America’s Broken Dreams: The New American Poor – The Middle Class

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Lose your job in Australia and there’s a good chance there will be a safety net to catch you. The Newstart allowance, Medicare benefits, along with other programs provide help. But it’s a very different story in the United States.

It may be the wealthiest country in the world but as documentary maker Philippe Levasseur shows in America’s Broken Dreams, when you lose your job in the US there is very little to protect you. In 2008 the global financial crisis hit the poor first, but now America’s middle class is being devastated.

Larry, 52, used to manage a large customer service department. But two years ago he lost his job and house. Today he lives in a motel room with his wife and two children and scrapes by on $820 dollars a month, welcoming tourists to Disney World. After he has paid the motel fees, he’s left with just $70 a week for food and other necessities.

Terry used to be a sales manager and enjoyed a good life until he was made redundant. He ended up roaming from motel to motel in Florida in his car and eventually was judged ‘economically incapable’ of raising his six children. The three eldest were placed in foster care.

There are currently 1,800 children growing up in the motels around Disney World. They move from school to school as their parents are forced to find cheaper accommodation.

Amber and Daniel are married but are forced to live on different sides of the United States. Why? It’s the only way they can honestly make enough money to stop themselves and their children going hungry.

Three unique stories, but all have one thing in common: they are America’s new poor, who struggle for work but can barely survive.

Filmmaker Philippe Levasseur takes his camera into car parks, trailer homes and motels across the country as middle class families try to regain the American dream. What he found is simply shocking.

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Oklahoma City: What Really Happened? (Full Version)

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Overview of the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing case created by State Representative Charles Key. This important film takes a look at the major issues regarding the cover-up by the Clinton Administation, FBI and Justice Department. Includes eyewitness testimonies, evidence of other bombs found and prior knowledge of the attack.

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  • William

    Don’t you find it “odd” that we are invading, bombing, what-all, Afghanistan and Iraq ……. but NOTHING WHATSOEVER was done about Sanilac County and it’s resident Extremists!?
    Sanilac county Sheriff Virgil Strickler was BFF and business partner with David Rydel, “commandant” of the “united States Theatre Command” militia which is named in the FBI “Project Megiddo” report for Y2K. LOUD explosions on the Nichols farm were repeatedly reported to Strickler, So what do you know! when the Feds raided the farm the evidence was cleaned up. The FIRST person James Nichols wanted to talk to was Strickler, which he did BEFORE talking to the FEDS. James was welcomed as a HERO when he was released from Federal custody.
    The Feds did a criminally irresponsible job of investigating Sanilac county, and the Militia Culture permeating it. There were TWO militias up there. (1) The CITIZENS Militia, with 85 year old Hattie Farley, which OPPOSED the Sheriff and the “Good Old Boys” and (2) The violence prone, RACIST, PRO-sheriff “element”.
    The “support network” for the bomb extended to the very top of Sanilac County Government and Society.

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  • alli

    The very morning the Murrah building imploded (exploded) I was at a friend’s house watching several news stations on cable TV show the building go down (over and over again). I said to her,”Why are we able to see this? Who knew this was going to happen and filmed this precisely at the correct moment?” “Who would be in the right places at the right moment to take such accurate video AS THE BUILDING COLLAPSED unless they already knew this was going to happen?” I have never heard anyone nor seen any news reporter since the event ask this question that I did on that morning. So, if the Murrah building was supposed to be such a surprise but clearly through instant videos was not and filmed precisely as the event happened why was not there EVER a full and truthful investigation required by the public? Are we so programmed by TeeVee and movies that the general public does not wonder how the actual building going down on video was captured rather than the surprise happened and all we should have gotten on news video would have been the fallen rubble after news teams were informed and arrived not set up prior to the falling building?

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  • Lucifer's bobsled

    If the truth about what happened in Oklahoma City had ever come out, 9/11 might never have happened. Those people who were responsible for both of these events, are now setting up for the next one. (and when that happens, they will have the FBI to cover it up!) Wake up America!

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