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Be fully honest. Does Canada have a smaller social program budget now than it did prior to the cuts in the 90's that you mention?
I suggest you do a deep study of corporate trust in the early 20th century. Cell phones are no longer an option. They are necessary. So when all companies offer unfair terms, with or without overt collusion, the consumer may appear to have a choice, but that choice is in reality a false choice. Tallest has made his point and you have failed to counter it.
For what reason did you bring up economic freedom? Your hypocrisy stinks worse than your failed theories.
I do deny it. All the countries listed above have more socialist policy than the USA. That's not anecdote. That's fact. Many of them have higher taxes than the USA. That's not anecdote. That's fact. Yet they're all better off economically and politically than the USA. That's arguable to some depending on how you measure success, but you don't seem to be arguing against that assertion.
How Ironic coming from someone who links to ten page essays containing no factual evidence in support of the thesis presented.
  I've lived it. Where have you lived outside of the US or some hotel for a week?
Amazing. Just today, you said in argument that you'll just look at history. Now you're ignoring it.   Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, most European countries (with the notable exception of Greece and Spain -- go figure) have rejected cuts to welfare and social programs, and they have seen recovery and growth.   By the way, what's the gun control status in those states? Isn't that an integral part of what you call "freedom"? Yet you would leave the US for...
I understand what enables it. And mad max anarchy doesn't. If it's too dangerous to leave your house because there are so many poor people around turning to crime out of desperation, you're damn well not free.
Part of what allows them to be "freer countries" in the US is their common inclusion of a stronger social safety net than the US has. How interesting. Every single one of those countries has more welfare, more housing, more education, and certainly more health care provided by the government than the US. Yes, I want to take the US closer to how they are. Every single one of them also has a military budget of between one twentieth and one one thousandth that of the US....
Compared to most European countries as well as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Asian Tigers, yes, it does appear that way. But who's making comparisons? Certainly not the Republicans.
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