America seems to be doomed... best country to move?
I know this question will bring unfriendly answers but what do I care... let's summarize what's happening in this decaying nation: 1. Government seeks to legislate Social security retirement to 70 years old (leaving only, average, 5 years to enjoy all you have saved in your life). Some people don't even make it to 70, and some do with a terminal disease on their shoulders. That means America: work or leave the county/die. No retirement! 2. Most states are bankrupt. Lots of states are having unstable job markets, even hiring freezes. 3. The only states that seem to be "stable" are the ones nobody want to go: ND, WY, NE, SD, ID... 4. The government lies about unemployment. Supposedly it is around 10% but then an articles says that 33% of people do not work. Let's face the truth: many people don't look for work because they give up after spending years trying to look and not even receiving a call. The job market has become a fierce race which can be compared to a freakin' lottery. The process is tedious, and employers have become insanely picky taking advantage of the economic crisis. Long, ridiculous job applications, incredibly stupid interview questions, and sometimes extremely difficult, extremely perfectionist while looking at resumes, and because there are about 100-1000 applications per opening, there's no guarantee having a score of 100% in terms of qualifications, good interview, great description in the application will land a job anyway. Job requirements have also become a real pain, and if you don't meet one single requirement, you're out of the game. 5. Corruption in Washington at its wildest. The national debts goes wildly higher and higher, and I won't doubt it will hit the 100 trillion in the near future 6. Easier for illegals to come. Yes, more and more illegals come and take on the simplest jobs, leaving the legal unemployed without much to seek. The illegals are offered by nastily corrupt companies a less-than legally allowed wage to do jobs that sometimes deserve above minimum. I am an engineer and have felt the need to apply for jobs in Radio Shack, Best Buy, construction, Home Depot, TruGreen, etc. and here I am unemployed, almost one year. 7. The US future is grim. Big companies will just flee the country if the government raises the taxes upon them, leaving even more people unemployed and a worse economy as these companies establish elsewhere. Businesses don't really care of the economy, they just care about themselves. The welfare of the citizens and the country as a whole is not of their concern. This is how uncontrolled capitalism works. 8. House market is on the pit and digging. Over 25% vacant homes in a lot of cities and areas, even above 50% in some of them. People are moving to RV's or even become homeless. Here where I live I've seen some asking for money. 9. Salaries are not compensating for the increase of life cost. Gas at $4.00/gal (and it's still cheap, just wait 'til the dollar dies as the world reserve currency and you'll see what's expensive gas!), expensive food, water, power, etc. are on the raise but companies keep on the same low salaries and expecting even less for the new grads taking advantage of the current situation: "there is a crisis and there is a lot of unemployed people, they are not in conditions to ask for lots of money. Let's pay only $15/hr for corporate jobs and $8/hr for retail/simple jobs." $8/hr is simply not enough to even rent a $600 apartment. $8/hr in New York or San Francisco is a joke. 10. Because of the budget crisis... there will be less programs for those who are poor. Big companies and the wealthy are yet to see a major hit to their pockets or way of life. America is becoming a freakin' 3rd world country There are a lot of reasons and situations that are making this nation no longer a stable place to work and live. Of course, there is no "American Dream". If that existed, it is no longer alive. Since 2007 this has gone down the tubes. Recovery is a big lie to not create panic on the citizens. But there is no recovery. The dollar is falling, countries are growing angry at Washington policies, and in all, America is not going to lift itself soon. So which country would be the best to move to, and escape this mess? Canada and Australia, being the #1 priority for Americans fleeing the nation are tightening their entry requirements. So... which country would be the best, countries, in Scandinavia, Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica, the Pacific Islands...?
Asked By: erikrich - 4/14/2011
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
I've actually heard a lot of well paying jobs are moving to Ireland.. because of the favorable corporate tax rate... More
Answered By: TheDude - 4/14/2011
Additional Answers (2)
we put ourselves in this ditch and only we can get our selfs out so yeah im one of the people looking for a way to fix the problem not turn away from it and to be honest i wouldn't want to live anywhere else i know our country will pull through we have been through worse
Answered By: Michael - 4/14/2011
You can rarely just move to another country. You need to go through their permanent resident visa process. It usually takes a lot of time to do too. You'll also need to learn the language of the country.
Answered By: Andy - 4/14/2011
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Earn residual on products and services customers uses daily at home.
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
Other Career Questions
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.