Americans, I have some bad news for youSubmitted by GiveMeLiberty on Sun, 11/28/2010 - 00:11
Well, this about sums it up......I agree of most of what is written in this article about the quality of life and the coming police state. I think it is time to follow through on my thoughts of leaving the US.
Update 11/29: I don't want to mislead anyone here....I didn't post this article peddling communist health care for everyone. This is about the freedoms we are losing and the coming police state. If you can't see that the gov't is going to attempt to monitor every aspect of our lives, then you better wake up.
However, I do agree with the author that people in other countries probably have a better quality of life.
And as for some of you with your moronic comments...I am not a freeloader..I work for myself and I work very hard. I am 44 years old and I have never once collected unemployment even though I have been unemployed (one time was last year for 3 months). I manage my finances very well, have no debt, and own all of my possessions outright. So before someone calls me a freeloader or a socialist, I would appreciate that you know your facts.
Excluding holidays, I have taken off 6 days this year and not one sick day. In fact, I have not taken one sick day in 6 years. I do not have typical health insurance just catastrophic coverage, so I pay for everything myself, and I prefer it that way...my own blood work, checkups, etc. You would be surprised how willing doctors are to negotiate a fair price once they hear you are paying yourself. Saves them time and money too...no paperwork on their end.
So before some of you go shooting your mouths off and ripping other people apart, maybe you should think twice. I have been here for about 3 years and I have never initiated being critical to anyone.
And one last thing, I am thinking of leaving the US because it is crumbling from within. If anyone of you have a clue as to what is going to happen to this country financially, and the coming police state, you would think about leaving too.
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....