2014 Year in Review

Mastersen's Musings

If you hate the United States, 2014 was a very good year for you, with a few minor setbacks.

If you love the United States, 2014 was a very difficult year to endure, with a few silver linings and positive developments that may yet bring rescue in 2015.

To review 2014, a survey question comes to mind: Which of the following 2014 events was the most detrimental to the interests of the United States and its citizens?

  1. The rapid rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, whereby Muslim extremists successfully reversed a decade of American gains in the field of battle and began beheading Americans and other “infidels” and subjugating non-violent Muslims as well;Hatred of the West on the loose
  2. The systemic multiple failures of the Affordable Care Act, whereby middle class Americans have seen their health care premiums skyrocket in exchange for worse health insurance coverage and less access to the care they need…

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