Dave Stancliff Long Time Passing: What happened to the American Dream? blogarama.com

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Long Time Passing: What happened to the American Dream?

                                    Good Day World!

As a baby boomer, I grew up believing in the American Dream.

I was taught that if you work hard, you’ll get ahead. But The Times – They Are a Changin…

Fifty-seven percent of Americans say the principle that hard work brings reward once held true, but no longer does.

While half of financially secure voters believe in the tenet that working hard yields prosperity, 84 percent of voters facing economic hardship say it no longer works, or never did.

Feelings about the American dream's demise are basically shared across parties, with slightly more Republican voters saying it still holds true and slightly more Democratic voters saying it never held true according to a recent SurveyMonkey poll conducted by NBC.

This whole subject is making me feel nostalgic…

 Bye Bye Miss American Pie

Time for me to walk on down the road….

 

 

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