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Is wealth better?
This is another economic avalanche question. The biggest element of wealth for most people is the value of their home, and , the average family saw its total net worth fall 40% between 2007 and 2010, according to the Federal Reserve.
A recovery in wealth is underway, but it still has a long way to go. The Dow Jones industrial average is up 66% since Obama took office -- and has nearly reclaimed its 2007 peak.
But housing prices are up more than 10% in the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors. Home prices fell more than 30% on average between 2006 and 2010, and are now more than 40% of the way back to normal, says Jed Kolko, chief economist of real estate website Trulia.
Now let's look at fuel prices....
I don't care what party you belong to, face up to our problems, quit with the lies and rumors, find the true facts. We are an educated people, take the time to look up what bills your leaders propose and vote on, Go to the real sources. I know many people listen to Rush L...and believe every word he puts out there.
The three time married man, drug taking mad man is not a reliable source and he scares his listeners and gets people all strung out on his twisted views...turn him off and read the papers, look up the truth on the computer at reliable sources. Think about this: if you had a neighbor guy that had 3 wives and could not hold his marriage together either time, that got hauled off to a drug rehab center and that ranted and raved like a mad man...would you think him to be creditable?
If only the money spent on this election had been applied to the federal deficit.
If the Senators and Representatives, judges, President, Vice President, drew the same social security check as the common Joe and not the big pensions after leaving office...and don't forget, they get the same health care as the rest of us...do you have any idea how much this country could save and apply to the debt?
How about anyone or company that outsources their labor or supplies to another country would not be able to take one single tax break? Your free ride is over. It is time to rebuild the middle class, the people who could afford to buy new cars, build houses, and make a decent wages.
It is OK to help people when they are down but if they don't want to help themselves...shut off the aide. I know there is jobs out there. Nursing homes can't get enough CNAs. If someone gets disability, make them have a physical and reevaluate every 6 months.
If you are unemployed, look for work. Who wouldn't sit at home and wait for unemployment to run out before going out looking for work. If your line of work has dried up, take another job in another field. I think we need to get back to everyone getting dressed, sitting at the employment office, proving that they are really looking for work. Taking pride that they are pulling their own weight.
If you smoke cigerettes or cigars, sign a waver that says I make my choices and I have that right to smoke but I will not be able to draw one cent of medicaid or medicare for lung cancer, heart disease. The free ride should be over. People need to be accountable for their own actions.
I also think if you want to have sex and make a baby that is OK if you can afford to do so. I don't think the citizens should pay to raise that child. If teens get pregnant, then the parents of that teen should be responsible to help pay the bills and raise the grand baby. I get very angry when a young mother or father gets a new tatoo but won't feed and clothe their own child and since they don't have jobs to start out with, I assume that they have received some aide to help them feed and clothe their child.
Forget the No student left behind therory...let's make it...Every student can excel to his fullest. Let's challenge our students and be competitive with other countries. Stop dummying down our students, not everyone is a book smart student, many students excel at different things, let's help each child to excel at his God given talent.
It is time that we all work together for the good of this country. It is not the North vs the South, the white vs the black, brown, red or yellow or the Democrats vs Republicans...it is time to band together, vote in people that want to work together to get this country back on its feet. It is time that the minority no longer dictates to the majority...if you don't like the prayer, the pledge, or God's name on our currency...find yourself somewhere else to live.
God bless you for letting me rant..and .I am a happy woman with a good memory. Please go vote the way you believe would be the best for the country but let others enjoy the freedom to vote as they see is the best for this country and then win or lose...we need to all stand together and get this country back on her feet again.