Are We Better off Today than 4 years ago?

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    I pretty much agree with this. I know it's Axelrod but it is still pretty much on the mark. Chris Wallace asked him if we are better off today than 4 years ago.

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    Keep applauding.:lol:

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    You left out the statistics Wallace threw out:

    Video: Axelrod dodges the “better off four years ago” question; Update: Video fixed « Hot Air

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was also asked this question..

    Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley Admits: No, We’re Not Better Off Than We Were 4 Years Ago | Video | TheBlaze.com

    Thanks Gov.. That's all we needed to know. :thup:.
     
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    The only asshats with their head in the sand is the GOP.
     
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    Gas was under a dollar when Dubya took office and during his tenure reached over 4 bucks a gallon, the only reason gas prices lowered was the fact that the great recession was in full affect.
     
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    Short answer is No. People aren't better off today than they were four years ago. obama's answer is that even if you aren't better off, it's not his fault.
     
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    You agree with Axelrod when he says we were losing 800k jobs a month?

    Where you an infant in 2009?

    We had ONE MONTH were the job loss was over 750k......we DID NOT HAVE MONTHS of 800k job losses.
     
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    Better off. And getting even better. No thanks to the GOP.
     
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    Are you worse off because Obama was elected and he didn't help you out, as you are too lazy for work, and require the government to make things better for you?

    Or you are entitled to the government helping make it better for you every four years all the while whining that the particular government in power hasn't made it better for you?

    Why does this question contradict the intent of the question? I thought the right did it all on their own, from nothing, did I miss a qualification or footnote? ;)

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    The consumers of government services will always be better off when they are in chains.
     

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