Reagan: “Next Tuesday is election day. … Are you better off than you were 4 years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the store than it was 4 years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was 4 years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was?”
We talked about the difference between mathematics and perception, more than 3 decades ago Reagan asked the nation an easy to understand question, no math, am I or aren’t I?
That recent NY Times poll we referred to yesterday found 20% who felt they were better off than they were 4 years ago. How many work for Congress?
Congress is the only place in America where insider trading is legal, they refused to pass the bill to stop it. They are better off. They also wrote themselves out of ObamaCare, again, they are better off. Annual incomes of $200,000, Millionaire, and Billionaire taxes do not include their tax free earnings, the better offs continue.
The people trusted Reagan to lead, voters had confidence he would get us there before he started, they knew he could relate to the problems they were experiencing.
Before walking into the Oval Office Obama earned $150,000 a year. Today that’s increased to over $400,000. He likes to talk about his wealth and he does not relate to the people.
Reagan went up in stature, down in income, and dedicated himself to serving America. Obama accepted a better job.
Are you better off than you were last month?