28 April, 2009

"Do we really want to change America into Sweden?"

This is hilarious: Some right-wing pundits is apparently warning that Obama is introducing "socialism" and turning America into... North Korea? Cuba? No - Sweden! Oh dear god! In the clip below Jon Stewart is making fun of it, and the Daily Show even sent a reporter all the way to Stockholm to investigate. It's largely based on stereotypes about Swedish women (as 99% of all Sweden-related humor in the states), but funny anyway. And ironically, some left-wing critics are accusing the current Swedish right-wing government of cutting back welfare, increasing inequality, allowing poverty to rise unchecked - thus making Sweden more like the US...

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