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    not sure if this belongs in the Play Ball thread or here. There's probably not alot of big soccer fans here but the underlying issue might be of interest as our nations might soon (sooner than we think) have to adopt a similar change to the tax code to undo decades of mismanagement. And unions here will likely to have the same fight over who would pay the extra amounts (employers or employees).

    Players in Italian soccer’s Serie A will strike the opening weekend of the season after failing to reach a new collective bargaining agreement with the league.

    The players had hoped for a new labor accord in order to start the season tomorrow, the National Association of Italian players said on its website. Italy’s soccer federation FIGC also confirmed the strike on its website.

    “We acknowledge that the National League hasn’t signed the labor agreement,” the association said after talks with the clubs failed.

    One of the main demands from the players is for teams to pay a new national tax on high earners.

    Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s austerity plan approved by the Cabinet Aug. 12 includes an extra 5 percent tax on income over 90,000 euros ($130,000) and 10 percent on income of more than 150,000 euros in the years through 2013.

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    Most people these days want to play, but very few want to PAY!

    The U.S. is in big trouble from this standpoint. We, Through political parties buying votes have created an enormous underclass, many of which are incapable of ever being productive. The bill is coming due and it's gonna be ugly. You know, it's critical mass. People had to know that sooner or later it would implode, when you have more takers than producers.

    Hope u guys in Canada don't go down this road. A little socialism is ok, but the entitlement without sacrifice we got is a doomed situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pal1800 View Post
    Most people these days want to play, but very few want to PAY!

    The U.S. is in big trouble from this standpoint. We, Through political parties buying votes have created an enormous underclass, many of which are incapable of ever being productive. The bill is coming due and it's gonna be ugly. You know, it's critical mass. People had to know that sooner or later it would implode, when you have more takers than producers.

    Hope u guys in Canada don't go down this road. A little socialism is ok, but the entitlement without sacrifice we got is a doomed situation.
    We're on the road but have done a decent job at the federal level of pulling back and balancing budgets. Not thrilled with the lack of speed on this but we seem to be relatively well run.

 

 

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