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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18410 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    Link: The American Dream In Graphs And Sh*t - Lower your expectations, kiddos.
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    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    Yeah, lower your expectations, you`ll never make it so just give up now. Keep the way clear for people like me who have ambitions.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35645 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I don`t know nationally, just locally.
    Here in San Diego County only 15% can afford to own a home and pay rates have decreased over the last 10 years.
    The Amercian dream is dead.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    obama said the american dream is just getting by. and maybe saving a little for retirement.. and your whole country cheered for him lol
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2284 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    Let`s see:
    Happily married 25+ years, check
    Happy, healthy, well adjusted kids, check
    Dunno if that`s exactly American, but it damn sure is a dream come true.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1503 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    More like the venture capitalist dream. Trying to shoot liquid greed like a drug. I wish I was born 300 years ago.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    The American Dream isn`t dead, but it`s in ICU.
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    nijd Male 18-29
    267 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:25 pm
    Don`t worry, leesah, you`ll get the phrase "Would you like fries with that" down pretty quickly. You social awkwardness will be your downfall.
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    Dirk_Diggler Male 18-29
    56 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    25 year old college graduate and a home american dream is well on its way. I agree with Leesah, get off my road so it`s easier for me to get there.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3232 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    go to the Rez sometime and see an NDN "home"
    right up there with cardboard boxes
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1794 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    People who don`t like capitalism most likely suck at it.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4878 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    The problem of the american dream is that you have to sleep to live it. When you wake up it vanish.
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    thubanstar Female 40-49
    815 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    I`m really tired of the American Dream always being referred to as the same thing as capitalism and owning crap.

    It`s also supposed to mean that you can be who you want to be, and it should not matter if you make a little money or a lot, as long as you are going after "the pursuit of happiness".
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    Once you get over your ego, all those things are trivial.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 10:57 pm
    I don`t believe in the definition of home ownership anymore. Apparently, even if you`re single you`re still expected to someday own a home. Heck, if you`re in a relationship you need to save to buy a home. It seems to me that these days one or two incomes is just not enough. What`s wrong with extended family living together to support each other? Whatever happened to passing down a home through the family, instead of selling it every few years to a whole new family?
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    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
    197 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 12:19 am
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 3:09 am
    Well said
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    817 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 8:55 am
    The official Bureau of Labor Statistics threshold for poverty is a joke... Many economists and sociologist agree that a poverty level for a family of four being $22,113 for a family of four and $11,344 is FAR too low (that is, if you were living alone and making $15k you wouldn`t technically be in poverty, according to federal guidelines).

    In response to this, many sociologist use a larger threshold, so the amount of persons who are within poverty would likely be larger than those in the 1960`s.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35645 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

    @ Burton_Ian - they need to update their webpage then. Remember the fuferall when Bush lowered the poverty level so he could claim there were fewer poor people. Family of four earning $19,something is where it is now, I believe.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 11:25 am
    You see that? The Asians are outpacing white Americans in Household Median income! That MUST mean that we`re being oppressed! Affirmative action!
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 4:13 am
    West Virginia may have the highest home ownership rate in the country, but it also has the highest percentage of people living in trailer parks and dilapidated buildings.

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