Roger Kimball received a list from a British friend. Entitled “Only in America” it is well worth sharing. It requires no commentary.
Here are a few samples to tease your appetite:
10. Only in America … Could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.
9. Only in America … Could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans – 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!
8. Only in America … Could they 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.