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"Has Obama's stimulus package helped you?"
I think that more needs to be done - it hasnt impacted on me very much yet. what we need is more confidence-building measures for everyday consumers. i hope the President comes back from the G2o with more successful ideas to mobilise other world economies
he's made me more fearful than ever and i'm hoarding my money... he's printing money that he doesnt really have instead of taking it back from bank presidents and other executives who dont deserve their large salaries for making their companies go bankrupt
the president wants people to go out and spend but i can't fearing that the country is going to be in a deep recession
why should we help our car industry? it hasnt been able to reinvent itself so we shouldnt be supporting it for sentimental reasons... people should learn to take public transport, walk or use bicycles
my husband and I both voted for Obama, and we have confidence in his decisions, since he has chosen experts in financie to advise him. It takes time for the results we all want - prosperity, peace and a greener world - to materialize. So let's just be optimistic, even bread needs time to rise before its baked and eaten
The only upside I can see is that home prices and interest rates are down. I've been renting, so that could help me. I might now be able to afford to buy a house, but it probably hurts a lot of other people who are losing their homes or their jobs.
I just hope the money we are giving to bail out big companies won't keep President Obama and congress from allocating funds for an affordable health care plan. I can no longer afford to pay the high premiums for my insurance, but the lower-cost plans I've looked into don't include any of my doctors. In fact, many of the doctors in low-cost plans have mediocre or poor ratings on Ratemd.
Obama has caused me to fear for the life of the USA. We are fast becoming a socialist/Marxist nation and everyone will lose their freedoms. He has tossed the Constitution into the Oval Office trash can.
I put new windows in my rental house and I get a tax credit for that, also I got a new energy star fridge, so I get some kind of tax credit for that. I lost a great deal in my retirement account, so don't feel so good but I don't blame Obama for that.
I HAVE NOT BEEN DIRECTLY EFFECTED BY OBAMA STIMULUS PACKAGE, BUT I AM GLAD THAT HE DID SOMETHING FROM KEEPING THOSE PEOPLE FROM BREAKING INTO MY HOME AND TAKING FROM ME AND MY FAMILY. THIS STIMULUS WAS DESIGNED TO HELP THE "HAVE NOTS" NOT US "WHO THINK WE HAVE" OR THE "HAVES". AND NOW THE BIG BUSINESS HAS FINALLY PURCHASED THE ENTIRE REPUBLICAN PARTY, WE NOW HAVE A FACIST GOVERNMENT, NOT A COMMIE OR SOCIALIST. BIG BUSINESS OWNS US NOW, LONG WITH BIG BROTHER.
Big brother is in bed w/both repubs & dems & their puppet handlers. It takes a rare bird who has courage, ethics & integrity in this political arena today. I feel that we have to be honorable in our own world...one person at a time. Many in both parties have sold out (greed & power). My husband has worked for the govt for over 30 yrs & seen many of the ins & outs-he made a chart of the debt from Bush to Obama. It began to hike during Bush then went insane during the bail outs with the debt chart going straight up (no credit card control on our tx dollars). I took credit cards & cell phones from 1 of my kidz who had no budgeting sense & he still is learning (late 20's). Many of our reps are out of their minds..& we need a sweeping lobotomy at the top. Yes, there are financial forces (not just banks-but power individuals)w/ leaders doing those forces biddings. It's not what we see on the news as the media is bought as well. We have to use great WISDOM with our dollars today & help one another-as well as be careful who we vote for-in any party. It takes a lot of discernment to wade thru the issues today & as seniors we've got to use creativity & not depend on a govt that is not "of, by & for" the people as once expected.
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Has anything the Obama Administration done to date – with the stimulus, bank bailout and mortgage support programs – helped you directly or caused you to change anything you do?