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View Poll Results: Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?
YES 50 52.08%
NO 46 47.92%
Voters: 96. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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LOVE this ad, with obama's own words. Ouch!!

GOP launches 'Obama Isn't Working' message at DNC

Romney camp has SO MUCH of this - pitting obama 2012 against obama 2008.
Well if you are going off that, then the Democrats have plenty of footage of Romney saying one thing one minute and another the next minute, so yeah, Romney ain't looking to hot in the saying what he means category.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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It's a poor question to ask because, realistically, 75% of voters are better off than they were 4 years ago. We are - much better off. Those who were hit by the recession were hit hard, but the majority of people in this country are doing fine.
You're way wrong.

Not going bankrupt or having your home foreclosed doesn't mean you're better off. Your talking point isn't working.

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Heck my industry I am in, architecture, is much better than it was four years ago when firms were shedding jobs at an extremely high rate during the end of the Bush era and into the Obama era. Now it has stabled out, with no more mass layoffs, and firms are actually hiring again, depending on where you live.

So yes, things are better for me now than they were four years ago, now I actually have hope on finding work in my field and that it might actually lead to something good.
Stabled out and no more mass layoffs doesn't mean you're doing better. It just means you're holding your own. For now.

Dems have a very weird concept of 'doing better'. Those 2 words really aren't that hard to understand. Or I didn't think they were.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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You're way wrong.

Not going bankrupt or having your home foreclosed doesn't mean you're better off. Your talking point isn't working.


Stabled out and no more mass layoffs doesn't mean you're doing better. It just means you're holding your own. For now.

Dems have a very weird concept of 'doing better'. Those 2 words really aren't that hard to understand. Or I didn't think they were.
Stable is called doing better, as is seeing an increase in hiring rather than mass layoffs....unless you are trying to say mass layoffs are better than increased hiring....then I would think your logic is confusing and backwards.


Oh and not going bankrupt or having your house foreclosed is actually the opposite of bad, those are actually two good things to not have happen....so I guess you are wrong, but you live in backwards world, so I guess that makes you right.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:26 PM
 
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You're way wrong.

Not going bankrupt or having your home foreclosed doesn't mean you're better off. Your talking point isn't working.


Stabled out and no more mass layoffs doesn't mean you're doing better. It just means you're holding your own. For now.

Dems have a very weird concept of 'doing better'. Those 2 words really aren't that hard to understand. Or I didn't think they were.

I think the best word to describe the Libs right now are desperate and in denial.

They are a rare breed these days:

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Only twenty eight percent (28%) of Likely U.S. Voters now say the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken the week ending Sunday, August 26.
That's down one point from the week before.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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voter confidence in the nation's current course resembled levels measured in the final months of the George W. Bush administration,
Thanks for the article jt800, it looks like voter confidence is on par with the final months Bush was in office, so that would put us back up to where we were in 2008.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:45 PM
 
Location: West Texas
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Default Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, President Obama stated that Americans are not better off than they were four years ago. He previously said in an interview with Matt Lauer, "if I don't have this done in three years, then this is gonna be a one term proposition."

Well Mr President, it's time to go.


Obama admits 'You are not better off than four years ago.' - YouTube


Obama One Term Proposition: "I Will Be Held Accountable" - YouTube

Last edited by Horizonite; 09-03-2012 at 11:29 PM..
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:59 PM
 
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Yes, quite a bit, thank you.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:59 PM
 
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yep. if you're not, then maybe you should learn to pick yourself up from your bootstraps, right???
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Do we seriously need multiple threads about the exact same thing?
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:10 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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You guys could play it straight, with plenty of legitimate criticisms to be leveled at this administration. But instead, how strong is your case if you always gotta lie or use distortions and half-truths?

Like for example pretending that Obama walked into a damn picnic, instead of the truth that he inherited a massive economic debacle, that began before he even took office (or doesn't Dubya's $1.5 trillion emergency TARP bill sound familiar)?!

So yeah, what's not to like about a POTUS who averted a second Great Depression (among other things)! Although sorry about the part that he hasn't magically undone 8 years worth of damage and criminal malfeasance quite fast enuff to suit certain folks (who BTW, haven't done squat to help, but plenty to hinder)!

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