Originally Posted by tonton
The "freest market in the world" has universal socialist health care, cheap subsidized housing, nearly no violent crime, almost no homelessness... all because we don't have fucking retarded ideas about the "evils of socialism".
It also has strictly controlled immigration involving a completely sealed border. It has the type of immigration laws that would get it labeled as racist, gestapo and that would make anything attempted by any red state look lightweight in comparison. Authorities in Hong Kong can demand your papers of you anytime and in any place. You always fail to note these points when claiming all this nice balance. There are plenty of Americans who believe we can have a similar balance as well but it cannot be considered when you don't need to show ID to vote and when 25 million people are considered to be illegal immigrants.
We are successful, and can cut taxes, BECAUSE we take care of the people who need to be taken care of.
There is the key phrase. If some social justice idiots declared you had to suddenly take care of every peasant in China or you are a greedy asshole, then Hong Kong would be broke in a week.
We don't spend retarded amounts of money on military expenses. We don't subsidize oil companies and we DO subsidize alternative energy sources including wind and nuclear! Who'da thunk it? We have six forms of public transport that are subsidized by the government.
Obviously not all aspects of Hong Kong can be replicated. What would the cost of 6 forms of public transportation to enable you to cross the entire United States be in comparison? Hong Kong's military expenses are covered by China.
You could learn a hell of a lot from the way things are done in Hong Kong.
You should realize that in any country that acts like Hong Kong, you'd be out there protesting and marching about how racist they happen to be for not giving all sorts of services to anyone who crosses a border or fence. In Hong Kong however, you just ignore such racism because it is so cultural there that you don't think about it.
And because I work and pay taxes in Hong Kong, someone in the US works and pays taxes there. So YES, I am making a contribution to the US tax system.
You're at best, an absentee landlord. Come on back home, stick your daughter in a school here and watch her be neglected while others receive multitudes of services for being more needy. Watch her get kicked out of UCLA, UC Berkeley or watch her tuition rates skyrocket, regardless of your actual income, simply because authorities there have decided she can't possibly be disadvantaged due to who she happens to be.
Better still let all this happen, and then let some asshole get in your face talking about how unfair and racist you still are for not making her sacrifice more of her future to their agenda. She needs to get on a bus for two hours a day to satisfy their vision for integration. Let her get off that extended bus ride and start on her community service hours because she is capable and not disadvantaged and she should continue to spend her day being her brother and sister's keeper.
Stop lecturing from abroad. Come home and let it be YOUR daughter who can't go to her neighborhood school. Let it be YOUR daughter who has to go to a second tier school or has half the financial aid offered to her than another kid with a different last name and see if you just accept it lying down.
Because if you don't just lie down and take it, you're a racist. You're greedy. You're uncaring.