1. From now through Election Day, Washington Post journalists are traveling through a  key battleground state, Virginia, to listen in as voters wrestle with the issues of 2012. The second installment of the “Liberty, through the lens" series is a photo and audio essay of their responses to this question: 

    Would you say you, yourself, are better off financially than you were when Obama became president, not as well off, or in about the same shape as then financially? Why?

    The 12 team also solicited answers from voters in their swing states. We’ll showcase those responses here on the 12 over the next few days. What’s your response to the question? Tell us by replying to this post or tweeting your answer using the hashtag #votervoices. 

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  2. Notes

    1. moreleftthannot reblogged this from ngjennings
    2. trxfreely reblogged this from 2012swingstates and added:
      It could be a lot worse. And I do worry it may be so in 4 more years.
    3. irunbandleng answered: same… still broke. but i wasn’t even in the country for the last 2 years.
    4. ryedthpolitics reblogged this from 2012swingstates
    5. perzadook reblogged this from markcoatney and added:
      Excellent piece from the Post, and reporting from a crucial swing state. It’s a liberal paper, but when they publish...
    6. mikeandtinaforever answered: I’m better I got more money
    7. markcoatney reblogged this from 2012swingstates and added:
      Well?
    8. beckykutz answered: Better. Much better. Once we got over the fear of losing our jobs altogether (we were survivors) our pay has gone up, 401K is also back.
    9. wyatt0579 answered: I have not had a raise since obama became president and it cost a lot more to live. and of my health plan has been slashed
    10. samrakhawaja reblogged this from 2012swingstates
    11. mobuki answered: Better off financially but there are things more important than finance, like waging a preemptive war.,
    12. lafaux answered: I consider myself to be vastly better off since President Obama took office. Four years ago my mortgage rate was9.1 Today, it’s 3.0.
    13. ngjennings reblogged this from 2012swingstates
    14. 2012swingstates posted this

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