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  1. President Obama delivered a speech at a high school in Windham, N.H.on Saturday, discussing his economic plan, and citing its contrasts from the Romney/Ryan plan.

    "They have tried to sell us this trickle-down snake oil before," Obama said. "It didn’t work then and it won’t work now."

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  2. Paul Ryan visited Lakewood High School in Jefferson County, Colo. on Tuesday, where the supporters were gathered in anticipation of hearing the presumptive Republican vice presidential candidate speak.

    More than 2,000 people attended the rally, according to Rick Searle, an officer at the Jefferson County sheriff’s office who could hear cheers echoing from the gymnasium at the front entrance of the high school.

    Ryan heralded the importance of utilizing American energy resources before speaking on the economy, budget deficit, and Barack Obama’s presidential record.

    "We need to make sure we use our own energy because we have our own energy," Ryan said. "You have it all in Colorado."

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  3. 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?

    Tiffany Todd, 20, a Missouri business student, responds.

    See more responses to this question on The Post’s Liberty: Through the Lens project, the second in a series of photo and audio essays on Virginia voters’ opinions as they wrestle with the issues of 2012.

    What’s your response? Tell us on Tumblr here, or on Twitter using #VoterVoices.

  4. 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?

    Matthew Prior, 23, an IT firm Consultant in Missouri, says Obama actually created his job. 

    See more responses to this question on The Post’s Liberty: Through the Lens project, the second in a series of photo and audio essays on Virginia voters’ opinions as they wrestle with the issues of 2012.

    What’s your response? Tell us on Tumblr here, or on Twitter using #VoterVoices.

  5. floridaelects:

    Are you financially better off, worse, or the same under President Obama? Denise Blackstone of Jacksonville responds. 

    By: Paula A. Senn, UNF Student Reporter

    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?

    See more responses to this question on The Post’s Liberty: Through the Lens project, the second in a series of photo and audio essays on Virginia voters’ opinions as they wrestle with the issues of 2012.

    What’s your response? Tell us on Tumblr here, or on Twitter using #VoterVoices.

    floridaelects »

  6. 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?

    Rodney Tumey, 48, of Columbia, Mo., a construction worker says he can’t imagine he would be any better off right now. 

    See more responses to this question on The Post’s Liberty: Through the Lens project, the second in a series of photo and audio essays on Virginia voters’ opinions as they wrestle with the issues of 2012.

    What’s your response? Tell us on Tumblr here, or on Twitter using #VoterVoices.

  7. 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?

    Marc Tormohlen explains his economic situation living in a small town in the eastern plains of Colorado, where the recession didn’t hit as hard as it did the front range and metropolitan areas of the state.

    See more responses to this question on The Post’s Liberty: Through the Lens project, the second in a series of photo and audio essays on Virginia voters’ opinions as they wrestle with the issues of 2012.

    What’s your response? Tell us on Tumblr here, or on Twitter using #VoterVoices.

  8. 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?

    "I think it probably has [been worse] in the last four years, since my husband has been laid off so much," -Diane Swanson, 51, Bristol, Wis.

    See more responses to this question on The Post’s Liberty: Through the Lens project, the second in a series of photo and audio essays on Virginia voters’ opinions as they wrestle with the issues of 2012.

    What’s your response? Tell us on Tumblr here, or on Twitter using #VoterVoices.

  9. 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?
"I would say I’m in a better financial situation now than I was in 2008. In December I was lucky enough to get a good paying factory job, and next month I’ll be starting a new job as a manager at a local business. With some help from my parents, my girlfriend and I were able to move into our own house, buy a new car and are now expecting our first daughter in September. I don’t know how much my financial situation has to do with Barack Obama’s first term in office, but I’m very thankful to be able to provide for my family during a time when a lot of people are struggling." -Cody Griffin, 21, Kenosha, Wis.
See more responses to this question on The Post’s Liberty: Through the Lens project, the second in a series of photo and audio essays on Virginia voters’ opinions as they wrestle with the issues of 2012.
What’s your response? Tell us on Tumblr here, or on Twitter using #VoterVoices.

    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?

    "I would say I’m in a better financial situation now than I was in 2008. In December I was lucky enough to get a good paying factory job, and next month I’ll be starting a new job as a manager at a local business. With some help from my parents, my girlfriend and I were able to move into our own house, buy a new car and are now expecting our first daughter in September. I don’t know how much my financial situation has to do with Barack Obama’s first term in office, but I’m very thankful to be able to provide for my family during a time when a lot of people are struggling." -Cody Griffin, 21, Kenosha, Wis.

    See more responses to this question on The Post’s Liberty: Through the Lens project, the second in a series of photo and audio essays on Virginia voters’ opinions as they wrestle with the issues of 2012.

    What’s your response? Tell us on Tumblr here, or on Twitter using #VoterVoices.

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