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The American Dream Is Dead, And Good Riddance (Barf alert)
Daily Beast ^ | July 7, 2014 | Keli Goff

Posted on 07/07/2014 1:09:02 PM PDT by C19fan

New analysis confirms what many already assumed to be true: a sizable number of Americans can no longer afford the American Dream. Inspired by the new book, Chasing the American Dream, USA Today calculated that subsidizing the American Dream costs approximately $130,000 annually, meaning the dream is only within reach for about 1 in 8 American families.

The shocking six-figure price tag generated international headlines. But instead of inspiring handwringing about how to make the American Dream more affordable, I hope these numbers show us something else: the American Dream as we know it is dead, and good riddance.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: dream; ownership
Any bets if the so-called $130,000 costs of the "American Dream" came out during a GOP Administration Ms. Goff would write her drivel or she would be screaming about how said GOP POTUS has ruined the American Dream for future generations.
1 posted on 07/07/2014 1:09:02 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

So she is happy to replace the American Dream with New Soviet Man. Hate to tell her but New Soviet Man was a drunken wife beater who didn’t give a damn about his job or much anything else because he knew he was just a piece of meat; an ant in an anthill, and just as disposable.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 1:14:53 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: C19fan

The “Progressives” celebrate the new normal.

Reminds me of the joke when death grants on last wish to an American, a Frenchman, and a Russian. The Russian’s wish was to burn down his neighbors house. Always with envy as their main motivation. Better to rule in hell than to serve in heaven.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 1:15:38 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: C19fan

$130k GROSS is about $80K NET after all taxes...


4 posted on 07/07/2014 1:19:24 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: C19fan

Wages stagnate for middle America for 15 years now....While the price of everything nearly doubled..

Thousands of jobs sent to Communist countries...Private sector wages reduced, hours cut, part time jobs if your lucky, retirements slashed or eliminated, heath care controlled by reckless lawless corrupt government...

On and on...


5 posted on 07/07/2014 1:19:44 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: C19fan

Sadly. This is the opinion of a great many people who reside here. I can’t say Americans because they don’t seem interested in the freedom and possibility that has been the fabric of America until now.

We now just have residents. No understanding of how great we had it nor any desire to expand the benefits of freedom and prosperity.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 1:19:52 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: C19fan

I lived the American Dream and now I’m going to live the American Retirement! And I don’t need $130,000 to do it.


7 posted on 07/07/2014 1:20:01 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: C19fan

—Adults living alone are currently one of the fastest growing demographics in America. Nearly a third of households now consist of one person, and the number of Americans living alone has doubled in the last fifty years.—

I’m sure our ultra high divorce rate is behind that, plus all the runaway “fathers” in some “cultures” in America.


8 posted on 07/07/2014 1:21:00 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (Liberals don’t think along the same lines as Americans--FReeper ScottinVA)
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To: C19fan

Most of the people in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, etc wish the American dream was still alive. Why can’t we have the way it was? Why do we have to live under the government the commies want?


9 posted on 07/07/2014 1:23:22 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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Obama and Michelle campaigned against the American Dream. They said you shouldn’t work hard to get ahead, work for a non-profit instead. They called the American Dream “Middle class-ism”.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 1:25:51 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: C19fan

Typically arrogant of these Leftists to think they can define what anybody else’s dream is for them.


11 posted on 07/07/2014 1:28:01 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: griswold3

I agree with you about the Progressives and the new normal. But I’m sure the author of this disgusting piece of traitorousness has an income well in the high 6 figures. All communists hate and loathe the middle-class because we keep countries afloat with our hard work and patriotism. We must be destroyed.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 1:34:05 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: rightly_dividing

Some of it is death of a spouse. Some of it is single-by-choice young people. Some of it is widowed or never-married parents whose youngest has moved out.

Not everyone is 25-49 with young kids. Divorce often also results in 2 multi-person (blended families with kids from previous marriages) families.

Having experienced one divorce and one death of a spouse and now being in a 40-year marriage, I find it simplistic to rant about what other people choose to do. Sometimes divorce is the best alternative. I had a spouse who was serially unfaithful with people of questionable hygiene, for example. Staying married to that was not an option for anyone with healthy self-esteem and a young child. Certainly no one is responsible for the death of their spouse unless they were a murderer.

Not everyone hates living alone, either. I know several people who had wonderful marriages and are now single because of death and enjoying it. They have friends and a social life, but don’t choose to live with anyone in particular. Men, especially, seem to enjoy not being told what to do and not being financially responsible for another adult later on in life. People with assets are often loathe to combine them in a second or third marriage.

Different strokes............


13 posted on 07/07/2014 1:36:13 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: C19fan

The left destroys your future and then tells you why its good for you...

Liberty and independence is a foreign concept to these people. It all about making you a cog in their machine for the “greater good”.


14 posted on 07/07/2014 1:36:41 PM PDT by DB
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She actually makes some good points -- the American Dream isn't about stuff, though the progressives try to solve every problem with more taxpayer provided stuff.

It's the conservatives that know there's more to life, that social problems aren't simply economic problems that need more government spending to solve.

15 posted on 07/07/2014 1:47:19 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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It’s now the World’s dream, as every basket case country in the world is sending their poor here.


16 posted on 07/07/2014 1:50:29 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: C19fan

This author doesn’t understand the concept of ‘The American Dream’ and, like all liberals, defines it HIS way only.

I truly hate liberals and wish they’d all die.


17 posted on 07/07/2014 1:51:51 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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USA Today calculated that subsidizing the American Dream costs approximately $130,000 annually, meaning the dream is only within reach for about 1 in 8 American families.

If it involves a subsidy, it ain't the American Dream.

18 posted on 07/07/2014 2:09:06 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It’s the American Pipe Dream. Sooner or later it will end, and rudely.


19 posted on 07/07/2014 2:10:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: henkster

The new Soviet Man was Andrei Chikatilo.

He of mass murderer fame who killed children.


20 posted on 07/07/2014 4:55:50 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Ouderkirk

The pride of Rostov.

Of course we had Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy.


21 posted on 07/07/2014 5:02:27 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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