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Old 07-29-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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Dutchess County has voted Republican in presidential elections for years. Why did it go Dem for Obama in 08 for?
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: DC
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Dutchess County has voted Republican in presidential elections for years. Why did it go Dem for Obama in 08 for?
Because Dutchess County liked Obama?
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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Because of all the Westchester & NYC transplants that have moved here in recent years. The demographics of the county have changed greatly in the last 15 years or so. And that there was a big push for the 18-24 year old crowd to vote for Obama-my daughter was sent a LOT of political mailings and facebook messages from Democratic party members during the election. Funny-the other day my daughter and I were talking and she said that a young person, she feels like she was snowballed after how badly the economy and jobs are for her age group-she's 20 and been job hunting since she came back to NY in May to go to our local college again. She says she feels like the government has let her down and her age group-all these promises they fell for and nothing has happened. She also said that she believed all the talk of change for the better. But she then sees that both of us have been out of work and not able to find jobs-even with all these news reports of the improving economy. She's become very angry about how things are and disillusioned with NYS and our federal government since they fed the younger people a line of bull. She has one bright side-she's going into nursing-and that's a field with little to no reductions of people because it's in huge demand because of aging baby boomers.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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Because of all the Westchester & NYC transplants that have moved here in recent years. The demographics of the county have changed greatly in the last 15 years or so. And that there was a big push for the 18-24 year old crowd to vote for Obama-my daughter was sent a LOT of political mailings and facebook messages from Democratic party members during the election. Funny-the other day my daughter and I were talking and she said that a young person, she feels like she was snowballed after how badly the economy and jobs are for her age group-she's 20 and been job hunting since she came back to NY in May to go to our local college again. She says she feels like the government has let her down and her age group-all these promises they fell for and nothing has happened. She also said that she believed all the talk of change for the better. But she then sees that both of us have been out of work and not able to find jobs-even with all these news reports of the improving economy. She's become very angry about how things are and disillusioned with NYS and our federal government since they fed the younger people a line of bull. She has one bright side-she's going into nursing-and that's a field with little to no reductions of people because it's in huge demand because of aging baby boomers.
I agree I am disillusioned with the Federal Government. All that talk of change was bull. What change????????!!!!!!!
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:02 AM
 
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Political Correctness.

And he gave you change... just not maybe what you wanted.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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Political Correctness.

And he gave you change... just not maybe what you wanted.
Yeah big changes. Both of us unemployed-only one of us gets it-$162 a week. Try living with a family of 5 on that! No one can help us since I didn't have disability insurance working for a school district when I shattered my ankle taking my child to a sleep over. So big changes-Saland told us to sell our home and leave NY-there was NOTHING he could do to help. Ball STILL hasn't replied to my email-never will either I suspect. And why with all the BILLIONS taken out for that stimulus money that's still just sitting there-why isn't every person who's over the age of 18 getting stimulus check for at least $2000? If we'd all get some money-we'd be able to jump start this economy again. No new jobs are to be found-at least not here in Dutchess. I got a interview for a job as a receptionist/medical billier/office manager. Low balled me at $8 a hour for the position. How I am to pay my bills on that or even feed my family on that. Yeah-we've all seen changes-and none of it for the good!
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:08 AM
 
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Congratulations on getting the job....many in today's world would love to just have a job.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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Congratulations on getting the job....many in today's world would love to just have a job.
I DIDN'T get the job. I am getting $162 a week for unemployment. Nothing else. I had a job and got screwed by my union because they didn't put into the contract if someone because unable to perform their former job-they'd be placed somewhere else in the school district. No, instead they terminated me for health reasons. NYS unemployment tells me IF I get offered that low ball job of $8hr-I am FORCED to accept it because it falls within what I made for a quarter working PART TIME as a school bus driver-there I'd be doing full time. So a cut from $18.63-down to $8. Big difference. And not enough to even cover the expenses to drive there 6-7 days a week. My spouse used all his retirement to fund us through this after his job was gone in June of 08. With NO help from any government agency til this past March when I finally was terminated for health reasons. Wow-$162 to live on-for a family of 5. Just great-I'd rather have a job. It sucks shattering your ankle-it'll cost you more than anything you've ever known. Somedays I don't even want to wake up-because it's more than depressing. It's not right I've lost everything through no fault of mine. So if you think my $162 I should be happy for-I earned every penny I got from the school district and they SHOULD be paying something for getting rid of me after 15 years!
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:59 PM
 
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