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  • Harley Davidson Pulls A 'Jedi Mind Trick' [View article]
    Yes, but Keith Wandell didn't have that luxury, so off with their heads!
    Sep 23 05:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Harley Davidson Pulls A 'Jedi Mind Trick' [View article]
    Henry also didn't have stockholders to answer to. Don't underestimate the importance of that.
    Sep 23 04:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Contrary to what the Presidential candidates have been saying, Cornell's Robert Frank says, "the nation doesn’t actually face difficult economic choices." Inter alia, Frank advocates spending money to repair crumbling infrastructure and so create jobs, and "replacing the current income tax with a more steeply progressive consumption tax, making big-ticket spending much more expensive." [View news story]
    So you'll forswear BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes, Audis, Toyotas, Heineken, Courvoisier, Cuban cigars, H&Ks, Glocks, flying on Airbuses and even the computer you're using since they're all made by Socialists (at least your computer's monitor), and thus can't possibly be as good as Fords, Sam Adams, Jack Daniel's, Hav-A-Tampas, S&Ws and Boeings? I'm sure F, SWHC and BA stockholders at least will be glad to hear it.
    Sep 23 04:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Harley Davidson Pulls A 'Jedi Mind Trick' [View article]
    Didn't Henry Ford face this problem once?
    Sep 23 04:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Former Clinton economic adviser Laura D’Andrea Tyson describes how the "vicious circle" of income inequality leads to educational inequality, which then perpetuates the wealth gaps in the U.S. Tyson also notes how poverty is much higher in single-parent families than in those with married parents. But while she wants to increase taxes for the rich and pour money into education, she stops short of advocating policies to strengthen marriage. [View news story]
    In the states where I've lived, property taxes are levied at the local level, so the gyms and bus fleets are bought because the voters of the school districts agreed to tax themselves to pay for them. Are you saying that the school district's taxpayers should be stripped of that right?
    Sep 23 04:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Harley Davidson Pulls A 'Jedi Mind Trick' [View article]
    My problem is, if you keep laying off your customers, who can afford to buy your products?
    Sep 23 03:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Paltry Fixed Investment Ringing Alarm Bells [View article]
    "I, for one, am tired of subsidizing unsustainable government promises while receiving no return for the risk loaning the shysters in public office money so they can buy voting blocks to keep them in power."
    I'm asking you, first, to estimate what portion of your taxes subsidizes unsustainable government promises. All of it? Clearly not none of it, or you wouldn't've made the comment - so some percentage between 1% and 100%? Second, what's your proposed cure? If you think that government wastes all of your tax money, then the logical solution would be to give them nothing, right? Now, what's the difference between giving them nothing and zeroing out government?
    If I've missed your point, then you must believe that government wastes only some of your taxes. If that's the case, then what percentage is wasted and what percentage isn't?
    Sep 17 09:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Paltry Fixed Investment Ringing Alarm Bells [View article]
    So do what? Zero out the government? That proved to be political suicide for Newt Gingrich back in the Nineties. Name another politician who'll be willing to walk that plank today.
    Sep 16 01:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Obama administration's new fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks look plenty strict, requiring those vehicles sold in the U.S. to average 54.5 miles/gallon by 2025. But the new rules don’t look so tough vs. some other countries, Brad Plumer writes. Japan and the EU have higher targets in place, and China has proposed stricter standards, although they haven’t been enacted yet. [View news story]
    Re-read the underlying article - other countries already have legislated minimum fuel economy standards. The USA already trusts the markets more than our trading partners do - that's why we all drive Toyotas, Hyundais and BMWs, and so few of them drive Fords, Chryslers and Cadillacs.
    Sep 13 09:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Markets Set To Underperform Foreign Markets [View article]
    I can't trust China. Who knows how much cooking has gone into the books, and the government can still pick winners and losers.
    Sep 9 12:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unemployment Numbers Give No Breathing Space For The Fed [View article]
    In days of old, someone could get a high school diploma on Friday night and start work on the line at GM on Monday morning. Now, the only people starting work on the line are in China - and that's helped the US economy in what way?
    Sep 9 12:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The days of economic prosperity may well be behind us, warns Northwestern University's Robert Gordon. The robust economic growth over the past 250 years may be a unique success tale for the history books, but it's not sustainable for the future. Productivity and innovation, Gordon says will eventually succumb to the headwinds of declining demographic trends, gaps in the education system, rising income inequality, globalization, declining energy/environment resources, and of course, debt. [View news story]
    Hammer,
    Define "hard times." And "we we we" will sound way too much like socialism for the rest of our companions on SA to ever buy into it.
    BTW, have you and Smash got healthcare figured out yet?
    Sep 3 12:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The days of economic prosperity may well be behind us, warns Northwestern University's Robert Gordon. The robust economic growth over the past 250 years may be a unique success tale for the history books, but it's not sustainable for the future. Productivity and innovation, Gordon says will eventually succumb to the headwinds of declining demographic trends, gaps in the education system, rising income inequality, globalization, declining energy/environment resources, and of course, debt. [View news story]
    Do y'all read each others' posts?
    The Hammer:
    "Lets do not forget Healthcare another bloated fraudulent sector."
    SmashFinance:
    "So the trash man makes as much as the doctor?"
    Hammer - meet Smash.
    Smash - meet Hammer.
    I'm sure that the two of you can get together and figure out the healthcare mess.
    Sep 2 03:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The WSJ looks at the contrasting approaches of Virginia and Maryland to tax and spending. The latter's governor, Martin O'Malley, touts his "investment" for its results in education, except that Maryland is losing jobs and rich residents, and often runs out of money. Virginia's unemployment is lower and Governor Bob McDonnell has turned a $6B deficit into a $1B surplus. [View news story]
    Tack,
    China's doing better? As a Communist dictatorship, I would assume that a large percentage of their educational spending is devoted to spreading Government-sponsored social propaganda as well, so how come their kids are doing so well? India's not Communist, but Socialist to the core, so I presume they're doing the same thing to their kids as well - yet without China and India, corporate America wouldn't have anyone to give an H-1b visa to and would have to hire engineers locally! Heaven forfend! So merely the spreading of Government-sponsored social propaganda can't be the whole story.
    Aug 27 09:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The WSJ looks at the contrasting approaches of Virginia and Maryland to tax and spending. The latter's governor, Martin O'Malley, touts his "investment" for its results in education, except that Maryland is losing jobs and rich residents, and often runs out of money. Virginia's unemployment is lower and Governor Bob McDonnell has turned a $6B deficit into a $1B surplus. [View news story]
    Davidbdc:
    Soldiers, sailors and airmen are government employees. Double their taxes as well? How 'bout taxing their pensions and removing their PX priveleges after they retire?
    Aug 26 07:15 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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