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Americans are stupid

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Submitted by Jennifer (United States), Dec 2, 2006 at 04:21

I am 100% American and not proud of it. When I look around, I see fat, stupid, rude people who walk around doing whatever they feel like doing and not caring about the feelings of others. In stores like WalMart, you see people pushing other people out of their way and not moving themselves to let others by. These same people look you up and down as if something is wrong with you, then continue on to the cash register where they are rude to the cashier, then when their check is declined, they want to hold up the line to have a manager come over because they just know they have money and don't understand why their check didn't go through. It must have been because the cashier is an idiot. Sure, loser. It is an everyday occurrence to see people driving 90 mph on the highway when the speed limit is 65 mph. They honk and give you the finger as they cut in front of you without signaling and then brake suddenly, almost causing a wreck.

I see people sleeping around with no protection and having several children, most of whom will never know who their biological father is. I see people working hard and getting paid little. I see these hard working people with little or no health insurance having to go to the emergency room because they can't afford to go to their local clinics. I see people who are hungry, but don't qualify for food stamps or any kind of state aid. A lot of Americans graduate from college and never find a decent job.

People like me, who have degrees, end up working in meaningless customer service or other jobs. When customers reach me, they often say, "Oh, thank goodness I reached someone in this country who speaks English! I was so scared I was going to get transferred to India again!" This is very common and Americans complain about having our jobs sent overseas. I hate this, too. It is very cheap for U.S. businesses to do this. But people overseas are getting paid the same as Americans would for the same job.

The difference is, in India, this hourly wage equals far more in their country than it does in America. These people are living the high life at our expense and our government doesn't care that we have high rates of unemployment in the U.S. and we need those jobs over here. Someone on this blog wrote that our unemployment rate is around 4.6%. That is not true. The actual rate is much higher. Whoever wrote that must be a rich Republican with distorted statistics. I also hate ads on television wanting Americans to support funds for needy children overseas. We have children in our own country who need our help.

It seems to me that other countries are benefitting more from American money than we are. If I needed help, nobody in the U.S. would care. A child in Africa would get assistance from the U.S. before I even got a second glance. Sorry, supporters of America. You guys are wrong. This country is a failure and we are just sitting around getting fatter and dumber and not giving a d***.

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