A Despicably Downsized American Dream

They don’t have unrealistic ambitions. Most people don’t want much. They don’t have any unrealistic ambitions. They believe if they work hard they ought to be able to achieve that small measure of the American dream. That’s not all of what anybody wants. He’s describing his own serfs. He’s describing people who live on that kind of stuff that he gives them. The fact of the matter is that there are people in the middle class, remember, we had this amazing story in the New York Times last week. People stuck in the middle class in the safety net. They are taking government assistance and they’re embarrassed and they don’t like it and some of them have said with all the obstacles in our way, they don’t think they can work hard enough to get out of it.

But to say that people do not have unrealistic ambitions. If you’re willing to put in the work, the idea is you should able to raise a family, own a home, and not go bankrupt because you get sick. What the hell? This constant portrayal of health care as something that can cause you financial meltdown. To how many people does that actually happen? The percentage is so small you couldn’t calculate it. But to Barack Obama getting sick can destroy you. So you gotta have Obamacare. You give up your ambition. You give up your desire to make something of your life in exchange for the security of not going bankrupt if you get sick.

This is appalling. Yeah, got some health insurance, helps you deal with those difficult times. Yeah, getting sick is the greatest financial threat known to every American, right? Getting sick is the greatest financial risk in America? That’s what he wants you to believe? Yeah, just want to be able to send your kids to college, put some money away for retirement. That’s all most people want. They don’t have unrealistic ambitions. They believe if they work hard they ought to be able to achieve that small measure. Man, what a limited view of potential freedom and possibility in America. Who in the world would want to follow this guy anywhere?



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