Thousands flee the United States.

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Thousands flee the United States.

Thousands flee the United States. According to the web site EscapingAmerica.org, each year thousands of Americans leave the U.S. for a new home aboard. According to the main contributors of the site, there are many reason for this, including economical issue such as wages continuing to decline. Also crime is on the rise. The cost of health care in the US is a big problem, too. Americans pay more for health care than any other country, yet America ranks only 38th in the world in terms of health care. Lastly, education in the U.S. is extremely expensive. And getting in to a college can be very difficult even if you can afford it. [Name] is a 30 year resident of the U.S.. He moved his family back to Japan due to the cost of health care and education. Health care in Japan is free and the education is extremely high quality. Why should this concern us? He took his high income and his company back to Japan. Meanwhile, America continues to allow many immigrants in to the country, and most are primarily poor. When Americans leave they take their social security, their retirement benefits and IRAs with them. And many times the company jobs.
 
Education: Each year thousands of students travel abroad for education. Again this is a case of U.S. dollars flowing out of the country. One such student we talked with told us he was not able to get into medical school here, even with a 4.0 GPA and an IQ of 185. But he was able to get student loans totaling $250,000 and he qualified for medical school in the Dominican Republic. That's more money flowing out of the U.S.. More and more Americans now travel abroad for education. Each year thousands of doctors come from India because America cannot educate doctors fast enough for the growing demand of an ailing society. The U.S. allows roughly 70,000 work visas for highly educated foreigners to come and work in the country. These companies insist that they cannot find skilled labor here, and that Americans just do not have the education needed to fill these jobs.
 
Health Care: Statistics show that for every one person coming to the U.S. for medical care, more than 12 travel outside the U.S. to countries like Thailand that average over 5,000 foreigners each day for medical care. Think about that: 35,000 patients each week travel to Thailand for medical care, while the U.S. averages only about 60,000 foreign patients per year who come for medical treatment. Most of the 60,000 come from poor countries with little or no medical care, while over 700,000 leave to get medical treatment in foreign countries.
 
Standard of living: The cost of living in many countries is a fraction of the cost needed to live in the U.S.. One expatriate, James, tells us, "Because many counties have such great transportation system there is no need to own a car. This saves me about $750 a month alone, with no need for gas, no car payment and no need for insurance. I can now afford a maid. I can afford a massage several times each week. I eat at restaurants every day. I wasn't able to do any of those things in the U.S.. Medical care is so inexpensive for me now, I can just pay as I go and there is no wait. I can see doctors, same day, without an a appointment."
 
The Editor of Escaping America states that by the year 2025 there will be more people leaving the U.S. than coming to it.
 
  

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One  interesting number they missed is the number of men marrying and moving overseas. A recent article regarding international marriage agencies says that they have seen a major shift from men marrying foreign women and bringing them to the USA, and are now moving to the countries where the women reside. Kenneth Agee, Marketing Director of A Foreign Affair - an international dating company that takes groups of men to foreign countries to meet foreign women - says, "More and more men are now moving to her country, where before women wanted to come to the USA. With the standard of living greatly increasing in other countries and the internet making work from any location possible, men are happy to move abroad. Many men now marry foreign women and then retire to her country. In China, where Chinese men will not marry women who make more money than them, hundreds of thousands of extremely rich and beautiful single females are available for courtship.  So the old idea that these women are just marrying for a green card is debunked. For the guys moving from the USA to counties like Shanghai and Shenzhen, it is a big move up. These are huge, very modern and upscale cities." 
 
A Foreign Affair (AFA)  which  helps thousands of men each year find foreign brides a estimates that they will soon see more men leaving to marry aboard and live then bringing them  back to the USA.

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Just a point, healthcare is not free in Japan.  It is free for children up to 15, and it is generally cheap for families.  The max payment is about 500 usd per month.  

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Sounds like Escape Artist Roger Gallo meme

Back in 1999, Roger Gallo had a similar website, and a book. His information was basically correct, and reasonably useful.

The website was 'escapeartist.com', and the book was 'escape from America', all about how to be an expat.

We ended up going to Lithuania for three years, and his book did help somewhat.

That said, our stint outside the US was more typical: you don't escape from America, you escape from the American lifestyle for a while. It really isn't too bad.

Anyhow, this other site seems to have taken off from his book's title. It really was a catchy title, at that.

Or shoot, maybe I have it backwards. Maybe HE was the copycat, and this site was the original.

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Sounds like Escape Artist Roger Gallo meme

Back in 1999, Roger Gallo had a similar website, and a book. His information was basically correct, and reasonably useful.

The website was 'escapeartist.com', and the book was 'escape from America', all about how to be an expat.

We ended up going to Lithuania for three years, and his book did help somewhat.

That said, our stint outside the US was more typical: you don't escape from America, you escape from the American lifestyle for a while. It really isn't too bad.

Anyhow, this other site seems to have taken off from his book's title. It really was a catchy title, at that.

Or shoot, maybe I have it backwards. Maybe HE was the copycat, and this site was the original.

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United states is going in

United states is going in crises.

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Crises
sana5500 wrote:

United states is going in crises.

Going into crises?!?  Where have you been all my life, Sana?

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a shock to some people when they join the PP crowd at this site!

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"Just a point, healthcare is not free in Japan...."

Ex pats even enjoy economic advantages in high cost Japan.  Healthcare in Japan is about 4x less than in the US. This Summer I paid double the real  cost in cash, because I was a foreigner there: to check out a head wound at the hospital and get bandage: $87 total cash (twice the real cost: this extra penalty was so stated on the bill to encourage me to get insurance); a separate trip for 4 stitches in a hand: $200 (also cash/twice their  cost).  Both hospital  trips were less than one hour total, from entering  the parking , to checkin/treatment/pay bill, leave parking, about 3 fold less time than in the US.  Healthcare is cheap there compared with the US. But healthcare anywhere on the planet is cheap compared to the US racketeering system.  I get all my checkups (blood test,  urine test, EKG, MD consultation: all for just under 100$ cash (no insurance) from private clinic) there as well. These prices are merely normal (non-US) prices and may seem "cheap" because we consider our racketeering US system "normal.".

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