Do left wing governments spend moreon social spending in Europe?Socially Right: Government SHOULD interfere with society and social lives of citizensSocially Left: Government should NOT interfere in society and social lives of citizens.Economic Right: Government should NOT interfere in the economy (tax and spend too much)Economic Left: Government SHOULD interfere in the economy (tax and spend much).An extreme example currently happening in some European countries is that governments spendlarger amounts on social benefits and citizens take advantage or start to develop a sense ofentitlement.Strictly speaking we would assume that left wing governments do spend more on social spending butwith the recent financial crisis these left wing governments are struggling to oblige with their party’smanifesto as most of their government expenditure is being used to repay the national debt.
Luxemborg: Right WingDenmark: Right WingSweden: Right WingNetherlands: Right WingItaly : Right WingSpain: Left WingGreece : Left WingPortugal: Right Wing
From 1999 to today.Left, right, left: how political shiftshave altered the map of EuropeWith 20 EU member states now under varying degreesof rightwing government, Europe has rarely been moreblue. See how has its political complexion haschanged in the 38 years since Britain joined the EECNote: This graphic has been amended to clarify orcorrect a number of pointsShare 6992inShare0 Email
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