The American dream is dead

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The Real America

Logan, WV

#1 Dec 2, 2012
The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work.

That was in the past.

The game is fixed, and the table is tilted.

Getting an education and working hard doesn't get you anywhere anymore. That dream is dead.

We need to fix our country. We need to reward hard work and stop letting the rich take advantage of the working class just to accumulate more wealth than they ever needed or deserved.

It is time we take this country back from the 1% and give it back to the hard workers instead of the privileged few.

Wake up America.

big b

Huntington, WV

#2 Dec 2, 2012
its ok take a chill pill smoke a joint you will be ok
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#5 Dec 3, 2012
big b wrote:
its ok take a chill pill smoke a joint you will be ok
~!
umm

New York, NY

#6 Dec 3, 2012
I completely agree. Something needs to be done. The thing is, what? How do we give this country back to the working class?!
Dude Watson

Cleveland, OH

#7 Dec 3, 2012
umm wrote:
I completely agree. Something needs to be done. The thing is, what? How do we give this country back to the working class?!
Try earning it! If you always feel like the victim then you're going nowhere. Why do you think that someone that is or has been successful owe you anything?
wait1sec

Bronx, NY

#8 Dec 3, 2012
Dude Watson wrote:
<quoted text>Try earning it! If you always feel like the victim then you're going nowhere. Why do you think that someone that is or has been successful owe you anything?
EXACTLY! Nobody wants to earn it they want it handed to them!
Dude Watson

Cleveland, OH

#9 Dec 3, 2012
wait1sec wrote:
<quoted text>
EXACTLY! Nobody wants to earn it they want it handed to them!
The guy that occupies the White House has made more than half our country believe that they are entiitled to everything. I'll quote an old saying. "If you think you can or can"t, you're right"
Huh

Huntington, WV

#10 Dec 3, 2012
Dude Watson wrote:
<quoted text>Try earning it! If you always feel like the victim then you're going nowhere. Why do you think that someone that is or has been successful owe you anything?
They owe it to the country. In many,many cases were it not for the things in place in America they likely would not have had as much success.
umm

New York, NY

#11 Dec 3, 2012
I never said i wanted anything handed to me. I work for everything I have. But that isn't going to give this country back to the working class. This country favors the wealthy and no matter how many people from the working classes are working it isn't going to help. Taxes are just going to get higher while the economy gets worse.
The Real America

Logan, WV

#12 Dec 3, 2012
One major thing we need to do is get special interest groups and lobbyists out of Washington.

We are letting them openly bribe Senators and Congressman for their votes.

They wine and dine them, give them free vacations, and then tell them how to vote.

They donate money to their campaigns and then tell them how to vote.

They are BUYING their votes.

That is how the rich are controlling our country.

We need to mobilize like never before and let them know we are fed up.

This isn't the America of 60 years ago where everyone was given a fair shake. This isn't the America where by working hard and doing the right thing you can progress forward in social class.

This is the America where the rich are devouring the poor.

Wake up America.....don't let them get you down.
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amnestymyass

Cookeville, TN

#14 Dec 3, 2012
They need to stop letting the illegal immigrants come over here and raising our taxes to foot their bills. There will never be a working class as long as they are allowed into this country and handed everything.
The Real America

Logan, WV

#15 Dec 3, 2012
amnestymyass wrote:
They need to stop letting the illegal immigrants come over here and raising our taxes to foot their bills. There will never be a working class as long as they are allowed into this country and handed everything.
You are putting the blame in the wrong direction.

The problem is with the 1%, not people who works for $5 an hour off the books.
one person

New York, NY

#16 Dec 3, 2012
amnestymyass wrote:
They need to stop letting the illegal immigrants come over here and raising our taxes to foot their bills. There will never be a working class as long as they are allowed into this country and handed everything.
Hell yea lets open season on them bitches.
lol

Summersville, WV

#17 Dec 3, 2012
Haters gonna hate.

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