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Are You Better off Than You Were Four Years Ago?

The answer to this varies, but we're asking you to think about how the answer applies to you directly.

The 2012 election is the first Tuesday of November and we're into the final campaign stretch. With the Republican National Convention set to start in Tampa today, or when Isaac lets it, and the Democratic National Convention to follow in North Carolina, things are about to get really intense. The big question being asked is, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?"

The answer to this depends on who you are or who you listen to. Those supporting the Democratic ticket are trying everything to let you know you really are better off than you were when former President George Bush was in office. Conversely, if you listen to anyone hoping to change presidents in November, you're being told just how bad off you are now, almost four years later.

But you really know.

So our question is, ignoring all the chatter on both sides of this issue, do you believe that you are better off now than you were four years ago?  Also, is this answer based strictly on economic conditions or does personal happiness come into play as well? And finally, how big an influence does the answer to this question play in how you will vote in November?

Karsten Torch September 14, 2012 at 09:22 PM
I have no idea what you people are talking about here. I made the invite to befriend me on facebook so that I could invite to some political blogs I regularly visit. Do. Don't. Don't really care. But there's a lot of liberals out there, a lot that I've been talking to for many years. It's a good, even mix. Somebody else posted the paraplegic twister, and I stole it. Is there a point made by putting it out here? And what are you guys talking about with "prank"? Or violation? How could it be either. Again, I'm not afraid to put out here who I am, like some others. And then we talk about trolls and hackers? Are you kidding me? Holy crap, get over yourselves. And feel free to grow a pair and put your real name out here. Or don't. But don't feel like I need to read your crap if you're too scared to step up....
Karsten Torch September 14, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Oooh, like that one...Get em, Mike....
Karsten Torch September 14, 2012 at 09:24 PM
How is stealing money from one group of people good for your conscience?
PaulRevere September 15, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Better Off? It"s 4 years FROM NOW! That is the question. The current Obama policies will: 1) Create $5 per Gal Gasoline. 2) 9% Unemployment. (Go ahead Google "Projected unemployment") 3) GM filing another Bankruptcy. 4) Another USA credit downgrade. (that will cause rise in Interest rates) 5) Credit downgrade will make Home prices decline again--All homes will have lower values in 4 years. 6) Your employer will be paying way more for your Health insurance (Your job is in jeopardy) (employers will need to choose the best employees) 7) Prices of everything you buy will go up. (That's Inflation) 8) Anyone earning more than $75,000 per year will be paying higher taxes because once Obama gets re-elected, HE WILL SAY THAT HE NEEDS MORE PEOPLE TO SUPPORT TAX INCREASES> So People who voted for Obama in 2008 and do not see he is begging to forgive him for not getting us on track , will be falling for all the above traps. He is NOT running on a job well done. He is running as a PARTY CANDIDATE. Obama is campaigning all over again, as if he never had a chance to prove what he has done. Pity those of you who vote "democratic" just because of the party, while risking your future for the last time. America is literally burning in the middle east. That , people is something to ponder. IT's NOT THE---"BRITISH ARE COMING" this time around. Go figure who is coming?!!!! IN 4 YEARS
Just plain fair September 15, 2012 at 04:27 PM
You have a good break down here but what will happen in the next 4 years if Rommey take office.

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