-Reverse deficit to multi $B surplus & fiscally responsible
-24M new jobs
-Stock indices go up steadily; strong dollar value
-Increases funding of Veterans, Scientific Research, Education, Medicare, Medicaid, Housing, Head Start, Earn Income Credit, Child Credit, College Education Credit, etc
-Lots of loving, compassion, and kindness
from �HILLARY for president 2008�
Okay..I guess we are better off inserting a little bit of politics into our TLAB discussions..
This might amuse you..
"God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day.
He inquired of God. "Where have you been?"
God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction, and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."
Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"
"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a great place of balance."
"Balance?" inquired Michael, "I'm still confused."
God explained, pointing to different parts of earth. "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor.
"Over there I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things," God continued pointing to different countries. "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."
The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said, "What's that one?"
"Ah," said God "That's Washington State, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, plains, and coulees. The people from Washington State are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats, and carriers of peace."
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, "But what about balance, God? You said there would be balance."
God smiled, "There is another Washington.... Wait till you see the idiots I put there."
a simple annual surplus is like 100 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean ---- a start!
I totally understand the diff. There are annual deficits/surpluses, and there are cumulative deficits/surpluses. You may prefer to try to describe 5the latter as debt, but please be aware it also is a cumulative deficit. However, contrary to the dribble of many, the deficit grew by 1 billion under Mr. Clinton's 8 years and, yes, the short period of surplus was driven by Gingrich (whether we like him or not).
<The deficit has risen under EVERY president since 1976.> Under Clinton the annual deficit dropped and became a surplus by the end of his second term. Did you mean to say the debt has risen? Do you understand the difference?
<Bottom line: It's about the spending, stupid!> I agree, spending under the current administration and GOP led congress has exploded.
How come so many posts?
Well, the answer was a sad one.. Political posts have surged.. This is and has been frequently the death signal of many stock boards.. I, personally, would hate to see this TLAB suffer the same results..
Does anyone know of a TLAB board where one can follow the stock as it wends it way upward ?...
ibm do u bm,
Believe all you want about quality of leadership. Congress stops the White house from doing us in and vice versa. It is one big game to see who gets the power and the money.
The FED is the real boss of the country. They can make or break you and all with their power. Wake up and smell the bullshi=. It's all around you just open your eyes and stop being so smug....GLA
Your rant not withstanding, I believe the quality of our leadership does matter. GWB is a terrible leader and our country will be paying for his excesses for many years.
Now go wipe that foam from the corner of your mouth and take your meds.