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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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StarburstKisses
by Bronze Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 2:15 AM
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Yeepppppp Unfortunatly THAT IS our America :(

Aamy
by Silver Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 3:28 PM
Any voting place I have been to I have had to show my ID. Voted in GA.

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.




survivorinohio
by René on Jun. 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Oh boy.

JanetMonroe1991
by Bronze Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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Fake list I bet. Sounds like a republican list more then a Canada list.  Canada laughs at the fact that we don't have real national healthcare and their tax rate is around 50% so they wouldn't be talking about taxes like that. 

JanetMonroe1991
by Bronze Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Of course not, its total republican bs that the OP just claims is from Canada when in fact its been going around in e-mail as also shown here...

http://www.politicalforum.com/political-opinions-beliefs/308432-typical-thinking-liberals.html

Typical republican attitude, can't find any facts that suits what you want to say, go ahead and make them up. After all liberals are too stupid to fact check...aren't they? 

Quoting autodidact:

funny, this guy doesn't SOUND Canadian

John Hawkins



Uzma_mom_of_2
by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Yup.

celticwych
by Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 7:13 AM

You really should check your source on this one. Not a real list and not from Canada.  

momto3B
by Bronze Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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This is a great morning laugh because I totally agree with you!!! Normally your posts clash with my sensabilities but this AM, you have nailed it. 

Americans are as self interested as anyone else and we have built ourselves a government that feeds that self interest in the face of all common logic. 

This should be required reading!!

pvtjokerus
by Platinum Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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 It is funny that you mentioned this.  Yesterday I was reflecting on what country was like what America used to be.......Australia.  That is the place to go! :  )


Quoting GOBryan:

Time to move to Canada. lol. 

Actually, Canada is too cold. I wish I could find a place that would be tropical and really didn't have to deal with the U.S.  Maybe Dominican Republic would be the place to live, who knows. lol. 


 

pvtjokerus
by Platinum Member on Jun. 25, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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 What part of the list is wrong?


Quoting lga1965:

So it looks like someone who used to blog at the Blaze moved to Canada ?


 

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