The American Dream In Graphs And Sh*t [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in

Lower your expectations, kiddos.
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Male 3,060
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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Male 3,631
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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Male 39,929

@ 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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Male 815
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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Male 5,413
@Agent00Smith
Well said
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Male 197
HOGWASH
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Female 3,562
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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Male 2,579
Once you get over your ego, all those things are trivial.
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Female 836
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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Male 5,167
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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Male 2,694
People who don`t like capitalism most likely suck at it.
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Male 4,242
go to the Rez sometime and see an NDN "home"
right up there with cardboard boxes
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Male 56
25 year old college graduate and a home owner...my 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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Male 267
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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Male 17,511
The American Dream isn`t dead, but it`s in ICU.
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Male 1,497
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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Male 3,212
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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Male 2,376
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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Male 39,929

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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Female 1,566
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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Male 20,916
Link: The American Dream In Graphs And Sh*t [Pic] [Rate Link] - Lower your expectations, kiddos.
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