posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 05:57 PM
I'd have to vote for the 90's. I grew up in the 60's and 70's, but felt like a fish-out-of-water and of course the Cold War always hung over us
like a dark cloud. The 80's were decent although the cars were lame. The 90's were fantastic- jobs were plentiful, pay raises and bonuses were not
"extras" but were what EVERYONE got near the end of the year, you simply could not lose if you invested money in stocks (a 10% yearly gain was
considered normal and ordinary, the trick was to see how much over 10% you could pull in). Gas was reasonably priced, America was admired by almost
the entire world and respected even by those that didn't admire her, it was a decade of total abundance. Even the "poor" were living quite well.
Just about the only people that didn't have jobs were those who didn't want them. A brave new world opened up in the form of something called the
"internet". Really, it didn't get any better than the 90's, it was an amazing time to be a young adult. The 00's brought doom and gloom and the
'10's have brought total misery. America is a shadow of its former self- viewed by others as a bloated dead corpse of greed and selfishness. Every
effort to involve ourselves in the political affairs of others has brought total disaster. Our government has become a pit of evil, lying,
self-serving individuals that would rather bank their own pension than consider how to deal with our economic problems. Honestly I thought we would
have pulled out of this long before now and repaired our world standing, but now I don't even know if it's possible anymore. Remember the old
commercial "Merrill Lynch is bullish on America"? No one has been bullish on America for over a decade now.