You joke but what do you think all the illegal Mexican (and other nationality) immigrants think of the US before they get there? They think it's full of white picket fences and green lawns and Baywatch girls. Ask them if you don't believe me. And the US is using more than it's share of the world's resources, so life really is easier there. Americans throw away the best trash in the world. Their high-end garbage is often better quality than the new crap I can buy in stores here.