Financially, are you better than you were 4 years ago?

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Are you better off financially than you were 4 years ago?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Avatar4321
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    Avatar4321 Diamond Member Gold Supporting Member

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    It's anonymous so protect people's privacies. I prefer the public polls, but i dont want people sharing all their personal information on a messageboard.
     
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    I am:)
     
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    Very much so
     
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    Not only no but H*LL NO!!

    Not only have we not taken a pay check for the last two years, we have spent our life savings and cashed in my husband's IRA just to make payroll.
     
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    Yep, healthy raises and bonuses came back in 2009, thank goodness. 401K is almost back to where it was. Changed to a credit union and get a much better return on savings and checking.
     
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    Why is this in politics?
     
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    Much better off. My 401K, which I depend on, is back to the pre-recession levels, with several of my holdings doing better than I could have expected.
     
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    Isn't this the very question the right has asked us to ask when voting in this election?
     
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    Yes I am. But not because of, or in spite of, a single damn thing that happened in washington. Obama could no more cause my success than Bush could to impede it. I am better financially because of choices that I personally made. Not because of any legislation, executive order, or bailout.

    So what does this have to do with politics? If you think that financial well being is generated from, or taken away from you, by washington then you're just shifting blame.
     
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    No I'm not better of but worse off......the woman can't find work and we don't collect govt handouts which the govt can't even pay for without borrowing.

    I'm not "blaming" anyone in particular but I feel I know why the economy sucks still, the policies meant to improve it didn't work as well as people assumed...they actually didn't do anything different than they have in the other countries that tried it and had it fail.
     

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