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  • How Obama's 'MyRA' Plan Will Impact The U.S. Economy [View article]
    "The Obama MyRA plan announced would be geared to help middle- and lower-income workers who don't have access to retirement plans through their employer, such as a pension or a 401K plan."
    Color me a skeptic, but this sounds exactly like the hype over health care reform - that the ACA would help middle- and lower-income Americans who lacked insurance through their employer. Turns out the ACA primarily helps the poor at the expense of the middle-class and most everybody else. MILLIONS lost their insurance, though promised otherwise, to cover costs for Obama's constituent groups.
    What if the MyRA plan is as poorly conceived as the ACA, implemented by more clueless bureaucrats, and/or we're being lied to again? What if Obama changes the rules because of pressure from lobbyists or for political expediency? It's not as though we haven't just seen this happen...
    I would not trust this president with anything significant, especially having to do with money. He's proven an extremely poor steward of taxpayer funds. If I could opt out of Social Security, I would.
    Jan 30 08:03 PM | 23 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Securities Fraud Accusations And Misrepresentations Leave Vapor Group Up In Smoke [View article]
    The biggest "danger(s) of holding a stock in the midst of a bubble," i.e., when the stock has rallied, is that opportunistic short sellers such as yourself bash in order to tank the price. A lot of your argument is opinion, anyway. You don't care about saving people from what you consider bad investments, you care about making money when they sell due to your claims of "fraud."
    Mar 27 10:00 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Obamacare Will Boost Your Portfolio [View article]
    "I was outraged when I heard that the lead contract for the construction of the website was given to a Canadian firm. I raised my hand and said "Hey, we out here in Silicon Valley know how to build websites too." They should have just given the whole thing to Google (GOOG). But that would have raised conflict of interest questions, as founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin were two of Obama's largest donors."

    Obama had a problem handing off a plum assignment to campaign donors? Get out of town!! but thanks for an afternoon laugh. And it's okay because the company that WAS awarded the lucrative $678 million no-bid contract employed, as a top executive, Michelle Obama's Princeton classmate. So there's not a "smidgen" of conflict of interest!

    Despite your folksy tone, it sounds like you're angry more Americans don't appreciate the law Obama and his crew imposed on us ... but then your opinion of your fellow man is pretty low. We don't read the news, or even use computers. Yikes! Let me guess. We need big government and smart people like you to help run our lives. No thank you.

    btw, in your discussion of state exchanges, you forgot to mention those that failed to the point of collapse, and how many individuals lost insurance they were happy with. In fact, there's a lot that's missing in this little hit piece - but you already know that.
    Jun 30 05:12 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha Strikes A Victory For Free Speech [View article]
    Congratulations! We need more voices not fewer, and "protected opinion(s)" are a valuable source. I've learned a lot from SA's anonymous contributors and posters. With political/public correctness being rampant, I appreciate a forum that allows for spirited, less guarded debate. Toward that end, this is an important victory.
    Jul 7 12:30 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Obama's 'MyRA' Plan Will Impact The U.S. Economy [View article]
    But...but...he's got a pen, and he's got a phone!
    Jan 30 10:31 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obamacare signs up 8M [View news story]
    Let's see, impose a law that cancels people's existing insurance, and make it illegal to go without. Postpone any parts of the law that dump more people from their plans or otherwise causes them to vote out your party, hoping the less-informed remain clueless. Then gloat repeatedly on national TV when surprise! a very modest number of people sign up. Rub it in everyone's faces in the most unbecoming way possible.

    Until they tell us how many new sign-ups were previously insured, their numbers mean very little. But they claim they don't have these figures, even though insurance industry execs say they've provided them.

    The president's M.O. is say anything, even something that can be proven false, and assign the worst possible motives to whoever contradicts him.

    And let's not forget his suggestion that some elderly people might be better off taking a pain pill than seeking surgery. Somehow I doubt when it's his turn, he'll choose to eschew potentially life-saving treatment. I wouldn't trust this liar with my dog's health care, let alone my own.
    Apr 18 07:34 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obamacare "fix" puts insurers in a tough spot [View news story]
    This nightmare would have been over before it started had the media done their jobs and reported in an unbiased manner. I blame them more than anything else for being the worst kind of enablers. And now they're going to have to make a choice - their credibility and careers, or continue propping up failure.
    Nov 14 09:02 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama wants action to halt the rush of U.S. companies moving abroad [View news story]
    One good thing may come out of the Obama years after all - millenials and younger becoming disenchanted with an activist, invasive federal government and turning to libertarianism, or even conservatism if things keep going downhill ...
    Jul 16 09:40 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Obama's 'MyRA' Plan Will Impact The U.S. Economy [View article]
    Not to worry, they can jiggle the numbers to gain CBO scoring, then quietly terminate the revenue producers when they "suddenly" discover they're unworkable. Done in the middle of August or before a long holiday weekend, and informing the public via obscure blog post, no one's the wiser. It's worked before!
    Jan 30 09:14 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blaming Obamacare For Decline In Average Work Week Hours [View article]
    I support access to affordable health care for every citizen but remain greatly distressed that the president imposed on us a complex set of regulations and mandates that affect not only already insured Americans (who are happy with their health care save for high costs), but the job market. I've been interviewing for the last year and have been told repeatedly this or that job is 30 hours a week sans health benefits. It matters little to me what politicians say, or what a graph shows - I trust my own experiences far more.
    How was this allowed to happen? The American dream is contingent upon a good job and a willingness to work hard. We simply cannot have laws that take away from anybody's pursuit of gainful employment. It's also quite telling the president has chosen to postpone half the law's requirements, which I assume is for political reasons. But what about after the 2014 election? All the shelved issues remain and will further harm innocent people. I can't recall any other government program threatening the livelihoods of so many Americans.
    Aug 25 11:56 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Obama's 'MyRA' Plan Will Impact The U.S. Economy [View article]
    "I've not seen many other presidents in the last 40+ years make similar efforts but anything he tries gets pounced on by anonymous bashers."
    He doesn't need the approval of us "anonymous bashers" when he has almost the entire American media cheerleading for him. At the very least, they sure work hard to cover up his incompetence and the average person doesn't realize the mainstream media are biased against conservatism.
    As for helping the lower-middle class, every survey shows this demographic group is economically worse off under Obama. It's like trickle-up poverty that's now reaching the upper-middle class. He's sacrificed economic stability for his social agenda and too many of us are being hurt. But he doesn't even pretend to represent half this country.
    imo this president wants to move us away from a meritocracy and empower the federal government to control more of society's resources. The MyRA is one more step in that direction. Another is his "ratings plan" for U.S. universities and it should concern everybody. When he talked about fundamentally transforming this country, he meant it.
    Feb 1 03:43 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obamacare "fix" puts insurers in a tough spot [View news story]
    This "fix" isn't about helping Americans keep their existing health insurance plans, it's about the 2014 elections and keeping the Senate from flipping to the Republicans.
    Nov 14 09:00 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Exactly Is So Objectionable About Obamacare? [View article]
    I posted the story below on another thread pertaining to the health care law. Likely there will be many, many more stories like my friend's. Note, she is employed by a large hospital, not a small business. Moreover, we were told repeatedly by the president that the ACA would save EVERYbody $2500 a yr. in costs. That's never going to happen but the worst effects IMO are losing insurance you liked, and the law's oppressive impact on the job market.

    A good friend whose husband died 5 yrs. ago and is raising their son alone just had her full-time job as a physical fitness professional with a renowned hospital cut back to 29 hours a week. She had phenomenol health benefits, which were a big reason she took the job in the first place but - along with the hours, the hospital dropped her eligibility for health insurance. She can't buy into the hospital's plan even though she would willingly pay higher premiums to do so. Her boss told her they were making these cutbacks due to the so-called Affordable Care Act.

    So now my friend is out her former salary and must buy insurance from the Obamacare bureaucracy. She's extremely upset because even if the insurance on the exchanges is comprehensive, she doubts the doctor/hospital network will be anywhere near as good as what she had. Not only could she not keep her health care, but she couldn't keep her job as it previously existed. I expect the media will gloss over stories like hers since they never did due diligence on Obamacare and have no incentive to start now.
    Oct 10 10:39 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama wants action to halt the rush of U.S. companies moving abroad [View news story]
    Progressives like Obama only support their own ridiculous policies because they're shielded from the reality of having to live with them.
    Jul 16 09:12 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Obamacare Will Boost Your Portfolio [View article]
    And the abandoned $125 million Obamacare exchange in Maryland. But who's counting?
    Jun 30 05:53 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment