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You nailed it with that quote.
Originally posted by freedomSlave
or is it cause most of these countries you list have free healthcare ...
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
Well, what do you expect from a bunch of psychopathic liars? The American Dream doesn't exist anymore as we understood it. If they stood up in front of the cameras and said, "The American Dream is dead. You will, by and large, not do nearly as well as your parents, and you'll be lucky to be able to keep a house, a job and a car for more than 5 years before losing them. Your wages have been stagnant for over 20 years, but your debt and tax load have exploded. If you're a college graduate, better get used to saying 'Would you like fries with that?' because the odds of you being able to get into the vocation of your choice and make a living are slim indeed."
"The future is bleak. Our economy, once based on manufacturing, is now a service economy in which all the jobs are part-time and low-paying. Oh sure, a few of you will do well, but for the most part, y'all are screwed. Totally, utterly screwed. Send your children into the military, it's their only hope. As for you, save your larger boxes, you may have to live in them...Oh, and contrary to popular belief, cat and dog food really doesn't taste that bad. I won't keep any of my campaign promises, I just want the job so I lie through my teeth. VOTE FOR ME!"
The writing is on the wall. The New American Dream is about surviving without living in the street, or starving to death.
These conventions are just bread and circuses for the commoners, to actually think that something will change for the better. Too many clowns who aren't funny.
I realize this word -Socialist - is the new swear word in the US, more so with the GOP crowd.
But keep in mind, they have very small populations in comparison. They are in a position where they actually "need" the neighbor down the road...we...not so much. If you "need" your neighbor to survive, you are more likely to look after him and his needs...just saying.