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America is not what it seems

Reader comment on item: [Symposium:] Why Does the World Hate America?

Submitted by Sanreay (United States), Mar 3, 2006 at 13:31

Americans are not rich. Some are, but most aren't. City folk live in cramped apartments with little or no medical coverage. You can barely buy a stick of gum in USA without proper I.D and last year's tax return. Poverty is rampant among children and old people. Teenage mothers are everywhere. Yet America still says it's the greatest!!! Maybe it's people are, I live here now with my American husband but we are going back to the UK as we have no medical coverage here, nor can we afford any, like countless other hardworking Americans.

Another point - when watching the St Patricks Day parades, Sinn Fein and the like are terrorists and it is not acceptable to applaud and cheer them on when you see them. They are responsible for thousands of deaths. I love the majority of Americans I know, I despise the country and its lifestyle. I think the Government, in order to cover up the true standard of living of thousands of it's citizens, braggs a bit too much. My niece's school in the UK, recently put together shoe boxes for USA children, comprising toothpaste, pens, shampoo etc...
Disgraceful - and this is a country whose citizens work two jobs just to make ends meet.

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