|Originally posted by Joss Weatherby |
Basically subsidized education and universal healthcare give you a huge advantage over the US. There really isn't much more too it. In the US you are saddled with medical debt or massive student debt. Not having those things be a possibility or a worry drastically increase economic mobility.
I am not saying that you can't fail in Canada, by all means you can, but seriously, the fact that someone as fucking batshit as w-ashley was posting on here? That guy would have been on the streets in the US with no place to go because there isn't a cent to help the mentally ill anymore.
When you pay 42% of your salary in income tax (what i was before splitting), and 15% goods and service tax on almost everything, you are saddled in other ways.
Granted we are smarter, but fuck me if you can pay your rent with intelligence.
For all of its faults, I love China. You are a go-getter? You will get. I'm by no means rich, but the amount aof my salary that I can bank is insane compared to before. Pay as you go for things like health care and school. The burden of some is not the burden of all. If this is communism (it is not), call me a card carrying pinko.
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