So . . . Sentiment on social media seems to be that our country is far worse off now than it was eight years ago when President Obama took office. Of course, it's likely impossible to accurately measure the status of our nation. What's the metric? What factors would one consider? Isn't the issue dependent on one's unique perspective and values? I don't expect anyone to be able to provide an "answer" to this issue . . .
As you all likely know, I've been told I live in a liberal bubble (and am otherwise, based on prior comments, apparently an asshole, a hypocrite, an idiot, and a poor poker player). Admittedly, I don't see what many other people see when it comes to our country. But I want to understand. Or at least try to understand . . .
Accordingly, I'm asking you to provide some insight. Feel free to post in the comments how or why the country is worse off now than it was eight years ago. What are the issues? Where have we fallen off? What's important to you and where have we gone wrong with respect to your priorities. And, if you want to delve further in your response, how was President Obama a factor in what is, or has gone, wrong?
Please know that I am not trolling. If there is one thing I've learned for sure over the past year or so it's that I (and many others like me) truly don't understand the sentiment in this country. This, in turn, is a sincere attempt to try and shed some light on the disconnect. I simply want to understand the issues that are important to people. [I know before I even write this that I'm likely asking FAR too much, but . . .] . . . Please keep this civil; please avoid personal attacks; keep the comments a judgment-free zone . . . Simply put -- what are your issues with this country? Where have things gone wrong?
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