Poor America

Poor America

2012, Society  -   217 Comments
Ratings: 7.18/10 from 80 users.

Poor AmericaIt's an election year in the richest country in the world, but tent cities for the homeless are springing up around the nation. Panorama finds out what it means to be poor in America.

With one and a half million American children now homeless, reporter Hilary Andersson meets the school pupils who go hungry in the richest country on Earth.

From those living in the storm drains under Las Vegas to the tent cities now springing up around the United States, Panorama finds out how the poor are surviving in America and asks whatever happened to Barack Obama's vision for the country.

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2 months ago

Obama wasn't to blame for the financial crisis. That was the bankers' and borrowers' fault.

4 years ago

Capitalism is a system designed to fail...where the wealthy CAPITALIZE on the poor and the working class and with this current disaster of a government we have...it is worse than ever and about to get far worse than most of you realize!

Kadin Szych
4 years ago

This was so sad how these people were treated

David Kuvelas
5 years ago

How could the USA be the richest country in the world when it owes money? How could the citizens be the richest when they too owe money? When you're poor it means you have very little to no money. When you actually owe money you are beyond poor you are a financial slave. Therefore the USA is by far the poorest country in the world hands down and it's citizens are living in nothing more than modern day slavery. The average farmer anywhere in the world is filthy rich compared to most Americans, they own their own land and they don't owe any money. The Jews who own and run the USA will make virtually all Americans slaves just give them a little more time to do it.....David

7 years ago

FYI the united states is not the richest country in the world, we are #9.

7 years ago

I am sorry I read the comment section. For those of you from other countries Australia and Canada, they are not perfect as well. Not all Americans are lazy, fat, or do not understand our political system. When there are 5 lobbyist for each congressman there is not much the average citizen can do about things. The rich control the government. And also check your facts, America is not the biggest consumer, China is. I am sorry to read all the hate spewed in the comment section. For those of you who had nasty things to say, grow up.

7 years ago

THey still didn't say whos the director and actors are, how are I soppose to cite this thing

8 years ago

The negative income tax - which provides money directly to the poor -- and cuts out the middleman (those dozens of anti-poverty programs which are so laden with rules and fraught with financial abuse and mismanagement) answers the question. It would cost taxpayers so much less and it would help the poor so much more.

8 years ago

A shame for USA to help far away countries,foreigners , sometime enemies too ( jihadists,Talibans...) and not it's own citizens !!!!!!!!!!! Shame ,only a shame

8 years ago

The wheel of fortune continues to turn - just slowly. These sad pictures are like the first darkening clouds before a storm. This is the future. Like the tent-dwellers who lost their jobs and had no savings aside, the USA, has partied to the last minute and after all parties, there is a big cleanup to be done. Worse, the bill needs to be paid.
But, by who?

9 years ago

Lady Liberty works like a trojan horse that diverted the promise of America from self-contained pioneer communities to a land where selfishness and thirst for profit and fame distorted Truth.

Google Lady Liberty and realize what it really stands for. Instead of Trust in God and the resolve to fulfill his Will on Earth, liberty has made people embrace willful desires of the flesh instead. Thus sickness due to gluttony such as diabetes and heart ailments are common. Sex and violence abound, which are symptoms of a spoiled generation blindly removing the issue of mortality and short sighted momentary satisfaction.

Just where do people really think Lady Liberty would lead them?

Using the French Revolution as example, she made selfish desires prevail and completely removed God from the picture. Then the people who demanded equality by the power of guillotine, found unity in the military pursuit of Napoleon who mistake material enrichment by war and pillage for change and progress. Instead of celebrating Life, democracy was overruled by death and destruction.

Jhana Lore
9 years ago

When you're poor it doesn't matter your education, trade skills, job skills, or any other type of skill one may have acquired during ones stay in this state of existence, the color of your skin, or what you had for breakfast the other day. No one cares, and nobody helps the poor with their plight.

It's all about exploiting the poor, even the ones who've worked hard their whole lives, who have never been on any type of welfare, whom continue shoulder their burdens on their own. I've lived my whole life in this state, I would know.

If you can't come up with and alternative lifestyle you won't fall into the camp that have the flat screen TVs, computers, or any other type of luxury items, you will be out on the street, or under them. Oh, but they will throw it out there that some of the poor have such items, as if they handed them away for free!

10 years ago

Quite a lot of these people had babies BEFORE they got poor

10 years ago

Reliable, effective contraception has existed since 1964. The 1% agreed to
support the culture wars of the religious right in exchange for their vote into power. Thus we have experienced the decline of effective reproduction education in public schools and increasing pressure on Planned Parenthood clinics. Contraception should be free and freely available for all human beings, especially in poor communities. Overpopulation of the human species now threatens all life on planet Earth.

darren buchanan
10 years ago

"obama promised change, where is it?" jesus. i blame americans
themselves for developing a culture where they don't even understand
their own government or simple physical realities of life. they want
politicians and corporations to take care of the people like
children (so they can remain in a childlike state and not take any
responsibility themselves) and not simply be administrators representing
the will of the
people, as they are supposed to be in a democracy. and they have no clue
as to the relationship of resources to quality of life. at election
time you always hear about job creation as the babies keep getting made
and people from other countries come in to do jobs americans are to
stuck up to do. how can such backwards math be so widely excepted as
reasonable? we should be making babies to fill jobs not the other way
around. but that's no surprise since americans think all they have comes
from hardwork and not the fact that they stole ALL the resources that
made the country powerful. as if sweat could be traded at the bank for
currency. ridiculous. those looted resources are running out and
increasingly shared with new power in countries like china and india.
and of course those people learned everything they know about being
clueless from america. and the people are all flabbergasted.

Mark Edwards
10 years ago

While there is more than enough blame to go around. The sad truth is that it will get worse when the economy comes to a total crash.

logan L
10 years ago

detroit stand up !!! i'll going to america 2015

10 years ago

This is the workings of corporatism threw the demopublic party.

10 years ago

USA pop. is 311 million. The homeless pop. is around 750 thousand, total. The claim that 1.5 million children are homeless in the USA is absurd.

11 years ago

This IS Obama's vision for our country!!!!!

11 years ago

it seems that someone is trying to hide this video why??

Nikki Pons
11 years ago

Growing up in the US I have seen people turn blue at the mere mention of the S- word. But when I go and research socialist countries, I find that financially, they are doing far better than the US. Canada, Norway, Austraila. They all have high standards of living, some massive collective savings systems that are not threatened at all by current economic problems, healthcare, housing... Im just learning that non socialist countries dont seem to be having the same finacial problems we do. They have different systems to, not all the same, with different political structures. They even have free markets and people can own a bussiness themselves, so its not like the government owns everything, just certain critical and basic needs services. Also the people seem happy, not oppressed, are not being aressted in the middle of the night, have a lot of social mobilty (you can actually get ahead financially) they have a right to free speech, all the things that socialism, as I have been taught all my life to be well, isnt.

I could be missing something, I would love to hear from those of you who live a socialist (or partly socialist) country. What is it like to live that way? Are you free? Can you grow personaly and financialy? can you speak your minds? Do you live in poverty? How do I immigrate?

mohammed alharthy
11 years ago

I think islam is the solution and will be the solution to all man kind, it is the only religion was mention to be the religion of God, unfortunetly those who assiciated God with jesus and lie that He is God son will be punish from here and after this world and this, is the sign also that, in islam interest is prohebited and those who will use it will be punish ,if you take interest or get interest is like you are fighting with God now this a simple example that America and all its people will be ruin for getting or using interest will be ruin you dont need to blame Obama before Obama, was bush you wont fight islam, you burn holly quran without getting the wrath of Allah to all nations, this is only a starting, Allah can give and take and this is unjustice of standing with jews towards palastine.american people are very nice human
unfortunetly devil from the pro-jews will bring all the calamity on earth.
I invite you to be Muslims the true religion Of Allah.
you have seein what represent your church pedophiliies from so call men of God are all rapes under the cross weak up people islam is your solution
they may dislike islam is because it tell them the truth. those who will associated God with jesus will go to hell and hell start from here.
jesus is a messenger of al mighty Allah

11 years ago

To whom much is given much is required.Stop watching TV and become part of the solution!!!

11 years ago

The issues in this documentary speak also of another problem which is that of having no community. Where are their friends? Their families? Their churches? Neighbors? People who may not have much but share what they have with each other?

11 years ago

at least they still have their marlboro cigs

11 years ago

The trillion dollar bailout that was given to bankers could have bought each of our million and a half homeless children a home free and clear AND reversed all unemployment.

$1,000,000,000,000 / 1,500,000 kids = $666,666 per child

Jules Hawryluk
11 years ago

Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Blow Your Mind.

The United States is rapidly becoming the very first "post-industrial" nation on the globe. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them, but the pace at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely amazing. It was America that was at the forefront of the industrial revolution. It was America that showed the world how to mass produce everything from automobiles to televisions to airplanes. It was the great American manufacturing base that crushed Germany and Japan in World War II.

But now we are witnessing the deindustrialization of America. Tens of thousands of factories have left the United States in the past decade alone. Millions upon millions of manufacturing jobs have been lost in the same time period.

The United States has become a nation that consumes everything in sight and yet produces increasingly little. Do you know what our biggest export is today?

Waste paper. Yes, trash is the number one thing that we ship out to the rest of the world as we voraciously blow our money on whatever the rest of the world wants to sell to us. The United States has become bloated and spoiled and our economy is now just a shadow of what it once was. Once upon a time America could literally out produce the rest of the world combined. Today that is no longer true, but Americans sure do consume more than anyone else in the world. If the deindustrialization of America continues at this current pace, what possible kind of a future are we going to be leaving to our children?

Any great nation throughout history has been great at making things. So if the United States continues to allow its manufacturing base to erode at a staggering pace how in the world can the U.S. continue to consider itself to be a great nation? We have created the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world in an effort to maintain a very high standard of living, but the current state of affairs is not anywhere close to sustainable. Every single month America does into more debt and every single month America gets poorer.

So what happens when the debt bubble pops?

The deindustrialization of the United States should be a top concern for every man, woman and child in the country. But sadly, most Americans do not have any idea what is going on around them.

For people like that, take this article and print it out and hand it to them. Perhaps what they will read below will shock them badly enough to awaken them from their slumber.

The following are 19 facts about the deindustrialization of America that will blow your mind....

#1 The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001. About 75 percent of those factories employed over 500 people when they were still in operation.

#2 Dell Inc., one of America’s largest manufacturers of computers, has announced plans to dramatically expand its operations in China with an investment of over $100 billion over the next decade.

#3 Dell has announced that it will be closing its last large U.S. manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in November. Approximately 900 jobs will be lost.

#4 In 2008, 1.2 billion cell phones were sold worldwide. So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States? Zero.

#5 According to a new study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, if the U.S. trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the U.S. economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.

#6 As of the end of July, the U.S. trade deficit with China had risen 18 percent compared to the same time period a year ago.

#7 The United States has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since October 2000.

#8 According to Tax Notes, between 1999 and 2008 employment at the foreign affiliates of U.S. parent companies increased an astounding 30 percent to 10.1 million. During that exact same time period, U.S. employment at American multinational corporations declined 8 percent to 21.1 million.

#9 In 1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of U.S. economic output. In 2008, it represented 11.5 percent.

#10 Ford Motor Company recently announced the closure of a factory that produces the Ford Ranger in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Approximately 750 good paying middle class jobs are going to be lost because making Ford Rangers in Minnesota does not fit in with Ford's new "global" manufacturing strategy.

#11 As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.

#12 In the United States today, consumption accounts for 70 percent of GDP. Of this 70 percent, over half is spent on services.

#13 The United States has lost a whopping 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

#14 In 2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world in per capita broadband Internet use. Today it ranks 15th.

#15 Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975.

#16 Printed circuit boards are used in tens of thousands of different products. Asia now produces 84 percent of them worldwide.

#17 The United States spends approximately $3.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that the Chinese spend on goods from the United States.

#18 One prominent economist is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040.

#19 The U.S. Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are now living in poverty and according to them that is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept.

So how many tens of thousands more factories do we need to lose before we do something about it?
How many millions more Americans are going to become unemployed before we all admit that we have a very, very serious problem on our hands?
How many more trillions of dollars are going to leave the country before we realize that we are losing wealth at a pace that is killing our economy?
How many once great manufacturing cities are going to become rotting war zones like Detroit before we understand that we are committing national economic suicide?

The deindustrialization of America is a national crisis. It needs to be treated like one.

If you disagree with this article, I have a direct challenge for you. If anyone can explain how a de-industrialized America has any kind of viable economic future, please do so below in the comments section.

America is in deep, deep trouble folks. It is time to wake up.
You too Canada.

11 years ago

I am from Lithuania, a country that is much poorer than USA after decades of socialism.

I have to say that the people that are shown here as "poor" in America would be considered "middle class" in my country. 11 000 dollars per year salary is almost double the average salary in my country. The kids shown in this documentary have modern games, etc. for instance.

I could not personally understand why not having money for a haircut is a problem, you can do haircut yourself. Many mothers cut their children hair themselves in my country instead of going to hairdressers, and they are not necessarily poor (by our standarts).

The point is that many people are unable to correctly spend money in USA. Many use credit cards instead of waiting a month and later saving on interest for instance. They spend money on things because of peer pressure rather than saving on what they really need.

Many poor Americans earn more than middle class Lithuanians. A poor Lithuanian lives like a middle class Chinese. And a poor Chinese lives like a middle class person from Sub-Saharran Africa. There may be even more steps in this in fact, some 6 or 7, but the general idea is that there is an awful big financial distance from somebody poor in America from someone poor in China, let alone someone starving in the Sahel countries.

This distance I described here is much bigger than that between the 1% and 99% of the Americans. Because the social distance between somebody who has food, clothes, access to PC, basic entertainment, etc., and somebody who dies of starvation, is much larger than the social distance between somebody who earns a sum with 5 zeros a year and somebody who earns a sum with 10 zeros. Several billions, likely over half of world's population would *want* to live like poor Americans. That's why all the illegal migration to the USA goes on.

11 years ago

Land of the free, folks! Free to scavenge and suffer.

@ 1humannotrighteous: Do you really think the society in the States is separate from us here in Canada? Separate from the issues in China, or South Africa? We have before us a global society, and the issues facing the States are the same that face the world. We are all in the same boat, and it's sinking pretty fast. The issues are systemic and built to the vary fabric of the socioeconomic system we're so "proud" of. Neo-Liberalism and Capitalism have failed. Life is a gift, not earned. People are born to be loving. All other behaviours are learned.

11 years ago

There is something fundamentally wrong with the U.S. It is a cancerous country that will gradually consume itself. With over 40 million people under the poverty line, violent civil unrest is imminent. Should be interesting to watch from the comfort of my home in Australia where we believe in helping others via adequate social services and universal healthcare. I find it amusing that some americans still defend the propaganda that has been force fed to them by corrupt politicians for decades.

11 years ago

richest country? right

11 years ago

To Mark Fiori....I think you're mis-reading issues here a-bit, first of all.......................... "I AM CANADIAN" ........AND PROUD OF IT!
Worked for 40 years, PAID TAXES like every good Canadian has always done, paid into the company pension plan and now finally retired.

Now I'm inviting anyone here that would like to challenge me AS A PROUD CANUCK? Any yank would do! Go ahead...make my day...punk!

Y'all 'mericans....don't you see what is happening to you, and your country? Do y'all not realize WHY and HOW you got to where y'all are at?

Some of you blame yours so-called presidents...GIVE ME A F*****G BREAK!

Your presidents today are nothing but pawns, icons and nothing a puppet! You're gonna blame everyone of your so-called clowns no matter who you put into your government. That's what your society teaches you to believe!

I suppose the next thing you're all gonna say that, ".....you see, we told ya so, it was always a black man that took down america....."

Ma-an....what`s with you yanks...are you all on drugs? Ignorant, stupid or what?

Hear this.....It's the gang of Secret Societies and their idealism of "NEW WORLD ORDER" that have been around for centuries that controls your country!

Here`s some of the most prevalent secret societies that are doing you in:

(1) The Illuminati
(2) The Freemasons
(3) Bilderberg Group
(4) Skull and Bones
(5) Brotherhood
(6) Council on Foreign Relations
(7) Trilateral Commission
(8) Roundtable Group
(9) Power Elite
(10) Young Presidents Organization

....and that's just to name a few!


Just admit the truth....Your country is greedy and jealous. Your country wants to control the world, your country has poisoned the world....and your Federal Reserve boss Bernanke is still PRINTING MONEY.....WTF?

Anyway, if you didn`t know as most americans don`t anyway, prepare yourselves....YOU ARE IN DEEP WET S**T

Good-luck to y'all......eh!

11 years ago

I was extremely disappointed to see so much of the blame for this poverty put on Obama - when he inherited a tremendous mess from Bush, has tried hard to bring about change, and has been fought at every turn by the damn republicans ! Get it right reporters ! Otherwise YOU are part of the problem !

11 years ago

This woman does not take into account wage stagnation over the years, the extreme tax cuts for the very wealthy. A Republican talks about a meritocracy, how if you work hard etc......doesn't she realize many Americans are working harder than ever while their CEOs are making thousands of times more than the average worker? Many of these policies started back when - companies and wealthy individuals are paying less taxes than they e3ver have. When they were paying higher taxes in the 60's a nuclear family could work one job, go to college, buy a house. She seems to blame Obama when it's the Republicans who have been most obstructive on jobs, wage creation, health care, education, everything really. Did she take into account Bush's trillions going for two wars, one of which was based on unfounded information on WMD, and his obscene tax cuts for the very welathy, his prescription drug benefit which was a benefit for drug companies, none of which was paid, none of whichmade them scream we have to makew cuts to pay for them? Everything Obama has done has been to try to stimulate the economy, while having to deal with a nutty Tea Party Republican-controlled House. Bush left a big mess and walked away, saying "What, me worry?" never having to assume accountability. As far as the Health Care Act, it doesn't go far enough but just even prohibiting health insurance companies for rejecting people with preexisting conditions (and with some of these companies, pregancy is considered to be so) is a big change. I had a friend who, while working very hard, developed heart disease and could not get health care at any price and died alone in a hotel rooms, still working to try to pay those health care bills. That's a true story. But Republicans would have you believe that you're better off beholden to these health insurance companies who keep raising their premiums insanely high. So either this woman is not cognizant of realities in this country or she just hates Obama. The economy is starting to turn around, we still have a long ways to go, but if we had had a Republican president who just wanted to give more tax breaks to the wealthy, cut regulations for corporations that were already massively deregulated under Bush, and make huge cuts to services, we would have had a major depression. Does this woman work for Rupert Murdoch?

11 years ago

We just had 2 homeless people shot in their sleeping bags while they where sleeping outside.The good news is,they get to stay in a nice warm hospital.
Till they get well.If we do not help each other,we are part of the problem.

11 years ago

That host was obsessed with blaming Obama.

11 years ago

Make sure people have the skills to help themselves ? What about out of work tradesmen ? Skilled laborers ? That fella living in the sewers in las vegas ? The skill is there, the will to work is also there. Major corporations however send a good deal of production to another country and cut back on staffing to save a buck so these people cant even find a part time job. America is a consumer nation and its heavy addiction to cheap imports and labor export is the downfall. The banks and corporations control America and they only care about their profit margins. The presidents and Prime ministers (speaking of both the US and Canada) of the past have mostly been scapegoats and victims in their futile attempts to reign in the stupidity.
Private healthcare is fine if the people can pay the bills or donate time and money to needy healthcare projects. But its not going to happen unless the corporates are slung over someones knee and beaten into submission. Unchecked capitalism doesn't work !
My two bits.

11 years ago

life sucks

11 years ago

......take a look at this one.....I had to go to the dentist the other day. Of course, I use what we have the services here in Beautiful British Columbia is called, `Pacific Blue Cross` which covers my Health and Dental needs.

Now before criticism keeps in on this sight, just to have you know....I WORKED FOR 39 YEARS FOR THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN VANCOUVER PAYING TAXES ALL THE WAY THROUGH AS A GOOD LITTLE CANADIAN CITIZEN LIKE THE REST OF US HERE IN CANADA DO.....so I retired, I have Extended Group Medical and Dental Plan....THAT I PAY FOR....HAAAALLLLOOOO....IT`S NOT FREE !!!!!!!!!

Anyway, being on a single plan, retired, I`m paying $21.80 per month for my Dental Plan. So, back to the dentist, after doing cleaning, a root canal, 4 cavities filled, a damaged old molar removed, 2 bi-cuspids rebuilt and even cosmetically porcelain filled the tops of my front teeth.....total cost to me = $250.

The best about this, is that here in CANADA we know how to establish Health and Dental Plans, why because we invented the system. HAPPY HAPPY.

Can you imagine if I was just on the other side in Bellingham Washington.....and I had to pay up the same amount of dental work!

I`d either have to take a mortgage, borrow cash from broke blokes, steal, or just go around lookin`like a louisiana redneck couch surfin` behind an ole truck!

Ma-an am I ever glad I`m CANADIAN....cya...gone skiing to Grouse Mountain for the day ;))

11 years ago


There you go Az, @1humannotrighteous: has set you straight, Lady Gaga is a Canuck! I hate being right all the time! lol.

11 years ago

people needs jobs and a good budgeting system for them to be able to live well and the government should give more job opportunities especially to those who badly needs it.
Here in my country (well I'm living in a third world country) poverty is almost usual to the people -lackness of food, lack of clean drinking water, wishing for a better educational facilities, better hospital facilities- all of this seems so usual to us, I don't know where will poverty ends and I believe that as long as the people and the government keep on blaming each other, poverty will still be a usual scene.
to our govement STOP CORRUPTION even for a while

11 years ago

Refreshing not to see the stereotype African-American woman with 3 children on welfare / foodstamps complaining about her nails not being done...this shows that many more whites are impoverished and this has been longer than what the media leads people top believe....yet those ofus of the 13 % are disproportionately the victims of Economic terrorism for the last 2000 years globally. (400 Years in America) ie...Rosewood ,
Florida......Tulsa , Oklahoma 1921 .....Pierce County , South Carolina. Economic Terrorism wielded against African- Americans ....Chattel slavery ,Racism , Segreation , Black Codes , Jim Crow ,Tuskegee Experiment 1932-1972 and other ongoing Crimes Against humanity..Poor America is justan added ongoing process of tthe "new World Globalization of oppression of most people no matter what their color ....wicked order from causing chaos and conflict of the ignorant, many times innocent masses ..Peace After liberation!!!

11 years ago

This reminds me to add one of our best canadian Thing...Just for Laughs festival or Festival Juste Pour Rire, the largest international comedy festival in the world which originated in the streets of Montreal.

Because us Canadian have humour to an art!

11 years ago

I'm sorry I'm sorry! lmao! It will never happen again. That is a promise.

11 years ago

I think, on a good note, that while these people DO live in what we americans would consider poverty, It is not poverty compared to some of the worlds other nations. I'm 17 and i REALLY fear for my future living in the United States. The other kids i go to school with, and the kids from surrounding highschools have NO idea about the economic collapse that WILL come if nothing is changed. They just don't care, because their parents make sure they have everything they need. I guess the best i can do right now is make good grades, and try to claw and bite a living when i get out of school in 2 years, just like everyone else.

11 years ago

Mr. John, do your homework.....

Jim Carrey, Donald Sutherland, Paul Shaffer, Dan Aykroyd, Guy Lombardo, Raymond Massey, Rich Little, Pam Anderson, Wayne & Shuster, "King Kong" Fay Wray, Mary Pickford, Mr. Lorne Green, John Candy, Niel Young, Martin Short, Raymond Burr, Charlie Farquharson, Don Haron, Leslie Nielson, "Captain James T. Kirk", Howie Mandel, Emma Albani, Diana Krall, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Robert Bateman, Emily Carr, Rick Hanson, Terry Fox, Anne Murray, Dave Thomas, Monty Hall, Tommy Chong, Doug Henning, Susan Clark, Ivan Reitman, "SNL" Lorne Michaels, Morly Safer, Wayne Gretzky, Rich Little, Eugene Levy, Margot Kidder, "The Munsters" Yvonne DeCarlo, Alan Thicke, Percy Faith, Paul Anka, Steppenwolf, The Band, The Barenaked Ladies, The Guess Who, B.T.O., Gordon Lightfoot, James Cameron, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Rush, Gino Vanelli, Triumph, Loverboy, Bryan Adams, Corey Hart, Platinum Blonde, Oscar Peterson, Cirque de Soleil, Ginger Ale, Ice Skates, Medical Supplies, Gas Masks, UN Peackeeping, Intrepid, GC45 Howitzer, Standard Tome Zones, Insulin, Stem Cells, Healthcare, Uranium, Aluminum, Canadian Bacon, Lumber, Ice Cubes, Codfish, NASA "Space Arm", Snow Shoes, Curling, Asbestos, Toques, Poutine, Ice Wine, Lacrosse, Snowmobiles, Pulp & Paper, Tartan Kilts, Wool Mittens, Cheddar Cheese, Pork, Snow Tires, Game Shows, Herring, Hockey, Maple Syrup, Java, Electric Cooker, Electric Wheelchair, Alkaline Batteries, WWI, WWII, Trivial Pursuit, MANTRACKER, Calvin and Hobbes, Trailer Park Boys, Hockey, .....and let`s not forget Rye Whiskey and phreekin BEER.....in under 142 years!

.....we`re proud, not jealous, so please....don`t yank our chain....eh!

11 years ago

This is a terrible documentary with an obvious agenda. What the hell has Canada given to the world??

11 years ago

Capitalism does not work in a country full of greedy sc*mbags.Money is the only focus of the 1%.Congressmen should have to live one week homeless. Even then I don't believe they would admit that capitalism isn't working.

11 years ago

@ jujibonn

i agree completely. People need things so fast these days that no one will give time to something to see it through. I don't like how, yet again, they make Ron Paul look bad.......no context.