American Dreams

American Dreams

Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone

Book - 2015
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"For generations, the belief that if you work hard you can offer your children a better life has been known as the American Dream. That dream is on life support today, and not just because of the economic downturn and bad leadership from Washington. America has undergone an economic transformation that our schools, our workers, and too many of our families are unequipped for. But our leaders in Washington have broken their promise to lead us together into this new era. Their response has been to double down on stale, government-centered solutions, minimum wage hikes, and redistributive health care mandates that re-slice a shrinking economic pie instead of growing it for everyone. All while free enterprise is demonized and work is discouraged. Now Senator Rubio shares the stories of real people who are fighting to educate their children, protect their families, climb the economic ladder, save for retirement, and achieve their own American dreams. He challenges us to replace our failing 20th century institutions with a new agenda based on choice, innovation and local control"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Sentinel, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2015
New York, New York : Sentinel, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2015
ISBN: 9781595231130
1595231137
Branch Call Number: 330.97 RUB 2015
Characteristics: xxi, 212 pages ; 24 cm

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naturalist
Jul 29, 2015

references to the author:
“Marco Rubio: 'Ridiculous And Absurd' To Believe Gays Have Constitutional Right To Marry” . . .
se more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/marco-rubio-ridiculous-and-absurd-believe-gays-have-constitutional-right-marry#sthash.1wGZvqtr.dpuf . . . .
and . . . . .
“Marco Rubio: Gay Rights 'A Real And Present Danger' To Freedom” . . .
see more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/marco-rubio-gay-rights-real-and-present-danger-freedom#sthash.mAuDKYpc.dpuf . . .
and . . .
“Rubio Promises Anti-Choice Activists He'll Fight Abortion Rights 'At Home And Around The World'” . . .
see more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/rubio-promises-anti-choice-activists-hell-fight-abortion-rights-home-and-around-world#sthash.B5LP2hqK.dpuf . . .
and . . .
“Marco Rubio Is The Real Victim Of The Gay Rights Movement” . . .
see more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/marco-rubio-real-victim-gay-rights-movement#sthash.IkUwuVdS.dpuf . . . .
and . . .
“Marco Rubio Is No 'Change' for LGBT Americans” . . .
from: . . . http://www.advocate.com/politics/politicians/2015/04/13/marco-rubio-no-change-lgbt-americans . . .
and . . .
“Marco Rubio: The Tea Party's Prodigal Son Returns” . . .
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/marco-rubio-tea-partys-prodigal-son-returns . . .
and . . .
“We are a corporate theocracy now: The Christian right seeks cultural and political domination – Christian right's plan is simple: Dominate courts, state legislatures, and push their twisted morality on all of us” . . . by C.J. Werleman . . . July 3, 2014 . . . . from: . . .
http://www.salon.com/2014/07/03/we_are_a_corporate_theocracy_now_the_christian_right_seeks_cultural_and_political_domination/
and,
"Marco Rubio: The United States is Governed by God, Not the Constitution" (Video)
http://www.forwardprogressives.com/marco-rubio-united-states-governed-god-not-constitution-video/

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StarGladiator
Jul 23, 2015

Speaking of choice, innovation and local control: Rubio's lobbyist fundraiser is the firm of Aiken, Gump, Strauss et al. Jeb Bush's lobbyist fundraiser is also Aiken, Gump, Strauss et al. So is Kasich's lobbyist fundraising firm.
Hillary Clinton's lobbyist fundraising firm is, not surprisingly, Aiken, Gump, Strauss et al. Beginning to notice a pattern here?
Clinton's major campaign donors are the two largest private prison corporations, Corrections Corporation of America and Geo. The major shareholders of CCA are the Vanguard Group and BlackRock. Major shareholders of Geo are Vanguard Group and Fidelity. Aiken, Gump, Strauss et al. also represent the Vanguard Group. Top guy at Aiken, Gump is Vernon Jordan, a member of David Rockefeller's crew and a Rockefeller Foundation trustee. Jordan is also a member of American Friends of Bilderberg, Inc., along with Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, et cetera. [Lee Fang, at The Intercept - - www.firstlook.org - - first reported on the Aiken, Gump, Strauss connection.]

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Slys65ss
Apr 14, 2015

I have a much better understanding of Rubio's platform after reading this book. He believes the American Dream, which was once a real possibility for most but has declined drastically in the past 20 years - is still possible. His ideas are great, and I hope he's right - that's it not too late to turn things around in this country.

AbigailCurious Mar 24, 2015

American Dream is a brilliant book. In the past The United States was The Golden Country. Today, the united states is falling behind. Marco Rubio is the man with the plans, his ideas are intelligent and make sense. And he comes with the 'rags to riches' to stories too.

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