Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Destroying The American Dream Edition)

Democracy for America, the advocacy group ginned up by Howard Dean (your scream goes here), has purchased airtime on this Sunday’s squawk shows for an ad that, according to AlterNet, “takes the GOP to task for its inability to create jobs and for grinding away at the the promise of the American dream.”

The spot:

The transcript:

We were city workers in New York State, luckily we had good benefits. We would like to grow old comfortably and get back what we contributed. We would like to see those that we love have the same.

-Samuel and Stephanie Levine, Retired

I came to the United States when I was 10 years old, because this is the land of opportunity. But opportunities are disappearing on us because Washington has decided to protect millionaires and billionaires and squeeze the middle class. That is not the American dream.

-Millie Herrera, Small Business Owner

The American dream is having security and knowing that your kids can have security too.

-Chris Ossman, Engineer

To be able to live a decent life, free of fear about the next medical bill.

-Samuel Levine, Retired

Being able to get a great education, the greatest in the world.

-Austin Brookley, Student

The American dream is not just to make a profit in our business, but to be able to sleep at night and know that we are going to be okay.

– Annette Taddeo, Small Business Owner

But the basic needs of this country are being threatened by what’s going on in Washington.

-Chris Ossman, Engineer

We can’t let Republicans in Washington kill the American Dream.

-Millie Herrera, Small Business Owner

 That pretty much covers the waterfront, eh?

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