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Romantic Heretic  Aug 11, 2018 • 4:33:24am

Nite Owl: What’s happened to us? What happened to the American Dream?

Comedian: What happened to the American Dream? It came true! You’re looking at it.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Aug 11, 2018 • 2:12:04pm

re: #1 Romantic Heretic

Nite Owl: What’s happened to us? What happened to the American Dream?

Comedian: What happened to the American Dream? It came true! You’re looking at it.

Bonus points for “Watchmen” reference. I feel like we’re living in that deranged alternative timeline, one where Nixon got to be president until 1987, and the world was strange and alien.

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Bass Reeves  Aug 13, 2018 • 8:23:51am
Why do you think we have Trump? I mean, even though he did a big bait-and-switch, as we all know, there were a lot of people that lost their homes, their community wasn’t what it used to be, particularly if they lived in the Rust Belt. And then you have these people on the coast saying, “Oh, they should go get training. It’s disgusting.” I mean, let them eat cake is let them get training

We’ve already determined that ‘economic anxiety’ is a bullshit argument that doesn’t align with Trump’s actual electorate. The solution for this inability to save for retirement seems to be…have corporations pay people more instead of hoarding cash, and stop giving them percentage points of our GDP in tax breaks.

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EPR-radar  Aug 13, 2018 • 12:34:07pm

The way economics has played out in the last 50-60 years means that many Americans are expected to make do with a standard of living substantially worse than that of their parents.

A disproportionate fraction of these people that are being screwed over by the brave new economy are white. After all, very few blacks in today’s work force are economically worse off than their parents were.

Now we see if a necessary populist counter to the US plutocracy can run along non-racist lines. Early signs (i.e., the Trump presidency) are extremely discouraging.


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