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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:52 AM

The American Dream -

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:01 AM

1. "Is a dream a lie if it don't come true? Or is it something worse?" -Bruce Springsteen. Recd. nt

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:08 AM

2. Shout it from the rooftops. This is what the average GOP'er simply does not YET understand.

Once a person understands the real "entitlement" problem our country faces, they can no longer embrace
the spoon fed hatred & fear doled out to them.

It's the crux of why working class people go GOP, they hate the welfare mentality.
Surprise, surprise, as a working class Dem, I do too, but the real welfare problem is big money sucking
the life and money out of this country for the wealthy elite. This means you have to work harder
and harder & you'll get less and less, don't blame granny or the minimum wage poor, look deeper.

Understand what big monied interests are doing to this country, the GOP fights hard for those "have mores".
It's why the rest of us have less, and less, and less.
K & R

(Might be hope for the truly "conservative" amongst the GOP, working class people who are missing a very key concept.)

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:12 AM

3. There is not as much social-economic mobility in America compared to other countries

We like to call America the "land of opportunity." And we like to pride ourselves with stories of people going from rags to riches and "self-made."

But according to statistics, this happens far more in Canada and Western Europe than in the United States. Social-economic mobility has decreased over the years in the USA and increased elsewhere.

It appears that in America, you tend to stay in the economic class you are born into.

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