Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?

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10 Responses to “Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?”

  1. markg91359@aol.com Says:

    Yes
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  2. jbtalcott Says:

    Was the United States better off at the end of the George W Bush administration than it was eight years prior? The Romney/Ryan administration’s plan for our country is to return to the tax cuts for the rich, trickle down, unregulated financial industry, saber rattling policies that got our country into the mess we are climbing out of in the first place.

    Ask yourself these questions?

    Is the U.S. safer today than 4 years ago when Bin Laden and other top Al Quaeda leaders were still alive?

    Are there more private sector jobs being produced each month than there were 4 years ago?

    Do more people have access to health insurance than 4 years ago?

    Are the troops who were sent to Iraq safer than they were 4 years ago?

    Is our nation wasting as many of our resources fighting wars as it was 4 years ago?

    Is the auto industry in America better off than it was 4 years ago?

    Does the US have more respect in the world than it did 4 years ago?

    Is the United State farther on the path to clean renewable energy than it was 4 years ago?

    Is the US less dependent on foreign oil than it was 4 years ago?

    Do women who are denied equal pay for equal work have more rights to redress that wrong than 4 years ago?

    Can patriotic Americans serve their country in the armed services regardless of who they love more openly than they could 4 years ago?

    Is college more affordable for young people than it was 4 years ago?

    Do military veterans receive more support than they did 4 years ago?

    When America succeeds, we all succeed. President Obama has put us on the road to recovery from the worst financial crisis since the great depression. Were it not for the obstructionist Republicans in congress, we would be further down that road than we are at the present. President Obama deserves another term to help finish what he started.

    Yes! America is better off than it was 4 years ago. My wife and I and our kids and grandkids are better off as well.

  3. Richard Warnick Says:

    Wait a minute, Republicans think having MORE nuclear warheads makes us “better off”?

  4. Pops Says:

    If the “tax cuts for the rich” are allowed to expire, my taxes will go up. I’m not rich. Why do you all keep saying “tax cuts for the rich”? Does “rich” equate with “pays any taxes at all”? That accusation makes no sense.

    Is the US safer (presumably because Bin Laden was assassinated)? No – he was no longer able to do anything, primarily because of the pressure on him that was initiated by Bush and continued by Obama.

    Are there more private sector jobs being created now than there were 4 years ago? Beats me. I know my job is now in jeopardy because of the failure of the president and Congress to do something about sequestration.

    Do more people have access to health care? Yes. And my premiums went up again, and my company is trying to drop my current plan in favor of a cheaper one with poorer coverage.

    Are the troops who were sent to Iraq safer than they were 4 years ago? I suppose that depends on what they’re doing now. If they’re in Afghanistan, then probably not.

    Is our nation wasting as many of our resources fighting wars? That’s a tainted question. Maybe you should re-phrase it.

    Is the auto industry better off? Some parts yes, others no. Those who invested in GM were screwed, while the unions made out like bandits. GM loses $50K per Volt sold, which can’t be good.

    Does the US have more respect? Hardly – our friends (e.g. UK and Israel) have been offended by our president, while not-so-friendly nations have less respect because of our apologetic, bowing president.

    Is the US further on the path to clean, renewable energy? No, we keep chasing technologies with net negative ROI (solar and wind) instead of proven clean, renewable technology (nuclear).

    Is the US less dependent on foreign oil? Yes, thanks to the continued recession. Just think, if everybody lost their job we would use hardly any oil at all!

    Do women who are denied equal pay yadda yadda – you tell me. My employers have always paid women based on the job and not gender.

    Can gays serve openly in the military? Unfortunately, yes, which is another reason the US enjoys less respect from those whom we might oppose on the battlefield one day.

    Is college more affordable? Absolutely not – tuition continues to exceed inflation by a large margin.

    Do military veterans receive more support? I hope so. I just wish Democrats would allow them to vote instead of tossing their ballots every year over some technicality.

  5. Kman Says:

    I got laid off under Bush and I am now working back in the field I was laid off from under Obama…Yes I’m better off….Go O…4 more years

  6. Kman Says:

    Pop’s you did a history of the last 50 years not the last 4-years. Get real. We have been grappling with all the issue you have outlined for my entire life.

  7. Pops Says:

    You didn’t read very carefully, Kman. It really was about the last 4 years. And I left this one off: my household owes an additional $40,000 in national debt to go along with the $120,000 we owed four years ago. How’s that a good thing?

  8. jbtalcott Says:

    It is a waste of time to argue with you Pops since you seem to live in an alternate universe where up is down and black is white. Do some research outside of the right wing media bubble and find out some facts so you can keep from embarrassing yourself in public. Pulling information out of your backside does not make it true.

  9. Pops Says:

    Well, arguing is a waste of time in general, so I’m with you on that. The obvious response is that it’s you who live in the alternate universe. Facts are readily available to all – try getting a few.

  10. ERIC in Murray Says:

    Pops: JBTalcot is the symptom of a sick society. Smear, Demean and call names. Its just like their disease Barrackkk Husaine Oblamer

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