Texas Government Lobby News: Election About One Question – Are you Better Now Than You Were Four Year Ago?
The following is a digest of a story found at the College Republican National Committee Website. The Texas Lobby Group offers this digest as a public service for Texas lobbyists, government consultants, and politically interested parties.
With the end of President Obama’s first term approaching and the Presidential election right around the corner, it’s time to take a look at our lives and take a look at how things are presently versus four years ago. Ronald Reagan once asked America to do the same in a debate against Jimmy Carter, some people even say that it turned the election. It’s time to ask ourselves, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” If the answer is no, then it’s time to perhaps reconsider signing on for another four years of the same efforts and plan of action.
“Consider this amazing statistic courtesy of The New Republic’s Timothy Noah: ‘[Things] sure didn’t get better for the average American household. Indeed, some very disturbing new data from Sentier Research, a private firm, by two former high-ranking Census statisticians, indicate that median household income has fallen significantly more during the recovery (4.8 percent) than it did during the recession (2.6 percent).’ The recovery has actually been worse than the recession for median incomes. That’s far from the only disappointing measure of this recovery.”
There are many who are concerned about the recession, and some are predicting that things are going to get economically worse before improving. Obama, while campaigning for re-election, has only really discussed two major points regarding America’s economy. He plans to reintroduce his stimulus plan, and to increase taxes on Americans with higher income. This had been accompanied by a lack of conversation between the President and the Public regarding what is going on, and what any plans for the future would be should he be re-elected.
Job increase has been at an estimated 1.75 percent since Obama took office, while other Presidents such as Ronald Reagan boast an 8.97 percent increase. While many believe that Obama may not have bad intentions, his ideas on Government may not what is best fitting our country as of right now. Big government, and high taxes are taking a toll on productivity and the budget. Remember, where were you and the people around you four years ago? Where do you hope to be in the next four years?