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Old 05-05-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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"In today’s bleak economy, it is good to remember that there are still countless energetic youths in America who will work hard and sacrifice to achieve their dreams. In this so-called “rags-to-riches” tale, the once-homeless 18-year old Dawn Loggins has been accepted to Harvard University on a partial scholarship after, among other things, working as a janitor and taking night classes to get ahead."


Dawn Loggins, Once Homeless and Abandoned, Accepted to Harvard on Scholarship | Video | TheBlaze.com


This is what its all about folks. This is the American Dream!

No Nanny required. Just some hard work and determination.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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That is an impressive young woman.. I wish her all the success..
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:58 PM
 
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It's easier to get ahead if you work hard in liberal European countries than in the USA.

Multiple studies have shown this.

Social Immobility: Climbing The Economic Ladder Is Harder In The U.S. Than In Most European Countries

The "American Dream" may have been true back in the 1970's but today it's just a scam right wingers use to encourage US voters to give up on unions, and worker's rights, public education.

The OP sneers at social programs that benefit the middle class and refers to it as a "nanny"....When all along these so called "nanny" countries workers are getting ahead, being treated more fairly.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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It's unfortunate that Nanny wasn't there at those time when she had to go without food, as well as electricity and water where she was living. No child should have to suffer like that in this country.

Girl, 18, who grew up homeless and didn't know how to wash is accepted to Harvard on scholarship | Mail Online
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:09 PM
 
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It's unfortunate that Nanny wasn't there at those time when she had to go without food, as well as electricity and water where she was living. No child should have to suffer like that in this country.

Girl, 18, who grew up homeless and didn't know how to wash is accepted to Harvard on scholarship | Mail Online
This is the OP's and right wingers scam.

They say if we have more benefits for the poor and the middle class it will kill the American Dream.

When in reality it helps increase the so called "American Dream" for everybody.

The want the poor/middle class to eat a crap sandwich because it's supposed to be good for their character...
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:16 PM
 
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That is an impressive young woman.. I wish her all the success..
She really is, isn't she. She is a shining example of what can be done with some self discipline and motivation. Good for her!
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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And here I thought this was a story about a young girl and her determination..
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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"In today’s bleak economy, it is good to remember that there are still countless energetic youths in America who will work hard and sacrifice to achieve their dreams. In this so-called “rags-to-riches” tale, the once-homeless 18-year old Dawn Loggins has been accepted to Harvard University on a partial scholarship after, among other things, working as a janitor and taking night classes to get ahead."


Dawn Loggins, Once Homeless and Abandoned, Accepted to Harvard on Scholarship | Video | TheBlaze.com


This is what its all about folks. This is the American Dream!

No Nanny required. Just some hard work and determination.

Do you know how many have determination and are working hard They want that american dream too but it doesn't happen for them.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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IN FACT, the greatest so called NANNY state of them all ...........Denmark

Has THE GREATEST RATE OF SOCIAL MOBILITY in the World.

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/2/7/45002641.pdf (broken link)

The OP thinks he's giving you some example his ideology showing how it's done, when in fact liberal social democracies are the far and away better at rewarding hard work.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:20 PM
 
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And here I thought this was a story about a young girl and her determination..
You should read the first post of this thread then...you missed it.
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