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Saturday, June 07, 2014

 11:07 AM 

Rockwood says achieving the American Dream tougher now

5th CD candidate Chris Rockwood bemoaned a system that has gradually moved toward benefiting the top 1 percent while making it harder to achieve the American Dream.

He recalled the struggles of his father and grandfather, but noted they were able to overcome their early financial difficulties to achieve economic success.

But he said that path has become more difficult over the years.

“Working-class Americans are worse off than they were when I was growing up,” he said. “We cannot stand for this. Haven’t we had enough time to learn that trickle down theories don’t work?”

Rockwood ticked off a list of priorities, from healthcare to ending deportations. He also called for reforms to student loans.

“If we can find a way to bail out the banks, we can certainly find way to bail out our college graduates,” he said.

-- By JR Ross


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