Much was said at both the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Commmittee conventions about what President Obama has done and has not done, and what he will and will not do if reelected. Since the conventions, there has been much debate about how much that was said at both conventions is true, and how much is not true.
A question oft repeated at both conventions was "Are we better off than we were four years ago?" The Republicans gave many statistics showing that, in many ways, the country is worse off than it was four years ago. The Democrats made many attempts to downplay those statistics, and show ways it felt the country was better off.
A better question needs to be asked: how is the country better off than it was four years ago? Another good question that each of us should ask is: how am I better off than I was four years ago? A third question that should be asked is: how are my family, friends, and close acquaintances better off than they were four years ago? Put this way, you may find yourself answering the questions differently than you answered the questions put the way the Democrats and Republicans do.
Before you vote on Nov. 6, ask yourself those questions and answer them honestly. Remember, the deadline to register to vote in Virginia is Oct. 15, and Oct. 16 in West Virginia.
How are you better off?
John Bost, Strasburg