In “ The Growing Gulf Between Rich and the Rest of the Us” Holly Sklar claims the American is not real because America has more poverty than other developed countries and less chance for the poor to become rich.
There is no American Dream anymore because most of the money to rich people . The rich people are richest than all the country together. The Middle Class fights to stay in the middle class because it is really difficult to stay in this place. It is easier to become poor than rich because America has become a downward society instead of an upward mobile society.Most of the U.
S money belong to rich people. The rich people are richest than all the country together. People can put 1 million every day during a year and they could not be in the Forbest 400 who is the richest people in America. The minimum to be in the Forbest 400 is to have 900 millions . Soon Forbest will accept just billionaire’s people.
According to Sklar, since 2000, there are 76 more billionaires in America. All of the Forbest 400 people combined has more than a trillion dollars. Her claim is true because because all the rich people can get whatever they want.At the same time, some people in America cannot buy food for their children. The Middle class fights to stay in the middle class because it is really difficult to stay in this place . If people lose their jobs or become sick, they do not have enough money to pay for basics expenses. A lot of american people cannot all the basics expenses and that is why they will not become rich. Instead of helping the middle class and the poor people, the government helps all the rich people who already have enough money.
Sklar’s claim is not really true because if people work more hey will have more money or if they save their money and do not spend in the wrong way they can leave the misery. If the middle class people gives a good education to their children, their children will go to school and get a diploma to make more money than their parents and leave the misery. It is easier to become poor than rich because America has became a downward society instead of an upward mobile society.In other words, poor people have a lot of difficulties to get out of their misery because they do not have enough opportunities. They spend all their money on basic expenses nd the government does not help them enough. So they can just go down in the society of today. Her claim is true because nobody thinks about poor people and they fall away because they did not have the help that they needed. The American Dream used to mean having a nice car, a beautiful house, being married with three children, and having a good job.
Nevertheless, it does not exist anymore because of the society of today.There are too many poor people. Poor people become criminals and their children become delinquents . The government should do more to help them instead of helping people who have more han they need if they want to become and equal country.
Sklar does not believe in the American dream because there are too many differences between rich and poor people, and the government does not help people who really need it. If poor people want to leave misery and poverty, they should work more and send their children to school. If they do these things, they can have a better future than their parents.Works CitedHolly Sklar “The growing Gulf Between the Rich and the Rest of the U.
S “ Taken from “ l5ay” Graff Bertenstein . Ny : NOAON, 2008