Is the Economy Better Off?

Associated Press
Is the Economy Better Off?
Jody Baugh stands in his home in Wakarusa, Ind. Baugh lost his welding job in fall 2008 when his recreational vehicle factory in Wakarusa, Ind., closed, a casualty of the recession. He now makes modular homes and likes his job and company, but worries about gas prices, health care costs and more generally, the future. Baugh says he's detected a modest economic turnaround but wishes President Barack Obama had done more to help folks like him. Some friends think Romney is the answer because of his business background. Baugh isn't sure he'll vote. "I can't believe anybody anymore," he says. "I really did have hope when (Obama) got in that things would be good," he says. "Now the only thing I see is the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. I was born into the middle class and now I'm on the other side."
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