Saturday, September 08, 2012

Stay Asleep and Dream the American Dream.

The "American Dream" mentality, equating happiness with the superficial act of acquiring or gaining possessions and wealth, breeds a lifestyle of unsustainable consumption that often creates the American nightmare for all too many of us, simply because the system is rigged against the vast majority. Yet people continue to dream on.

The Economic Collapse reports a 3-hour hospital visit can cost as much as $83,046! Is it any wonder that medical bills are the number one reason Americans file for bankruptcy?  But that's what you get with profit-as-much-as-you-can health care.

The fastest way to go broke in America is to go to the hospital. These days it seems like almost everyone has an outrageous hospital bill story to share. It is getting to the point where most people are deathly afraid to go to the hospital. All the financial progress that you have made in recent years can literally be wiped out in just a matter of hours. For example, you are about to read about an Arizona woman that was recently charged $83,046 for a 3 hour hospital visit. How in the world is anyone supposed to pay a bill like that?
Moreover, what are the chances of achieving the "American Dream" when well over three-quarters of the population is living paycheck to paycheck - that is, if they're lucky enough to get one, a paycheck, that is. To quote E.L. Doctorow, “I am often asked the question How can the masses permit themselves to be exploited by the few. The answer is By being persuaded to identify with them.
“I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.”
― Eugene Victor Debs




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