No question. Not really. Steve Benen...
...there's no real question as to whether the country is better off now than in January 2009.Yep. Individually, some of us may be treading water and some of us may be sinking, but as a nation, we're doing better.
Then the nation was hemorrhaging jobs; now it's gaining jobs.
Then the economy was shrinking; now the economy is growing.
Then the American automotive industry was on the verge of collapse; now it's starting to thrive.
Then taxpayers were sending money to Wall Street; now taxpayers are being paid back.
Then Osama bin Laden was targeting Americans and our allies; now he's dead and al Qaeda's leadership has been decimated.
Then U.S. troops were headed into the Middle East in greater numbers; now they're headed home with their heads held high.