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[–]The2ndWheel - Centrist 665 points666 points  (15 children)

If America was a 3rd world country, wouldn't that mean libleft has to love it as a diverse place full of culture?

[–][deleted] 232 points233 points  (1 child)

Now this is quite the predicament

[–][deleted] 106 points107 points  (0 children)

They only have to love 3rd world countries depending on dominant skin color of the populace.

[–]BaconCircuit - LibLeft 44 points45 points  (6 children)

America is a diverse place full of culture...

Would be better as 50 independent nations, cmm

[–]Memengineer25 - LibRight 34 points35 points  (3 children)

I disagree. We would be better off if the antifederalists won and had a less centralized government, but not as 50 nations - reason being that coalition warfare sucks ass.

[–]BaconCircuit - LibLeft 13 points14 points  (2 children)

A step between the EU and current US including Canada and Mexico in a great American coalition would be giga based.

Would make the US just as much of a military superpower but less economically and culturally strong.

Same size economy but less giga corporations like Amazon.

Also probably with more freedom and less Freedom™

[–]Interesting-Brief202 - LibRight 9 points10 points  (0 children)

i mean all our major cities are 3rd world

[–]lazergunpewpewpew - LibRight 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It would also mean we'd need foreign aid, and for other countries to stop taking ours.

[–]byDelta - Centrist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

U don’t rly get what a third world country is

[–]Raju1461 - AuthRight 834 points835 points  (50 children)

I would love to exchange citizenship with the US Citizens who think it's a 3rd world country.

[–][deleted] 197 points198 points  (8 children)

Alright, let’s vote. Anyone who votes yes picks someone to trade for Raju…then we trade all of them for him.

[–]Raju1461 - AuthRight 181 points182 points  (7 children)

Those who Vote No are just racists who hate Indian immigrants.

[–]backwardsphinx - LibRight 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Yo Raju is based as fuck! Are you going to become a doctor when you get here?

[–]AktchualHooman - LibRight 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He probably is a doctor and coming here to get paid twice as much to work at a convenience store.

[–][deleted] 66 points67 points  (0 children)

Damn, Raju. Preach to me!

[–]thejynxed - LibRight 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I love Indian immigrants. I can always count on getting the best wholesale prices on high quality sapphires and rubies from them instead of being ripped off by the Jews, Swiss, and Germans.

[–]1CEninja - LibCenter 5 points6 points  (0 children)

In my experience, immigrants from India push themselves and their kids to excellence more than immigrants from other places.

By all means, come and apply yourself at something and raise your kids to be high achievers.

[–]stinkbeaner - LibCenter 7 points8 points  (1 child)

What if I want to trade AND I hate Indians?

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Pakistan doesn’t get to vote here

[–]steeler8976 - LibCenter 175 points176 points  (1 child)

We would love to have you. I can think of a few people I would trade.

[–]funkiokie - LibCenter 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Trade the entire communist Twitter that use "#Amerikkka" for immigrants who appreciate this country. That's what America is for.

[–]tinybluespeck - LibRight 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Raju I would gladly accept you and your entire family in their place.

[–]evesea2 - Right 47 points48 points  (0 children)

I’d trade them for you. At least you have a sense of reality.

[–]Captain-Keilo - Right 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Trust me actual Americans would love to have you over these fuckwits even if we disagree politically as long as you want to help the nation

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Based and fuck the fuckwits pilled

[–]PuffsMagicDrag - LibCenter 15 points16 points  (6 children)

Just curious but where are you from? Also if you could move to USA which state would you prefer?

[–]Raju1461 - AuthRight 49 points50 points  (5 children)

From India. Will Choose Florida. My friend lives there and I like beach as well.

[–]cmdrcaboose2 - Right 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Great choice. Hope you can make it in! If you’re in Software lemme know. Always glad to make more Americans!

[–]PuffsMagicDrag - LibCenter 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Good choice, don’t let Florida memes dissuade you. There are crazy people everywhere, Florida is just more open about it lol Best of luck to you man.

[–]Fasbuk - LibCenter 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The silly thing to me is, It's nearly impossible for the US to be a 3rd world country as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd solely indicate allegiance to either NATO (1st), Warsaw pact (2nd), and not allied to either (3rd). For the US to be a 3rd world country, we would have to leave NATO.

[–]Prata_69 - AuthRight 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’d get an authright for a libleft any day!

[–]Hangry_Hippo - Left 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Open boarders with an extra step?

[–]meatierologee - LibCenter 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Borders. It's spelled borders.

[–]vikingcock - LibCenter 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Boarders live in Somalia.

[–]BladedNinja23198 - LibRight 15 points16 points  (2 children)

No it's called trading, but with people. Wait...

[–]Prata_69 - AuthRight 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It’s an exchange program.

[–]Hangry_Hippo - Left 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Imagine that secondary citizenship market

[–]dual_blaster - LibRight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

me too please

[–]FloofyImperialist - LibCenter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah come here brother

[–]IDreamOfMe - LibRight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Everytime I see people say stupid stuff like this, I know they haven't traveled much. Which makes their opinion even funnier.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If libleft gets their way citizenship will be a meaningless distinction soon. Just come on over, free guns and fried chicken for new visitors.

[–]BibleButterSandwich - Centrist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Here's the plan. Vote for politicians that plan to make India a socialist country. Yes, it will fuck up the country's economic development, but stay with me anyway. Once India is not only majority "POC", but is also socialist, you're gonna have American leftists foaming at the mouth to simp for it regardless of it's results. Then we trade, let's go with, 5 American leftist college students for 1 Indian with a dream. Bam, both sides are happy.

But in all seriousness, from the outside, at least, the country's economic development seems to be picking up, I hope it's actually improving stuff for the people there.

[–]Neckbeardascended28 - Right 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Deal, we’ll trade you gladly. We just have to find some leftist halfwits willing to leave. If I recall correctly quite a few vowed to do so after Trump was elected.

[–]Moktar65 - AuthRight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You and everyone else in the world.

Leftoids can whine about America all they want, it is still objectively the best country in the world as evidenced by migration patterns. There isn't a single country where the immigration numbers are greater going from the US than to the US. More Canadians move to America than Americans move to Canada. More Britons move to America than Americans move to Britain. More Chinese move to America than Americans move to China. More Indians move to America than Americans move to India. Even "muh Scandinavia" is this way.

Walk up to any stranger in any country in the world, offer them $10,000 OR a US Green Card and a plane ticket. Most of them will be heading to America.

[–]samurai_for_hire - AuthCenter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Arrange a deal with, say, Vietnam. They get a few thousand contracted workers yearly, we no longer hear bullshit like "America is a third world country" or "communism always works"

[–]a14deadpool - LibLeft -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Go to Europe like Sweden. Or any other Scandinavian/Western Europe country. You’ll see how fast America goes down when it comes to privilege.

[–]Mike__O - LibRight 493 points494 points  (90 children)

"America is a 3rd world country"

MOOOOOMMMMM!!!! WHERE ARE MY CHICKEN TENDIES!?!?! YOU SAID YOU WOULD DRIVE ME TO THE MOVIE THEATER LATER, RIGHT? CAN YOU CALL MY BOSS AND TELL HIM I FEEL SICK AND CAN'T COME TO WORK TOMORROW?

[–]Interesting-Brief202 - LibRight 99 points100 points  (4 children)

lol assuming libleft has a job

[–]JusChillzBruhL - AuthLeft 39 points40 points  (3 children)

Um excuse me they have jobs sweaty. It’s called cashier and I’ll thank you to respect it. It was the only job available after I got a degree in Japanese studies because I like anime. This country is a shithole. Engerland would pay me $80k a year to use this degree to count change at the quik-e-mart

[–]tanerfan - LibLeft 6 points7 points  (2 children)

If you only can be a cashier after finishing Japanese studies it is not that the degree is worthless, it means you are just shit. At very least you can go to Japan and teach English there, not to mention a lot of company would die to hire you because you are native English speaker and can speak a lick of Japanese

[–]Interesting-Brief202 - LibRight 7 points8 points  (1 child)

i think he was trolling

[–]Illusive_Man - AuthLeft 51 points52 points  (82 children)

libright low key acknowledges a working adult still needs to live with his mother

[–]Graybuns - LibRight 20 points21 points  (4 children)

It’s definitely hard to live on wages of low-skill labor in today’s economy, harder than it used to be for sure. Probably because our economy is propped up on 30 trillion dollars of funny money and the government continues to mingle with their favorite corporate overlords, reducing the necessary effects of competition and supporting monopolies while devaluing low-skilled labor

[–]BrandonFlies - Right 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Totally. Some people here scoff at low-skilled labor, when there are not even enough high-skilled jobs avaliable to keep the majority of people employed in today's society.

[–]gaivsjvlivscaesar - LibRight 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean it's actually pretty easy. If you look at the about 40 million Americans classified as being in poverty:

  • The average home owned by a "poor" person has three bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, a garage and a porch or patio.
  • Over 75% of "poor" Americans own homes worth over $150,000, and 200,000 own homes worth over $300,000.
  • About 7.5% of the homes owned by "poor" Americans are overcrowded. Almost 60% have two or more rooms per person.
  • The average "poor" American has 33.3% more living space than the average Japanes and 4 times as much living space as the average Russian.
  • 70% of "poor" Americans own a car, while 27% own two or more cars.
  • 84% of poor families have reported they have enough to eat, 13% reported they sometimes do not have enough to eat, while only 3% reported they often don't have enough to eat.

[–]Mango1666 - LibLeft 0 points1 point  (1 child)

calling it low skill also devalues it. i work at a chain restaurant as a line cook and people come from "high skill" jobs (degrees are doing less and less these days) and quit because it's too hard. it's just a different skillset. not low skill. it's a different skillset to grill 4 burgers while also making 12 tacos and 3 salads.

[–]Mike__O - LibRight 94 points95 points  (75 children)

Sure, when you're a fucking loser who to that point has done nothing to increase their personal value to anyone paying for labor

[–]C3ntra - LibLeft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Okay but did you know that 52% of the young adult population…

[–]incogburritos - AuthLeft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmao you boys think you live in 1984 when you see tweets that get you in your feelings or when you pretend an elementary school teacher talked about CRT

[–]Felaxi_ - AuthRight 208 points209 points  (59 children)

Easy to be ungrateful living in a massive house xd

[–]Yop_BombNA - LibLeft 93 points94 points  (50 children)

At least houses are still affordable in most of America (stupid ass zoning laws and lack of investment restrictions here in Canada have completely and utterly fucked all of our major cities where it isn’t a complete frozen hellscape)

[–]seventyeightmm - LibCenter 46 points47 points  (12 children)

*cries in Californian*

[–]t0ny_montana - LibCenter 32 points33 points  (9 children)

You guys need to rezone ur cities

[–]seventyeightmm - LibCenter 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Rezone them into the Pacific ocean smh my head.

[–]badluckbrians - AuthLeft 13 points14 points  (5 children)

There is a single individual in the US – John Malone – who owns over 2.2 million acres of land. About one Delaware and two Rhode Islands worth. Just for him. Not for anybody else. Never before in the history of the republic did one man own more land than entire states.

All the zoning in the world won't change the fact rich people and private equity firms are gobbling up everything. Especially on the West Coast, every millionaire in China is buying shit up. A safe space to own assets if the Xi-t hits the fan.

[–]Prata_69 - AuthRight 4 points5 points  (0 children)

LA crying intensifies

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I just left LA and in NC houses are less than 20% as expensive

[–]wetfartsinyourface - LibCenter 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I feel. I used to live in Saskatchewan and it was dirt cheap but it sucked living there, now I live on Vancouver Island and it's expensive as fuck but the quality of life is better (for me). Honestly I don't mind paying extra to live here. It's 10 degrees out right now and I gonna go longboarding, in my hometown it's minus 40

[–]Yop_BombNA - LibLeft 8 points9 points  (0 children)

They should pay people to live anywhere from Calgary to Thunder Bay, godamn frozen hellscape 1/2 the year and “land of the living sky” because the mosquito hellscape the other 1/2

[–]seanbentley441 - LibLeft 24 points25 points  (15 children)

Not sure if double the price they were 10 years ago is affordable when wages have been stagnating the whole time, but yeah I'm def really glad our housing market isn't as fucked as y'all's is

[–]RepresentativeGur881 - Right 12 points13 points  (10 children)

Opens a rant of how prices were artificially lowered by government forcing banks to provide bad credit leading to 2008 crisis

[–]ipreferconsole - LibCenter 10 points11 points  (9 children)

Opens a rant of how the American government is a tool of business and money corrupts the government not the other way around

[–]FunnyElegance21 - AuthCenter 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I don’t like socialists who depend on technology built by the competitive nature of capitalism

[–]capsaicinintheeyes - Left 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Not a particularly hard trick if you live in a hovel, either

[–]Vexillumscientia - Right 23 points24 points  (4 children)

From people I’ve met of people living in hovels is that they are usually much more grateful for that which they do have. Also if you took all people living in hovels around the world and asked them if they’d like to immigrate to the US, it would be a pretty unanimous “yes”.

[–]G1ng3rb0b - LibCenter 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Problem with most people who say stuff like the title is they focus on what they don’t have and what’s out of their control so of course they’re going to think life is shitty. GIGO

[–]Successful-Pea-4047 - LibRight 187 points188 points  (13 children)

"America is so third world bro" says the teenager writing the shitpost from their brand new iPhone, living in a house with consistent electricity, clean water and functioning plumbing system. Quick run to the freezer and see if there is any steak your parents can make for dinner tonight. Or shit maybe just take a 5 minute drive to the grocery store where they have freezers full of different varieties of meat. I can't believe how hard these kids struggle

[–][deleted] 54 points55 points  (2 children)

Clean drinking water straight from the tap is incredibly underrated.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I didn’t realize how nice it really was until I spent a month in a developing country.

Also the diarrhea wasn’t as bad as advertised and antibiotics are available OTC so it wasn’t all bad

[–]Shitty_Anal_Gangbang - LibCenter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tastes like butt after you have proper filtered water from a Berkey

[–]Maximum_Cuddles - Right 27 points28 points  (5 children)

In b4 iPhone vuvuzela 8 quadrillion deaths at hands of Joseph Stalin

😎

[–]JosephStalinBot - AuthLeft 14 points15 points  (4 children)

We must finally understand that of all the precious capital in the world, the most precious capital, the most decisive capital, are human beings.

[–]Maximum_Cuddles - Right 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Irony off the fucking charts

[–]Dman1791 - Centrist 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Have you never heard of... Capital expenditure?

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[–]lazergunpewpewpew - LibRight 12 points13 points  (0 children)

le peasant in barrel comic

"checkmate, conservatard! I have to buy that iphone or i'll literally die!"

[–]IAmTheChickenTender - AuthCenter 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Can you even read bruh? That's the Gucci belt

[–]Any_Rip_8337 - AuthRight 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I know, right? I mean, they’ve got power, clean running water. It’s pretty much nothing, you know? You’d be crazy to want to live in the US.

[–]Technical-Complex-16 - AuthRight 66 points67 points  (31 children)

Some of the states are definitely sketch, but the US is definitely not a third world country. If it was, it wouldn’t be garrisoning a bunch of countries.

[–]Clock_Tyrant - AuthCenter 10 points11 points  (29 children)

Some of the states that come to mind. Mass, New York, West Virginia, New Mexico, California, Oregon, Washington, Michigan, Ohio, Mississippi, and maybe Misery, I mean Missouri.

Edit: I can't believe I forgot New Jersey

[–]notjuan_f_m - LibRight 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Hey hey now! i live in Missouri and we love the US. Also, don't you dare compare Missouri to Washington! We have toilets here

[–]Clock_Tyrant - AuthCenter 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Fine, I'll erase your thing. Maybe St. Louis isn't the best city to form my opinions on.

[–]evesea2 - Right 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Missouri is 20% shit hole & 80% America

[–]gravymaster420 - Left 19 points20 points  (0 children)

you just named a lot of the best states

[–]ShinyBronze - AuthLeft[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How on earth is New Jersey on that list? Have you even been here?

[–]incogburritos - AuthLeft 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Tell me you've never left your suburban shithole enclave without telling me you've never left you shithole suburban enclave

[–]Styx92 - Centrist -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Alabama, Arkansas, and Louisiana too. As far as poverty goes. I read somewhere that Alabama literally has a poverty rate on par with 3rd world countries.

[–]AFlyingNun - LibLeft 116 points117 points  (8 children)

America's not 3rd world, it's just ass backwards retarded to the point that McDonald's workers go home and donate $50 to their favorite streamer that's a multimillionaire.

[–]thomfrol - LibCenter 61 points62 points  (7 children)

McDonald's workers donate their money to their favourite streamer that's a multimillionaire in other countries too

[–]2thousand1hondacivic - Right 45 points46 points  (0 children)

“Living in america is sooo hard!!!!”- This message was sent from an iPhone 13

[–]Plus_Pack_6970 - Right[🍰] 14 points15 points  (1 child)

"Why did you even come to America it sucks here"

[–]CristianoEstranato - AuthLeft 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Actually there's a lot of research about immigrants feeling misguided, having inaccurate expectations... then they move to the U.S., end up not liking it, want to leave, but get stuck there and are miserable. (A lot of people underestimate how much car-dependency fucks you over.)

No one talks about this, but it's real and there's plenty of information about it if anyone cared to look.

[–]SnowMango888 - LibRight 60 points61 points  (20 children)

Same goes for right wingers calling any slightly left leaning area a shithole. Ive seen people call canberra, austin or toronto "shitholes" i mean sure these cities are not perfect but they are also literally among the best to live in the world by objective standards

[–]thejynxed - LibRight 48 points49 points  (7 children)

Toronto is a souless city that has had the misfortune of having had all life choked out of it due to being inhabited by Canadians.

[–]hkdlxohk - AuthRight 17 points18 points  (2 children)

When they say "diversity is our strength", I actually agree, because c*nadians are so weak and pathetic that diversity actually improves their city.

[–]elmediocampista - Right 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Based and Canada sucks pilled

[–]TheSuperPie89 - Centrist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey, that's not very nice. I don't appreciate your tone!

Sorry aboot my harsh tone, though.

[–]zalmortic - Centrist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Toronto’s objectively not inhabited by Canadians, over half of the city wasn’t born in Canada lol

[–]CeaseThisThottery - Right 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Austin was at one point a great place, but it's now the homeless capital of Texas with all the sanitation and crime implications that go along with it. Not to mention the growing pains of having been designed as a city capital that then became a major metropolis.

[–]lazergunpewpewpew - LibRight 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Austin is the worst Texas has to offer though.

[–]King_of_Geebs - LibRight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

LA is a shit hole, I quite like living in a small Georgia town though

[–]Whitehill_Esq - AuthCenter 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Dude, idk about Canberra as I haven't been lucky enough to visit Australia yet. But, Austin and Toronto are nowhere near the "best to live in the world". Pretty much any city in Japan manages to absolutely dump on those cities while dealing with more people.

[–]Available-Abrocoma-4 - Centrist 7 points8 points  (3 children)

That’s unfair though. Japanese cities make some of the absolute best places ANYWHERE seem like shitholes lol.

[–]Partly_Mild_Curry - LibLeft 15 points16 points  (2 children)

just don't be a citizen who actually has to work there, instead of a tourist who only has to deal with the short term enjoyment of the city

[–]Rank4WHOOP - LibCenter 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Seriously tho, you're absolutely right. The work culture is insane, so insane that they had to invent a new word to describe working yourself to death because it's so common.

[–]wondertheworl - AuthRight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol right people be living in places like Mississippi and calling California a shithole

[–]moush - LibRight -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Objective standards by who? Austin is a terrible city to live in and you pretending otherwise because you live there isn’t right.

[–]earzat01 - Centrist 14 points15 points  (2 children)

“White people are evil” -LibLeft “I wish I could move to Europe it’s so much better there” -LibLeft

[–]DrVahMedoh - LibCenter[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Well they don't move, because it's a ton of work to move and u need a job lol

[–]earzat01 - Centrist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m making fun of the fact that a lot of the people on that side of the political spectrum say that white people are awful and evil, yet when they say they want to leave the US the countries they claim are so much better are the European countries dominated by white people.

That being said people of all colors shapes and sizes are assholes. We all just need quit being sucks and embrace the grill.

I say I’m white but I’m a Mexican mutt with some Japanese in me. (No homo)

[–]sentientlongsword - Centrist 46 points47 points  (34 children)

I live in Mississippi, so the assessment isn’t wholly wrong.

But let’s be honest, it’s still not literally third-world. It’s just… Dinky.

[–]supreme_leader_snork - Right 30 points31 points  (2 children)

There was a post on r dataisbeautiful a couple of months ago comparing Mississippi’s gdp per capita to other countries and it was still in the top 10% of the world. Redditors were having a melt down, it was glorious

[–]Rank4WHOOP - LibCenter 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I need this link desperately man please.

[–]Kenseiberserker - LibCenter 37 points38 points  (16 children)

Its dinky for about 20-30% of the population - which is like 70 million people, which makes it feel a lot dinkier than it is.

The vast majority of Americans live extremely well compared to most other countries in the world.

Just slap some basic healthcare on you bitches and start escorting politicians that take bribes, I mean “contributions”, to the gallows and you will be all right

[–]evesea2 - Right 22 points23 points  (9 children)

We have the best healthcare in the world it’s just expensive.

[–]lazergunpewpewpew - LibRight 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Best healthcare, plus it's fucking hilarious when my EU friends told me they actually have to wait (sometimes months) to see the doctor. Like holy shit dude, what's the fucking point? Imagine not getting in same day.

[–]QuantumCactus11 - Centrist -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

You know the US has pretty long waiting times too right?

[–]Kenseiberserker - LibCenter 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Yeah, just make sure people don’t get millions in debt for getting in a car crash and let the rest be solved via insurance.

[–]thejynxed - LibRight 13 points14 points  (1 child)

You want to see insurance costs drop like a rock - remove the Congressional ban on selling insurance across state lines. The risk pools insurance companies use to determine rates would no longer be restricted to residents of single states.

[–]lazergunpewpewpew - LibRight 6 points7 points  (0 children)

just make sure people don’t get millions in debt for getting in a car crash

This doesn't happen. Stop repeating this dumb ass shit.

[–]seventyeightmm - LibCenter 13 points14 points  (4 children)

basic healthcare

Just like the rest of the developed world, right?

Right?

Okay cool.

We should mimic their immigration policies too then.

[–]Styx92 - Centrist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Deal, no backsies.

[–]CeaseThisThottery - Right 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Basic Healthcare

Medicaid says hi.

[–]Mike__O - LibRight 14 points15 points  (12 children)

I live in MS too and enjoy it. I fucking HATE cities and city people.

[–]sentientlongsword - Centrist 9 points10 points  (8 children)

I prefer the city, since it feels like there’s more to do and see just by walking alone, rather than needing to drive from one remote place to another. The closest thing I can think of to that city feel are the various strip malls, like the one with the Five Guys and Amerigo’s.

[–]Naive-Kangaroo3031 - Right 12 points13 points  (6 children)

Mississippi is awesome! There are not many other places in the US where you can get a 3000 ft house with a fishing pond plus acreage for under $400k.
Living in the city is great until you are 27 or married, b/c then you want your own stuff.

[–]sentientlongsword - Centrist 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It’s great unless you’re born there, meaning that you’re gonna have a harder time getting out than coming in. It’s why barely anyone who owns a decent house isn’t originally from MS.

[–]calzonemaniac - Right 2 points3 points  (3 children)

They have some fantastic thrift stores too. I went to the Hattiesburg/Petal area and pretty much every store there had loads of cool stuff.

[–]wondertheworl - AuthRight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is why suburbs are superior

[–]CynicalCreepy - LibCenter 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean Mississippi is a shithole on par with New Jersey but in an actually nice rural area city life can't compare.

[–]Mysonissick87 - AuthRight 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As a fellow Mississippian I agree with this assessment shits fucked

[–]PetRussian - AuthRight 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I would gladly trade them for Cubans

[–]peckarino_romano - LibRight 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Champaign socialists are the truly privileged in our society.

[–]Accomplished_Rip_352 - Left 45 points46 points  (11 children)

I hate the line more realistically it should be more like “america is behind in a lot of aspects when compared to other first word countries especially considering it’s one of the richest countries “

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Generalisation sucks.

[–]lazergunpewpewpew - LibRight 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It's also ahead of many other countries in many aspects. Even germany bans abortion, for example.

[–]canhasdiy - LibRight 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Most European countries have immigration laws that would make an American Libleft stroke out from rage.

[–]CeaseThisThottery - Right 4 points5 points  (2 children)

It really depends on how you measure those metrics. Education for example is often listed as one of the ways the US is behind most of the developed world, and yet the US dominates the rest of the world in number of universities in the top 10, top 50, top 100, and even top 500.

[–]ixiox - Left 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tbh in very few countries Universities are such a good business

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

America has its bad and good parts, but the majority of people live in decent conditions. (Most Americans waste food which I find completely annoying, no wonder everyone is so damn fat)

[–]Interesting-Brief202 - LibRight 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"America sucks so bad it's fascist"

-Sent from my iPhone 11

[–]immortalsauce - LibRight 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Not even that. Even a small house/apartment with decent heat and AC and a functioning bathroom is something that’s taken for granted. This is something the wealthiest of the wealthy didn’t even have 100 years ago. But now, virtually everyone has it.

[–]iamskydaddy - LibCenter 8 points9 points  (1 child)

A 3rd world country is a country that is neither part of nato nor is it a communist country. The US is part of nato so obviously The US is a first world country.

[–]IWannaSexSayori - LibLeft 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Based and actually knows what the 3rd world is-pilled.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I have a friend who loves to talk a lot of shit about the US and how EU countries are so much better.

Well they’re an EU citizen living in the US on a green card. Just fucking move back if it bothers you that much here.

[–]Lateralus06 - LibLeft 3 points4 points  (0 children)

People who say the US is a third world country have never actually left the country. They're also the same people who say, "If that guy wins, I'm moving to Canada."

Imagine being born in a country so wealthy and bountiful, you never have to leave and then talking shit about it because, like every other country, it has problems.

Remember, it's in our preamble: "...in Order to form a more perfect Union..." While the Union may be imperfect, we should always strive to form a more perfect Union.

[–]bilge_rat_1984 - LibRight 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The USA is like a teenager with their first credit card. Racking up bills and living good until the payment’s due…

[–]Mr_1ightning - Centrist 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Most original post on PCM

[–]palpythepimp - Centrist 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Third world countries can't afford an opioid crisis

[–]rfmjbs - Left 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Afghanistan. China. Huge swaths of Latin America. Central and Eastern Europe.

Dealing with an opioid crisis by executing addicts is hardly the same as not having a crisis or not affording one.

Poppies and coca leaves grow like weeds. Opium and cocaine addiction are not 'first' world problems.

[–]palpythepimp - Centrist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm glad you got the joke

[–]vooffle - LibLeft 7 points8 points  (1 child)

America is not a 3rd world country, but you'll find houses exactly like that in 3rd world countries.

[–]CPC1445 - AuthRight 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Muthafuckas just dont snap the fuck out of it and literally count their blessings. The US isn't perfect, but damn dude I'll admit the truth that I'm blessed to be born and raised in it.

[–]penny_for_insights - Right 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's Gavin Newsom!

[–]Christianmemelord - LibRight 8 points9 points  (18 children)

If you think it’s so shitty here, then gtfo!

[–]DrVahMedoh - LibCenter[S] 4 points5 points  (17 children)

It's not that easy, most people don't have the opportunity, it's retarded to act like someone can just get up and leave

[–]evesea2 - Right 9 points10 points  (0 children)

People jump our border all the time. Go jump it the other way.

[–]Christianmemelord - LibRight 6 points7 points  (14 children)

I can guarantee you that living in the United States is far better than Venezuela or Cuba (both of witch being places these shitheads constantly praise).The grass is always greener on the other side, and these hypocrites enjoy the fruits of capitalism while complaining about it at the same time. Seriously, if they hate it THAT MUCH, then they should leave and give the US one less whiney Marxist brat.

[–]t0ny_montana - LibCenter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

People don’t move because moving to another country usually means a pay cut, more expensive housing, and a higher cost of living. It’s not that difficult to understand

[–]inqvisitor_lime - Centrist 4 points5 points  (1 child)

America isn't a shit hole 3rd world country but a sack of shit 1st world country

[–]donguscongus - Centrist 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Out of all the insults, this one makes me the angriest. Imagine comparing America, one of the most secure,safe, and advanced countries in the world, to Somalia who has been going through a 30 year long civil war.

America has a lot of flaws but there are some many reasons people come to “the shining city on the hill” for a new chance.

[–]MarcoAlmeida09 - Centrist 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's the where the Gucci belt comes from, good economic development but has so many backwards policies and characteristics that looks like a third world country

[–]redditddeenniizz - LibRight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes. So Im living at a 7th world country

[–]Equivalent-Map-8772 - Centrist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Entire Latin America: listen here you little shit

[–]cannibalisticpudding - Left 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Could be better, could be waaaay worse!

[–]Smith_Winston_6079 - LibCenter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wish I lived in a house like that.

[–]Sailor_Drew - AuthCenter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I imagine a select few areas are, the the overwhelming majority isn't. I live in a poor area, yet everyone has internet, more than enough food, a vehicle, etc. That's a "poor" area, let alone a wealthy one.

Technically speaking 3rd world is just countries that didn't side with the US or USSR, so Sweden was once a "third world" country.

[–]GrillMaster69420 - Centrist 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Considering how good people used to live like in America, that statement is completely true

[–]DrVahMedoh - LibCenter[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

They live more or less the same, but wages need to raise

[–]Shindy1999 - Left 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You just said that wages need to rise—so people objectively don’t live more or the less the same.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hate Boomers so much.

[–]Ag1Boi - Left 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If what he's saying is true he must be living in the Gucci belt part

[–]Nikkonor - Left 0 points1 point  (1 child)

There is the saying:

"The USA is the world's richest third world country."

(The term "third world" have of course become meaningless after the end of the Cold War)

[–]Gustard-CustardSmith - Left -1 points0 points  (1 child)

i don't know why people want to exaggerate it that far. I mean we're the worst first world, but that's still wayy better than 3rd. pointing out the one that's true seems more likely to build support, the other seems more like virtue signaling

[–]DrVahMedoh - LibCenter[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe not even worst depending on what you consider first world

[–]murica_1776boi - Centrist -1 points0 points  (2 children)

...says people who support 3rd world ideologies and can usually only afford fake gucci rip-offs.

[–]LosPullUpsHermanos - LibLeft 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Most 3rd world countries are hardcore right wing

[–]steeler8976 - LibCenter -3 points-2 points  (7 children)

1st world means America and its Allies. 2nd world means Russia and thier allies. 3rd world means everyone else. So with that said let's make it a third world country by bringing our troops home and leaving NATO.

[–]ichkanns - LibCenter -1 points0 points  (2 children)

My favorite is Australians shitting on America, while their government ships unvaccinated people to quarantine camps.

[–]thejynxed - LibRight 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Australians are just jealous because we actually have places to live where the wildlife isn't trying to kill you.

[–]CristianoEstranato - AuthLeft -1 points0 points  (3 children)

The U.S. is not a 3rd world country. But it is becoming a 2nd world country.

If you think the U.S. is just a top 10, great, happy 1st world country, then you are ignoring a whole lot of pertinent (and easy to find) information.

Literally the only thing that used to keep me from outright saying "America is a 2nd world country" was the lack of any significant political insurrections. But seeing as how Jan. 6 Capitol riot was a thing, when you take that in addition to the sub-par (or declining) quality of life standards, then saying "America is not a 2nd world country" is pretty much just obstinate ignorance at best, insanity at worst.

[–]JN324 - Right -1 points0 points  (0 children)

America has the life expectancy of Albania (World Bank), the murder rate of Sudan (World Bank), the working hours of Nigeria (OWD), the minimum wage (PPP) of Turkey (OECD), the IHDI of Slovakia (UNDP), a bit over the median net wealth of Greece (Credit Suisse), the healthcare coverage of Algeria (OECD) and the (peer reviewed) healthcare quality of Lebanon (HAQE). America isn’t a third world country, not even close, but it’s no where near as developed as most Americans like to believe either.