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"Not-quite-a-recession-yet" and you

Asked by squirbel (4292points) March 4th, 2008 from iPhone

The media is more than reluctant to admit we are in recession. I wager they will admit it once the next president is seated, to keep “The Decider’s” historical slate free from such a mar.

The question is this:

America has long been seen as the mecca of prosperity. People have always migrated here from every nation on earth to find better opportunities. Yet the reverse never happens. With a number of other countries soaring to the top as America sinks slowly, have you ever personally considered moving to another country, or even converting all your currency?

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segdeha's avatar

I did move to another country, not to make my fortune, though. I have considered moving somewhere like England where the currency is strong just to bank some coin, but I’m content in NZ for the time being.

ishotthesheriff's avatar

i have many a time considered trying to move to Iceland.

cwilbur's avatar

I’ve considered it, but my own personal situation is not so bad that it would be worth the hassle. And any guest-worker paperwork I had would probably lock me down to working in the computer industry, which makes it very unattractive. If there were a European university looking for music professors, however…..

gooch's avatar

Never! I stand by my country through thick and thin, war and prosperity. I love this place. Just go stand in her beauty. Just don’t abandon her help her.

squirbel's avatar

I have wanted to leave. If Senators Hillary or McCain are seated as president my decision will be cemented—and I will say hello to ex-pat status.

segdeha's avatar

@squirbel, Where are you thinking of going?

squirbel's avatar

DIsclaimer: I’m not disillusioned to believe the grass is greener on the other side.

Seoul or Okinawa.

Charlie's avatar

I am not one to see in the future but the way this country is being hauled over by the “Powers that Be”, I would say Keep your Guns handy cause you are going to need’um!!!

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