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Top Ten List of America's Stupidity.

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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!

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.


EDIT:   I have taken the word Canada out of the title.

by on Jun. 23, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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SuperChicken
by on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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This really doesn't sound like a Canadian wrote it.    It sounds more like a extreme right winger wrote it and then put in Canadian whenever he thought "I"

10. yeah, I can see that one.

9. Canada doesn't see racism as a black and white issue because their largest minority populations are not black, they are Chinese and South Asian.  

8.  Canada right now is having some serious issues with their Conservative politicians spending accounts.   They know is not only an American issue.

7.   They do the same thing in Canada whenever there is an arrest of terrorists

6.   The same thing happens in Canada.   Or did you think only the U.S. had illegal immigrants?

5.  Canadian's aren't that fond of the Tea Party and they're pretty aware that the Conservatives aren't that amazing at sticking to any budgets.

4. In Canada you have to buy your alchohol from special government run stores.  

3.   Gas prices in Canada are worse than here.   They think they're being gouged too.  

2.   Well, there are those wars.   

1.   Canadians pay higher taxes than here and they do so because they have things like universal healthcare, subsidized daycares,  and welfare. 

IandLoveandYou
by Bronze Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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Lol... A Canadian didn't write this.
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kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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Pretty accurate list. Makes me ashamed 😞
jllcali
by Jane on Jun. 23, 2013 at 7:05 PM
I've seen this before, attributed to various people, with slightly different stats.
Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Jun. 23, 2013 at 7:12 PM

 Somehow I don't see this being from Canada, heck maybe I'm wrong. If it is, that surprises me.

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WesternNYmom
by Silver Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 7:13 PM

4) Not in in the county I live in. We have to show our id when we sign up to vote. As far as having to show id for alcohol, tobacco, or cashing a check. It is state law. If you don't like it, too bad.

 

3) Price gouging is a fact of life for those of us in the Buffalo area. We pay more for natural gas, and electricty than anywhere else in the state. The idiots who built the hydro plant in Niagara Falls back in the 60's made a deal with NYS who owned a share in another competing power provider. The deal was that Niagara Mohawk (Now NYSG) would have sole control over the distribution of power through out this region. Which resulted in us here in Western NY paying extremly high electric bills. The areas benefiting from the nIagara hydro plant are the eastern seaboard and downstate.  Our idiot state polictians also tax gas, cigarettes, and items like shampoo, and toilet paper to death, charge us huge amounts of money in property and sewer taxes, as well as putting up toll booths at almost every major exit off our end of the NYS Throughway, and then the jerks in Albany take the tax money and spend in on projects downstate. Now people in NYC know why us upstates are so bitter, especially when parts are falling off our cars on the the thruway, because NYS would rather spend the money on a statium in Manhatten than fixing the 4' wide 6" pot hole in the middle of the center lane of a major highway.

 

 

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Jun. 23, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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Could of sworn that was written by a republican....

Pretending to be a Canadian?

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Jun. 23, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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Quoting Euphoric:

 Somehow I don't see this being from Canada, heck maybe I'm wrong. If it is, that surprises me.

Yeah I doubt it.  Could be someone that lives on the border and claims Canadian periodically to write classic pieces like this :-)

SilverSterling
by MrsSilverusSnape on Jun. 23, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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Always Consider the Source

Quoting turtle68:


Quoting Euphoric:

 Somehow I don't see this being from Canada, heck maybe I'm wrong. If it is, that surprises me.

Yeah I doubt it.  Could be someone that lives on the border and claims Canadian periodically to write classic pieces like this :-)


turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Jun. 23, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Yup....I saw I though...meh do I open, then I opened and thought yeah its one of those funny ones.  Then read number 2 and thought ...yeah whatever.  Black bashing is a republican thing and an OP favourite.

Quoting SilverSterling:

Always Consider the Source

Quoting turtle68:


Quoting Euphoric:

 Somehow I don't see this being from Canada, heck maybe I'm wrong. If it is, that surprises me.

Yeah I doubt it.  Could be someone that lives on the border and claims Canadian periodically to write classic pieces like this :-)



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