"The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión
"Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn
I'm not in America, so I don't really see a lot of the problems you're referring to. Perhaps, the attitudes of some are similar to rich kids who grow up with the best of everything, being handed everything and anything they want, and then expecting that treatment all their lives. America has had the best of everything and many have had it handed to them. But now it's a little tougher and people are having to work harder for the same things and they perhaps feel cheated and want someone (government) to make it easier. I can blame my generation too because we've pretty much babied and coddled our children, given them everything and expected little in return and we've encouraged a sense of entitlement and everything becomes a right and nothing is a responsibility or an obligation.
Anyway, if I was born and raised in America I'm sure I'd never consider living anywhere else. It's how I've come to view Canada. But I'm not one of those Canadians who likes to claim we're better than America and Americans because essentially we're not and if anything we're pretty much the same.
Have fun and enjoy your day.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
Vatican City is up there on pomp but have you heard how lousy their choir is?
I think Britain has lost its sitcom crown since the ones you mentioned. Frasier, 2 and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory are now way ahead of the competition.
UK for sport was a historic choice because it codified and professionalised so many sports - but agreed that Spain and Australia are per head of population ahead of the pack.
“looking with fondness towards a reconciliation with Great Britain…I…would rather be dependent on Great Britain, properly limited, than with any other nation on earth or on no nation”. Thomas Jefferson; August 25 1775
i used to buy into that label when i was younger. now "greatest country" mostly seems to mean that the US is expected to intervene in global conflicts instead of building a nice country that takes care of its citizens and innovates a better and more stable society than anywhere else. there are all sorts of measures for how good it is to live somewhere, not just brute strength or economic power. why not just shoot for greatest quality of life? that seems to be the best measure.Is America the greatest Country anymore? Or do you agree with Will?
In this survey, the USA was 16 in the world rankings Where-to-be-born Index - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia On The UK was down at 27. The general pattern is that smaller industrialised countries do better.
US does a little better here :
Quality of Life Index by Country 2015
and here :
Top Countries On OECD Better Life Index - Business Insider