Some of the claims in the article are untrue (70% of taxes going to the military) and others are just nuts (the government is going to lock the place down...they don’t want their “recruits” escaping. They don’t want YOU escaping)
However, let's take a look at the primary claim:
"You (Americans) have the worst quality of life in the developed world – by a wide margin"
and some of the supporting claims
-less access to health care
-poorer diets (less healthy)
-Low quality food (more processed, more contamination, etc)
-More reliance on meds
-Less vacation time (more stress)
-Expensive education (starting life with high debt)
-Greater Debt Overall
-Higher Bankruptucy rates (see above on debts)
-Less freedom (drug tests, surveillence)
-Misinformed citizenry (Fox News, Right/Left wing media)
-An uneducated population
-etc, etc, etc.
I'd love to hear from anyone, but especially those of you who reside outside of America and can provide objective viewpoints.
When you wish to take my money because you think you need it, you are being as selfish as I am. Selfishness is not bad. Neither is compassion, respect, sharing, giving, helping, philanthropy or charity, but forced sacrifice is bad.
I agree, having a social conscience is not bad. Demanding other people's money and perpetuating the welfare state is.
Keep everything for myself? No. Just what I make.
And, YES, I am a very proud, self-centered egoist!!! So is every other humasn being on the planet! It is the nature of the singular mind. There is no collective conscious, that is an oxymoron. Only an individual can have thoughts. Society is made up of groups of individuals and it is the individual that rights concern, not the groups.
Proof that socialism does not work.
Your proof is an obvious strawman.
How does our socialist system coerce and overpower and control? How does it encourage poverty? Caring is not the issue.
Right now, Canada has problems with too much foreign investment and the government has recently taken steps to try and curb that to hold onto our natural resources and industry.
"Investment is key to economic growth, and since 1993 foreign direct investment (FDI) in Canada has risen by 54%, reaching $218 billion in 1998....since the NAFTA was implemented, U.S. investment in Canada increased by 63%"
So far, socialism has not destroyed Canada. But the US is destroying itself. Please explain that. You are far more debt than we are.
No, prosperity does not necessitate bullying, but socialism does.