The S&P is not "the economy," stupid. It's the stock market.
Housing is "the economy"
LOL meanwhile in the real world. LOL
The latest data on price gains show home prices advanced 7.7 percent in the year through June, a rise that has fed on itself as fence-sitting home buyers move to buy before prices rise further.
West coast housing markets have seen the biggest gains. The Federal Housing Finance Agency report showed prices in June were 17 percent higher than a year earlier in the Pacific area, which includes California and Washington.
House prices jumped 11 percent in the Mountain region, which included Nevada and Arizona. The Middle Atlantic region -- New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania -- had the smallest increase, at 2.5 percent.
the sky is falling, LOL
Of course tea billies still can't get jobs cause they won't do the hard work that new immigrants will and they're not educated or bright enough to do advanced jobs, LOL
Duck Dynasty and Sarah Palin are their intellectual heroes.......two (sic) funny right dead, LOL
I spent all day yesterday picking up my third born from his prestigious, expensive prep school in Boston and doing some Christmas, no make that holiday, shopping and yet dead, aka ivan, aka etc. etc still spent the day posting to me, LOL what a LOOOOOOOOSER.
Gold hit a six-month low on Friday, on course for its largest annual loss in 32 years,
Why do you tea billies post lies all the time, is it because you believe them or because you know the truth makes you look stupid?
The payroll tax was extended as part of Obama's Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation act Feb 22, 2012
As far as the GOP being in favor of this for all Americans in the House 146 GOP voted Yeah 147 DNC voted Yeah, 91 GOP voted Nay, 41 DNC voted Nay so the house GOP was in favor but not as much as the DNC
In the Senate the GOP didn't support the extension of the 2% payroll tax at all, 30 GOP voted Nay and only 14 voted Yeah, the DNC got the bill passed voting 45 yeah and 5 nay.
You can read all about it at govtrack dot us slash congress slash bills slash 112 slash hr3630
you might try doing research before calling others an idiot when you are clearly wrong.
Well skippy I don't want to call you an idiot and I won't make an exception but the 2% payroll tax cut was first passed in December 2010 when Obama was President, it was part of a deal to extend the rest of the tax cuts.
You know in the real world. Apology accepted.
Congress first passed the payroll tax cut in December 2010, as part of a deal between Obama and Republicans that extended expiring income tax cuts. Employees now pay 4.2 percent of their wages, instead of the usual 6.2 percent, meaning that a worker making $50,000 a year who is paid twice a month saves $41.67 in every paycheck.
he is desperate for my attention, I keep putting his id's on ignore but he is so insecure he has to create a new id to try and get me to read it, it's like having a pet dog follow you around all the time
just a refresher, the GOP was for extending Bush's tax cuts for everyone, in fact they threatened to shut down the Government if Obama tried to raise them on people making more then 250,000. That is a seperate issue from the payroll tax cut. The 2% payroll tax cut was part of the stimulus bill
If you were in any suspense about which Republicans voted for the stimulus in the Senate, by the way, now that the previous Senate and House versions have been unified into a final bill, here’s a hint: they were the same ones as last time.
Four days ago, the Senate voted on its own version of the stimulus bil. All of three Republicans voted in favour: Olympia Snowe (ME), Susan Collins (ME) and Arlen Specter (PA). Judd Gregg (R-NH) abstained, and all other Republicans voted Nay, while all the Democrats voted Yea.
Then the bill went into the conference committee, where Senate and House bigwigs hammered out a compromise between the different versions of the bill the two chambers had passed. Yesterday the House passed the new version almost entirely along partisan lines, with not one Republican voting in favour and just seven Democrats voting against (see this post for the details). Which left it to the Senate to confirm the result and pass the new, unified bill as well.
They did so, and the vote was practically identical to last time. The only differences were that Ted Kennedy, battling brain cancer, wasn’t able to come now, and Gregg this time did not abstain but voted against. The result: 60 Yeas and 38 Nays, compared to 61-37 last time.
"Look," he told us. "I know you have a lot to do and all … but I want you, as soon as you can, to go back over everything, everything. See if Saddam did this. See if he's linked in any way."
I was once again taken aback, incredulous, and it showed.
"But, Mr. President, Al Qaeda did this."
"I know, I know, but … see if Saddam was involved. Just look. I want to know any shred."
"Absolutely, we will look … again." I was trying to be more respectful, more responsive. "But, you know, we have looked several times for state sponsorship of Al Qaeda and not found any real linkages to Iraq. Iran plays a little, as does Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, Yemen."
"Look into Iraq, Saddam," the President said testily and left us.
Discontinued Predator flights over Afghanistan. Clarke thought armed Predator drones could be used to kill al-Qaida members in Afghanistan without risking American lives. Clinton had authorized several unarmed flights in September and October of 2000, and "from the camera images on three flights," Clarke was convinced the drones had found Bin Laden. The Air Force agreed to prepare armed Predators for use in the spring of 2001. But the Bush administration didn't use them until after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Page 246: Attacked Iraq. Clarke argues that the war diverted resources from the hunt for Bin Laden in Afghanistan and riled up potential al-Qaida recruits. "It was as if Usama bin Laden, hidden in some high mountain redoubt, were engaging in long range mind control of George Bush, chanting 'invade Iraq, you must invade Iraq.' "