# 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.
# 09 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 Hispanic
# 08 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.
# 07 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.
# 06 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)
# 05 Only in America …could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be called EXTREMISTS
# 04 Only in America … could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
# 03 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).
# 02 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.
# 01 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.
Bonus: ” Only in America do you have to pass a drug test to get a pay check, yet any crack head can get their welfare check – no questions asked.”
They have a point, but they also have much the same problems.
No country with socialized healthcare & prohibitions against firearms has any right to criticize another.
Well, we do have our fair share of crazy.
All true, and you have to shake your head that it’s the case.
So Reverend, because of what the law makers of my country have done I lose my right to express an opinion? Way to uphold the 1st Amendment and the UDHR there, buddy. By the way what is Obamacare designed to do besides collapse the healthcare system so the only ‘fix’ is socialized medicine?
My country has problems, your country has problems.
Looking at the list, #10, 7, 6, 5, 3, & 1 are the same in Canada. For #9 change black to French and adjust the percentages a bit.
As to the others; #8 I can’t recall any politician cheating on his taxes but the Premier of BC (equivalent to a governor) was driven from office for having a free deck (worth $7,000Cdn) built in return for influence, that was a BIG scandal up here. The Adscam scandal that brought down the Liberal federal government concerned $2M in kickbacks. Compared to the Clinton Foundation, we’re talking very small potatoes. #4 Elections Canada sends each adult a voter registration notice in advance of the election, if you don’t receive one you have to show your property tax bill or a photo ID with your address to vote and we’ve never had anything resembling what happened in Florida in 2000 and we use un-hackable paper ballots. #2 We were on track to have a balanced federal budget in 2015 but then 39% of the population voted for a substitute drama teacher with charisma but no brains, now we’ll be spending $30B of our grandchildren’s money every year the bonehead is in office.
By the way, we have plenty of guns up here, and our gunsmiths and importers have found lots of loopholes in the law. For instance, it is legal to buy a shotgun manufactured (manufactured is the key word) with an 8.5″ barrel. A tube magazine would only hold 2 cartridges so how about a 15rd box magazine (pinned to 5rds so it’s legal until you drill the rivet out when SHTF) on your 12 gauge pump?
Yours sincerely, from the land of the 4.25″ handgun.
FOREIGN, adj. Belonging to another and inferior country.
– Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
My only complaint about Canada is their damn quarters getting into my change.
Ah Al from Ottawa, I’ll have to say you had me laughing at your responses. It is time for us to go BACK to the huge paper ballots and showing a photo ID at the polls. Hanging chad and all, they are far more reliable than anything electronic. Only thing we have to worry about then is all those dead democrats sneeking into the poles and dumping a couple of tons of phony ballots in the boxes! Snark!
All- Thanks for the comments. And Al, I’ll echo Ev. Agreed, we’ve ALL got stupid people.
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These are sad but oh so right
Yeah, it would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. I’d sure like my country back before these idiots ruin it.