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Optimism: 50 Percent of Americans Say Best Years Are Behind Us

Chestertonfan Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 9:55 AM
With $1.2 trillion deficit per year and $16.2 trillion total deficit today, you won't have to wait for your Grandchildren to see the derailment. True, they'll still be paying, the debt wall is not far around the corner. Libbies think that is doomsday talk, but arithmetic doesn't wear red or blue and certainly doesn't lie. It will take great honesty and leadership to walk America back from the brink.

Once again, Gallup has asked voters perhaps every pollster’s favorite question: Do you think America’s best years are behind us, or yet to come? As it happens, the results are rather predictable:

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If anything, Gallup’s findings underscore one self-evident truth -- that is, the American public is deeply divided on this question along partisan and ideological lines. And it’s no mystery why. For their part, conservatives are still grappling with the fact that President Obama won re-election, Obamacare will soon be the law of the land, and the latest so-called “fiscal cliff” compromise...