The Carter era was not merely bad because the economy was in the tank; the Carter era was noteworthy for its incredibly low morale. Sure, the economy was awful, but it was the lack of hope that it would get better that kept America in a funk. While Jimmy went around and sucked up to every despot under the sun and assured America that somehow we would see better days, it wasn’t until Reagan ascended to the Oval Office could we see that it could once again be morning in America.
He didn’t fix it overnight and he didn’t fix it all on his own, but Reagan let us know that America was exceptional and that he would try to advance the values that had made America so exceptional in the past.
Today, we are seeing a similar era. While Americans struggle to make ends meet, we are told every possible lie in the book about how the economy is getting better, how America is seeing progress. I’m not seeing progress. Are you?
The cost of goods keep going up, favorite local businesses are having going-out-of-business sales and our taxes are taking a bigger and bigger bite out of our livelihoods. We haven’t even seen the full implementation of Obamacare yet and already the costs of prescriptions and care have skyrocketed in anticipation of the tsunami that will hit the healthcare industry.
A recent Rasmussen Poll shows us that a whopping 59% of American adults say that it is no longer possible for people to simply work hard to get ahead in America. Over half believe that the land of opportunity is no longer that. Only 27% said that it was still possible.
What a sad state of affairs! Welcome to the change Obama promised…
Predictably, a Pew Research poll found that fewer Americans than ever before in history have faith in the government’s leadership. 73% of Americans do not trust the government to make good leadership decisions.
The problem with the Obama Administration is that we have been delivered from bad to worse. We have then had our intelligence insulted by them telling us that the effects of a bad economy that we’ve been noticing are not actually occurring, but that the economy is getting better. And then they tell us that in order to get out of this misery, we must continue with the same failed ideas that got us here to begin with.
Is it any wonder that Americans are losing faith in the American dream? Is it any wonder that our economy is collapsing as more and more people are falling victim to a rigged game that penalizes success? Is it any wonder that the majority of Americans doubt the ability of these radicals to lead us to another morning in America?
We deserve better. We deserve not only continued prosperity that hinges on success from honest, hard work; we deserve leadership that seeks to affirm the belief that in America is the land of opportunity.