That just points up the difference between what people say, and what they actually do. Also, note that they aren't saying they WON'T vote that way, but just that your statement is stupid and chauvanistic! I'm suddenly hungry for deep fried breaded mushrooms... Of course, here in the US, if you get sick, you end up paying 110%, in "not taxes" to private institutions who give kickbacks (excuse me, campaign contributions) to the elected officials, which compensates for all those taxes you didn't pay. It's like I said before, in the US, we pay not-enough to actually get benefit from it, yet too much for what we do get. And we pay all this stuff to private institutions and don't count it as a tax. To compare Nordic tax rates to our own, we have to include all those little things that the Nordic Citizens get, that we don't, like school payment, basic medical insurance, and the like. If we include our crushing school debts, insurance payments (or in case of employer-paid insurance, our lower salaries and greater job insecurity), and the like, then compare the quality of what we get for it. It would be nice to see some of these types of numbers crunched.