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unclefulbert 237 posts  |  Last Activity: 19 hours ago Member since: Mar 8, 2003
  • The number of quits was little changed in February at 3.0 million. The quits rate was 2.1 percent. Over
    the month, the number of quits edged up for total private (+107,000) and was little changed for
    government. Quits increased in health care and social assistance (+32,000) and decreased in mining and
    logging (-8,000). The number of quits edged up in arts, entertainment, and recreation (+10,000) and
    edged down in other services (-29,000) and state and local education (-7,000). In the regions, quits
    increased in the Midwest.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 5, 2016 9:50 AM Flag

    I have consistently opined that Billary's real problem is accepting foreign money and special interests for their foundation, personal accounts and political campaign.

    You need to remove those blinders and try to digest why the under 35 voters, the future of either political parties and our country are voting overwhelming for a little old man from Vermont.

  • Posted onto the file sharing site PasteBin, most of the speeches texts were innocuous. Clinton spoke glowingly about Goldman Sachs, how much money they make and what a great friend they are to her SuperPAC.

    However, one quote from Hillary has drawn particular fire from observers:

    “And so I say to you Goldman Sachs, I am on your side. Do not pay attention to the noise of the political season, I will always remember your support and put your priorities first, above all else. Thank you.’

    Clinton received $675,000 for three speeches she made to Goldman Sachs in 2013.

    “I remember feeling like she worked for us,” said one former Goldman Sachs employee who was at the event in Arizona in October of 2013. “Now she’s telling people what they want to hear so she can get elected. But back then it sounded to us like she was our employee.”

    At another speech to Goldman Sachs in New York in 2013, Hillary Clinton spoke about how the banks were not to blame for the financial crisis and that she would make sure that the American people would always bail them out “no matter what.”

    “It felt like a generous tongue bath from a loving puppy,” said one person who attended that speech. “I can understand why she wouldn’t want anyone to see the text of these speeches, it makes her look really corrupt.”

  • Reply to

    Guns and Butter

    by w.heinlein Apr 4, 2016 3:55 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 5, 2016 8:23 AM Flag

    Recall the plan was to cut the budget but also raise taxes on income. The obstructionists insisted to cut the budget but no tax increase, even for those nutty tax loopholes and 15% income tax rate for billionaire hedge fund managers in Wall Street.

  • Reply to

    Guns and Butter

    by w.heinlein Apr 4, 2016 3:55 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 4, 2016 7:46 PM Flag

    lang,

    Stop peering through a funnel. Around here, seems like every business is hiring these days. No need to point out Tesla's expansion of the old Ford/Toyota plant about 15 miles across the bay. I saw hiring banners on the back of UPS a month or so ago. I asked the mail guy why, since UPS has been losing money with diminishing mail volume because of email and competition. The mailman said there are too many people retiring and the higher stamp prices has helped to stop the bleeding. Yes they are hiring, many are from immigrates from the Middle East. Move West. It is indeed sunshine and honey in California compared to the rust belt.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 4, 2016 4:09 PM Flag

    The obstructionists are caught between a rock and hard place. Poetic justice!

  • In 2012, just 56.5 percent of voting-age Americans cast a ballot, according to the U.S. Census. It’s not because they’re not paying attention to the presidential race. (Good luck trying to avoid it!) When asked by the Census, Americans say they don’t vote because they couldn’t physically get to their polling place, the elderly needed assistance, and registering to vote could be a lot easier.

  • Reply to

    Guns and Butter

    by w.heinlein Apr 4, 2016 3:55 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 4, 2016 4:01 PM Flag

    Boehner and Obama had at one time agreed on a Grand Plan of just that. Unfortunately, the tea baggers refused to negotiate. Ryan is facing the same problem for the 2017 budget.

  • Reply to

    Chaos??

    by vt_investor Apr 2, 2016 2:22 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 4, 2016 9:22 AM Flag

    Folks, I believe the word "Clevelander" comes from the Latin word that means "to have idiotic hope at all time," and don't we ever? We don't have beaches and beautiful weather and sunshine and hot babes roller-skating all over. But we have Cleveland Orenthal Brown, Sr., a family guy.

  • Consumer spending rises sharply in March

    Mar. Gallup US Consumer Spending: $89 vs. $84 in Feb.
    This is the highest spending average for the month of March in the last 9 years

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 1, 2016 4:01 PM Flag

    Even the right wing pollster:

    Friday, April 01, 2016

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove (see trends).

  • Reply to

    Taking out unc's misrepresentaions and spin

    by springer_1994 Apr 1, 2016 9:36 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 1, 2016 11:07 AM Flag

    vt,

    By we, is global workers.

    Recall in the mid-90's, Platt changed the profit sharing plan to bonus plan because productivity went up the roof. We all knew why: because we were shifting more and more manufacturing overseas with average wages in the labor content per unit sold crashed and trending lower.

    The solution is more infrastructure jobs worldwide. Read recently that 500 million Indians are living without clean water and reliable electricity. Our very own water supplies through lead pipes, crumbling inner city sewers, outdated healthcare relying on drugs than prevention, ridiculous airport security, ancient power grid, airport traffic controls, rusted bridges ... Led Zepplin singing When The Levee Breaks as during Katrina.

  • Latest poll has the Cuban ahead of Trump by 10 points. Cruz will be a tougher opponent for Billary but result is the same as Trump vs Billary:

    In fact, a number of Republican insiders across the swing states suggested that Trump’s likely defeat in Wisconsin will be the canary in the coal mine for a candidate finally faltering under the weight of his blusterous missteps. A number of Republicans, however, also acknowledged that might be “wishful thinking.”

    “The Wisconsin primary may be (wishful thinking, perhaps) the moment when Republican primary voters finally realize they have screwed the pooch and attempt to self-correct,” said a Pennsylvania Republican.

    Added a Republican in North Carolina: “Trump is beginning to do to himself what [Jeb] Bush and others could not do, erode the Trump candidacy.”

  • Feb revised higher. All good and thanks to Obama even with the obstructionists continue to do nuthin as they did in the past 6 years:

    March Nonfarm Payrolls: +215K vs. consensus +205K, +245K (revised from 242K) previous.
    Unemployment rate: 5.0% vs. 4.9% consensus, 4.9% previous.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 1, 2016 8:16 AM Flag

    And do raise the price of those cheese burgers and tacos and phili heroes with supersized colas that are big factors in Obesity and high cost in Healthcare for the rest of us.

  • Reply to

    The Huge Value of Donald Trump

    by w.heinlein Mar 31, 2016 12:38 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 31, 2016 9:07 PM Flag

    People like Trump's marginal tax rate is likely 40% vs a concubine's 10% for example. A $100K alimony payment by a Trump, who really pays $60K after adjustments, means the concubine only owes $10K in taxes. So, it is more because of the tax code than honest philanderers.

  • Reply to

    The Huge Value of Donald Trump

    by w.heinlein Mar 31, 2016 12:38 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 31, 2016 8:00 PM Flag

    Yes and no. Payments to concubines are deductible from income tax as alimony payments. But the mistress' lawyers would object as they would have to declare the monthly put-out checks as income.

  • Reply to

    The Huge Value of Donald Trump

    by w.heinlein Mar 31, 2016 12:38 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 31, 2016 7:53 PM Flag

    lang,

    Tax time due soon. I was surprised that my rate has gone up a tad: effective rate at 10.98% and total tax (FIT, SET and SIT) rate at 29.85%. Not bad. I am always glad to pay a bit more because of higher income, in my case, unearned from steady bonds, stock gains and higher rental net income.

    Hope whoever will occupy the White House will keep the interest of the middle class above those who special interest groups who financed their election.

  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Mar 31, 2016 4:04 PM Flag

    Market gains for month of March 2016, 7 years after the bull began its run in Mar of 2009.

    DOW 7.1%
    NAS 6.84%
    S&P 6.60%

  • Reply to

    The Huge Value of Donald Trump

    by w.heinlein Mar 31, 2016 12:38 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 31, 2016 3:52 PM Flag

    heilein, Nice one. On the other hand, it is not his nature to be subjected to those rules, just as I was not one to kiss Carl's behind. I rather quit and did.

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