Politics Are you better off now than you were 8 years ago?

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    As Reagan once famously asked...

    Are you better off now than you were 8 years ago?

    I will hang up and listen

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  2. HowieHasBeen

    HowieHasBeen Well-Known Member VIP

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    N0.
     
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  3. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    TL;DR.
     
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    Droog Well-Known Member VIP

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    Yep
     
  5. joemama

    joemama Well-Known Member

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    No
     
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    jrstinkfish The Slow Adult VIP

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    Much better off in every way except for the fact that I'm older. Pfft, time marches on, THANKS OBAMA!
     
  7. Bianca Stern

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    Affirmative.
     
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    Beer Chugger Well-Known Member

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    In a word, no.

    Was out of work for a year 6 years ago. Once I got a job, it was for less money. Wife runs her own business that is marginally profitable and we don't live well within our means.

    It could be worse: besides a mortgage and some lines of credit, the debt isn't terrible (at least we don't have credit card debt).But it is definitely higher than it was 8 years ago.

    Thanks Obama ;)
     
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    Way way way better.
     
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  10. Joshb

    Joshb Active Member

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    Yep much better off. Making double what I was making at this point in 2008. Have much more savings newer car and bigger home now.
     
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    WUT7272G7C Space Chimp

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    I read a thread about Indian Food, and didn't block anyone- so I would say "Yes"
     
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  12. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen Seek truth, not confirmation of your opinions VIP

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    same-same
     
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    chapped Well-Known Member

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    hey calm down..no need to run up the score
     
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    chapped Well-Known Member

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    and yet you do not support this site
     
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    x76 Well-Known Member

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    No. 2008 saw my investments fucking plummet, my lease income reduced, my crazy ex-wife unable to pay child support... it got real ugly there for a while and has never recovered. Freelance market isn't what it once was, less money and fewer clients.
     
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    absolutely. but living in seattle, which is one of the better economies certainly helps move things along.

    i also pay cash for nearly everything, so debt is not a big issue.

    ski in winter, boat all summer. take sunday drives in an old alfa and make my own beer. wife is a earner at amazon and in school for comp. science.

    life is very okay.
     
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    any naked pictures of the ex?
     
  18. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...well since the house was burning down and bush caused it and just sat there and watched the clock before he could go home id say yes we're all better off cause it could have been a lot worse. new bubble getting ready to burst so i hope a lot of people kept their helmets from the last ride.
     
  19. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP Gold

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    I'd say yeah except I'm older and have the same bad habits
     
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  20. WillyBest

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    Hells yeah