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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    But...but...but I thought only the 1% realized gains from an improving market. How does this improve the other 99%
    Can you point me to where the 99% have claimed they were excluded from making financial gains in the stock market?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Can you point me to where the 99% have claimed they were excluded from making financial gains in the stock market?
    If you will please point out precisely where I stated they were 'excluded' from anything.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Yes, I'm better off than 3 years ago.

    I'm a public school teacher whose pay has increased every year since I started working. I bought my house a couple years and and I'm on my way to paying off my student loans.
    We should take some pay off you...HOW dare you be doing better today than 3 yrs ago as a working person...YOUR STEALING MY TAX MONEY...<smirk>
    Good for you Josie...you earn it....no one gives you anything for free.

    Oh and btw im doing better than I was 3 yrs ago also...and ive been retired since 1994...
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    If you will please point out precisely where I stated they were 'excluded' from anything.
    Then who is it that claims the 99% are excluded from making gains from the market?
    Last edited by Sheik Yerbuti; 04-28-12 at 04:30 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I had a buddy graduate law school in 2008. He worked tables for a year and a half before a crappy law position opened up under a boss that was universally loathed. Good luck Pash.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The poll in DP does not reflect at all how people feel nationally when polled.........
    So?

    Plus, you left out an option that is available for when those nationally are polled on a similar question, "the same" or "about the same". This could make a very big difference in your numbers (although it may not be the way you want).

    It could also show that people on DP are doing better than the average person in the nation, on average. But why is that a big deal? Shouldn't you be happy that people you interact with are doing pretty good in a poor economy? Why would you feel it is necessary that every poll on here have similar results as national polls?

    Plus, you have to also think that polls on DP will include people of other nationalities besides American, while national polls won't (if they're American based polls, then they are going to poll Americans, that's why they are our national polls).
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If you are or not explain in what way.

    No sir, I am not.


    Prices have gone up 15-30% on almost everything, while almost nobody is getting raises. 3 years ago I got as much overtime as I wanted; now I can't even have two hours, they send me home early on Friday to keep from paying me time-anna-half.

    At that I'm lucky to have a job.... I know lots of people who've spent much of the past 3 years out of work.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Well, at the time of this post 80.22% of us are better off today than we were this time three years ago.

    My bet is that the republicans won't be asking this question very much on the campaign trail.
    Democrats wouldn't want to ask us that question here either. In fact, they would be smart to not bother.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Democrats wouldn't want to ask us that question here either. In fact, they would be smart to not bother.
    It depends on how the question is asked. Had NP asked "are you better off because of the policies of the Obama administration", the poll would have gone entirely differently. Most people are probably better off, just not because of Obama. I know that my success has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with anything Obama has done, in fact I might be even farther ahead than I am had he and his liberal policies not been in power. That's not what was asked though and I had to answer that yes, I am better off.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    People here feel that the administration, and in particular, the EPA would inhibit the growth we are experiencing, and with some justification.

    People here are also reacting against the boom in terms of a conservative impulse, because it is changing the makeup of our state.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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