The American Dream has been taken away by the greedy one percent of income earners in the United States. The United States has a greedy tendency to take an unnecessary amount of money from the vast majority of workers, giving them no benefits for the work they do, and give no care to what problems arise in the 90 percent of income earners in the United States. Lawmakers in the U.S. take no initiative to bless the 90 percent majority of the U.S. population with some benefits that would improve the quality of their life. Lawmakers have been corrupted by the 1% of income earners in the U.S. to shift the U.S. earners income to the rich 1%, resulting in no benefits, no rational pay for certain jobs, and no logical care for the wellness of the american people.
In the New York Times article, “How Europeans View America”, the author provides the reader with an outside view of how twisted the American dream is in reality. This is the perfect article describing how distorted the American values have become. This article shows a comparison between how america treats its average worker, versus how europe treats its average worker. This gives the reader a whole new perspective on how achievable the american dream is.
Reading the evidence the article gives us, it provides the reader with more insight to how much the US economy is being manipulated. We see that paid parental leave is scarcely in existence, with only a few U.S. states providing some slight type of parental leave. We also see that the U.S. has little consideration for the health of the U.S. population, if it means that the rich one percent can scrape in more income from the people, by making food addictive and slightly unhealthy, so that the population is forced to spend money on their addiction, and pay to fix their problems. The U.S. government refuses to pay for healthcare for the population, in return, they get a little bit more income from doing so.