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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:12 PM

The question is NOT "Are you better off than you were 4 yrs ago?" but ---->



"Back in the summer of 2000, America's biggest problems were what to do with the surplus and how to punish Clinton for Monica.

Then Bush stole power and reversed America's course."


from http://www.bartcop.com/2912.htm





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Reply The question is NOT "Are you better off than you were 4 yrs ago?" but ----> (Original post)
napkinz Aug 2012 OP
napkinz Aug 2012 #1
yellerpup Aug 2012 #4
99Forever Aug 2012 #2
badtoworse Aug 2012 #3
napkinz Aug 2012 #7
gollygee Aug 2012 #5
freshwest Aug 2012 #6
bvar22 Aug 2012 #8
napkinz Aug 2012 #9
MrSlayer Aug 2012 #10
napkinz Aug 2012 #11

Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:17 PM

1. and think about this ...






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Response to napkinz (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:26 PM

4. I love this!

After a 20 year freelance career, in 1998 Mr. Pup got a fat sign-on bonus when he landed his first 'real' job at a corporation. Now, his company has clawed back the overtime and doubled what we pay for health insurance. The Republicans, according to Grover Norquist, only need a robo-signer and not a participant in government to achieve their aims. They don't need anything more sophisticated than a sock puppet. I'm most worried about vote-counting in down-slate races.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:18 PM

2. For some of us..

.. it's not one or the other, it's both. For me and mine, the answer to both questions is the same.

Oh, and btw, "The Bush Tax Cuts" could have been ended.

Might I suggest that this meme will self-destruct rather quickly?

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:25 PM

3. The Bush Tax Cuts expired in 2010. Obama signed off on the extension

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Response to badtoworse (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:40 PM

7. The point is, "we" tried it the Republican way for a decade, it failed.

Lowering taxes for the top 1% got us what?

Two recessions and the mess we're now pulling ourselves out of, slowly.



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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:29 PM

5. I'm much better off than I was four years ago

I had mixed feelings about bailing out the auto companies, but I think that is what has made Michigan so much better the past few years.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:32 PM

6. I'm not as well off financially, but less hassles and more sanity. But then, I live in a blue state.

If it goes red, I expect the torture to return.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:26 PM

8. The REAL question is:

"Are you better off than you were 40 years ago,
before the Reagan Tax Cuts, "Free Trade", Union Busting, De-Regulation of Corporations, and "Too Big to Fail"?"





You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their rhetoric, promises, or excuses.
Solidarity99!
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Response to bvar22 (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:36 PM

9. Reagan took office in 1981, right?

So it would be "Are you better off than you were 30 years ago?"

(It was the Reagan policies of the 1980s that brought us to this point.)



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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:47 PM

10. I had my best financial years ever in the 2000's

 

While the Bush cuts were in place. On the other hand, I've had my worst years ever over the last three also with the Bush cuts in effect. This year is the worst year I've ever had, haven't worked a single day and it's already August.

So my answer to that question is, I was but I'm not anymore.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Sun Aug 5, 2012, 03:28 PM

11. Romney is a BUSH SEQUEL






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