[Rushtalk] TOP-10 "Only In America" Observations - by a Canadian

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Wed Dec 12 23:14:10 MST 2012

>TOP-10 "Only In America" Observations - by a Canadian:
>1)   Only in America, could politicians talk about the greed of the 
>rich at  a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.
>2)   Only in America, could people claim that the government still 
>discriminates against black Americans when they have a black 
>President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal 
>workforce is black while only 12% of the population is black.
>3)   Only in America, could they have had the two people most 
>responsible for the tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the 
>Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and 
>Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of 
>higher taxes.
>4)   Only in America, can they have terrorists kill people in the 
>name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that 
>Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.
>5)   Only in America, would they make people who want to legally 
>become  American citizens wait for years in their home countries and 
>pay tens of  thousands of dollars for the privilege while discussing 
>letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just 
>'magically' become American  citizens.
>6)   Only in America, could people who believe in balancing the 
>budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as 
>7)   Only in America, could you need to present a driver's license 
>to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
>8)   Only in America, could people demand the government investigate 
>whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of 
>gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil 
>company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis 
>shoes (Nike).
>9)   Only in America, could the government collect more tax dollars 
>from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a 
>Trillion dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of 
>$7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.
>10)   Only in America, could the rich people - who pay 86% of all 
>income taxes, be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people 
>who don't pay any income taxes at all.
>These top 10 observations may be worth sharing...
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