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  • The issue of legality may have been settled on Obamacare, but the debate about the law is just starting to heat up. Republican Rand Paul calls the decision "bone-headed," insisting that "The whole thing remains unconstitutional." Meanwhile, Democrat Nancy Pelosi went out on Twitter to declare "Victory for the American people!" One thing remains for sure: The uncertainty that has plagued the markets over this bill for the past two years shows no signs of abating any time soon.  [View news story]
    I just don't get why our country embraced him and elected him. The first, very first, time I saw Mr. Obama, he impressed me as a fraud, and I thought we should run, run, run the other way. His demeanor, his tone, his thinking are unsettling to me; if one pays really close attention, his words are often saying one thing but the force of his actions say another.He often says his policy decisions are "the right thing to do." Really? That is a general statement that carries with it or intends to carry with it a certain moral authority, but to me it has the effect of reducing complex political, ethical, economic decisions to a dubious catchphrase in lieu of providing political truths and intellectual firepower to convince and substantiate. I really do not have a political agenda in terms of party: I would support a good candidate from either party. The SCOTUS by its ruling said ACA cannot be implemented under and interpreted broadly as part of the Commerce Clause but can be considered Constitutionally viable as a tax. Yet Mr. Obama can be heard on audiotape to George Stephanopoulos insisting his baby is NOT a TAX. Is there any wonder the markets are still plagued with uncertainty, as stated a above, when there is such confusion? Perhaps there was unanimity of opinion as to what ACA is from the beginning, just striking differences of opinion as to how to package and sell Obamacare to the public. I consider it obfuscation.
    Jun 29, 2012. 08:57 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Working late into the Brussels night, European leaders agree in principle on €120B in stimulus measures (tipped a week ago), says EC President Van Rompuy. Italy's Monti and Spain's Rajoy initially blocked the deal, demanding first that action be taken to lower their countries' interest rates. Thus far, there's no concrete word on anything regarding that.  [View news story]
    How much do Italy and Spain want their interest rates lowered? Does anybody know?
    Jun 28, 2012. 10:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With London Olympics Ahead, Buy Nike On After Hours Weakness [View article]
    Me, too, but such are the vicissitudes of the stock market.
    Jun 28, 2012. 10:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • With London Olympics Ahead, Buy Nike On After Hours Weakness [View article]
    good article. NKE does seem to have very strong prospects This dip provides a very good opportunity to add to my position. long NKE.
    Jun 28, 2012. 09:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. exempts China for 180 days from sanctions levied against countries who trade with Iran, citing significant reductions in crude oil purchases from Iran. U.S. officials are careful to say the Chinese reductions may have come for its own domestic energy security reasons, but they nevertheless qualify as reductions for purposes of the U.S. sanctions law.  [View news story]
    bunchacrap
    Jun 28, 2012. 08:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The issue of legality may have been settled on Obamacare, but the debate about the law is just starting to heat up. Republican Rand Paul calls the decision "bone-headed," insisting that "The whole thing remains unconstitutional." Meanwhile, Democrat Nancy Pelosi went out on Twitter to declare "Victory for the American people!" One thing remains for sure: The uncertainty that has plagued the markets over this bill for the past two years shows no signs of abating any time soon.  [View news story]
    If you look up http://www.Vigilant Citizen.com and read about Madonna's recent Israeli concert, she moralizes about world peace to her Israeli audience while violence is promoted on stage and women with guns prance around in front of a Satanic cross. She is an example of the elitists who say one thing but mean another using " dual-speak." Nancy Pelosi's twitter, "Victory for the American people!" has a subtext; she is speaking directly to the lowest common denominator, the masses of misled and ignorant who actually will believe that the egregious healthcare law's enactment can be likened to a valiant and worthy battle. It's all an enticement.The cry of "victory" is indeed a pretension; and caring for the American people a deception; and the spoil like Esau giving up his birthtright for a meal.
    Jun 28, 2012. 08:24 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The bottom line for employers of the Supreme Court healthcare opinion is that most companies won't drop coverage for workers, but some might rework their plans and smaller ones could delay hiring. That's because firms with 50+ workers will be liable for a fine starting at $2K per employee if they don't provide insurance. "That will flat out limit us to 49 employees," says one small-business exec.  [View news story]
    Rest assured there are likely plenty of contingencies in the laboriously long law that Obama and Pelosi have forgotten to mention, that were hidden and sneaked in because the bill was too long to be READ before it was passed.
    Jun 28, 2012. 07:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The bottom line for employers of the Supreme Court healthcare opinion is that most companies won't drop coverage for workers, but some might rework their plans and smaller ones could delay hiring. That's because firms with 50+ workers will be liable for a fine starting at $2K per employee if they don't provide insurance. "That will flat out limit us to 49 employees," says one small-business exec.  [View news story]
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    - innocuous
    Jun 28, 2012. 01:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The bottom line for employers of the Supreme Court healthcare opinion is that most companies won't drop coverage for workers, but some might rework their plans and smaller ones could delay hiring. That's because firms with 50+ workers will be liable for a fine starting at $2K per employee if they don't provide insurance. "That will flat out limit us to 49 employees," says one small-business exec.  [View news story]
    They may "win," as you say, but on a one-dimensional level; it's a "win" if you do not look beyond the immediate gratification to the expense and tax implications and arguably the hardly inocuous expansion of the role of the federal government
    Jun 28, 2012. 12:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The bottom line for employers of the Supreme Court healthcare opinion is that most companies won't drop coverage for workers, but some might rework their plans and smaller ones could delay hiring. That's because firms with 50+ workers will be liable for a fine starting at $2K per employee if they don't provide insurance. "That will flat out limit us to 49 employees," says one small-business exec.  [View news story]
    Is that the price Republicans pay for disagreeing?
    Jun 28, 2012. 12:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Ohio court backs a request from Aetna (AET +1.2%) to stop the state from proceeding with lucrative Medicaid contracts that were tentatively awarded to five health plans. Aetna's lawsuit follows the state awarding the firm a contract in April but then backtracking on it this month.  [View news story]
    long AET
    Jun 28, 2012. 07:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Ohio court backs a request from Aetna (AET +1.2%) to stop the state from proceeding with lucrative Medicaid contracts that were tentatively awarded to five health plans. Aetna's lawsuit follows the state awarding the firm a contract in April but then backtracking on it this month.  [View news story]
    Aetna lost many points in experience - one criteria for judging applicants - for not providing full liability for certain plans with other states.

    5.1B awarded by govt. to healthcare providers in year ending 6/11 -
    lots at stake, which is why AET wants a review of process, which it said was changed retroactively.
    Jun 28, 2012. 07:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Mad Method: Battle Of The Consumer Goods Titans [View article]
    Thank-you. Good point!
    Jun 27, 2012. 09:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Mad Method: Battle Of The Consumer Goods Titans [View article]
    People are pretty ho-hum about picking up shares of PG, citing there are better prospects out there,and PG's less than stellar mgmt. and so on.... What if one inherited shares of PG? That's somewhat of a rhetorical question as there are 2 options - hold or sell, and a case could be made for either. It's maybe not a company I would have chosen as a priority buy, but it is also a positive addition to one's portfolio as a stable dividend stock. I like Truthbedamned's comments. Or I suppose I could sell and look for one of those "better prospects out there."
    Jun 27, 2012. 07:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Mad Method: Battle Of The Consumer Goods Titans [View article]
    Some people just seem to stick with name brand products no matter what. For example, when grocery shopping recently, I saw an older woman with a huge box of Cheerios in her cart, which I noticed because there are definitely cheaper generic - and I would say equivalent - versions of Cheerios out there. I think consumers generally tend to buy generic, but there are exceptions and niches for certain very classic brand products. Also, I think value minded consumers look for sales and coupon offers for name brand products in discount stores. I am long PG.
    Jun 26, 2012. 09:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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