Who needs that bothersome education stuff. Just act like an idiot and the republican sheep will love you.
Scott Walker proposes big cut to University of Wisconsin System
01/28/15 06:43 PM—Updated 01/29/15 01:52 PM
By David Taintor
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 GOP contender who never earned a college degree, has proposed a huge cut in funding for the University of Wisconsin system over the next two years.
Walker’s office pitched the plan, which is part of the governor’s budget proposal, boasting it would give the university system more discretion over its finances. But it also carries a $300 million cut and a tuition freeze for the UW system over two years. That amounts to a 13% decrease of state funding for the university system, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Campus leaders are calling the proposed cut the largest in the university system’s history.
Walker’s budget announcement comes on the heels of the governor’s formation of a political committee that could help him raise funds ahead of a potential 2016 presidential race. Walker, who was re-elected in November and survived a recall election in 2012, also had a strong showing last weekend at Iowa Rep. Steve King’s “Freedom Summit,” which hosted a number of other potential GOP presidential contenders. The governor’s belt-tightening approach could win him points among conservatives if Walker launches a bid for the White House.
Just a day of R & R and to watch the game tonight but before you get too excited, that doesn't mean I'll spend my entire day on this board schooling you. I'll come on from time to time but won't be on here most of the time.
I just heard that republican senators are blasting the IRS for their bad service. This after they slashed the IRS budget and they had to reduce their workforce. What did these numbskulls think would happen? You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried. LOL
One more thing before I go. I was seriously thinking about dumping a ton of money into the Shake Shack IPO as soon as it opened and hold for a short while and dump it but Cramer started pumping IPO and that was all it took to turn me off on it. Who knows what the stupid idiots will do that he talks into buying it. Oh well, Cramer ruined that one. He'll end up getting his sheep killed on that one, in the end. There are people out there who are stupid enough to believe what these con men on these business channels tell them and then they wonder why they always end up underperforming the markets, if not go flat broke. Later dudes and dudettes.
The analysts are all giddy because they turned a profit but they're too stupid to understand that whether they turn a profit for the next 7-10 years or not, really doesn't matter. They're analysts and not doer's for one reason, because they don't have the brilliance to understand what is going on here. They're building themselves into what most likely will be the greatest company ever. They're the future of retailing and along the way they're turning themselves into a great high tech gadget company, a dominant cloud company, on their way to being a major media player and who knows what the brilliant Jeff Bezos has up his sleeve for the future. You have to just latch onto these rare breed of brilliant men as they come along, which is rarely and let them take you for the ride and just enjoy it. Bezos is one and Musk is the other. Those are the only two this world is blessed with today and who knows how long before the next one comes along. Later, I'm out of here.
Just stopped by for a sec. A couple posts and I'm out of here again. I'm very busy. We're entering the last day of trading for January and what a January its been. The volatility has been amazing and that is the perfect world for the trader. Anybody who hasn't made big money trading in January, has to be the worlds worst trader. January has been a good year, if you catch my drift. Let's hope this great volatility continues into February and way beyond. The volatility may slow down a bit in the future but as I've indicated before, if you're not trading for the next two years until the republicans lose all control in the 2016 elections, you're going to be just running in place, at best. You have to trade these republican markets to make any serious money. Of course, you can just sit tight and hold onto what you have but you'll be seeing others eat the entire cake and the best you can hope for is to get a couple crumbs at the end. Just holding in these markets is a losers game.
Not staying long but dropped in for a minute. Are you having fun today? You can't say that you were not warned. The only way to make any serious money in these GOP congress controlled markets for the next two years is trading. You have to play the volatility, not let the volatility play you. If you just buy stocks and sit on them, the best you can hope for is to go nowhere and you don't want to know the worst case scenario. If you want to buy and hold, you're going to have to wait a couple years for that to work. Don't stay on that roller coaster ride. You'll have some rides up along the way but you'll just get ridden back down. I'm off to a great start for the year by trading. I'm busy, so I have to run again. Later chumps.
I've been in discussions the past few weeks to lend my time and my expertise to getting more state minimum wage increases on the ballot in the future. Some need to just get started while others have taken a small step but they now need to take a much larger step. The reason it took several weeks to iron things out is because if I was going to give my time and max effort, it had to be on my terms and I would have to approve all hiring and wages. The last thing I wanted is for someone to use this as a money machine without producing what should be expected out of that money. I know people need to be paid but I wasn't willing to accept someone working part time at best and earning a six figure salary. To earn that, the person is going to have to work full time and give full effort to the project and the pay will depend on how valuable they are, not on who they know. So, I may stop in from time to time but my free time is going to be precious and it won't be very often. I really don't want to do it but I feel I owe it to the country that has allowed me to live the life I'm able to live. I strongly believe in giving back for what you have been given in life.
So as I sign off, I'll leave you with one wise piece of advice. The only way to make any real money in these markets until after the 2016 election is to trade and trade wisely. Patience is the key and jump in when great opportunities present themselves. Just buying stocks and holding them is going to be suicide. At best, you may break even over the next two years but more likely, you will lose money and in the environment we are in today, a very large down day somewhere along the line is very possible. Remember, volatility is a stock traders best friend and that's what we're going to have for the next two years.
So long. Hope you aren't too sad.
Eight candidates have filed to run for the three open seats on the City Council Board in the April elections. Time to weed out the racists.
As Bob Dylan said:
"Oh The Times They Are A Changin"
One thing I've noticed about Obama is each time you think he can't top his last speech, he does it. I'll sure miss him when his term is over.
And I don't know how any thinking person could have watched his speech and not come away with the feeling that anything that is good for the middle class, the republicans hate and anything that is helpful to the middle class, the republicans hate and that the republicans really don't care at all about this country except for the corporate bosses who own them.
I actually saw numerous republicans shedding tears on that comment.
That went over like a lead balloon with the republicans. In the GOP world, tax cuts are only meant for the very wealthy. The GOP wants the middle class to pay 100% of the taxes that keep this country running.
90% of the paralyzed republicans continue to sit on their hands. Just what do these republicans want to see? What would make them happy? I believe you really wouldn't want to know what the corporate owned bunch would like. You'd be shocked at how little they care about you and don't care how much you're used.
That's all I can figure because almost none of them applauded when our Great President mentioned that the unemployment rate was the lowest since before the great depression, that more people than ever have health insurance and that our dependence on foreign oil has fallen drastically. What American wouldn't love that?
Did he find a new bartender who doesn't want to kill him and gives him those super shots?
Is everyone sitting down with their favorite COOL beverage to listen to the Coolest president of our lifetime?
That was laughable from the start. Anything those goobers saw that they liked would never have made it to the purchaser..
I said it before and I'll say it again. Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn and Peyton Manning all need to check into the Holiday Shores Retirement Village and if they hurry, they can still register for the February shuffleboard tournament.