- Jun 5, 2008
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Let’s see if unkotare will read what I wrote and reply back thoughtfully. I doubt it.Do you agree that people who live in Canada, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Zimbabway are all victims of their governments? Do you think you would do just as well in Belgium as you would in Ghana?The worst enemy anyone has is believing they are a victim instead of knowing they have infinite possibilities in life.“Times have changed and the worst enemy that the Negro has today is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros
You can't re-write your past, but your future is yours to determine. Will you be a victor or a victim? Choose wisely.
So you understand that not all governments/economies are equal. What's the difference? The difference is our governments. Some governments let the rich rule. Would you say that's true in Germany or Canada? I wouldn't. You'd call them socialism and I would call your form of government/economy free unregulated capitalism. Free unregulated capitalism has failed us. Oh sure you'll say we never tried it fully but that's a joke. The policies behind unregulated free market capitalism has made the planet dirtier, the rich richer and the middle class poorer.
What made America great for the middle class? Labor laws, unions, overtime, social security, medicare, affordable college because the government regulated it, pensions, high paying union jobs.
Do you see what made America great for the middle class? A big fat huge middle class the world had never seen before. Between social security and unions, workers were paid fairly and they were able to retire. And all these programs you are against.
The rich in this country have always had it great. Just in the 1980's they got greedy and wanted more so they got Reagan to turn a blind eye to illegal employers, send jobs overseas and break unions. Since Reagan, the rich have waged class warfare on the middle class and it's odd you don't see it.
But hey, if you can't beat em, join them. I'm not complaining for myself, even though if I would have went to work for Ford when I graduated I would have a 30 year pension 3 years ago. Instead I have to work at least another 12 years till I'm 62. Probably I'll have to work till 65 because I won't be able to afford private healthcare as a 63 year old man. So I will have to work 18 more years than I would have had to had I gotten a union job at Ford. AND I wouldn't have spent $20,000 on a bachelor degree. Yes, that's all it cost back in our day. Back when America was great. Affordable college was another thing that made America great for the middle class.
America has always been great for the rich. It's just greater today than it was back when unions were around. And in order for them to get more tax breaks they need to cut social programs that help the poor and middle class. None of this is hurting me. I make $100,000 a year, max out my 401K, save an additional $20K a year on top of that, have no bills, no kids going to school, no student loans, no mortgages. To be honest, I don't know how you middle class people do it.
According to the ACS, the U.S. median household income in 2018 was $61,937
I don't know how they do it. And think about all the people who make less than $61K and they have kids.
I have no kids, make $100K and it's not like I'm rich. It'll take me another 12 years to have over $1 million dollars. And I'm not counting the $400K I'll probably get from my dad when he dies unless he has to go into a home that costs $6000 a month and he lives for 10 years. Most of you Americans today are not going to get anything from your parents in fact you will be moving in with your kids because you can't afford not to. So your kids will live with you until they are 40 and then you will move in with them when you are 65. LOL. Why don't they just stay in the house? Why move out knowing in just a decade your parents are going to have to move in with you? Lotto mentality is what Republicans have. They hate seeing how much millionaires pay in taxes. They'd hate it if they were rich and had to pay such high taxes. Poor rich people.
You're a sucker. I'm well off and I'm not even buying it. Perhaps because I'm still working class and not quite investor class. I'm a hybrid of both actually now at 50 years old.
That's a damn fine post. I only wish two things:
1) Republicans would read it.
2) Republicans would understand it.