USA: are you better off than a year ago?

Discussion in 'World News, Current Events & Politics' started by Costello, Jan 11, 2018.

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  1. Yes (explain why)

    26 vote(s)
    23.9%
  2. No (explain why)

    20 vote(s)
    18.3%
  3. Not better, not worse (explain why)

    17 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. I'm not a US citizen but I want to vote in the poll anyway

    46 vote(s)
    42.2%
  1. brickmii82

    brickmii82 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    That’s what bothers me. They profess a faith based on a man who did not judge or condemn anyone(“he who is without sin cast first stone”), yet believe they can judge and condemn. Then affiliate with establishments, when the man was committed to grassroots efforts. Jesus Christ never affiliated with Jewish establishment(turning over tables in the temple at Passover), or Roman government(“give to Caesar what is Caesars and god what is gods.”)
     
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  2. Noctosphere

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    have you not heard about the "ALENA"? (I don t know the name given to it in english, but in short, its the trading policy between country of north america)
     
  3. Noctosphere

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    i just ehard that on quebec news channel
    apparently, trump said he dont need immigrant from these "shit hole" country
    He needs more immigrant from place like norway
     
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  4. TotalInsanity4

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    Should specifically be mentioned that the "shit hole" he was referring to was Haiti :T
     
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  5. sks316

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    I'd say we're worse off simply because of two words. Net. Neutrality.
     
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    Fortunately a new congressional resolution just got enough cosponsors for a vote to repeal the Restoring Internet Freedom act, so things could be rolled back to how they were within the next few months *crosses fingers*
     
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  7. LukeHasAWii

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    I bought another wii so pretty good
     
  8. TotalInsanity4

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    Does that mean that now LukeHas2Wiis?
     
  9. LukeHasAWii

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    Woah. My life is a lie now
     
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  10. RHOPKINS13

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    Much worse off. I hate Trump, but I can't really fault him for most of what's wrong with America.

    Health insurance is a nightmare, I just turned 30 but most of you are significantly younger than me and probably haven't been affected by it as much as I have. My premiums have raised, I'm nearly paying triple what I was a few years ago. And what's worse, my wife has PCOS but most health insurance companies don't cover infertility (unless you happen to live in a state where it's mandatory.) I almost never see a doctor, sometimes I go as long as a few years without seeing one, but the one time I actually need to use my health insurance for something they don't cover it...

    It's obvious between the recent tax bill making it's way through Congress and the repeal of Net Neutrality by the FCC, nobody in power cares about what the people they're supposed to be representing want. All of our leaders have been bought out by lobbyists, and it's just getting worse. Meanwhile our education system sucks and that's not getting better any time soon either.

    I honestly feel like at this point we're just a bunch of slaves to the system. Our jobs are being taken, either by outsourcing or automation, and I fear for our future. I feel like the entire middle class is being squashed out, and I'm grabbing at straws on how to afford to live (even with a well-paying job!). I understand in some other countries it might be worse, but I also seriously wonder whether I wouldn't be better off moving.
     
  11. TotalInsanity4

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    Really, in the age of automation, I find it hard to imagine that there is any way for the middle class to survive without implementing some form of basic wage/allowance from the state. You can call it "Robin Hooding", "Redistributing the wealth", whatever you want, but once we get to the point where companies realize it is far cheaper with better profits to automate with a few high-wage, well respected employees rather than run a sweat shop with several low wage employees, the middle class will literally disappear
     
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    A lot of people voted for Trump because they hate the left
    A lot of people voted for Clinton because they hate the right

    No talk of the issues at all were considered.

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  13. Haymose

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    I can buy weed legally now but it’s more expensive and harder to get. So things kinda suck atm.
     
  14. DaMan

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    The trickle down is coming Saint Reagan told me in a vision. Just ignore the Comcast layoffs after getting a tax cut.
     
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  16. Xzi

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    In most legal rec states it's really easy to get a med card, which I would recommend. I get it at around $3 a gram or $90 an oz.
     
  17. monkeyman4412

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    I feel like as of right now it's not better or worse. But it could get worse, much worse. I honestly don't know the future for the states given how chaotic. And with the corporate agenda being pushed I feel like the future may become extremely worse and not better to any degree. Trump made it quite clear, he is looking out for big coperations, and not for the people. Only caring for the one percent, the ones that are rich.
     
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  18. TerribleTy27

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    Yes. Mostly because of those sweet sweet tax cuts baby WOOO
     
  19. dimmidice

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    You mean the tax cuts for the top 10% that won't affect you at all, In fact you'll probably pay more. Those tax cuts? Makes sense.
     
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    Yep, those tax cuts!
     
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