Obama Inaugural Rewind: Rhetoric vs Reality

This is fun. On the day of King Obama’s inauguration, Reason’s Meredith Bragg thought it would be useful to go back four years to Obama’s first inaugural speech and contrast what he promised to what he actually did. Enjoy:

Does anyone seriously doubt that the country won’t be worse off in four years than we are today? One only has to look at the past four to see where we’re headed. Social Security and Medicare will be four years closer to bankruptcy, the national debt will exceed a staggering $20 trillion, and college graduates will increasingly be forced to live with their parents due to a lack of full-time jobs in the new Obamacare economy. But hey, at least they’ll have "free" birth control pills. Remind me again: what’s the definition of insanity?



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