48 Comments on "Siv Jensen: Not-so-Socialist Norway?"


  1. I voted for her, but she is very wrong. Average income tax in Norway is 39%, with indirect taxes 51% according to our national statistics bureau. We are one of Europes most homogenous countries still, but yes we were even more homogenous before.
    Non of the Scandinavian countries are socialist, not even Norway.
    We are all social democratic, which is way closer to an captalistic ideology than socialism.
    Love the woman, voted for her and her party, but unfortunately she has a lot of misrepresentation, which unfortuantely she is a bit known for.

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  2. "The bitter criticisms of the union organisms and of the leadership of the Socialist Party freshly encouraged the capitalists who were no longer held back in their struggle against the Turin proletariat and against the factory councils. The conference of industrialists, held in March 1920 in Milan, developed a plan of attack; but the “mentors of the working class,” the economic and political organizations took no notice of this fact. Abandoned by everybody, the Turin proletariat was forced to take on alone, with its own forces, national capitalism and power of the state. Turin was flooded by an army of policemen; around the city cannon and machine guns were positioned at strategic points. And when all of this military apparatus was ready, the capitalists began to provoke the proletariat. It is true that faced with these most serious conditions of struggle the proletariat hesitated to accept the challenge; but when it was clear that the conflict was inevitable, the working class courageously came out of its positions and tried to bring the struggle to a victorious end." – Antonio Gramsci

    The Norwegian Labour Party is no friend of the Norwegian common worker! Their policies have led to the rise of the right and far-right in Norway.

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  3. Looking back: They have done a lot of good. But we fell for the immigration fear. Breaking their progressive views

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  4. The tax in no(r)way,now is 87.7% of your salery and adder taxses . And now we have her government. Erna Solberg. This people are lusefireans.

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  5. Fuck Siv Jensen. I have usually voted for her party, but Silvi Listhaug is a way better candidate to lead the party.

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  6. lol. so you think Scandinavia is doing good. well With me in charge it Will be even better. or, sure its great  for most People but it sucks for us rich

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  7. Siv Jensen and her "progressive" party lends ideology from right wing think tanks in the US. Several of their key people have praised Ayn Rand, Cato institute and such. This is not so obvious in the political discussions in Norway, but none of the right-wing party dare to touch the welfare system, and even push for more welfare spending by the government to gain support in the population allthough they would like to give private companies sucking straw directly into the governments tax base. Socialist parties are often the ones to hold back on medical spending and preventing the private sector from sucking the money out of the common tax payers pockets. But it is right-wing on a different scale than in the US. One basis for the norwegian system is that the unions are very strong and strikes are commonplace. In the last decades strikes are less common because the organization for captialists and the unified organisation for workers actually reach consensus most of the time, but still strikes usually happen on a yearly basis…. socialism is so integrated into the system now that it is just about impossible to remove it and live politically, and so is capitalism. The switching between left and right is mostly about minor adjustments in either direction.

    The funny thing is that americans spend just about the same for healthcare through taxes as norwegians do, but they also have to spend the same amount again to the private sector to actually get any healthcare, so the american system is uber-expensive.

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  8. Norway's Donald Trump is on Canadian TV dissing Norway, distorting facts and avoiding academic studies.

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  9. Norway's not a socialist country? Really, is that right? Government intervention in the economy, state controlled industries or state companies involved in particular industries. Huge welfare programs, high taxes, and redistribution of wealth. Sounds pretty socialist to me. Socialist in both its literal definition and it's modern definition.

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  10. CONSERVATIVES SHOULD NEVER GO THESE SHOWS WHICH ARE 100% LIBERAL
    BTW EVERY COUNTRY ON EARTH HAS A PROBLEM WITH ISLAM WHICH IS AN IDEOLOGY JUST AS MUCH AS NAZISM

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  11. Really, Canada? Of all the Norwegian politicians you choose this lady. After she quite recently got a seat in the parliament everything turned to shit

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  12. Shes lying on the the tax rates nobody pays 70 percent that is complete bullshit its closer to 40 percent

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  13. This woman also has denied  that global warming is caused by humans. They support israel in the abuse of palestinians. They think we should privatice healtcare. (FRP) The progress party is a populistic party. Look at her face when she talks. All people can tell that she is a loon.You can probably compare this party to the Republicans in the us. They are in goverment with another more moderate party (Høyre), who is a right wing party who you can take seriously. But now they have to work with Siv Jensen (FRP), who no other party in Norway will work with in a goverment.

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  14. I hate it when people say socialism is a form of government, its not, its an economic ideology that becomes a way of life

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  15. Impolite interviewer,

    and he didn't get much information from his guest at as he could have, and a smirk that I think would irritate guests.

    He didn't get the best from his subject.

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  16. Lies! Denmark is a social democratic country even while the right wing is in government. We still pay from 39% to 62% in tax, education and healthcare is still a state-run system free for all. Conservativism and right wing in Denmark are still socialist in the US.

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  17. idealisme and socialism dont have anything to do with each other. and why do people have to change? whats wrong with people in general?

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  18. ok, sorry if you vote SV or something. i dont want to offend anyone.. but no, that money would just be wasted

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  19. AVERAGE……. 50 % in average is total bullshit. some people tax 50 %, some people tax way under 50 % of income. The average norwegian do not tax 50 %(unless you count with VAT, but i only count with income here). if SV was running Norway, then the average would be 50%(maybe more)

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  20. you're actually right ! I just assumed we were talking about income-tax here 😉 but if you just look at only income, then the avergae tax, is around 39% of income for norwegians

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  21. Siv is right about the tax-rate. You're not including other taxes like VAT

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  22. yeah, the conversation was not that deep, it was just some random here, that said norwegians in average pay 33% tax of their income. And that is simply wrong. Some people pay 33%, but that is NOT what the average norwegian pay in taxes. the average is somewhere between 35-40%, and im sure it is closer to 40% 😉 i have a pretty low income, and do payments on my house and car, and i still tax 36%

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  23. Well, I don't know about that, cause then you need to check how many are on each tax levels ;)!

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  24. ok, but no, we were talking about what people tax in average;) not minimum or maximum

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  25. I said the average was around 39%, and you said it was 36%. I said a higher number than you, and then you basically call me a lazy, non-worker ?! your comment was just a failed attempt on being rude…. Btw, I tax 36 % of my income, and im 100%, sure that's bellow average, but im not sure if 39% is the correct average either 😉

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  26. I have paid 36% at least.. I just wondered if you actually worked, since you all thought the tax percentage was 50, 33 or 39..

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  27. nope, 50% isn't bullshit, you pay taxes again for everything you buy in stores, roax tax, health care etc etc etc… you get taxed for around 1/3 of your sallary. but you still have to pay taxes on everything else.

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  28. im pretty sure its 39%, but ok, lets say its 36%. why would you think im not working ?

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  29. we were not talking about everybody. we were talking about the AVERAGE. some people pay 50% of their income in taxes. in other words waaay to much

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  30. this horsefaced cuntyfied whore will be dictating norwegian politics in the future four years. Glory to the idiocy of human genes.

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  31. ROFL. Leave it to a guy named "Supernatural4ever" to call Siv Jensen smart. Afterall, the former leader of her party said there was nothing called climate science. They are schills for corporate capital, "income tax AVERAGE 50%", Rofl what a god damn joke.

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  32. Taxes in Norway is from about 22 percent to 50 percent. It depends on the income.

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  33. As far as I remember I only mentioned the average income tax rate, and how Siv Jensen claimed it was close to 50%. I never said anything about any other tax, nor did I claim that the net tax was 33%, I said the direct INCOME TAX was on average 33%.

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