Better Off Than 4 Years Ago?

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Education & Training with Hoffacker Associates LLC

Each time a presidential or gubernatorial election cycle rolls around the question popularized by Ronald Reagan gets bandied about - "are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?" Incumbents want the answer to be "yes." Challengers want the answer to be "no."

On the national scene, the answer from strictly a disposable income standpoint is "no" - for everyone. The average income for everyone has dropped since the "recovery" began. This is the major reason why we aren't seeing the housing recovery we had hoped for.

Oh there is one bright spot if you happen to work for the government. Even though your average income dropped also, it dropped less than the private sector and is now 17% higher than self-employed and 22% higher than private-sector workers. Of course we know that many self-employed people have taken a forced semi-retirement due to the economic reality of underemployment.

 

 

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You do (discuss your vote) every comment you leave, Jay.  You aren't voting for Obama.  Means you are voting for the other guy, maybe Romney?  That, I can guarantee.  So that is not private.  That is as public as it can get.

Which is fine.  When you talk politics, you discuss your vote in some facet.  You do so strongly.  The Grand Inman will not get your vote.  That, I also guarantee.

You've already discussed your vote, as have I.  May the best lad win ... for our Country.  And no matter who wins, I'll try from my end to make this a better Country because Jason Sardi was born into it.

August 28, 2012 08:06 PM
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as opposed to out of it.  :)

August 28, 2012 08:48 PM
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Comments deleted?  For what reason?

August 31, 2012 06:18 PM
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Jason,

The discussion was lively and varied, but the last couple of comments didn't seem to add anything to the thread. :)

Steve

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I didn't subscribe to the blog so I didn't get to see if Jesus was a viable option or not. ;)

Just got back from Washington DC on a family vacation. One thing is for certain, it looks like the only area in the US that is experiencing growth is in government!

Steve, what's your thoughts on Gary Johnson?

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