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No worries man. We're all for the same cause.
Originally posted by Fromabove
No. And now we await the heavy hand of Obamacare tax soon to befall the entire American populace. That's right, and you either buy it or pay for it either way.
Originally posted by InfiniteConsciousness
Originally posted by IrVulture
I would have to say YES!
I make more money now than I ever have....
Shouldn't you be making more money? I mean, usually that's the trajectory. You get more experience in your profession and you experience upward movement in your pay scale. Yet, I bet that upward movement has (EDIT) NOT been keeping pace with inflationary realities.
EDIT: Wild fluctuation in oil prices due to speculation create such instability in the economy that businesses have no choice but to arbitrarily raise prices of their goods and services due to this instability and uncertainty. Fuel prices fluctuate totally incoherently to the rise and fall of the price of a barrel of oil. Everything across the board experiences a rise in prices and as of the last 25-30 years, the wages of the average middle class American has been completely stagnant when you consider inflation. We are much WORSE off and no end in sight.edit on 3-9-2012 by InfiniteConsciousness because: (no reason given)
Hold on to your hat.
Originally posted by marg6043
So again this is the worst we have been in 32 years of been productive.
Originally posted by seabag
To answer the question of your OP, “Are American’s better off,” I think our awesome statistics tell the story.
I believe I owe you a S&F!
Originally posted by bintim
No I'm not better off. I lost my house, I had to move, I work for half of what I used to make. Obama didn't cause this. Greed and corruption caused this. If I recall correctly our economy went to # before the election. I am an independent, not republican, not democrat. Our whole system is broken and politics damn well won't fix it.
Originally posted by RELDDIR
Here are the stats:
Unemployment: 7.8% then, 8.3% now
Median income: $54,983 then, $50,964 now
Gas prices: $1.85 per gallon then, $3.78 now
National debt: $10.6 trillion then, $15.9 trillion now
Are Americans better off? Obama aides won't say
By BEN FELLER and DAVID ESPO | Associated Press
Originally posted by Nomadmonkey
Why does honest factual numbers scare you guy so much?
Originally posted by MsAphrodite
reply to post by Jeremiah65
You left out the BIG HUGE CORRUPT government and their ENORMOUS role in this situation. I noticed that you left them out.
Do more research into how government policies affected what the corporations and banks did as a result. Your answer is too one sided. I don't think you really see the big picture.