All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Response to Farah

I now spend $160 a month in gas to go to a job that pays me less money per hour than what I earned as a college student. When I was a college student gas cost me less than 90 cents per gallon.

Property taxes on my house for a year, now cost me more than I make a month in wages. When I bought the house 12 years ago they were $50 a month.

5 gallons of milk today costs more than my grandfather paid for a cow.

I've decided that Obama (and all Democrats) really does love poor people more than Republicans. He is creating more of them than anyone else in American history.

I saw something today that mimicked a Reagan campaign slogan form 1979:  “Are you better off than you were 4 years ago”?  Good question.  I reflected over not just the last 4 years but the last 40.  After serving in the army in WWII my grandfather left the farm for the auto factories of Detroit.  He only went as far as the 8th grade in school and a factory job was about the best he could except to do.  40 years ago would have been 1972.  My grandfather was working for Fisher Body making about $15/hr then or about $30,000 a year.  Which was quite good in the early 70’s.   A nice house could be had for less than $20,000 and a new car cost less than $5,000.  If you want today’s prices all you have to do is add a zero. 

My grandparents were big on education so everyone finished high school and college was pushed on my parents.  My grandparents saved money to help pay for me and my siblings college.  All of us kids have post graduate degrees. 

To answer the question, no I’m not better off than I was 4 years ago.  I don't even enjoy the same standard of living my parents and grandparents enjoyed when I was a kid.  Honestly I was better off 40 years ago.  Back then there was hope for the future.  Today not so much.

40 years ago Detroit was an inspiration to the world.  Today it’s a testament to 60 years of the Democratic Party’s administration and vision for America.  If you want to know what America will look like after 4 more years of Obama, just look at Detroit today.

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