Published: Friday, Sept. 7 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
That answer will vary greatly by person based on a their individual
situation.But, as far as our overall country goes, the answer is
Definitely YES.Seriously, would anyone rather be losing 700,000 +
jobs per month, or adding some?Would you rather the stock market be in
free fall or gaining?Reminds me of getting sick. When it first
starts, you feel bad, but know it will get worse.Now, we still feel bad,
but at least we know we will feel a little better tomorrow.That is
not a partisan answer. There will be plenty of those to follow.
I thought it had been established statistically that the middle class has lost
purchasing power over the last thirty years or so. That would almost take us
back to the Seventies wouldn't it?With double digit inflation
in that decade I suspect we were doing poorly then too. Government
overspending, monetary manipulation and the other elements of Keynesian
economics don't work for the people.
2000-2008 were pretty hard. Nope, I don't want to go back to republican
policies.If you vote for Romney, make sure to send YOUR kids to
YES, I am better off than 4 years ago. I believe the country is as well.
Things are getting better each month. The republican are mistaken to use this
as a slogan to benefit themselves. Things are way better than 4 years ago: jobs
are being added each month, unemployment is not increasing each month,
foreclosures have slowed and the housing market is starting to pick up. YES
things are better.
Am I better off then four years ago? yes
Personally? Well, in the last four years, I got sick and nearly died, and had
to quit a job I loved to go on disability. But I don't really see how I
can blame that on Obama!
Are we better off?Yes.Obama has worked hard to reverse
the tragedy that President Cheney and his little friend started. But big
disasters take time and a lot of effort to clean up.And that is when
everyone is pitching in to help rather than trying to obstruct. Obama's
efforts can be likened to a mother trying to mop the kitchen floor while the
kids are still tracking in mud. Or in the case of our Republican
Congresspeople, maybe it's really manure.
Am I better off? Absolutely, yes. Is the country better off? Absolutely yes .
. . it has a long way to go to fully recover, but it has made large strides in
the past four years and is in line to continue to make strides, provided of
course we don't go back to the programs and policies of GW Bush that got us
in the mess in the first place. I'm hopeful, provided of course the
congresspeople learn to work together and not just try to make the President
August 2012: +96,000 jobsAugust 2008: -274,000 jobsAre we
better off than four years ago? Yeah. The economy August 2008 was in an
ambulance headed to the shock trauma ward. The economy we have now is still in
rehab, but things are getting better, just not as fast as we might like and
there's obviously still work to do. The important thing to me is the trend
and gaining private sector jobs 30 months in a row is a positive trend.
Are we better off today? If you are a member of the UAW, a federal government
employee or on welfare, the answer is yes. If you are a tax payer, or a future
taxpayer who will bear the burden of the government’s out of control
spending, the honest answer is a resounding NO! Very few are better off at the
expense of those who can’t vote, yet!
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