Monday, March 28, 2011
Poll: Most Living American Dream
This article about a survey in which nearly 60 percent of people state that they are living "the American Dream" reminds me of that George Carlin quote, "they call it the American Dream because you'd have to be asleep to believe it". With home values continuing to drop, millions still out of work or stuck in part-time jobs, and food and energy prices climbing (I just found out the other day, I didn't know this, that our government doesn't count food or oil prices in their inflation statistics. So, an alien from another planet who happens to read these inflation numbers would have to think that humans don't have to eat or drive cars), how can anyone but the ultra-rich say that they're living the American Dream? Were those the 60 percent listed in the survey?