Originally Posted by BlueStreak
i figured he was out of touch and not dealing with reality the day I heard him say, "This is America.....I believe everyone can be in the one percent."
WOW! Now that's a lofty goal.
It might be that one or two people can climb the ladder, but the days of American Exceptionalism are past. Your chances of improving your lot in this world are better in almost any other industrialized nation.
Here the way of getting better off is sending phoney "You have won $1,500,000" scams to elderly ladies, we get almost one a day. The giveaway is "Please remit the $5 delivery charge by check, no Money orders or cash". Sure, and then they will empty your bank account, But they do it by small odd amounts, $22 here $33 there hoping you will not notice.