During the 1980 presidential campaign, there was but one debate between the incumbent president, Democrat Jimmy Carter, and his Republican opponent, Ronald Reagan. Carter insisted on excluding third-party independent John B. Anderson from participating.
Finally, just 13 days before the election, Carter got his way. It was disastrous for him but a blessing for our country. In the closing moments of this single debate on Oct. 28, Reagan looked into the camera and asked the American people a question: “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?”
Voters of all stripes, stunned by Carter’s weak-kneed foreign policy and his disastrous handling of our economy, responded with a resounding “NO!” By asking the question, Reagan transformed a close race into a landslide victory.
Now, in November 2021, with another feckless, weak-kneed president’s disastrous foreign policy and domestic socialist initiatives wreaking havoc on our economy, we pose a similar question for all Americans: Are you better off today than you were 10 months ago?
According to polls showing President Joe Biden’s approval rating falling everyday – 57% of Americans disapprove of the job he is doing — Americans are answering our question the same way they answered Reagan’s, with a resounding “NO!”
Biden came into office having made dozens of bold promises. He vowed to eliminate the COVID-19 pandemic, a pledge he has failed to keep even with government “mandates” requiring employers to fire employees who refuse to be “vaccinated” with a government medicine.
Ironically, Biden promised to improve our economy despite the fact it was already functioning at record levels when he came to office. Instead, his socialist programs, “Green New Deal” attacks on traditional energy and paying Americans to stay home rather than work have created shortages of workers, essential goods, a supply chain debacle and massive inflation driving many small businesses to close.
Biden swore to “fix immigration problems” on our southern border — an issue largely solved by policies of the previous administration and a wall. Instead, Biden has all but eliminated our southern border and created an unmitigated humanitarian and domestic fiscal disaster. The Biden “team” is now prepared to pay illegal “border crossers” hundreds of thousands in U.S. taxpayers’ dollars as “restitution” for entering our country illegally.
Biden claimed he would “restore America’s credibility” by ending our longest war in Afghanistan. Instead, his catastrophic decisions abandoned American citizens and U.S. allies to become hostages to radical Islamists, humiliated the men and women of our armed forces and damaged our ability to deter war.
Allowing radical, left-wing, “Progressive Democrats” to pull his strings, Biden has joined Marxist ideologues in seeking “absolution” for Americans’ supposed racial wrongs by pandering to radical opportunists seeking victim status for wrongs they never suffered. Sensing they now have a president who can be manipulated, the far-left wing of the Democratic Party has forged ahead with a catastrophic “defund the police” movement.
The latest theme of the Biden presidency is “Build Back Better.” But those of us who are paying already inflated prices for gasoline, bread, milk, eggs, butter, heat for our homes and other essentials know things are not as they should be. Americans who go to grocery stores only to find bare shelves while hundreds of fully laden cargo ships sit unloaded in ports know things aren’t better.
Americans who live from paycheck to paycheck know we aren’t better off when we hear Biden talk. Are you better off than you were 10 months ago? Let us know.
Oliver L. North is a combat-decorated U.S. Marine, No.1 bestselling author, founder and CEO of Fidelis Publishing LLC and Fidelis Media LLC. Find out more about him at www.olivernorth.com. David Goetsch is a Marine Corps veteran, member of the Florida Veteran’s Hall of Fame, professor of business, Christian counselor, and author of 77 books. Find out more about him at www.david-goetsch.com. Order their new book, “We Didn’t Fight for Socialism,” at Unisonbooks.com or Amazon.com.
Are You Better Off Today Than You Were 10 Months Ago?
The treachery of the traitorous, socialist Democrat Party know no bounds.
The Dishonorable, Socialist Democrat Party game plan is to lie, cheat and steal elections in order to take total control of the American people, increase Taxes on everything and bring American commerce and economy to its knees.
Then access power and retain it by any means available –
no matter the costs to the people, the government or the nation.
This traitorous, dishonorable, dishonest, immoral, socialist Democrat Party has become our country’s most destructive and deadliest ENEMY!
When we elect representatives like the demented puppet Joe Biden, Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer, Kamala Harris, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley who intentionally pit one group against another to divide the country and cultivate hate and distrust, you got to ask yourself; what are the motives of these type people? To lead the country into prosperity OR to gain control, stay in power any way possible and to dominate the citizens? It has become NOT “We the people, by the People”. It is rapidly becoming for the government and by the government,
The only ones who are, are
A) ILLEGAL INVADERS
B) Criminals who keep being re-released
and C) POLITICIANS!
NO and NO! just facts try walking in our shoes. not a photo op Reality!
Is that a trick question??
Hell No—the only people better off are the elites in DC. Joe said what he had to say or what Obama wanted him to say. He’s just a smooth talker skilled at schmoozing.
I agree with you on the elites in washington Sodom & Gromorrah… but… “smooth talker skilled at schmoozing”, I have to beg to differ. You must NOT have heard this stumbling, babbling demented libtard moron talk… just before he craps his pants? The drive by lame stream media cleans up and “rewrites” every word he tries to string together in a sentence.
Biden a smooth talker? WHO have you been listening to!?
my refrigerator and freezer
my gas tank
and my piece of mind are all suffering.
Too add to that
My faith in cops has been utterly flushed. Same for our military.
In fact, there’s not a single govt entity, anymore that i DO HAVE any faith in…
caused by whom? the leftists who want to see us fall!