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Well this -- -- question that everybody's asking what -- just talked about to are you better off than you were four years ago let's bring in Jamie Weinstein his from the -- daily caller.
And Jamie joins us this morning from Charlotte good morning Jamie.
So I difference you tell us a little bit about this because Republicans seem to have some trouble finding their footing in terms of the facets.
Before have they finally hit their stride with this simple scene.
-- -- Back to an old Ronald Reagan question when he.
Ran in 1980.
Are you better today than you were four years ago.
And Americans -- in 1980 and said no we weren't Jimmy Carter.
I did not do good enough job to get us to a point where they felt that they they were better off.
So they're trying to a reprise that question and they've actually a -- of several Democrats.
It over the last few days here -- even said you know we are not better off before flipping the other the next day.
-- so is -- let's see what is -- about that one because that you're referring to the democratic governor of Maryland up O'Malley.
And he admitted over the weekends that Americans are worse off than they were four years ago.
But yet he flip flopped on that one backtracking yesterday saying well all we are better off so what do you think happened here.
Well he probably got a a little lecture from the Obama campaign people.
He ought to reconsider his position on that if they want to continue to act as a surrogate for them.
Look you know even if Democrats thought the economy I was better off today that it was four years ago it's hard for them to come out and say that.
Because too many Americans it doesn't appear that way.
You know in many ways the unemployment rate is up.
The real unemployment rate is up.
Food stamps are up the debt has increased.
By five to six trillion dollars.
These things are not good indices sure when I see -- DeVon Rex.
Jamie on the other hand we have recent poll it's an Associated Press what I wanna ask you about this.
64% of those polled let's put that whole lot if you out of a couple of the numbers there say that -- things -- the same or their financial situation is actually.
Bad car that was four years ago says 64 presented as either the same or better so hotter Republicans argue that things are tougher -- -- Well I think they argue it in many different ways I mean if you look at the unemployment rate.
It's certainly higher than it was in 2009 the real unemployment didn't significantly higher.
But I would point -- this where is America today in America with a with a debt problem now at sixteen trillion dollars which I think is the number one problem domestically.
We're hurdling off a cliff and -- in the three and a -- years of President Obama has been in office.
Not a single debt plan he is put on the table in -- on paper.
And I think that significantly.
It resonates it in the way that you know we have not addressed our long term fiscal for.
So Jim -- auction which threatens us let's talk about -- -- as opposed to hit the sixteen trillion dollar mark could happen as early as today.
If your Democrats I guess I guess you don't even bother to bring that lineup unlike the Republicans they had that big debt clock ticket.
At their connection.
But but that's not even the big -- and even the big number in my mind the sixteen trillion is.
What -- -- is right now but that's not including our long term unfunded liabilities which there is no solution for coming from the Obama administration.
We're talking in the neighborhood of a hundred tried trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities through Medicaid Medicare and Social Security.
This needs to be addressed and so far today unfortunately President Obama has not put a plan on the table and I think.
That is a key failure the about a minister issued three and a half years on.
Okay let me ask you -- president former President Bill Clinton is set to take the stage shot tomorrow do you think that's a good idea or bad idea for Democrats to put him up because he reminds Democrats up.
A much stronger economy yet it can draw -- contrast in terms of where things are today under president Obama's leadership that I hear about idea.
It's a great idea for President Obama if President Clinton stays on message.
Of course there's been you know several incidents in the recent.
Past where -- President Clinton went off message where he called Mitt Romney's business credit career sterling when the Obama campaign was trying to paint it as the opposite.
But if he stays on message.
For President Clinton is that -- -- apex of his popularity.
Over 60% of America have a favorable opinion of him.
I think -- come there and vouch for President Obama that it would independents especially which are going to be important this election.
Back can only be a positive for -- the president -- right -- -- -- from the daily college thank you so much have a great day out that.
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