There was a time when we were not only taught but believed that an individual could pursue whatever their dream was here in America. That was what made America special.
It didn’t matter what it was. If you wanted to be an actor, you could go study to be an actor. If you wanted to be a physician, you could study hard and get accepted to medical school. If you wanted to open your own business and you didn’t necessarily have the capital to do it, there were financial institutions that specialized in loaning capital to new businesses. You probably didn’t start out very big but if you were good at your craft, you became big. The point is no matter what you wanted to do; you could find a way to do it.
Today, however, I’m not so sure that pursuing the American Dream is true anymore. Americans are more pessimistic about the future. We’re more concerned about whether or not the job we have will be around six months from now. And, for those of us that are no longer working in our chosen field, we’re really worried about the here and now. We’re worried about how many part-time jobs we can work to stay afloat because no one seems to be hiring full-time.
Welcome to the Obama Economy. The one he continues to blame on everyone else but himself. His answer to fixing the economy for the past three years has been to spend, spend, and if that didn’t work, spend some more!
You know what they say about the definition of insanity. Keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. You’d think at some point, he’d realize that spending money doesn’t fix the economy but he doesn’t. He cannot seem to grasp the fact that spending $1.6 trillion more than you take in every year doesn’t help the economy. It hurts our ability to pursue the American Dream. Somebody has to pay for all of this borrowing and it’s us. Right now, it’s hurting us all in the form of “no jobs”.
Yes, in the Obama American Dream, we are Greece. He has stated many times that he wanted to make us more like Europe. Well, we’re already Greece on our way to becoming Zimbabwe where your money is absolutely worthless and a job is simply a dream not something you actually do.
It doesn’t have to be this way, though. I still believe we can come back from the brink. We can give the gift of the American Dream back to the American people by getting out in 2012 and voting not only this administration out of office but any of the local liberal politicians that agree with him. And vote back in the American Dream we all remember before it really is too late. Vote for someone who doesn’t believe the answer to our problems is to spend our way out of it.