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Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

Old 04-22-10, 04:00 PM
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Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

Are you better off now than you were in January 2007?
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

financially? mentally? physically? emotionally? spiritually?
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

Ecumenically?
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

I'm much better off in pretty much every conceivable way.
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

The price of ammunition is through the roof, so my range time has been limited. That upsets me.

The 'on paper' value of my house is less, but I don't plan to sell it, so that doesn't really matter. I don't smoke, so I am not paying that tax increase.

I can't really say I am 'worse off' just because one of my hobbiies got ridiculously expensive for no reason.

Where is the unchanged for the most part option or the minimally affected option?


I am sure when the tax hikes for all the new entitlements kick in, I will be fucked and will be much worse off, but I really have not seen it materialize yet, maybe next year at tax time?
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

Your title and post are two different questions.
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

I'm better off, but the country is worse off.
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

Originally Posted by Talkin2Phil View Post
Your title and post are two different questions.
I know.
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Old 04-22-10, 04:39 PM
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

This country has gotten 'worse' - certainly our debt has grown.
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I am better off, but our country is worse.
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

The country has obviously gotten worse. Hard to see how anyone could argue otherwise.
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

Worse. It reminds me of the country before January 4th, 1995. That's where the OP is going with this, right.
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
Are you better off now than you were in January 2007?
Yes
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
I'm better off, but the country is worse off.
Same.

Not the case with many I know, however. Primarily due to employment or lack thereof and housing prices.

The only ways I can think of that the country is better off are:
-Drawdown in Iraq following the surge
-Increased priority in Afghanistan (results to be determined)
-The 2008 election is over (praise the Lord)
-Hurricane seasons have been light
-Eventual health coverage for people with medical conditions (though I disagree with the bill that brought it)
-George Bush on permanent vacation (though he has simply been replaced... hey, kind of like Al Qaeda leaders!)
-Vocal, growing movement against big government (the effects of which remain to be seen and could likely end up being a negative)
-Avatar was awesome in 3D
-Phones are getting pretty cool

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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

My financial status is better but the day-to-day stress is much higher.
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

Originally Posted by kvrdave View Post
The country has obviously gotten worse. Hard to see how anyone could argue otherwise.
Far fewer of our young men are dying in Iraq. That's better.

Same-sex couples can now marry in Iowa, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and the District of Columbia. That's also better.

These are two very specific and tangible ways in which our country has gotten better in the past three-plus years.
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And more are dying in Afghanistan?

The 'situation' on the Mexican border has gotten worse.
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Far fewer of our young men are dying in Iraq. That's better.

Same-sex couples can now marry in Iowa, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and the District of Columbia. That's also better.

These are two very specific and tangible ways in which our country has gotten better in the past three-plus years.
Oh, and the Baconator was introduced!!!

I didn't take the question as "Is anything better now than then" but whether the country was better overall, which would include economic, social, security, etc. I do not think the case can be made in any fashion that overall we are better now.
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Oh, and the Baconator was introduced!!!
Holy fuck I forgot about the Baconator!!!! Man, 2006 was like a fucking wasteland of no bacon cheeseburgers named after killer robots.
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

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I'm much better off in pretty much every conceivable way.
Me too.
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

Depends on your point of view.

If you consider living in a bubble of illusion which is about to be burst better or worse than having to cope with reality.
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Depends on your point of view.

If you consider living in a bubble of illusion which is about to be burst better or worse than having to cope with reality.
Are we talking about "Lost?"
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Me too.
Me too, but is the country?
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Re: Has this country gotten better or worse since January 4, 2007?

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Me too, but is the country?
The question was evidently changed at some point after my post. Obviously not, since this recession did not exist in 2007.
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