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Egypt swears in Sisi

  • Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been sworn in as president of Egypt today. Sisi is said to have won 97% of the vote in last month's election.
  • Egypt's economy still has a long way to recovery, and a rapidly growing population mixed with widespread poverty should make job creation a number one priority. The forecast for the country's economic growth for the fiscal year beginning July 1 is set at 3.2%.
  • ETFs: EGPT
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  • wyostocks
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    "Egypt's economy still has a long way to recovery, and a rapidly growing population mixed with widespread poverty should make job creation a number one priority."

     

    Sounds like the United States. Perhaps Obama should follow the same advice.
    8 Jun, 11:11 AM Reply Like
  • Jake2992
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    Maybe Republicans in the House should stop blocking every single job creation bill including simple infrastructure spending, which has been a bipartisan effort in every other administration.

     

    Partisan hackery displayed by wyo and rampant among the radical right is ruining our political process.
    8 Jun, 03:40 PM Reply Like
  • jbzw
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    The democrats had a president and a majority of both the house and senate for the first two years after the 2008 election and they failed to deliver.
    8 Jun, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    Which jobs bill are you referring to? Another Solyndra, First Solar, or a host of Obama's other green energy crap that has failed? Or maybe Obama's war on coal? Those are jobs too but they just don't fit into his agenda of killing our economy.

     

    Grow a brain.
    8 Jun, 08:06 PM Reply Like
  • june1234
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    First you execute a few hundred of your opponents then win with 97% of the vote. any questions?
    8 Jun, 11:35 AM Reply Like
  • Mark.ca
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    No! Sounds legit to me.
    8 Jun, 11:38 PM Reply Like
  • duncanmcbride
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    Obama presented a jobs bill to congress in 2011, which was DOA. I don't think blame for the lack of economic stimulus rests with the administration.
    8 Jun, 11:43 AM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    I do, completely.
    8 Jun, 11:47 AM Reply Like
  • WisPokerGuy
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    Rope's comment is a perfect example of why BOTH political parties are to blame for the lack of jobs growth or any other policy decisions.

     

    The Republicans don't want to work with Obama because they don't want him to book any successes for political reasons - even if they might like his idea. The Democrats don't want to work with the Republicans because they can't let them succeed for political reasons because their base support will complain. There you have the reason for the lack of movement on any policy questions.

     

    People can complain about Obama all they want, but when Bush was in power the EXACT SAME THING happened in the last years of his administration. These guys in DC can't even agree on where to have lunch, so to expect them to agree on major issues (or even compromise - which is now a 4 letter word) is ridiculous and a waste of time.
    8 Jun, 03:21 PM Reply Like
  • wyostocks
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    Bull.
    Obama's first two years he controlled the senate and the house and passed whatever he damn well pleased. How do you think Obamacare and the trillion dollar stimulus bills passed. Have you forgotten Biden's summer of recovery 2009, wow that really worked out just great.

     

    Stop the bull and rewriting history.
    8 Jun, 03:32 PM Reply Like
  • Jake2992
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    Wyo, try thinking for yourself instead of mouthing off another fox news lie

     

    Because of Senator Al Frankin's election fight and Senator Ted Kennedy's health problems, Democrats really only controlled the Senate with 60 votes for a short 2 months. Those are just the facts.
    8 Jun, 03:42 PM Reply Like
  • jbzw
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    Loss of full time jobs and increase of poor paying part time jobs due to healthcare which is a shamble,no pipepline for good jobs, no effort for energy independence, crippling new EPA regugulations to crush coal and other energy, failure to enforce our borders, and weakening our national security by releasing murders who want to destroy us. Not a good way to create economic growth and secure prosperity for Americans
    8 Jun, 04:58 PM Reply Like
  • bgold1955
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    Jbzw... Laughable! If you didn't hear recent news last week, more jobs created in the last 5+ years than were lost during the recession that shouldn't have happened. Energy, live in Texas and I can assure you there is more drilling going on now than in 40 years (bad EPA). On immigration, Texas is a border state and our state politicians have done nothing but spout what "they are GONNA do (remember it's an election year) if elected or hilariously if re-elected". Who was it that got Bin Laden?
    8 Jun, 05:08 PM Reply Like
  • Rope a Dope
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    WPG, "I refuse to negotiate". Sound familiar?

     

    When Obama first assumed office, you could use a calendar to mark his failures. These days you need a stopwatch.
    8 Jun, 08:15 PM Reply Like
  • jbzw
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    The WSJ weekend edition on page 1, top of the fold article is entitled:" Jobs Return To Peak, But Quality Lags"? It notes that lower- paying jobs lead the rebound. It also advises that there are fewer jobs in manufacturing, construction and government-typicallly well-paying fields. Additionally, the labor participation rate is the lowest in 36 years. Enforcement of the immigration laws is the primary obligation of the federal government. Texas and the Dakotas are great for energy workers; not the same for the coal miners of Tenn, West Va. And Pa. And who just set five murderers free so that they can continue to kill Americans?
    8 Jun, 10:38 PM Reply Like
  • WisPokerGuy
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    Dope...

     

    I'm NOT defending Obama. If you had bothered to read my entire comment, you would have grasped that fact. BOTH parties are equally to blame for political inaction. Once the Republicans elect a president, it will be the same only the opposite. Don't believe me? Just wait.

     

    As my 96 year old grandfather once told me, if voting really mattered the powers that be would have taken it away from us years ago. People get the government they deserve. So stop whining and live with the inevitable results. Or do something about it.
    8 Jun, 11:38 PM Reply Like
  • Patent News
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    WTF does Sisi Egypt have to do with your beloved Obama?
    8 Jun, 02:29 PM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    Why don't you ask the first poster, as he's the one who brought Obama into this comment stream.
    8 Jun, 02:49 PM Reply Like
  • bgold1955
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    Agree. Continuous bs.
    8 Jun, 03:15 PM Reply Like
  • wyostocks
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    Tricky

     

    Perhaps you should reread the first comment very, very, very slowly and perhaps you'll understand it.
    8 Jun, 03:34 PM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    I understand it perfectly well. It's an article on Egypt. And you bring US politics into it. You who love to post "this is an investing site, why don't you take your politics elsewhere"... when you are one of the worst about that type of behavior. What does an Egyptian election have to do with US politics... oh that's right, nothing, except when someone jams it into a thread.
    8 Jun, 03:49 PM Reply Like
  • GaltMachine
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    "Sisi is said to have won 97% of the vote in last month's election"

     

    I didn't know the President was on the ballot :)
    8 Jun, 03:34 PM Reply Like
  • GaltMachine
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    When discussing religion and politics it is best to keep one's thoughts to oneself :)

     

    If I could delete this now I would.
    8 Jun, 04:02 PM Reply Like
  • dacama1
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    I will take Sisi any day over the Muslim brotherhood, elected or not.
    8 Jun, 04:18 PM Reply Like
  • TAS
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    Funny how the topic of an Egypt run by a narcissistic ego maniac morphed so beautifully into a tug of war between Obama apologists and the truth. ;)
    8 Jun, 04:25 PM Reply Like
  • bgold1955
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    Tas.... NO apology here for Obama. I & my family have done quite well in the last 5+ years. If you haven't, that is YOUR problem, not Obama's.
    8 Jun, 04:50 PM Reply Like
  • TAS
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    You probably are. Food Stamp subsidy payments to families increased 62%.
    8 Jun, 08:15 PM Reply Like
  • Bouchart
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    97% of the vote? Seems legit.
    8 Jun, 07:18 PM Reply Like
  • TAS
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    Wonder if ID cards were required :)
    8 Jun, 08:16 PM Reply Like
  • Mark.ca
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    I wonder if the dead have the right to vote like they do here in US?
    8 Jun, 11:43 PM Reply Like
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