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Forum Post: America is the land of Opportunity.

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 4:44 p.m. EST by leetzorr (1)
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Opportunity. America is the land of Opportunity. A phrase every American can say they have heard more than once or twice. If you want to have an opportunity to succeed you should come to the United States, THERE IS OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED HERE!

What exactly IS this opportunity? What do we have in America that no one else has? Does a young 18 year old student have access to essential education for their future? Does an honest hard working American have access to a job to provide for their family a comfortable life?



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[-] 3 points by OccupyLink (529) 12 years ago

Was once. The dream is receding - not just in the USA also. People are disillusioned in Europe also. Blame the Banking Executives. They caused it - the oil price hikes, housing collapse and even the wars. Horrible horrible people.

[-] 1 points by sophiaomni (289) 12 years ago

Try telling that to the students that I teach. Many of them graduate from college with no job prospects at all unless they want to work in McDonalds.

[-] 1 points by buphiloman (840) 12 years ago

America is the Land of the Opportunity to get rich on the backs and blood of the 99%.

[-] 0 points by BillyD (6) 12 years ago

I've traveled all over the world. I wish these OWS dweebs could see what real oppression is like. If they did they'd kiss USA ground as soon as they got home.

[-] 0 points by leetzorr (1) 12 years ago

Opportunity is hard to find unless you are in some way related to wealth.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

America was the land of opportunity. Once upon a time we could go to school, work real hard, buy a little house, have a family, retire. Not anymore. And this has been in decline starting in the 1960's.

Now, we go to school and find out our jobs have been sent overseas. Now, we work harder for much, much less and we still cannot pay enough.

[-] 0 points by dspace (47) 12 years ago

At least we still get to look forward to a permanent dirt nap at the end though.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Yeah, without an alarm clock either.