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  • 17thfabn
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    Yes. But I feel lucky compared to many. My wife and I both kept our jobs with no cut in hours. My stocks are up. And I've had some majpr health problems corrected.

    I wish things had been better for our fellow citizens.

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  • Cambronnne
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    I’m sorry, but yes I am better off.

    My taxes were lowered and I got to keep more of my money.
    The price of energy has dropped because of fracking (Obama said we can’t drill our way out of the energy problem, he was wrong.)
    Pre covid my investments were doing great, but even after it, they have mostly recovered.

    The only down side is covid and the riots and looting by the left over events that took place in a city owned and controlled by the left.

    The dems are trying desperately to raise my taxes nationally and in Illinois and also take back a portion of my pension(paid for with deductions from my salary). Or simply not pay it at all.
    So no matter how much trump hurts people’s feelings, I prefer him.

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  • BELGRAVE
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    Better off ? Well, I'm four years older (for better or worse) and I'm nursing a broken ankle. but by-and-large, yes.

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  • G David Bock
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    Yeah!
    Bills/debt mostly paid off and mortgage gradually shrinking. Wife's job promotion has boosted income. May change when she retires in a few years. Limited impact from COVID-19, for now; but expect some long term effects from the shutdowns/lockdowns and business failures they produced will start to show in next few months/years.

    Also, reflecting ever changing life, have seen my younger sister and an old friend pass on. But then none of us will escape here alive ....

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  • Reimnitz
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    Originally posted by lakechampainer View Post
    Ronald Reagan's questions on "Are you better off than four years ago? 1980 Presidential debate.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loBe0WXtts8

    I voted for President Reagan twice, my only winning presidential votes, but boy I would take Carter or Mondale for that matter over Trump or Biden in a nanosecond.

    We have fallen, a long, long, way.
    I couldn't have said it any better. You posted what most of us feel.

    That said, I will admit I was exceptionally better off prior to the coronavirus. And even though we are in the midst of it, I am still slightly better off than I was 4 years ago under and during the Obama administration.


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  • TactiKill J.
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    Not better off and for the first time ever, I have real doubts about America's future.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by lakechampainer View Post
    The purpose of the poll is a very simple binary question, that a reader can choose to answer or not. Not for me to define someone else's better off.
    It's your question.

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  • Capt AFB
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    Originally posted by Sparlingo View Post

    It was during the debate with Mondale:

    "Now, maybe I'm expected to ask that same question again. I'm not going to, because I think that all of you--or not everyone, those people that are in those pockets of poverty and haven't caught up, they couldn't answer the way I would want them to--but I think that most of the people in this country would say, yes, they are better off than they were 4 years ago.

    The question, I think, should be enlarged. Is America better off than it was 4 years ago? And I believe the answer to that has to also be "yes." I promised a new beginning. So far, it is only a beginning. If the job were finished, I might have thought twice about seeking reelection for this job."
    Awesome answer by the Great Communicator.

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  • Sparlingo
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    Originally posted by lakechampainer View Post

    Very interesting, the 1984 question and difference! I never picked up on that (or maybe I forget it in 36 years!)
    It was during the debate with Mondale:

    "Now, maybe I'm expected to ask that same question again. I'm not going to, because I think that all of you--or not everyone, those people that are in those pockets of poverty and haven't caught up, they couldn't answer the way I would want them to--but I think that most of the people in this country would say, yes, they are better off than they were 4 years ago.

    The question, I think, should be enlarged. Is America better off than it was 4 years ago? And I believe the answer to that has to also be "yes." I promised a new beginning. So far, it is only a beginning. If the job were finished, I might have thought twice about seeking reelection for this job."

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  • lakechampainer
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    I am asking for everyone, whether US citizen or not.

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  • Nichols
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    Originally posted by lakechampainer View Post

    Very interesting, the 1984 question and difference! I never picked up on that (or maybe I forget it in 36 years!)
    Are you asking US citizens this question or is it open for all?

    The reason that I ask this is because there are other countries that are no doubt better off now.

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  • lakechampainer
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    Originally posted by Sparlingo View Post
    Ronald Reagan's 1984 re-election question wasn't "are you better off than four years ago", it was "Is America better off than four years ago?" In 1984 the answer was yes. In 2020 the answer is no.
    Very interesting, the 1984 question and difference! I never picked up on that (or maybe I forget it in 36 years!)

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  • Sparlingo
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    Ronald Reagan's 1984 re-election question wasn't "are you better off than four years ago", it was "Is America better off than four years ago?" In 1984 the answer was yes. In 2020 the answer is no.

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  • lakechampainer
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    The purpose of the poll is a very simple binary question, that a reader can choose to answer or not. Not for me to define someone else's better off.

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  • lakechampainer
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    Ronald Reagan's questions on "Are you better off than four years ago? 1980 Presidential debate.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loBe0WXtts8

    I voted for President Reagan twice, my only winning presidential votes, but boy I would take Carter or Mondale for that matter over Trump or Biden in a nanosecond.

    We have fallen, a long, long, way.

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