Some of the claims in the article are untrue (70% of taxes going to the military) and others are just nuts (the government is going to lock the place down...they don’t want their “recruits” escaping. They don’t want YOU escaping)
However, let's take a look at the primary claim:
"You (Americans) have the worst quality of life in the developed world – by a wide margin"
and some of the supporting claims
-less access to health care
-poorer diets (less healthy)
-Low quality food (more processed, more contamination, etc)
-More reliance on meds
-Less vacation time (more stress)
-Expensive education (starting life with high debt)
-Greater Debt Overall
-Higher Bankruptucy rates (see above on debts)
-Less freedom (drug tests, surveillence)
-Misinformed citizenry (Fox News, Right/Left wing media)
-An uneducated population
-etc, etc, etc.
I'd love to hear from anyone, but especially those of you who reside outside of America and can provide objective viewpoints.
No, prosperity does not necessitate bullying, but socialism does.
Funny, but true.
That is pure subjective conjecture. How do you measure prosperity?
Why do you think the US is first, it never has been. Not from the info I have found! Canada has a longer life span and a lower rate of infant mortality. They also spend less on health care the the US does.
Are you serious? It forces me, by threat of incarceration, to give up almost half my means of living for other people who did not earn it. Gimme your lunch money!!!
"Half of my means of living?" Half?? what tax bracket are you in?
Here's another question: Do you think the US has high taxes? If you had to rank the US out of the 30 industrialized countries, where would you think we are?
A little hyperbole never hurt anyone. More than a third is almost half, kind of. And I don't get paid like that, yet.
Uh, somewhere around 27? If it's one dime over what I agree or give voluntarily, it's too much.
I think you guys underestimate what can be done without force. Granted, it would be more difficult to foster laziness, but still.