Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, but wages weigh

President Obama addresses the Democratic National Committee's Women?s Leadership Forum annual Issues Conference in WashingtonBy Jason Lange and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, stumping for the Democrats ahead of November’s congressional elections, has twice invoked Ronald Reagan’s seminal campaign question: “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” Framing the debate like that helped Reagan twice – in 1980 when he beat incumbent Jimmy Carter, and then again in 1984 when he won re-election during an economic upswing. …

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