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    Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama

    Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama - Bloomberg

    By a 44 percent to 34 percent margin, Americans say they believe they are worse off than when President Barack Obama took office in early 2009, when the U.S. was in the depths of a recession compounded by the September 2008 financial crisis and the economy was losing as many as 820,000 jobs a month.

    ...fewer than 1 in 10 people expecting unemployment to return to pre-recession levels within the next two years...

    The Bloomberg poll shows 66 percent of Americans think the U.S. is going in the wrong direction now.

    As the public grasps for solutions, the Republican Party is breaking through in the message war on the budget and economy. A majority of Americans say job growth would best be revived with prescriptions favored by the party: cuts in government spending and taxes, the Bloomberg Poll shows. Even 40 percent of Democrats share that view.

    Though Americans rate unemployment and the economy as a greater concern than the deficit and government spending, the issues are now closely connected. Sixty-five percent of respondents say they believe the size of the federal deficit is ďa major reasonĒ the jobless rate hasnít dropped significantly.


    your thoughts???

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    Re: Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama

    in 1980, it was "are you better off than you were four years ago?"

    in 2012, it's gonna be "can you AFFORD four more years?"

    can AMERICA afford four more?

    seeya at the polls, progressives

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    Re: Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama

    Man, this is shaping up to be very bad for liberal progressives.....


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    Re: Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Man, this is shaping up to be very bad for liberal progressives.....


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    Re: Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama

    And this is OBama's fault how?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    And this is OBama's fault how?
    So Obama has no culpability for anything? Is it still Bush?
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    Re: Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    So Obama has no culpability for anything? Is it still Bush?
    I realize it's hard to keep striaght everyone's separate opinions, but I don't believe any president is responsible for the economy. I don't believe government can control it at all. Whatever they do is largely to help limit the harm or help the recovery, but both largely have minimal effect.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I realize it's hard to keep striaght everyone's separate opinions, but I don't believe any president is responsible for the economy. I don't believe government can control it at all. Whatever they do is largely to help limit the harm or help the recovery, but both largely have minimal effect.
    I absolutely disagree that the government cannot significantly help or hinder the economy.
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