Monday, September 28, 2009

German election results, liberal dems and tax policy

CDU/CSU and FDP most likely to form coalition government (as many times before in recent decades).

The FDP (Free Democratic Party), a member of ELDR (European Liberal Democrats), gets 14.5% of the vote, highest ever!

Note to US readers: In Europe, liberal democrat means being for both economic and social freedom

But is it equivalent to the American "libertarian"? Compare and contrast: libertarian in the USA with liberal democrat in Europe.

Now, both FDP and CDU/CSU want to simplify the tax system. Food for (policy) thought: Is a simple tax system a policy Utopia?

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