We hear this type of message often from our elected leaders, saying the we are "better off" since 9/11. The public should be outraged at this type of "spin machine". Let's look at the facts.
Including and since 9/11, we have lost thousands and thousands of American lives. Each life is so unbelievable precious, it is hard to put into words how devastating even the loss of one American truly is for those that loved the victim the most. It is likely that over half a million civilians have died oversees as a result of the wars we started in response to the attacks. Each of those lives is just a precious as our own American lives. Those innocent people had fathers, mothers, and children just like those that we lost. The pain, suffering and heartache is more than we can comprehend.
We are far less free than we were 10 years ago. There are countless example of ways in which we have lost our liberties and freedoms.
We are not as safe today as we were 10 years ago. There is much more hatred and anger directed toward the U.S. today than prior to 9/11.
Our economy is far worse off than it was 10 years ago. Massive amounts of stimulus and malinvestment have weakened our dollar, ballooned our debt, increased our unemployment rate, and caused trillions of dollars to go oversees.
Our country is more divided than before 9/11. Obama has only succeeded in angering both his opponents and his supporters, while driving our economy even further into a hole.
Yes, tragedies can bring people together and cause positive change. However, sometimes the opposite can happen if we are not careful. People have a tendency to make bad decisions when they are angry and completely overreact. That is exactly what has happened since 9/11, and we are still paying the price for it today.
Better off after 9/11, Ron Paul 2012, Rudy Giuliani interview, Worse off after 9/11