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    And yet, with most of what you're saying being the case, America is where just so many people from just so many countries want to come.  It isn't perfect and we have to continue to work on it, but I'd not want to live anywhere else and thank my lucky stars I was born here.  I know everyone won't have that opinion especially if their plight in life hasn't been what they want it to be.  

    But, I would bet most Americans believe as I do.  I truly do wonder what would make our country better other than for there to be far more chances for people that truly do want to succeed to improve their life.

    The truth is sometimes very inconvenient.

    by commonsensically on Sun May 27, 2012 at 06:56:24 AM PDT

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      Your attitude prevents change--are we good enough?--when the economy busts, our inequality will be exposed.  I'm gathering the kool-ade of our success will fade when people return to begging in the streets--the depression had a decent ending because we were still rich in resources--not so much today. What's it all about Alfie?

      Apres Bush, le deluge.

      by melvynny on Sun May 27, 2012 at 07:01:26 AM PDT

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      •  I remain an optimist (1+ / 0-)
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        Your attitude prevents change
        We have a very different view of America.  I am not ready to throw in the towel.  We definately need a new direction that can only come through thinking "outside the box" on how to best use our existing resources (including our people) to bring us back from the funk we find outselves in today economically.  We've always been innovative in America.  We have faced many a tragedy and many tough times throuhout out country's history.  We've dug way down and found the strength to recover each and every time.  Now is no different.  

        But then, I'm an eternal optimist.  That, to me, is the attitude that will create change.

        The truth is sometimes very inconvenient.

        by commonsensically on Sun May 27, 2012 at 07:12:47 AM PDT

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