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Old 09-03-2013, 08:48 AM
 
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Those GDP per capita numbers are surely wrong. There are numbers on wiki from World Bank, UN, IMF, and the CIA and none of them have such low numbers for European countries.
Please read the article from the link for explanation, thanks. Denial is futile.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:52 AM
 
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2nd question: How many people live in the United States?
Google it genius. Are you saying it's okay if just 55 million or so have issues?
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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Ironically enough; the top half of those states working harder than Europe, are mostly "blue states" and the bottom half are mostly "Red states". Maybe....just maybe; ideological warfare is completely pointless.
Actually all the states have higher productivity and work harder than the key European countries. The northern states are richer because of legacy. The whole country is capitalist.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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And you clearly have issue with the truth versus propaganda....

Health Insurance Market Left Out 55 Million Americans In 2012, Survey Says
Don't be silly..healthcare and college are never free, even for lazy Euros. They pay for it every year dutifully through sky high mandatory taxes, all that money going into some commie pool which those who die peacefully in their sleep with no health problems don't use at all after paying for it for 40 years lol.

It's a well known fact in the most taxed socialist countries, citizens openly admit that they don't feel the urge to work too hard beyond a certain income bracket because of taxation. One doesn't need to be an Ivy League psych major to wrap their little heads around this logic.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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Ironically enough; the top half of those states working harder than Europe, are mostly "blue states" and the bottom half are mostly "Red states". Maybe....just maybe; ideological warfare is completely pointless.
FYI no. 1 and no.3 are solid red states.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Please read the article from the link for explanation, thanks. Denial is futile.
The article links to the table that doesn't support the numbers in the article. That was my point.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Google it genius. Are you saying it's okay if just 55 million or so have issues?
I think what he is saying is that your article has no credibility since it says 30% or 55 million have no health insurance. Being that the population of the US is over 300 million the numbers do not come close to making sense. Expect nothing less from the Huffington Post
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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I think what he is saying is that your article has no credibility since it says 30% or 55 million have no health insurance. Being that the population of the US is over 300 million the numbers do not come close to making sense. Expect nothing less from the Huffington Post
The Huffington Post article is correct. 300 million includes the whole population, from kids to those over 65 on medicare. Out of 300 million people in the U.S. there are only ~180 million people who can qualify for health insurance (adults ages between 19-64) and out of those 55 million do not have any. That's pretty darn close to 30%, the rest is just a rounding error.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:34 AM
 
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The U.S. is clearly richer than Western Europe; that's not in dispute.

Anyone with half a brain who has traveled to Europe can tell that people generally have less money and less "stuff".

But there are other ways to measure prosperity besides just money. You can look at public health, safety, quality of life, etc.

So while I agree the U.S., overall, has the advantage, it's closer than one would think than if you just looked at wealth. For example, Europe has excellent transit, and the US, excepting NYC, generally doesn't. So that means the typical family will need two cars in the US, and in Europe, you could get by with just one. There are many other examples that make the conclusions somewhat muddier.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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FYI no. 1 and no.3 are solid red states.
FYI I said the MAJORITY. Of the top 10 states with highest per capita GDP, from your own list...8 were"Blue states" in the last two elections and the two "Red's" are states where the majority of their land is owned by the Federal Government.

1 Alaska $70,814
2 Delaware $69,880
3 Wyoming $68,162
4 Connecticut $66,022
5 New York $59,596
6 Massachusetts $58,339
7 New Jersey $55,715
8 Virginia $53,113
9 Colorado $52,205
10 California $51,905


For the record I am not saying at all that I think "blueness" causes/correlates to higher economic activity. Just that your argument here is very petty and has huge gaping holes.
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