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Old 04-25-2012, 07:51 PM   #81
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Is Scott Burn's a downer because he points out the obvious and writes about inevitable conclusion(s) ?

I agree though, All those Bad Vibes completely ruin the important stuff like "American Idol" and "The Bachelor" episodes ?

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There are other points of view that are more positive. You two are not the only ones on earth with brains or opinions.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:43 AM   #82
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3 years on from me getting flamed here

My original post, pointing out that Americans are screwed re. retirement, got me flamed off this forum. Funny how things come around...sounds like many folks here have now realised I was right. No hope in sight for 60+% of the USA population...except minimum wage hell till they die. Land of the Free, indeed.


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Well, my take is this is considerably more negagitve. In all of recorded history, there are zero examples of Democratic forms of governement surviving 300 years or more. The reason is very simple, when the citizens figure out they can vote themselves resources from the governement, they do and the country ultimatly collapses due to overspending.

We are not going to immently collapse, but our decline has begun, Europe is ahead of us so we can see a preview by watching them. I dont think this will have a significant impact on myself, but I have started my children down the road of viewing themselves as citizens of the world and to feel free to move to where the opportunities are best. Sorry to sound so dire, but im not a big beliver in "This time its different"

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Old 04-29-2012, 09:18 AM   #83
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My original post, pointing out that Americans are screwed re. retirement, got me flamed off this forum. Funny how things come around...sounds like many folks here have now realised I was right. No hope in sight for 60+% of the USA population...except minimum wage hell till they die. Land of the Free, indeed.
I just went back and read your whole original thread.

You got backlash because of the way you came across, not because of what you said.

Many of the first replies tried to address your concerns (rant). But despite this topic, I don't think many here would agree with your original post that retirement is impossible for the average person.

It's unlikely to happen at the level that person wants, due to their own choices, but it's completely possible. Regarding your final sentence, that IS the land of the free. People are free to make their own retirement choices, good or bad.
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I just went back and read your whole original thread.

You got backlash because of the way you came across, not because of what you said.
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