Am I better off today than I was four years ago?

Am I better off now than I was four years ago? 

Well, let’s see. At this time four years ago I was living in Hanoi watching the American economy implode while wondering what kind of country I’d be coming home to. Watching as the country inched towards the brink of a meltdown that would have taken the rest of the world with it. Four years later, it’s easy for people to forget just how close the country came to economic ruin, but I’ll never forget the feeling of standing on my roof in Hanoi looking across the city skyline to where the glowing red sign of the AIG building served as a constant reminder that halfway around the world my homeland’s economy was in a death spiral. 

Are things perfect now? No. But it’s still a heck of a lot better than it was four years ago and I don’t particularly want to return to the same failed GOP policies that got us to where we were four years ago.