Are my family and I better off today? Yes. The stock market has rebounded and my personal and institutional retirement funds are recovered and sound. I have refinanced my home at the record low-interest rates, saving thousands of dollars in interest each year, off-setting loss in real estate value. Zillow.com reports my home is once again appreciating in value. I and my daughter’s families are benefiting from the recent middle class tax cut. My two son-in-laws, and grandson-in-law are back to work after several years of unemployment. My daughters have each started successful businesses. I am driving in on our community’s local roads and highways which have been repaved and upgraded with Recovery and Investment Act federal funds. I am thankful for this great investment in our community. Obamacare has significantly decreased our prescription costs with the significant closing of the “donut hole.” My family and yours are safer thanks to the elimination of Osama Bin Laden and other terrorist leaders. Things are going in the right direction for my family, and, hopefully, yours as well.