Its refreshing to see a politician trying to cut spending without Medicare recipients being affected. The cost cutting would come from things like allowing the government to negotiate prices with drug suppliers and stop allowing overpaying some Medicare providers. Its a rare politician these days that want to stop the waste but not the services that seniors need so badly. I know of nobody that thinks its right that a Canadian can buy a drug from a US drug manufacturer at half the price that an American has to pay. Its just not right.
Going to a job and working without representation is like being sued for 10 million dollars and going to court without a lawyer. It always turns out bad.
If you understood accounting principles and understood how to figure out what is really going on in a company than you could understand how Amazon can afford to buy back stock. You make the mistake that so many make and grab a headline number without understanding what is behind it. The question you should be asking is how Wal-Mart can afford their massive buyback program without borrowing large amounts of money and in my opinion the simple answer is they can't. Amazon has 2.25 billion more dollars in cash than they have in debt. while Wal-Mart has 46.2 billion more dollars in debt than they have in cash. Wal-Mart is stuck in what I call the borrow from Peter to pay Paul syndrome which many would call a Ponzi scheme that will eventually collapse. Ask Bernie Madoff how those kind of things end. That's my opinion from what you want to take out of it.
I've been to the horse races a few time in my life and usually watch the Kentucky Derby but I'm not very knowledgeable about horse racing. What do you mean when you say turn of foot.
Hey brainiac, its winter. February and the first half of March are the snowiest periods in the Midwest. Just last night the meteorologist was explaining that and why there is more moisture available at that time of winter because of weather patterns. Maybe you should check what gray matter is and figure out if you have any. I suppose you are a republican voter. You fit the description.
You appear to be an excuse maker for a bad company. They call that being an enabler. The nature of the business remark is laughable. If it is the nature of the business then tell my why in the most recent year each based on number of employees and company revenue that each Costco worker brought in $991,452 in revenue while each General Motors employee brought in $703,704. Costco had 117,000 employees and had 116.55 billion in revenue and General motors had 216,000 employees and brought in 152 bililion in revenue. As you can see it has nothing to do with the nature of the business. It has everything to do with the quality of the company and the quality of management. Now quit making excuses for the worst this country has to offer and try put some effort into making this country better for its people.
It shows how bad Wal-Mart workers need a union. The way Wal-Mart workers are treated is not what the American dream is all about. A good example is a Wal-Mart cashier. It takes more knowledge and training to be a Wal-Mart cashier then it does to perform most assembly functions at an automobile plant. Cashiers need the knowledge to handle many different situations when they come up. Some auto worker jobs require knowledge and training like a machine operator or tool and die maker and these people make a lot more then the assembly workers. Most of the auto assembly jobs require training that could be done in ten to fifteen minutes like putting the Chevrolet logo on cars or learning how to screw on a headlight assembly and plug it into the wiring harness that has been installed on the car. If you base a salary on knowledge required then a Wal-Mart cashier should make more than most auto assemblers. That doesn't even take into account the bonus. Walmart has done more to destroy the American middle class then anyone or anything in the history of this country. To make matters worse the American taxpayer has to pay for the Wal-Mart workers food stamps, welfare and medical insurance just so they can survive. Anyone working should make enough to buy a decent home, a nice car and pay their bills and eat properly. Wake up Wal-Mart workers.
What Sander's said in the debates is that he wants to raise the top tax ratet to over 50% but a number has not yet been determined but not as high as the 90% under President Eisenhower. 90% worked very well under Eisenhower. We built the very expensive interstate highway system across the country without going into deep debt and no rich person became unrich. Do you even understand how the top tax rate works? You don't pay that amount on all your income. The rich pay the same amount as any of us on their first $20000, first $50,000, first $100,000 and so on. That top rate doesn't kick in until you reach a very high number. It would also create millions of good jobs in this country by having the money to do the badly needed repairs and needed construction to our infrastructure. That in turn brings in even more tax dollars to get this country back into the 21st century.
How can you be that stupid? He did everything he could. It just proved you wrong after asking why he doesn't work to raise the minimum wage. It is sad to see you can't even admit you're wrong when proven wrong. In case you don't understand how the government works, he can't put into law anything he wants. He can only introduce bills and hope a few republicans will care enough about the American people to get it passed. Put Sanders or Clinton in the white house with a democratic house and senate with a filibuster proof majority in the senate and it will get done and it is looking more and more like that could happen. Even when the Democrats controlled congress the republicans filibustered everything that could help the average American. The last time the democrats controlled both the house and the senate the republicans filibustered more bills than had been filibustered by the senate in the entire history of senate. The republicans are so owned by the wealthy corporate bosses that they won't let any bill get through unless there is a big giveaway to the very wealthy at taxpayers expense. Why do you hate the people of this country?
If you knew what you were talking about or even did a little research you would know that Sanders has introduced bills to raise the minimum wage many times but the republicans always block them. The republicans want to keep the poor people poor and the wealthy even wealthier. Here is a little piece from last July, the last time Sanders tried to get the minimum wage raised. You could have easily found this if you put even a tiny bit of effort into it. Quit being so lazy.
WASHINGTON -- A group of progressive members of Congress introduced a $15 an hour national minimum wage bill on Wednesday as hundreds of federal contract workers went on strike to protest their job conditions.
Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and in the House by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), the bill would go far beyond the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and make it easier for federal workers to join a union. The proposed legislation follows another bill introduced by congressional Democrats in April that would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour. Republicans have so far resisted raising the minimum wage."
I get it. That was the address of Archie Bunker's home on the all in the family show. Good one.
We've been hearing those same comments since AMZN was $38 six or seven years ago. Talk about people leaving a ton of money on the table. How long before people realize that Amazon if the future and where the price is at now will look like peanuts compared to where it will be in ten years? No wonder most individuals lose money in the stock market. They simply don't know how to analyze a company and where they are headed. As for today, we may see it up over $100 after earnings on top of its $50 or so gain today.
The US economy grew at a 2% pace in the third quarter — better than expected — according to the final estimate of third-quarter gross domestic product released Tuesday.
Expectations were for the reading to show the economy growing at a 1.9% pace in the third quarter, down slightly from the revised pace of 2.1% reported last month in the second estimate.
This report also gave us another reading on personal consumption — a more comprehensive way to track consumer spending than retail sales — which grew at a pace of 3% during the third quarter.
Expectations were for this measure to be revised down slightly to show growth of 2.9%.
And so overall this report more or less confirms the view that the US economy continues to grow at a modest but steady pace.
In a note to clients after the report, Michael Gapen at Barclays wrote: "The main source of the upside surprise relative to our forecast came from fixed investment and inventories. Equipment spending was revised up to 9.9% from 9.5% and intellectual property investment was unchanged at -0.8% versus our expectation for a 2.4% decline. The change in private inventories at $85.5 billion meant inventories are estimated to have subtracted 0.7% from growth in the quarter against our expectation for an 0.8% decline."
Gapen added: "Altogether, the third estimate of Q3 GDP does little to change the picture of solid domestic activity offset by weakness abroad, as final sales to domestic purchasers (GDP less trade and inventories) rose 2.9% in the quarter."
He has tons of experience with internet connectivity in both hardware and software from his Emulex days before Emulex was bought out. I think this guy can take this company places.
Seems they were attracted to the republicans because of their lax stance on guns, their viewing women as lesser human beings and their opposition to abortion. Typical right wing religious fanatics gone bad.
Several videos from a Walmart retailer in El Paso, Texas, show a "riot" over low-priced TVs as shoppers wrestled for television sets from a single display. One man in a hat and light blue shirt appeared to swing at a cop, and then later was seen face down on the store floor, being handcuffed.
I have been ordering from Amazon for years and never had a problem except for the delivery driver one time delivered my package to the next door neighbor but it wasn't really a problem because my neighbor brought it over to me. I had my first real problem after I ordered something and it was supposed to be here last Friday but it didn't come. I checked Sunday and it still showed a delivery date of last Friday. Monday it didn't come again so last night I checked it again and it said it was delayed because the customer requested a change of delivery address to a city that is about 100 miles from me and I don't know anyone there. I started looking and found a link to report a problem. They gave you a choice of a phone call, email or live chat. I chose the live chat and the lady I was chatting with was very helpful and apologetic. She looked into it and contacted the carrier. It turns out there was a glitch in the carriers system. After about 15 minutes she got the problem worked out with the carrier and guaranteed me I would receive the package tomorrow which is today and she again apologized. I was very happy with the customer service I received. To make things even better, they extended my prime membership at no cost because of my problem. That is what you call great customer service. I have never had to deal with their customer service but after this I understand why they are known for great customer service. That is how you keep customers for life.
I haven't seen a good old fashioned gas war in probably 20 years or more. The price is about .27 below where it should be and where it is in neighboring communities. Gas wars are really stupid and whoever started it is a moron. Everybody ends up with the same customers they had before. Its like Wal-Mart selling stuff at a loss on Black Friday so they can report good sales and then their poor customers have no money left to buy things at regular price. Dumb dumb dumb.
I agree. This company needed new leadership badly. This company has tons of potential and the CEO didn't seem to have a clue as to how to realize that potential. The stock is down a couple pennies but well worth it. If they get a qualified person in there to run this company, the shareholders will be well rewarded. They said he left to pursue other interests which is corporate speak for the board showed him the door and let him resign to keep the firing off his record. Hope he finds a job he's qualified for.