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Europe's corruption problem

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  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 8, 2012 9:20 p.m.

    Interesting. Denmark, Sweden, and Norway are the least corrupt. They're also the most socialized. Is that coincidence or correlation?

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    June 9, 2012 7:34 a.m.

    Roland had missed the boat yet again. The Scandinavian countries he refers to are just as corrupt and have just as unsustainable economies as the rest of Europe. Their small size and their insignificance just make it easier to hide. In fact, they would have failed long ago if their economies hadn't been propped up by Germany for so long.

    Alas, even the German powerhouse can no longer save Europe from its prevailing companion policies of atheism and socialism. These policies have created a continent of lazy people who would rather live off the State than be productive and provide for themselves. The complete lack of hard workers is destroying the economy. America must reject its own left wing leadership before we continue much further down the same path.

  • Onion Daze Payson, UT
    June 9, 2012 9:25 a.m.

    John, how can "the German powerhouse" exist if there is a "complete lack of hard workers" in Europe?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    June 9, 2012 10:13 a.m.

    Socialism is a corrupt economic system. The entire system is based on lies and abuses of power! That’s why it always fails, always has, always will! It punishes excellence, hard work and personal achievement and rewards laziness, irresponsibility and failure!

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    June 9, 2012 11:10 a.m.

    Why don't we fix our own corruption first? We could do something about that.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    June 9, 2012 11:21 a.m.

    Mike Lee preached that our country needed to live within its means... Yet, on an individual level, even Mike couldn't live by what he preached.

    We see corruption and lies spewed from businesses and politicians everyday. Lets cleanse our inner vessel first. Solve our own problems first. Before we point the finger at Europe.

  • cavetroll SANDY, UT
    June 9, 2012 4:53 p.m.

    So what's the difference between corruption in European countries and corruption in the US? Location, location,location. Really doesn't matter if it is a socialist government or a capitalist government. When you give anybody any sort of power, they tend to abuse it. Call it human nature.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    June 10, 2012 9:09 a.m.

    We don'need to look outside our own borders to find corruption of a massive scale. Yet few want to address it.