Originally Posted by stone_axe
You don't trust our government? Really?
Have you been to other countries? Have you seen what they have for infrastructure?
Spend some time in China or India and you will quickly miss our roads, power grids and especially the EPA - yes the EPA. Forget about driving 65mph and limited access highways and expect brown-outs and super expensive electricity. But the pollution is the hardest thing to get used to, it takes weeks to get used to all the pollution. If you stay in Beijing above the 12th floor you will never see the ground.
Did I mention water and sewage? That's another thing you don't miss until you leave America. The line gets blurry between the two. Municipal sewage treatment is a good thing that you take for granted until you are exposed to open sewers being the norm. And the water comes from right where the sewage pours out.
And corruption, oh my goodness, if you think the American government is corrupt you should spend some time in India, Russia and Latin America. Corruption is right in your face there. Almost every public official is fully corrupt and any dealings you have with the government is little more than a bribery shakedown. I have to explain to the Indian and Russian employees of my company that they can't bribe police officers and that it is a major crime to offer them a bribe.
I'm not trying to pick on just China, Russia and India. The same could be said for most countries outside of Canada and Northern Europe - which have huge tax rates and socialized everything.
If you don't trust America, there are plenty of other options for you that have much less regulation. Why don't you give them a try?
Please do not get me wrong. I love my country and feel blessed to be able to live here and understand completely how much better it is here than anywhere else in the world. That does not mean I do not want to make it better or think I can shirk my responsibility to provide for my family now and in the future.
My point is, our government is corrupt and lies to us everyday. Thinking Americans are making sure they are self sufficient and never relying on the government and their lies of hope and change for anything. If you do you will live in poverty because that is where they need you to be in order to control you. If you're happy with a new cell phone and $200 a week welfare then okay, this government is for you . If not, open your eyes and see the damage happening and realize it's all to get your vote, not to make America a stronger nation.