POLL: Are You Better Off Than When Obama Took Office?

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After eight years of living under the Barack Obama regime, are you better off? Speaking for me and mine, the answer to that simple question is a firm and resounding, “NO!”

Before Obama took office, we had quality, portable, and affordable healthcare. Now, my middle class small business owner husband and myself have none. The good Anthem policy we had was only $358 per month with a $2,500 deductible even though my husband had two minor pre-existing conditions.

We purchased a $1,250 a month Obamacare policy the first year because we just didn’t want to be without any insurance. One major illness or accident and the medical bills would ruin your credit and quite possibly cost you your home and everything you ever worked for. The policy had a $12,500 a year deductible.

My husband is also an officer on the all-volunteer fire department which serves our entire rural county. He contracted meningitis, likely, from aiding a victim in a car crash, the doctors said. He was isolated and could not leave the intensive care unit while we waited two days for a test to come back, which determined the type of meningitis he had and whether he would live or die.

The meningitis did not kill my brave local hero, but the hospital bill nearly did. The local hospital was in network, but the doctors and technicians were not. On top of paying premiums for six months AND the $12,500 deductible, we still had $20,000 out-of-pocket expenses.

If you happen to also live in a rural area, you already know how much lower the cost of living is in our beautiful and virtually crime-free corners of the world. What we paid in premiums, deductible, and out-of-pocket expenses would add up to a really nice salary. Here, you could buy a large home with a garage on a nearly one-acre lot for $100,000. In fact, the Obamacare premium is MORE than our mortgage!

I could spend hours discussing all the many ways that American families are worse off now than we were eight years ago. The tax increases on middle class Americans who make under $200,000 per year, which Obama vowed would not happen, also immediately comes to mind.

He lied, just like he did when he said we could keep our doctors. Last year, we paid $15,000 in taxes even after being diligent with keeping track of mileage and work-related deductions.

Big government has grown even more obese during the Obama years. The principle of states’ rights is completely lost on liberals. Thanks to the complete indoctrination of children in public schools, they are no longer even learning the true history of our country. It is far easier to strip rights away from an uninformed citizenry than one keenly aware of what is at stake.

Terrorism has been allowed to flourish during Obama’s tenure. American blood has been spilled on the streets at the hands of jihadists while the liberal Oval Office holder still refuses to label the terrorists as exactly what they are: radical Islamic jihadists.

Obama laid out the welcome mat to terrorists for the past two years. Turning a blind eye to our porous border and “resettling” Muslim refugees on American soil without properly vetting them is a dereliction of duty.

A president’s first and most important duty is to protect America and the American people. Obama failed on both accounts. He should go down in history as the worst president in the history of our republic!

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