Are things better than 4 years ago? You Betcha!

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    Remember the dark days of start the Bush Depression?
    Remember how people were worried they were gonna lose EVERYTHING?
    There was talk of bank closings. Panic on Wall Street.
    700,000 jobs lost in the month prior to Obama taking office.
    People were freaking the hell out!

    Look at today.
    Complaints that the markets haven't recovered FAST enough yet.

    I'd say, considering where BushCo left us, we're not doing so bad.
    God knows, if "the fundamentals of our economy are sound" old man McCain would have gotten in there, who KNOWS where we'd be today. Probably waiting in a bread line.
     
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    A hell of a lot better than 4 years ago. Now there's less than a year left in Barry's only term. Hallelujah!!!
     
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    Is a bigger hole better?

    I guess its all a matter of perception and who you talk to.


     
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    Credit downgrade? You betcha!

    Annual trillion dollar deficits are now a yawn? You betcha!

    Record debt, deficits, poverty, foreclosures and unemployment (which ironically enough stimulates the economy - go figure) You betcha!

    Obama historic Fuck up? You betcha!
     
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    Interesting.... because the Economists who predicted the meltdown.... they disagree with your assessment that things are better. In fact, they are warning that we have worse yet to come. And it has jack shit to do with our politicians.... it's just economics.
     
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    ...and the economics of this country today are driven by spending, borrowing, spending, borrowing, spending....BOTH of which are being exponentially increased by Barack Obama and the goons he has appointed to high paying positions (Czars, no less)

    This country is being raped by Barack Hussein Obama and his loyal liberals.

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    Anyone that thinks we are better off under the "leadership" of BHO is a blithering IDIOT!
     
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    Bingo.
     
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    Things are not better yet. There are still more unemployed than when the President took office. Some partisan hacks would have you believe Obama is to blame for all 6 or 7 million people who lost their jobs, retroactively applying some weird time travel culpability beam. Or something.

    But the fact remains there are something like 1.8 million more people unemployed than when he took office. And until the economy is back on track and everyone is back to work, no one can say things are better to those people's faces.

    We also have a whole new entitlement program which is going to bankrupt not only the federal government, but also all 50 state governments. Forget about just taxing the rich more, we are going to have to tax your wife and children and your fricking dog and pet goldfish to pay for ObamaCare.

    And then there was that whole State invading the Church thing. A real fuckup, that was.

    The stock market is certainly better off than when Obama took office. It is much, much, higher. So the rich are still getting richer. Good for them.

    On the foreign policy front, the war in Iraq is pretty much wound down. That's better.

    Things in Afghanistan haven't changed much.

    Osama bin Laden is dead. And no matter what my fellow right wing hacks have to say about, all glory to Obama for that one.

    I also believe Obama is following a very careful roadmap to some kind of military action against Iran. Whether or not that is his actual plan, he is taking exactly the right steps toward that end. I have no doubt if a Republican were in the White House he would be doing exactly the same thing, and no one on the right would raise even the slightest bitchy little peep of disagreement over this current course of action. All the i's are being dotted and all the t's are being crossed. The United States of America has learned a thing or two from the last two conflicts and is now making all the right moves about Iran.

    And I believe Iran knows this and will eventually make concessions because of it, making war unneccessary.

    So all in all, I think Obama is a pretty good foreign policy President, but a really shitty domestic policy President.


    See, when Ronald Reagan asked, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" there were no gray areas. We were clearly worse off. And that is why he won in a landslide.

    Then, four years later, when he asked again, we were clearly better off. There was a stark contrast between Then and Now. And so he won in an even bigger landslide.

    Well, Obama won because Bush completely fucked us in the ass. We were clearly worse off, and anyone with an R after their name had no chance of winning the Big Chair.

    But we are not clearly better off now. The stark contrast just isn't there. And Obama is lucky the pain of ObamaCare has not yet hit us, or he'd be asking the mountains to fall on him and protect him.
     
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    Things are looking eeerily similar to the Summer of 2008 right now to me.
    By end of the summer?
     
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    Fair assessment. As far as ObamaCare? Why do you think it was designed not to hit until after the 2012 election?
     

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