Last week I wrote why I am interested in this case. However none dared to reply to this post, so here is week 24’s edition. However the only news is that you can read the truth about the case in the book, which are going to be on sales May or June this year. It is written by one of the journalists who has followed the case. The Danish title is: Den sande historie om Camilla Broe.
What about Denmark in general. The hottest issue is that we pay less in taxes as of January 2010. However with less tax there is a bill to be paid. Fact is that the government canceled the status for Denmark as a welfare nation. With no early retirement – called “Efterloen” in Danish we are now as much a development country as most countries in the third world. We can no longer go to work knowing that regardless how hard we are working it doesn’t matter if we hurt our selves at the job or the work in general is so hard that we will be ready to be put six feet under at age 65. Most people I have met were ready to retire at age 60. At that age there is nothing left which could benefit their employer so why continue and block the job which could go to a young person getting ready to support his or her future family?
Now every day is uncertain. There is nothing to enjoy and too much to worry about.
But we are not the only one to suffer. I have googled the web for community service and the Danish word for High School. Because of all the cutbacks a growing part of our health care and social services will become depended on voluntary work or community service.
In fact this year our minister of education has introduced a kind of diploma high school students can get if they devote some of free their time to community service rather on their studies. I have been reading a number of blogs where some high school students announce that they will drop out because they feel that they have no time left for their studies and some rightfully feel that there community work will put others out of their jobs so they wont be a part of it.
The problem with giving a diploma for voluntary work is that it could be translated as community service when the graduates seek a job by a foreign employer. Community service is a punishment for a crime, so such a diploma could hurt possible future job opportunities. The only advice I could give high school students is to stay away from this offer.
We have to hold on to our way to organize our society. We had something that did work. We had the best possible health care system in the world like we still have the best education system in the world – so far. But our politicians have tried to alter what was perfect before they started. It could only go down hill and it did.
But we can turn it around. We as taxpayers must ask for professional health care so our system is not depended on this Danish version of Obama’s “Enslavement Act”. We must tell our politicians that we are ready to pay for it too.