Before Obama the men used the men's bathroom and the women used the women's. Now you don't know what you are going to find when you open the door.
It is the Democrats that threw out the Defense of Marriage, brought in gay marriage and forcing Christians businesses to forget their beliefs and provide goods and services. Sanders wants to give EVERYBODY a free college education -look at what that did for the Philippines. It was the Democrats that is destroying the coal industry, putting many railroaders out of work. You may love your union, I have seen too much corruption in unions.
My grandfather worked in the cafeteria at Kodak when he came to this country. The company had profit sharing and he had quite a chunk when died. My uncles, aunts and cousins worked there and they received shares when times were good.
I worked at Xerox in R & D and received shares of their stock, which got me started. in investing. I know that middle class people do invest in companies. Ford, GM, Delta and other companies also give shares of stock to their employees. Delta gave Preferred stock to their pilots.
I guess you do not understand the supply and demand curves. There is a sweet spot where the 2 curves intersect where the supplier gets a payment that covers his costs and makes a marginal profit and the consumer gets a product or service at a reasonable price. Both parties come away happy. If the consumer does not like the product or service that is being sold he does not have to buy it because there are alternative sources of supply. I will buy my hamburgers at Wendy's because I feel that I get a better product at an equitable price than the one at MacDonald's or I go to Subway and get a very good pizza..
Trump built gambling casinos so that he could take the money from people that have an addiction. And then his casinos went bankrupt. He did not provide any innovative products He did not raise the standard of living for anybody but himself and a few high class #$%$,
Got some good news, got some bad news. Southern's Mississippi Power's Kemper coal gasification power plant goes on line in a couple of months. The bad news is the coal is coming from a local mine.
Coal is still used to generate about 30% of the electricity. There is a power plant near here on the NS is still getting a lot of coal with BNSF motive power.
I am seeing a lot of lumber, sheet rock, plywood, and Portland cement heading south. Also seeing framing lumber from south Georgia headed north.
Look at Southern Company (SO) or AT&T (T) if you need the income. Both are paying about 5% dividend, but they do not have as much growth potential,
Could it be because the 400 locos in storage are long term lease units?
The "Band-aid" units: Could it be that the EPA has in effect outlawed the making of 2,000 and 3,000 HP units because there are no low pollution engine designs that will meet the standards?
You sure that you work for the railroad?
I found this interesting paper on a macro view of changes in shipments. Google "mitchell impact of expansion of the Panama Canal". There are some holes in his basic thesis, but it gives some hard facts on what Savannah has to do handle more containers.
Right now containers are coming into Savannah and hauled by rail over 2 short lines to Cordele, GA and then by truck to Pensacola. Make sense? To somebody it does.
Cool down, you are overheating. I can get a better dividend return on tax free municipal bonds (VTEB), But I am hoping for growth to pass on to my children, grandchildren and my great grandchild that will be arriving before Christmas.