'm afraid it's too late for that. Let's also recognize that in Norway much of their government and economy is propped up by oil revenue. In Sweden they are socialist. I knew an MD who told me that her pay was only slightly higher than a factory worker's. She was okay with that because it's what she expected and she loves her work. I certainly cannot imagine the 1% in the US accepting such a system!

    Emma

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    1. completely understood Emma. The US likes to work more as a meritocracy where if you can make it then more power to you. The more socialist countries (including my own) tend to think in terms of evening out the peaks and valleys. People who want no limits on their earning obviously don't like it but then expecting them to pay a fair share of tax shouldn't be such a chore. How much is too much...

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