The Dream Is Dying

President Barack Obama recently declared, "The nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism." Tell a story?  Well, there are a lot of us these days who have stories to tell.  And far from reflecting unity, purpose, and optimism, these are testimonials to another sad reality: the "American dream" -- at least under the Obama administration -- is dying. My story is not that special, though it is unique in some ways.  My wife is a medical doctor from the former Soviet Union -- as smart as she is beautiful.  A surgeon by training (holding a Ph.D. in medicine on top of her M.D.), not only is she extremely capable as a hands-on physician, but she is also a businesswoman.  Being a doctor has always meant everything to her, but she also knew that state-employed doctors in Russia earn on average only about $400 a month.  She, however, had enough of an entrepreneurial spirit that,...(Read Full Article)

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