Because they are too ignorant to look to new options.
Why look for a better energy source that can save money in the long run and be cleaner when we could just stick with the same old crude systems already in place. I mean obviously its the best because there are no other countries that are running 90 percent nuclear power or making huge strides in solar and wind are there? (Sarcasm, see france, germany, china etc.)
Oh and health care, everyone knows ours is the best, just ask any of the thousands of people that are in debt for the rest of their lives because their job doesn't offer insurance and they got cancer. Or the many people that end up in far worse medical condition because they can't afford to go to the doctor to take care of things early on. I mean no other countries have a better system do they? (Again sarcasm, see canada, england, sweden, germany or just about any other established country with a universal system)
I have to get off Y/A now because the ignorance of the questions and answers on here is making me ill. Luckily I have insurance.
It disgust me to think that people from both sides just take whatever crap Is handed to them without question as the gospel. Research and read for yourself, find real information on your own, not from sources that are handing it out with an agenda. If you believe that clean energy is a lost cause, or this crap about the US having the best health care system you have some serious eye openening to do. All this myth bullcrap about people not being able to get treatment or dyeing waiting for it has got to stop. Wake up and look at what is actually going on in these countries. Other countries are so far ahead in good clean energy and the markets that go with it we will be lucky if we ever catch up. Get a grip people, learn facts, not what is fed to you, holy crap.