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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    JohninTN,

    "Anywho, the Supremes left it up to the states."

    Yes, John, to the "power" of the states as directed by the people who exercised their "Right" to vote on the matter of affirmative action. The terms, "Rights" and/or "Powers", were never used interchangeably, or casually, as Madison authored the US Constitution. Even the US Dept of Justice and the Office of Solicitor General have taken notice of that fact. The reason for the difference? If the 'state' has 'rights", then the state has 'divine authority', something that Madison thought only a person should have for themselves as an individual. Also, 'powers' are delegated to the state by the 'right' of the people and not the other way around. And, the people can UN-delegate that power if the people so choose, as they did in So. Carolina. Does anyone really think that the government of SC would have given up their power of affirmative action if that power was an 'inalienable right'? Not a chance! Government has only "power", or "powers" and human beings as "people", "persons" or "person" have the only "rights" in the Constitution and the "people" also "retain those "powers" not delegated...".

    Respectfully, I did not intend to offend. I know that the term "states rights" is a Southern figure-of-speech intended for the federal government to read the Constitution to see just what "powers" the Feds may have regarding any States business. Likewise, the word "collective" is a figure-of-speech used by Liberals with a whiff of communism in their politics. These people of the "collective" will use "states rights" to denigrate those who use the term, no matter how it is intended, as racists.
    Apr 23 04:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    @mathari,

    "a FDR/Keynesian growth policy is the only way out of this mud we are stuck in."

    ( oh geeze!) There was no growth under FDR/Keynes economic policy of the 1930's. It wasn't WWII, as a 'war' that ended the Depression either! It was the increased industrial capacity made necessary by the war and its needed labor as well as the technology developed during the war (i.e. power steering) that fueled the prosperity of the 1950's.

    Keynes econ is just the flip side of the coin that Art Laffer is on, only it's about government spending instead of government over confiscation of GDP.
    Apr 23 03:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    gggl,

    "Of course we also know that people were financially stressed by the spike in the price of gasoline (the real reason for the recession by the way)."

    I agree. Way too much consumer debt and higher gas prices were the final stresser on an economy built on debt and not value. Once the smart money saw that MBS were worthless, their 'good money' left for a better investment, oil.
    Apr 23 03:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    gggl,

    "Our policies have simply lead to foreigners being able to co-opt other peoples benefits. This is one reason why blacks trapped in northern inner cities have no hope of making it because they have to compete against people who really shouldn't be entitled to those benefits."

    My specific argument against illegal immigration and any amnesty.
    More immigrants ='s more black poverty. It's a perverse form of both an UN-official affirmative action for immigrants and a de facto discrimination against African-Americans. But what-the-hey, Liberals let the mentally ill out of mental institutions for their own good too (sigh).
    Apr 23 02:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Rich,

    "...whereas mine is Hydro."

    With just a splash of mercury pollution.
    Apr 23 02:05 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    smr36,

    "Another approach is providing pre K and better K-12 public education to balance the necessary preparation to compete for admissions."

    Exactly. I believe that affirmative action is merely a band-aid for inadequate public schools. Brown vs Board of Ed. was decided 60 years ago and the Civil Rights Act became law 50 years ago, what are you Libs doing with this legal and social 'progress'? The Left is trying to blame the American public for their institutional failures in both education and civil rights, i.e; "Too much is not enough!". Affirmative action is merely a diversion from liberal failure.
    Apr 23 01:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    berbno1,

    "Do you want the US to be land of opportunity or not."

    The same question could be asked of you liberals and your proclivity for oppressive government fashioned in the name of "opportunity".
    Apr 23 01:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    NuclearNeil,

    "Why are the libs always so angry??"

    They bring the fears contained in their childhood, 'anxiety closets", into adulthood political emotions.
    Apr 23 01:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    berbno1,

    "If left everything up to states rights..."

    There is no such Constitutional theory as "states rights". Such a political concept is NOT even mentioned in the text of the US Constitution.
    Apr 23 01:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    JohnBinTN,

    "The SC decided it was a states rights issue."

    The term "states rights" cannot be found in the words of the entire US Constitution. In fact, according to the Constitution, government entities have no "rights" enumerated at all. Insignificant? Semantics? Perhaps. But, upon a thorough reading of the text of the US Constitution, one will find that the author, James Madison, did not play fast-and-lose with the English language in the Constitution's text and his philosophy of government becomes evident.
    Apr 23 01:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    Berbno1,

    "Education is the best way to address the income disparity we are experiencing."

    I agree, but affirmative action for college admission lets K-12 public education off the hook for doing a less than adequate job of preparing minority kids for college. Think about it, there's more than one villain in this play and she ain't cross-dressing!
    Apr 23 12:55 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will High-Frequency Scrutiny On Bank Of America Matter? [View article]
    "...but in the meantime just use limits...".

    Exactly.
    Apr 23 12:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    berbno1,

    "What are these CEOs and Board members (ie JPM, GE, etc) compensated for?"

    They are persons who are now of a priestly class, celebrated, and they are compensated merely for being in attendance (in spirit if not body) (so is Obama). It's the cycle of human organization, be it business, government, religion, etc. I wondered why Tommy Franks, General US Army, Invasion Commander of Af'stan & Iraq. was on the BofD of BofA? He was now famous, he was a general (we both went to the same service schools) but what did he know about banking and finance? However, if a banks BoD was made up of ALL bankers would that not be a form incest in some way? Integrity and wisdom are priceless, but where they are to be found beats me.
    Apr 22 05:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    alphagabby,

    "No joke, really."

    No body us really laughing. Really.
    Apr 22 04:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Rich,

    "So Jake was wrong on the term, but he'll be right on the outcome."

    Perhaps, but I have serious doubts about solar, such as it is. I believe that pro-solars are missing the target with regard to solar energy by looking to the Sun. The real savior(?) of the planet - and humans - will be fusion, the same process of the Sun that the solars worship. Yes, I know it is years (decades) away, but we waste time and money with present day solar arrays. I'd prefer a 'Manhattan Project' applied to fusion, then the present 'feckle-ing' about with sand and sun. The progress of energy production from coal to fusion is as far from each other as is water wheels to nuclear reactors, but it shows direction of progress.
    Apr 22 04:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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