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8 days ago.
by amos57usa

Letters To Ed :-)

"We've been duped by the Republicans. Kentucky Sen. and minority leader Mitch McConnell in a news conference one day after the election, stated that the single and sole goal of the GOP over the next two years is: to make Barack Obama a single term president. What an arrogant and obnoxious goal and statement. There agenda before the election was to get votes by promising that there first goals were jobs, the economy and health care reform. It seems their goal is to grab power, not to do things for the people that are in need of jobs and or unemployment pay, health care for those that don't have it, and the people losing their homes. This is the same party that wanted the auto plants and their suppliers to go out of business. We are just coming back from what they did to this country, and now we have them back to do the same things to our country again. What a mess the next two years is going to bring to this country. Talk about partisanship." Carl D. Leow Rogers Cit


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It got passed by a historically PARTISAN vote. It did not meet constitutional muster on the 10th amendment argument. IT LOST!!!!

The administration had to argue that they had the authority UNDER THE TAXING POWER....("IT IS NOT A TAX!!" remember????).

Good grief, you are absolutely unbelievable.

Posted 651 days ago.


I think you might want to read the piece I cited jaxspp. It's actually somewhat complimentary of the President.

I just cannot believe how you dismiss information just because it is reported by a conservative source. Talk about shooting the messenger. It's not intellectually honest. If you have an issue with the data, explain it.

The ACA was supposed to "fix" the problem of 30+ million uninsured. They've not achieved that goal. The costs are through the roof and the quality and accessibility of care are falling for those on the newly expanded Medicaid rolls; (who, by the way, make up most of the 10 million).

Posted 651 days ago.

We have followed the evolution of the ACA, from it would never get passed, to it would never be constitutional, to it would never be implemented, to its current status of 10 million more insured than when it was implemented. The GOP Supreme Court and Congress may eventually scuttle it, but if they would work on improving it instead, no tell how great it could be.

Posted 651 days ago.

Nice, now Free is posting stuff from the Heritage Foundation, taking over from RS as the leader in bad sources.

Economy added 252,000 jobs in December, making it the best year since 1999. We all know what happened in 2000, that is, Bush was elected, and the rest is history. But of course, as McConnell said, it is thanks to the GOP which passed no meaningful legislation in 2014.

Posted 651 days ago.


I bless you all in the name of Darwin. Excell Trinity be damned. Je Suis Charlie. I Am Charlie.

Posted 652 days ago.



"Insightful" means you are in agreement with the opinion being offered.

I've cited numerous data sets that support my positions and opinions. It's not enough to just say "your Fact-free" when the facts are put forth time and time again.

Employment numbers are just now starting to look good, 6 years into the recovery. The workforce is at an all time low and those working are in jobs that pay less and have less benefits.

Things are getting better as U.S. business has adjusted to new government requirements and costs. Took 6 years, that's the President and Democratic congress' fault for massive policy bungles in 2009 and 2010. Those are facts.

I love hearing that it "was the worst economic...blah, blah". That only means that recovery should have been equally robust barring faulty policy.

Insightful? No, parroting the garbage on pro government news casts is not insightful.

Posted 654 days ago.


RS is too busy trying to attract traffic to his cult website. Jax is the only one on this forum who provides insightful information. I pay attention to Amos' thingy remarks, but ignore everything written by Fact-Free. Speaking of fact free, by the way, it is you conservos that stirred the social justice issues pot in an effort to get votes.

Posted 655 days ago.


ya..You forgot to predict earth will spin and jesus will fly back here "soon" (one day is a thousand and a thousand is one)[to invisible god Thingies].

Posted 656 days ago.


jaxspp and RS will disagree on something.

amos57usa will make some "thingy" remark that nobody pays much attention to.

Freeman will, of course, continue to stir every pot he comes across.

Happy New Year.

Posted 661 days ago.


2015 will tell. My predictions are that crude oil prices will rise, curtailing some of the growth in consumer spending. Oil companies can't run rigs at a sub $60 per barrel price. They will close sites and the supply will dwindle.

Federal Reserve tapering will slow the equity markets' rate of growth and, possibly, even pull them back a bit.

Interest rates will, in fact, begin to tick upwards providing U.S. corporations and banks the incentive to stop sitting on cash and find more traditional ways to put it to work. Thanks Janet Yellen, (best appointment Mr. Obama has made).

The workforce rate of participation will start to increase. Not sure what sector the jobs are coming from yet.

The ACA will continue to adversely affect U.S. employers who will struggle to figure out a path forward.

Asia and Europe will look to the U.S. economy for a boost in global growth but it will not help them. Japan falls into recession. China grows more slowly. U.S. trade deficits reac

Posted 661 days ago.


www forbes com/sites/kevinomarah/2014/12/10/productivity-and-the-economy-new-rules/

Maybe this would explain a "boom". I'm not convinced, but then again...??

Posted 661 days ago.


Where are you seeing a "boom economy" jaxspp?

Please be specific.

Unemployment rate is down, (unadjusted for participation rate).

GDP is up, (with durable goods orders WAY below expectation for next quarter).

Stock market at all time highs, (Quantitative Easing).

New home sales slows for second straight month.

Existing home sales at six month low.

"Boom" is a ridiculous description of our economic status.

Posted 661 days ago.


time com/money/3545780/federal-reserve-ends-quantitative-easing/


Posted 661 days ago.


www heritage org/research/commentary/2014/12/ease-up-on-easing

Another good read at the Heritage Foundation, (CONSERVATIVE).

Posted 661 days ago.


It all comes down to the idea that sound business policies need to be mandated, not social justice policies that force risk to be born by the taxpayer, (more precisely the middle class).

Posted 661 days ago.


The car was driven into the ditch by a housing bubble that was inevitable based upon the lending requirements promoted by both parties, and driven by the GSE's scramble to adhere to ever loosening lending requirements mandated by HUD.

In 2008, Bank of America reported that its CRA portfolio, which constituted only 7 percent of its owned residential mortgages, was responsible for 29 percent of its losses. HMMM?

I'm not trying to hate on Obama, jaxspp, it's government bureaucracy that has run amok.

fivethirtyeight com/features/why-the-housing-bubble-tanked-the-economy-and-the-tech-bubble-didnt/

Another very enlightening perspective.

Posted 661 days ago.


Jaxspp. I'm not making myself clear; that's my fault.

www heritage org/research/commentary/2014/12/the-united-states-of-debt

Stephen Moore has written a very fair piece on the issues that most conservatives have with what has gone on in the past decade.

By the way, just because I feel that the President is a poor leader and misguided in his policy agendas does not mean that I "hate" him.

That's just childish.

Posted 661 days ago.

Once you learn that what Obama inherited was the second worse economic crash in American history, which you obviously have completely forgotten, you will understand there was no instant fix and recovery as you expected Obama to do. Whatever with you, go enjoy your thriving business and preach your glass half empty sermon, The Real World isn't buying it.

Posted 662 days ago.

I feel sorry for Fact-Free now. His hatred for Obama is so great he is choosing to preach doom and gloom instead of recognizing what is turning into a boom economy. But it's what we have laughed about with Free all these years. Bush put the car into a ditch then guys like Fact-free whine Obama did not pull it out fast enough. And why haven't you manned up and admitted your business is thriving? Hatred for Obama stops you.

Posted 662 days ago.


Please also consider that the fed rates are still very, very low. What does that mean? Organic GDP increases are not what is happening. I'll expand on that if you want me to. Equity markets are, in my opinion, hugely over valued based upon almost free money. (Simplistic but accurate).

Durable goods numbers are not looking good moving forward, and could virtually wipe out the promising 5% number that we are seeing reported.

There are still MAJOR problems with our economy that the administration and congress have not addressed.

Posted 668 days ago.

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