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Is US exceptualism is about what they don't do?

 
 
Reply Mon 10 Feb, 2014 03:40 pm
The fact that we lag behind our democratic neighbors in so many policy areas demonstrates unequivocally that our government could accomplish even more than it has done already.

Of the more than sixty areas examined, the efforts of the U.S. government were below average in two-thirds of the cases, and at or near the bottom of the list in more than half.

Among the areas where we have under-performed other democracies:

Growth of per-capita income.

Gender earnings gap.

Reducing pollution.

Income inequality.

Cost of health care system.

Coverage of health care system.

Life expectancy.

Access to affordable long-term health care.

Infant mortality.

Job-related illness or injury.

Effective job training.

Safeguards for laid-off workers.

Ability of workers to establish unions.

Number of families in poverty.

Severity of poverty.

Affordability of owning a house.

Affordable rental housing.

Crime rates.

Segregation by income and race in cities.

Student performance in math and science.

Availability of child care.

Child nutrition.

Children enrolled in pre-school.

Availability of parental leave.

Availability of parental leave.

http://www.governmentisgood.com/articles.php?aid=8

The US is exceptional all right, BUT FOR WHAT THEY DON'T DO

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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 10 Feb, 2014 04:19 pm
As an Englishman, I must admit to us being envious about your teeth though. You do teeth well.

So white......and numerous.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 10 Feb, 2014 04:55 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Good generalization.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 10 Feb, 2014 04:59 pm
@roger,
Generalisation or not, they put both of my teeth to shame.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 10 Feb, 2014 05:21 pm
@Rickoshay75,
Havin' a bad day, Rick?

Think hemp!
roger
 
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Reply Mon 10 Feb, 2014 05:46 pm
@Lordyaswas,
You do know why we have toothbrushes, don't you. As opposed to teethbrushes, I mean.

I think it was invented in Arkansas, where "Hey, nice tooth" is still considered a good pick up line.
Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Sat 15 Feb, 2014 04:30 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Havin' a bad day, Rick?>>

What dos that have to do with the subject, US exceptionalism?
Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Sat 15 Feb, 2014 04:35 pm
@roger,
I think it was invented in Arkansas, where "Hey, nice tooth" is still considered a good pick up line. >>

A better more effective one is. I know we've met before, but I can't remember where
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 15 Feb, 2014 04:46 pm
@Rickoshay75,
What the hell is "exceptualism"?
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 15 Feb, 2014 06:00 pm
@Rickoshay75,
Rickoshay75 wrote:

Havin' a bad day, Rick?>>

What dos that have to do with the subject, US exceptionalism?


Everything, Rick. Everything! Wink
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Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 04:24 pm
@Ticomaya,
What the hell is "exceptualism"? >>

Being the best, or worst. US is the Worst -- Here, check all their negatives again....

Of the more than sixty areas examined, the efforts of the U.S. government were below average in two-thirds of the cases, and at or near the bottom of the list in more than half.

Among the areas where we have under-performed other democracies:

Growth of per-capita income.

Gender earnings gap.

Reducing pollution.

Income inequality.

Cost of health care system.

Coverage of health care system.

Life expectancy.

Access to affordable long-term health care.

Infant mortality.

Job-related illness or injury.

Effective job training.

Safeguards for laid-off workers.

Ability of workers to establish unions.

Number of families in poverty.

Severity of poverty.

Affordability of owning a house.

Affordable rental housing.

Crime rates.

Segregation by income and race in cities.

Student performance in math and science.

Availability of child care.

Child nutrition.

Children enrolled in pre-school.

Availability of parental leave.

http://www.governmentisgood.com/articles.php?aid=8

The US is exceptional all right, BUT FOR WHAT THEY DON'T DO

Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 10:37 pm
@Rickoshay75,
Rickoshay75 wrote:
What the hell is "exceptualism"? >>

Being the best, or worst. US is the Worst -- Here, check all their negatives again....

<SNIP>

The US is exceptional all right, BUT FOR WHAT THEY DON'T DO

Could you perhaps be thinking of the word "exceptionalism"? http://i.imgur.com/gHzWDq3.gif
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