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  • Not only is further stimulus off the table, but the Fed is likely to emerge from next week's policy meeting with a slightly more upbeat view of the economy, reports Jon Hilsenrath. The fast decline in unemployment has taken Fed officials by surprise, and it could mean more underlying strength in the economy than other data would indicate.  [View news story]
    Nice funning with you. See ya next fall on the grid iron.
    Mar 4, 2012. 10:22 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Not only is further stimulus off the table, but the Fed is likely to emerge from next week's policy meeting with a slightly more upbeat view of the economy, reports Jon Hilsenrath. The fast decline in unemployment has taken Fed officials by surprise, and it could mean more underlying strength in the economy than other data would indicate.  [View news story]
    Bear fan's transcend the greatest Bear of all. "Papa Bear" George Halas. Any dig a bear fan can get in to someone from Packer Land, player or fan, only makes the old man smile. Wherever he may be now.
    Mar 4, 2012. 10:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Not only is further stimulus off the table, but the Fed is likely to emerge from next week's policy meeting with a slightly more upbeat view of the economy, reports Jon Hilsenrath. The fast decline in unemployment has taken Fed officials by surprise, and it could mean more underlying strength in the economy than other data would indicate.  [View news story]
    From IL and can not take any Packer fan seriously. Aaron Rogers- career year. Soon you will forget him just like the last one. What was his name? Bart Favre? Brett Star?
    Mar 4, 2012. 08:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed Policies: Dr. Bernanke's Monster [View article]
    I agree that this president has been a complete failure. But you are really making my point. The congress must be viewed as one entity in presenting legislation to either be signed or vetoed. The fact, as you state, they have not negotiated a budget to present for 3 years is most definitely a lack of leadership in congress whatever the reasons are. If this institution can not agree on a budget, what chance do they have to agree on long term fiscal policy? Yes, the president must have input on the matter. But there seems to be very little common ground in which to negotiate. This is why I consider this election to be one of the most important elections in many years. We the people must send a clear and consise message to Washington on the direction WE choose.
    Mar 4, 2012. 04:38 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed Policies: Dr. Bernanke's Monster [View article]
    Wyostocks,
    You are too naive. Do you think this president and this congress will really do what is right? Forced or not. Their idea of a solution is only to bicker and play to their respective ideological bases. On the other hand, if all they do is nothing, maybe a true equilibrium in the markets will be found. Will hurt like Hell though. But I still don't think sound fiscal policy will ever take place under this administration. The conclusion to my thought's are, if our elected officials would have enacted sound fiscal policy after the collapse Ben could have or should have ended monetary stimulus after QE1.
    Mar 4, 2012. 03:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed Policies: Dr. Bernanke's Monster [View article]
    Eric,
    This is one of the best articles I have seen explaining this subject. I would like to add the mad Dr.'s two assistant's, (U.S. Congress, and the President). They have failed to keep up their end of the bargain pertaining to sound fiscal policy. I too agree the Fed should have ended monetary stimulus after QE1. It is easy for the masses to focus on one villian, Uncle Ben. But I am ready to give him the benefit of the doubt, I beleive he has always thought this problem to best be solved by long term sound fiscal policy. But in all seriousness, what really has congress and the administration done since the crisis to promote sound fiscal policy? Did Ben have a choice? Without the President and Congress agreeing on either short term or long term solutions, what was Ben to do? Throw up his hands and say "Oh well I did all I can do"? The true villain's in this story are the elected official's, the congress and the President. Neither of these two villains wanted to take the political risk's to enact the correct policies going forward.
    Mar 4, 2012. 02:41 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Only In The Washington Post: No Link Between Growth And Jobs [View article]
    Dean,
    We do live in a time when our individual thought processes and logic are turned over to the marketeer. We have all lost our ability to reason.
    Mar 4, 2012. 12:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The immediate effects of completing the Keystone pipeline may be surprising and counterintuitive: It could increase domestic oil prices, raise prices at the pump, and the oil wouldn't even stay in the U.S. It would go directly from Canada to refineries in the Gulf region en route to export in Latin America and Europe; the U.S. would be used as little more than a transit corridor.  [View news story]
    Logical thoughts you present. The entire green energy program of this administration is nothing but a pie in the sky idea being force fed to the American people. Electric Cars? Will never sell. Do you hear Government Motors? I can't beleive he would even have the audacity in a speach to state that drilling for more oil to increase supply is nothing but a bumper sticker. Take a look at nat gas to see what prices do with an over abundance of supply. You are right, he has cast his lot with green energy and every decision he makes must cater to those group's agenda or his next election is lost. At the same, his supporters expect us to cheer his energy secretary's dream of gas rising to $8 a gallon to quicken their desire for this pie in the sky idea. This is madness.
    Mar 3, 2012. 03:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The immediate effects of completing the Keystone pipeline may be surprising and counterintuitive: It could increase domestic oil prices, raise prices at the pump, and the oil wouldn't even stay in the U.S. It would go directly from Canada to refineries in the Gulf region en route to export in Latin America and Europe; the U.S. would be used as little more than a transit corridor.  [View news story]
    No, I think you are Momma Obama. I think the Messiah resurrected you, his mother, to be his one true spokesperson. To preach the truth throughout the land so that all the non-believers will know the greatness of your son's spoken word. Thru his goodness, and your preaching, all of us who are non-believers will be saved from our ignorance.
    Mar 3, 2012. 12:55 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The immediate effects of completing the Keystone pipeline may be surprising and counterintuitive: It could increase domestic oil prices, raise prices at the pump, and the oil wouldn't even stay in the U.S. It would go directly from Canada to refineries in the Gulf region en route to export in Latin America and Europe; the U.S. would be used as little more than a transit corridor.  [View news story]
    Are you his mother?
    Mar 3, 2012. 11:14 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The immediate effects of completing the Keystone pipeline may be surprising and counterintuitive: It could increase domestic oil prices, raise prices at the pump, and the oil wouldn't even stay in the U.S. It would go directly from Canada to refineries in the Gulf region en route to export in Latin America and Europe; the U.S. would be used as little more than a transit corridor.  [View news story]
    Stop and think people! This is not about building another pipeline. It is about the environmentalist Disdain towards this dirty type of oil and the extra pollutants that come with it. They do not want this oil used Period! They do not want it going to the gulf area to be refined and processed in the USA. California has recently passed laws that heavily regulate this type of oil at the refinery's in that state. As for the author's complaint about raising oil prices, this is just sheer nonsense. The oil will reach it's destination one way or another.
    Mar 3, 2012. 11:00 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T's Latest Boondoggle: Let App Makers Pay For Users' Data [View article]
    Yes, they are trying to rake in the cash. Is that not what they are in business to do? I beleive this makes a lot of sense. It is the same principle as this, I sell you a product but you have to pay the shipping cost. This occurs everyday in the business world. Yes, I can offer you freight prepaid with the sale, but lets be honest. Freight cost are always billed into the final cost.
    Feb 27, 2012. 04:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • "The only thing that matters is the price of gas in California and New York," writes Bruce Krasting, and it's blowing out thanks to dependence on Louisiana crude (which tracks the world benchmark). Forget $4, $5 gas may be coming in states that have the majority of cars (and GDP).  [View news story]
    I disagree, prices can hold here. They may flucuate lower with daily new events. But prices will remain in a tight trading range until summer. At which point they will rise, especially if you live in a state like myself where summer reformulated blends must be sold. These summer blends come at a higher price.
    Feb 27, 2012. 03:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • mREITs: Golden Era Or Dark Age? [View article]
    This is not so surprising when you consider how much more free money is distributed throughout the economy under Democratic administrations. Where do you think all of the cheap money eventually ends up?
    Feb 27, 2012. 12:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • mREITs: Golden Era Or Dark Age? [View article]
    What about the regulatory environment, would he like to mirror Reagan on that too? Also, Reagan never raised taxes on dividends. I hear many parrots repeating this tax issue about Reagan from your talking heads, I would like to hear specific dates, specific rates and specific taxes that he raised.
    Feb 27, 2012. 10:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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