(Closed) Is your life better than it was 4 years ago?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Is your life better than it was 4 years ago?
    Yes, and I'm voting for Obama : (86 votes)
    57 %
    No, and I'm voting for Obama : (11 votes)
    7 %
    Yes, and I'm voting for Romney : (14 votes)
    9 %
    No, and I'm voting for Romney : (12 votes)
    8 %
    Yes, and I'm voting for another candidate : (6 votes)
    4 %
    No, and I'm voting for another candidate : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Yes, and I'm undecided : (14 votes)
    9 %
    No, and I'm undecided : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    Yes it is!!!

    But either way, I would have voted for Obama anyway because he supports a woman’s right to her own body, and supports marriage equality, among other things. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1827 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    my life is better, but it has NOTHING to do with politics

     

    ETA: to clarify, i mean it’s not because of something the president did or did not do

    Post # 6
    Member
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Yes, my life is better than it was 4 years ago, but I don’t think that has much to do with who the President of our country is.

    Post # 7
    Member
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Yes – my life is better than it was 4 years ago.  But that has nothing to do with the President.

    It’s better because I’ve graduated college and have a real job now.  It’s better because I got engaged to and married to my wonderful husband.  It’s better because we bought our first home and got a dog.  I’d have done all that same stuff no matter who the President was.

    ETA: Although my job search SUCKED because of the economy.  I applied for over 100 jobs (with personalized resumes and cover letters for each) when I was graduating and got 2 interviews because everyone was on a hiring freeze with the crappy economy.

    And when I changed jobs early this year, I still had to search for over 9 months and apply for a TON of jobs.  I made it work though but it certainly wasn’t good.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3942 posts
    Honey bee

    Agree with PP’s. Life is better but surprisngly I am making less money. We bought a house and I took a pay cut to move closer to home. It’s not really the presidents fault though and I’ll be voting for Obama.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Yep, life is better, but I don’t think it really has to do with the President. In 2008 when the economy tanked, everyone at work took salary cuts (I went from 45K down to 32K, ouch) so it was a rough time and I struggled quite a bit. It’s taken 4 years, but our industry is finally getting back to where we were before the insanity really hit. Even if I were in the same place, I’d still vote Obama because I agree with him on so many social issues.

    Plus, I got married. That kind of rocked.

    Post # 10
    Member
    5220 posts
    Bee Keeper

    There are a lot of factors of my life and how it’s changed over the past 4 years that had nothing to do with the President. 

    Im very certain that these next four years will have more of an impact on me as I’m now established in the workforce, changed tax brackets and my husband and I are looking into starting a small business. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My life is definitely better, but that’s through my own hard work and has nothing to do with the president.

    I personally dislike giving ANYONE (republican or democrat) another 4 year term. I think they should get it all done in 4 years.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1029 posts
    Bumble bee

    Ugh. I don’t even want to think about 4 years ago. It was pre-SO, so…obviously it was worse. haha

    As far as financially, yes things are better. My step dad was laid off around that time and we have both been able to find gainful employment since then. Things are definitely improving. They aren’t perfect, but it took 8 years before this to screw things up this bad. I don’t expect things to get better in half that time.

    Post # 13
    Member
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    I echo the sentiment that I don’t really choose a president on whether or not my life is better than it was 4 years ago. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Yes, but it has nothing to do with politics, the government, or changes within the country.

    Post # 15
    Member
    4419 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Honestly, who the president is does not affect the quality of my personal life. When it comes to my personal life, I accept full responsibility for it myself.  That being said, I’ll be voting for Obama, because he’s going to allow me to continue to take full responsibility for my choices. 

    Like someone posted on FB, if I wanted government to have a choice regarding what I do with my body, I’d f*** a politician!  But I’m quite certain my husband is far better in bed than any of them!!!

    Post # 16
    Member
    1402 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    My life is better than it was four years ago, but it’s because of personal growth, not politics.

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