Sad about losing the quibs but glad the President will enable someone to get health care that couldn't afford it.
The issue isn't so much about personal initiative or the assumption people are lazy. It is about having affordable health care because it is prohibitively expensive for significant treatment. The naysayers of Obamacare don't comprehend the loopholes, collaboration of business and lawyering loopholes employed by private insurance companies, to preserve tax writeoffs for employers. The status quo was good for business(fire those who are high risk--old and sick---just a coincidence?) leaving them at the mercy of the health insurance industry, their profits their lawyers. Now there are insurance coverage standards, businesses must pay somethingto contribute. But that would be details, something old folks and the tea party ideologues refuse to examine. Not to worry to those who believe Skydaddy will take care of you.
Jesus, freedom, constitution, teaparty, drill baby drill. The office market sucks but as PT Barnum suckers go....they're hot, confident, dropouts selling ice to eskimos buy buy buy.
80% went bankrupt. Why is that? There is no assurance they can raise capital at a cost ensuring a positive spread on assets. They are constantly having to raise money to pay the dividend....eventually it catches up. Those who are long are just like tea party suckers.
among Canadians. Google search multiple times and you will find this is accurate. Do some fact checking vs. listening to Rush, Fox News, Beck, etc. They get rich off your ignorance and prejudice. While you are at it, check their lies and credibility via google search. It is Ok to have an opinion supported by evidence but the public is just....GULLIBLE! These people say anything and you teapartiers just lap it up.....remember Jesus, Freedom, guns, drill and pollute. God bless America! What form of Yiddish did that snake speak(Genesis)?
Canadians in Palm Springs in the winter? Likely, they are wealthy and have that sort of bias. If a poor person can't afford care, their options? If the Canadians have long waits, they can build a few more hospitals, train staff. There is plenty of wealth there. Don't they have a conservative Prime Minister? He wouldn't be undermining the health system by restricting the budget for care for ideological reasons would he?
Labor and management relationships should be better managed. Both sides have had their share of abuses. Workers should be represented within a framework of not just themselves but for the overall good.
Canadians live in Florida during the winter because it ....is maybe warmer? There are political conservatives that will stretch any evidence to make political points.
Everyone should work. If they aren't working in the private sector, let them work for the 21st Century WPA. Why not? Business wants to cherry pick their employees, privatize the best ones, socialize the losers to the taxpayers. Minimum wage beats the $800 per month temporary unemployment compensation. Business is on the gravy train.
What people don't realize: population growth globally has been in the billions over several decades; manufacturing and agricultural efficiency over a few decades has increased astronomically. What sum of this is there are billions unemployed and in poverty amidst of those few with enormous wealth. But as long as the rich can demonize the have nots, unions and foreigners, the rich control.
STAY has had bankruptcy in its past and Hilton was teetering at one time with its debentures selling at $.40 on the dollar. BX is unloading in an exhilarated market. I'll examine the investments but with skepticism.
Made about 20% within one year....sold out after hearing Roberts' plan. Might buy if/when it gets lower.
A few years ago, Duke Realty(DRE--not dummies) unloaded huge volumes of office buildings and reinvested in other property types. Why? The commercial office building market sucks. SIR's properties will similarly sour over time. Corvex is untrustworthy and the typical investor, not given to honest analysis, blames CWH for what is a sorry investment environment for office buildings. It boils down who owns the most shares. Don't bet against Portnoy and company...you underestimate them.
issue 11/21/2013, is a worthy read for those following the developments. The article was written by Ronald Barusch. My take is the Corvex takeover isn' t the slam dunk most on here think it is but read it yourself and draw your own conclusions.
Agree with your fundamental view but recall a strong commitment to maintaining the dividend about one year ago ...then they cut it by about 50% again.
I thought BX did a nice job building up Hilton but the results were far from spectacular based on the IPO. If $2.5 billion is 25% of the company(as BX suggests), their $10 billion investment has lost considerably from the $27 billion they spent 5 years ago.