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Old 01-02-2013, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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American homes have more footage than homes in other countries. In part due to cheaper materials, in part due to Europeans living in flats (much higher m2 cost) more. Probably mentality adds too.

Also, northern countries have smaller homes traditionally. US is not considered northern, but some in Europe do.
It really does matter where you live in america. If you live in nyc it would be about just as much as cities like London and Berlin. Same with los angeles.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Huge meals at restaurants.
Lots of fake blonde girls
lot of oversized people
Huge cars, houses
No sidewalks.
Do you watch too much t.v. We have sidewalks in every city. Yeah we are a country of 300,000 people able to acess food of course were going to have some fat people. We have more small cars then big cars and more small homes then big homes.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: In The Pacific
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The U.S. is still a rich country, but doing a financial and employment balancing act!
People are either employed and doing OK financially or unemployed and poor!
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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The U.S. is still a rich country, but doing a financial and employment balancing act!
People are either employed and doing OK financially or unemployed and poor!

wellfare is very low in america and healthcare and education is very expensive , hard to see how the poor can do well
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:51 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Do you watch too much t.v. We have sidewalks in every city. Yeah we are a country of 300,000 people able to acess food of course were going to have some fat people. We have more small cars then big cars and more small homes then big homes.
This isn't called "How cali3448894 views the United States" its how "you" as in each individual poster views the United States. Don't expect these people on the other side of the Atlantic to be an expert of everything about us.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:19 PM
 
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the major difference between the u.s and europe when it comes to dealing with the rescession is the less well off in america appear to have an almost masochistic need to take a bullett so the very wealthy dont have to , in europe , almost no one crys when a millionaire gets a tax hike

i put it down to the media
Yep. Though I think the American public's toleration of tax cuts is due to financial desperation and the fact they believe they gain more from the cuts than they would paying more taxes, and they may be right with the government as corrupt as it is. The problem is in the long run, money for very basic necessities isn't there, and you enter a downward spiral of more government services and programs being cut, less government jobs, people getting poorer, larger debts, less money in the system (though the wealthiest will always find sources of money), then they need the tax cuts because they're scraping by and sharing any more will hurt. Taxing the rich only is not an option in the US. Either everyone gets taxed or everyone gets tax cuts, though they disproportionately favor the wealthy in both cases. I'm hoping Europe gets out of this austerity madness soon and starts rising back up economically, exposing the US government for being the corrupt bastards they are. That's a dream though because corruption and the power of banks and the wealthiest over their governments is just as much a problem over there right now. The UK will be stuck with the Conservatives until at least 2015, though the Labour Party was hardly a left party by the time they were ousted. Tony Blair going out with a legacy of being George Bush's sidekick.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:59 AM
 
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Yep. Though I think the American public's toleration of tax cuts is due to financial desperation and the fact they believe they gain more from the cuts than they would paying more taxes, and they may be right with the government as corrupt as it is. The problem is in the long run, money for very basic necessities isn't there, and you enter a downward spiral of more government services and programs being cut, less government jobs, people getting poorer, larger debts, less money in the system (though the wealthiest will always find sources of money), then they need the tax cuts because they're scraping by and sharing any more will hurt. Taxing the rich only is not an option in the US. Either everyone gets taxed or everyone gets tax cuts, though they disproportionately favor the wealthy in both cases. I'm hoping Europe gets out of this austerity madness soon and starts rising back up economically, exposing the US government for being the corrupt bastards they are. That's a dream though because corruption and the power of banks and the wealthiest over their governments is just as much a problem over there right now. The UK will be stuck with the Conservatives until at least 2015, though the Labour Party was hardly a left party by the time they were ousted. Tony Blair going out with a legacy of being George Bush's sidekick.

if i lived in the uk , id vote UKIP , , the labour party are a bunch of phoneys since they became new labour , cameron is pretty mediocre but he,s nowhere near as evil as blair was
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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This isn't called "How cali3448894 views the United States" its how "you" as in each individual poster views the United States. Don't expect these people on the other side of the Atlantic to be an expert of everything about us.
I was pointing out simple mistakes. That could have easily been avoided with common sense knowing nyc is one of the densest cities in the world.
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