A long, steep drop for Americans' standard of living

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    A long, steep drop for Americans' standard of living

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    Yes. Now that I can no longer afford those gorgeous shoes at the top...my life is over!

    Seriously, yeah, I feel it. Most of my money now goes toward food and gas. Considering letting go of the cell phone, cable, internet, etc.., because I would much rather be able to go hiking, climbing, or kayaking than be able to receive obscene jokes on my phone, while standing in line at the local Kroger.

    It's going to come down to necessities and priorities.

    Great article.
     
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    I think for most people thats how it is now, after you pay for the rent/mortage, bills, food etc there is barely anything left over for the little extras, barely anyone takes vacations anymore except the rich and upper class, we are barely staying afloat.
     
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    This is the wealth redistribution, folks. What Obama's masters want... the USA to crumble for the good of the rest of the world.

    Thanks Obama.
     
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    It's tough when one can not buy the shoes in every color possible eh? Now they want the shoes given to them?

    Nuh Uh....

    Back to Europe with that view...
     
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    Uhm...I would entirely believe that, IF all of this started in the last 3 years. I believe that we're now feeling the effects of multiple things. One of which is NAFTA. Instead of competing with 330 million people (US population estimate), we're now competing with 7 billion people (world population estimate); in the form of a global economy.

    Has Obama done amazing things? No. Did he cause all of this in my opinion? Absolutely not.

    NAFTA-crafted under Bush Sr., and signed into law under Clinton. This goes WAY beyond simple partisanship. It would be nice if that were the only element.
     
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    I want my Air Jordans in every color in the rainbow damn it.:evil:
     
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    Okay, explain to me what Europe has to do with entitlements? Are you speaking of France's mandatory vacation time? When Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia (were one country, and socialist)? The old East Germany? USSR?

    We fear their way of life? I just want to make sure that I fully understand this.
     
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    Europe has a way more generous welfare and entitlement systme from what I heard, supposedly in England you can sit on your ass and get a house, money, food and college tuition paid for, anyone please feel free to chip in if I am off base here.
     
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    lol

    Idiot.
     

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