Friday, July 11, 2014

Top 10 Amazing Things About the U.S.

Here (received from a friend in Arizona by e-mail) is a Canadian's version of a David Letterman Top 10 list — of U.S. American stupidities. It just makes you wanna shake your head in disbelief, it's so true.

  • 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, and more than 40% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans — 3 times the rate that go to whites, and 5 times 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 (this probably should be number one or two).
  • 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 EXTREMISTS.
  • 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 that of a company making tennis shoes (Nike). This in spite of the fact that, on each gallon, the federal government makes several times as much in taxes as the oil companies make in gross (pre-tax) profits.
  • 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.
  • Number 1 on the list — and this is especially amazing! — Only in America could the richer 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.
You have to laugh, or you'll cry.

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