I have seen the future, and its name is VAT (Value Added Tax).

In the 1990’s I traveled extensively throughout Europe and talked to many people.  Conversations on financial and economic matters inevitably covered the VAT.  Uniformly they told me that it started out innocuously enough but since the inception it had continued to grow like a weed.  There was always some new emergency du Jour that seemed to have to be handled with yet another VAT increase.  It was uniformly hated but tolerated as a necessary evil they could do nothing about.

The information in the graph to follow will give you an idea of how this burden of 16 – 25% additional Value Added Tax placed on people adds up to an overwhelming total tax rate from 60-80%!   And this is where we’re heading in the United States today in 2010.

Our future is at stake.  We’re heading down the same road to Euro-ville and the results will be no different.

Slavery is a system whereby people become the property of others.  They are held against their will, deprived of rights, trapped in a condition they feel they cannot change with no way out.

Based on the observable facts in evidence, I can posit that economic slavery is in our future unless we take effective action to change directions now.

It’s up to us to do something to avoid the same fate.  It really does boil down to three things.

1.   You must make yourself aware of what is going on and the consequences of doing nothing.

2.   You must decide  to do something.

3.   You have to act on your decision.

Your future is at stake too.

daniel w. jacobs
(c) 2010-2020, all rights reserved


Some Current European tax rates:

United Kingdom
Income Tax:  50%
VAT:  17.5%   TOTAL:  67.5%

Income Tax:  40%
VAT:  19.6%   TOTAL:  59.6%

Income Tax:  40%
VAT:  25%      TOTAL:  65%

Income Tax:  45%
VAT:  16%      TOTAL:  61%

Income Tax:  42%
VAT:  20%      TOTAL:  62%

Income Tax:  55%
VAT:  25%      TOTAL:  80%

Income Tax:  54.3%
VAT:  25%      TOTAL:  79.3%

Income Tax:  52%
VAT:  19%      TOTAL:  71%

Income Tax:  58%
VAT:  25%      TOTAL:  83%

Income Tax:  53%
VAT:  22%      TOTAL:  75%

If you’ve started to wonder what the real costs of socialism are going to be, once the full program in these United States hits your wallet, take a look at the table.  As you digest these mind-boggling figures, keep in mind that in spite of these astronomical tax rates, these countries are still not financing their social welfare programs exclusively from tax revenues!  They are deeply mired in public debt of gargantuan proportions.  Greece has reached the point where its debt is so huge it is in imminent danger of defaulting.  That is the reason the European economic community has intervened to bail them out.  If you’re following the financial news, you know Spain and Portugal are right behind Greece .

The United States is now heading right down the same path.  The VAT tax in the table is the national sales tax that Europeans pay.  Stay tuned because that is exactly what you can expect to see the administration proposing after the fall elections.  The initial percentage in the United States isn’t going to be anywhere near the outrageous numbers you now see in Europe .  Guess what, the current outrageous numbers in Europe didn’t start out as outrageous either. They started out as miniscule right around the 1% or 2% where they will start out in the United States . Magically however, they ran up over the years to where they are now.  Expect the same thing here.

It is the notion that with hard work and perseverance, anybody can get ahead economically here.  Do you think that can ever happen with tax rates between 60% and 80%?  Think again.  With the government taking that percentage of your money, your life will be exactly like life in Europe …  You will never be able to buy a home.  You will never buy a car.  You will never send your children to college.  Lets not shuffle the battle cry of the socialists under the rug either.  Its always the same cry.  Equalize income.  Spread the wealth to the poor (whoever they are).  Level the economic playing field.  Accomplish that and everything will be rosy.

Its time to take a really hard look at reality.  Greece is a perfect example.  Despite the socialism system that has ruled this country for decades, with a 65% tax rate, they are drowning in public debt, would have defaulted without hundreds of billions in bailout money, and still. . ..20% of their population lives in poverty.  What has all that socialism money bought, besides ultimate power for the politicians running the show?  Do you think these people are “free”?  They’re not.  They are slaves to their economic “system.”


Instead of spreading the wealth around, spread this around. It might wake some people up.

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