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Forum Post: Answer ? Precisely how the 1% stopped Americans from achieving their dreams.

Posted 3 years ago on Dec. 24, 2011, 2:50 p.m. EST by bill1102inf2 (357)
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Picture the economy in America as one LONG road. While driving down it you USED to see housing (owned houses by people), industry (stuff being made/produced), farms owned by families, and commercial stores like Hardware, Restaurants, Clothing, Auto, etc (owned by families).

This WAS the American dream. You could own a shoe store, a hardware store, a lumber yard, a clothes store, pharmacy, gas station, conveniant store, bakery, and this would afford you a house and a US built car etc.

But the further you drove things changed, instead of houses owned by families, 1000 unit 'apartments' owned by massive corporations appeared, family owned stores were replaced by HomeDepot,Walmart,McDonalds,TGI Fridays,Best Buy, Kmart, etc, industrial production areas nonexistent (having shipped them all to China), farms owned by uber enourmous conglomerates, etc. Banks own all the houses and prefer them empty, US cars are built in Mexico, South America and Canada.

Now, its impossible to compete with these mega corporations, so you can kiss your American dream goodbye. People who would have been bakery owners, shop owners, restaurant owners, shoe store owners, etc. INSTEAD have to work for these mega-corps under direction of their 1% overlords for slave wages and (lack of) benefits.

We exported the American Dream, and Imported nothing but liability.

FULL MOVIE: http://documentarystorm.com/inside-job/ Inside Job, great movie to watch to learn that the rich never earned a penny of their money.