You got a problem with misery, pansy?
Sister Nancy Beth was troubled to see this story over at Yahoo News, Unhappiness Has Risen in the Past Decade:
The researchers surveyed 1,340 people about negative life events and found that the 2004 respondents had more troubles than those who were surveyed in 1991, the last time the study was done.It's only a matter of time before The Left singles out President Bush as the root of Our Nation's disaffection. Well, moonbats, the sad truth of the matter is that Clinton had plenty of opportunities to take out unhappiness, but the extent of his hapless response was to fire a few cruise missiles at it. And congressional Democrats have taken just as much money from the unhappiness lobby (if not more so) than Republicans. Just remember this: Were it not for President Bush's deft handling of the unhappiness problem, it would have slaughtered us all shortly after the 9/11 attacks.
"The anticipation would have been that problems would have been down," says Tom Smith, the study's author. He says good economic years during the '90s would have brought an expectation of fewer problems, not more.
Overall, the percentage who reported at least one significant negative life event increased from 88% to 92%. Most of the problems were related to increased incidents of illness and the inability to afford medical care; mounting bills; unemployment; and troubled romantic relationships.