There were three main reasons for me to move from Russia in the US.
10. The Russia card is being played by the both parties, and both parties do it in the stupidest way possible.
There are many parameters used by economists, sociologists, politicians to assess the overall state of the society. For me, the society is in a good state when the majority of its people feel themselves more or less happy. In the end, the missions of the government - from my point of view - is to help people to feel happy about their life, because that means people feel fulfilled, successful, confident in the future. And the simplest way to assess the general state of unhappiness is to look at the rate of a suicide in a country. According to data, since 2001 the total number of suicides in the U.S. has been steadily growing.
Hence, from my point of view, everyone who says that the country lives better and better is a liar or an idiot. Period.
We live in the degradation phase.
Why is it happening?
Everyone who still has this question should re-read this post.
Or read this book: https://youtu.be/tPk9HSLagVg
I hope you understand, I have more examples. Some additional are on this political blog: http://www.the3dforce.us/ - lots of posts and the matter.
Some Shorties (a.k.a. tweets):
It sounds like tautology, but simple things are simple.
2 That's an exaggeration
1 Better be ready to the worst-case scenario and be happy it does not happen than hope for happy ending and be crashed
2 Nah, too much work