1985 was better overall
2015 is better overall
Is what you're living for today, worth dying for tomorrow?
America was better off in 1985 .. because it wasn't as over-populated, there were millions less illegal aliens stealing American citizen's jobs, so many tens of millions of Americans weren't unemployed as they fallen-off-the-grid are today, especially Americans in their 50s and 60s, off-shoring and in-sourcing wage-slave labor wasn't all the rage it is now, the middle-class living-wage earners was a larger segment of the population ...
We're simply going the wrong way population management-wise .. and until we reverse that direction for quite a long time, our major foundational needs problems will only get worse as time passes.
When the election is over and we open our eyes, it will sadly be too late to wonder what the hell just happened.
The coming down was gradual at first, which is why most Americans hadn't noticed it was happening by 1985. And, of course, a handful of self-serving politicos were doing a lot to cover it up (by nearly bankrupting the US Treasury).
Lady Gaga/Nikki Minaj 2016
Because you know we're all about our base, 'bout our base, no rebels...
I voted 1985 because I was only a little over 20 years old at the time. So, even if the country had been going to hell in a hand basket, I was only 20-something. I'd trade 20-something for 50-something any day of the week.