Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.This thinking and the bumbling explanations that this article goes into is written so obliquely that I have no idea what they are trying to say here. Despite offering that the economy and the prospects for the economy do not look as bright as one would hope, the writer then drives in the bus of racial inequality/equality. The writer also rolls in some nonsense on government's role in some form or another that also makes no sense. Leftists in the press just cannot help themselves I suppose.
The reality is that the American dream may in fact be dying or dead but this is the result of central government meddling and overreach that has spoiled the traditional American advantage of self reliance, individualism and spirit that came from families, churches, communities and neighbors. Government seeking to achieve equality has braodened out the lowest common denominator and this will promise to expand the ranks of the poor while doing nothing in greater distributions of outcomes. The rich will not only get richer, but they and their children will remain there longer due to government access and resulting support. Now all we Americans have is a hollow and useless central government that sadly Americans have become accustomed to relying upon for nearly everything. And so what have they delivered to the American people? Destitution, poverty and death. This is what we get for making a pact with the Devil.
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