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Springsteen: US should be 'more like Sweden'
The Local (Sweden) ^ | February 17, 2012

Posted on 02/17/2012 1:36:51 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

Bruce Springsteen wants to see the United States transformed into something closer to a Swedish-style welfare state, the rock legend said Thursday as he unveiled his latest studio album “The Wrecking Ball” to reporters.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: music; rockstars; springsteen; springsteensweden; sweden
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Rock stars, is there anything they don't know?
1 posted on 02/17/2012 1:37:04 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Springsteen should be more like Justin Bieber.


2 posted on 02/17/2012 1:37:50 PM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Should a constitution protect government from the individual, or the individual from government?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yea, squat.....


3 posted on 02/17/2012 1:38:08 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is he admitting that ABBA’s music is better than his?


4 posted on 02/17/2012 1:39:08 PM PST by RPTMS
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

He’s sounding like Justin Beiber.


5 posted on 02/17/2012 1:39:11 PM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Maybe Brucey Woocey should move to Sweden. I like the US being just like the US.


6 posted on 02/17/2012 1:40:51 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (You can only shovel so much crap into a melting pot before you have nothing but a pot full of crap.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

:The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance. “

Robert A. Heinlein


7 posted on 02/17/2012 1:41:34 PM PST by Daveinyork
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To: b4its2late

So move there Bruce.


8 posted on 02/17/2012 1:41:43 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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9 posted on 02/17/2012 1:42:18 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

How about Abba? They’re Swedish, hee hee.


10 posted on 02/17/2012 1:42:28 PM PST by C19fan
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To: ConservativeStatement

Springsteen should just move to Sweden ... please.


11 posted on 02/17/2012 1:42:55 PM PST by Amagi (You can't discuss Camelot without mentioning Squire Ted & the Lady in the Lake.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

LoL! Well said!


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13 posted on 02/17/2012 1:44:43 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: ConservativeStatement
"as he unveiled his latest studio album 'The Wrecking Ball'"

The irony is lost on him, no doubt.

14 posted on 02/17/2012 1:46:26 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: ConservativeStatement

So the U.S. should have more beautiful blondes and more death metal bands?


15 posted on 02/17/2012 1:46:26 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Common sense isn't a blessing. It's a curse because you have to deal with those who don't have it.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Let me add this point....having spent six weeks in Denmark. First, nobody much moves around....wherever you were born, you stay. Gas runs $9 a gallon, so you really don’t drive much....nor are there that many accidents. Speed limits? Max is 65 around the interstate, and maybe high 50’s for regular two-lane road. Most folks try to live in their little village and shop there too....to avoid gas costs. Drugs? You don’t find anybody on any kind of significant drugs....so crime isn’t much of an issue, nor is violence. You don’t need guns....mostly because there is no threat from anyone much.

A guy could go up and stay a while....and start to feel it’s awful peaceful. But then, you start to look at your lifestyle and how most folks never get ahead. You barely take home 50 percent of your salary, and you won’t find anyone with expensive cars in your neighborhood....mostly because they can’t afford them. Everyone is accepting of this limited lifestyle....mostly because they got used to it. If you are a person who would like to move ahead in life....you’d best pack a bag, and sail off to the US, because your life will never amount to much.


16 posted on 02/17/2012 1:46:26 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bruce Springsteen should be more like Jimmy Hendricks, or and other dead singer.


17 posted on 02/17/2012 1:47:09 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Anytime I need input from Springsteen, I just start up a Gene Vincent video on youtube and the urge goes away.


18 posted on 02/17/2012 1:47:45 PM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: Col Frank Slade
Springsteen:

The bois meant our women should be more like those in Sweden.

19 posted on 02/17/2012 1:48:10 PM PST by alrea
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To: ConservativeStatement
It's not all bad.


20 posted on 02/17/2012 1:49:04 PM PST by Eurotwit ("Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

more like Sweden? All white?


21 posted on 02/17/2012 1:50:58 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Eurotwit

So, you like big glasses of orange juice? sarc/ :-)


22 posted on 02/17/2012 1:51:16 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Back in the days when the U.S. was a shining beacon of freedom and liberty most people in the world wanted their countries to be more like the U.S.

How times have changed.


23 posted on 02/17/2012 1:51:55 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well Bruce I finally understand why you help to elect a President with a resume with so many holes in it that it can only be described as Swiss Cheese.


25 posted on 02/17/2012 1:53:03 PM PST by hflynn
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To: ConservativeStatement

Swedish-style welfare state/

Got news Brucie, foodstamps don’t buy CDs.


26 posted on 02/17/2012 1:53:38 PM PST by mardi59
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To: Beowulf9

Ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark!


27 posted on 02/17/2012 1:54:08 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (You can only shovel so much crap into a melting pot before you have nothing but a pot full of crap.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yeah. Very healthy. Especially with some Absolut mixed in sarc/

Btw. I saw Springsteen at a concert in Oslo a few years back. It was non stop propaganda show against Bush and pro-Obama between the songs.

I do like that Bruce is a talker, tells stories between songs etc, but....

That was just too much.

I shouted for him to shut up.

I doubt he heard me. lol.


28 posted on 02/17/2012 1:54:56 PM PST by Eurotwit ("Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.")
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29 posted on 02/17/2012 1:55:37 PM PST by Maverick68
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To: ConservativeStatement

I tell ya what Bruce.

You re-calculate what your income taxes would have been had you lived in Sweden for the past 20 years & cut a check to the U.S. Treasury for the difference between that & what you actually paid.

Do that, then I’ll take you seriously.

Otherwise STFU.


30 posted on 02/17/2012 1:56:13 PM PST by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: ConservativeStatement

How appropriate. The welfare state is “the wrecking ball” destroying America.


31 posted on 02/17/2012 1:57:21 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

Springsteen has stuff. I need stuff. I want his stuff. Hey, Obama, get it for me now!


32 posted on 02/17/2012 1:57:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Eurotwit

It’s better than shouting “Freebird.”


33 posted on 02/17/2012 1:57:40 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Our country is already broke.

I heard somewhere that 20% of welfare recipients are getting more than 30K in benefits.


34 posted on 02/17/2012 1:57:40 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m all for taxing performers and Hollywood “progressives” at Swedish tax rates.


35 posted on 02/17/2012 1:58:05 PM PST by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: RPTMS

speaking of ABBA. The Swedish Tax Nazis want $13 Million from Bjorn even though he hasn’t lived there since 1984.


36 posted on 02/17/2012 1:58:37 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: mardi59

People do not get foodstamps they do get rather generous welfare checks.

Enough to buy CD’s for sure. :/


37 posted on 02/17/2012 1:58:37 PM PST by Eurotwit ("Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.")
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To: Daveinyork

“The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance. “

Ain’t that the truth


38 posted on 02/17/2012 1:59:42 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hey, Bruce, you’re not The Boss of me, ya dweeb.


39 posted on 02/17/2012 2:00:58 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: jtal

Good comment.

Btw. Little Steven from the E-Street band, aka Silvio Dante from the Sopranoes is having a runaway success in Norway at the moment with a tv show that lampoons the scandinavian welfare state.

It is a Netflix exclusive in the US. Well worth checking out if you have Netflix.

All is not well in the Scandinavian “paradise”.


40 posted on 02/17/2012 2:01:18 PM PST by Eurotwit ("Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

they only know how to speak out when they are promoting an album or something. Time for bruce to hang it up. There are plenty of other young talent out there. Bruce’s time has come and gone.


41 posted on 02/17/2012 2:03:36 PM PST by cubreporter (Happy New Year R ush and we look forward to 2012 with you and the EIB Microphone.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

they only know how to speak out when they are promoting an album or something. Time for bruce to hang it up. There are plenty of other young talent out there. Bruce’s time has come and gone.


42 posted on 02/17/2012 2:03:36 PM PST by cubreporter (Happy New Year R ush and we look forward to 2012 with you and the EIB Microphone.)
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they only know how to speak out when they are promoting an album or something. Time for bruce to hang it up. There are plenty of other young talent out there. Bruce’s time has come and gone.


43 posted on 02/17/2012 2:03:59 PM PST by cubreporter (Happy New Year R ush and we look forward to 2012 with you and the EIB Microphone.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

they only know how to speak out when they are promoting an album or something. Time for bruce to hang it up. There are plenty of other young talent out there. Bruce’s time has come and gone.


44 posted on 02/17/2012 2:03:59 PM PST by cubreporter (Happy New Year R ush and we look forward to 2012 with you and the EIB Microphone.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Even if socialism did work in Sweden, and it doesn’t, it would still be a poor comparison because Sweden is much smaller in area and population and it’s population is much more homogeneous.


45 posted on 02/17/2012 2:05:34 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: ConservativeStatement

The US should be more like the US.

Nobody else can do it and nobody can be like Sweden like Sweden.

That’s the truth of the matter.


46 posted on 02/17/2012 2:07:13 PM PST by RoadTest (There is one god, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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Springsteen: US should be 'more like Sweden'

I think Springsteen should be more like Blue Swede.

47 posted on 02/17/2012 2:08:58 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: RoadTest

Sweden couldn’t be “like Sweden” without the US being what it was in the past century,

and that’s another truth of the matter.


48 posted on 02/17/2012 2:09:26 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Eurotwit

One of the songwriters/performers I admire most is coming to Pittsburgh next month. Mrs p6 and I could go since we are both off that night and it would cost less than $150.

John Prine is an amazing lyricist and I am a huge fan BUT I’m sure he’ll start spewing leftist drival, I’ll get upset and there will be a problem.

FWIW decades ago I took Mrs P6 to see another of my favs, John Hartford. Very intimate setting, we could literally touch him if we had wanted. Of course he was another left leaning folkie but to his credit he put on a wonderful one man show and didn’t say one thing political or controversial. It was a purely musical performance.

That said I think he was stoned through the show....sigh.


49 posted on 02/17/2012 2:14:32 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: jtal

Bruce would crap bigger than Mitt Romney’s dog on top of the family car if he had to pay Sweden’s sky-high tax rates.

So, go for it Bruce, you moonbat. Is your hand broken, Brucie? You can write a big check anytime you want to the U.S. Treasury so your hero Obummer can “save the world.”
What’s stopping you?


50 posted on 02/17/2012 2:18:20 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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