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Old 02-12-2014, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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CNBC ran this quote from a very wealthy CEO today. Anyone want to comment. IMHO, the person is right. We live in a country that affords us a very high quality of life compared to the rest of the world, guaranteed income for many, who don't even work, and a pretty good standard of living for those who do work. Govt. pays for many services and offers a level of opportunity unmatched my most countries in the world. So why do folks so often complain?
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:43 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Because we want more. I don't, necessarily, but many do.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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CNBC ran this quote from a very wealthy CEO today. Anyone want to comment. IMHO, the person is right. We live in a country that affords us a very high quality of life compared to the rest of the world, guaranteed income for many, who don't even work, and a pretty good standard of living for those who do work. Govt. pays for many services and offers a level of opportunity unmatched my most countries in the world. So why do folks so often complain?

...OK ... Please specify which country you live in please.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:53 PM
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Our country was founded on complaint. Remember?
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:29 PM
 
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I don't even recognize my own country anymore. I used to think this was the greatest in the world with the best people. But I've been observing time after time how we have become a nation of rude and entitled individuals that do nothing but complain and point the blame at someone else for their own failures in life. The U.S. is a great country. But it's been turned inside out by this administration.
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:03 PM
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Americans complained before Obama, lol.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:06 PM
 
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I don't even recognize my own country anymore. I used to think this was the greatest in the world with the best people. But I've been observing time after time how we have become a nation of rude and entitled individuals that do nothing but complain and point the blame at someone else for their own failures in life. The U.S. is a great country. But it's been turned inside out by this administration.
People say that for every administration.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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CNBC ran this quote from a very wealthy CEO today. Anyone want to comment. IMHO, the person is right. We live in a country that affords us a very high quality of life compared to the rest of the world, guaranteed income for many, who don't even work, and a pretty good standard of living for those who do work. Govt. pays for many services and offers a level of opportunity unmatched my most countries in the world. So why do folks so often complain?

I saw a commercial, I think it was California.. talking about how it's wrong that illegal immigrants here do not get health insurance from our government.

Yes, we absolutely need to complain. Look at this crap that these "caring" Democrats throw at us. Just when the middle class is already struggling, we now have to foot the bill to pay for housing and healthcare for an illegal immigrant. Really?
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:14 PM
 
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People need to complain more! We have a government that's allowing toxins, GMO's, pesticides, and who knows that else into our lives without telling us. All the while making us sick and then extorting us by forcing everyone to have health insurance and hitting us with a tax penalty if we opt out...I don't trust our government and would advise everyone to take a serious look at moving somewhere with a more responsible government...Or at least one who gives a damn.
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:47 PM
 
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Because we must continue to improve. Yes this is a good country but we can get better.
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