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  • Plosser: Fed shouldn't be allowed to buy MBS [View news story]
    Tack

    Bang on with your comment:

    "Loan growth is stuck because the Administration has made both individuals and businesses cautious to expand debt, deploy capital to long-term projects or to expand hiring. It's really that simple....."

    Regulatory pressure on lenders has been unrelenting so only the best credit prospects receive credit which only makes the rich more wealthy as they can get credit and they continue to scoop up assets on the cheap. Capital has been shifted from high risk to low risk borrowers and that kills the middle to lower class. Amazing how uninformed so many people are about what is going on in the economy.

    People have also been de-leveraging for quite a while as they don't trust the future which is party related to the 2008 crash and also "no confidence" in our political leaders who hide the true scope of the problems and trash anyone who would be ambitious and make money.

    Reminds me of the UK politician who said "Americans will try everything else before they do the right thing." Quoting from memory on that one.
    Nov 18 03:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AP report: The ethanol push is "an ecological disaster" [View news story]
    Which parts are not true?

    A truth that shatters your reality and points out the elephants in the room is devastating isn't it?

    I never used the word Nazi but accuracy is not that important to you is it?

    Run for the exit, close your ears and eyes while you can and preserve your fantasy while you can.
    Nov 18 02:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • JPMorgan to settle GSE claims for $5.1B [View news story]
    DV

    Most of what you say starts with "you" which only proves that personal attacks is all you have ever had.

    Count the pronouns. Case closed. Next.
    Nov 18 02:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Economy: How Did We Get Here? Where Are We Headed? [View article]
    JC

    If you are talking to me then you didn't read the last line of my comment. If you are too lazy to read then the summary is I distinctly said the big issues are elsewhere.

    But w/r to veterans your experience must be limited because you don't know what you are talking about. It is offensive to read how dismissive you are of people who have put their lives on the line and carried the flag for you whether you care to admit it or not. Military personnel are also trained to internalize their problems and not complain and most are too proud to complain. If they bitched like the rest of the US population they would be in DC rioting for lack of attention. So it comes out in other abuses to themselves and family members and effects multiple generations. Enough said but you need to look beyond your own experience and go to a VA and sit in a Wounded Warrior's session and dig around a bit and find out how veterans are doing that don't show up at a WW session. The cost of war rolls on for many years.

    Furthermore there really is no pay scale that is too high for what they do. And the majority of the population votes every year and does not enlist which only proves it.

    Unemployment and underemployment figures in the US are a complete joke so those numbers mean nothing.
    Nov 15 10:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Powerful Plans Spell Major Gains For Investors [View article]
    Make sure it is plugged in. :-)
    Nov 15 10:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AP report: The ethanol push is "an ecological disaster" [View news story]
    MW

    Well it's not very rare that people who don't have an argument trot out the lame Godwin law and hide behind it. Only in the age of the internet and the Kardashians is he anyone of consequence anyways. But the fact is we did copy Hitler's autobahn design post WWII as it was seen by millions of GI's and Ike E. But don't let facts get in the way of your alternative reality.

    What you cannot imagine is life without government tucking you in at night with your pacifier. You have no imagination or confidence in free people. And you don't want to see the direct and indirect effects of all the government activity that you love. It's not being political it's being honest. I am no more a tea partier than you but I look at government and all the power mongers without varnish and false hope.

    It might have been nice to not have so many roads built which would have kept populations less dispersed and urban sprawl down to a dull roar so then government would not be trying to solve the problem they created. As you point out and that only further supports my case for smaller government. People might have had less kids as well. There is a reason that there is no immediate payoff in a lot activities and breaking that natural logic causes many side effects. Plundering the country's wealth with the belief that government is investing in things that will pay off has not been proven and is just speculation in which government has no track record.

    Your copy and paste arguments reflect that you have a hook set deep in your mouth and you are too happy to repeat what you are being told. Now who is smoking something?
    Nov 14 08:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Plosser: Fed shouldn't be allowed to buy MBS [View news story]
    Price stability in my view means he wants to return to money supply targets and treat the currency more like a commodity.

    Regardless he wants the fed's wings clipped.
    Nov 14 09:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SeaWorld climbs 3.6% AH on EPS beat, dampened attendance decline [View news story]
    After watching the documentary on Seaworld's killer whales and the death of one of the trainers I would not touch this with a 20 foot pole.
    Nov 13 04:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AP report: The ethanol push is "an ecological disaster" [View news story]
    I like it. The "it happened on your watch" started with GWB and Obama just inherited the crap that comes with the position. Watching the whimpering left and the self castrated media try to cover and protect their little hero is pretty funny. And frankly it does not help Obama.

    This is why Putin eats Obama for lunch and doesn't even have to burp. He is a snack.
    Nov 13 04:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AP report: The ethanol push is "an ecological disaster" [View news story]
    The US auto industry would have been absorbed by stronger hands like Toyota, BMW, Mercedes and a litany of others. PE firms would have likely stayed out as their expertise is limited and they cannot run an auto company. There are too many auto companies in the world AKA too much supply. That leads to losses which leads to taxpayer subsidies and eventual bailouts.

    We need less auto companies.
    Nov 13 04:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AP report: The ethanol push is "an ecological disaster" [View news story]
    Ah so private industry would have never figured out how to do roads better. Now we have more roads as 50 states compete for funds, urban sprawl, species threatened with extinction and a honey hole to park money in for politicians so our roads are now super expensive. We might have skipped all that and had hovercrafts, railroads or a lot more bikes and healthier people but instead we copied Hitler's autobahn and all the fixed infrastructure costs that go with it.

    And who would have thought about electronic connectivity between peer computers without government spending trillions on defense and research on how to kill people, then killing people around the world in the name of freedom and never mind somebody outside the US discovered the WWW.

    Big government has solved everything (sarcasm).
    Nov 13 04:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AP report: The ethanol push is "an ecological disaster" [View news story]
    Bear

    Well if you are a Rep then the Rep party is in big trouble. Insulting them without any specific complaint is bird bath deep.
    Nov 13 08:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AP report: The ethanol push is "an ecological disaster" [View news story]
    Rather than picking a winner between Bush and Obama it is much more clear to recognize the government is your enemy as expressed by William F Buckley I believe.

    Obama is at heart a politician so he will embrace whatever reality he needs to embrace to keep his power which is why his engagement with business is so cynical. Without those constraints he is a populist and economic seize and control transfer agent. I cannot recall him ever say anything positive about capitalism or travel abroad and expound on the benefits of the American economy. The silence says a lot.
    Nov 13 12:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AP report: The ethanol push is "an ecological disaster" [View news story]
    What has government not screwed up that they touched?

    Love our national parks however.
    Nov 12 07:30 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. derides Countrywide's "Hustle" program, wants $864M from Bank of America [View news story]
    Many US politicians complained about more credit for more borrowers for decades. It was a constant drumbeat and then someone solved it with subprime. There were some side effects however. Understatement of the century thus far.
    Nov 10 09:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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