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The Original American Dream Was Not About Getting Rich

Our nation was formed because our founding fathers wanted to escape the clutches of British royalty and nobility.

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At the same time, we need to restrain corporate monopolies, and prevent giant transnational corporations from having too much control and too much power.

Next, we need to continue working to remove money from politics, and take away the influence that billionaires have on our democratic process.

And, we can’t possibly hope to have a strong middle-class again if we don’t roll back the Reagan tax cuts, so the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share to help support and bolster the American economy.

Every American deserves the right to be successful, and the right to be able to live comfortably for their entire life.

Thom Hartmann is an author and nationally syndicated daily talk show host. His newest book is "The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America — and What We Can Do to Stop It."