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Democrats Ramshield Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-12 02:09 PM
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"Sorry! The lifestyle you ordered is currently out of stock" Welcome to the economy for & by the 1%!
by Democrats Ramshield

Those that got -- get more and those that don't -- wont.

Welcome to America's nouveau poor. You might as well sit a spell because the American lifestyle that you've ordered is out of stock...




A work by an anonymous graffiti artist.

Is this America in 2012? I looks like something right out of the George Orwell - 1984 novel or...................
Something from the former USSR where state stores where always out of stock! That's unless of course your part of the 1% that is!!

Here the British Guardian newspaper during the midterm elections said that the so-called American middle class lifestyle for most people was fake and that was financed by three decades of a debt bubble which has now gone bust. The credit ride of working class folks living a middle class lifestyle is dead and gone. Is this article stating bluntly that it's over? The only remaining question is, will it ever come back? I mean, how long can people ride a wave of endless debt before the ride is over, all while pretending to be middle class? Is that what this British Guardian newspaper article is saying? Well, to that end I offer the quote below and a link to the full article. Please read it and decide for yourself what it says.

(Guardian.co.uk) America's new poor: the end of the middle-class dream
America's middle class is disappearing. A lifestyle sustained for 30 years by rising debt is dissolving as the credit dries up. And the question beyond the crisis is: can it ever come back?

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The kindest thing they could do is tell the truth: Americans have been living a middle-class lifestyle on working-class wages and bridging the gap with credit.
And it's over.

In a free-market society the real middle class is always a minority: if your street has a gate and a security camera at the end of it then you are middle class. A real middle-class kid can afford a college education, not a web-based degree. The real middle-class family does not skip meals or find its automobiles trapped in the repair shop because of unpaid bills.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010...


(Please click on the link below to read the rest of my Daily Kos diary. Thank you.)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/20/1056454/-Sorry... !
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-24-12 10:04 PM
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1. The last sentence says it all....
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