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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
Replies (31-40):
Aamy
by Silver Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:01 PM
You do realize we do have to show IDs to vote? I agree with some of those though.

Quoting candlegal:


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.

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2012/04/10/20_only_in_america_ironies/page/full

Quoting FromAtoZ:

Ah, the source for this is............what, exactly?



turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:06 PM
3 moms liked this


Quoting -Celestial-:

Thats not from Canada its from Town hall


http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2012/04/10/20_only_in_america_ironies/page/full

so now the OP has been caught out lying!!  LMAO  why am I not surprised.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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Quoting -Celestial-:

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2012/04/10/20_only_in_america_ironies/page/full

Quoting FromAtoZ:

Ah, the source for this is............what, exactly?



Ah well, that explains it.

Not biased at all.  Not full of those who only think with one side of their brain and are not afraid to take any thing and use it to further their agendas.

Thanks!

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:18 PM
2 moms liked this
My mind needed a good numbing, thanks for that.
Bieg9093
by Bronze Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:20 PM

 There's a few fair points in there.  I think #6 should be #1.

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:37 PM
1 mom liked this

funny, this guy doesn't SOUND Canadian

John Hawkins

thatgirl70
by Bronze Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:44 PM

#4 you do have to present your driver's license (or other form of ID) to vote, at least I had to when I voted.

Or am I completely misreading that?

P.S. I do agree with a lot of that list though, LOL.

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 9:48 PM


where do you have to show ID's to vote? I don't. 

Quoting Aamy:

You do realize we do have to show IDs to vote? I agree with some of those though.

Quoting candlegal:


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.



Autodidact, Unrepentant Heathen

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:48 PM

We do in my part of Texas, they slid mine through a credit card machine like thing, then it printed out my voter card and I voted sticker.

Quoting autodidact:


where do you have to show ID's to vote? I don't. 

Quoting Aamy:

You do realize we do have to show IDs to vote? I agree with some of those though.

Quoting candlegal:


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.




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