This is the truth. QE did nothing for money velocity.
Wages have been stagnant for 40 years, with the past 20 years showing a shrinking in terms of purchasing power. This, as productivity per worker surges.
This is the underlying problem that lead to the financial crisis, and why there has been no real recovery. Even the Fed realizes the gains in employment involve too many "McJobs".
The real problem is mental illness. I know plenty of people who own guns, and don't go around shooting people.
Of course, where I live, hunting is the national past time for much of the population.
Take away guns, and the mentally ill who belong in proper institutions, will find another way to carry out their psychotic schemes.
Hind sight being 20/20, Bush was actually a decent president.
He had most of the right ideas at the right time.
I think his biggest mistake, was trusting the financial sector to be responsible, and got too loose with the regulations on them.
I voted for him twice. He obviously believed in trickle down, but he included working people in his tax breaks as well. His stimulus was a success, in proportion to it's magnitude.
I still consider him to be a decent man, whose heart was in the right place, but just missed the mark a bit in one place, and it costed dearly. Highly understandable and forgivable.
I actually agree with you on this one. Current contract good til 2018, which coincidentally is the year of the Caddy tax for good plans like the one I have.
Luckily, any candidate with a chance is speaking strongly in favor of getting rid of this hideous feature of ACA. Personally I hate the ACA and have since it's inception.
Even Trump thinks we could do better. Heck, I won't vote for him, but if he gets in I'll be OK with it for more than one reason.
It's just Mav trying to see if a new ID will increase his popularity, which, as we can see, it isn't.
Um, I think you mean "Fissures" there, snow shoe. "Fishers" could mean more than one "fisher", an north american mammal related to weasels, or it could also mean a person who is trying to catch fish.
The religious conservatives would probably say that God sent Hurricane Joaquin as a warning, but then again, they're the ones hiding their money over there.
Awesome. While you're up there, could you spray the couch with some febreeze? The smell of your pharts is building up in the upholstery.
For some reason, disposable income and the ACA come to mind while reading your post there.
ACA means we all work for the insurance companies, even traders and other self employed....there's no place to run, there's no place to hide.
LOL I guess we're all "dunrunnin".
Yeah, right now is the perfect time of year. Summer time, 90 degrees in the trailer, that's in the evening, LOL. My shirt and shorts drenched in sweat, like I'd been swimming.
But the insurance is worth it, I can keep more of what I make as a trader / free lancer. A lot more. It's like getting a huge pay raise because of the benefits. The pay rate is only $10.10 here to start, but that's better than most of the jobs I was looking at.
And the schedule is perfect, doesn't interfere with trading or family life.
I have a home gym, but don't need to use it much. I like getting paid to stay in shape! LOL
Not much in the way of income, but the value of the health plan (covers all family members), is huge.
All for 4 hours max, after supper, during the week, if you can handle it.
Like many of you, I found that being a free lance and paying for high deductible health insurance, was really not a good deal.
So, I started hunting around for a job that would offer insurance. I didn't really care much about what I would be doing, but I definitely cared about the schedule and most of all, a decent health plan that would save money, and offer decent coverage.
I ran across this ad for UPS part time package handler with full time benefits. Long story short, I got hired, and once I met the hours worked requirement, approx. 90 days, I became eligible for the plan starting the beginning of the month following the month of qualifying.
Here in the North East, UPS has an outstanding package. No deductible, all paid for by the company.
I work 3.5 to 4 hours in the evening, after supper, during the week, weekends and major holidays off.
The job is physically demanding, I load a 52 foot trailer with all sizes of packages, and for a couple hours, they come flying down the belt at me.
At 48 years old, I am now in the best shape I've been in since I was in high school. I'm basically getting extra money and an awesome health plan for working out in the evening during the week.
This job is not for everyone, but someone reading this might find the idea useful. Peak season is coming right up, and the opportunity to get a foot in the door at a UPS near you comes with it. You'll likely be hired as a seasonal temp., but put your best foot forward and you could end up getting "in".
The drivers make pretty good money, I am hoping to do Cover Driving for peak (that trailer is going to be hell over the holidays, lol) That actually pays pretty darned good, although it's really the benefits that seal the deal for me.
I worked at a hospital as a Rad Tech for a few years. It's just mind boggling what they charge. And they order up every test they can think of.
There's two reasons for the over vigilant tests, one is revenue, and the other is, if they miss something, it can result in a lawsuit.
True, but then again, I bought some last Christmas, still using the first blade. The trick is to rinse it out good after a couple strokes. Your face doesn't dull the blade, but build up of facial hair ruins the performance.
Well, I suppose plutocrasy and oligarchy are better?
There's no capitalism, as we learned it, only the chrony type is left.
The capitalism we learned about is a fairy tale at this point.
This is coming from an independent contractor.