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  • Obamacare signs up 8M [View news story]

    I will take you at your word regarding your coverage but if it's true you are in the extreme minority!

    The administration now admits the premiums will go up at least 10% per year not the false claim that premiums would go down $2,500 per year.

    My premiums doubled this year. They went up to pay for all the free stuff you and your wife are getting! I hope you enjoy benefiting from other peoples hard work.
    Apr 18 06:36 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obamacare signs up 8M [View news story]
    Even the link in this article from Reuters doesn't say bought!

    "He announced that 8 million people had now signed up for health insurance"

    Does the author understand that signing up is different than buying? Even among those who have paid their first months premium, there will be drop outs in the 2nd month, 3rd month, 4th month.

    The last thing on an under 35 year olds list of priorities is health insurance premiums. Rent, care payment, utilities, food, beer, gas, student loan, cell phone, etc, etc. will come first.
    Apr 18 08:14 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obamacare signs up 8M [View news story]
    Who wrote this "article"?? Someone in or on Obama's payroll.

    The real number of people who didn't already have health insurance and have actually paid their premium (not Medicaid/welfare) is around 1 million. The 8 million number is a LIE!!

    Obamacare is a failure and the delay in the implementation of key areas like the employer mandate is proof. The next president will have to deal with raising premiums, limitations on care, new taxes, employer mandates and people who refuse to pay the fine/tax.

    Good luck Hillary!
    Apr 18 08:04 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consumer Confidence Implodes In Japan [View article]
    "One day he will come to regret that they named an economic policy after him"

    Just ask Obama via Obamacare!!

    And Obamacare IS an economic policy not a healthcare policy.
    Apr 17 08:05 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    R in Q,

    Climate change theory is about control not just padding the pockets of a few "scientists".

    Beef prices have surged the most in over a decade (5% in February) because of climate change conspiracy. The EPA has started taxing cow farts, restricting the number of cattle that can graze because of a nuisance (but tasty) turtle, and fined ranchers for contaminating private ponds that their cattle drink from.

    What is the government doing with all of the land that they claim to own? They don't receive tax revenue and they don't produce anything on it.

    Higher food costs hurt the poor the most, oh wait, less food = more dependence on the government = more food stamps = more votes!
    Apr 16 09:20 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    More negative headlines for coal too!

    James River Coal (JRCC) filed for bankruptcy citing $818 million in debt.

    They cited competition from Australia's metallurgical coal, environmental issues and improved production for the drop in price.

    They will continue production with a $100 million loan and court protection.
    Apr 15 07:54 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]

    Facebook's move seems to go way past Paypal.

    This sounds more like bitcoin since they are not only storing other people's money but also want to use it as a cash exchange between customers.

    Facebook unlike bitcoin is already used by everyone worldwide. It is accessible and easy to use. Bitcoin requires a somewhat sophisticated knowledge of computers.
    Apr 14 08:39 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Speaking of bankruptcy!

    Cold Water Creek is bankrupt (never heard of them) but how do you run a company into the ground that bad?

    10-50 million in assets vs 100-500 million in debt, I mean it seems past incompetence and more like criminal.

    And how do you not know if you owe $100 million or $500 million? Did they let Uncle Vinnie do their books?
    Apr 11 08:30 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    ACA doesn't exist!

    The law that was passed 4 years ago never went into effect and has already had chunks repealed and more chunks delayed (permanently) and court decisions will continue to unravel most of the remaining law.

    Whether you call it "repeal" or "allowed to die a slow death" the results will be the same.

    Medicaid is the real concern. With millions of people pushed into welfare the costs of an already bankrupt system will ballon. The federal government is currently subsidizing the states medicaid costs but when that money is reduced, and it will be, the states will either have to pick up the shortfall or cut services.

    My bet is on the reduction of services!
    Apr 11 08:20 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Greece is back in the news!!

    The more things change the more they stay the same.

    Reports that unemployment has been over 25% for over 2 years has to be taken with a grain of salt.

    When you exclude the 50+ year olds that have already retired, the young, the disabled, and the people who have stopped looking for work, who's left?

    The government is still paying 25% of the workforce to not work.

    Unemployment insurance doesn't help the unemployed get work, it insures that the unemployed will stay out of the workforce.
    Apr 10 08:00 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]

    The screw cap is promoted because it is cheaper. Bottom Line!

    All of the talk about safety and the environmental issues with depleting cork trees and better storage is just propaganda.

    Flying corks come from sparkling wine and they don't use screw caps.

    Cork trees are not harmed when the cork is harvested and you can plant more trees if you need more cork.

    Wine corks do have problems with leakage and there are occasional microbial issues but screw caps can also leak and the wine does not age properly either.
    Apr 9 01:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • MBA Mortgage Applications [View news story]
    The institutional investors may find that they paid to much for some of their most recent purchases.
    Apr 9 01:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]

    If you are strictly a red wine guy then the west coast is definitely superior, just like France's reds are superior to German reds.

    Here is a list of New York's double gold winners from the recent Finger Lakes International wine competition:
    Double Gold medals went to Anthony Road 2013 Pinot Gris and 2013 Rose of Cabernet Franc; Arbor Hill Speedster; Baiting Hollow 2011 Sweet Isis; Chateau Frank Celebre Rose; Chateau LaFayette Reneau 2010 Merlot and Seyval Chardonnay; Clovis Point 2013 Chardonnay; Fox Run 2011 Riesling 12, Hanging Delta Vineyard; Glenora 2012 Riesling, Select Harvest, Dalrymple Vineyards; Hazlitt 2012 Vidal Ice Wine; Hector Wine Company 2012 Essence; Liberty Vineyards & Winery 2013 Riesling; Pellegrini 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon; Penguin Bay 2012 Pinot Grigio; Sheldrake Point 2013 Dry Rose and 2012 Gewurztraminer; Stone Age Winery 2013 Blush; Swedish Hill 2012 Riesling; Warwick Valley Doc's Draft Hard Pear Apple Cider; and Earle Estates Meadery Porky's Pleasure Worthog Cherry Hard Cider.

    And I am not getting paid for this endorsement either but I wish I was!! :)
    Apr 9 09:20 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Illinois seems to have finally had a reality check!

    Adjustments to the pension's is good news but it is not nearly enough.

    I am sure the union's will be screaming bloody murder!!
    Apr 9 07:53 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Starting to hear a lot about the potential crop damage caused by the winters cold.

    NY has been lobbying for aid for weeks already. The grape and wine industry are claiming bud and vine damage. And yes, NY makes GREAT wine! The reduction in buds may actually improve the quality of the wine if the the rest of the year cooperates.

    Mother Nature is very resilient and the crops will recover quickly! Not her first rodeo with cold weather!!
    Apr 9 07:44 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment