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Are Americans Better Off Than They Were Four Years Ago?

paulinho Wrote: Sep 08, 2012 11:34 AM
You forgot all the new and old gummint workers whose salaries and bennies are far better than mine are. Virginia is now one of the wealthiest states as so many gummint workers live there high on the hog's teat, with money we supply to them through our already high taxes.
Cindy35 Wrote: Sep 08, 2012 12:36 PM
Another way of having voters on the payroll of government besides welfare. That money we supply them is borrowed money.
Are Americans better off than they were four years ago?" The various responses that Democratic Party politicians offered to that question dominated the political news headlines this past Labor Day weekend, so we thought we'd take a stab at answering the question today.

If we go by the polls of the most important issues identified by Americans, we find job creation at the top of the list, so we'll use that as our measure in today's post. Here, we'll use the BLS' monthly survey of business establishments in the U.S. to count the number of...

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