In the words of RR "Are you better of today

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    Than 4 years ago?
    4 years ago we had 5% UE
    we had a deficit that was 163 billion
    the DJIA was 14,000

    do we really want 4 more years of this?
    all of the spin in the world cannot change that
     
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    All of the spin in the world cannot change that?

    LOL...sit back and watch them.
     
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    you reckon?
     
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    exactly what magic trick could obama have done that would have fixed the fundamental problems in the economy?

    how do you believe anything would have been different had he not been elected?
     
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    Kiki Cannoli Have you met my shadow?

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    I said the same to my sister in 2007. Her husband hadn't worked in three years. They sold their second car. After many attempts, finally refinanced the mortgage. Gas prices went through the roof and their kitchen table which used to enjoy lamb and wine was then topped with hot dogs and Maccheese. I asked if she was prepared to send her son to fight the wars she supported? I asked if her life was better and would she vote for Bush again. Her reponse was an empathic "YES", blind partisanship swings on both sides of the spectrum.
     
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    You just have to make that assumption. I mean there is no way things could be worse, is there? And yes, there is a bit of sarcasm in my voice. The truth is things could be much worse. We really don't know. However, a good argument can be made that without the stimulus and without bailing out GM and Chrysler, and without a lot of things that have been done, we might actually be in worse shape. The problem is there is no way to prove it one way or the other.

    What I do know is that approximately 90% of those who want to work are currently working, and that includes me. I'm not doing what I want to be doing, but I am working and getting by for the time being. I also am now able to purchase health insurance, something I could not do after I moved from Colorado to Ohio, due to pre-existing conditions, even though I had insurance in Colorado.

    So am I better off now than four years ago? For me personally, it's about a wash. The health insurance thing is a big plus though.
     
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    It is a fundamental as night and day. We have a job creating sector that is dead. The housing sector
    I have no idea what Obama thought he was going to do by throwing away so much tax payers wealth.
    The resolve is to expand other sectors that create jobs thru de-regulation

    Fossil fuel and Nuclear power is all we needed. In time the housing sector returns and we save 2 trillion dollars in debt and would be in a better place
     
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    Kiki the UE rate in 2007 was 4.6%
    So what does that mean?
    Let me add another item to you discussion. in 2007 I could go 200 miles from home and work
    Today it took 778
     
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    fair enough, my brother in law was an executive recruiter projects were already being cjancelled.

    thankfully he has worked steady for one year now.
     
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    nice to go back before bush's crash...

    :thup:
     

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