The fact you think the class system has any greater baring on your success in life than the money in your pocket speaks volumes about your ignorance DAC it really does.
The poorest in the US can just bootstraps themselves out of poverty? Is that so? 46.2 million Americans living in poverty in the US would like to disagree.
WTF are you talking about ... do you even read what you write or do you just post any old crap, actually don't bother answering that question, I know the answer.
What I was suggested is that Britain has the remnants of an old class system dating from the time of the Monarchy. In Britain there are families that are no longer extremely wealthy yet remain Upper Class. Whilst at the same time there are families that are now weathy that find themselves unable to gain full recognition as full 'Blue Blooded' members of the Upper Class.
Example, all the media headlines and stories surrounding the Middleton family who aren't 'real' members of the upper class but are newcomers or ... nouveau riche.
In America there is barely such a thing. Their are political dynasties such as the Kennedy's, Bush's etc as well as families such as the Rockefellars who's names are forever linked with power and wealth, but for the majority of American's they can enter the upper reaches of power simply through their bank accounts alone.
If you think that I am wrong you have no clue about how either Britain or America works, and I would recommend you read up on the subject before spouting anymore crap.
All I stated is that it is easier to go from nothing to everything in America. In Britain its much more like, your always guaranteed something, but you'll never enter the ranks of the Elite in your own lifetime. You'll always be a Working Class boy made good in Britain ... in America you simply make it.
Am I wrong?