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  •  Adding specifics (24+ / 0-)

    My retirement portfolio is much better than it was on the day Bush left office.

    Pre-existing health conditions my family had did not cause a denial of health insurance when I switched to a new job.  

    There are full coverage health benefits that now exist that I do not need to pay any out of pocket expenses for.  That means not only do we save money, we get better preventative health care.

    Because of stimulus money, it seems like every major road in my city is under construction.  A pain, yes, but temporary and our roads are improved and that has a direct link to the economy.

    What my kids' teachers are doing in the classroom has already improved because the ridiculous NCLB burdens have been eased by waivers granted to the states.

    These are just the ones off the top of my head in less than a minute.

    •  Regarding retirement.... (5+ / 0-)

      Variable pension benefit accounts (pay an amount linked to the stock market that may be over or under the fixed monthly rate option) were severely and frighteningly under 100% in 2009 for a while and have been over, by a lot, ever since. That's a very important positive indicator that should be well known by retirees who are actively managing their finances.

      Let all Bush tax cuts expire and , bring on the Sequestration cuts to defense.

      by kck on Mon Sep 03, 2012 at 07:03:56 AM PDT

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    •  This is the right way to answer the question. (3+ / 0-)
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      MartyM, Amber6541, OhioNatureMom

      Because the question really is not "What good things has President Obama done in the last 4 years?"   It is "Are YOU better off?"  You have answered concrete ways in which, yes, you are significantly better off.  

      •  ...... (0+ / 0-)

        My take on it was that, bless our hearts, Dems try to be honest and we know that some are better off and some are not.  Of course, the response was spinned in a completely different way.  Rs would have jumped in with a total lie with no remorse.

        They need to find a way to express the truth that will also be clear to the less informed and more ignorant that things are better than they would have been.  

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