Obama’s America, Are You Better Off Now Than 6 Years Ago?


While debating Jimmy Carter during the 1980 presidential campaign, Republican candidate Ronald Reagan used his closing remarks to ask fellow Americans, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” Today, the “yes” or “no” answers to a modified version of that question is helpful in understanding who, under Barack Obama’s reign has flourished; and who has languished.

Are you better off now than you were 6 years ago?


Yes – Wall Street, fat cats, and 1 percenters who’ve ridden the Fed’s virtually 0% interest bubble to dizzying profits in the Stock Market.

No – “Everyday American savers” who, as a group, have lost trillions of dollars in their bank accounts because the Fed has kept interest rates artificially low; dramatically below typical levels.


Yes – Mexican drug cartels, who were the beneficiaries of thousands of firearms handed to them via Eric Holder’s ill fated Fast & Furious gun walking scandal.

No – Hundreds of unnamed Mexicans and 1 U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry, who were killed by the weapons unleashed by Obama’s Justice Department.


Yes – Bill and Hillary Clinton, who’ve relatively recently, amassed a net worth well north of $100 million .

No – Hardworking people making up typical U.S. households, who have seen their inflation adjusted yearly income plummet almost $5,000!


Yes – Rioters, looters, professional agitators and racial arsonists who’ve cashed in on “no justice, no peace protests” to line their pockets at the expense of urban, small businesses.

No  Law abiding, risk taking, community minded, inner city small business men and woman who have had their inventories stolen and shops burned to the ground, while receiving neither justice nor peace.


Yes – Army deserter Bowe Berghdahl and the 5 murderous Taliban commanders freed from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for the shirker’s release.

No – American soldiers killed or wounded while searching for the “missing” Berghdahl. Also the grieving families and friends of those noble warriors.


Yes- Illegal immigrants, Mexican coyotes, and shady businessmen.

No- Legal immigrants, those waiting to immigrate here legally, low skilled minority workers whose wages & job opportunities are being undercut, union workers, law abiding citizens living near dangerous border crossing routes, and the American taxpayer.


Yes – Iran and it’s terrorist accomplices throughout the increasingly volatile Middle East.

No – Long standing American allies, most notably Israel, along with Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jordan et. al.


Yes – Obama’s favorite tax cheats- Al Sharpton, Toure’ Neblett, Melissa Harris-Perry, Joy Reid (MSNBC boot lickers) plus big name filers (Clinton Foundation) who badly, perhaps deliberately, mucked up their returns.

No – Conservative grass roots organizations who were threatened & harassed by Barack’s IRS enforcers.


Yes – Benghazi terrorists who killed Ambassador Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith & Glen Doherty.

No – The families of Ambassador Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith & Glen Doherty, still awaiting justice on behalf of their heroic, murdered loved ones.


Yes – ISIS “JV Team” terrorizing and sucking up territory throughout the Mideast.

No – Victims of the ISIS “JV Team”, including but not limited to many Syrians, along with Iraqis living in Mosul, Ramadi, and Fallujah.


Yes – Extremist Muslim rapists and decapitators.

No – Scores of Christians and other religious minorities who’ve been brutally raped or beheaded for not converting to Islam.


Yes – The territory grabbing, bellicose, bully Vladimir Putin

No – Crimeans falling under Vlad’s Russian boot, and nervous Eastern European populations waiting for his other “boot to drop” on them.


Yes – “Prime Minister” Li Keqiang and his not so merry band of Red Chinese who are boldly moving every day to expand their “footprint” in the South China Sea.

No – U.S. allies such as New Zealand, Australia, and Japan who are increasingly threatened by Chinese military bases being built within striking distance of their shores.


In summary a list of those who are better off now than they were 6 years ago includes but is not limited to: thugs, killers, cheats, liars, thieves, scammers, rioters, rapists, drug dealers, illegals, terrorists, and international bad actors.

In summary, a list of those who are not better off than they were 6 years ago includes, but is not limited to: the hundreds of millions of innocents victimized by those listed immediately above.  

Feature image by Branco via Net Right Daily


  1. The compare and contrast lists should, SHOULD, pack a wallop of a wake up call to every American. Sadly, Obama and his battalion of corrupted, militant foot soldiers have insidiously infiltrated every authoritative arm of government, turning each into a weapon unleashed upon any/all who have the mendacity to disagree with His Majesty. Silence the opposition using any means possible.

  2. Great analogy, Jim! Someone (probably numerous people) recently said that B. Hussein Obama’s actions have left our allies mistrusting us and our enemies emboldened… a truism. To me, the big losers are the American people, Christianity, Israelis and all our other (probably former) allies. We were looked up to as a country who would have every ally’s back when needed…. but no more. We were the country that could be depended upon to keep the bad guys in check…. but no more. We were the leader in military strength…. but no more. We were the country of choice for investment and financial strength…. but no more. Obama’s policy of redistributing our wealth is destroying our middle class which was once our greatest strength. Our entrepreneurial spirit is on the way out, with more businesses closing down than being opened due to his war on capitalism. Our young people think socialism is an acceptable alternative to capitalism. We are the highest taxed nation on businesses. It’s not a pretty picture, but exactly the one Obama wants to see. He is pleased that he has been able to destroy this country, who he considers to be basically evil. Even so, he will not stop his wrecking ball until forced to do so. He will devise some way of staying in office, mark my words.

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