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John Kennedy's adage “a rising tide lifts all boats” is the maxim of the US economy. Economic growth is great in America. The problem of distribution of wealth is neglected in the process, leading to a great gap between the rich and poor. Instead of saying it is dangerous to be born in the USA, it is better to say it is dangerous to be born in a poor family. Though there is social security in place, such a child and the family faces tough competition and struggles on the way to the child's development.
Highly skilled workers and the rich corporates bask in the glory of a growing economy while the less privileged struggle in the pangs of poverty. With remarks of racial overtones, frowning at the status of immigrants and a possible policy of white supremacy, the democratic values of the greatest democractic country are really tested. But one needs to remember that the nation conceived by the democractic strength of Lincoln may with its resilience soon fulfil the basic concept of equal rights and access to the basic necessities of life.