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Old 11-19-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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How many times has a thread espousing this identical premise been posted?

Good for Denmark and the other socialist utopias. The US is not and never will be Denmark. If people find our form of government so flawed why do they not relocate to a country with a government more to their liking?
A worrying number of people do just that.

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I just love these Socialism countries are the best posts.

Nothing like comparing a country of approximately 6M with one that has over 300M.
No -there is what is known as the economies of scale. Basically, the bigger you are, the easier it gets, economically. It is why it is hard to break into an area with established businesses, and why Wallmart outcompetes mom and pop stores.

Basically, 300 M has every advantage on 6M.

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Plus we could always cash in our Saved your country from Domination and destruction chip. But we already have that's why they suckle at the US teet of military protection.
If America vanished tomorrow, the remaining western nations would have about 35 % of the military budget of the world. Russia and China together pulls less weight than just the UK, Germany and Frnace totals.

I'd love to hear just who America is protecting against.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Somewhere Out West
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America's Race to the Bottom. Slowly but surely we're getting there.
Except it really isn't that slow
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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I just love these Socialism countries are the best posts.

Nothing like comparing a country of approximately 6M with one that has over 300M.
Yeah, economy of scale clearly favors the larger country. Oh, wait..
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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9 signs that America is in decline - MSN Money

A list of the rankings:
The 2011 Legatum Prosperity Index

So I just wanted to know, why are countries like Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Canada, Australia, etc... All countries with higher taxes, more social benefits and a bigger centralized government more prosperous and have a higher quality of life than the US? Denmark rates 1st for Entrepreneurship while the US is 5th. why isnt that 50% tax rate stopping the Danes?
Hmmm now did any of these countries get to this point through socialism?
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:39 PM
 
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Like most Americans care about socialist countries, their excessive taxation and their nanny governments...
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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America's Race to the Bottom. Slowly but surely we're getting there.
Just like THEY have been planning for a while. It's just not fair America is a superpower. We need to be brought down to the level of everyone else is the battle cry of the socialists.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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Basically, 300 M has every advantage on 6M.
no, not really..
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: west central Georgia
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I just love these Socialism countries are the best posts.

Nothing like comparing a country of approximately 6M with one that has over 300M.
So true! We are such a huge country that it's a miracle we're all still United! As in States of America! Nothing compares to US.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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We too are a socialist nation. The top fascist nations have out performed the US for about 10 years now. Happened when we dropped trade tariffs and allow illegal alien workforces.
Both NAFTA and the 2000 China Trade Act, Killed prosperity for the middle class.
No, we aren't a socialist country. We are a market oriented mixed economy.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Why are countries like Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Canada, Australia, etc... All countries with higher taxes, more social benefits and a bigger centralized government more prosperous and have a higher quality of life than the US?
Actually, here are the rankings published by the International Monitary Fund, The World Bank and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

IMF World Bank CIA
1 United States United States United States
2 China China China
3 Japan Japan Japan
4 Germany Germany Germany
5 France France France
6 United Kingdom United Kingdom United Kingdom
7 Brazil Brazil Brazil
8 Italy Italy Italy
9 India India Canada
10 Canada Canada India

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