The Stronach Institute in Austria

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The Frank Stronach Institute

Dear Austrians,

I'm very worried about the future of Austria. There is much good in our country, but we have some massive structural defects, as do many other countries around the world, particularly in Europe. I hope that Austria will be among the first countries to correct these structural defects, otherwise I do not see a good future for our country and our future generations.

I stress that in a civilized society there is no one scapegoat, we all have a bit of blame for our current problems. Therefore, our goal is to convince the citizens that Austria must take action to improve our standard of living, without getting further into debt.

It is easy to criticize and there are many critics suggest, but few people have the solutions.

For this reason I founded the Institute for Socio-economic justice Stronach.

The core task of the institute is to assess important socio-political issues for the future development of Austria. It seems that the classical (party) politics for years have no solutions.

The aim is to promote economic growth and redistribute the wealth so created needs. The Institute will present the proposed solutions based on sound analysis, giving impetus for political discussion and stimulate the minds of citizens in a positive, constructive way.

I hope I can contribute in this way contribute to a better society.

Frank Stronach

This is what we stand for

Austria needs to adopt a number of political and economic measures that will improve the country’s standard of living.

We need to stop digging ourselves deeper and deeper into debt and we need to start paying back the money we owe. We also need to introduce measures that prevent politicians from mortgaging the future by borrowing more and more money to finance government spending.

We need a simpler and fairer tax system, a flat tax without loopholes or privileges that every citizen can understand. And we need to stop rewarding companies that invest outside the country, and instead grant tax exemptions to companies that invest their profits and create jobs in Austria.

We need to reduce the so called “great divide” between the wealthy and the working class. One of the best ways to do this is to provide incentives for companies that share profits with their employees.

We need to reduce the size of government bureaucracy. We are over-governed, over-regulated and over-bureaucratized.

Austria should continue to be a staunch supporter of a strong Europe. And it should support the free movement of persons, goods and capital within Europe. But Austria must manage its own political future and regain control of its own economic destiny.

And finally, the citizens of Austria need to have greater involvement in the political system. We must find new and innovative solutions outside the realm of traditional party politics.

Reforming government – more democracy and less party politics

Government is the management team of a country, and that management team is made up of politicians. Although most politicians mean well and want to serve the country, the primary mandate of a politician is to be elected or re-elected. So the dilemma we face is that government decisions are driven primarily by political rather than economic reasoning.

This is especially the case in Austria. Austria’s political system is pseudo-democratic and has become rife with cronyism. It is in dire need of reform. One of its chief problems is the lack of citizen involvement. Politicians who stand for election are chosen from among members on a party list, and various special interest groups ranging from big business and unions to large professional chambers influence who gets chosen to be on these party lists. Through this process, the political status quo is maintained from election to election.

The political system in Austria needs more democracy and greater competition so that the best politicians can come forward. For example, party leaders should be democratically elected by the members of the party. Similarly, every member of the National Council should be elected by the citizens living in that member’s electoral district.

Austria needs to urgently find solutions to a number of political issues in the areas of education, health, immigration and the environment. Political parties have shown themselves to be incapable of finding solutions to these issues, which is another reason why the country needs greater citizen involvement.

The Frank Stronach Institute advocates the creation of a new Chamber of Citizen Representatives as a way to create greater citizen involvement in the political system and to bring forward fresh ideas and solutions to the problems confronting the country. These new Citizen Representatives would be much more inclined to place the country’s socio-economic welfare and long-term national interests ahead of political considerations or partisan views since they would not be beholden to any political party.

Citizen Representatives would be selected using the same process as another time-honoured democratic tradition – the jury system. A computer could randomly select a list of candidates for the position of Citizen Representative in each electoral district across the country.

The addition of Citizen Representatives would make government much more democratic, effective and accountable. In addition, Citizen Representatives would bring a much more pragmatic approach to managing the affairs of the country, and would be much more inclined to place the long-term economic interests of the country ahead of short-term partisan interests.

Reducing debt to reignite economic growth

Every household knows that it cannot spend more than it earns, otherwise its occupants will soon become dependent on welfare. Every farmer knows that he cannot spend more than he earns, otherwise he will eventually lose his farm. And every business person knows that if your business spends more money than it brings in, the company will go bankrupt.

But when it comes to politicians, the dangerous consequences of debt are often ignored. When countries sink deeper and deeper into debt, it is usually the fault of poorly managed governments and reckless politicians looking for quick fixes, easy solutions and votes. In other words, politicians often end up placing short-term political gains ahead of the long-term economic well-being of the nation.

Austria has accumulated a massive national debt. The real ratio of national debt to GDP in Austria is approaching 100% and the country must pay approximately 10 billion Euros annually just to cover the interest on the debt owed, an amount that is higher than the combined annual budget for education, art and culture. If the country doesn’t take action to stop the build-up of debt, the interest on that mountain of debt will continue to grow. And, as the world has recently witnessed in the case of Greece, a large and out-of-control public debt can have drastic consequences for the entire country.

Citizens need to push for binding changes that will tie the hands of free-spending politicians so that governments cannot spend more money than they generate through taxes. Several countries have already done this. Germany established a so-called “debt brake” in its national constitution in 2009. The debt brake legislation requires the government to deliver a balanced budget over the course of several years (similar to a regular business cycle). If the country is forced to borrow money during a recession, it must return to a balanced budget during an economic upturn.

Switzerland also entrenched a debt brake provision in its national constitution in 2003 following a citizen referendum. The Swiss government estimates that the country’s national debt rate will decline to just 34% of the GDP in 2014 from 60% in 2004 when the debt brake was first established. In addition, most of the states in the US are bound by their constitutions to have a balanced budget. But these constitutional provisions are only effective if there are sanctions or penalties attached that hold politicians accountable for their actions.

Politicians need to stop making reckless spending promises in an attempt to win votes. But at the same time, it is also the responsibility of voters to reject spending promises made by politicians that are not in the long-term interests of the country. There is no escaping from the consequences of debt: in the final analysis, we are destroying our children’s and grandchildren’s futures, and we will all have to pay off the debt in the form of higher taxes and cuts to social programs. It is high time that we faced up to our debt obligations and forced our political leaders to stop spending more than they take in.

Freed from the burden of debt, countries would have room to lower taxes and become more competitive in the global marketplace, creating greater growth, more employment and a higher standard of living for all citizens.

Creating prosperity – giving employees a share of the profits

The main reason why people get up in the morning is that they want to create a better life for themselves and their families. People want to become prosperous.

But to attain prosperity, you must generate wealth, and wealth is created by three driving forces: good management, hard-working employees, and investors. All three of these stakeholders have a moral right to the financial outcome.

From my experience, sharing profits with employees is a proven and powerful formula for growth. When workers have a tangible stake in the company’s financial success, they are more motivated to produce a better product for a better price, and the company becomes more competitive. It’s the formula we enshrined in the Corporate Constitution of the company I founded, Magna International Inc., and it’s the reason why that company has grown into a world leader in the automotive industry with close to 110,000 employees working at over 370 manufacturing and R&D centres around the world. The Constitution ensures that everyone has a financial stake in the profitability of the company, while also striking a balance between the interests of management, shareholders and workers.

Balance is a vital element for any society. One of the main problems in our society today is that there is a growing gap between the wealthy and the average working person. That gap must be reduced. We need to create frameworks and tax incentives that will encourage companies to give employees a share of the profits. If everyone is in the same boat – management and employees – then everyone will work together to improve the products and services their company provides. In short, the company will become more competitive, producing better products, winning new customers and generating greater profit.

It has become popular nowadays to talk about how we can distribute wealth. But it is far more important to focus on how we can create wealth. Without wealth creation, there is nothing to distribute. And the best way to create enhanced prosperity and productivity is by sharing the financial success of a company with each of its key stakeholders.

Reducing taxes – generating growth via a simple and fair tax system

Economic growth means a greater number of jobs. And if more people are working, we would generate more tax revenue while at the same time reduce government spending related to social costs such as unemployment and welfare.

In the final analysis, it is the tax system, more so than any other economic lever that has the greatest bearing on the creation of wealth and jobs. We need a streamlined tax system, one that is clearly understood by every citizen. A flat tax system would be straightforward and clear-cut, with no loopholes, no privileges , and could be applied to all personal income, as well as all corporate and capital income (dividends and interest income). The flat tax rate would be between 20 and 40 percent; the optimal percentage would be found over the course of time.

The current tax system is overly-complicated, too vague and too difficult to understand. It has become a drag on economic growth, and requires businesses and individuals to spend more and more time complying with tax filings – time that ultimately increases the final cost of the product or service provided by the business.

However a simple, flat-rate tax system would unshackle individuals and businesses from the enormous waste of time and energy spent complying with tax filings or preparing for audits. More importantly, it would stimulate the creation of jobs, reduce bureaucracy and spark economic growth.

If a company invests its profits outside Austria it should pay tax on those profits. But businesses that invest their profits in Austria should be exempt from paying any tax whatsoever – a reward for investing in our country and creating jobs. Furthermore, we should eliminate complicated amortization rules. The costs associated with the purchase of equipment should be accounted for in the year in which the purchase is made.

At the same time, we should keep and perhaps even expand the consumption tax on the purchase of goods and services.This tax would ensure that wealthier individuals contribute more taxes via their spending on higher-priced and luxury items.

Under a flat tax system, we would need far fewer tax consultants and financial experts. Naturally, some professional groups, driven by their own financial self-interest, would be very reluctant to embrace a simplified tax. But the truth is, we have drifted away from a real economy, one in which we manufacture products, to a predominantly financial economy based on financial engineering and manipulation. We have become less and less pre-occupied with creating real wealth, and more and more engaged in the process of transferring and redistributing the declining wealth that we do generate.

Today, more than ever before, we need to create a tax system that is transparent, simpler and more geared toward the creation of wealth. If we developed such a system, we would create greater prosperity and increased employment.

Reducing bureaucracy and increasing competitiveness

Austria is administered by 183 members of the National Assembly, 63 members of the Upper House of the Austrian Parliament, as well as 14 ministers and 4 undersecretaries. In addition, the country has 1 President, 9 heads of provincial government, 84 district leaders and 2,357 mayors.

On top that, Austria has 22 social insurance agencies and another central association in the health system, with each agency run by a chair and a host of other directors and officials.

The country also has three big chambers: the Chamber of Labour, the Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Agriculture. These three chambers are umbrella organizations for the nine provincial chambers for commerce, labour and agriculture. In addition, there are numerous other chambers, including the Medical Association, the Bar Association, the Chamber of Notaries, the Chamber of Public Accountants, the Chamber of Pharmacists, the Chamber of Architects, and so on. And each of these Chambers has a president, a vice-president and a large number of directors and officials. All of these various government agencies and departments are housed in luxurious office buildings and the senior bureaucrats and politicians who administer them often have large expense accounts as well as chauffeur-driven limousines.

I’ve often said that if you run a factory, it doesn’t matter how productive the people on the factory floor are if there is too much administration up top. The business will simply not be competitive. The same holds true for a country.

But in a civilized society, no one sector or group should be made the scapegoat for our problems. It’s not the fault of government employees that our bureaucracy has gotten bloated. All of us, to a certain extent, are to blame because we as a society have repeatedly turned to government as the chief source to solve all of our social and economic problems and fulfill all of our needs, forgetting in the process that government cannot give you anything unless it takes it from you first.

The plain fact is, Austria is over-governed, over-bureaucratized and over-administered. The administration does not create economic wealth but instead consumes vast amounts of tax money. The most important task of a country is to provide security. In addition, no individual should be hungry, homeless or without health care in a civilized society. Meeting these minimum standards is the key task of any country, and the government should fulfill these tasks as efficiently as possible.

We need fewer laws, simpler laws and less administration. There is a lot of government fat that can be cut out and a lot of waste that can be stopped. If we reduced the size of government burearcacy, there would be fewer people working on rules and regulations that hamper business productivity, and more employees contributing value-added activities in the private sector.

Whether it’s business or government, the key watchword in today’s world is efficiency, efficiency, efficiency. Those businesses and governments that understand this will prosper. Those that do not are doomed to fall behind.

Europe needs competition instead of egalitarianism

The most significant economic problems facing many European countries today can be traced back to the establishment of monetary union and the creation of the Euro. Many of the economically weaker countries within the European Union (EU) took advantage of the inexpensive money that the EU made available to them. Most of that money has been spent propping up an artificially high standard of living, one that has been borrowed rather than earned.

Greece is a prime example. Greece is the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, and the Greeks were independent for thousands of years. But in the 21st century, the country decided to join the European Union, which offered easy access to inexpensive money and other inducements that have driven Greece into national bankruptcy. Now the European Union is force-feeding Greece more stimulus money combined with a package of austerity measures that include cuts to social spending. It’s no wonder that the people of Greece are in revolt. Greece should be allowed to go its own way. It’s clear that you help a neighbour when he is in trouble. But it isn’t right that countries with sound economies and sound fiscal policies should have to subsidize countries that have been grossly financially mismanaged. When that happens, then everybody loses.

During the previous century, the primary concern of the European people following two devastating world wars was to establish a lasting peace. Over the course of time they agreed to work closer together economically to establish a stronger Europe. The European Community safeguarded free passenger traffic, free transportation of goods and the free movement of capital. As a result, the economy prospered for a long period of time. The engine of this economic miracle was the unfettered competition that was allowed to exist in all areas between the countries that were members of the European Community.

But then the countries of Europe made a critical mistake: instead of only concentrating on economic co-operation, they sought to bring about a political union. The foundation of the European Union, with its massive administrative machinery, has not contributed to further economic growth. On the contrary, it has created an enormous bureaucracy that has hampered economic progress. And in its zealous pursuit of “harmonization”, the EU has dragged Europe’s countries down to the lowest common denominator. It would have been easy for the various countries of Europe to implement the desire for peace and prosperity without forcing their people into an overly-centralized political system with a vast and intrusive bureaucracy.

It appears that the objective of the ruling class in Europe today is to build a federal state that is centrally governed, and within this super state, the rights and powers of the various countries that comprise Europe will either be eliminated or made subservient to the central power of the EU bureaucracy. That’s why it’s vital that the countries of Europe politically disentangle themselves from the EU and return to sound economic policies and principles.
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  1. Željko Zidarić avatar
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    Austria needs to take urgent measures that our living standards improve , without getting further into debt.

    We can no more debt and have to make it finally begin to repay our debts. The debt brake is in the constitutional status and any non-compliance will be sanctioned accordingly. I argue that politicians a pass oath , which they should commit to certain principles. For example, if a politician supports a law, which causes more debt, he should resign immediately!

    We need a simple and fair tax , a flat tax, which means every citizen, without loopholes and privileges. Companies that invest in domestic, should be exempt from tax in the amount of their investments. This means that is jobs in the country . Currently, there are so absurd tax rules, companies that invest their money abroad, favorable tax treatment in Austria, which should be abolished.

    Particularly important is that we reduce the huge gap between the wealthy and the workers, their companies are employees participate in the profits . So the workers are motivated. They are at their success, they miterwirtschaften so by their industry involved.

    We are managed! We in the civilized way reduce administration .

    Finally I would like to say that Austria is a strong and united Europe is to contribute, we will help preserve peace and freedom to
    encourage people, goods and capital. I know there is confusion on this issue and there are many diverse opinions, but for me as a man in the world economy is clear: Austria must take their future into their own hands and their own economic and financial policy to return.

    There are many more extremely in need of reform issues in our country, such as healthcare, the pension system, education, security, immigration, etc. These issues need to observe the people involved are, it need solutions outside of party politics to be found.

    More democracy - Less party politics
    The government is the management team of a country. Citizens should also be involved in important reforms.

    Unfortunately, Austria has hardly capable politician. The aim of our politician: elected or re-elected. This means that Austria is mainly governed by power politics and not on socio-economic criteria.

    We all know that practice on the one hand, the industry, especially banks as well as various associations and trade unions on the other hand, the major influence on who is on the party list. The political power structure is largely paralyzed and virtually inherited from election to election.

    This system is more democratic and transparent must be broken so.

    Austria has a political power conservation system that is built on "cronyism" and incest - It's time to change that.

    In politics, we therefore need competition and competition in order to move forward the best politicians, namely those who understand the economy. Because if the economy does not work, then nothing works.

    Who wants to be party leader should, therefore, be elected by the respective party members in a democratic manner as any Member of Parliament should be elected in his constituency of the citizens living there. It is important that our Members of Parliament and really legitimized not only appears to democratically represent us.

    Currently, most banks and unions to determine who in the National Council and above all, who comes into the government, not us citizens.

    There are many extremely in need of reform policies in Austria, and in all there are many different opinions, usually with a certain authority. These include topics such as administration, education, health, safety, environment and immigration. But there are a variety of views on these issues and therefore it is not so easy to agree here and find solutions.

    These important issues will therefore be discussed in public, without a "political show" and without that, the parties and politicians blame each other and assign insult. We need fundamental changes and solutions that shape our lives and our future generations sustainably, and without the influence of each day and party politics to be found and implemented.

    It is therefore particularly important to involve the citizens of our country to solve these problems: we are therefore introducing a citizen representative.

    Regarding the appointment of citizen representatives, we propose that we should take guidance from a proven over many years, democratic system - the jury system. Similarly, one could create a random number from each electoral district a list of potential council members.

    The citizens' representatives in parliament to bring in the most important topic suggestions. They would deal with issues that can not be solved politically, especially with the administrative, educational, health care reform, immigration and environmental policy.

    The Frank Stronach Institute for social and economic justice calls for the establishment of a citizens' representation, because we are convinced that the less on partisan political interests, but more takes on the long-term interests of our country into consideration.

    Paying down debt - Promoting Growth
    Every housewife knows she can not spend more money than earned the family, otherwise the family will at some point to the poorhouse. Every farmer knows that if he spends more than it earns, he will lose, sooner or later his court. Every trader knows he can no longer issue, take as, otherwise, the operation goes bankrupt.

    Everyone knows this, just ignore the politics das. why Austria has lost its creditworthiness.

    Many politicians make promises and give large sums of tax money to get elected and reelected. Our standard of living is still high, but we need to understand that a lot is built on debt.

    We have too many debts and pay huge interest rates - over 10 billion euros this year - and every year. The interest payments even exceed the budget for education, arts and culture, which consists of 8 billion euros.

    If we do nothing, growing mountain of debt and the annual interest to be paid indefinitely. The "real" Austrian government debt ratio is almost at 100 percent, because by ÖBB, Asfinag and BIG (Federal Real Estate Company) are added outsourced federal debt to official government debt ratio.

    A high national debt can quickly spiral out of control and drastic impact - to government default. Austria may not be Greece!

    We need to ensure that our politicians continue to borrow and do not advocate that Austria has introduced a mandatory for all politicians in the constitutional debt brake.

    Germany has introduced a debt brake in 2009, and even those lifted into the constitution. The debt brake means that the public budget must be financed without further borrowing. Be achieved over a given cycle must be a balanced budget, that is, when will be included in a recession, more loans, this must be balanced during an economic upswing again.

    Switzerland also introduced in 2003, the debt brake in the constitution, after the people had previously been asked about it. The Federal Financial Management estimates that reduced since the introduction of the debt brake in 2004, the government debt ratio of 60 percent of the time until the year 2014 to 34 percent of GDP.

    Also, most U.S. states have compensated according to their constitutions the obligation be accounted for. Especially in this context, but one can see that the commitments are only useful if they are also equipped with an appropriate sanction mechanism. So we need some enforcement tools to enforce compliance with the debt brake can also. Politicians need to be responsible for their actions.

    During the election campaign is promised a lot, it is ultimately to secure votes. We must however recognize that the state can give us nothing he has not taken us before. It is the responsibility of us voters to reject political promise that can not be in the long-term interests of the country. For we must all be aware that our cost of public spending based on lending money - one day we have to pay back our children and grandchildren this through higher taxes and nasty cuts.

    If Austria had no debt, our standard of living would be higher and especially long term. The country would be more competitive and this is the best position to create and preserve jobs.

    Wealth creation - involved employees
    Laws of nature are stronger than man-made laws.

    One of the most important laws of nature is: The main reason why people get up in the morning, that they want to make a better life for themselves and their families. So people want to create wealth.

    In order to achieve prosperity, it needs capital. It is created by three driving forces: labor, management and the capital itself All three have a moral claim on the profit, which is achieved through them.

    Investors expect a reasonable return on their money. The management brings knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit, and therefore expects a fair salary. The employees contribute through hard work and diligence in ensuring that profits arise, they should therefore be involved in the profit made accordingly.

    Magna a formula for the distribution of profits in its own corporate governance has been enshrined. The "Magna Corporate Constitution" was the first of its kind, it was already 30 years in power.

    In effect, this ensures that all who contribute to profit, to receive a share of it. This creates incentives for employees, management and investors, while a balance between the interests.

    Balance is very important for a society. One of the main problems of our society is that the gap between the wealthy and the common people is too large. We therefore need structures that ensure that all employees share in the profits of a company. Companies that have a certain size, where there really no clear owner is more, should be required to pay out a portion of their profits to their employees.

    The employees have a moral right to participate in the success of their company to be. In addition, the involvement of employees leads to a change in thinking: When employees are involved in the success Ibers company, they are much more motivated, thus the company will automatically competitive.

    The large gap between the wealthy and the ordinary people must be reduced. If all pull together, so owners, managers and employees work together to improve their products or services together continuously, their company will be better than your competition. You will develop better products, more customers and have recorded a higher profit, ultimately benefits all.

    Lately a lot of talk about how we can distribute wealth, while it would be much more important to wonder how we can create wealth. Employees to participate in the success of their company is an important contribution to creating wealth in our society.

    Growing up with simpler and fairer tax
    We need economic growth, because it means jobs. If more people are working to reduce the social costs and increase tax revenues.

    The greatest influence on economic growth, the tax system - we need a simplified tax system, a so-called flat tax all personal income tax. you, all business income and all capital income (dividends and interest) with the same percentage.

    The current tax system hinders the economic growth for several reasons: it is so complicated that hardly anyone knows about and it brings numerous conditions and provisions with them, that employers are more concerned to prepare for an audit, as with its actual business.

    Companies that invest their earnings in Austria, should be of the tax (flat tax) free, because that brings jobs in the country. Companies that invest their profits earned abroad in Austria are subject to taxation. If the money stays in the company, it means jobs, that is, without payment are not subject to tax. Furthermore, there should be no complicated rules on depreciation, the cost of machinery, etc., should be recognized directly in purchasing.

    The flat tax would be between 20 and 40%. The correct percentage is to be found in the course of time, he should after a few years are 20%, once the old structures are changed. This is the basic idea of ​​the flat tax. There are no loopholes and privileges. The flat tax is simple to understand, promote economic growth and reduce the administrative burden tremendously. Of course the tax should be retained, perhaps even expanded. Sun Richer are taxed higher, presumably because they buy expensive cars, expensive wine, etc..

    With such a simple control system it takes a lot less tax advisors and financial experts. Of course, these professionals are not on the simplified tax (flat tax) to be pleased. It is very important that we lead our country back again into the real economy, where products are produced. Over the last decades we have grown more and more of a financial business, where we only paper back and forth. Can be a dangerous way, because paper can not eat.

    We need to create real wealth, not redistribute our dwindling wealth. The economy is driven by three forces: hard-working staff, prudent management and the capital itself No matter how diligent the workers are not smart managers will be no profit made. Smart managers will find all over the world work, but we want to keep them in Austria. The tax system affects quite significantly, whether the economy is growing, stagnating or shrinking. It is the job of politicians to ensure that it grows, so will jobs be created and, thus, there are fewer people on the poverty line.

    Reduce administration - increase competitiveness!
    We managed 183 national councils, 63 cabinet members, 14 ministers, state secretaries and 4, in addition, we also have a federal president. In addition, there are nine governors and their deputies, 84 district captains and their deputies and 2357 municipal mayors and their deputies.

    In the health system, we spend 22 social insurance plus the Federation of Social Insurance. In total, 23 Chairmen and 23 Vice Chairman and a host of directors and officers.

    Furthermore, we have three large chambers: the Chamber, the Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Agriculture, all three are umbrella organizations for the nine provincial chambers. There is also the chambers of the professions - including for example the General Medical Council, the Bar Association, the Chamber of Notaries, the Chamber of Auditors, the Pharmacists' Association, the Chamber of Architects and Civil engineers. With each president, president-deputy and a variety of directors and officers, of course.

    This would result are also huge issues for many splendid office buildings and luxury car service.

    I always say, if the workers on the factory floor to work ever so diligently, but the government is too big, can not this company be competitive. Then eat the administrative expenses of the hard-won gains.

    I always stress that may be in for a civilized society no one scapegoat. It is not the fault of government employees that the bureaucracy is so bloated. We are all responsible because we have developed a strong sense of entitlement over to the government and call on many issues immediately after the coup as a problem solver.

    But the state can give us nothing he has not previously taken from us!

    Austria has managed over.

    The administration does not produce anything, and nothing contributes to value creation in our country. But it costs huge amounts of tax money is used and in many cases their own hold on power.

    The main tasks of the state to maintain internal and external security. In a civilized society no one should suffer from hunger, be homeless or be without health care. Compliance with these minimum standards is a core responsibility of government.

    The state should focus on these core tasks, and meet them effectively.

    We need far fewer, simpler laws, and thus much less government. Many items could be saved.

    Instead of working through bureaucratic red tape it, make it difficult to value creation in the private sector, would be a more stripped-management workers for value-adding activities in the private sector jobs.

    Europe needs competition, rather than leveling
    We know that there are on the euro and the European economic policy, many opinions. It can not be right that a country that has sound economic structures, a country with weak economic structures subsidized.

    Europe has serious problems that have arisen mainly through the establishment of monetary union. Many economically weak countries are using cheap borrowed money and financed a high standard of living, without realizing that this was but generates real.

    Often a comparison is made with the U.S., but have an entirely different situation: the cultures of Europe are rooted in thousands of years old and very strong. A large part of American society was formed about 200 years of British immigrants, the situation and culture of these immigrants was similar. With us, but there are a variety of cultures and mentalities, Italians are different from German, Greeks, unlike the French and so on.

    Greece is a prime example: For thousands of years, the Greeks were independent. Greece is the cradle of Western culture and democracy. In the 21st century, then the EU will have new rules, equitable access to money and other enticements that drive Greece into the de facto bankruptcy. Now we force the Greeks to have more money and strict austerity! No wonder that the people revolted. You should let Greece go its own way. It is clear that to help a neighbor in need, but you can not help finance a generous lifestyle in the long run, will then lose all. It must be understood once on European policy.

    The main concern of the Europeans after the two world wars was to finally have peace. Over time, we worked closely together economically. The European Community ensured free movement of persons, goods and capital. The economy prospered for many years. The engine of the so-called economic miracle was the competition that prevailed in all major sectors. There was a competition of legal systems and the locations, currencies, tax systems, social systems, education systems. But then a serious mistake was made: Instead of purely focusing on the economy and competition, a political union was founded. The establishment of the European Union with its huge bureaucracy has done nothing to further economic growth, on the contrary, this bureaucracy knows nothing about the economy and prevent the all-important competition of their ongoing effort to harmonize many areas. It is so long, "harmonized", until all countries are on the same stage - namely, on the bottom!

    The economic and foreign ministers would be able to implement the wishes of the Europeans for peace and prosperity easily, without forcing the people a political system and the associated bureaucracy. It is very important that we break up again politically and return to our sovereign economic and financial policy. It will thereby be a natural market-based process that various currencies couple together again, as before the introduction of the euro was the case.

    It is feared that the aim of the ruling elites in Europe to build a centrally governed state in which the sovereign rights of the individual countries would be lost for ever - all based on the belief in the power of the central bureaucracy.