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59% Say Itís No Longer Possible To Work Hard and Get Rich in U.S.
Rasmussen Reports ^ | Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Posted on 03/13/2013 12:37:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 27% of American Adults now say it is possible for anyone in the country to work hard and get rich, generally unchanged since late 2012.

Fifty-nine percent (59%), though, say that is no longer possible, up from 55% in late January and the highest level of pessimism in over four years of surveying. …

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1 posted on 03/13/2013 12:37:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Read “The Millionaire Next Door.” It is possible, but you have to have control over your paycheck (and the books, too, I’ll wager.) You can’t do it working for wages, even high wages. But you can if you’re the boss.


2 posted on 03/13/2013 12:38:46 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Olog-hai

The current tax and regulatory environments are designed to prevent it.


3 posted on 03/13/2013 12:39:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Olog-hai

Socialism kills. Both people and economies.


4 posted on 03/13/2013 12:39:52 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Olog-hai

After being beat over the head with the continuing Obama recession, this isn’t surprising.


5 posted on 03/13/2013 12:40:56 PM PDT by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s no longer possible to work hard and GET BY!


6 posted on 03/13/2013 12:44:00 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Olog-hai

Income taxes, INTENTIONALLY, are the biggest barrier to attaining wealth.


7 posted on 03/13/2013 12:44:51 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Olog-hai

The problem is the younger generation has no concept of “hard work”, they considers just bothering to show up for work on time and filling a seat for a full eight hours “hard” work. (and don’t even ask them to work overtime or on weekends, that’s sweat shop abuse...)


8 posted on 03/13/2013 12:47:14 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Gen.Blather

I think it can still be done, but it just takes longer. If you leave your children in a better financial positon than what you had, mission accomplished.


9 posted on 03/13/2013 12:50:21 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: apillar

I used to run a convenience store, and I swear that if I asked any young employees to do anything more than breath, they`d quite.


10 posted on 03/13/2013 12:51:10 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Olog-hai
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 27% of American Adults now say it is possible for anyone in the country to work hard and get rich, generally unchanged since late 2012.

Anyone? No. Liberals cannot work hard and get rich. Any reasonably intelligent conservative can work hard and get rich. They just have to work twice as hard as they used to because we are supporting twice as many parasites.

11 posted on 03/13/2013 12:51:24 PM PDT by Pollster1
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To: Olog-hai

The cost vs. benefit of becoming wealthy through one’s efforts has skewed quite a bit in recent times.


12 posted on 03/13/2013 12:51:51 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Olog-hai
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey

Did they call anyone on their Obama Phone?

13 posted on 03/13/2013 12:52:04 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Olog-hai
The purpose of Ubamacare is to make it impossible to start new businesses on a shoestring.

The big-government/big-corporate criminal complex does not tolerate competition.

14 posted on 03/13/2013 12:53:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

As much as the liberals knock crony capitalism, this is crony capitalism writ large and boldface.
Crony capitalism is not capitalism.


15 posted on 03/13/2013 12:56:28 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Olog-hai

The wealth in the US is centered around government now, primarily Wash DC.

I’ve told several college kids they need to strongly consider that in their career path.

When I was that age, companies like GM, IBM, US Steel, GE were paths to upper level prosperity.

Now it’s government agency jobs and the private sector outfits that are symbiotic with them.


16 posted on 03/13/2013 12:57:24 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

Not sure I’d want to have “former government employee” in my “resume” after the collapse...


17 posted on 03/13/2013 12:58:37 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Olog-hai

Becoming a millionaire is simple really.

Become a US politician. Insider trading, bribes, sweetheart deals,...you name it.


18 posted on 03/13/2013 12:58:57 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: Olog-hai

Ask the guy who invented facebook. Or google. Or yahoo. Or...


19 posted on 03/13/2013 1:00:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: apillar

Yet they stupidly voted for the fake.

They will pay in the long run.


20 posted on 03/13/2013 1:01:18 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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