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Day 56: Better Off...

As I was looking for something to write about today, I came across several articles that allude to the 1980 election and the famous quote from Ronald Regan. The quote in question is, "Are you better off today than you were four years ago?"

Interestingly enough, both candidates have been using this question. At least in limited fashion. Neither of them is dumb enough to to come out and say it directly, but they are hinting at it. Kerry has had some of his flunkies ask the question. Bush was asked the question in an interview and said that at least 50% of the people in the United States would say yes.

Hey candidates... Is anyone really better off? We have had a lot of crap happen in the last 4 years. September 11. Skyrocketing oil prices. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. There are a couple of those that are questionable as to their reasoning, but the question still remains...

Are you better off today than you were four years ago? Probably not, but would we have been in a different boat if someone else had been in office? Probably not.

First candidate to actually ask that question is going to lose some serious points. Just for being stupid.

Still tied at 0-0.

56 Days & Counting...

Comments

No one is as angry as I am. Just finished a masters degree, 20 years of engineering experience, and I can't get anything except a computer generated response from the jobs that I have been applying for for the last 6 months.

Left a 6 figure job, and I'll be lucky to pull in 20K - if I ever do work again. I hate my career (or lack of), I hate all contractors (and most other people), and I haven't gotten laid in over 9 months. Thus, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO BE ANGRY ABOUT !!!!!

i think what is really weighing heaviest on my mind is the high unemployment rate (higher than what...the last 50 years?), the amount of money being wasted in iraq every month and the fact that the soldiers over there (iraq) carrying out the bush administration's futile task are finding it difficult to get paid. not to mention the cut in their dependent benefits.

do i think kerry would do a better job? i don't know...but i sure am willing to find out.

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