As Mr. Reagan once famously asked: "Are you better off now that you were four years ago?"
Let's see: we are mired in a perpetual war that has no seeming end and no justification for existence.
The city I live in is under perpetual orange alert.
Gas prices have skyrocketed.
Unemployment is way up.
We are running the biggest deficits in history.
We have no money for United States citizens, but we are pouring all of our money into a gaping hole called Iraq.
But on the plus side, I'll soon be able to buy my very own assault rifle.
Good timing. If this keeps up, I may need my very own assault rifle.