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30 Reasons Why 2011 Is Going To Be Another Crappy Year For America’s Middle Class

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posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 11:22 AM
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Happy Crappy New Year


Do you think that 2011 will be a good year for America's middle class? Well, you might not be so optimistic after you read the 30 statistics posted [in the source article above]. The truth is that 2011 is going to be another crappy year for America's middle class, and there is not a whole lot that you or I can do about it. Sadly, what we are facing as a nation is not just a short-term economic downturn.


Rose colored glasses are great for making folks think everything is hunky dory and that the grass is getting greener.

It's time to take the damn glasses off and start seeing what is happening to what is left of the American middle class since once it is decimated, the ramifications will be felt globally.




posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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You are preaching to the choir, my friend...
I have a kid who is eyeing college, come fall 2011.

And I jump for joy, looking at this article...

www.npr.org...


Young People Greet 2011 With Caution


In 2010, education funds have been cut as tuition has risen, and youth unemployment levels neared 20%. The economy is tough for many, but young people face sobering statistics. Unemployment under 30 is at its highest rate since records started to be kept, 60 years ago.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 12:42 PM
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I'm sorry, but I can't get gloomy...

For being 22 years old, my generation has had one # stain after another...

Two perpetual wars, one soon enough lasting a decade, an entire economy crumbling, tearing away more of our liberties...

And yet I'm able to believe it's going to get better. So, I say for ATS, don't give up hope. I know many may say that hope is something ridiculous to hold onto in such a time, but I say believe in it. BELIEVE a better day can come. Push hard for it. Don't just think it might be true.

I'm pushing myself to get through college, to go into something that I could spend the rest of my life enjoying as a career.

It's not easy, no, but being angry and despairing is not anything that can or will help.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by Mak Manto
I'm sorry, but I can't get gloomy...

For being 22 years old, my generation has had one # stain after another...

Two perpetual wars, one soon enough lasting a decade, an entire economy crumbling, tearing away more of our liberties...

And yet I'm able to believe it's going to get better. So, I say for ATS, don't give up hope. I know many may say that hope is something ridiculous to hold onto in such a time, but I say believe in it. BELIEVE a better day can come. Push hard for it. Don't just think it might be true.

I'm pushing myself to get through college, to go into something that I could spend the rest of my life enjoying as a career.

It's not easy, no, but being angry and despairing is not anything that can or will help.


I'm not saying to get gloomy nor am I asking you to lose hope. I'm attempting to do precisely the opposite!!

I have a college degree and have ran a successful business for the past 10 years. What I'm trying to do is get people to take off their rose colored glasses and realize what lies ahead and that it will be a dog eat dog world when you get out of school and you're wearing Milk Bone underwear!!

I trust the degree you are pursuing is in mathematics, sciences or something similar. If the degree you are pursuing is in Poly Sci, philosophy, socialism or any of the other degrees not worth the ink on the parchment, think again and change your major!!

I watched my brother go through this after warning him repeatedly! He has since gone back to school and has received a degree that actually allows him to support his family. The debt incurred by him to get his second degree is another topic...whereas his first was free due to his athletic scholarship. He went pro in soccer after getting out of college and quickly realized back then that pro soccer players in the US don't make enough to live off.
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