I still have a job. I still have a roof over my family's heads and clothes on our backs. My family is not going hungry. I am very thankful for everything that I have and certainly do not take any of it for granted. However, if you listen to current political rhetoric, you'd think that I'm an exception to the rule and one lucky son-of-a-bitch. But if I stop and take a look around, the eye-ball test suggests that I'm more the rule than the exception, and the political rhetoric is simply overblown fear-mongering. So which is it?