Are You Better Off?

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President Ronald Reagan asked the key question in 1980 and again in 1984 when he ran for re-election: Are you better off than you were four years ago?

While that is both a good litmus test and good politics, should the government make you rich, as President Obama suggests again and again or should the government’s role be to free up private business to be as successful as they can be? The mainstream media attacks Governor Romney again and again because he created a company that found success in the private market by making money for his investors. In the parlance and cant of the media, that success is WRONG.

…They said: “Who has hate in his soul? Who has envied his neighbour?
Let him arise and control both that man and his labour.”
They said: “Who is eaten by sloth? Whose unthrift has destroyed him?
He shall levy a tribute from all because none have employed him.”
They said: “Who hath toiled, who hath striven, and gathered possession?
Let him be spoiled. He hath given full proof of transgression.”
They said: “Who is irked by the Law? Though we may not remove it.
If he lend us his aid in this raid, we will set him above it!
So the robber did judgment again upon such as displeased him,
The slayer, too, boasted his slain, and the judges released him…

               —Rudyard Kipling, The City of Brass (1909) 

What we see in the modern world is nothing new. It repeats again and again and we’re caught up in this struggle between a socialist ideology espoused by the MSM and a capitalism. The philosophy which is promoted by the mainstream media in their obvious HATRED of Republican Governor Mitt Romney and their CHAMPION, Democratic President Barack Hussein Obama in this run-up to the 2012 election has nothing to do with whether or of you or the country is better off.
I don’t know anyone who is better off today in the sense of the question, than they were four years ago. However, according to the poll I’ve taken:

BARACK OBAMA (POTUS): “If you’re not, vote for me and you’ll get government money! [which is free money]”
NANCY PELOSI (HOUSE): “Yes! [Unless you count my 13% paycut and confiscated jet].”

JOE BIDEN (VP): “I don’t know but the Republicans want to chain up the coloreds and put them to work on a plantation somewhere.”
HARRY REID (SENATE): “If you don’t have to worry about a budget, you’re always going to be better off — thanks for the loans, China.”
ERIC HOLDER (DOJ): “Sorry, that’s covered under Executive Privilege.”
KATHLEEN SEBELIUS (DHHS): “Yes…now that those fetuses are out of the way.”
KING SAMIR SHABAZZ (DNC Philidelphia Volunteer): “Die Honkey, Die!”
LISA JACKSON (EPA): “For everybody that counts [but energy companies don’t count].”
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGETING OFFICE: “Only if you can’t count.”

According to the Census Bureau, income for the middle class fell 8 percent to its lowest level since 1995. The New York Times severely understates the case saying that this “poses a challenge” for Barack Obama as he vies for asecond term. According to the report, middle class income has fallen to a national average of $50,054 annually, close to what it was back in 1995. The Times finds this troublesome for the President.

6 thoughts on “Are You Better Off?

  1. Nope, not better off. I'm not voting for Obama either, but we also really need to get rid of Senator Harry Reid.

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