Are you better off than you were 4 years ago? Even democrats admit the disaster

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Grandluxe, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. US voters asked 'are you better off than 4 years ago?'
    By Andrew Beatty | AFP – 4 hrs ago

    'Are you better off?': No, gaffes Democrat senator as Obama heads to DNC with 23 million Americans unemployed, a shrinking middle class and a $16 trillion debt

    President Barack Obama begins the Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on the defensive as his aides struggle to answer the question that Ronald Reagan posed in 1980: ‘Are you better off now than you were four years ago?’

    On Sunday, Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland, a top Obama ally, responded on CBS: ‘No, but that’s not the question of this election. Without a doubt, we are not as well-off as we were before George Bush brought us the Bush job losses.’

    David Plouffe, a senior Obama adviser, repeatedly refused to answer, responding on ABC News: ‘I think the American people understand that we got into a terrible economic situation, a recession - the Great Depression is the only one the country has ever seen like it.’

    When host George Stephanopoulos told him, ‘You still can't say yes,’ he dodged: ‘Well, we clearly improved, George, from the depth of the recession. We were losing 800,000 jobs a month. We're now gaining them.’

    On Fox News, David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist, also declined to answer, saying: ‘Here's what I can say…We are in a better position than we were in the economy in the sense that when the president took office, we were losing 800,000 jobs a month, and the quarter before he took office was the worst since the Great Depression.

    ‘We are [now] in a different place: 29 straight months of job growth and private sector jobs. Are we where we need to be? No.’

    and so the crux of the matter finally reveals itself.
    No I am definitely not better off and neither are the majority of the American people.
  2. The country as a whole is better off and thats what the dems have started to argue

    Before Obama was in office we were losing 800,000 jobs per month,now we have job growth every month

    Before Obama was in office Bin Laden was a wanted man plotting attacks against America ,now he's a dead man

    Before Obama was in office we were in Iraq,today we are no longer in Iraq

    Before Obama was in office the DOW was around 8,000,today its at 13,000

    Before Obama was in office Health Insurance companies could deny coverage due to pre existing conditions,drop you when you get sick,young adults couldn't stay on their parents insurance until they were 26,no costs for many preventive procedures,insurance companies didn't have to spend 80 % of their premiums on patient care

    Before Obama was in office GM was almost out of buisness

    Before Obama was in office wall street was a mess,today it is stable with new regulations to help prevent another meltdown

    Before Obama was in office homosexuals couldn't openly serve in the military

    Those are a few things that are better now then 4 years ago.If dems remind voters of that they will be fine
  3. Wallet


    Well Now we know the main talking points for the convention starting today, one of ET's DNC shills has spoken.
  4. of course we are.
  5. Is that why democrat leaders squirm when they hear this question?:eek:
  6. who knows but you would have to be senile to forget how things were just 4 years ago.
  7. For the average American the answer is no. Your home, if you've managed to keep it, it worth far less than it was four years ago. Your job, if you've managed to keep it, continues to pay a wage that does not keep up with inflation. Your future is still filled with fear and uncertainty. Your government has failed you once again.
    Now on the other hand, those that caused all this are doing just marvelously darling, just marvelously. Helps to have a friend in the white house who turns a blind eye and a deaf ear to all your crimes. Birds of a feather, don't ya' know. And if you're a guy who likes to suck cock the past four years have been just fabulous.
  8. come on. think a little bit. homes are worth more than 4 years ago. i am trying to buy a home in ft meyers florida right now. prices there are up 25% in the last 2 years.
    if you were to say houses are worth less than 6 years ago you would be correct but of course that would mean they tanked under a republican administration so you cant go there.

  9. My home has gone down in value every year Obama has been President.

    You must not own any real estate whatsoever.
  10. Obamic logic at its finest, where worse off is better off!

    Which must be why:

    In 2011, the nation’s middle class income bracket held 51% of households, down from 61% in the 1970s, according to this report released today by the Pew Research Center. Over the same period, both the upper and lower income brackets have grown. Pew notes that while middle class incomes fell over the 2000s decade, the bigger hit was falling home and asset values. The median middle class income fell 5% over the decade, but total wealth — assets minus debt — fell 28%.

    The recession has left many middle class families feeling more pessimistic about their future — only 23% said say they were very confident that they would have enough income and assets to last throughout retirement — and even eroded their faith in hard work. About two thirds middle class people believed most people who want to get ahead can do so if they work hard, down from 74% in a 1999 survey.
    #10     Sep 4, 2012