taxation Europe vs USA (was: Re: Weasels vs. transparancy / traffic cameras)

From: Rob Sweeney (
Date: Tue May 23 2000 - 08:42:18 MDT

* Michael S. Lorrey <> [000523 09:58]:
> KPJ wrote:
> > It appears as if Michael S. Lorrey <> wrote:
> > |One thing that's different (I believe) between the US taxation system and
> > |that in the UK is the state (and in some places local) tax component we
> > |have. [..]
> > You are in error.
> > In the part of Europe called Sweden, the total of state, municipal and regional
> > [...]
> I did not say that.

I did. You're right, we're not at Swedish levels - and may we never get
there! The point I was trying to make was the difference in what the
taxing entities are in the US - you can't just look at taxation by the
Federal government because in many parts of the country there's a signifigant
layer of state and local-level government, and hence taxation, too.
Some parts of Europe have a similar situation as you describe.

/rs Rob Sweeney, 

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