Am I just lucky, or is fear mongering out of control?

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    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?
     
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    Amen brother, I also have a job, a house and food, that is definently more than alot of people out there have these days.
     
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    Yeah, it's out of control for sure, and has no basis in fact. Everything is just fine with the country. :rolleyes:
     
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    That's what I keep hearing, but I'm not seeing it. If things were really as bad as I keep hearing, I would expect to see signs of it somewhere, but I don't.
     
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    How's that working out for you?
     
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    Pretty well actually, look, i got a halo now.

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    I'm doing significantly better financially now than I was 2 years ago.
     
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    What fear mongering exactly are you referring to?

    Unemployment is high and prices are rising. The dollar is losing value at a fast pace, and government is greatly expanding its control over every aspect of our lives (Patriot Act, for example, all the foreign wars, and the massive government spending programs). Such statements are statements of fact, not fear mongering.
     
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    One of the good things about living in a very poor county is that no matter what the current economic status of the country things here always seem the same.

    The same lazy people to sorry to work are still poor and those who are willing to work seem to always do just fine.
     

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