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re: No vacation nation - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]We should strive to change it. [/quote]You assume we don't have the power to, yet we do, and we don't change it. [quote], America's status as the premier economy has everything to do with out abundant natural resources, our ocean borders, and our population size, not some romantic notion...


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re: No vacation nation - HailHailtoMichigan!
More power to you, bro. I am simply arguing that Americans, more so than other occidental people, have an affinity to work. If you disagree, that's fine. ...


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[quote] In a struggling economy with a weak job mkt workers are attempting to demonstrate their individual productivity and commitment by working harder than their peers to their personal detriment.[/quote]Personal detriment? In what world is being productive to serve your fellow men and yourself co...


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re: No vacation nation - HailHailtoMichigan!
These studies are always dubious because they leave out key information. For example, where does it include average cost of living? Australia and Europe are far more expensive to live in than anywhere in America outside of maybe Manhattan and San Francisco. Does it factor in government entitlement b...


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re: No vacation nation - HailHailtoMichigan!
Miami, here is why your article is a bit misleading: Most Americans main source of "wealth" is their house. The reality market took a huge hit in a few years back. For someone who owns their home, that represents a huge hit to statistical "wealth". But it's only pertinent in cases where the home...


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re: No vacation nation - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]ou honestly believe 57% of Americans aren't taking vacation pay bc they don't want to? Bc they want to work harder since it's in their cultural DNA? Have you ever worked a job in your entire life? You sound unfathomably naive. [/quote]I definitely think it is a cultural thing. Here is...


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re: No vacation nation - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]I'm sure. The majority of the middle class of Canada, western europe, australia, and japan are wealthier than the average middle class American. The US middle class ranks towards the low end of wealth at 19 when compared with other major industrialized countries. The outliers of our sup...


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re: No vacation nation - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote] in most of Europe having a lot more person wealth than the "average" American. [/quote]Are you sure about that? Wealth is nothing more than the ownership of items. I think Americans, by that standard, are extremely wealthy. ...


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re: **Abilene Christian 16 vs Georgia State 21 ** #GSU2025 - HailHailtoMichigan!
First targeting of the year, and it was a chicken shite call. ...


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re: **Abilene Christian 16 vs Georgia State 21 ** #GSU2025 - HailHailtoMichigan!
AC starting to pull away ...


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re: Sorry, South Carolina - HailHailtoMichigan!
Florida going 15-0. ...


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re: No vacation nation - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]Did you look up how many people are employed in America? [/quote]Probably around 150-160 million. ...


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re: No vacation nation - HailHailtoMichigan!
If you look on the wikipedia page for each, there is a section called enrollment that mentions the hard numbers. ...


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re: Sorry, South Carolina - HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: **Abilene Christian 16 vs Georgia State 21 ** #GSU2025 - HailHailtoMichigan!
second half ...


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re: No vacation nation - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]But I am looking for real numbers[/quote]1) 47 million Americans are on food stamps. Many are not freeloaders. 2) 62 million on medicaid. Many are not freeloaders 3) 2.1 million households get rental and utility paid for through section 8....


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re: Stolen from SECRANT OT board- no vacation nation - HailHailtoMichigan!
asurob1, how on earth is this an example of socialism? ...


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re: No vacation nation - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]I keep seeing this in the forum, does someone have a link to the actual statistics that prove that 50% support the other 50%. [/quote]50% is too high a projection, but I do think an unhealthy amount of people are dependent on means-tested programs during their working years. Case in point: Ap...


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re: No vacation nation - HailHailtoMichigan!
[quote]that's not how it works [/quote]Whether or not it is the correct way to live life, there is no denying that Americans "live to work", while Europeans "work to live". I think CNN published this article trying to portray business in a bad light as evil and greedy, but I do not think that is...


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