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Is America Stronger Now Than Four Years Ago?

What does Middletown think? Is life better than four years ago?

During Monday night’s presidential debate, President Obama said that America is stronger now than when he came into office.  

Sound off about you views on the presiden'ts handling of our country.

On the local level, what do you think about your leadership. What has improved/been lost in the last term and what do you hope to gain in the next?

We want to know what you think.  Is America is stronger now than four years ago?  Tell us in the comments.

Joe Sousa. October 26, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Trickle down taxes . Tax the Rich says the Tax and Spender. So the over taxed businesses raise prices on goods and services to cover the cost. Who pays the tax .The people who consume goods and services. The true and tested answer is control spending and grow jobs. We all know our Government has grown too big and needs to be down sized.
Naome Lixes October 26, 2012 at 02:50 AM
That sounds reasonable - let's start with the subsidies that accrue to wealthy people for instance the mortgage interest deduction, or means testing medicare. After that we could close a few of the military bases overseas. You did say cut spending, right Joe? http://www.alternet.org/story/47998/737_u.s._military_bases_%3D_global_empire "Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money." "Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time." George Carlin George was joking, of course. You're just a joke.
Joe Sousa. October 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Cutting the size and scope of Government works well. Once the new president is elected we will see how it works. America will finally begin to recover .
Matt October 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM
He actually did get stuff done ... Just not stuff u agree with... He came into office having to tackle the auto industry which is thriving now... He had to bail out Wall Street which was a necessary evil and he passed the healthcare bill to us demon democrats that's getting stuff done , important stuff... Now the republicans are holding the middle class hostage just because they don't want to go back to the rates that Clinton had... That's not even raising taxes they are just going to expire but that isn't gonna damage the middle class as much as the wealthy right? I was trying to be objective and state that both sides are to blame but obviously Fox News or should I say GOP tv, have gotten to you... Go vote Romney but if he gets elected you'll jump at the chance to say " oh he has tol fix the prior administration's mistakes but we're not allowed to say that about bush because his presidency was so great right?... Oh wait this makes sense... Women should not be allowed to make their own decisions for their body and how dare gays think they should have the right to marry ... In the same breathe you'll bitch about how unfair it is to tax the rich more than the middle class. Talk about living within our means 90% of the middle class is struggling 90% of the wealthy got three time richer than they were 3 years ago ... Sitting on trillions of dollars ... Cuz they are " afraid " give me a break that's bs
Naome Lixes October 27, 2012 at 12:39 AM
We need not wait to see what a Romney Government looks like - it's Bushanomics. (Or just Bush-league, neither is at all practical or serious about the debt.) http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/10/bushonomics-on-steroids-romneys-tax-plan-is-still-severely-impossible/263797/ Means test entitlements, stop the tax breaks to people who already have money and bring home the troops. Nobody says that, do they? Instead, we're crowing about Ryan's plan to dump the public assistance needs onto churches. That cost? $50,000 PER RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION in the US. Perhaps it's a good idea, it will bring on the American "Bastille Day" when all the landlords, loan sharks and hucksters finally get their last haircut...

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