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Old 05-23-2010, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Get out of the country? And go where? Socialist Europe with higher unemployment rates than USA or Communist China.. maybe you could get a job with the drug cartels down in South America. There's always India.. This whole world is rough, but we'll get through it, we just have to realize we were all living well above our means and you just can't do that.
Australia's doing pretty well (and completely avoided the recession), so is Canada. And not all of South America is doing that badly.

The number of Americans leaving the US has increased rapidly in the last few years and is another one of the "worst kept secrets" in America. The number of US citizens giving up their citizenship is at an all time high.
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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If you can get out of the country, OTOH....
Yup I hear Iceland's a great place to go right now. Or Greece. And Mexico has lots of openings in the "pharmaceuticals" biz.
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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Yup I hear Iceland's a great place to go right now. Or Greece. And Mexico has lots of openings in the "pharmaceuticals" biz.
If it was possible for me to move to Vancouver, I'd move there in a minute, and a large number of Californians would. West Coast people would experience less culture shock than in Loudon County, VA (which I am familiar with having relatives in DC and Montgomery Co., MD - NoVA isn't "southern" at all anymore but it's still quite different from California.) After all, many movies set in California are actually filmed in Vancouver...
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of SW MO
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Much of the country has the same issues, but they seem to be magnified in big cities like L.A. I wouldn't choose to raise children here now, especially if I had to send them to L.A. Unified schools. Too many budget cuts, the school days per year are being trimmed, class sizes are getting bigger, teachers are more stressed, etc. And this is only one aspect of the myriad of problems we're facing. I should be encouraging my son to become a prison guard; that's one aspect of the state budget that we probably need to increase!
I wouldn't. Been there, done that -- Correctional Officer, Sergeant, Correctional Counselor and Parole Agent in California. It's not a nice business!
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Australia's doing pretty well (and completely avoided the recession), so is Canada. And not all of South America is doing that badly.

The number of Americans leaving the US has increased rapidly in the last few years and is another one of the "worst kept secrets" in America. The number of US citizens giving up their citizenship is at an all time high.

Canada? They aren't doing better than us, be my guest if you want to give away all of your money to the government and wait in line 3 week to see a doctor.

Can't speak for Australia, I don't know anybody from there.

South America?? Woah woah, while they might be better than what they were 20 years ago, there is not one thing about any country down there that could possibly compare to USA.
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Old 05-23-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Canada? They aren't doing better than us, be my guest if you want to give away all of your money to the government and wait in line 3 week to see a doctor.
"The Canadian economy has rebounded from global recession faster than the U.S. economy, owing to its substantial natural-resource reserves, relatively stronger banks and milder and faster-recovering unemployment"

Canada's Comeback: ETF Expert Looks North - BloggingStocks

7.3% unemployment rate in British Columbia - what Western US state has that low of an unemployment rate?

Latest release from the Labour Force Survey. Friday, May 7, 2010

A right winger saying that Canada's doing better than the US because Canada's more conservative than America:

Canada drops to 8.1% unemployment « Don Surber (http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/13585 - broken link)

And note that many of the businesses which have left California due to tax and regulatory issues have moved to Canada (there's another thread on this board about that)


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Can't speak for Australia, I don't know anybody from there.

Australia Economy, Australian Economy, Australia's Economic Profile | EconomyWatch.com


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South America?? Woah woah, while they might be better than what they were 20 years ago, there is not one thing about any country down there that could possibly compare to USA.
Even Chile and Uruguay?

But this thread is getting very off topic for the L.A. forum.
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Hollywood North
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Canada? They aren't doing better than us, be my guest if you want to give away all of your money to the government and wait in line 3 week to see a doctor. .
Nonsense. Canada recovered from the recsssion faster and it was never as deep here. And where did you hear that Canadians wait 3 weeks to go to the doctor? What crap. Sounds like you know nothing about Canada...nothing but right wing propaganda.
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