Dems: We are better off than four years ago

Sep 3, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Albany Times Union

Expect to hear variations on this theme all week: things are better than they were four years ago, and will get better.

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Miss Piggy

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Of course they are, they now all get food stamps, those who had jobs get 2 years of unemployment, and the rest got a raise in their welfare checks.
Obama's the man!
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You Republicans REALLY think that women are stupid, don't you?

First of all, there's the FACT that 2 in 3 women vote for Obama. But we already know that Republicans prefer "guessing" (= their own ideology) to facts, so let's leave that aside for a moment.

Secondly and most importantly, Obama turned an economy where we lost 9 million jobs (mostly BEFORE his policies could take place) into an economy that already added 4.5 million new private sector jobs in only 2.5 years.

At the same time, he fought hard to extend unemployment benefits (which the GOP rejected ... they only accepted to pass them IF Obama would .. extend the additional Bush tax cuts for millionaires).

He signed the Lilly Ledbetter law (on his first day in office) making it easier for women to get equal pay for equal work.

His HCR gives MILLIONS of women FINALLY health insurance and as a consequence HC. So women will no longer have to chose between their own life and their home or the college education for their kids.

His student loan reform gives 12 million more kids access to college (knowing that a college degree is THE best pathway into the middle class). If you know that in general, women earn less an hour for the same work than men, women needed this kind of reform even more than men.

And let's not forget our LGTB women, who now FINALLY have the right to serve in the military without having to lie about their own families.

Whereas Obama SYSTEMATICALLY opposed the idea of intervening in women's private life by imposing the vision on women of ONE religion on ALL Americans using the force of the law. NO government intrusion in our bedrooms.

And then, on a different level, there's the fact that for a long time he lived what MOST American middle class families have to go through: trying to combine having kids with being TWO partners that have a full-time job, something Romney obviously knows NOTHING about (even when he likes to become lyrical about the "dignity of work" when he wants to use the government to force staying home mums to go working outdoors).

In short, you REALLY don't have to be very smart to understand why women prefer Obama to Romney. And no, it's NOT just about the haircut ...
Amused Slew

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According to these goat-diddlers, liberals fault wealthy folks for our supposed lack of achievement and constantly lament about how bad we have it, but are too lazy, irresponsible and hopelessly dependent on the government to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and do what’s necessary to succeed and carry our own weight. But, is this really true?

Indeed, it is not, and here’s why:

First of all, the blue states carry the red ones financially, meaning that the states that habitually vote for the GOP (Greedy Old Pigs) make less in tax revenues than they need to fund their state-run programs and have to take from the self-sustaining Democratic “blue” states to compensate for the shortfall. So, haters, how does all that suckling from the government’s teat taste?

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More plagiarized slewpidity with no numbers, or statistics or references to back up the outrageous claims.
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No numbers, REALLY ???CHECK YOUR GLASSES PERVERT !!! ou Republicans REALLY think that women are stupid, don't you?

First of all, there's the FACT that 2 in 3 women vote for Obama. But we already know that Republicans prefer "guessing" (= their own ideology) to facts, so let's leave that aside for a moment.

Secondly and most importantly, Obama turned an economy where we lost 9 million jobs (mostly BEFORE his policies could take place) into an economy that already added 4.5 million new private sector jobs in only 2.5 years.

At the same time, he fought hard to extend unemployment benefits (which the GOP rejected ... they only accepted to pass them IF Obama would .. extend the additional Bush tax cuts for millionaires).

He signed the Lilly Ledbetter law (on his first day in office) making it easier for women to get equal pay for equal work.

His HCR gives MILLIONS of women FINALLY health insurance and as a consequence HC. So women will no longer have to chose between their own life and their home or the college education for their kids.

His student loan reform gives 12 million more kids access to college (knowing that a college degree is THE best pathway into the middle class). If you know that in general, women earn less an hour for the same work than men, women needed this kind of reform even more than men.

And let's not forget our LGTB women, who now FINALLY have the right to serve in the military without having to lie about their own families.

Whereas Obama SYSTEMATICALLY opposed the idea of intervening in women's private life by imposing the vision on women of ONE religion on ALL Americans using the force of the law. NO government intrusion in our bedrooms.

And then, on a different level, there's the fact that for a long time he lived what MOST American middle class families have to go through: trying to combine having kids with being TWO partners that have a full-time job, something Romney obviously knows NOTHING about (even when he likes to become lyrical about the "dignity of work" when he wants to use the government to force staying home mums to go working outdoors).

In short, you REALLY don't have to be very smart to understand why women prefer Obama to Romney. And no, it's NOT just about the haircut ...
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According to Canada Free Press, Michelle Obama has more paid assistants than any First Lady in U.S. history. The total combined salaries of her 26 assistants is $1,750,000 per year paid for by tax payers. That does not include the cost of the lavish benefits package each one also receives.

When compared to past First Ladies, Michelle Obama is so far out of the norm it’s actually stunning.

Hillary Clinton = 3 assistants

Laura Bush = 1 assistant

Jackie Kennedy = 1 assistant

Michelle Obama = 26 assistants

It sounds like Michelle is doing a hell of a lot behind the scenes that we don’t know about to need that many assistants. Congress should look into this and find out what she’s up to.

I know, I know, I’m racist for bringing this up. So be it.

These are the people promising Idiots to save
Tax payers money? 16 Trillion,No Sh*t...
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If you didn't have any financial interest on the Stock Market you wouldn't know how much better we are than we were 4 years ago.

Nobody expected in 2007 when lay-offs started booming that the entire economy was priming itself to totally collapse.

Then there was the run on Banks and foreclosures began to mount as the real estate market froze solid.

We are much better off now than right before the Bush tsunami
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What do you expect of a slave-holder.
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cantmakeitup wrote:
More plagiarized slewpidity with no numbers, or statistics or references to back up the outrageous claims.
Are you talking about piggy?
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Eric Gustafson wrote:
If you didn't have any financial interest on the Stock Market you wouldn't know how much better we are than we were 4 years ago.
Nobody expected in 2007 when lay-offs started booming that the entire economy was priming itself to totally collapse.
Then there was the run on Banks and foreclosures began to mount as the real estate market froze solid.
We are much better off now than right before the Bush tsunami
Im better off.

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Banks are still closing, foreclosures are still rampant, jobs are vanishing daily or being exported to Asia, retirement funds are stagnant or worse, small business loans are almost impossible to obtain, illegal aliens are still flooding across the southern border, thugs and gang bangers are taking over the inner cities and bleeding in to the suburbs, our civil rights are being picked away at daily, we are still dependent on oil from despots and savage dictators, Guantanamo is still in business, we are still at war in the middle east. And as usual, we are still faced with a choice between Beelzebub and Lucifer in November. Yeah, things are just ducky.

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We are? ROTFLMAO

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Eric Gustafson wrote:
If you didn't have any financial interest on the Stock Market you wouldn't know how much better we are than we were 4 years ago.
Nobody expected in 2007 when lay-offs started booming that the entire economy was priming itself to totally collapse.
Then there was the run on Banks and foreclosures began to mount as the real estate market froze solid.
We are much better off now than right before the Bush tsunami
Attention eric gust-o-sht!!! You forgot to note the fact that chumps like you made democRats a congressional majority in 2006...Take responsibility you pathetic moron...After 6 years of marxist democRats this country is a disaster and it's time to quit humoring the self-serving man-child b. h. obama because b. h. obama is to business, jobs and prosperity what a drunk farting gasbag is to fine dining.

Romney/Ryan 2012...

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Sherman, set the WayBack Machine to the 2008 Democratic National Convention - Invesco Stadium, Denver…that way we can see exactly how America got into in the pathetic shape it is today…

Schedule of Events

7:00 pm OPENING FLAG BURNING
7:15 pm PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED NATIONS
7:20 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST
7:25 pm NONRELIGIOUS PRAYER, IDOL WORSHIP & RACE BAITING - The "Reverends" Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Jeremiah Wright
7:45 pm CEREMONIAL TREE HUGGING - Darryl Hannah
7:55 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST
8:00 pm HOW I INVENTED THE INTERNET - Al Gore
8:07 pm USING GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRATS & CARBON REDUCTION CREDITS TO EXTORT MONEY FROM AMERICAN CORPORATIONS - Al Gore
8:12 pm THE NEW FRONTIER: RUNNING YOUR OWN SHAMWOW FRANCHISE - Al Gore
8:15 pm GAY WEDDING PLANNING - Rosie O'Donnell
8:25 pm UFO's ... DO THEY CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL WARMING?- Dennis Kucinich
8:35 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST
8:40 pm OUR TROOPS ARE WAR CRIMINALS - John Kerry
8:45 pm GROWING A $2 BILLION URBAN PROJECT INTO A $23 BILLION TAXPAYER LIABILITY - OUR STEWARDSHIP OF THE BIG DIG - Ted Kennedy & John Kerry
8:50 pm "IF JOHN MCCAIN IS ELECTED, I WILL LEAVE THE UNITED STATES" - Alec Baldwin
9.00 pm MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SADDAM, HIS SONS, INSURGENTS et al - Cindy Sheehan and Susan Sarandon
9:15 WE’RE NOT MILITARY STRATEGISTS, ECONOMISTS, ELECTED LEADERS OR CONCERNED CITIZENS: WE JUST PLAY THESE ROLES AT DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISERS: Matt Damon, Paris Hilton, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Maine
9:30 pm DRIVER"S LICENSES, COLLEGE TUITION AND SANCTUARY FOR CRIMINAL ALIENS Patrick Leahy, Charles Schumer, Hillary Clinton
10:00 pm "CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? WE'RE AVAILABLE TO SPEAK!" - Gloria Steinem, Geraldine Ferraro, Al Gore, Michael Dukakis
10:30 pm CAREER ADVANCEMENT THROUGH CONGENITAL LIES, SELF-SERVING DECEIT, GENDER- BAITING, AND CONSPIRACY THEORY - Hillary Clinton
11:00 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST
11:05 pm COLLECTION FOR THE OSAMA BIN LADEN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT FUND - Barbara Streisand
11:15 pm FREE THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS FROM GUANTANAMO BAY - Sean Penn
11:30 pm OVAL OFFICE AFFAIRS - William Jefferson Clinton
11:45 pm Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST
11:50 pm HOW GEORGE BUSH BROUGHT DOWN THE WORLD TRADE TOWERS - Howard Dean & Dennis Kucinich
12:15 am TRUTH IN BROADCASTING AWARD - Presented to Dan Rather by Michael Moore
12:25 am Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST
12:30 am SATELLITE ADDRESS - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
12:45 am NOMINATION OF BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA - Nancy Pelosi
12:52 am "THE AMERICAN HEARTLAND: CLINGING TO GUNS & RELIGION" - Barack Obama
1:00 am "HOW TO BE THE TOP RECIPIENT OF 6-FIGURE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM FREDDIE MAC & FANNIE MAE LOBBYISTS" Barack Obama, John Kerry & Barney Frank
1:15 am Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST To Obama
1:30 am Ted Kennedy PROPOSES A TOAST To Hillary Clinton
1:35 am Bill Clinton insists Ted Kennedy drive Hillary home…
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the democrats who had their pockets lined by obama sure they are
Miss Piggy

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redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>Im better off.
Ya, you got your free pony, now get your GED.(that would be I'm) LOL
And, that's Miss Piggy to you!

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No point getting upset. We are better off, our country is better off. In spite of the republicans.
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Snake Dr wrote:
No point getting upset. We are better off, our country is better off. In spite of the republicans.
Of course you think you are, you're a partisan. Party affiliation first, every thing else takes a back seat.
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Miss Piggy wrote:
<quoted text>Ya, you got your free pony, now get your GED.(that would be I'm) LOL
And, that's Miss Piggy to you!
That's a real cheap shot
there Porky,you must really disappointed that people are better off
than four years ago,it's just another republican talking point
that has backfired again,maybe the republicans should change their
mascot from an elephant to a Coyote! as in roadrunner and coyota!
hahahaha Beep,Beep BOOM!
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"Dems: We are better off than four years ago"

Obama and his friends are. How many vacations has Obama taken since being in office? How much golf? I am sure he has the largest carbon footprint of all time.

The Dems that voted for him are very dim.

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