Leaving America

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    As a libertarian-leaning Republican, I found this short article by John Stossel very interesting. There are 140 comments after it, and many of them mentioned other countries they have lived in, or are living in, or thinking of moving to. These are very revealing as to the advantages and disadvantages of living with dual citizenship. Recently on USMB a thread was started relative to what countries would be the best to relocate. There weren't many posts, so I thought this might add to the curiosities of those who would still like to know. I'll be staying here but as a Stepford citizen with a flattened spirit.

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    From economist Mark Skousen, the organizer of Freedom Fest.

    "Current government policies encourage American to be takers. Where will that lead? When Peter realizes he can vote himself free stuff and bill Paul, and when there are increasing numbers of Peters and fewer Pauls, that’s a very bad trend."

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    According to the US State Department, over 6.6 million Americans are living abroad. That’s equal to the State of Massachusetts, and a 73% increase over the 1999 figure of 3.8 million. Over 687,000 live in Canada…..222,000 in England…..211,000 in Germany….and over 1,000,000 in Mexico.

    Mexico is the new paradise?

    If the United States really is on the Road to Serfdom, where will you move?

    Leaving America John Stossel
     
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    So Mexico has an American immigration problem too?
     
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    If ever there were true words written it is this part:

    "When Peter realizes he can vote himself free stuff and bill Paul, and when there are increasing numbers of Peters and fewer Pauls, that’s a very bad trend."


    As Margaret Thatcher said "The problem with socialism is that, sooner or later, you run out of other peoples' money."

    We cannot keep spending..... despite all the huggy feely 'let's take care of everyone' desires, it just can't work.

    I live in the UK. I see what 'socialism lite' does.... it saps any desire or ambition to succeed, either as a country or as individuals. Sad really, but I see the US headed down the same road - with 'liberals' pointing at Europe as a shining example' of the way to be. You have no idea what you're leading us into. I do. But y'all are too keen to take the easy road rather than face the truth.... It doesn't work.
     
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    Unfettered capitalism does not work in the long run either.
    Have we tried anything yet that will work over the long haul?
     
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    In one of the 140 comments to the article, a person addresses that and it is quite interesting..:) I think Mexico welcomes the pesos of a peaceful American population.
     
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    Actually quite true a noticable portion or Mexico's GDP is from money sent home by illegals working in the USA and from US retirement communities located in Mexico.
     
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    I already did.
    I figured if you're going to live in the "third world' it may as well be tropical !
    Yeah. Dat wunna my cribz.
     

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    I would venture to say that many of the Americans living in Mexico are either naturalized Americans or Mexican heritage that returned to Mexico. Many of the Ameericans living abroad went abroad with the jobs that left the US. The companies needed their expertise and exported the workers with the jobs!
     
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    It would work if the unions weren't in control of management's decisions. And if any president would take another look at keeping taxes low and spending limited.
     
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    Unions are only a minor player now and mostly concentrated in certain areas of the country.

    Yeah if any president... Or any congress....
     

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