Are you better off than you were four years ago? Dumbass question. Anyone who buys groceries, gas or any commodity can tell you hell no. Selling your house - Good Luck on that one. Unemployment percentages are up from four years ago (7.8% vs 8.3%) and they are made-up lies numbers from the government, I still insist the rate is more like 13%. As I recall four years ago there were no pan handlers at the Northpoint Shopping Center (Walmart) now there are about 5. When I turn off the RT50 bypass onto Snow Hill Road there is even a guy there with his hand out. My car was rummaged thru a couple weeks ago and about ten dollars in change was taken. Foolish me for thinking I could leave my car unlocked in my own driveway in Delmar but they had a homeless person confess to the crime. It use to be kids that would a stunt like that now it is homeless people.
Four years ago I could take plastic soda bottles to the store where I bought them and get a 4 cent deposit back - today Governor Markell sticks that money in his pocket and tells me I have to put the bottles in a recycle can which I am sure next year I will have to pay for the pickup of it.
The Town of Delmar Delaware wants to borrow $400,000 for their share of a million dollar upgrade to the old town hall to make it a 'modern' police building. The town of Delmar Maryland is adding the part of the money - fools - this is for a town that has less than 6,000 people and the Delaware side already borrowed $600,000 for the 'new" town hall. Like Dirksen use to say about uncontrolled government spending: "A million here, a million there, pretty soon, you're talking real money." I think one of the big differences in this take out a loan outlook depends on rather you are a taxpayer supporter employee or a private business employee. The taxpayer supporter person will almost always say SPEND SPEND SPEND - hell most of the time they don't live in Delmar anyway and second they have no idea how to generate money - only spend it.
Do I blame the President for some of this mess - No - the President is not a leader only a figurehead - I blame congress for this mess and as long as you return the same people to office it will stay a mess.