by Stephan Tawney on October 3, 2011
During his last debate with Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan famously asked voters to consider whether they were better off than four years ago. Of course, the answer was “no” and Reagan won in a landslide election.
So are Americans better off today than four years ago? Is it easier to pay bills, get a job, and provide for your family than it was before the Obama presidency? According to ABC News, even Barack Obama has conceded that the answer is “no”.
The American people, he conceded, are “not better off” than they were four years ago.
“The unemployment rate is way too high,” he said of the 9 percent jobless rate, the highest in half a century.
Obama insists his unfunded, $450 billion “Stimulus Part Two” legislation will fix that. But even Democrats aren’t buying it. According to Senate Democratic leadership, it’s unlikely that 100% of Senate Democrats would vote for the bill. Perhaps that’s because Obama’s last, massive stimulus failed so miserably. And that one was bigger!