For once I agree with Vero as well.
Why, thank you.
America is no longer the place the founders intended. Â I reflect as a young man on the opportunities available in the country and it seems as if the opportunity for "poineering" that once existed here seems sparse these days at best.
Naw, the opportunities are so "there" it's amazing. What has changed is the attitudes of Americans. We used to be a nation of entrepreneurs, capitalists, small business people. Now it seems people want to be coddled by their employers and the governments, local, state and federal. It's all about entitlements now. We still have more opportunities than the citizens of other countries; we've just gotten fat (literally) and complacent. I realize that's a generalization, but the WWII generation would likely agree with me maybe?
it seems the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer- I don't have a solution, but I'd be open to anyone who has one.....
The solution is to not be a fatalist -- stop thinking that "the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer." If you think it so, it will be so. Some 'rich' (if you must be so "classist"
) DO get poorer, and some 'poor' (ditto) DO get richer. Saying the cliche is too easy of a cop-out in my book. You can get rich and you can get poor. Much of it has to do with the decisions you make in life. Now you guys probably don't agree with me anymore.