“Only in America”

Posted by: Phineas on June 8, 2012 at 7:52 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Via the Telegraph’s James Delingpole, a list of things in America that make you say “WTF?” Here are the first five:

1) Only in America could the President talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

2) Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when we have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal work force is black while 12% of the population is black.

3) Only in America could we have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

4) Only in America can we have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the President and the media react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

5) Only in America would we make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just become American citizens.

Be sure to read the rest. It’ll have your head nodding in rueful acknowledgement of the truth.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    Only in America can a female TV celebrity spend time in a federal pen for lying about a crime that was never committed. (Martha Stewart)

  2. Carlos says:

    My favorite: 10) Only in America could the people who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused by the President of not paying their “fair share” on behalf of the people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

    Of course, if “the government” (i.e. – “We, the people”) were to get rid of all the petty tyrants that are true believers in Big Government and make sure every citizen that has the misfortune of having to deal with them knows just how much power and authority they, the petty tyrants, have over the average citizen (off the top of my head I’d guess maybe 70% – 75% of government workers, excluding police and firefighters), unemployment would skyrocket and thugs like Obhammud would certainly let us know how unjust and unfair that would be.

    However, after just a few days of not eating and facing electricity being shut off and losing one’s mortgage, my guess is a lot of those sucking unjustly off the teat of Uncle Sugar would finally find a way to produce something other than misery for others.

    But, of course again, that’s just a dream that could never be realized in a land that would vote for a scam like “Hope and Change” to begin with…