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People like you will get angry, revolt, and the country will collapse.
But you are assuming all work is the same, and all work is laborious. I think its safe to say that I will never do any sort of manual labor in my career choice, and I think its safe to say that the manual labor I have done for volunteering places never helped me in any sort of way for what I want to do with my life. Now maybe you think that if you never do manual labor than you never really worked, but there are loads and loads of jobs in the world that do not require manual labor.
You should know that in America, not all communities are the same. It is sad that for you things suck, but not all people are you.
What you described as living on the margin is clearly not. Clearly you are bellow what you are making as it is unsure if you can make it. This is bellow the margin.
Trickle-down economics" had been tried before in the United States in the 1890s under the name "horse and sparrow theory."
—what an older and less elegant generation called the horse-and-sparrow theory:
'If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows.'"
In 1896, Democratic Presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan made reference to trickle-down theory in his famous "Cross of Gold" speech:
There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that if you just legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, that their prosperity will leak through on those below.
The Democratic idea has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous their prosperity will find its way up and through every class that rests upon it.
Originally posted by Gorman91
Its going to be great when your generation is out. The logical common sense one of the computer age is far better at life.edit on 15-12-2010 by Gorman91 because: (no reason given)
If the past 20 years have taught us anything it is that an economy based on "computers" is as apt to crash as often as your PC. We need an economy centered on more than "Angry Birds" to survive.
Education is catching up and pretty soon every child that graduates HS in China or India will be fully computer literate and many Americans will discover they are not in fact brilliant, they just knew how to use a computer....and they will slowly learn this as thier jobs are outsourced to China and India for pennies on the dollar.
We need more than technology if we are to survive.