How many here are better off than they were 10 years ago?

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    Because Obama and Hillary and all the rest of the lefties insist we're doing worse.

    I'm much better.
     
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    Well, financially, yes, but...I am 10 years older!!!!
     
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    Life isn't about us, it is, hopefully, about we.

    (Sorry that sounds like a hallmark card.)
     
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    Thankfully policy for the most part doesn't rely on one anecdote.
     
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    Worse or better in what way?
     
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    85% of us know we are better off now than 10 years ago....

    the A group......half of us will truthfully admit to that fact with no problem.....

    the B group?......some of the others will reluctantly admit it too....

    the C group...... the 15%....honestly will say they are not ...for various reasons....usually because of nothing the government has direct control over
    sickness, lost job, car accident, etc....

    Its the B group thats screwy....
    They know they are better off but believe in their heart of hearts that their neighbors aren't doing so well....
    They have no real, first hand reason to believe this....but feel it MUST be true....
    WHY? Because thats what their political party has told them...
    Because thats what their lying newspaper has told them.....
    Because thats what their lying liberal blogs have told them....

    Guess they think they are just lucky.....
     
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    people who are reluctant to admit they're "doing better" are only feeling guilty.
    that's not so screwy, really...


    fwiw, ten years ago i was in my thirties and now i'm in my forties...

    :eusa_think:
     
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    You are incorrect in regard to your C grouping. The government IS responsible for job loss due to sickness, accident or whatever. WTF are we paying into these social programs for if they don't pay out when you need them?

    Kind of interesting how it works. If you can't work, you can't collect unemployment. If you aren't permanently disabled, you can't collect social security. If your company gets wind that you need an operation and fires you for some unrelated reason as soon as they can, you're fucked. Kiss those savings goodbye.

    And yeah, that kind of government bureaucratc bullshit is the responsibility of the government and regardless what anyone else did, the current President has done little to nothing to address it.

    But I suppose that's all my wife's fault because two discs completely degenerated and she needed a spinal fusion.:rolleyes:
     
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    I'm doing better and having more fun. Just had to realize I can't do everything I used to do ten years ago. What's the song say, "I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once, as I ever was."
     
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    If the economy continues to slide, we will be in deep dodo within two years. Gasoline prices through the roof, the housing market is near dead, food inflation sky rocketing...so I need to go on?
     

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