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Freeper Survey/Question:How Much Income Have You Lost Since Obama Took Office? A Hundred Thousand?

Posted on 10/10/2011 2:55:26 PM PDT by The_Obama_Gerbil

Every working American has lost a fortune since King O'Bozo took office and put an end to small business! Tell us your story. What do you do for a living,and if you lost your job and/or still working for less hours/wages, how much would you say you have lost in the last three years? I would imagine some of you may have lost upwards to a million.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Reference; Society
KEYWORDS: newbie; noob; profiling; vanity

1 posted on 10/10/2011 2:55:31 PM PDT by The_Obama_Gerbil
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

you can also add the equity Obama stole from your home. In my case, I am estimating at least $80,000 down the drain!


2 posted on 10/10/2011 2:57:18 PM PDT by The_Obama_Gerbil
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

Could some list to me all the reasons why he’s hurt small business? EPA? Frank-Dodd? Anything else?

I’ve lost about 25% of my income for the last three years, and have been playing the trade game with my 401k to keep the earnings from Obama fake stock market recovery.

I don’t want to total it up I might kill myself.


3 posted on 10/10/2011 3:00:50 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: CommieCutter

Obama care too.


4 posted on 10/10/2011 3:01:28 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

Let’s just say over $500K in net worth lost, and a somewhat lower ‘run rate’ is our “new normal”

Yet we are doing OK because we are responsible and prudent adults.


5 posted on 10/10/2011 3:02:36 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

$150 k in equity. Business income down 60%. Prices on everything thru the roof.


6 posted on 10/10/2011 3:03:43 PM PDT by hope
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil
Tell us your story

Who is "us"?

I would imagine some of you may have lost upwards to a million."

Why would you think that? Are conservatives all rich?

Who are you?

7 posted on 10/10/2011 3:03:54 PM PDT by teenyelliott (www.therightscoop.com/herman-cain-brings-the-house-down-at-values-voter-summit/)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil
Tell us your story

Who is "us"?

I would imagine some of you may have lost upwards to a million."

Why would you think that? Are conservatives all rich?

Who are you?

8 posted on 10/10/2011 3:04:21 PM PDT by teenyelliott (www.therightscoop.com/herman-cain-brings-the-house-down-at-values-voter-summit/)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil
Net worth has actually has actually gone up 16.5% since the punk POTUS took office (Jan. '09). Of course I am a damn savy investor who will do fine whoever is in.

I have micro-managed this sucker since 1990, and the only down year I have had was 2008, and that year it only went down 4.5%

9 posted on 10/10/2011 3:06:21 PM PDT by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

I initially lost 4000 in the stock market but made it up. But our health care premiums are going up faster each year.


10 posted on 10/10/2011 3:07:36 PM PDT by omega4179 (Cain)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

Do you count lost income from higher health insurance rates?


11 posted on 10/10/2011 3:07:36 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

About 60k of income loss over 3 years.


12 posted on 10/10/2011 3:08:27 PM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: teenyelliott

Between decreased income, decreased value of homes, and decrease in value of investments, I would estimate at least $1M.


13 posted on 10/10/2011 3:09:20 PM PDT by SC DOC
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To: tbw2

This economy has been brutal for my business.


14 posted on 10/10/2011 3:10:54 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

within my own family of 7, at least 5 Million! and remember when we were in the green 2005/2006? I had to turn down work for months.


15 posted on 10/10/2011 3:14:24 PM PDT by The_Obama_Gerbil
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To: SC DOC
You can post all the info you want. I am not going to tell our personal finance story to someone on the interwebs, who signed up on FR less than a month ago, just because they ask.
16 posted on 10/10/2011 3:14:48 PM PDT by teenyelliott (www.therightscoop.com/herman-cain-brings-the-house-down-at-values-voter-summit/)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

Hard to say. My income is derived from the Veterans Administration, so basically from you hard-working taxpayers, for which I am extremely grateful. However I do not remember if I’ve gotten a COLA increase (not that I am asking for one) since Obama was elected.

I do not expect a COLA increase anytime soon nor should one be forthcoming. This government needs to drastically cut spending, not increase it.


17 posted on 10/10/2011 3:18:42 PM PDT by Grunthor (Heartless Bigot for Cain.)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

I’ve lost my damn patience!!


18 posted on 10/10/2011 3:18:52 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

Six figures and counting.


19 posted on 10/10/2011 3:23:21 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

60K probably. And that is just with the regulations and over-reaching of JUST Obama and the Dem’s since 2009. If I were to go back to when Nancy and Harry took to their first terror crusades against America starting back in 07; probably higher.


20 posted on 10/10/2011 3:24:36 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

The gutting of NASA killed the contract $ for what I was working on, so I just retired a bit early. Now sucking off of SS. Could have kept working for a few more years, saving yet more in the 401k, but I got nervous about what the liberals might have in mind, so I bailed out while I could.


21 posted on 10/10/2011 3:24:49 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil
My IRA lost about 20% before I put it all in cash during the last part of the Bush adm......House has lost about 40% of its value. No mortgage on it, but for selling its a big loss...Don't tell me that cash is also a loss of income...I know that, but not as big a loss as the Stock market was...wish I had sold when Dow was at 14000, sold everything at 12000.But the cd's are giving me at least 4% until they mature, then the % will be way down...

Not complaining, many are in far worse situations..I have no mortgage or car payment or kids to put through school..

22 posted on 10/10/2011 3:29:20 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

Been out of my 72k per yr w benefits job almost 2 years now...can’t even get a 30k job at this point...not fun


23 posted on 10/10/2011 3:29:57 PM PDT by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

Ya, I’m off by right at 100k during the last 3 years.


24 posted on 10/10/2011 3:30:57 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

and it was a small company in business over 25 years...


25 posted on 10/10/2011 3:31:08 PM PDT by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: Grunthor

There’s been no COLA in two years because there was no inflation. One is “expected” for 2012.


26 posted on 10/10/2011 3:34:21 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama wins in 2012.)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

Hmmm. Not including my home, a hundred thousand is a little over the top.

Zero has only cost me about forty thousand, if you count that we couldn’t find a cheap used car like we usually would have gotten for our latest vehicle. (We went to the used car lot of the new car dealer we’ve always bought from before, and he had -what - seven cars in our range? Thanks, Cash for Clunkers.)

Of course, including my house...


27 posted on 10/10/2011 3:34:31 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: teenyelliott; Admin Moderator
Who are you?

Worth asking since the thread-starting poster has been here less than a month.

28 posted on 10/10/2011 3:36:13 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama wins in 2012.)
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My household is in the oil field, law and Austin real estate.

Law is always good, real estate is slightly up, but price of oil has fallen over the last couple months.

That’s a bit scary.


29 posted on 10/10/2011 3:43:00 PM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

I live in Naples,Fla. where most of us here rely on the 7 winter months to make about 80% of our income. I remember when there was a time here where I was working year round. I will admit, I am scared, I am in hospitality, I love the work,but wish it was more year round.


30 posted on 10/10/2011 3:47:12 PM PDT by The_Obama_Gerbil
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

Haven’t lost any income, but I drive a lot for my job, so have spent a lot more for gasoline. Investments and home values way down. Health insurance cost is up, up, up.


31 posted on 10/10/2011 3:49:08 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: newzjunkey
Worth asking since the thread-starting poster has been here less than a month.

Also worth asking because currently the leftie loonies are looking for “millionaires” to harass.

Occupy Wall Street thugs plan "Millionaires March" to the homes of the 1%

As the OP said, tell "us" your story.

32 posted on 10/10/2011 3:49:51 PM PDT by teenyelliott (www.therightscoop.com/herman-cain-brings-the-house-down-at-values-voter-summit/)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

As Herman Cain said “ if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself.”


33 posted on 10/10/2011 3:50:10 PM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil
So, you are in hospitality and your family has lost 5 million bucks?
34 posted on 10/10/2011 3:54:16 PM PDT by teenyelliott (www.therightscoop.com/herman-cain-brings-the-house-down-at-values-voter-summit/)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

I really don’t care to share but I’ve gotta say -— the mental image of your “handle” makes me throw up in my mouth a little. Yucch!


35 posted on 10/10/2011 3:54:47 PM PDT by Tornillo ("arm yourselves" - Sheriff West,Hudspeth County Texas)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

Lost my job, but haven’t taken too much of a hit on the stock market. Husband had to go back to work, but he lost a bit in his portfolio.


36 posted on 10/10/2011 4:00:53 PM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

when I mentioned my family of 7, I was referring to mom/dad and the other siblings. One brother lost at least 3 million in sales (he sells custom crafted/high end furniture in New Jersey)but since Zero took office,his business dropped about 95%!) we all knew this was gonna happen when Obama won,He has robbed most Americans of four years of their lives, look at it like Obama flushing four of your years down the toilet.


37 posted on 10/10/2011 4:22:43 PM PDT by The_Obama_Gerbil
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

I moved to Texas in 2007. My income is up just over 50% since then.

You’ll not find me badmouthing the business climate in Texas.

It would be even better for everyone if we could drill here and drill now!


38 posted on 10/10/2011 4:38:42 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Proud to be a RINO.)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

I WISH it were just 100k.

LLS


39 posted on 10/10/2011 4:59:00 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

My income losses actually began at the point when the Democrats took control of Congress during Bush’s last term. My business was rocked so hard, that my family wound up living on the poverty line for the next few years.

It’s only recently that my wife and I have managed to claw our way back to something resembling a steady income. No thanks to Zero, I might add. We probably would have done it in less than half the time, had he not been elected.


40 posted on 10/11/2011 12:20:49 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: The_Obama_Gerbil

Hard to say. Lost around $20,000 in the 401K, but household income has risen that much annually or a bit more. We’re some of the lucky ones that the recession didn’t hurt.


41 posted on 10/11/2011 12:09:09 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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