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
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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
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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
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