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Better Off? America's Enemies Are

Joeski Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 8:01 AM
“We tried our plan…and it worked.” – Barack Obama - 43 straight months of unemployment over 8%. - 23 million unemployed. - 22.7 million underemployed - Economic growth stagnated at 1.4 %. - 42 million on food stamps – a 45% increase. - Median household income down $4,300. - Black teen unemployment rises to 37%. - 2 million more Hispanics living in poverty. - 3 in 10 young adults living with parents. - Bankruptcy filings have increased by 41%. - Foreclosures increased by 34% per year. - Price of gasoline has increased 88%. - Americans living in poverty have increased by 17%. - Credit rating was down-graded – first time in American History - Added 6 TRILLION to the deficit in just 4 years. - Unsustainable 16 TRILLION dollar debt overall and c

The question comes up a lot these days, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"  But, the question is almost always asked in a personal economic context.  Jed Babbin, a former deputy undersecretary of defense and widely published author, analyzed the "Are you better off…" question from a foreign policy/national security perspective.  His conclusion: "America's enemies are, not our allies." 

Given the dismal state of the U.S. economy, it is understandable that voters are overwhelmingly fixated on what impacts their personal life most significantly – the "kitchen table issues."  But, particularly on this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks,...