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.
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
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).
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 Our very own water supplies through lead pipes, crumbling inner city sewers, outdated healthcare relying on drugs than prevention, ridiculous airport security, ancient power grid, airport traffic controls, rusted bridges ...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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Agree with you on the automation angle on cost of manufacturing. But the multinationals are still shipping jobs overseas for lower taxes - US to UK to Ireland to Cayman to subsidies anywhere and less regulations - child labor, toxic dumping, labor laws, bribery, contaminated material ...
Well, who's pointing fingers? We allowed for liar loans, illegal foreclosures, job discrimination, laws written for the one percenters, food recalls ... insider trading, enrons ...
Years ago, we bought a Mercedes E300 for about $50K. It seemed to have a lot of little problems. Last week, we bought a C300 for $40K. It is made in Alabama may be the reason. However, it has blue tooth to smart phones, GPS, rear-view camera, fold down back seats to trunk space and the usuals like custom leather seats, seat warmers, road side assists service ... It is a bit less roomy but worked fine for me since long road trips are out of our agenda.
Last year I thought about the same inflation/deflation issues with PC and a few months ago on a HP printer. I would pay more if they were made in USA.
How about that. Buy American.
"If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman," Trump said in a statement on his website. "The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb. My position has not changed - like Ronald Reagan, I am pro-life with exceptions."
Jobless claims have been below 300,000, a level economists associate with a healthy labor market, for 56 consecutive weeks. That’s the longest since 1973.
Initial jobless claims increased by 11,000 to 276,000 in the week ended March 26, the highest since the end of January, a report from the Labor Department showed on Thursday. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey called filings to hold at 265,000.
US private payrolls rose 200,000 in March, according to ADP Research Institute.
Economists had estimated that private payrolls grew by 195,000 in March, according to Bloomberg.
The release comes ahead of the government's data on non-farm payrolls due Friday.
During his 1956 presidential campaign, a woman called out to Mr. Stevenson "Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person!"
Stevenson called back "That's not enough, madam, we need a majority!"
The true power in American politics is the money behind the politicians. In politics, money talks and it's doing a lot more talking since the U.S. supreme court has lifted limits on campaign contributions, ushering in a new era of unfettered political spending