Are You Better Off?

“If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”  -President Barack Obama, NBC, February 2009. I’m going to make this very simple. As of December 2008 (That is, the last month of the Bush Presidency) -Unemployment: 7.1 %  -Workforce Participation Rate: 65.8%  -Number of Individuals Below the…

The Equal Distribution of Mediocrity

I was met with an interesting exchange today. I had a chance to ask someone I know to be a devoted Democrat, whether or not they would vote for Barack Obama again after everything we’ve seen thus far. Skyrocketing unemployment. Stock market roller coaster rides. A credit downgrade.  An exploding national debt. I didn’t bring any…

Good Enough?

I’ve got a post ready that I’ll  publish a little later on in which I do a little explaining of the debt deal that was just passed today. Meanwhile, I feel the immediate need as a concerned young woman; as a concerned young American, to vent. This deal is no good, people. Please come back and read…