Are you Better off now than 2 years ago?

Discussion in 'Economy' started by PLYMCO_PILGRIM, Feb 22, 2011.

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Are you better off now with work and finances than 2 years ago

  1. Yes I am better off now than 2 years ago

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    44.1%
  2. No I am worse off now than 2 years ago

    10 vote(s)
    29.4%
  3. Unchanged.

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    5.9%
  4. Unchanged but inflation is starting to impact my budget

    7 vote(s)
    20.6%
  1. PLYMCO_PILGRIM
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    After two years of Obama and a democrat senate plus 1.5 years of a democrat house and and half a year of a republican house are you better off now than you were 2 years ago?


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    So did the stimulus, tarp, bailouts, and health care bill help or hurt you in the end? Take the poll and let us know.
     
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    Yes......my 401k has recovered
     
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    I'm not sure if I'm better off, but I like to think positive.
     
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    Yes. I made more money last year than the previous year and this quarter has already surpassed last year's 1st quarter.

    :thup:
     
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    Might want to get your facts straight.

    The Dems have held Congress since 07'. The GOP has only held the House since Jan of this year. That's a little over one month. We still have Obama screwing up in the White House and a Dem controlled Senate. What would you have the Repugs do?????
     
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    I think that the bailout kept the INSIDERS GAMES going and had the US taxpayer not come to the aid of the richest people in the world, the whole economy might have collapsed.

    But as to the average American?

    We are worse off now than we were and I see nothing on the horizon to suggest that anything Obama or the GOP plans on doing is going to make things better for US.
     
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    So did I but it doesn't go as far as it used to. Everything costs more now.
     
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    In 2009 I was going through a divorce, forclosure, and health problems... So far 2011 is looking GREAT!
     
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    The year is still young.
     
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    Actually, yes I am. I made more last year than I did the previous two years. And I am on track to make double what I did last year. I have a better job, and my checks are double what they were.
    I can also tell you my brother who owns a contraction company is building more houses than he was three years ago.
     
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