What a difference 28 years make

Big O. recycled the famous question to voters of 1980 in a talk in St. Petersburg, Florida:

“The first thing I want to do, Florida, is just ask you a very simple question: Do you think that you are better off now than you were four years ago or eight years ago?”

But Reagan did not ask what people thought — much different in the U.S. than the reality.  He asked this:

“Are you better off than you were four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment…than there was four years ago?”

Small or no difference?  Not at all, since perception is not reality, now matter how often people mouth this popular imbecility.