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  • The details are coming in on how Pres. Obama plans to pay for his $447B jobs plan: ending tax breaks for energy companies, people making more than $200,000/year, and private-equity funds. These are familiar talking points, and a plan relying on tax increases and no spending cuts likely gives Republicans the ammunition to thwart Obama yet again.  [View news story]
    You may be correct about cutting tax breaks on energy companies will cut jobs. But, I think it's more important to stop the corporate blackmail. If they want to make money they will hire people, if the don't, they won't.
    Sep 14, 2011. 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The details are coming in on how Pres. Obama plans to pay for his $447B jobs plan: ending tax breaks for energy companies, people making more than $200,000/year, and private-equity funds. These are familiar talking points, and a plan relying on tax increases and no spending cuts likely gives Republicans the ammunition to thwart Obama yet again.  [View news story]
    Don't ask for any government help to overcome the effects of your drought disaster out there in Texas. You don't need any government help.....remember?

    No, you guys will be at the trough in.......yes.....a good old liberal New York minute and you'll stay there as long as you can.

    Google "aid money for Texas drought". Your Texans are begging for government aid. No hypocrisy going on here. Why don't you guys just secede and save us a boat load of money.
    Sep 14, 2011. 02:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The details are coming in on how Pres. Obama plans to pay for his $447B jobs plan: ending tax breaks for energy companies, people making more than $200,000/year, and private-equity funds. These are familiar talking points, and a plan relying on tax increases and no spending cuts likely gives Republicans the ammunition to thwart Obama yet again.  [View news story]
    Tony Petroski......you better get cracking on that while there are still some middle class families to strengthen.

    Why have they been sending all our jobs to emerging markets at a staggering rate then.
    Sep 14, 2011. 02:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • H&R Block (HRB) will not offer tax anticipation loans in 2012 as a combination of the IRS providing faster refunds and a spate of negative publicity about the high cost of such loans to customers eats away at demand. A consumer group notes the loan fees translate to the equivalent of an APR of 169%.  [View news story]
    In my day they would have been expeditiously thrown in jail for loan sharking.
    Sep 14, 2011. 02:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • We need to start hiking interest rates, and stop trying to reflate a consumption bubble, says Peter Schiff. Low rates are just prolonging an economy that’s not built on production, but on lending “to governments and college students.” Bonds, he adds, are in a bubble, dependent upon buying from central banks and “speculators who flip them like condos.”  [View news story]
    There's never been any doubt our country started it's downward trajectory when Ronnie walked in the door.
    Sep 13, 2011. 11:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GE's Jeffrey Immelt, who heads Pres. Obama's advisory panel on creating U.S. jobs, is investing $118M expanding GE's business in Germany, building a new innovation center in the country and hiring 450 people. Immelt has overseen big losses in GE's U.S. workforce since his 2010 hiring as CEO, but he has added tens of thousands of new jobs overseas.  [View news story]
    Right on!
    Sep 13, 2011. 11:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Elizabeth Warren, who earned equal portions of praise and scorn in helping launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, reportedly will announce tomorrow that she's running for Scott Brown's U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts.  [View news story]
    Brown's a goner.
    Sep 13, 2011. 11:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Another Correction Coming, Or Is The Worst Over? [View article]
    You guys on the other hand are defensive.

    You say defensive I say cowardly and greedy.
    Sep 13, 2011. 10:51 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Another Correction Coming, Or Is The Worst Over? [View article]
    sean.parmelee

    No one has a responsibility to take risks against his better judgment.

    This is where the "Greatest Generation" and the men and women in our military come into the discussion. They are why this nation is great and will recover from this enormous set back visited on us by NOT SO FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE REPUBLICANS that got their share from their larceny.

    The Greatest Generation didn't ask if they should take a risk against their better judgement when they stormed the beaches or sacrificed their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Our sons and daughters don't ask if they should risk everything when they are deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times and put themselves in harms way.

    We live in a market economy and the movers and shakers, the bankers, brokers, and financiers have no responsibility to risk anything because we live in a market economy and a society that respects private property rights.

    Never-the-less they should be ashamed of themselves.

    But, you know it's not just the military that refuses to share this cynical and cowardly mindset. How about the next time a brokers house is on fire the firefighter decides it's against his better interest to run in that burning house and save his wife and children. How about the next time a financier is confronted by a criminal a police officer decides it's not in his best interest to engage in a life threatening confrontation with the criminal and walks the other way. How about the next time a banker is pinned in a burning car the ordinary citizen decides it's not worth the risk and is against his better judgement to try to get the banker out of the car.

    We're not asking these cowards to do something stupid like risk their lives for someone else!!!! We're asking them to invest in the greatest nation on the planet.

    Sep 13, 2011. 10:49 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Another Correction Coming, Or Is The Worst Over? [View article]
    I am biased as well. You are right on!
    Sep 13, 2011. 10:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GE's Jeffrey Immelt, who heads Pres. Obama's advisory panel on creating U.S. jobs, is investing $118M expanding GE's business in Germany, building a new innovation center in the country and hiring 450 people. Immelt has overseen big losses in GE's U.S. workforce since his 2010 hiring as CEO, but he has added tens of thousands of new jobs overseas.  [View news story]
    wyostocks......your comment exemplifies what is wrong with this country. It used to be what was good for GE was good for the country and the shareholders benefited from that remarkable relationship. To say GE has no obligation to America, only to the shareholders is to some extent the definition of "The New World Order". We (America) spend hundreds of billions of dollars defending the interests of what used to be American Corporations. The blood of our sons and daughters buy that security for them also. I guess we are closer to the "New World Order" than I care to think because this mindset is pervasive.

    It is ironic that Immelt has the task of creating jobs.
    Sep 13, 2011. 03:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • President Obama's $450B jobs plan may wind up pushing us into recession rather than pulling us out, says John Carney. Following his logic, the crux of the plan is to have government spend more and tax less. However, if people fear increased government spending will result in higher taxes, they may wind up saving more than the government spends, in anticipation of the taxes - which could lead to economic contraction.  [View news story]
    The Republicans have increased the size of government everytime they've been put in office. Reagan and Bush spent more money than the Democrats can imagine. The difference is the Republicans don't pay for all their spending. They're the DON'T TAX AND SPEND OUR ASSES OFF FISCALLY IRRESPONSIBLE REPUBLICANS. They just put it on the credit card for the Democrats to pay down.......remember the Clinton administration paying down Reagan's debt.

    Probably not. The clinical name for it is RNC dementia.
    Sep 13, 2011. 02:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • President Obama's $450B jobs plan may wind up pushing us into recession rather than pulling us out, says John Carney. Following his logic, the crux of the plan is to have government spend more and tax less. However, if people fear increased government spending will result in higher taxes, they may wind up saving more than the government spends, in anticipation of the taxes - which could lead to economic contraction.  [View news story]
    Yes Bonehead69, I'm thinkin' I should have smoked a whole lot more too!!!
    Sep 13, 2011. 02:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In a strongly worded letter to Switzerland, U.S. Deputy AG James Cole demands - by Tuesday - detailed information on citizens using Swiss bank accounts to dodge taxes, or possibly see Credit Suisse (CS) and 9 other banks face criminal charges.  [View news story]
    Allforone, your delusional at best. Ronald Reagan spent this country into so much debt (voodoo economics is what George Bush called it) it took ten years to "almost" pay it down under the Clinton administration. Of course the country was booming the DON'T TAX AND SPEND YOUR ASS OFF FISCALLY IRRESPONSIBLE REPUBLICANS had the whole country living off of government spending in the extreme. It wouldn't be so bad if he spent the money on things the nation needed, but, he spent it on refurbishing WWII battleships that were obsolete 40 years earlier. Oh, and lets not forget how he resurrected the B-1 Bomber when it was already obsolete on the assembly line. Resurrecting the B-1 meant that we didn't have enough to buy a meaningful number of B-2 Bombers that are still in short supply today.

    Any prosperity we enjoyed under Reagan was due to the investments the country made in science, technology, and infrastructure in the 40 years leading up to his election.
    Sep 12, 2011. 08:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In a strongly worded letter to Switzerland, U.S. Deputy AG James Cole demands - by Tuesday - detailed information on citizens using Swiss bank accounts to dodge taxes, or possibly see Credit Suisse (CS) and 9 other banks face criminal charges.  [View news story]
    Allforone, your delusional at best. Ronald Reagan was without doubt our worst president. He spent us into incredible debt (voodoo economics as characterized by George bush) that took nearly 10 years to "almost" pay off by the Clinton administration. It wouldn't be so bad if he spent it on things we needed, but, he spent it on crap like refurbishing WWII Battleships that were atleast 40 years obsolete and reserrecting the B-1 Bomber which was cancelled because it was already obsolete on the assembly line. His decision to reserrect the B-1 meant that there was not enough money to buy the B-2 in numbers that would be meaningful. If you think the thirty years since Reagan were prosperous you must have been born after 1980 and don't know any better. That is precisely when all our troubles began. That was the beginning of the end for the middle class.
    Sep 12, 2011. 08:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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