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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:36 PM

America is the Land of Opportunity. True or False?

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Reply America is the Land of Opportunity. True or False? (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #1
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #2
panAmerican Nov 2012 #3
FarCenter Nov 2012 #4
Democratopia Nov 2012 #5
OneMoreDemocrat Nov 2012 #6
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #7

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:40 PM

1. Sad isn't it.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:49 PM

2. It used to be. Maybe it can be again. eom

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:54 PM

3. For my family, absolutely yes

We've had to work very hard like everybody else, but no way could have have been remotely achieved what we've done here in our country of birth. Consequently, we're also able to help those who still live there.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:28 PM

4. The US has been pretty well sorted out

The US had much higher mobility that those other countries between 1850 and 1950.

So the population is much more split into socioeconomic classes.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:11 PM

5. The reason can be summed up in three letters:

 

G.O.P.

This is what you get when you have a two-party system with one party that wants to help the 1% at the expense of the 99%

The division between the poor and rich is just too big in America to give lower incomes good opportunities to move upward.



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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:27 PM

6. I think it is...

 

Especially so for folks that come here from elsewhere.

I think that that being born here makes one (to a greater or lesser degree) take the opportunities we have for granted.

There are plenty of obstacles to achievement, but if you really want it and work toward achieving it this country still allows success.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:59 AM

7. Utterly false. Another myth cooked up a century ago to fool a previous generation of suckers. n/t

 

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