obama-obamacareA whopping 71 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the direction the country is going in, and less than half of those polled, 49 percent, believe this year will be better than last, while 42 percent actually believe it will be worse. “The public remains deeply dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country. Just 26 percent are satisfied with national conditions, while 71 percent are dissatisfied,” according to a poll released by the Pew Research Center this week. “The current ratings are more pessimistic than in recent years, as the public generally takes an optimistic view of the year to come.”  News isn’t any better for both political parties, as Pew found that the percentage of Democrats who believe the new year will be better than the year before has taken a nose dive. Democrat respondents who believe the new year will be better than the year before was at 60 percent, a 21 point decline from last year when the poll was taken. More