posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 07:10 AM
A lot of people from other countries seem to have this misconception that all Americans are spoiled, rich, whiny brats who love to play victim
Let me set the record straight!!!!
Here in America slightly more than 1 percent of the population controls 90 percent of the wealth. Think about that there are dictatorships with better
Here in America the cost of living far outpaces wages. Certain crap jobs like bag boys in the supermarket pay near double in Europe what they pay
Here in America we sit by as our teeth fall out without healthcare, and any major medical problems can bankrupt you and your whole family! Health care
eats almost a third of our GDP.
Here in America you can be prosecuted and thrown in jail for a rediculous amount of time for simple drug crimes. Biggest prison population in the
Here in America you have the least vacation days a year of any country!
Yeah were spoiled alright.
The vast majority of people in this country are lower middle class or poor. Remember that. You in fact have it better in Europe, as the vast majority
of former US citizens who are now European residents will testify to.
Many Americans do care alot about the less fortunate as evidenced by the fact that americans donate a higher percentage of their money to charity than
any other country. Our government is not our people!
I drive a 16yr old car that gets excellent gas mileage.
I have a 20 inch tv I got for free, and no cable.
I live in a small two bedroom apartment.
I freeze in the winter and sweat in the summer as I can afford neither high heat nor airconditioning bills.
I get by spending 40 a week on food with no government assistance of any type.
Now that ive thoroughly refuted your outlandishly bigoted view of Ameican citizens, how about your country?
Do your news headlines reflect the goings on in the third world?
Do you give to multinational charities?
Have you helped to clean up disasters?
No one is playing victim. In fact the vast majority of responses from Americans in all these threads has been of owning up to the destruction of the
enviornment, and acknowledging the need for change.
Next time think before making sweeping generalizations about people about whom you have very little knowledge.
The rest of what you said about the oil spill has been thoroughly debunked by others so I feel no need to waste my time with it.