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Posted by Scott on April 22, 2001 at 21:08:50:
In Reply to: Re: Huge king size of immagration to Canada !!! posted by sensibility on April 22, 2001 at 20:21:41:
I am not proving U.S citizenship is better, but here
is something we have to look at:
(1) Job opportunity and payrate:
It is generally believed that if you divide the
# of job opportunities by 2 and divide the salary
by 2, you get those of Canada.
For example, in US., a
fresh computer master's entry offer is between $50K
-$75K, with median $65K which corresponds to CN$50K
when divided by 2.
In the same time, I've looked the # of job ads
in a local newspaper and compare that of Toronto.
At the time when I was looking, there are 400 ads in
Toronto area, while 800 ads just in the state I
am in (I am not talking about California, or Texas).
Additionally, think of your kids. When they are
facing a land of opportunity in the south, will
they not flying south?
(2) Social welfare
There is no immediate worry that U.S.'s social
welfare system will bankrupt. Even when such a crisis
would develope, I believe it can be solved because
such a system is backed up with the strongest economy
in the world. But Canada has such a problem.
It would be miserable in the eldlyhood to see
such a system collapse, or semi-collapse like
we have it in China.
It is said it's safer to put money in your
own pocket than in governments's pocket. The taxes
you saved during your worktime serves very well
when you become old. You don't need "good" welfare
from the government. You can do it on your own.
Certainly, governement will give you some minimum
welfare so that you will not hunger to death.
In short, I am not saying US's welfare is better.
I am saying that Canadians are paying too much of
the taxes when they are working. The money they
get bakc when they are old is not worthy of the price
they have paid.
(3) Trend of future
U.S. can be proud of itself because it is leading
the world. Its main stream will become the main
stream of the world. There are so many things in
every aspect of life an American can take pride of.
This is much more important than the monetary facts
I mentioned above.
Probably, the negative sides of U.S. are sometimes
magnified, but looked in perspective, U.S. reprents
sth young, energetic, healthy and promising. I am
not saying U.S. will be properous forever, I am saying
that at the time of this writing, +-100 years, U.S.
was and will be leading the world, leading the
human civilization. --- This is the spiritual value
maybe an individual wants to realize.
Especially, when you have a child, this is the place
you want him/her grow and become properous. After all,
most of us wish the two things for ourselves and
(1) live well
(2) realize our and their dreams.
PS. can you list some reasons why most Canadians
do not apply GC or U.S. citizenship even though
they work in U.S.A.? Thanks. --- I am interested
in knowing this.
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