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Americans, I have some bad news for you:
You have the worst quality of life in the developed world - by a wide margin.
If you had any idea of how people really lived in Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many parts of Asia, you'd be rioting in the streets calling for a better life. In fact, the average Australian or Singaporean taxi driver has a much better standard of living than the typical American white-collar worker.
I know this because I am an American, and I escaped from the prison you call home.
I have lived all around the world, in wealthy countries and poor ones, and there is only one country I would never consider living in again: The United States of America. The mere thought of it fills me with dread.
Consider this: you are the only people in the developed world without a single-payer health system. Everyone in Western Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand has a single-payer system. If they get sick, they can devote all their energies to getting well. If you get sick, you have to battle two things at once: your illness and the fear of financial ruin. Millions of Americans go bankrupt every year due to medical bills, and tens of thousands die each year because they have no insurance or insufficient insurance. And don't believe for a second that rot about America having the world's best medical care or the shortest waiting lists: I've been to hospitals in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Singapore, and Thailand, and every one was better than the "good" hospital I used to go to back home. The waits were shorter, the facilities more comfortable, and the doctors just as good.
This is ironic, because you need a good health system more than anyone else in the world. Why? Because your lifestyle is almost designed to make you sick.
In closing, I want to remind you of something: unless you are an American Indian or a descendant of slaves, at some point your ancestors chose to leave their homeland in search of a better life. They weren't traitors and they weren't bad people, they just wanted a better life for themselves and their families. Isn't it time that you continue their journey?
Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
.... Maybe I can move to another planet if we find one
Millions of Americans go bankrupt every year due to medical bills
ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues.
Isn't it time that you continue their journey?
Originally posted by Damian-007
Continue the Journey.. Excellent..
I live in Australia. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. This is an Awsome Country and was even better then it is now.
We've been going downhill for a while now because of Migrant Freeloaders and because of Helping America acheive their misguided goals in Wars we should never of been part of.
We've also been going downhill because of Greedy politicians Corrupt Cops and Greedy Corporations that see Australians and Australia itself as an Easy Target.
We've also been going downhill because we have been letting other people from other countries buy our land and Jack the prices up so that Young Australians will never be able to afford the Luxuries that I have now.
But, It's still a better country than just about anywhere else in the world.
I guess America was once like this Country was before the American Politicians and Greedy Corporations started to destroy the American way of life.
Originally posted by Well
Awww poor guy
Originally posted by OnceReturned
Pred, I like all of your threads. You do a great job, but I think presenting this article was a serious lapse in your otherwise consistently high quality thread producing performance. It's false, it's a lie to promote a message that everyone either already believes will not be convinced of by this nonsense. Don't publish lies about America.
[edit on 4/6/10 by OnceReturned]