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  •  It's getting harder and harder (4+ / 0-)
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    edwardssl, Major Kong, unfangus, Mr Robert

    to get back on the ladder if you fall off.

    I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

    by CFAmick on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 10:57:24 AM PDT

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    •  Or when you're loaded down (0+ / 0-)

      with debt, whether student loans or maxing out the cards to pay for food and other necessities.

    •  Watching family members just starting out on their (1+ / 0-)
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      own (mid 30's) losing their jobs and not getting raises for over 5 years.  Looking for better paying jobs and finding nothing even matching pay which is low already.  How do they save for a house?  How do they plan to start a family?
      The American Dream isn't dying in my view it is dead.  

      American corporations aren't investing in their own country or the American people.  Politicians are in their pockets just to keep their own jobs.  I don't see a new economy being built for American citizens to get ahead.

      Do not adjust your mind, there is a flaw in reality.

      by Shrew in Shrewsbury on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 11:56:33 AM PDT

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      •  For the most part, in this global economy (4+ / 0-)
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        mightymouse, mike101, laurnj, MHB

        there are no "American" corporations anymore.  Those corporations that control the large majority of the action in this country are "multinationals" - they are effectively country-less - their only allegiances to a given flag has to do with their potential to make revenue.

        That's pretty much where we are at this point with respect to the corporate "persons" in America.

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