To the Readers' Forum:
In a recent editorial entitled ''A Question Worth Answering,'' the question asked was ''Are you better off than you were when President Obama took office?'' The piece went on to say that ''it is a question that the White House will have trouble diverting attention from this week (the convention.)''
For anyone who paid any attention to the majority of convention speakers, that was simply not the case.
In January 2009, the stock market had fallen to 6,500 points - today it stands at 13,000 points. That translates into our market based investments - 401K's, IRA's - doubling in value in less that four hears - we are better off.
Those Americans with pre-existing conditions, those unable to afford care, unemployed college graduates, those canceled by greedy healthcare providers after claims, are certainly better off.
After 29 consecutive months of positive job growth numbers, with absolutely no assistance from congressional republicans who were hellbent on carrying out a well orchestrated plan of obstruction. 4.5 million American workers are now better off. Many in this group are among the 800,000 American workers who lost jobs in each of the two months prior to this presidency. '
As Vice President Biden stated ''Bin Laden is dead'' and ''General Motors is alive.'' We are better off.