Auto Workers' Rant About the Economy, Inflation, and Foreign Aid Goes Viral: 'The American Dream is Dead'


A man who works in the auto industry and claims to earn three times the minimum wage ranted about the economy and said young people can't afford the same lifestyle their parents and grandparents had.

“The American dream is dead, over, gone and forgotten,” TikToker Nicholas Sumners said in a viral TikTok video.

He asked viewers, “Can someone explain to me in terms of eating crayons why I make more than three times the federal minimum wage and can't afford to live?”

“It's embarrassing to say it's a fight to survive right now, but I know a lot of people are struggling,” he said, juxtaposing this with how his grandparents bought a house for $3,000. “Yes, I understand inflation and all the bulls… have been pulling with the [Federal Reserve]Why do we allow it? Because? Then I get off my shift, I'm tired, I have to go home and I watch the news, another 60 billion for a country that no one can point to on a map!”

CNN'S VAN JONES SAYS YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ANGRY AT BIDEN DUE TO 'MISERABLE' ECONOMIC PROSPECTS, NOT JUST GAZA

TikToker nicsmnrs posted a viral video about how the current economy leaves young Americans unable to access the same standard of living that their parents and grandparents had. (Screenshot from TikTok account nicsmnrs. Grocery store photo by Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Instead of blaming one political party, he argued, “I'm so fucking tired of people being complacent about this one-party party, screw us both.”

He also seemed to anticipate arguments against his video, suggesting that working too hard is not the goal and that today's economy is radically different from that of his parents' generation.

“I don't want to hear things like 'pull yourself out of your bootstraps', 'work 90 hours a week', that's not the goal guys, it's not! That shouldn't be our standard!”

BIDEN Claims Inflation Was 'Soaring' When He Came Into Office, Even though Data Shows Otherwise

Photo of the interior of a grocery store in a DC suburb

The inflation of essential products such as gasoline or basic foods has been one of the biggest problems for President Biden. (Fox News Digital)

“When my parents were my age, they both made less than half of what I make and lived alone. I can't afford to live alone anywhere! A one-bedroom apartment? $1,800. A two-bedroom apartment? two rooms? $2,200. Who the hell? —Can afford that?

“What are we doing?” she asked. “Where has the plot gone? We've lost it folks, we've lost it.”

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