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It has always been that way

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Submitted by John (United States), Jul 1, 2006 at 11:38

Americans have always worked hard. What do you think this country has been built on? Why do you think we've evolved into a great nation? My Father and his Father both worked hard their entire lives. The heart of the American economy used to be farming a long time ago. Do you think a farmer only works 8 hrs a day and then quits? Do you think he took 1-2 months of vacation each year? NO! I'm still not sure what the gripe is. You hate us because we work? I'm not making the connection.

The Health care issue has always been a hot item. I'm not sure there is a good answer to it all. Canadians have a global health care policy but their rich seem to always go south of the border if they need serious medical attention claiming that the quality of medical care is greater here. I'm not saying we have the perfect system. I'm saying nobody does.

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