Only In America

I have had several things sent my way over the last couple of days. Since this is supposed to be a day off (yeah right) I will make several seperate posts, starting with this.

A Canadians perception:

Top Ten Things that make no sense in America

*Number 10 *Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the
rich at a $35,000.00 per plate *Obama *campaign fund-raising event.
*Number 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!
*Number 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.
*Number 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.
*Number 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 *(probably should be number one). *
*Number 5  Only in America….could the people who believe in balancing the
budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as
*Number 4 *Only in America…could you need to present a driver’s license
to cash a check or buy alcohol, *but not to vote. *
*Number 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
*Number 2*  Only in America… could you 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 .
*And Number 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. *
Of course we are idiots. However the real problem is that we have it “just good enough” that we don’t get as upset as we really should. Maybe that is changing?
Nov 4 will tell.

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