Be that as it may, both bad and better are subject assessments of condition as compared to a “normality” that is based upon a set of personal values. The idea in this case is to lull the public into overlooking the larger and more important picture – Obama’s actual performance as POTUS. Here is what the Obama Administration is selling as better:
- Americans in poverty increased 6.4 million from 39.8 million to 46.2 million
- Home values dropped from $193,000 to $172,600 – an 11% loss in value
- The U.S. has fallen from 1st to 5th in global competitiveness
- As a direct consequence of Health Care Reform, health insurance premiums increased some 23% skyrocketing from $3,354 to $4,129 annually
- Food stamp recipients jumped from 35 million to 45 million, an increase of 45%
- Federal debt increased from 10.5 trillion to more than 15 trillion with no supporting federal budget
- Gas prices jumped 85%
- 2 million more people found their way into unemployment despite POTUS boasts of an effective multi-billion dollar stimulus
- Unsurprisingly, the Misery Index increased 65% under the Obama regime
Here is a way of looking at one aspect, perhaps the largest aspect, of the Obama Administration. If your household is consumed by debt, you do not seek to correct the problem by assuming even more debt. Yet, America is being told things are getting better in areas where it is completely impossible for them to improve given the Obama Administration’s refusal to assume a role of fiscal responsibility that would be of benefit to the people.
But when you look at it from the Progressive (anti) American position… I guess things are getting better. America has fallen in almost all measurable areas making America more a global norm than an exception to a failing world. This is after all, want progressives have wanted all along; a land of equal outcomes and denied opportunity to be more accepted by a lesser world.