08/02/2010 03:44 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

We Need a 'Pathway for Citizens' to Reclaim the American Dream

...If we were a sports team, this would be the moment for the tough-talking coach to talk straight about the hard work required at training camp to win. After the bank bailouts and bonuses, the nation needs to know that we are all in this together, so the millionaires will need to run just as many laps as those making scale wages.

It is time for a "pathway for citizens" to reclaim the American Dream that focuses on jobs and enlists our efforts, appeals to our creativity and competitive spirit, and inspires us with talk of victory ahead. The politicians who choose this unconventional path might find their political fortunes rise along with the nation.

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