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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Eight Republicans Who Are Better Off Than They Were Four Years Ago

Eight Republicans Who Are Better Off Than They Were Four Years Ago

Arguably the central thesis of the Republican campaign against President Barack Obama has been the idea that Americans are worse off financially after four years of his leadership. Nearly every speech and television appearance by a high profile Republican features those four words: “Are you better off?”

Fortunately, at least for members of Congress, the answer can be fact checked. As writer “War on Error” points out in Daily Kos, the watchdog organization Open Secrets scours disclosure forms to calculate the approximate net worth of every Congressional representative.

Although the data from 2011 is not yet available, the results from 2008 to 2010 — during the depths of the economic crisis — are clear. Due to a wide range of factors including a booming stock market and historically low tax rates, the same Congressmen who blast “the worst recovery since the Great Depression” have seen their own personal incomes skyrocket.

Here are eight high profile Republicans who are significantly better off than they were four years ago:

  • what do you expect? whats good for isnt for you! Remember these two faces backstabbing crooks

    • metrognome3830

      I know you flared up, but I have to ask you. WHAT?

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    Glossing over their personal wealth is what wealthheads do best for convenience, connivance and continuance. This is their version of “Ignorance is bliss.” Remind them of how much better off they are today as a result of the GOP cut backs on Middle Class workers, teachers, firefighters and cops who provided their wealth for them and they will go for the jugular and remind you how you need to get off welfare, stop being a socialist and a running list of other demonizations they can dream up.

    According to them, they are the only ones who pay taxes. Until you take a serious look at your tax rate and theirs. Until you look at how many tax deductions they can claim that the Middle Class can’t. We have cushioned the wealthy for far too long. This is not a matter of class warfare anymore. It’s a matter of survival.

    If we continue to pander to their whining, desperate pleas for bailouts and more reductions in the taxes they pay, how won’t we become the serfdom their royal highnesses have salivated over since their births?

    • ObozoMustGo

      Eleanore… you are a hypocrite!

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      Have a nice day!

      “The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.” – Ronald Reagan

      • CPANY

        OMG:

        If you had as much as half a brain, you’d be a halfwit.

        You’re feeble grasp of logic is illustrated by your use of the word “hypocrite” in your comment. There’s nothing hypocritical in what Eleanor wrote.

        Hopefully, your vocabulary will improve to the point where you stop making an ass of yourself.

        • You Wont Be Able To Cut Thru That Tea Bagging Home Schooling That Fool Is Just A Racist Little Tea Bagging Troll!!

        • Well put!!

      • MPD

        The fact that some rich people happen to give two s—s about the poor does not make them hypocrites. God bless Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the authentic tradition of America that acid-tongued Republicans have so effectively worked to destroy over the past 40 years. Your time is drawing to an end.

      • ExPAVIC

        You are an incurable American Taliban Republican idiot who should look for a train to fall under or a bus to run into.

      • metrognome3830

        What is hypocritical, OMG? Certainly you didn’t think no one believes there are rich liberals. Sorry pal, I gotta say your comment makes no sense. Definitely reactionary.

        Have a nice day!

      • Gammaanya

        Get your head out of R/R butt and let some oxygen to your brain. You are choking on your own vomit.

      • As expected, you purposely interpret Eleanore wrong. All she is saying (which you chose not to hear) is that Republicans are saying no one is better off than they were four years ago. Not to forget Mr. Ryan compared today’s economy to Jimmy Carter’s day. The hypocrite, my friend, would be these Republicans who made all this money (no offense) while selling the people another story. If they were being candid and say they are worth this much more than four years ago but the lower and middle class are not better off, than they would have a point. Hypocrite is spelled Republicans.
        By the way, did you read where Mr. Ryan personally and privately petitioned the Obamacare policy for money to help build a clinic all the while publicly thrashing it? I guarantee you missed that too.

    • I don,t know what their tax rate is. But copaired to romney,s 13% my tax rate is 27% and I,m retired!!

      • metrognome3830

        I’m in that category as well, James. Why do I keep hearing about the elderly who pay no taxes and just sit around waiting for our “entitlement.”

    • highpckts

      A little insider info never hurt either!

  • jgiufan

    Even as a teacher I am a lot better off than I was four years ago under George W.. Now, under Perry the schools are a lot worse off, but, personally I am a lot better off retirement wise and pay check to pay check. Thanks President Obama, no thanks to Congress.

    • Same Here I’m A Nurse My Investment Are Paying Off Big Time!! These Greedy People Just Want More Inside Trading What They Were Caught Doing Now They Are Really Mad At Our President Cause He Put Rules On Their Butts About It!! Romney Will Release The Chains And They Will Be Back To Betting Against And Gutting Out America For All She Worth!! They Will Be Getting Richer While We The 99% Will Be Hanging By A Tread!!

      • jgiufan

        Thank you for a voice of sanity in the sea of mis-information.  My best friend who was unemployed for almost two years berates Obama for spending too much money on unemployment benefits yet cashed every one of his unemployment checks with no problem.  He now has health care and can go to the doctor after almost three years without a physical or any communication with any doctor.  Talk about biting the hand that is trying to help you?

  • johninPCFL

    Seems like taking away the GOP credit card has been good for Rubio. I guess he’s now got a little “personal responsibility” since he’s got to pay his own bills.

    Bachmann’s doing well, too. Nothing like those multi-million dollar farm subsidies to put a little cash in the bank, huh?

    • They All Got Help From The Government They Just Don’t Want You To Get Any Help!! I Mean ALL OF THEM The WHOLE GOP/TEA PARTY AMERICAN TALIBAN MEMBERS!! Don’t Be No Fool They Don’t Want Small Government They Just Don’t Want To Pay Their Fair Share Of Taxes!!

    • Gammaanya

      Add to that the taxpayers money to pay for these 23 foster chidren that she suppose to raise that not even ONE came out and spoke in her behalf while the bat woman was running. NOT ONE! NONE came out and said anything about them.
      They are the welfare people, not the 47% as R/R claims.
      OMG will pay their bills from now on, he is loaded and expects to get more after he gets his head out of their butts and lets some oxygen to revive some of his dead cells.

      • You Got That Right My Friend Who Foster 25 If Their Are Not Looking For A Payday Michelle B. Racist Ass Was Working Them Kids Like Farmhands They Was Glad To Get Away From That Crazy Bitch!!! No You Never Will Hear NONE Of Them Speak Up For That Slave Master!!

  • There is such party division in our country, why aren’t we applying the basic directives of our collective faiths, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish or other, that all have goodness at their root. We are in a hateful mood, casting nasties back and forth. What precedent are we setting? How can we wave the banner of America’s values if we don’t live those values.
    Why are we creating the problem instead of shaking hands and solving the problems? What are we gaining by cyber connecting mean and negative comments, videos, blogs, etc. instead of looking for solutions and living up to our faith teachings? Arise slumbering America and resolve to stop the devisiveness and open our eyes to what can be. United we stand, divided we fall.

  • ObozoMustGo

    Congratulations goes out to the useful idiot du jour, Hank Decker, for finding an unbelievable 8 people that are better off today! Wierd that you did not mention that 2 of them are Obozo and the big Moochelle themselves. Perfect DemonRATS… living like kings off the backs of the taxpayers.

    So while all of you leftist freaks and useful idiots are focused on someone else’s wealth, look at the chart I’m posting that shows the real economic numbers behind the failure in chief Obozo’s doomed economic policies.

    [click image to enlarge] Read it and weep… 🙁

    Have a nice day!

    “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.” – Thomas Jefferson

    • CPANY

      OMG:

      I’m surprised that you quoted Jefferson. You sound more like a Federalist. The Federalists believed that those who own the country should rule it. Hamilton epitomized that point of view.

      • ObozoMustGo

        I’m surprised you know who Jefferson is!

        Have a nice day!

        “By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.” – James Madison

      • Sand_Cat

        Federalist? I think you’re being entirely too kind. I suspect most Federalists would be appalled at both his coarseness and nastiness.

      • Gammaanya

        He translated to fit his way of thinking – Jefferson was the smartest pres of all, and FAIR. You can have 6 diff . people out in the desert and if one will see the oasis and keep repeating that there is 2 of them (when in fact none), you will have 3 saying that they see it also and will try to tell the other 3 to see it their way. It’s power of suggestion, and some more gullible will see it with others eyes and will follow and will die of thirst, while other 3 will try to find a way to oasis and save their lives and mark the way for others.
        When God created human he placed eyes in front, because it’s more important to look ahead than look back. Most Repukes still going back, Yesterday is a history, today is your lucky day and tomorrow is a mystery. OMG still in the Reagan area and even further back to Jefferson time except we progressed from then on he still in the mud of the 1800.
        SAD.

    • I wouldn’t hold John Thune’s statistics here. It’s sounds too PARTISAN. Can’t you find statistics that are more objective and unbiased here? Also, it was THESE republicans that often use that refrain, “Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?” time and time again during this campaign which shows me that they’re b.s. and HYPOCRITICAL. Go get that book, “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks” and see what the REAL true story here, buddy!

      • ObozoMustGo

        suzy… don’t be a typical leftist freak. You’re not going to get these numbers from MSLSD. Those numbers are all easily verifiable on your own. All of it comes from government sources like BLS, Federal Reserve, CBO, etc. etc.

        Just because you don’t like the source of the facts doesn’t change the truth about what they are. Read those numbers and weep. It’s a horrible record that Obozo has amassed. It’s why his only chance in this election is to keep the focus off of his record and instead make character atttacks against Romney and keep blaming Bush. He’s incompetent. That’s all there is to it. Get used to it.

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        Have a nice day!

        “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell

        • metrognome3830

          I think Obama can just save his campaign funds. There is no need to attack Romney’s character. He is quite efficient at destroying himself.

          Your quote from George Orwell goes both ways, OMG. So if us leftist freaks are hypocrites for telling you what you don’t want to hear then what are you for telling us what we don’t want to hear? It’s liberty for all, right?

          Have a nice day!

          • ObozoMustGo

            100% correct you are, Metro! It does work both ways. Odd how the left is the one’s seeking to stifle free speech.

            Have a nice day!

            “Rule of thumb… never trust what comes from the mouth of a socialist politician. They are only lying to you so they can spend other people’s money to build up their own power base and bureaucracy.” – ObozoMustGo

          • metrognome3830

            You ARE having a good day, OMG. You’re racking up enemies faster than Mitt. Keep up the good work! I always admire a man who has mastered his craft.

    • MPD

      Your entire worldview is warped, inhuman, and based on deliberate misinformation fed to you by the powerful for their benefit. Your candidate is dead in the water. Your party is about to join him. Its only appeal is to a shrinking minority of disgruntled white people who don’t mind that its ideology is a) hateful and b) out-of-control crazy.

      Have a nice day!

    • FortySevenPercent

      You are not upset with Obama. You are upset with yourself and the way you were raised. Addressing the President in this fashion is totally disrespectful and very sad on your behalf. Wake up young man and stop acting like a boy. You have a right to your opinion, but just be respectable about it. JUST REMEMBER WETHER YOU LIKE OBAMA OR NOT HE IS STILL YOUR- YOUR- YOUR PRESIDENT AND IT ANT NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NOW CHEW ON THAT

      • ObozoMustGo

        47%… based on your alias, I’m pretty certain you’re one of those people that is a net taker from government, living somewhat or totally off the back of other taxpayers… and proud of it I’m sure…. just like Obozo and Moochelle… good DemonRAT living off the labor of others…

        And I will respect Obozo when he starts respecting American values of freedom and liberty. When he stops “fundamentally transforming America” I will respect him. NOT gonna happen.

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        Have a nice day!

        “By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.” – James Madison

        • Ask your hero romney where he was when the draft was started for Vietnam. He ran away to dodge the draft!! This is a guy who professes to care so deeply about america.

        • metrognome3830

          And that photo caption, young man, is decidedly racist!

          • ObozoMustGo

            It’s only racist if you presuppose anything about the subject because of skin color. While I can see how, if you are sensitive to such things, you may believe that, I certainly don’t see it that way at all. Could be any color, the facial expression is the point. Not skin color, my friend.

            Have a nice day!

            “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

          • metrognome3830

            Well, I’m glad you don’t see it that way. I would be greatly disappointed if you were racist. But I do want to hear, preferably from Mitt Romney himself, just what his plans really are if he should overcome his own blundering and actually become president. Does he not have any plans? Or does he feel he would go down in ignominious defeat if we were to know what they were? And, can you seriously recommend a viable 3rd party candidate?

            I picked up Prager’s book again today. I got sidetracked cleaning up and repairing my old golf cart so I could get rid of it to make room for my new one. I’m doing my bit to try and stimulate the economy, OMG. I urge you to get out and buy something, too. Take Mrs. OMG on a nice vacation. I’m taking Mrs. Metro on a cruise in Oct.-Nov. down the Atlantic coast from Quebec to Florida for 16 days. If you get a nice raise you can thank me for my stimulation of the economy. Well, I suppose you could take some credit as well, for doing your job well.

            Have a great day!

            “Democracy substitutes selection by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.” — George Bernard Shaw

          • ObozoMustGo

            Hi Metro! Sorry for delayed response. Had to leave early yesterday for the boys hockey practices. And you should know by now that I do not see skin color. It’s common for the left to see skin color. After all, the Holy Trinity of the left is: Race, Gender, and Class. In fact, the definition of racism today is upside down. It used to be that you were a racist if you DID judge a man by his color. Now, you’re called a racist if you DON’T take a man’s color into account in your judgement of him. Witness the volume of people on your side of the spectrum who so willingly throw out the charge of racism for anyone that disagrees with Obozo. That’s your side doing it, not mine. We are the recipients of that vitriol and those lies. Sorry to go off on this topic, but it’s relevant.

            There is no viable 3rd party candidate, unfortunately. Either you support Romney or you don’t vote. Don’t believe all of the lies and spin comming out of the media about the polls or Romney. They are not observers in this election, but are instead participants on Obozo’s team. This is so obvious that’s unbelievable they are so blatant about it.

            Speaking of books, I found a used book shop around here that has Homegrown Democrat and will be picking it up before this weekend. It will take me only 2 days to read it. I was going to do the electronic version but my kids wont let me use my iPad when they have it. grrrrrr!!! 🙂

            I like the cruise idea. Need company? Ooops! Mrs. Metro may not appreciate Mr. Metro with a drinking buddy on board the ship. hehehehehehe

            Sorry, but it seems the only thing I spend money on anymore is my kids’ hockey and travel all over the danged place. grrrrrrr!!! I work because I must.

            I’ve been too busy today to get into this site. Most of the 25 comments I got I am ignoring.

            By the way, GBS was a known supporter of socialist ideas.

            Have a great night, Metro!

            “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

        • highpckts

          So I’m to understand that everyone that doesn’t agree with you is on the dole?? You are just as arrogant as Romney!!

    • metrognome3830

      Very Good, OMG. A chart from the Senate Republican Conference. I’m sure it is absolutely factual and unbiased. Now, if the geniuses who drew up this chart were anywhere near clever enough to extend it out 4 more years and show us where we would be if we had elected another Republican to continue George Bush’s policy as opposed to where we are now, then you might have something worth posting. You are right about one thing, most of those 8 people are unvelievable. They’re politicians.

      Have a really nice day!

      • ObozoMustGo

        Metro… the source of the info IS the government.. BLS, Fed Reserve, CBO, etc. etc. Love how you guys deflect today’s reality with yesterdays fantasy progression analysis. Like, if your aunt had balls, she’d be your uncle, right Metro? You’re just trying to take attention away from Obozo’s abysmal record. He has been a failure, Metro. I know you know it. Time for him to go.

        Have a nice day!

        “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

    • highpckts

      Omg -you just follow your misguided musings and vote yourself into poverty! I can’t think of a more deserving person!!

      • ObozoMustGo

        hi high! Your post brings up an intersting question. You presume that if I vote for Romney (I would guess all Repubs) that I am voting myself into poverty, correct? It’s logical to equally conclude that in voting for Obozo or DemonRATic Socialists, that you are voting yourself either into wealth or at least financial security and comfort. Is that correct?

        Have a nice day!

        “You cannot make the poor man rich by making the rich man poor.” – Winston Churchill

  • THOMAS JEFFERSON ONCE BECKONED HIS FELLOW AMERICANS, “CRUSH THE ARISTOCRACY OF OUR MONEYED CORPORATIONS WHICH DARE ALREADY TO CHALLENGE OUR GOVERNMENT TO TRIAL AND BID DEFIANCE TO THE LAWS OF OUR COUNTRY.”

  • Landsende

    Am I better off than I was four years ago? Absolutely. Under Bush I lost half the value of my 401k which I had contributed to for over forty years so I could enjoy a comfortable retirement. The markets have stabilized and doubled to what they were in 2008. Employment has grown every month instead of declining. The housing market is gradually recovering. Could things be better? Yes. But considering the fact that the teathuglicans have done everything they can to block any legislation the President has proposed that would stimulate the economy and create jobs, he has still done a good job. Mitt Romney would take us back to the Bush failed policies with their trickle down economics and willingness to involve the United States in another war.

  • the eight mentioned here are the saddist people I can p0ssibly think of. To make their millions off the sweat and toil of the lowly. Like the Good Lord Said those who are first shall be Last. They have their day now we will have ours in the end. God Bless All the Middle Class and Poor.

  • ridemybroom

    isnt it time for these eight to go…if you people have any backbone in your stamina…i hope election day …you will vote these people out….if you love your God and your country you will vote these lunatics out….they are out to do you in and i hope all of you reading this will heed my words…

    VOTES THESE IDIOTS OUT !!!!!!!!!!

    they are dangerous not only to you but to the entire world….and the enviroment ….please for the love of God…

    VOTE THESE PEOPLE OUT !!!!

  • onedonewong

    You forgot to add in Barak Biden and Hilary all skimming $$ off the top for their lifestyle

    • hilandar1000

      It was these republicans who brought up the subject of whether or not we are better off today than we were 4 years ago. Is it too difficult for you to understand that they are the ones who made the complaint — not Obama, Biden, or Hillary. Why should the administration have to answer for the bigotry and deception of the ones who were doing the complaining? They have already had to put up with too many baseless complaints from these whining liars.

      • onedonewong

        Yep they did and the bigot in the WH continues to practice his hate as he steals from the taxpayers and Biden send the taxpayers a bill for $2K a month for the SS to protect him.

        • hilandar1000

          Would somebody please take these children in hand and explain to them that, in order to join the discussion regarding an article, they have to actually READ the article first?

          • onedonewong

            I agree that the article was not only poorly written but childish to appeal to the uneducated

    • highpckts

      Onedonewrong – again read the article! The question is being pointedly asked by the GOP!! Are you better off?? They are askng this of every day citizens!! Is that all you can do is turn everything around in your own misguided attempt to point figures elsewhere??

      • onedonewong

        The article was poorly written to appeal to the uneducated…I see you fall into that category

  • wlh1941

    I am a retired general motors employee. Yes we are better off to day than we were four years ago

    • wlh1941:

      Tell us how much better off the GM White Collar workers are
      and
      how much better off the bond holders are
      and
      how much better off the workers at the GM plants that Heir Obama said wouldn’t close but did
      and
      how much better off your children are ……….owing so much money that we’ll be lucky if your great grandchildren aren’t still paying for Obama’s facist rule

      • wlh1941

        Just rember most of them was own record to close before president Obama took office. Check your information before you judge him.
        The truth will set you free.
        But if you fill that the republican would be better then you vote that way. The people i come in contact with i will be telling them to vote for president Obama. Thanks.

        John W Hayes

  • Donna26

    I am much better off than I was four years ago. Yes, We Can!

    • I also am better off. I,m one of the 47% romney does,t give a shit about.

      • hilandar1000

        Me too, but I’ll be even better once these 8 are out of office — for good!

    • Tell us Donna26

      How you are better off than 4 years ago

      and

      How this country is better off than 4 years ago

      or is this just more of the liberal elitist agenda speaking through Donna26?

      • smartdee

        I, too, am better off than when GW was in office…he really made a mess of things! I guess you have a sick wish for more of the same.

  • ExPAVIC

    Becoming Clearer

    This item serves to reinforce the premise that the American Taliban Republican rich, old, bigoted white guys are fighting for the very existence of that party.

    One more defeat like that trashing in 2008 and they will go the way of the Frigate Bird, Mammoth, and WHIG Party now seen only in history books. And, there is the number one anti-progress guy John Boehner who would look good with pie all over his face.

  • What hypocritical and lying politicians we have in Congress!!! It never ceases to amaze me and how gullible our Republican voters are. I believe they mostly follow the money and don’t give a hoot about the average American or understand their economic situation and condition. Anybody who understands anything about politics and how they use of the Christian faith and God’s holy name in vain for their own control of money and power. They seem cruel and heartless. It’s a basic understood by most people that America and its government can’t provide the national security, needed services to its people because of the greed and fortune of a fortunate and catered-to few. Yet, because of greed, bigotry, biasness and disdain for ones fellow man in this country over power and control – we can send billions and trillions of dollars outside of our country to help others and it’s right to do so if we can, but we can’t even clean up our own back yard. How can we so hypocritically set the example for other less fortunate countries to adopt democracy or sell the advantages of democratic society and free people with the incompassion we constantly demonstrate towards our own citizens? No wonder we have other countries and peoples not having the needed trust in our system. It’s the distrust that Americans have in their own elected officials and how they abuse the system for their own gains of money and power. How shameful and disgraceful.

  • Gullible Republican Voters?

    How about henry decker pointing out which Democratic politicians have gained since being elected?

    Do the names Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi ring a bell for anyone – as they are two of the many Democrats who have gained substaintially while in office and have used ‘insider trading’ for their ill gotten gains.

    Come on Harry Dicker – fess up, don’t just tell us about one side of the coin, tell us about both sides – to be believable

    • hilandar1000

      Larry, Why don’t you try reading the article and listening to the news. It’s not the Democrats who are complaining about being worse off now than they were 4 years ago — it is the republicans who are whining about it, and trying to get others to whine along with them. As usual, the facts don’t back up what they say. The Decker article is pointing out the facts regarding the claims of the GOP.

      • highpckts

        As usual, turn everything around and ignore the article and the point!

      • hilandar1000 don’t waste your time with larry king! He believes that anyone
        who supports Obamas economic ideas is a “Kool Aid Drinker”!

        While I accept his analogy , I would gladly drink the “Kool Aid” and seek an
        antedote if deadly or poisonous than be permanatly labotomised by Extreme
        Right Wing Conservative Ideology!

  • Our retirement portfolio dropped abour 35% under the inspired leadership of George W. Bush. It was basically in two chunks in 2002 and 2008. About $300,000 was gone before we could adapt. We have gained about 25% of it back under Obama. Our life savings are about what they were in 1992. I do not know whether we are better off or not. A coffee can in 1997 would have been a better investment strategy.

  • latebloomingrandma

    My taxes came out to 10%. However, my healthcare (premiums & out of pocket expenses ) were 20% of my income. I was highly offended of the remark that people in my income group “don’t take personal responsiblity ” for taking care of their life. On what planet does he live?

  • ayayaboy

    When will IRS question Romney about his taxes as they do to you and me every year? Let this man show us that he paid taxes correctly for the past twelve years. It is shameful for Romney to stigmatize and stereotype Americans as welfare Queens and kings. But Romney will not call himself a corporate raider, tax avoider-Inchief, outsourcer, record destroyer, and Auto Industry bannisher.

  • The only ones that are better off now than four years ago is everyone except the Republicans and Ben Laden.

  • this is easy just get rid of the Republican house and Let them retire on S.S and see if they can live on that and not on their federal pention

  • Here we go, class warfare. By the way, Obama’s wealth went from under $1 Million to over $11 Million in less that 4 years, he is one of the 1%’ers. I heard that JFK & John Kerry have MILLIONS of bucks too, and Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid, Hmmmm. Oh yeah, George Soros, your socialist hero that is funding all your socialism, has Multi-BILLIONS!
    I would worry about what Obama does with OUR money that with what Romney does with HIS.

    • highpckts

      And what kind of good could have done with the Koch brothers billions in misspent money!! It’s a two way street buddy!

    • Plznnn, are you better off now than you were 4 years ago? If you are then I”m sure
      it had nothing to do with Obama!

      IF you’re not I’m sure it had everything to do with Obama!

      It seems that being a Conservative Republican still has its Priviledges!

    • smartdee

      President Obama is not the hypocrit asking the American people that question. Don’t think for one minute that Mr. Romney or Mr. Ryan care about the middle class. They along with their puppet- master financiers have an agenda and it does not include the middle class. My father always said that the rich have money because they do not part with it, so don’t think they want you to share the wealth.

  • alumahead

    It looks like the stars of the GOP have cashed in while doing everything they can to stop average Americans from getting back on their feet. What is it going to take to wake Americans up and boot these useless thugs toward the exits?

  • government over and over,who is the government????we the people,then what is wrong if we the people take part of our money we pay for taxes and use for our wellbeing?what is wrong in that?people who doesn,t pay taxes are more concerned in our bussiness why?let them stay with their brake and live us alone,excuse me.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Felix… you are absolutely correct. You see, the mentality that has been overtaking Americans for many decades now manifests itself in the initial reaction of those to a percieved problem to first expect that government is somehow the place to find a solution. How many times have you heard people repeat the mantra that “the government MUST do something” like a bunch of helpless sheep baaa’ing for their master to lead them to safety in their cages. This is not American culture, it’s a culture of dependency, and under Obozo’s leadership it has exploded onto the American people with a vengence. They now openly advertise dependency as though this is a good thing. This is sad.

      Have a nice day!

      “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung