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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 06-03-2012 05:11 AM 716 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-03-2012 05:11 AM

Topic tags/keywords: educational animated video american dream political economics

The American Dream
(learn all about it… 32 min. animated video)

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#1 posted 06-03-2012 04:36 PM

For the most part this is true!

However they alone are not the problem. The predatory lenders that sold the banks the ”paper” are also the problem and the “unknowing” or “unwise” consumer are also part of the problem.

It boils down to GREED in all aspects of this issue!

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#2 posted 06-03-2012 05:08 PM

oldnovice... I think I agree with you… it seemed to me that the video covered what you mentioned… making it ALL true. LOL

OK, how do we Save the American Dream?

We are currently headed in the wrong direction… and it’s possibly TOO LATE to fix it… (??)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 06-03-2012 05:44 PM

Bring back Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt’s policies. The turn we made in 1980 and the unleashing of leeches on the American economic engine has nearly consumed it ;-(

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 06-03-2012 05:55 PM

Looks like JFK was on the RIGHT track… Look where it got him… He had the guts to try to do something about it…

If we only knew then… what we know now…

Water over the dam now…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 06-03-2012 10:01 PM

Both FDR and Teddy were PROGRESSIVES. FDR wanted a 2nd Bill of Rights. Perhaps to supercede the REAL one. You’re right on point with JFK Joe. He was ready to make REAL changes. Like audit the Federal Reserve and take down the military industrial complex that Ike warned about. They KILLED HIM FOR WANTING TO DO IT. Anyone that believes the Warren Report is a FOOL! You can “thank” LBJ for our current welfare state via his “Great Society” which tapped the Social Security Trust Fund to facilitate its goals. It’s been all down hill since.

-- OK, who's the wise guy that shrunk the plywood?

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#6 posted 06-04-2012 12:30 AM

In 1900, Teddy R said a man working 40 hours a week should be able to buy a home, feed a family, educate his children and save for a retirement. Those were radical positions in 1900, but we achieved them post WWII. In 1980, the dismantling began. The forces of evil returned us, US, to the economic boom – bust cycles. The largest transfer of wealth in the history continues as millions are tromped into abject poverty.

Since 1968, there have been plenty of presidents of the opposing flavor who could have reversed the use of the SS funds, but they chose to expand it. The worst of it were the tax cuts for the wealthy in the 80s with the burden shifting to SS taxes to hide the growing deficits from the public.

When I was a little kid, I used to wonder if I accumulated all the wealth in the world and everyone else had nothing, what good would it do me? Little did I know how perceptive those thoughts were. I am witnessing it now. I still wonder what the point is? Who wants to be a billionaire in a impoverished world? We have mentally ill committing horrible crimes on a daily basis. People who have no economic future are turning to more and more organized criminal/gang activities. Reaganomics is a real winner, isn’t it?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 06-04-2012 12:48 AM

One of the MAIN problems is that a lot of people are living their OWN VERSION of the American Dream without caring about the impact that has on everyone near them, in their city, state, and country.

I am talking about the litterers, behemoth driving, my way or the highway kind of person that doesn’t give a rats ass of who they bother, what they destroy, or pollute, take advantage of every system and/or people (am I describing big business and/or the banks and/or Wall Street …. you be the judge). They don’t vote and then gripe about what the government does or doesn’t do for THEM!

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