posted on May, 30 2011 @ 09:11 AM
The "American dream" ultimately is to be middle class. The problem is, the middle class is slipping into a poverty level in comparison with the wealth
social security is a good thing, but that does not fuel the middle class actually, thats just a respect paid to seniors and insurance that we don't
have grandpa homeless and on the street because his life was paycheck to paycheck and was unable to save up for when he couldn't work anymore.
I would suggest doubling scholarships and grants for university if you want to bring more people into a stable middle class setting. Since we are
losing our manufacturing jobs to overseas sweat shop and no politician will do whats right to sort that out, we can at the very least try and bring
the high tech jobs here because of our plethora of highly skilled workforce.
The rich in society...well, its a interesting consideration. Once you are happy, then your happy....and a pool in the backyard doesn't have to be
golden for it to be functional. The dinner doesn't have to be some rare species cooked for you by a master chef to taste fantastic, etc...unless your
doing something productive with your money (investing in the furthering of the country in some form), then ultimately the richness you have
accumulated is just wasted resources.
A individuals dream is to be emperor, a nations dream is to be relevant and a force of good. can you really call it an american dream if you focus
just on yourself?
edit on 30-5-2011 by unicomsol because: (no reason given)