Are you better off now than you were ...

Are you better off now than you were three years ago?

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The War On Prosperity

Buffalo, NY

#22 Apr 15, 2012
Hell no!!!

I see Fairyman and the rest of the lib puppets are voting overtime to try to make Obozo look good. LOL!
grinder

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#23 Apr 15, 2012
Stacked wrote:
<quoted text>dude...did you see obama's taxes...he makes less then everyone running
Think about it in more detail...

Obama has no housing expense
- no food expense
- no medical expense
- no cable bill
- no phone bill
- no car and gas expense
- no insurance
- he gets free vacations
..........the list continues

When he "pays taxes" part of that money is used to pay his salary.

Obama talks about paying his fair share as one of the "rich". He says he needs to pay his fair share, but so far he has done nothing to walk that out and pay it.

Obama could, if he wanted, write a check out to live out what his words are. The fact that he does not, tells me the truth behind his words.

Most know that the rich pay 80+% of the bills now. Why would it seem fair to ANYONE that they need to pay more? Imagine going to the food store and you were told you had to pay $9 for milk b/c you had more money while the guy behind you gets it for $3 or another for free, not even having to work for it.

Fair is when everyone pays the same amount.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#24 Apr 15, 2012
With fuel prices and food prices at the level they are at, anyone who says they are better off is not being honest.

“"you're not the boss of me"”

Since: Aug 09

yep, right, uh huh

#25 Apr 15, 2012
dragoon70056 wrote:
With fuel prices and food prices at the level they are at, anyone who says they are better off is not being honest.
that is the point I was trying to make, thanks for being clear.

“I'm not listening.”

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Since: Feb 10

Ravena, NY

#26 Apr 15, 2012
I'm 3 years older, so probably not.

“I'm not listening.”

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Ravena, NY

#28 Apr 15, 2012
Dung Beetle Bill wrote:
The real question should be, "Is the country better off now than it was three years ago?"
Anyone saying yes is lying, a party toady or genuinely has their head stuck so far in the sand, they should their right to vote revoked.
Yep.

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#29 Apr 15, 2012
In some ways I am and in other ways I'm not.

Just got to take the better with the sweet.
huh

Dallas, TX

#30 Apr 15, 2012
that27th one wrote:
<quoted text>
that is the point I was trying to make, thanks for being clear.
huh

“Denny Crain”

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#31 Apr 15, 2012
I am sick of Obama's $4 a gallon energy policy. Drill baby drill. When Bush left office gas was in the $2 a gallon range. They want gas to be high like Europe so their wind wagons make sense

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#32 Apr 15, 2012
dragoon70056 wrote:
With fuel prices and food prices at the level they are at, anyone who says they are better off is not being honest.
I have an increased salary in the last 14 months, started receiving my bonuses which I havent recieved in 6 years and also was paid for my down time(about two and a half months) which I also havent recieved in 6 yrs. I can honestly say I am better off now than I was three years ago.

“I'm not listening.”

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Ravena, NY

#33 Apr 15, 2012
DaveMC wrote:
<quoted text>I have an increased salary in the last 14 months, started receiving my bonuses which I havent recieved in 6 years and also was paid for my down time(about two and a half months) which I also havent recieved in 6 yrs. I can honestly say I am better off now than I was three years ago.
You're three years older too.. LOL.

“Watch your character”

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Since: Feb 11

It becomes your destiny

#34 Apr 15, 2012
I'm in a different place .... not up or down, lateral.

Since: Jun 09

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#35 Apr 15, 2012
grinder wrote:
<quoted text>
Think about it in more detail...
Obama has no housing expense
- no food expense
- no medical expense
- no cable bill
- no phone bill
- no car and gas expense
- no insurance
- he gets free vacations
..........the list continues
When he "pays taxes" part of that money is used to pay his salary.
Obama talks about paying his fair share as one of the "rich". He says he needs to pay his fair share, but so far he has done nothing to walk that out and pay it.
Obama could, if he wanted, write a check out to live out what his words are. The fact that he does not, tells me the truth behind his words.
Most know that the rich pay 80+% of the bills now. Why would it seem fair to ANYONE that they need to pay more? Imagine going to the food store and you were told you had to pay $9 for milk b/c you had more money while the guy behind you gets it for $3 or another for free, not even having to work for it.
Fair is when everyone pays the same amount.
This is just bizarre. All presidents live in The White House. Your analogy of the milk purchase is simply silly. Where do you shop for groceries?
grinder

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#36 Apr 15, 2012
grinder wrote:
<quoted text>Think about it in more detail...
Obama has no housing expense
- no food expense
- no medical expense
- no cable bill
- no phone bill
- no car and gas expense
- no insurance
- he gets free vacations
..........the list continues
When he "pays taxes" part of that money is used to pay his salary.
Obama talks about paying his fair share as one of the "rich". He says he needs to pay his fair share, but so far he has done nothing to walk that out and pay it.
Obama could, if he wanted, write a check out to live out what his words are. The fact that he does not, tells me the truth behind his words.
Most know that the rich pay 80+% of the bills now. Why would it seem fair to ANYONE that they need to pay more? Imagine going to the food store and you were told you had to pay $9 for milk b/c you had more money while the guy behind you gets it for $3 or another for free, not even having to work for it.
Fair is when everyone pays the same amount.
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>This is just bizarre. All presidents live in The White House. Your analogy of the milk purchase is simply silly. Where do you shop for groceries?
It seems you missed the point.
One poster was trying to support Owebama's 'low' income compared to other rich people. But the government pays all his bills and more and whatever taxes he does pay go, in part, right back to him. He has it easy and always will. He gets the best of the land. He doesn't even use his own Obamacare b/c he gets the BEST healthcare available in the U.S. at absolutely no cost to him.

But then he has the audacity to try and make the country hate wealthy people, saying that it is unfair to everyone that they are rich and enjoy the best. Owebama says that HE is not paying his fair share, but then does nothing to pay it.

Face it, the guy is a #1 jerk and con-artist. He is a charlitan.

The milk has nothing to do with where anyone shops.

All Americans are protected by the same military; all use the Interstate roads, the parks, the various government agencies and departments. Should some people have to pay more for this because they have more money? Do people in homeowner associations pay different amounts based on their wealth or does each person pay the same amount for each home they own?

In our current system, the wealth already pay nearly all the bills and expenses.

Why then is Owebama trying to make them out to be bad people who are being unfair? He shouldn't b/c Obama is the one who is doing America wrong.

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#37 Apr 15, 2012
Oneluckygal wrote:
<quoted text>You're three years older too.. LOL.
Yea but Im like a fine wine...I get better with age :)

“cogito ergo sum!”

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Since: Mar 12

Mountains

#38 Apr 15, 2012
DaveMC wrote:
<quoted text>Yea but Im like a fine wine...I get better with age :)
And with that I will now go to dream...hmmmm.
I'm better now!

“Smokin' Hot'n'Feelin' Groovy”

Level 9

Since: Apr 12

Been There,Done That,Now What?

#39 Apr 16, 2012
Chatty Kathy wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like you have been through a lot. Wishing better years ahead for you!:)hugs!
Hey Thankyou...

“To contract new debts...”

Level 6

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#40 Apr 16, 2012
Stacked wrote:
<quoted text>dude...did you see obama's taxes...he makes less then everyone running
Unfortunately you can't judge character from the size of a persons paycheck. You don't need to make a seven digit annual salary to be a sneaky little rat. It's what he's doing to the average working class American's paychecks that gets to me.

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#41 Apr 16, 2012
Hunglo wrote:
<quoted text>Unfortunately you can't judge character from the size of a persons paycheck. You don't need to make a seven digit annual salary to be a sneaky little rat. It's what he's doing to the average working class American's paychecks that gets to me.
Could you be more specific about what he's done to those working class paychecks?
Fact Check

Tulsa, OK

#42 Apr 16, 2012
Dung Beetle Bill wrote:
The real question should be, "Is the country better off now than it was three years ago?"
Anyone saying yes is lying, a party toady or genuinely has their head stuck so far in the sand, they should their right to vote revoked.
I keep hearing how badly Obama screwed up the economy so I did some comparisons over the last six years...

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National Debt:

Bush raised the National Debt by 25.6% in his last three years

Obama Raise the National Debt by 32.6% in his first three years

Obama grew the debt 7% more than Bush did in a same amount of time

Source: U.S. Treasury Department

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Inflation Rate:

Bush's average Inflation Rate his last three years: 3.3%

Obama's average Inflation Rate his first three years: 1.5%

Source: U.S. Inflation Calculator

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U.S. Gasoline Prices:

Bush's last three years average Gas Prices:$2.922

Obama's first three years average Gas Prices:$2.936

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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Unemployment Rate:

Bush's Last Three Years
Unemployment rate rose from 4.7% to 8.3%-(a 3.6% rise)

Obama's First Three Years
Unemployment rate rose from 8.3% to 8.3%-(a 0.0% rise)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Dow Jones Industrial Average:

Reagan takes office Jan 20th 1981 - DJIA ia a little above: 940

Bush Sr takes office Jan 20th 1989 - DJIA is a little below: 2,300

Clinton takes office Jan 20th 1993 - DJIA is a little below: 3,300

Bush Jr. takes office Jan 20th 2001 - DJIA is a little above: 10,600

Obama takes office Jan 20th 2009 - DJIA is a little below: 8,100

Today April 16th, 2012 - DJIA is a little above: 12,800

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Clinton had the largest DJIA growth during his presidenancy with over 7,300 growth in eight years, but Obama is on pace to break Clinton's record with over 4,700 growth in just 3.5 years.

Bush Jr is the first president in the last 30 years to show a negative DJIA growth during his presidency.

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