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Break the bars 2 1, 11:39pm

@xondk " its lack of proper support of their citizens, social system e.t.c."
"Mandatory spending makes up nearly two-thirds of the total federal budget. Social Security alone comprises more than a third of mandatory spending and around 23 percent of the total federal budget. Medicare makes up an additional 23 percent of mandatory spending and 15 percent of the total federal budget."

"its health system and whatnot,"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certificate_of_need

FDR's commie legacy is still alive, and even after Reagan's attempts of deregulation US is still a socialist country. The only thing that prevents USSR-like stagnation is the fact that socialist politicians didn't regulate private industry into oblivion. Yet.

""The american dream" seems to be one big propaganda against their own citizens"
Of course, there is no reward for dedication and talent in US. Sergey Brin and Elon Musk should have stayed in their countries, and as president Obama pointed out, didn't build their businesses.

" Then there's trickledown economy, which has been disproven insanely so"
Oh, you mean the strawman that left created to argue against? Or are you're trying to say that corporations are insensitive to lowering taxes? Then you should tell that to Apple and government of Ireland.

"With Trump at president, and the surprising amount of low income workers"
Low skilled workers fearing competition from unskilled illegal immigrants, outsourcing (partly due to increasing cost of compliance to federal regulation) or flood of cheaper imported goods putting them out of work? Surprising indeed, as much as coal miners in West Virginia being upset about hearing promise to put them out of work.

"that voted for him, they basically voted themselves out of health care..."
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-24/obamacare-benchmark-premiums-to-rise-25-in-sharpest-jump-yet
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/16/490207169/aetna-joins-other-major-insurers-in-pulling-back-from-obamacare
But I'm sure that switch to single payer system would solve inherent problems of ACA. After all, Department of Veteran Affairs already shown how that works. There's just a small problem of people dying in off-the-books waiting lines.
In the mean time, this nice young man will explain how real socialist democracy works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G790p0LcgbI

"Is America when you look at what goes on in, a country at odds with itself? "
A country at odds with major cities.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/11/red-state-blue-city-how-the-urban-rural-divide-is-splitting-america/265686/






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