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  • WSJ: Sprint has second thoughts about T-Mobile deal [View news story]
    Talk about synergies!
    Feb 10 08:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed set to continue tapering despite disappointing jobs data [View news story]
    Soooo, you're saying that "milestone" wasn't achieved with QE1? How about QE2? No? Then, how about QE3? Operation Twist? You're probably right, Janet Yellen will put a stop to the madness this time for sure.
    Feb 10 06:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Sprint has second thoughts about T-Mobile deal [View news story]
    Ah, the ultimate authority on business, the U.S. Department of Justice. They should open the "USDOJ School of Business" at the DC headquarters to train our future business leaders in the tried and true socialist model. Once all the greedy capitalist corporations collapse under the weight of regulations, we'll need some good and loyal socialist minions to run the benevolent state operated monopolies. 
    Feb 10 06:36 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed set to continue tapering despite disappointing jobs data [View news story]
    I think you tacitly answered your own questions. (see line 3)
    Feb 9 10:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed set to continue tapering despite disappointing jobs data [View news story]
    "not swayed by a single number"

    What about TWO numbers?
    Feb 9 06:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Prepare For A Shortage Of Physical Gold [View article]
    True, but one wonders just how difficult it will be to find enough physical gold if all those paper contract holders start demanding delivery. Will there be enough physical to meet the demand? Of course, the contracts could be settled with paper currency, I suppose, but what would that say to investors? Questions, questions, questions.
    Feb 3 08:11 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The NRF calls for changes to Affordable Care Act [View news story]
    Sally G, the problem is one of false comparisons. Consider the for profit Lasik surgery segment of healthcare, typically not covered by insurance, which has delivered popular and plentiful, high level care even as prices for the procedures have plunged due to competition and technological advances - all driven by the profit motive. The current private healthcare insurance industry as a whole is a highly successful manifestation of crony capitalism which is, in many ways, indistinguishable from public programs like Medicare and Medicaid, but "you ain't seen nothin' yet", as they say in Washington DC.
    Jan 31 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The NRF calls for changes to Affordable Care Act [View news story]
    If one ignores the history of all human experience, you would be right, but the economists who deal in reality have already offered incontrovertible proof that "not focusing on profits" = mediocrity (at best) and corruption (inevitably). See Adam Smith, Ludwig von Mises, and Friedrich Hayek. Don't worry though, you're going to get your wish. I just hope you were careful in wishing it.
    Jan 31 07:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The NRF calls for changes to Affordable Care Act [View news story]
    Exactly, Sally G! Single payer has always been the real goal. Forget all that private market mumbo jumbo. Healthcare controlled and delivered by an all caring, all knowing, government. That's the ticket!
    Jan 30 05:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The NRF calls for changes to Affordable Care Act [View news story]
    Nice observation, tampabay! Of course, there is the little matter of the "Shared Responsibility Payment" which is NOT tax deductible, and it will likely skyrocket when the ACA fails to sign up the requisite number of very healthy young people to shoulder the massive burden. Everyone will be screaming for single payer soon. Checkmate.
    Jan 28 10:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Now Is The Time To Be Fearful [View article]
    Dweeb, at the risk of repeating a few points over and over, don't you mean liberals need RINO's to simply agree with their Keynesian economic philosophy and socialist agenda? Since the current liberal establishment universally rejects anything remotely conservative, the only path to agreement would be capitulation by one party or the other. Of course, there may be one exception; Democrats facing angry constituents clutching recently cancelled health insurance policies. Additionally, don't you think Goebbels and his minions would likely shut down Fox News since it's programming is predominantly in opposition to the "Social Democrats"?
    Dec 15 05:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Side Of Goldman Sachs Is Right About Gold? [View article]
    What about the "Plunge Protection Team", or as they're officially titled, The Working Group on Financial Markets? Specifically, could they act independently of any oversight should they see a crisis coming with respect to the massive, and potentially toxic, Federal Reserve balance sheet of ultra low interest Treasuries? Since the markets might easily be characterized as delusional, counter intuitive, abnormal, etc., what is the possibility of some sort of PPT influence? Am I being paranoid?
    Oct 9 08:33 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold bulls get no relief from Yellen nomination [View news story]
    Three words: Plunge Protection Team
    Oct 9 07:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Now Is The Time To Be Fearful [View article]
    pscalare, you are correct with respect to a serious problem associated with our healthcare system involving large numbers of people who cannot, or choose not to, pay the exorbitant charges typically seen with emergency room care. However, Obamacare only institutionalizes the problem and ensures the same services will become bureaucratic, substandard, and eventually scarce. Furthermore, global costs will increase dramatically with endless administrative expenses and the inevitable corruption. We already have a perfect case study with Medicare, which is so sloppily run and out of control, it has unfunded liabilities in the 30 to 60 trillion dollar range, depending on which underestimated figure you choose to embrace. Compassionate care can, and should, be subsidized by much more efficient organizations, e.g., churches, charitable organizations, civic groups, motivated private healthcare facilities, etc., but publicly funded programs stifle such entities and choke off funds in insidious ways that are always negative and damaging. The government has been rolling out the same flawed entitlement approach to one social "crisis" after another since the Great Depression and upon introducing each new one, loudly proclaiming: "this time the outcome be different". I won't bore you with Einstein's famous quote about this type of behavior.
    Sep 23 09:06 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Now Is The Time To Be Fearful [View article]
    You must mean you can see a Nurse Practitioner, or some other substitute provider, the same day. If any citizen could, in reality, just walk in to see a medical doctor at multiple clinics every day, how would these doctors accommodate all the healthcare abusers, e.g., drug addicts, hypochondriacs, and the medically irresponsible? Such "users" are the bread and butter of the socialized medicine paradigm and have the time and motivation to consume all publicly available healthcare resources while typically exhibiting inadequate or non existent participation on the contribution side of the equation. Meanwhile, responsible citizens forego timely, high quality treatment, or leave the country. Laws and regulations don't negate human nature.
    Sep 22 12:47 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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