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  • How Obamacare Could Harm Growth In 2014, Part II [View article]
    Yea...ole Harry Reid is so afraid of the TeaParty in Utah that he's become useless. He thinks that he has to say what he has to say in order to be re-elected in that armpit-of-reason state. He's gutless! Between the TeaParty and the NRA, he doesn't know where to hide. Thank god for Utah....all the nuts in one place!

    Ya know...it's that idea that people DON'T take care of themselves...like 47% of the people don't take care of themselves...isn't that what Romney said. That is total BS. And they/you know it...Just because a person didn't vote for Romney (perhaps because ya can't figure out WHAT the man actually believed), doesn't mean you don't take care of yourself. Frankly if the TeaParty actually knew what THEY stood for (other than just scurrying away from Obama's positions, no matter how popular they may be or how much THEY actually once held those same positions), it would probably be helpful for their cause. But nevertheless...they have destroyed the Republican Party for years to come and they are too foolish to see that they do nothing but drive people away from the Republican Party...thus making it a perennial loser. That's too bad, because we need a strong two-party system...it's not good when one party is so dominant as is now the case.

    Oh...one more thing...isn't the TeaParty the party of small government? Hmmmm....makes ya wonder how they would enforce all their intrusion into our private lives; no abortion, no respect for gays; no teaching of evolution, no no no no.....where is a positive in that message? How is it small government? How is it LESS government? Again...their math...their math is poor because mathematics requires logic....a definite deficit in TeaParty thinking!
    Mar 23 12:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Obamacare Could Harm Growth In 2014, Part II [View article]
    My point exactly. Airlarr....not enough time in our busy lives to let facts or math get in the way. It's more fun to just run from sound bite to sound bite...plus it avoids the need to really think. You could have saved 10 minutes of your life if you had just stopped reading at the point the article became factually incorrect. If an author can't even do simple math, how can you determine if his conclusions, based on that math, have any validity? Oh yea...I forgot...no time to think.

    Bachman said yesterday that Obamacare is "killing babies"....OMG OMG....it must be true. She's a TeaParty leader...surely she knows what she's talking about! All I can say to that is hahahahahahahahahahaha... She needs to go back to help her husband's practice of "curing homosexuals"...there's a lot of money in that and its such a successful service! TeaParty = JokeParty!!
    Mar 22 10:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Obamacare Could Harm Growth In 2014, Part II [View article]
    Math, Mr. Honeycutt...math! Until you stop using TeaParty math, I can't dedicate much time to evaluating your logic. Here is an example of TeaParty math...a direct quote from your article:

    "For instance, an individual that consumes $500 in healthcare per year, gains $100 in value from the cash flow hedge (10% of $500) via insurance, meaning that they gain $600 in total value ($500 in expenses plus $100 for hedging risk) for insurance."

    Now Mr. Honeycutt, where I went to school, 10% of $500 is NOT $100 and therefore the entire basis for the associated table is incorrect. This is not a matter of philosophy or politics or genius. It is just math. Please fix the table so I can read the rest of your article to determine whether you have any valid points. Thank you very much!

    As for you Seeking Apple readers....do you really READ this stuff....110 commenters and not one pointing out this simple math error!! Disgusting....no wonder we can't have rational discussions any more.
    Mar 20 02:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With companies looking to avoid paying taxes on their profits, 83 of the largest firms kept $1.46T overseas in 2012, up 14.4% from the previous year, Bloomberg calculates. GE (GE) again had the most with $108B held offshore, up from $102B in 2011; Pfizer was second with $73B, after which came Microsoft (MSFT), Merck (MRK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and IBM (IBM). [View news story]
    Most of what the Government spends is with BUSINESS! So when the government stops spending, there goes a very big business customer! You are really deluded! Enterprise makes this country great! However, unregulated (free) enterprise stifles progress. Look what the last ten+ years has cost this country. FREE enterprise during this time meant...unregulated banking, gambling vs. investing, UNLIMITED MONEY IN POLITICS, cashing in on government service, and I could go on and on. The big lie is that business will fail without government support and coddling (oil subsidies, farm subsidies, tax subsidies, etc). There is absolutely NO evidence that supports this. It's just a figment of the imagination of the Chamber of Commerce!! Nope...business needs ONLY regulation to thrive. It is the LACK of ground rules which stifles business across the globe. Business thrives here ONLY when the government plays its rightful role in keeping the playing field level. And, yes, that means things like NOBODY can pay less than a livable minimum wage!! Greed will always push business forward within whatever environment exists. Fear not, greed will always exist!! Unregulated, greed consumes itself!!
    Mar 19 12:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing's (BA) technical engineers have overwhelmingly approved a new four-year labor agreement, thereby averting a possible strike at a critical time for the company as it works to solve the 787's battery problems. The authorization comes after the technical workers rejected the same offer last month while Boeing's engineers accepted their deal. The agreement will lower the firm's pension costs, as it eliminates pensions for new recruits. [View news story]
    This comment is so horribly written that it is unreadable. Slow down, use the dictionary, reread what you write. This is typical of all your comments. You always sound like a rant.
    Mar 19 09:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With companies looking to avoid paying taxes on their profits, 83 of the largest firms kept $1.46T overseas in 2012, up 14.4% from the previous year, Bloomberg calculates. GE (GE) again had the most with $108B held offshore, up from $102B in 2011; Pfizer was second with $73B, after which came Microsoft (MSFT), Merck (MRK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and IBM (IBM). [View news story]
    Illiterate nonsense indeed? Makes no sense to the Tea Party, I'm sure. That bastion of economic intelligence. Those one-track debaters. Those slippery-footed thinkers. Those men of etch-a-sketch principles!

    Explain how fighting two wars without paying for them was responsible. Oh...make that two UNNECESSARY wars. And then there's the Ryan miscarriage budget....what a smug little pimp for the rich.
    Mar 12 02:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With companies looking to avoid paying taxes on their profits, 83 of the largest firms kept $1.46T overseas in 2012, up 14.4% from the previous year, Bloomberg calculates. GE (GE) again had the most with $108B held offshore, up from $102B in 2011; Pfizer was second with $73B, after which came Microsoft (MSFT), Merck (MRK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and IBM (IBM). [View news story]
    Alex_G...
    You say: "Generally, Federal income taxes support none of those things. The taxes that support them don't care if you make a profit or not..."

    What does that sentence mean? Income taxes DO support schools, roads, and infrastructure. What taxes (those not dependent on profit, apparently) do YOU think supports these things?
    Mar 12 02:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE Continues To Grow [View article]
    They don't pay their taxes...call me when they do. Until then, they are just a huge sucking sound on the American Economy!!
    Mar 12 02:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE (GE -1%) CEO Jeff Immelt says the conglomerate plans to return $18B to shareholders this year through dividends and buybacks," and allocate $100B to payouts over the next few years. In a letter to shareholders, Immelt also warns of "major political storms" that are likely to hurt capital investment, such as the debt-limit controversy and tax reforms.
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    Yea...Immelt is right....if GE actually has to pay taxes, it would certainly crimp their style just a tad. Talk about "takers" vs. "makers"....GE is a real taker! Of course now that they are putting a former SEC person on their board, they'll have all the inside scoop on how to remain tax liability free. This is the scum of the earth capitalistic corporation....take take take. Too bad...they could be such an admired entity, but for their unending greed.
    Mar 11 10:56 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Apple: Raymond James reports many iPhone suppliers have "recently indicated an expectation of earlier seasonality," and takes it as evidence of a pending refresh. A big drop in shipments is expected for the June quarter, followed by Sep. quarter growth. The big question for Apple is whether an iPhone 5S that keeps a 4" display (as has been reported) will lead to a major sales pickup in the face of growing demand for larger displays, and the upcoming launch of Samsung's Galaxy S IV. However, an early 5S release would suggest an accelerated launch for an iPhone 6 rumored to have a bigger display. [View news story]
    Agree madmax99...and they are doing quite well on both counts. Long AAPL.
    Mar 11 10:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Evidence is growing an iPhone 5S (AAPL +0.4%) will arrive around mid-year. Mizuho says checks indicate an iPhone refresh in June or July, and that March quarter iPhone shipments will fall to the 35M-40M range (in-line with consensus). Wedge Partners: "We understand Foxconn is currently prepping production lines for ... iPhone 5S production, which we believe is scheduled to begin in the April timeframe." The firm thinks the 5S will be unveiled at the WWDC conference (typically in June), with sales likely starting in July. MacOtakara recently reported Foxconn has begun 5S production. [View news story]
    Thanks bd4uandu...wow...transfer of data between phones. Now there is a capability I'd have never thought of. THAT makes me want to run right out and buy a Samsung model....then I could, uh, well, uh, er...shucks, I don't need that!!
    Mar 11 10:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Evidence is growing an iPhone 5S (AAPL +0.4%) will arrive around mid-year. Mizuho says checks indicate an iPhone refresh in June or July, and that March quarter iPhone shipments will fall to the 35M-40M range (in-line with consensus). Wedge Partners: "We understand Foxconn is currently prepping production lines for ... iPhone 5S production, which we believe is scheduled to begin in the April timeframe." The firm thinks the 5S will be unveiled at the WWDC conference (typically in June), with sales likely starting in July. MacOtakara recently reported Foxconn has begun 5S production. [View news story]
    Wake up louhomer....phone support is available on all iPad models....you just have to pay for it...it's an existing option on the iPad mini and the regular iPad line. It's Bluetooth to an earpiece, by the way.
    Mar 11 10:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Looking to protect the duopoly/near-duopoly positions they have in many U.S. broadband markets, U.S. telcos and cable companies are lobbying hard to put an end to publicly-funded broadband networks, arguing (without irony) such networks hurt competition. AT&T (T), Time Warner Cable (TWC), Windstream (WIN), and Comcast (CMCSA) are some of the incumbents to have mounted lobbying efforts, which have led at least 19 states to place restrictions on public broadband investments. [View news story]
    USER 7437631...thanks for updating me. Argument is still the same. I guess we just have to buy some balls for the government now. Sounds like the bargain has already been struck.... it is just time to hold feet to the fire.
    Mar 11 10:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With companies looking to avoid paying taxes on their profits, 83 of the largest firms kept $1.46T overseas in 2012, up 14.4% from the previous year, Bloomberg calculates. GE (GE) again had the most with $108B held offshore, up from $102B in 2011; Pfizer was second with $73B, after which came Microsoft (MSFT), Merck (MRK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and IBM (IBM). [View news story]
    Whaaaa....whachutalkin... Alex_G? Did you have a big stiff coffee this morning? If not "income taxes", just what taxes are you talking about?
    Mar 11 09:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Apple: Raymond James reports many iPhone suppliers have "recently indicated an expectation of earlier seasonality," and takes it as evidence of a pending refresh. A big drop in shipments is expected for the June quarter, followed by Sep. quarter growth. The big question for Apple is whether an iPhone 5S that keeps a 4" display (as has been reported) will lead to a major sales pickup in the face of growing demand for larger displays, and the upcoming launch of Samsung's Galaxy S IV. However, an early 5S release would suggest an accelerated launch for an iPhone 6 rumored to have a bigger display. [View news story]
    The comments on this string are really full of a lot of easily cured ignorance. Both the iPad mini (7.9") and the regular iPad line (9.7") can be purchased with full cellular LTE capability. Go to the Apple store and LOOK, for God's sake. The iPhone is nothing but an iPod with cellular capability. So the iPad (mini and maxi) are convertible to large phones if you just buy one with cellular capability and then let your phone company know. Getting on Seeking Alpha and whining about Apple's lack of capability and what "they should do", has, in this case, just revealed your own lack of initiative to study the issues. Don't presume to instruct others when you demonstrate absolutely no ability to instruct yourselves. This goes for Bobbobwhite, and AgKinFLA in particular.

    As for the Apple Rumor app...not necessary, we already have the Seeking Alpha app. It serves the purpose quite well.
    Mar 10 01:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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