Shannon V. OKeets
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
ORIGINAL: Vincenzo Beretta
Yeah, we're really struggling.
How many of that 96% are long term employment and how many are on a "single project by single project" basis?
More homeowners than any time in history.
Are all paid for (the houses) or under risky mortage contracts?
The average home has 4 bedrooms and 2 or more new cars. 4 TV's with 200 channels and 3 computers with 6 mBit internet. Throw in an XBox 360 or PS3 in case we get bored. A cell phone for every kid. We all have central air and heating. We have the most powerful military and largest economy in the world.
Again, are all these things already paid for, or they are bought by contracting long term debts?
And when Canadians get tired of waiting in line for an operation that would save their life from 'free' (paid by taxes instead of premiums) medical care they come down here to freeload off of our system.
Dunno for canada, but the average time you have to wait for an operation over here (Italy) ranges from one to two weeks *if the aliment is not life threatening*. If it is, the waiting time ranges from one to three days. If the threat is immediate, you get assistance at once (should this not happen usually a scandal arises and the government sends an inquiry commission). No questions asked, no money to pay at all - not even for an ambulance.
And we all make enough money that the cost of a new video game is pretty much meaningless.
How do we get by?
Including the subprime crisis who showed how just now there is a mountain of unpayable debts made by Americans, you mean?
This discussion has nothing to do with MWIF.
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