@Crni Vuk Just a question for you? How much of your total wage goes to paying taxes? I think this is the issue for Americans. Tax free day is a day when you have worked enough to pay all of your taxes for a year. US April 24 2015 Canada June 10 2015 Germany July 11 2015 So looking at this Americans pay significantly less taxes then Germany (which looks to be well over 50% judging by the date) this is their fear of socialism. Hell I'm Canadian and look at Germanys and think another month of paying taxes would be ridiculous. But that being said I heard on the radio this morning about greatest nations on the planet by some group based on certain metrics and Germany was no.1. Canada no. 2, the U.S. was no. 4.