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Just something I found on the net and thought we would enjoy reading it. :D



A country where CEOs are paid 500 times their workers, and 600 times a high school teacher is not a model of progress or enlightenment.

Where 1 in 75 males is in prison.

A country where 750 thousand people are arrested every year for possession of marijuana, and one million people are in prison for victim-less crime, is still in the dark ages.

A country where health insurance is too expensive for more than half the population, and where hospital errors cause a million serious casualties a year, is not an advanced country.

A country where 2/3 of death row inmates in Illinois whose guilt or innocence could be proved by DNA testing turned out to be innocent. Where men who proclaimed their innocence are more likely to end up on death row than those who 'confessed' and 'showed remorse', and where a state establishment can refuse to review condemnations even when exculpatory evidence is on record.


Europeans still enjoy free health care for all, cradle to grave; free education through university level; comparatively generous retirement for their elderly; an average of five weeks paid annual vacation, more sick leave, parental leave, and a shorter work week with comparable wages for their workers (French workers, with their 35-hour work week, work nearly a full day less per week than American workers, who now work on average 42 hours per week). Social spending in Europe runs some 50 percent above that in the United States. Environmental, food safety and labor laws are the envy of activists in the U.S.
 

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GSXR750DJ said:
Europeans still enjoy free health care for all, cradle to grave; free education through university level; comparatively generous retirement for their elderly; an average of five weeks paid annual vacation, more sick leave, parental leave, and a shorter work week with comparable wages for their workers (French workers, with their 35-hour work week, work nearly a full day less per week than American workers, who now work on average 42 hours per week).
Wow, you'd think that with all that extra time on their hands, they would be able to work a couple shaves/hot baths into their schedule...maybe even use some toothpaste and deodorant...
 

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And that's why France is leading the world in mediocrity. lol

"A country where CEOs are paid 500 times their workers, and 600 times a high school teacher is not a model of progress or enlightenment."
- Right or wrong, that's Capitalism.

I do think teachers should make MUCH more money. However, I know several teachers. . they work at 1/600th of what CEOs work, so it all balances out.
 

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Teachers are directly responsible for molding the leaders of tomorrow...along with the parents...that probably should be reversed now that I think about it..but the point is, when teachers, for the most part, arent paid jack, that makes it all the difficult.
 

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GSXR750DJ said:
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Europeans still enjoy free health care for all, cradle to grave; free education through university level; comparatively generous retirement for their elderly; an average of five weeks paid annual vacation, more sick leave, parental leave, and a shorter work week with comparable wages for their workers (French workers, with their 35-hour work week, work nearly a full day less per week than American workers, who now work on average 42 hours per week). Social spending in Europe runs some 50 percent above that in the United States. Environmental, food safety and labor laws are the envy of activists in the U.S.
An honorable concept, but I have relatives in Norway. My (by marriage) great aunt came in to visit, and she was effectively blind as a bat. She's been on the waiting list for a glasses prescription for MONTHS. Typical wait is three years.

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at LensCrafters fixed her up, and she was shocked at the expediency (she's not well-traveled).

Sorry, socialized medicine is only as good as the gov't (and thus red tape) that's running it. Know any efficiently run socialisms? Not me.
 

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GSXR750DJ said:
Europeans still enjoy free health care for all, cradle to grave; free education through university level; comparatively generous retirement for their elderly; an average of five weeks paid annual vacation, more sick leave, parental leave, and a shorter work week with comparable wages for their workers (French workers, with their 35-hour work week, work nearly a full day less per week than American workers, who now work on average 42 hours per week). Social spending in Europe runs some 50 percent above that in the United States. Environmental, food safety and labor laws are the envy of activists in the U.S.
The tax rate in Europe is like 80 percent to fund all that socialism. Plus, much of our taxes goes to the military, which saved Europe from Hitler and communism, and still protects them.
 

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I agree. However, they're well aware of what they'll make when they choose to go into that field.

I agree..and thats what makes them so special..they dedicate themselves to helping shape the young minds of tomorrow, even at sometimes poverty wages in some cases.
 

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I've got a good friend from Canada who went back to visit a couple of years back. He was in a bar where there was a lady who was constantly knocking the US. Her mantra was, "we have free health care". As he was drinking his $10 beer, he just looked at her and said, "You just don't get it, do you?".
 

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The tax rate in Europe is like 80 percent to fund all that socialism. Plus, much of our taxes goes to the military, which saved Europe from Hitler and communism, and still protects them.
Yeah, my comment was going to be, "If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait until it's free." ;)
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
I agree..and thats what makes them so special..they dedicate themselves to helping shape the young minds of tomorrow, even at sometimes poverty wages in some cases.
No question about it. Although, I do know quite a few who I wouldn't quickly label as "altruists." lol They're in it b/c they like to have summers off.

Still, though, they're not appreciated nearly enough. The private school I went to paid the teachers LESS than what public school teachers made, all the while the headmaster took in six figures and raised tuition every year. :(
 

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No question about it. Although, I do know quite a few who I wouldn't quickly label as "altruists." lol They're in it b/c they like to have summers off.

Still, though, they're not appreciated nearly enough. The private school I went to paid the teachers LESS than what public school teachers made, all the while the headmaster took in six figures and raised tuition every year. :(

I was in the same boat, going to a private school, where every teacher, and staff member had to work full-time in the summer, just to survive..hell some of them even worked even jobs during the week too..:nonod:
 
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