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-- -- Thanks Tuesday all of you will go to the -- -- stand there in the polling place and make a decision.
I think when you make that decision it might be well if you would ask yourself.
Are you better off.
When you were four years ago.
Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores and was four years ago.
Is there more or less unemployment in the country -- know -- four years ago.
Has respected throughout the world as it -- While it is a question Ronald Reagan made famous are you better off than you were four years ago.
And now a new poll that asks that very question.
Could spell a new challenge for the White House.
The CBS New York Times poll finds to just 20% of Americans feel their family's financial situation is better today than it was in 2008.
Say it's worse there worse off than they were four years ago and 43% say they are about the same.
Michael Reagan is chairman of the Reagan group Michael.
That was so pointedly put by your dad and put in a way where everybody could it was an easy metric to understand -- -- rather than looking at numbers and trying to do math.
There's am liar aren't -- And the numbers here show that 80% of the country say they are either worse off or -- situation hasn't changed.
What do you think that means.
I think to 20% all work for congress.
Because certainly they're better off today than they were four years ago at who those -- those people there.
But you know America is worse off than it was four years ago -- worse off -- it was two weeks ago it's worse off that it was yesterday.
That's what's going on the American that we live in today and the -- United States and congress just don't seem to get.
Harry Reid who is quoted in that survey -- rob polls -- polls.
They -- elected me well the reality is Nevada is still at the 12% unemployment rate.
There are worse off today than they were yesterday.
Afternoon and Harry Reid who haven't passed a budget in three years in the -- the United States guess what.
He's better off that he was four years ago it's amazing to me that -- on Capitol Hill.
Just don't get it while the rest of the world rest of America is suffering.
Let me let me play the sound bite to which you refer by Harry Reid -- this.
I think this poll is so.
He hissy -- his trying to give me.
American people an idea of what 300 million people feel my -- by testing.
Several hundred people.
I think the poll is flawed and so many different ways including the way the questions were asked.
I don't believe in polls generally and specifically not in this room.
Now I hear hear somebody who's still refuses -- passed the stock act in the senate United States.
The only place -- insider trading is legal.
Is in Washington DC the rest of us to put in jail for things of that nature.
Hurried one because the unions and all the hotels told the people working at the hotels.
Go out and vote for -- -- read.
And that's exactly.
What they get and that's why he was reelected you know they're out of touch in Washington -- and I think America.
Is truly started to understand that because we're the ones going by the gas pump we're the ones having to pay for Jeff -- -- -- what.
Almost three to at least the California three dollars a gallon higher now than it was four years ago my god it's twenty cents higher at was two weeks ago.
If you know I mean I think the president has admitted that -- you know most people are not better off than they were four years ago but.
His point is but but we're getting better you know it it's going to take some time and he's got some.
Economic indicators that support that claim -- -- the unemployment rate even though it's higher than it was when he took office.
It's spikes you know significantly immediately thereafter and we're down now we're down significantly and and -- -- rate.
Why is there such a disparity between.
-- progress we've seen on the unemployment rate and some other you know retail sales some other indicators and the number of people who say they're better off.
There's a lot of people who in fact don't even go anymore to get your unemployment checks they've just given up on the market they've just given up and those people.
Art in fact being counted but there's nobody out there up lifting.
The people the United States in a while Reagan when he raised his right hander took the oath of office there in 981.
You know the the tax act hadn't passed a lot of things have been done because he was just sworn in.
But people automatically felt better because you have somebody in leadership who was in fact lead.
Somebody leadership who really did feel our pain some real leadership who in fact you trusted to get us to the end of the road if you will.
You know and I look at Barack Obama and the fact that matters I don't think he relates to us any longer.
He is better off today than he was four years ago for -- -- back at a 150000 here that would make it over 400000 dollars here when my father became pres United States.
He money gone up and stature being the president but he went way down an income.
He understood he was serving his country sought as a service he saw it as a citizen.
Too many politicians including the president say it is a lifetime commitment and a job.
Michael Reagan thank you sir Tia sent thank you -- breaking news just.
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