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Better Off? America's Enemies Are

Joeski Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 8:03 AM
You will be financially dead when we go over the fiscal cliff.

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,...