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  • The Real Lesson From the Great Depression: Fiscal Policy Works [View article]
    We have to do what works with any given problem (as long as we don't use a people as a scapegoat). Ideology be damned!! Isn't this how we solve problems at work? I don't say, "I'm a socialist so we are not going to run the plant in this fashion!" I say "Let's sit down and look at the best ideas, we should come up with a good system, if it doesn't work out quite right, we can tweak it."
    Sep 1 11:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    I was just at my parents house - my mother showed me a vase that my father bought in Japan during the Korean War. She thought it might be valuble. I flipped it over and read the words "Made In America". My dad said "Everything over there was made here".
    Sep 1 10:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Lesson From the Great Depression: Fiscal Policy Works [View article]
    Sorry, I was being facetious. I'm just pointing out that if you want to be "socialist-free", than we have no means to help those who have no means to help themselves, at no fault of their own. Without medicare, hospitals would go back to what they were in the early 1900's, places for the poor and old to die. Hardly anyone can save enough to pay for future chemo treatments.
    Sep 1 09:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Lesson From the Great Depression: Fiscal Policy Works [View article]
    You obviously listened to his speech. I'm just wondering what God he is pushing. I listened to an interview with a leader of the Chritian Council, who called Mormanism a non-christian religion. Beck is a Morman.
    Sep 1 09:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Lesson From the Great Depression: Fiscal Policy Works [View article]
    I doubt it, they never complained about the military, what would be the difference.
    Aug 31 03:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Real Lesson From the Great Depression: Fiscal Policy Works [View article]
    So, since the left is considered the right in Europe, what are they in Europe. And the Nazis were fascists, not socialists. There is a difference. And if you want less socialism in this country, just take away social security and Medicare. I agree with getting rid of these programs, take the onus of supporting old people off the working middle class. Let them keep their money, save it wisely, and fund their own futures.
    Aug 31 03:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • August auto sales in the U.S. look like they'll hit a 28-year low as new worries about an economic slowdown - and joblessness - trump model-year closeouts. On average, analysts expect an annualized 11.6M vehicles, 18% below last year's total (boosted by cash-for-clunkers).  [View news story]
    Auto incentives are down an average $1000 per car, auto makers have grown lean and mean enough so that they are happier with the bigger margin than bigger sales. Let's see what auto profits are next quarter.
    Aug 31 01:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil stocks are lower, but Noble Energy (NBL +3.6%) shares surge after a weekend report that the company's Leviathan project under the Mediterranean Sea off Israel may contain 4.3B barrels of oil. If the Leviathan find pans out, it could produce enough oil to sustain Israel for at least 20 years.  [View news story]
    Yeah, we do gobble it up, don't we.
    Aug 31 07:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil stocks are lower, but Noble Energy (NBL +3.6%) shares surge after a weekend report that the company's Leviathan project under the Mediterranean Sea off Israel may contain 4.3B barrels of oil. If the Leviathan find pans out, it could produce enough oil to sustain Israel for at least 20 years.  [View news story]
    Ooooh.....that's a good one. Good thinking on that one, marketguy.
    Would not be surprised at all if there were a grain of truth to that.
    Aug 30 02:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jul. Personal Income and Outlays Income: +0.2% in-line with expected, vs. 0% prior. Personal spending +0.4% in-line with expected, 0% prior. PCE core price index +0.1% in-line with expected, 0% prior.  [View news story]
    Heck, when isn't there a clearance sale anymore?
    Aug 30 10:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jul. Personal Income and Outlays Income: +0.2% in-line with expected, vs. 0% prior. Personal spending +0.4% in-line with expected, 0% prior. PCE core price index +0.1% in-line with expected, 0% prior.  [View news story]
    Yes, we are a nation of shoppers.
    Aug 30 09:12 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The USDA expects unusually tame food-price inflation this year, despite broad gains in agricultural commodity prices, and sees food-CPI gains of 0.5%-1.5% this year vs. last month's forecast of 1.5%-2.5%. Just to put that in perspective, every percentage point change is equal to around $12B in annual spending.   [View news story]
    It's called marketing.
    Aug 27 06:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims: -31K to 473K vs. 490K consensus. Continuing claims -62K to 4,456,000.  [View news story]
    That really added to the intelligent discussion.
    Aug 26 11:18 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims: -31K to 473K vs. 490K consensus. Continuing claims -62K to 4,456,000.  [View news story]
    We are doing capitol improvements because we can't afford not to, prices for doing some basic engineering work around here has come down.
    Aug 26 10:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Jobless Claims: -31K to 473K vs. 490K consensus. Continuing claims -62K to 4,456,000.  [View news story]
    I can't agree with you more. I hire the very people you are referring to, although we have great benefits, the pay is very low, but have people begging for a job.
    Aug 26 09:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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