View Poll Results: Is the American Dream dead?

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    Is the American Dream dead?

    For the purpose of answering the poll question, please use the following definition:

    "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. [James Truslow Adams, 1931]
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
    This group is the worst enemy of America and its freedoms. It includes, but is not limited to, all Trump supporters.

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    Re: Is the American Dream dead?

    Is the American Dream dead?
    no. but globalization, the slow progression to a post labor economy, decades of trickle down, and a nearly continuous state of war have taken a toll, though, and it has become a lot more difficult to attain.

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    Re: Is the American Dream dead?

    The former American Dream died with the first WELFARE payment. Now it takes a special kind of person to seek out the old American Dream.
    Liberalismódividing up the EARNED wealth of honest, hard working and ingenious AMERICANS and giving it to the leeches who would rather waste their worthless lives living off the government teat.
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    Re: Is the American Dream dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    The former American Dream died with the first WELFARE payment. Now it takes a special kind of person to seek out the old American Dream.
    HogWash.....

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    Re: Is the American Dream dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    HogWash.....
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    Liberalismódividing up the EARNED wealth of honest, hard working and ingenious AMERICANS and giving it to the leeches who would rather waste their worthless lives living off the government teat.
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    Re: Is the American Dream dead?

    For the American Dream we need a republicanism president.

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    Re: Is the American Dream dead?

    The American Dream isn't dead, but it's not feeling very well right now. Let it get some rest and plenty of fluids and it will be back on it's feet in no time.
    I have CDO, it's like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order like they should be.

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    Re: Is the American Dream dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg. View Post
    For the American Dream we need a republicanism president.
    Do tell.
    I have CDO, it's like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order like they should be.

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    Re: Is the American Dream dead?

    Upward mobility has largely been a believable dream for many Americans over the past several decades. That being said, it wasn't particularly true for that length of time either.

    However, the effect of being able to believe one could achieve better than your parent's generation produced a societal benefit.

    Right now it's both harder to achieve upward mobility as it is less likely for the American to believe in the possibility. The lack of self-confidence only exacerbates the issue.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Is the American Dream dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    The former American Dream died with the first WELFARE payment. Now it takes a special kind of person to seek out the old American Dream.
    Utter nonsense. It was after the New Deal era that the American dream hit overdrive and this nation became more wealthy than ever before.
    "We have more responsibility than power, I think. The newspaper can create great controversies, stir up arguments within the community or discussion, can throw light on injustices....just as it can do the opposite. It can hide things and be a great power for evil." -- Rupert Murdoch, 1968

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