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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Real estate has put me where I am today financially speaking, I have lost lately but all my working life I bought homes and rented them out and during the boom I fixed up and flipped two houses. My wages have never been that great, I owe it all to real estate and it will come back in time.
    I don't think you will see a boom like what happened. IMHO I think the next boom will be in energy.

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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I don't think you will see a boom like what happened. IMHO I think the next boom will be in energy.
    Boy do I hope you are right about the Energy Boom.

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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    clearly I am better off than 3 years ago. Stock market was crashing, companies laying folks off in droves, including mine. I have more job security today, the stock market has been up 3 years in a row and I am making money there.

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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    I'm doing pretty good. I would say that my doing better is a direct result of how the economy has been. Now I have my job thanks in part to manufacturing picking up. People who have worked where I work for 6 years+ say this is the busiest its been in a long time, and despite the setbacks of the tsunamis of last year, things are good.

    Three years ago I was hmm...I was losing my car, kicked out of my apartment, lost my girlfriend after I found out she was pregnant and after being gone from my parents since I was 18, moved back in with them at age of 24 while I regrouped. Now I am married, have a house, a car, 2 dogs, a cat, a bunch of wicked guns and fishing poles, got a bunch of comic books, etc and best of all my beautiful daughter which is cuter than all of your guys kids. Take that to the bank!

    So yeah I win at who has it better than they did 3 years ago. Obama 2012!
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Its really funny how the people in DP see this and those on the national level...........The results here are right along partian lines......I guess it proves that the lefties no matter how much he ****s up love Hussein Obama and us on the right think he is the worse president this country has ever had.......Thank God people in the real world don't see it the Hussein Obama way....
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Yes I am. HCR rewarded the facility where I am contracted for having state of the art care and EMR and we are finally in the black. I am now allowed to keep my sons on my private health insurance . Billions have been saved with HCR on medicare fraud.

    My 401 k is at the highest in 7 years.

    I just finished successfully finished a project. My son graduated from college and landed a real job and can now pay 80% of his bills and my other son just started college. Yikes! ... on the tuition yet I am determined they will both graduate with no debt and paid for by me.

    At the end of 2008 it seemed we were heading into another depression era and although not ideal ... it was averted.

    The terrorist who plotted 9/11 is off this rock!

    I am 3 years older yet I feel younger and healthier than ever ... and live in the land of organic farms and pure water.

    Overall yes ... !

    I feel better about my government ... although I will never be satisfied until we have complete finance reform.

    I have had several personal tragedies and the biggest challenge for me is I am surrounded by people who are either dependents or have serious health issues ... that is tough yet I know I can do it.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I think you have a rude awaking coming up.
    Yeah, something like half of recent college grads are unemployed right now. What a fantastic economy all the trickle down crap has produced, huh? Higher education is a profit driven business, ensuring that every young worker is riddled with debt for the whole of their working lives. Pretty much the message that I've been getting for the last few years is that a recent college grad shouldn't expect to make more than minimum wage, ever. I was born into the middle class, but the economy seems geared towards ensuring that I don't stay there.

    Apparently no amount of knowledge or expertise can earn me a good position. The only thing that can get a person into a satisfying or well paying job is to have already worked that job. How could this country possibly be well served by pushing an entire generation into the lower class?
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Take this for what its worth from someone repulsed by BOTH parties...but...

    Well this is just AWESOME! With all this happiness, those 99%er assholes sure do look like clowns, as do all those people still pretending to be unemployed and 'no longer eligible' for unemployment benefits because they SUPPOSEDLY have been 'out of work', wink wink. Buncha liars! And it sounds like the housing market has fully recovered if this thread is an indicator. Im guessing with everyone doing so well, they are doing so because the government giveaway programs. That and they are probably heavily invested in the oil and commodities markets.

    And Im very happy to hear that people like Iguanaman have embraced those security measures that Bush put in place and Obama has managed to build on (and I applaud as well!) and forgotten about all those silly 'freedoms' arguments. Bush's Patriot Act was a doddle compared to the 'necessary' expansion of detection and prevention policing authority implemented recently. Whatever could people have POSSIBLY been worried about?

    No budget in several years, ridiculous annual deficits, doubling of the national debt in 3 years...this is just a great recipe for future success! Your grandkids are gonna be so happy!

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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    I'll try to answer the ORIGINAL question.

    Personally, compared with April 24, 2009, I think I am about even. Just like during the Great Depression, some will suffer and some will find opportunity. Some fail, some succeed.

    I have been buying houses in my complex since 2009. I pay less for each one. I've paid $73K, $63L, $45K and I just closed on my new low of $37K. I have bids going on 3 more and expect to get 2 of the 3 at least. I will have a total of 10, 2 of which I occupy myself. So, technically, I have been losing money. However, I rent these out with a very good cash flow and eventually, I may yet be a hero. These places sold for $225K in 2005. Not so good for those who bought then, quite a bargain now. The replacement cost alone is about $90K.

    IMHO, most of the money printed up by the USG has landed in the pockets of precious few. However, some of it got away and eventually, as they always do, things will get better. For now, most of my friends have good jobs. Some of my elderly neighbors lost theirs. Just depends I guess (pun not intended).

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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Its really funny how the people in DP see this and those on the national level...........The results here are right along partian lines......I guess it proves that the lefties no matter how much he ****s up love Hussein Obama and us on the right think he is the worse president this country has ever had.......Thank God people in the real world don't see it the Hussein Obama way....
    Did your thread not go the way you want? Would it make you feel better if I told you I was homeless and I never got to see my child? I bet it would.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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