Hard cold facts boys and girls. 2008..47% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck. 2012…. 77% are living paycheck to paycheck. Gas with George W Bush was $1.77/gal and now with Obama gas is $3.53/gal and increasing upward. Food…beef gone up 23.7%, bread up 5%, ice cream up 20%, and bacon up 22%, etc. Cigarettes were taxed at .62 / pk. under the guise of helping to pay child health care. So the more you smoke the better off the kids are….great idea. Now the new taxes are about to kick in to pay for Obama care…you know this new health care for all is just medicare for all. Doctors will be paid a pitance and you will have to abide by government regulations….meaning you will get very little quality care or maybe non at all…Get in que. OK so here we go…..taxes will increase from 35% to 43.4% and capital gains…15% to 23% . Dividends 15% to 43.4%. Estate taxes exempt from 5 million to 1 million and will rise from 35% to 55%. Your house has sunk in value…..food stamp recipients were 30 million before Obama took office. Today we have 47 million people on food stamps. Fees (oops..they are just taxes) will increase. Tolls put in place for roads that have already been built. I guess we are not better off. Libertarians have a home in the republican party.