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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default More people express uncertainty in chance to achieve the American Dream

    A teamster friend and I were talking about this just yesterday. I know in my household, we are hesitant to make any big purchases anymore. Our cars were bought used and almost paid off and we have no plans on replacing them for a very long time.

    I have thought about going back to school if I can afford it but seriously worry it will not get be a job. Daughter is starting school next month and I wonder if it will even pay off for her. Nothing is the same anymore IMO. There is no such thing as job security and without that, you cannot plan a future no matter what your age.

    Most of all we worry if husband will even have a job next month.

    Four years into an economic recovery in which most of the benefits have flowed to the top earners, a majority believe that the American Dream is becoming markedly more elusive, according to the results of a Washington Post-Miller Center Poll exploring Americans’ changing definition of success and their confidence in the country’s future.

    Although most Americans still think hard work and education breed opportunity, their faith in a brighter tomorrow has been eroded by intensifying struggles on the job and at home that have led some to conclude that the United States has emerged from the Great Recession a fundamentally changed nation.
    More people express uncertainty in chance to achieve the American Dream - The Washington Post
    Last edited by ABFwife; 09-29-2013 at 09:38 AM.

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    Having Fun Now

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    Default Re: More people express uncertainty in chance to achieve the American Dream

    I've never made more money than I am right now,...........

    I also wont make any big purchases,.....He!!, I'm not making many small purchases either,....

    I figure the worse thing that happens is things get better and I'll have a nice nest egg,........

  3. #3
    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Re: More people express uncertainty in chance to achieve the American Dream

    Husband has never made more money than he does now but after being laid off for two years at ABF, it left a mark on us. Now talks of strike. We see people all over this country losing their pensions. Daughter and I both unable to find a permanent job. Nope, we do not feel secure.

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    I Am Rocking Now

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    Default Re: More people express uncertainty in chance to achieve the American Dream

    The "American Pipe Dream" is a big joke on us, a false hope designed to get you to work harder for less but keep dreaming, one day!

 

 

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