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Riding The Tiger

“I discovered that being a President is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep on riding or be swallowed.” Harry S. Truman

President Carter: Americans’ Prospects Today “Not as Good” As Thirty Years Ago

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President Carter said in an interview from a Habitat for Humanity construction site on Monday that Americans' prospects for the future are not as rosy as they were thirty years ago when he was in office.  He pointed to increasing income disparity--which he noted is two times as great as it was during his administration-- and a lack of affordable housing as two of the reasons Americans felt less assured about the future.