Thursday, December 9, 2010

Majority of Americans Say They Were Better Off During the Bush Years

By Sean Alfino
Borrowed from the New York Daily News - Thank you 

Americans believe President Obama has delivered on his message of change. Unfortunately, the change is for the worse, according to a new poll.
More than 50% asked say they are worse off today than they were two years ago when the country's economic meltdown was in full swing. Just 35% say they are better off in the poll conducted by Bloomberg.
Also, 66% said the country was headed in the wrong direction.
Democrats are split, with 48% saying the U.S. is on the wrong track. More than 80% of Republicans feel the same way.
Not surprisingly, 50% of the respondents said unemployment and jobs were the most pressing issue facing the nation.
The unemployment rate is at 9.8% compared to 7.4% in December 2008.
A quarter of those asked blamed the country's trillion-dollar deficit and spending as the most alarming issue facing the U.S.
On the hot button topic of tax cuts, 33% want them extended for Americans earning less than $250,000 a year. A poll released Wednesday by Gallup suggested the opposite, with 66% in favor of giving all Americans the tax break.
"After looking at all the politicians and all the policies, they're not geared toward Americans. They're geared toward the corporations," Ken Cmar, a 45-year-old from Florida, told the Bloomberg poll.
"It's that trickle-down economic thing and I'm at the wrong end," he said.
The poll, conducted by the Iowa-based company Selzer & Co., surveyed 1,000 people and has a margin of error of 3.1%.


Anonymous said...

Good Lord!! Our govt. lies to us about the 'recovery' yet no one is feeling the 'recovery'.

Where is the outrage any more on how our govt. taxes us & does patdowns?

Must read a new book out that's about Amerians who actually take a stand against tyranny. It's a must read so I'll be giving it out this holiday (all I can afford).

Well, 2011 will not be better with those on unemployment getting another yr. of checks & getting addicted to the govt. handouts.

Liked your website. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Really, wasn't it Reagan who open the flood gates into our nation to middle Eastern; especially changing the immigration laws to allow Islamic clergy to apply for, and receive permanent legal resident visa, specifically to lead the Muslim flock in America? And what about Bush, practically sleeping with the king of arabia, and others from Dubi and Kuwait. We all know that the foundation of this country is Christian, and not even Judia, only in that Jewish was a Jew, and the God of Abraham is the God we, Christians serve, but by no means of the Jewish laws, and attributes, but the nation is secular, however so in recognizing the Church only in is working papers; regarding the separation of the Church from State. President Obama was 100% correct in his statement. You fall, I think, to fail that the President this give a major speak in an Arab nation, and specifically saying loud and clear, for every Islamic to hear, that he is Christian! During the Bush years, poverty rose 15% among American children, and if that percentage has increased it is only because of Bush policy.