Monday, January 03, 2011

Seeing Past the Mythology and Facade of the American Dream.

When a large portion of working Americans need food assistance, who in many cases, earn incomes nearly twice that of the poverty line; it's time to forgo the myth of the American Dream, our leaders, and the overall goodness of government. Because in America, when working people cannot afford to feed their families, they are in poverty, regardless of what is reported as the poverty line.

When, according to the BLS, there are over 6 million workers unemployed for more than 26 weeks  (up from 1 million workers in 2007) who still want a job; it's time to forgo the myth of the American Dream, our leaders, and the overall goodness of government.

And when more jobs are created overseas than in American, and  we've lost 10% of our middle class jobs over the past decade, and then, those jobs were/are replaced with low paying service jobs; it's time to forgo the myth of the American Dream, "trustworthy" leaders, and the overall goodness of government.

When our government uses our tax money to prop up agricultural prices and forces distribution through multinationals to ensure their profit at the people's expense; it's time to forgo the myth of the American Dream, "trustworthy" leaders, and the overall goodness of government.

Sure, they lead you to believe our economy is improving, and that inflation is low; however, when you consider "core inflation" does not include food and energy, and then consider how food prices are about to break an all time high and energy costs are escalating, it's hard to see how inflation is low.

We were fooled by an appearance of wealth over the last three decades.  The Federal Reserve, government and industry elite created an illusion of never-ending wealth which caused people to consume, consume, consume...way beyond their means.  The debt and more debt we incurred did nothing but enrich those at the top beyond what most of us can imagine.  We don't even have the satisfaction of knowing that anything was added to the productive capacity of our economy, because nothing of value emerged...even worse, the integral structures to U.S. commerce and the well-being and safety of Americans are crumbling, on the brink of total collapse.

The bottom line is there is no one in power looking out for our best interest.

Is Obama About To Hire Former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley's son, A JPMorgan Exec To Be His Chief Of Staff?  William Daley, the youngest of seven children of longtime Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, he is part of the most powerful political dynasty in Illinois.

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