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Published: Monday, Sept. 3 2012 2:40 a.m. MDT

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ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

keep pounding him. obama is a horrible president

Emajor
Ogden, UT

"Team Obama can't say the country is better off after four years,"

Actually, they can. We are in an economic recovery. The problem is that it is not happening as rapidly as everyone wants. Team Romney can't honestly say that Republican policies would have made the country better off, but they will anyway. They have an election they want to win, and they won't risk using honesty if it decreases their chances of winning it.

"If we want a new direction, we need a new president."

No, we need a new Congress. You know, the legislative body that currently has an approval rating of about 10%? The legislative body that cannot accomplish anything substantial because they all hate each other and have vowed to destroy each other?

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

No, the question is will I be better off if republicans have thier way with policy again.

If Romney wins, I will assume it will be harder to put my daughter through college in a few years when he privatizes loans again and makes them more expensive, cuts grants and college funding.

I can assume we will be headed towards a war with Iran and I may lose some young relatives again. That will also cost a lot of money again.

I can assume if Romney wins I will have even less rights to assemble as a worker and low wage countries will be given more advantages in one sided trade agreements.

Romney wants to cut taxes for the wealthy and tack on $2000 a year to my taxes.

I won't be better off if Romney is president.

Bush cost me 10's of thousands of dollars with the policies he and republicans passed. No thanks.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Mitt can beak off all he wants, but it really isn't going to change anybody's mind on either side.

skeptic
Phoenix, AZ

If Romney were to become president he would implement corporations (corporate people) as instruments to turn the USA into a nation of haves and have not's the same as in Mexico and other plutocratic nations where the privileged rich own and control everything and the rest of the less privileged working class are serving the interest of the rich in a servant society with little opportunity to compete with the rich or to become rich, and with few rights or voice in their employment or lives.

codger
Southwest Utah, UT

Only libs so far huh? "Screwdriver": Bush didn't cost you 10's of thousands all by himself. He had a Democrat congress. Remember Chris Dodd and Barney Frank? After four more years of what the Dems are doing now, the good old U S of A will be Greece West.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

I have to agree with Emajor.

You can find lots of people who are significantly better off than they were 4 years ago.

We were losing 700,000 jobs per month 4 years ago. Now we are gaining jobs.
In Nov 2008 the S&P 500 was below 900 today it is over 1400.

So, 4 years ago, the economy, the stock market and the housing market were all in a steady decline. Today? All are in MUCH better shape.

How about this for a new GOP tagline

"Is your 401K better off now than it was 4 years ago?

I suggest that the GOP find another measure. That one does not make their case.

Bob Pomeroy
Bisbee, AZ

I thought the R's opposed street demonstrations.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

As many have said over the years, the "truth is in the pudding" can come to light with some comments or questions surfacing at an important time for the Democratic Party's convention. The media won't publicize what needs to be asked so it is wise to be where the party's leaders are meeting together to get the straight answers and not just fact-checkers forms of dishonesty to show the other person is dishonest. Questions need to be surfaced as there are a lot of questions about what has happened over the past 3 1/2 years with a President that said he would be forthright and transparent. He appears to have been less transparent than any other President in recent times. His Secretary of the Treasury was of questionable nature when going through the appointing process and hasn't been able to do his job with those types of questions still out there. If the economy was so important to this President why did he choose an elitist and person without integrity? Obamacare, 16 percent of our economy was not necessary to improve our economy. If it isn't really broken, don't fix it.

The Taxman
Los Angeles, CA

@codger

Please tell us whether your 401K plan (or IRA, or other responsible investments) has gone up or down, and by what percentage, since President Obama was inaugurated on 1/20/09. Mine has almost doubled.

The claim that we are anything like Greece sounds good, as a talking point, perhaps to uninformed or uneducated people who don't understand that we are nothing like Greece (for example, we can print money and they can't).

juni4ling
Somewhere in Colorado, CO

Wow... Obama got some love from the first several posters...

I hear that Obama is going to get some former BAIN Capital employees to speak against Romney at Obama's convention.

The Republican Party went looking for former employees of Obama... But could not find a *single* one...

All joking aside... Well, there was some serious truth to that...

Are we better off now compared to when Obama got elected. Obama promised the world. Obama promised that he would be a 1-term President if everything wasn't completely turned-around. He promised just about everything and the kitchen sink. Oprah *cried* at his innauguration. Broken dreams, broken promises.

We have a President who has used class-warfare in an attempt to divide the country. We have a President who has levied the largest taxes against average citizens in history (and he lied and said his healthcare tax wasn't a tax.)

Liberals will say that Obama's decision to divide the country through class-warfare is a *good* thing... The problem... Obama "promised" to "unite" the country...

Are you better off than you were four years ago? I am not. My healthcare costs have gone up significantly...

Goodbye Obama.

codger
Southwest Utah, UT

The Taxman: As an informed, educated person, you should figure out that because "we can print money", your responsible investments aren't worth as much as the bottom line on your statement suggests. It's called "inflation".

codger
Southwest Utah, UT

@The Taxman
If you don't care for the reference to Greece, then we're also trying to avoid becoming California!
There's a fine example of a drought of conservatism in government.

Baccus0902
Leesburg, VA

David Axelrod, told "Fox News Sunday": "I think the average American recognizes that it took years to create the crisis that erupted in 2008 and peaked in January of 2009. And it's going to take some time to work through it."

If Romney wins or President Obama is re-elected, chances are we will see an improvement in the economy. Four years ago we were in a free fall, obviously ! tax cuts and two wars bankrupted the country. Now finally we are seeing the signs of recovery.

I think the most amazing achievement is that despite the blind and intrasigent opposition of the "NO" congress, we have seen a recovery in the country.

For the first time in the United States of America we are on the way to provide affordable health insurance to most Americans.

DADT was abolished and now all citizens can join the armed forces and enjoy the freedom they provide the rest of us.

The first POTUS willing to stand openly against bigotry and discrimination and willing to defend SSM, despite the opposition of some of the most powerful religious organizations.

Passed the DREAM ACT.

Yes, the country is better off now and freer.

The Taxman
Los Angeles, CA

@codger

What is the current inflation rate? What has the overall rate been since Obama took office? Inflation has not been an issue, so why (except to deflect or change the subject) are you bringing it up?

I note you dodged my question regarding your investment performance since Obama took office.

Article-Reader
Spanish Fork, UT

Congress may have an approval rating of 17%, but how do you feel about your local congressman? That's the real question. You can't replace anybody else's. That's why their approval rating is so low. If you approve of the job that your congressman is doing, then what are you complaining about. The fact of the matter is that most Americans approve of their congressman.

Only 28% of Americans are better off. . . what a disappointment. How many Americans were better off after Reagan's first 4 years? I know that I'm not better off. Although, I did just get a job. . . after being laid off for almost 2 years. The job I took pays 9 dollars an hour at 32 hours a week. The last job I had paid $30,000 a year. Quite a difference. I will not be voting for Mr. Obama, again, but I confess. . . I did vote for him in '08. I didn't trust McCain, but I can't trust Obama anymore. . . he hasn't done anything that I "Hoped" for. . . so my vote has "Changed".

Schwa
South Jordan, UT

Are we better off than we were four years ago? Does anyone remember September 2008? Lehman Bros and Bear Stearns were going bankrupt. The stock market was in the process of shedding over half its value, and we were nearly a year into a recession that nobody wanted to believe existed. People were afraid that we were going to be in bread lines. Are we better off? By a great distance.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Of course we are maybe a little closer to being better off because we were so far down that the Dem's decided to spend our way into prosperity with "shovel-ready jobs." Surely anyone can see that it didn't work and the debt we've incurred on our children and grandchildren will be tremendous if Obama gets 4 more years. I'm just mystified that Nevada Repubs couldn't get a better candidate to defaet Harry Reid. So here's the question for tha campaign: "Since the recovery has been so slow using the Dem's tactics, who feels they can last 4 more years to see if it gets back to where it ought to be?" Is 8+% unemployment really a thing of which to be proud? The employment situation, lack of a federal budget, messing with health insurance by FORCING everyone to join and then enforcing rules against people's conscience, lack of defense of the Marriage Act, the standstill on illegal immigration, continued war, slowly lowering our defense capabilities and screaming about the rich not paying taxes (they pay the most) makes good oratory, but LOUSY NATIONAL POLICY.

Obama---one-and-done.

bluecollar
Kearns, UT

I feel safer. Osama bin Laden is dead.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

The military has been after Obama since President Clinton was in office. His administration had Bin Laden on low key as that was war like, as the Cole, etc. President Bush was only in office for 8 months when 9/11 happened and that changed the whole aspect of what happened for the next 8 years. We had officially been attacked on our soil by international terrorists. The various agencies for several years knew there were events happening and it grew to a crescendo and that was after an administration wanted to cut back on the military and use them only for his advantage.

This administration just happened to have a break as Bin Laden finally got complacent and was comfortable in the Pakistani military officer living quarter area. Time was on our side but it was not due to our State Department and Military working together with a cohesive administration. The military does what they are trained to do, if they have the proper resources and support.

We will see what happens before the election to see how the President really supports the military as he really doesn't want that legacy as that is war
mongering.

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