are you better off than you were two years ago ?

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    it's too bad that, the republican senators voted down unbuck extension. at some point someone has to be realistic about finance. the democrat congress wasted the money on "the sex life of a college freshman girl" and seven mil for hillary's pollster. we can't stay an uncontolled frivolous spending indefinately. your hard earned tax money isn't monopoly money. so it's time to start asking "are you better off than you were two years ago? as promised? pood pa nub.
     
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    Maybe we should pull the plug on the two military escapades we got going and use that money to help Americans here at home who find themselves unemployed and without prospect.
     
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    Your post is rambling nonsense, but I will answer anyway.

    Two years ago, June 2008

    Stock market and housing market was in a collapse. I lost 33% of my 401K and my house lost 20% in value. My 21 yr old son was cancelled from my health insurance plan and had to go on the private market to spend too much money on a plan that pays very little.

    Today, June 2010

    The Stock Market has recovered much of what it lost and my 401K is almost back to where it was two years ago. My house is still below value but has regained 5-10% of its loss.
    With the passing of healthcare, I can now put my son back onto my healthcare plan and he can have full coverage again.


    So, the answer in my situation is that I am better off than I was two years ago
     
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    I'm in pretty much the same position, but my neighbors are hurting. My nephew, who is in his 30's, is living with my brother again and there is no game plan for him moving out -- because the only job he could find pays minimum wage. My across the street neighbor, who relies entirely on meals on wheels for her food, is now getting only 4 out of 7 days' worth. My next door neighbor, who almost certainly has a broken foot, is delaying treatment until she can locate a cut rate medical provider, because she cannot pay full price in cash.

    All in all, I don't see the recovery taking hold among people whose lives touch mine.

     
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    Health wise, YES, financial wise, NO.

    That is all..............:tongue:
     
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    Tell your dear leader...

    Aparently, we ain't getting out for a long time...
     
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    the gulf spill is our Dust bowl.

    You can thank Cheney for his energy policy along with Bush fro crashing the world economy and giving us two failed wars.
     
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    BUSHWHACKED!!

    Thread over. :lol:
     
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    about your nephew, under those conditions he would certainly qualify for pell grants and be able to go to a state college for free.
     

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