On the whole, is the United States better today than on the day you were born?
All good things have come from the private market innovating to bigger and better things. Anyone who disagrees with that is a fool. Society, though, has become shaky
There were no PC when I was born. Although the Democrats were proud of their racism, they were better at hiding it instead of blames Republicans for what they believe.
Moch better, 11-16-1941.
Not only moch better, but much better too.
I was born in 1997. Bill Clinton was our president, so I think we’re worse politically, and music wise as well, but the technology is obviously better and now gay marriage is legalized... I’m not sure xD I guess it’s overall better?
Born in 1940’s. Much better for all, except maybe the very rich, & I think no worse for them. Once you’re making $20,000 a day more matters little. Much better for women & all minorities. Equal rights is good thing & we’ve come a long way since1940.
It’s gone down hill significantly.
Technology is better. Quality of life is worse
That's just objectively untrue.
I wouldn’t say it’s a matter of objectivity. Quality of life is subjective
I was born May 29, 2002. It’s had ups and downs, but at the present moment I think we’re worse off.
Politically we are much worse off. Obama was the best president we’ve had during my lifetime, unquestionably, I mean he only has Bush and Trump to compete with
Gone downhill massively since 1984
Crime is at all time lows, we are more accepting to people than ever. Economy is strong.
People seem to think we were never divided before now. As if there were no riots or protests in every decade.
I was born January 1st 2001 it’s just has gone downhill since then
Better than the early 60s? I have never seen this country so politically divided in my life. Trumptards bring up the Clintons constantly. It's Obama's fault my chicken is deformed, it's the Democrats fault steak is so expensive. Democrats say calling weird people, black sheep is racist, Melinia Trump is a slut for posing nude, various names for Trump (some ARE creative I must admit)
But in the 70s you could find a halfway decent job with just a high school diploma. Now you're lucky if you work at McDonald's
I'm joking about the black sheep comment. Seems like some people get stupid each day with that stuff. I know what is and what isn't. But some is just stupid
1991 Long way since then
I don't know how to respond to this question.
1994. Yeah we're better now.
Being as I was born a week after 9/11 it's a little better.
No, I was born in 1998, not 1958.
Ya I️ was born a week before 9/11
No. Kurt, Chris, Layne, Scott, and Andrew are dead now. Only one grunge hero remains.
Eddie is greatness
Eddie is the Jim Morrison of our time. I will continue to say this to my death bed.
Alot better than April of 1980, for sure.
No. I think it was probably better on October 5, 1951.
Better how? The economy, sure. But the 50's sucked for anyone that was black, Hispanic, Asian, gay, female, et al.
All the black kids in my classrooms in public school in SE Washington DC seemed just as happy and healthy as I. That’s all I know...
I imagine 1997 was a pretty rad time
Yes, yes it was
1974...I'd say it's gotten worse, economically-speaking. These days, a hard-working man can't expect to get a good job he can raise a family on even with a college education, much less a HS diploma. My dad did.
2017Economically yes, Morally No, 1944/2017 both deep finically in debt.
2017 because of arrogance & the stupidity of overspending.
1944 WWll, we needed Gods deliverance over Germany & Japan, plus the funds to defeat them.
That wasn't God...that was my granddad and millions more like him.
Pha, Thanks to your grandfather & the millions like him, for their service, but unlike you, I’m still thankful God to for deliverance❗️Many of them will tell you the same thing‼️ Ever see Hacksaw Ridge❓
No, but it looks interesting...I've never heard of that guy. Kind of reminds me of when Muhammad Ali objected to the draft on religious grounds and was ostracized for it.
I don’t see the correlation between the two, other than one choose to serve, but not kill. The other chose to not kill, but not to serve. Seems more like comparing 🍎’s&🍊’s
I’d say 1999>2017. I just wished I was old enough to really experience the 90s. From what I’m told it was mostly kickass.
It was pretty good for most people.
I feel sorry for people that never got to experience life before 9/11. The best years, 1983-2001.
That’s because I was born in ‘83 😜
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A good time for milsurps but that's About it
To everyone who said "no", don't worry! Trump is making America great again! 💪🇺🇸
#1 reason I voted no! Make America great again? Doesn't have a prayer. How could a bigot, liar, racist, xenophobe, misogynist and homophobe ever do that?
Nice buzzwords but you can't prove any of them.
Don't need to, everything is nicely captured and enshrined on video. Deny, deflect, deny deflect all you want!
The big difference.is Trump. supporters acknowledge. that the Emperor has no clothes. We can agree on policy not hero worship.
Any deviation from the Messiah's narrative and blind loyalty was strictly verboten lest you be labeled a racist.
No need to deflect deny anything about Trump, it's all in the open, he is the most transparently flawed candidate in history. No need to wipe emails or smash servers. No need to fix the primary.
Trumo is far better than the last President and the alternative theat election and lefties have your sycophant behavior and undying allegiance to party dogma and blind obedience to the Messiah to blame for Trump.
It is delicious irony that never fails to amuse me.
Yeah! Keep on drinkin' that Kool Aid and remaining delusional...
Exactly what am I delusional about?
There is no Kool aid left after the last 8 years of massive sugar coated Kool Aid chugged by lefties.
The Kool Aid lefties needed to wash down the "religion of peace", "workplace violence" "you didn't build that" "you can keep your dr and save $2500", "you have to pass it to find out what's in it", "overseas contingency plans" "video caused violence" and of course Bergjdahl serving with" honor and distinction".
We don't deflect and deny and we certainly don't debate what the meaning of the word is is.
You should be proud - your efforts paid off handsomely.
Obama + Clinton + Pelosi =TRUMP.
That little tidbit never gets old. The left was defeated by a widely acknowledged racist,sexist bigot because the American people could absolutely not stand for any more lefty policy.
Lefty policy is worse than electing a racist bigot - fantastic work lefties. Keep those policoes coming.
Bigot, maybe. Liar, probably. Everything else is a no.
You liberals don't even know what those words mean. The worst part is that you think your side is the "evil" side, then you become exactly what you hate.
...interesting response, I guess??? Anyway, I'm always astounded how you people constantly deny and deflect the obvious cold hard truth. I think it's because of your total embarrassment that you were suckered in by such a pathetic loser...you just can't bring even yourself to admit it. By the way, anyone who hasn't been under a rock knows exactly what every one of these words mean. Why? It's forever captured and enshrined on videos. You just can't make this garbage up now can you? When do you plan to get in touch with reality?
How is denying reality when I say he is uncouth,vulgar, reactionary, narrcissitic and verbose but I still agree with his policies?
You don't have to be a sycophant to support policy.
I know politics is incredibly personal for lefties and that's why you oractkse identity politics and seperate by ethnicity, race, sex, religion and any other way possible - politics is your identity.
You could not even mention a hair out of place on Obama's head without being called a racist and no deviation from the narrative was permitted. That's how we ended up with Trump and I thank you for your insanity and please continue and riot, protest and chant impeachment as loud as you can because just as your hero worship for Obama created Trump's first term your incomprehensible hissy fits will give him a second term.
In your wildest dreams only! Your party is just about over so enjoy while you can!
Typo - You think *our* side is the evil side.
At which point you liberals stoop down and act just like the people you accuse us of being. (racist, biggots, etc.)
Now you're showing us all that YOU don't know the meaning of these descriptions that fit your so-called president to a tee. You should refresh your memory and watch all the debates and campaigning again. Be sure to watch all the other videos of his childish and immature behavior before he decided to run. Where were you? Under a rock apparently!
Why don't you quit beating around the bush and show me proof that he is a racist, for starters? The only racist biggots I see are on TV - black lives matter, antifa, and the liberals complaining on this app that white people are the cause to all of their problems.
Your "toddler-in-chief" thinks he had a "tremendous" visit to Asia. Hah! All he did was show that part of the world how ignorant and unintelligent he is, firsthand. He doesn't even realize how much of a fool he was made to be by each country he visited. Worst part, all he accomplished was the release of 3 basketball players. He came home empty handed diplomatically and economically. Pathetic loser!
There you go denying and deflecting! Head on over to You Tube and see for yourself. Oh and its "bigots."
I forgot how many prisoners or hostages did Obama get released in 8 years due to his inspirational diplomacy?
I belive the score is one deserter for 5 terrorists, $1.3 billion to Iran who coincidentally released the hostages at the same time.
Under Obama hostages were taken,a decorated US solider languished in a Tijuana prison for year and Otto sustained fatal brain damage from a North Korea prison
Trump got a family freed from the from the Taliban, got a female US citizen released from Egypt and got these three morons out of China all in one year.
You want to talk about grace and couth - Obama wins - talk about doing what is best for Americans and use of significant foreign power to benefit citizens abroad - Trump wins in a landslide.
Obama was manipulated like a puppet by playing to his ego by everyone on the word stage - there were zero foriegn policy accomplishments.
I will take the results oriented leader instead of the Prom King any day.
Would certainly make sense if there were any results to speak of. Hasn't delivered on any campaign promises yet, can't reverse ACA and is about to get a tax bill shoved in his face as another stinging defeat and debacle. You're supposed to get things done when your party has the majority, right? Slip slidin' away!
It must really stick in your craw that people Iike you created Trump.
Look in the mirror if you want to see why Trump was elected.
That must be so excruciatingly demoralizing - why get out of bed in the morning - everything you abhor you created - no wonder you are suffering from TDS.
Deny, deny, deny! How do you look in the mirror and ask yourself how you could have been so stupid to be suckered by a snake oil salesman/con artist? No, you know what really happened and you won't admit it. Your little puppet is Putin's toy and he laughed all the way to America's polls. On top of that, your party knows they can't win fairly, so they gerrymander, close the polls early, tell voters they've come to the wrong precinct. THAT'S what created your moronic president and you know it!
Haha mauilover, isn't it great that every single morning when you and I wake up, it all starts with Trump being OUR president! I mean, 7 more years of this! 💪🇺🇸
Speaking of which, I'll be in maui this week, I'll be sure to bring my "Make America Great Again" hat!
Can't you see what's about to happen? The GOP has run out of patience with the loser; thought he could help ramrod their sick agenda through. Nope, not workin', nothing getting done! About to send him packing, never to be heard from again!
Aww did you think we care about the GOP agenda? Nope. Trump represents our agenda. Drain the swamp.
Like you say - deny deflect and fail to recognize reality.
Obama and his followers created Trump and his actions you hate are simply undoing Obamas illegal and authroatarian actions on DACA and insurance reimbursement. If Obama had the support of the people he would have went to Congress for them and the Iran deal and Paris Accord - he did it not so he did not.
If Obama's policies were so great the election would not have been even close.
The excuses between gerrymandering, voter suppression, intimidation, Russia etc are getting old and trite - you never lose an election - they are all stolen but every election you won - you won fair and square.
Ridiculous childish lefty gibberish.
Cell phones are ubiquitous. Violent crime is down. Moore's law is still clinging to life, so we have the greatest technology ever right now.
I can't really think of anything (that I care about) that's gotten worse since I was born.
Some things, yes. Some things, no. I was born in the '70's , which were an economic nightmare other than the debt ratio, but it seemed the '70's were much freer socially speaking than today.
It’s always getting better. But we also have more people with population growth, so we are falling behind. especially compared to other countries. We are not a high functioning country that works together. There are people in power that try to push people down to have more leverage, to be able to buy properties for cheaper, and people who make regular citizens pay for large programs like the military while also writing loopholes so they don’t have to pay for it. When there is so much inequality, middle class people become relative poor in purchasing power, and don’t have the resources to upgrade their houses to create value or become efficient. So many got rich because of the 2008 collapse, and if establishment republicans could press a button and crash the housing market, they would. It’s an orchestrated transfer of wealth.
Born in July 2001, 2 months before America changed
I believe my gen was the last great gen.
Gen X’ers unite!!🤞🏼
I hope this is a joke
Nope, not one bit.
Many times over.
It's way worse now. I was born in 1995.
I agree, the '90's were the last great decade!!!
I was born in a bad year it’s just gotten progressively worse as The years go by
Nah, the 90’s were amazing!
But I was only 6 when they ended. They were great, light?
Not a chance. There is more racial divide than ever before.
I was born in the early 60’s and can tell you that’s not true, swervin.
Well, I was born in the 80's and I think it is true. Just because you were born during the time that people were being fire hosed while trying to go to school doesn't mean that it didn't get better and get worse again.
You said there is more racial divide than has EVER been before. I beg to differ. It’s not worse than the Civil Rights Era and it’s DEFINITELY not worse than the days of slavery! It’s not even worse than the times of Rodney King.
Idiotic statement. Need I remind you of slavery? Jim Crow? Segregation?
Swervin, did you mean to say that it’s the worst that it’s been in YOUR lifetime?
Wasn't that what the question asked?
The question literally asks better or worse than the day you were born. My statement was in regards to that.
I like how these comments are trashing me but either didn't read the question or didn't understand it.
Personally, I thought you might have misread the question, swervin, since it was about your lifetime, and you used the word EVER.
This is yet ANOTHER time that my not being able to see the question in the comment section is a HASSLE! @caleb
I forgot to post it, so I can’t even remember whose poll it was, to be able to look up the question!
Ever, in my lifetime.
Compared to 1967? Yes.
That's hard to say for me as a 90s child. I was born in '95, so I'm sure we've improved in many areas but worsened in many other areas.
This question is much bigger than the acute political climate. Think it through a little more before you comment.
Yes, because the rapist Bill Clinton isn't president.
You beat me to it.
Grab em by the pussy!
Getting a blow job from an intern does not make you a rapist. Saying you like to grab women by the pussy without asking, however, is something an actual rapist would say.
Much more than Lewinsky. Google!!
I Googled "Bill Clinton rape victims" apparently he's as guilty as Roy Moore. 😁👍
WW2was raging. But I’m not happy with today.
i was born before 9/11 in 2001
Man, pre 9/11 America was great..
i had a whole 3 months of pre 9/11 america to experience as an infant lmao
Best 3 months of your life?
hell yeah lol
I was July 2001
ahhh i’ve got ya by a month lol
I have no clue
Yes, I was born in 1943. I don’t have to tell you how much has changed since then.
As a working mom of two WAAAAY better. Work life balance for my mom didn't exist.
You have now been reported
And I reported you for reporting on a comment for no reason.
In most relevant areas the only answer is Yes. I was born in 1961. Racial discrimination was systemic, poverty was widespread, women were not empowered, lifespans were shorter, and the various crime rates were higher.
It's human nature to idealize the past and fear the unknown future.