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  • The One Economic Chart That Really Matters [View article]
    Government war spending is a form of stimulus.
    Jul 23 10:24 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Dividend Stocks for the Ultimate in Deferred Gratification [View article]
    Worked with a guy who was in his 70's and worked part-time to keep busy. His wife died 3 months after he retired from his real job. His motto to me was "Raise hell while you can!". Life is tough to gauge, hate to have all those chips in front of me and then have the big one hit me before being able to spend any of it, and I would hate to be a Wal-mart greeter when I'm 90 to keep myself fed with cat food.
    Jul 8 11:30 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sick of Sycophants [View article]
    Like your points. Actually, the elimination of payroll taxes was bandied about. My wife works part time and declares zero dependents, yet pays more than triple in payroll taxes than income tax. I think the biggest mistake wasn't to put a huge amount of stimulus in infra-structure, even the simplest projects, like new water lines (we were without water for 12 hours this week because of a break in an ancient main)
    Jun 17 09:11 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obamacare: Affordable Private Insurance Is Already Available [View article]
    If our health care is the best, why are we 30th for mortality? (The French have the best healthcare system - nothing like having real doctors being part of the ambulance crew)! Why do kids die (and they do) because of inadequate healthcare?


    On Nov 09 08:32 AM CLH wrote:

    > Its a fact that American health care is the best in the world. No
    > one goes to Canada or England for an operation. It may be slightly
    > more costly but our care is worth it.
    >
    > Obama is a retarded socialist. There is nothing that the govt. can
    > do better than private enterprise.
    Nov 9 11:51 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Time For A Mid-Course Correction? [View article]
    Having lived (and invested) through the dot com bubble, I can tell you there is no correlation to today. I was dancing the jig as investors bought companies for their ideas and potential profit from such, driving prices higher and hire. Well, I went from the jig to singing a funeral dirge, like everyone else. Today we are betting on companies increasing their earnings, not pulling them out of thin air.
    Jul 6 05:17 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Is The Fed Behind The Curve? [View article]
    From someone who lived through the 70's and 80's, 2% inflation is a real laugher. I bought my first house at a 13% interest rate.
    Jun 22 11:36 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Sound Of Silence [View article]
    The winemaker who has the guts to let the grapes hang and ripen more before the weather turns makes the better wine.
    May 23 12:52 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IHS forecasts explosive growth in EV charging stations [View news story]
    Do you know how much easier it is to put in a charging station than to dig big holes in the ground to hold tanks?
    Aug 27 10:13 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on ADP jobs: January's job gain is revised higher by 23K jobs to 215K. At 198K in February, job growth has slowed from the previous 3 reads, but is ahead of all the prints from March through October last year. (full report[View news story]
    "I still think"

    How many years will you still be saying "I think things will be getting worse"?
    Mar 6 09:30 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Retirement Reality: Save More, Spend Less And Invest In Dividend Stocks [View article]
    At 55K a year with standard deductions, you won't be paying much in taxes. And remember, you pay no payroll taxes (SS or medicare) on your earnings. Those working 40 hrs a week will be paying much more in taxes (total taxes). I have a few more years to go till retirement and am on the same track you are on.
    Sep 24 09:28 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cliff Diving: Will Congress And The President Destroy The U.S. Economy? [View article]
    Federal gov't workforce increased under Regan, decreased under Obama (albeit the economy).
    Sep 14 08:02 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Stimulus Works, How Come We Need More Of It? [View article]
    OK, if tax breaks work, how come we need more of them?
    Aug 12 09:43 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Syria's civil war escalates in the wake of today's bombing deaths of three top military and security officials including Pres. Assad's brother-in-law, and analysts say the fighting could spill into the oil market. The fall of Assad could increase ally Iran's sense of isolation and encirclement, prompting it to test a nuclear device and lead to skyrocketing oil prices.  [View news story]
    I don't think Russia is any too interested in keeping any US president in office - they see any change as a destabilization, they have no love for us. I do agree that we are waging quite a game with Iran right now, this administration has fallen in love with high tech "weapons" of all sorts. Regime changes brought about in this way do take time - a death of a thousand cuts. I think Syria, at least before the Arab Spring, was not as great a major piece in the game. The fall of Syria (and yes, always be careful what you wish for) will be a major blow to Iran and other major trouble-makers.

    Anyone have a niggling that today's "bombing" may have been a cruise missile or drone attack?
    Jul 18 08:45 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Confused About Stocks? You Are Not Alone [View article]
    Better to climb a wall of worry rather than buy with "irrational exuberance".
    Apr 18 11:16 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Some Thoughts On Obama And Job Creation [View article]
    Yeah, cut out the red tape by not having to prove someone is a citizen and you've saved me some time. Otherwise, tax forms to fill out, nothing big. Environmental regs? Nothing compared to the regs that we have to follow that other companies make us follow. No boxes overhanging the pallet or there's a chargeback, order filled wrong, there's a chargeback. FDA inspection is a breeze, but when a co-packer comes in to inspect, the white glove comes out.
    Get rid of the EPA (started by a repub president), back to burning rivers and dirty skys.
    Sep 9 12:59 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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