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  •  A lot of people who are doing ok but are not rich (1+ / 0-)
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    try to emulate the rich people they admire and want and fully expect to be "real soon". I know some of them. Huge swaths of the middle class tried to become such pseudo-nuveaux-riche types in the 90's and 00's and have the credit card bills, bankruptcies and foreclosures to show for it.

    They bought into Reagan's snake oil lies (or pretended to at least because they tired of the slow and steady path to affluence), and were part of the problem. Who do you think bought all those gas-guzzling SUVs, 70" plasma TVs and 5000 sq ft McMansions? Not Warren Buffet or the Kochs.

    I realize that most Americans aren't like this. But an awful lot were. We were on a 30 year infantile bender and it'll take years to get cleaned up.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 09:30:51 PM PDT

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