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Are You Better Off? 40 Statistics That Will Absolutely Shock You

from The Economic Collapse Blog:

Are you better off today than you were four years ago? This is a question that comes up nearly every election. This year the Romney campaign has even created a Twitter hashtag for it: #AreYouBetterOff. The Democrats are making lots of speeches claiming that we are better off, and the Republicans are making lots of speeches claiming that we are not. So are most Americans actually better off than they were four years ago? Of course not. One recent poll found that only 20 percent of Americans believe that they are better off financially than they were four years ago. But the same thing was true four years ago as well. Our economy has been in decline and the middle class has been shrinking for a very long time. The Democrats want to put all of the blame on the Republicans for this, and the Republicans want to put all of the blame on the Democrats for this. A recent CNN headline defiantly declared the following: “Decline of middle class not Obama’s fault“, and this is the kind of thing we are going to hear day after day until the election in November. But obviously something has gone fundamentally wrong with our economy. So who should we blame?

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1 comment to Are You Better Off? 40 Statistics That Will Absolutely Shock You

  • Travis

    It is all a matter of timing. Neither party is looking back to 1913 and what the Fed has done to both the economy and money supply.
    For the Dims, they can say that things have improved since Bush – True, no financial crash.
    For the Repubs, they can say things are worse – True, 5 Trillion more in debt, 8+% unemployment.
    No one is noticing the rot that is slowly taking over.

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