View of America from our Northern friends.

View of America from our Northern friends.

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:50 pm

Canadians let us know if this sums it up well.

This is Canada's Top Ten List of America's Stupidity.
Of course we look like idiots .

10) Only in America ... could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

9) Only in America ... could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans - 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

8) Only in America ... could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

7) Only in America ... can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

6) Only in America ... would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American citizens.

5) Only in America ... could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as "extremists."

4) Only in America ... could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

3) Only in America ... could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

2) Only in America ... could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.

1) Only in America ... could the rich people - who pay 86% of all income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all.
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Re: View of America from our Northern friends.

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:41 am

are these stats real :eek2: "9) Only in America ... could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans - 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!"

WHY? i want answers!!! :mad:
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Re: View of America from our Northern friends.

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:08 am

I would think that most of that is "right" from the good old USA, we have a growing # of northern neighbor members that could probably provide some thoughts if so inclined. I would tend to think that there would be far more important points to make than most of those, there are so many things wrong here now I would think other points would come up first. JMHO
I found this from up North, certainly not in an order of importance but more believable.
http://cravecanada.com/events/ten-reaso ... diots.html
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Re: View of America from our Northern friends.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:45 am

Flyer's list affects all Americans - it's the truth.

Your list, Sam, is pop culture - who gives a *censored* about hockey, land mass, and Celine Dion when my wealth is being sucked away by the government at every turn???? :?: :confused:
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Re: View of America from our Northern friends.

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:22 am

Smitty, that was my point we all know what we care about & it doesn't matter to others as long as it's not there. I didn't realize that you had amassed wealth, for me I just barely muddle along. It's the middle income that gets screwed the most, once you get into that upper wealth category it's much easier to hold onto perhaps if we would all look at the incomes of all our leaders we can realize why things are as they are. ;)
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Re: View of America from our Northern friends.

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:33 am

samhill wrote:Smitty, that was my point we all know what we care about & it doesn't matter to others as long as it's not there. I didn't realize that you had amassed wealth, for me I just barely muddle along. It's the middle income that gets screwed the most, once you get into that upper wealth category it's much easier to hold onto perhaps if we would all look at the incomes of all our leaders we can realize why things are as they are. ;)


how do us folks on the lower end get all the wonders of #9 ? :(
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Re: View of America from our Northern friends.

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:04 am

Easy DC, we allowed it to happen & continue. True they were discriminated against in many places but so were many other ethnic groups in history that worked themselves out but they were pretty much of similar color so I can see where it was harder for some than others. But you can't cure discrimination with discrimination which is what they tried, as for the POTUS, being 66 I never thought that in my lifetime I would see a black POTUS, because of the good old boy attitude that we still have today not because of any other reason. Then we went & elected a bunch of buffoons quite a few times that allowed us to get to the point that with the last one being so gullible the nation reached the point of no more like Gov. no matter what & because of the two party system we are where we are but the good old boy mentality is still strong. :cry:
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