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unclefulbert 229 posts  |  Last Activity: 14 hours ago Member since: Mar 8, 2003
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  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Jan 30, 2015 4:12 PM Flag


    Still trying to rewrite history? Care to post Ronnie's unemployment record relative to Obama's? Note that Regan did not have to fight two bloody wars and faced The Great Recession. And how about higher taxes for middle class while cutting the tax rates for the rich?

  • Washington — Workers in 21 states will see the minimum wage rise in 2015, which means that, for the first time, more than half of US states will be above the federal minimum.

    (And Walmart, TX-Max, Ikea, Target, Gap, In-N-Out, REI, Whole Foods, Trader Joe, Starbux ... have made the change in all the states they operate in.)

    The wage hikes are a sign of growing momentum for nationwide efforts backed by labor unions to help the economy’s bottom-rung workers. The moves also represent an expanding set of experiments in what happens to the job market when minimum pay is set at various levels.

    Base-level wages will range in 2015 from the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour to $9.47 an hour in Washington State. (In certain cities, it could be higher: Seattle and San Francisco passed increases that will eventually climb to $15 an hour, while Chicago workers will see their minimum wage rise to $13 an hour by 2019.)
    Recommended: 10 companies that pay higher than minimum wage

    The White House estimates that 7 million workers will see their pay rise due to minimum wage changes enacted since 2013.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Feb 5, 2015 10:41 AM Flag


    With such talk, you won't get any invites to any GOP barbecues this summer.

  • New strategy to stop sales decline?

    Hewlett-Packard declares $0.176 dividend

    Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) announces it intention to increase dividend by 10% to $0.176/share in May, resulting in annual yield of 2.13%.

  • Reply to

    Obstructionists can't stop this freight train

    by unclefulbert Mar 19, 2015 11:21 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 20, 2015 9:35 AM Flag


    your posts remind me of why my 2014 new year resolution was to limit my message board comments ... discussion sometimes herein is like arguing religion with fanatics.

  • Reply to

    Yahoo keeled my HP on topic message

    by unclefulbert Mar 20, 2015 11:57 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 20, 2015 11:58 AM Flag

    One more,

    Cut R&D and Advertisement budgets to the bone.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 19, 2015 2:57 PM Flag


    She is just too old and too slow to lead ... she belongs to some old folks retirement home. Romney is aware of his limitation as he is as old as Hillary and not putting himself inside the White House pressure cooker.

  • Reply to

    Obstructionists can't stop this freight train

    by unclefulbert Mar 19, 2015 11:21 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 19, 2015 2:03 PM Flag

    when was the last time the fed's econ model was dead on? Even the broken clock proved its worth twice daily.

  • That Meg's 5 year recovery plan were (CEO since September 22, 2011):

    55K layoffs as of 1Q2015 and likely more to come
    write off $11b (more or less) in goodwill
    sold assets like WebOS, Palm and Cupertino campus to Apple
    shrank both top and bottom lines continuously
    follow Leo Potsticker's spin off plan in year 4
    raise dividends in year 5

  • Reply to

    Myth of Hillary Clinton Destroying Emails

    by trueallday Mar 11, 2015 4:04 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 11, 2015 4:09 PM Flag


    It took her a whole week to address the accusations and failed to explain the whys. I did not like her during the Obama run in 08 ... recall Billary told Obama and his supporters that it was Hillary's turn and than Chelsea's and then ... may be Lewinsky? Like I said many times over the years, Bill destroyed the middle class with his NAFTA and Glass-Steagall repeal. Hillary had done absolutely NOTHING for the country as a Senator or SOS other than spending their time to build up the Clinton Foundation and Hillary of 2016.

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised the most jobs in 14 years in January, and more workers quit — both signs of a steadily strengthening job market.
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    Job openings rose 2.5 percent to nearly 5 million, the most since January 2001, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The number of people who quit their jobs increased 3 percent to 2.8 million, the most in more than six years.

    More quits are generally a sign of confidence in the economy, because people typically leave their jobs when they either have another one lined up, often at higher pay, or are optimistic that they can find a new position.

    Increased openings are usually followed by stronger job gains. Steady economic growth, powered largely by consumer spending, has boosted businesses' confidence in the economy and made them more willing to hire.

    The figures follow another strong monthly jobs report released Friday. Employers added 295,000 jobs in February, extending a robust streak of hiring that began last year. The number of Americans earning paychecks has jumped nearly 3.3 million in the past year, the best 12-month gain since March 2000.

  • Initial Jobless Claims

    Initial Jobless Claims: +1K to 291K vs. 293K consensus, 290K prior (289K prior).
    Continuing Claims -11K to 2.42M.

    Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart workers to get pay raises
    Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance Feb 19 05:43am

    Raising the floor: Walmart, Ikea and Gap lift wages for their lowest-paid workers ... Related: Walmart workers protest over minimum wage in 15 US cities

    Target plans to raise the minimum wage it pays employees to $9 an hour starting next month, Bloomberg reports, citing a source “with knowledge of the

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 19, 2015 8:44 AM Flag


    He had showed little respect for our POTUS, VPs, Secretary of the States, be it Clinton, Bush 2 or Obama. But he has been happy to take the few $b is foreign aids each year.

  • Reply to

    Obstructionists can't stop this freight train

    by unclefulbert Mar 19, 2015 11:21 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 20, 2015 9:46 AM Flag

    Good enough for better days ahead for job seekers. The latest 4-week Moving Average - Level of 302.25 K is still historic lows all the way back to year 2000 and in % to population, all the way back to the Carter years.

    Search for and peruse :

    United States Initial Jobless Claims 1967-2015

  • Reply to

    Are we ready?

    by springer_1994 Mar 11, 2015 9:33 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 11, 2015 4:21 PM Flag

    amoulits1, You read about Sheriff Mack, an anti ACA republican who refused to buy insurance as his God given right and wound up unable to pay for his medical bills? It's too late when you've been bitten by the snake. This is the story of a guy who is all against the ACA who suffers a reversal of fortune. Now he has to go to a crowd-funding organization to bail himself and his wife out, after suffering expensive health costs. Such irony.

    Caitlin MacNealPublishedFebruary 27, 2015, 6:00 AM EST 142647 views

    Former Arizona county sheriff Richard Mack, a fierce opponent of Obamacare and a leader in the "constitutional sheriff" movement, is struggling to pay his medical bills after he and his wife each faced serious illnesses. The former sheriff and his wife do not have health insurance and started a GoFundMe campaign to solicit donations from family and friends to cover the costs of their medical care.

    "Because they are self-employed, they have no medical insurance and are in desperate need of our assistance," reads a note on Mack's personal website.

    Mack, the founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, suffered a heart attack in January and is in recovery. His wife fell ill late last year. Mack is on the board of Oath Keepers, a right-wing fringe group made up of police and military veterans, and is known for supporting Cliven Bundy in his standoff against the federal government. He is also an ardent opponent of Obamacare.

    "The States do not have to take or support or pay for Obamacare or anything else from Washington DC. The States are not subject to federal direction," he wrote on his website, outlining how state governments can block President Obama.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 11, 2015 2:54 PM Flag

    47 signatures was shy of 51 for majority authorization ...

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 27, 2015 7:29 PM Flag

    Old news that it is an open secret that Israel had hundreds of nukes since when. Pakistan has it. India has it. North Korea has it. And of course they are all for sale. Been so for decades already.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 12, 2015 8:45 AM Flag

    Like I said before, Billary is beyond redemption.

  • Reply to

    Dynastic Politics

    by w.heinlein Mar 30, 2015 9:26 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 30, 2015 9:56 AM Flag

    So wrong for a democracy. No wonder the Chinese and Russians are laughing at our secret dictatoral college by the rich.

  • Reply to

    Dems cheer for Carly!

    by langosta_fla 15 hours ago
    unclefulbert unclefulbert 14 hours ago Flag


    She'll take anything, security of commerce, treasury or any of their deputies. Without Children of her own, she got lotsa time to mingle among the lobbyists.

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