Ahh election season has started. Priming up the victim generation
I believe this is what's called a "truism".
What a load. Political will? What does that even mean - "basic income"?
Addressing it means getting an education and a good job. In this economy there's no excuse not to.
What absolute BS.
BS! Living debt free, other than perhaps your house, is the way I am "living the dream". And I am anything but filthy rich.
I would say that this ‘dissatisfaction’ is more a matter of perception than it is reality. We all have it so good that we think the norm is for the other poor slob, not me.
I heard it said once that 80% of people think they’re above any job that pays what 50% of the country earns.
Bernie has the will...
“Lower- and middle-income respondents were also more likely to say they struggled to pay for housing than wealthier Americans.”
Nothing gets past these geniuses.
Solution: Get off your ass an work for it instead of assuming someone else should pay your way.
Love how the jackass academic/political/media class. Total parasites producing nothing of value, want everyone else to pay for their notions of “fairness” At the same time collecting taxpayer funded paychecks completely out of all proportion to any value they add to society.
How about Academic/Government/Media parasite class, stop leeching off the taxpayers and start working at something of value for once?
I was just talking to the guy who lives next door to my lowest-end rental. It’s not the best neighborhood but it’s decent. He lives in a single room block house on about a quarter acre. He told me proudly that he just paid it off. So, he owns all his stuff, including a truck, outright. He has a maintenance/laborer type job and he is financially independent. He owes nothing to anyone.
Does he own much? No. But he is dammed proud. And, he’s a decent guy, the kind you would want as a neighbor if there was a problem.
We live in an area of the country where housing is quite affordable and have no desire to eat at swanky restaurants or rub elbows with the rich and famous.
Most of our neighbors are genuinely nice and Hillary barely cleared 30% in the last election in our township and couldn't even clear 33% countywide.
Some might call our area blue collar or even redneck, but what's not to like about that?
“Most Americans say there’s too much income inequality today”
It’s called the IRS.
Translation: Can enough people be induced to vote for Democrats so they can raid the treasury on their behalf. Hand us the power and we'll sprinkle crumbs to the pleebs.
The American dream does not take anything near $500k a year. It takes responsibility and hard work. Nothing more:
Get a real job and keep it until you can replace it with a better job. Don’t have kids until you are married. Don’t spend money you don’t have. If you send your kids to college, send them to one you can afford and require them to get a degree that supports a real job. Don’t wallow in greed and envy as you wonder what people who make $500k a year are doing with that money (we know what they’re doing - thanking Mommy Pelosi and Daddy Biden for the job opportunities on corporate boards, that and sleeping with strippers).
BS, I make 5 figures own a home outright, 2 cars, married and have two independent kids. They can go F demselves!
well, I make far, far less than $500,000 a year. In fact, I make less than $100,000 a year.
We have a great marriage, four great kids, all out of the house, working decent jobs and living independently of us. A house, a car, no debt.
My one real bonus is that I drive a company car so we only own one car.
Got some money in the bank, a decent and very quickly growing retirement account, strong church and ministry involvement with no government interference.
We have the freedom to do what we want, go where we want when we want.
All of that is the epitome of the American Dream and we don’t need $500,000 a year to pull it off.
Commenting without reading.
I’m 70. When I was young, some people were poor and some weren’t and nobody thought anything about. It just was. And some poor became rich and some rich lost their fortunes. In fact, people who had made and lost several fortunes were the only ones people talked about.
I never made $500k in any year, but I sure lived an American Dream and still do!