Just checked in to see if you had some time from your busy work schedule to make some serious posts. Naw, just fooling. I know you have nothing better to do!
Glad I sold my stock on the last recent pop. EMC just sold you guys down the river. Dell went private because they had a lot of problems. EMC is trading close to 10% below its yearly high. Was this the best deal out there? I don't think soooo!
The Democratic states on the East and West Coasts have to subsidize the Southern states. My state, NJ, gets about half of the money back that it sends in to the federal government, while New Mexico, Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, South Carolina, North Dakota, and Florida get close to or more than $2 for every dollar they send to the federal government. If the Democratic states, which tend to be industrialized and centers of business and commerce, didn't have to subsidize the poor rural states, they would be much better off. Hey remember when Gov. Perry and Texas were flirting with seceding from the Union. That might make economic sense for states like NJ, NY, and CA.
No facts, hey J20. What's new. But then you never post facts. I am retired, but I have some work to do. I suggest you get back to your JOB! LOL!
McCarthy withdraws from Speaker's position consideration. No leadership at all in the House. Maybe Trump needs to sit down and have a talk with these guys!
J20, your posting is so devoid of the facts. Boehner and the Republican House are dragging their feet on providing the funding to avoid this hike. The Democrats and Obama are calling on the House to put this in the budget. J20, you are aware that spending bills start in the House! Medicare recipients are collecting so much more in health care costs then they ever paid in, so the taxpayer has to foot the bill. Not only are baby boomers dropping out of the labor force, but they are drawing more and more on our medical system.
J20, give up the job participation scenario already. Check the statistics that show the job participation rate will continue to decline each year until 2022. Hey, aren't you supposed to be working. Ha! Ha!
Just had my five year endoscopy and colonoscopy. No big deal including the prep. Society frightens people about the nastiness of the tests. A friend of mine died in his forties of colon cancer, and a colleague was just diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. My insurance covered the procedures and my doc did them both on the same day to save me and the insurance company money. The stool based CR test is good, but the gold standard is still the colonoscopy. Amusing that Frank complains about a medical procedure costing $3,000, yet he defends drug companies that charge thousands of dollars per pill.
The company appeared to explain the situation, and the stock has rebounded nicely. I would have bought shares at the open, but I am pretty tapped out.
I retired at 59, my dad died at 50 when I was sixteen. My wife had cancer at 19 when we just started dating. Despite a second bout, she is healthy and able to live a full life. My wife worked for ATT until we had our sons, and then she became a stay at home mom. My mom was always there for me, and I busted my butt to give my sons the same opportunity I had. Although retired, I volunteer time at church and for other social causes. I try to remember to give back financially because I am thankful for the blessings I have been given. I recently spent time with a 74 year old 6 year army vet who finds himself homeless. Our church has given him a short term place to live while we try to find him some kind of safe, more permanent housing. Giving back is just as rewarding as making big bucks on a successful stock trade.
My wife and I retired early because we were economically secure, and we wanted to take time to do some things we enjoyed. My dad died at 50, and I always wished he had a little time to take a break and enjoy some of the things he loved. When I retired, I also realized that I was opening up a job for a younger person who still had their whole life ahead of them. When it is time to die, I have never heard anyone express a dying wish of "I wish I had worked longer!" Many of my baby boomer friends have also chosen to retire early, and they all appear to be living quite well. But hey, if I had been able to get a job like J20, maybe I would have chosen to "slave" a couple of extra years.
What kind of job could you possibly have??????? You spend all day on the computer spewing your nonsense. If someone is paying you a paycheck, they have to be throwing away their money. Maybe you "work' at night and post on the computer all day. LOL! Try sleeping a little to sharpen your thought process.
Hey, voluntary or involuntary hospitalization in a mental hospital needs to be evaluated before someone gets access to a gun, especially a high powered weapon. People don't go to or get sent to mental institutions to take a spa vacation. The bill didn't outright deny that they could get a gun permit, but it did give the authorities the right to know about the hospitalization and at least have the chance to investigate whether such a person was mentally healthy enough to have a firearm. It is the least we can do if we want any chance of stopping these mass murders by mentally disturbed individuals.