U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-18-2019, 08:04 AM
 
16,350 posts, read 4,308,715 times
Reputation: 11504

Advertisements

If the USA had vast amount of money pouring in from almost everywhere (Christians, Muslims, Jews, NGOs, Governments worldwide) then we'd be a bit more flush.....

Also, if we started from close to scratch and brought in mostly literate and educated people - the same would goose the economy and allow us to flourish.

I won't even do the math- but adjusting for population, the amount of $$$ flowing "free" into Israel would seem to be vast.

Of course, we could do it anyway if we had health care costs the same as other advanced countries and didn't spend many trillions extra on the Security State, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-18-2019, 08:04 AM
 
398 posts, read 58,789 times
Reputation: 338
Quote:
Originally Posted by No_Recess View Post
Translation: We must bribe this entity to rape, rob, and kill on our behalf in order to assure that others may not do the same to us.

Kind of like a perpetual game of chasing your own tail. As long as the none of the raping, robbing, and killing happens in my house it's only "collateral damage" to me.

I honestly could give two god damns what happens to the Middle East. Israel included. The entire area could disappear tomorrow and nobody would even notice since (outside of Israel) that region contributes nothing of to the world except terrorism, religion extremism and oil.


But, so long as the political realities are what they are, and so long as the Middle East has been engaged in a 1400 year quest to subjugate the world, we will always have to keep a wary eye on that region. Lest people forget that up until WW1 the Ottoman Empire was one of the most enduring and brutal forces in the world, with occupation tentacles that reached into Europe.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2019, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
4,642 posts, read 2,194,900 times
Reputation: 2867
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rachel976 View Post
We send billions more to Muslim-majority countries. Why pick on Israel? (And if they're ahead of Muslim countries economically and technically and scientifically and medically, that's largely because Jews place a big emphasis on education.)
Not picking on them. Just trying to make a point about how decent the Israeli people are when it comes to taking care of each other.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2019, 08:04 AM
 
30,429 posts, read 47,712,227 times
Reputation: 16302
Do you know the tax rate and inflation rate in Israel and the standard of living for most citizens of average means?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2019, 08:06 AM
 
Location: SGV
25,400 posts, read 9,893,111 times
Reputation: 9862
Quote:
Originally Posted by AguaDulce View Post
This thread is an attempt to discuss the social services provided to Israelis.
Why is Israel so special?

Armed robbery, rape, and killing are universal with my money.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2019, 08:06 AM
 
1,659 posts, read 335,026 times
Reputation: 1914
Quote:
Originally Posted by AguaDulce View Post
We send them billion$, yet we supposedly can't take care of our own.
I dunno..might be due to economy of scale ? 8 million vs 330 million + 20-30 million illegals ?
Study done on medicare for all has it starting at $30 trillion and going up to $56 trillion.
Where are we going to get that kind of money ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2019, 08:07 AM
 
16,350 posts, read 4,308,715 times
Reputation: 11504
Quote:
Originally Posted by ATX Wahine View Post
Israel has nine million residents. Not 350 million.
Let's be somewhat accurate - 330 Million or so likely on the 2020 census.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2019, 08:07 AM
 
3,940 posts, read 777,046 times
Reputation: 2778
Quote:
Originally Posted by AguaDulce View Post
Not picking on them. Just trying to make a point about how decent the Israeli people are when it comes to taking care of each other.
Ok, thanks.

As another poster pointed out, there are only 9 million living there. You can't expect the same in America, with 300+ million, half of whom don't pay federal income tax, and with 1 million illegal immigrants coming in every year needing us to educate and feed their children. Just can't compare.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2019, 08:08 AM
 
Location: SGV
25,400 posts, read 9,893,111 times
Reputation: 9862
Quote:
Originally Posted by AguaDulce View Post
Not picking on them. Just trying to make a point about how decent the Israeli people are when it comes to taking care of each other.
Some masters are lighter on the whip than others, sure.

Kind of an odd thing to do to single out one specific master (State) for praise based on your opinion but I guess that's your prerogative.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2019, 08:10 AM
 
Location: SGV
25,400 posts, read 9,893,111 times
Reputation: 9862
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMSRetired View Post
I dunno..might be due to economy of scale ? 8 million vs 330 million + 20-30 million illegals ?
Study done on medicare for all has it starting at $30 trillion and going up to $56 trillion.
Where are we going to get that kind of money ?
Print and steal. See the Fed for a step-by-step instructional.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top