Is The American Dream Dead?

Is The American Dream Dead?

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Honor

Randolph Center, VT

#1 Nov 9, 2013
50% of Americans are on food stamps.
What happened to, "When I grow up I want to create something"?(Ashton Kutcher)
Honor

Randolph Center, VT

#2 Nov 9, 2013
Joe

Burlington, VT

#3 Nov 9, 2013
Honor wrote:
50% of Americans are on food stamps.
What happened to, "When I grow up I want to create something"?(Ashton Kutcher)
The American Dream was replaced by American Greed and after The Me Generation pillaged and plundered the country like a swarm of starving locusts there is nothing left to steal or swindle their way into.

The American Dream is now The American Fantasy as spoiled idiots hope to win the lottery of life and have it all. It's no longer about owning a modest 1000 square foot house in a subdivision and hoping the kids grow up to become decent people.

Now dufus people live in some fantasy world hoping to hit the lottery of life.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#4 Nov 9, 2013
Honor wrote:
50% of Americans are on food stamps.
What happened to, "When I grow up I want to create something"?(Ashton Kutcher)
That is American terrorism...one strong American at war with a vulnerable American.

It is the government that is the enemy.
Honor

Randolph Center, VT

#5 Nov 9, 2013
Joe wrote:
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The American Dream was replaced by American Greed and after The Me Generation pillaged and plundered the country like a swarm of starving locusts there is nothing left to steal or swindle their way into.
The American Dream is now The American Fantasy as spoiled idiots hope to win the lottery of life and have it all. It's no longer about owning a modest 1000 square foot house in a subdivision and hoping the kids grow up to become decent people.
Now dufus people live in some fantasy world hoping to hit the lottery of life.
. You are wrong, life should not be about settling for medoricraty. Life is about using your God given talents to create a better world.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#6 Nov 9, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
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That is American terrorism...one strong American at war with a vulnerable American.
It is the government that is the enemy.
"It is the government that is the enemy."

I mean, it is the monied right wing terrorist extremist who think and act as if our government is the enemy of its people and the USA.

Our government is the solution to our problems and everyone knows it.
Atrueliberal

Brattleboro, VT

#7 Nov 9, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
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"It is the government that is the enemy."
I mean, it is the monied right wing terrorist extremist who think and act as if our government is the enemy of its people and the USA.
Our government is the solution to our problems and everyone knows it.
I thought you had given up on that fantasy after watching Obama and the democrats implode over Obamacare. There are some things we have to have the government do. Like arresting people like you. But overall the government doesn't do a better job. Mostly they screw things up because they have no motivation to do it right.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#8 Nov 9, 2013
It is a myth. Like what about all those immoral businesses that gave us the 2008 economic collapse…

The only thing different between successful businesses and the government is at some point, they were richly and adequate funded.

You get to hire the best there is...
Joe

Burlington, VT

#9 Nov 9, 2013
Honor wrote:
<quoted text>. You are wrong, life should not be about settling for medoricraty. Life is about using your God given talents to create a better world.
I gather I stuck a narcissist yuppie nerve.

raising a couple of decent kids is creating a better world along with not being a wasteful selfish idiot trying to impress morons who aren't impressed, more likely they hate people who have more than they do because they are idiots also.
Community Disorganizer

Newtown, CT

#10 Nov 9, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
It is a myth. Like what about all those immoral businesses that gave us the 2008 economic collapse…
The only thing different between successful businesses and the government is at some point, they were richly and adequate funded.
You get to hire the best there is...
Once again Mikey you have it assbackwards. The federal government was behind the 2008 economic collapse. Now we have a economy addicted to $85 billion a month in welfare. The only thing that's doing is making the banks and wall Street easy money; whatever happened to main Street? oh, and it's going to make Obama very wealthy when he leaves the White House.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#11 Nov 9, 2013
Community Disorganizer wrote:
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Once again Mikey you have it assbackwards. The federal government was behind the 2008 economic collapse. Now we have a economy addicted to $85 billion a month in welfare. The only thing that's doing is making the banks and wall Street easy money; whatever happened to main Street? oh, and it's going to make Obama very wealthy when he leaves the White House.
You can believe what you want in the USA even if it is bs...
Honor

Randolph Center, VT

#12 Nov 9, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
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You can believe what you want in the USA even if it is bs...
Reminds me of the old saying that, " In America you have the right to be wrong" (and in this case you are).
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#13 Nov 9, 2013
So it OK to be a Nazi throwing the jews into the ovens and lynching the blacks over nothing…or instigating this kind of terrorism.

It ok to attempt to destabilize the USA?
Honor

Randolph Center, VT

#14 Nov 10, 2013
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/201...

"How can you build a life, a family, a community on retail?"
Joe

Burlington, VT

#15 Nov 10, 2013
Honor wrote:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religi onandethics/2013/11/08/novembe r-8-2013-american-dream/20979/
"How can you build a life, a family, a community on retail?"
http://economyincrisis.org/content/building-c...
The sound bites and talking points in the PBS video are just a smoke screen along with the education pimping which doesn't help people who just aren't too bright.
A guy in the PBS video thinks he is in the middle when reality he is likely in the top 10%. Almost a sure thing he is in the top 20% which is not the middle. He judges being in the middle based on his lifestyle not be over the op, but statistically he is probably not middle. He is a well paid white collar professional so thinking he is middle is amazing.
The country has all these talking heads stuck in some 1950's/60's time warp with no real clue what the average Gen-X family is about.
The Leave it to Beaver/Happy Days bunch babble away from their perspective and it's so disconnected from todays reality is amazing.
http://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/netcomp.cgi...
how many jobs pay over $40,000 or some other number ?
It's all right there, honest numbers from social security based on W-2 income.
Joe

Burlington, VT

#16 Nov 10, 2013
He judges being in the middle based on his lifestyle not be over the op,
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noteing ove te op

not being over the top

this website sucks because of the adds running and interfering with typing. Only place it happens to me. I hit keys and nothing happens.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#17 Nov 10, 2013
Yea I get it, using the intensification of losing the American Dream as a tool/weapon to make our lives even harder....deeper into slavery and serfdom.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#18 Nov 10, 2013
Yea I get it, using the intensification of losing the American Dream as a tool/weapon to make our lives even harder....deeper into slavery and serfdom.

Or dragging us down to your immorality...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#19 Nov 10, 2013
You snakes and vipers!
Quackwatch

Brattleboro, VT

#20 Nov 10, 2013
You are insane Mike, and a narcissistic a-hole!

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