reply to post by projectvxn
You know, I hear all this whining from 25 year Costa Ricans and their ilk, but I don't see any of them running to the airport.
Let's take a look at your birth nation and do a quick comparison. Do you know that the production facility of a single evil US corporation (Intel)
is responsible for 20% of Costa Rica's exports and 6% of its GDP - just one factory !!!
Add to that the new Proctor & Gamble and Glaxo Smith Kline plants, and suddenly you see why the average Costa Rican's standard of living is beginning
to climb vertically - because evil American capitalism has arrived and is making the people wealthier.
But no, the US still needs to be fixed, the country that exports wealth and is still the one that we have to build fences to keep people out of
because it's so horrible. There are many things here that need to be fixed or improved, but your message has no balance, to hear you talk we are all
being flogged daily, and fed dead maggots by evil special interest groups.
Take me as your example, I'm an average American middle class worker bee, I have 2 new cars, a 4 bedroom home complete with a large swimming pool,
sizeable savings, and no debt other than a mortgage. I'm not upside down on my house, my wife doesn't have to work, and we have 3 vacations planned
before the end of this year, plus a week in Bora Bora planned for early next year. I have inherited or been given zero dollars, it's all from what I
Show me another country where I can have all that, not to mention the free and open possession of military style firearms, and the ability to spend my
weekends indulging in the vast pleasures of places like Las Vegas which is a 5 hour drive away, and I'll move there with you.
In the meantime, while you plot your quote "revolution" and keep yourself busy making pipe bombs in your basement to show the US how grateful you
are for welcoming you and your family to our country in the first place, why don't you spare a thought for those millions who would give their left
nut to switch places with you.
But hey, I guess they are just stupid victims of our capatalist propoganda, and will realize that the US is just one vast evil conspiracy the moment
after they arrive.
I just can't figure out why none of them leave, perhaps your revolution will fix that little problem.
[edit on 20-10-2009 by Retseh]