Top Ten–Only in America

corruption

1) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich
at a $35,000 a plate  campaign fund raising event.

2) Only in America could people claim that  the government still
discriminates against black Americans when we have a  black President,
a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal  workforce is
black. 12% of the population is black.

3) Only in  America could we have had the two people most responsible
for our tax code,  Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury
Department and Charles Rangel  who once ran the Ways and Means
Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats  who are in favor of higher
taxes.

4) Only in America can we have  terrorists kill people in the name of
Allah and have the media primarily  react by fretting that Muslims
might be harmed by the backlash.

5)  Only in America would we make people who want to legally become
American  citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens
of thousands  of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting
anyone who sneaks  into the country illegally just become American
citizens.

6) Only in  America could the people who believe in balancing the
budget and sticking  by the country’s Constitution be thought of as
"extremists."

7) Only  in America could you need to present a driver’s license to
cash a check or  buy alcohol, but not to vote.

8) Only in America could people demand  the government investigate
whether oil companies are gouging the public  because the price of gas
went up when the return on equity invested in a  major U.S. oil company
(Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making  tennis shoes
(Nike).

9) Only in America could the government collect  more tax dollars from
the people than any nation in recorded history, still  spend a trillion
dollars more than it has per year for total spending of $7  million PER
MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough  money.

10) Only in America could the rich people who pay 86% of all  income
taxes be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who  don’t
pay any income taxes at all.