Here’s the tea-party view. I have to say I totally disagree. The American dream is not only about getting as rich as you possibly can. All governments should provide some public services: if you fail to do this, you really do have an economic model where it’s each to his own and you do not ensure equal opportunities in education and a basic level of healthcare.
This does not mean that we should go back to some marxist system: there is a middle-way.
Obama has not killed the American dream: in my mind, he has furthered it, don’t you think ? comments ?