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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Idle musings about our economy...(2)...
    Posted: 07 Apr 2012 at 7:58am
Just the liberals...
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 2012 at 10:17am

Sigh.

Spain Is Doomed: Why Austerity Is Destroying Europe

Spain is going broke because they're not spending enough money. Just keen insight, sharp as a tack logic. Sheesh.

True, government can "create" jobs but taking money from some people (or by printing it) and giving a "job" to someone else but it's unsustainable as we are witnessing over and over again in the real world.

But Kensyians just never learn and/or can't see the results of their theory, economic failure is always because there's not enough government.

Blockheads and common commies.

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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 2012 at 10:34am

Marvelous.

Democrats punt on Senate budget bill for third year

Budget? Budget? We don't need no stinkin' budget.

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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 2012 at 2:36pm
Could kinda get used to that...no budget.  Heck...what do we need a budget for...with the GSA around.

LOL  Did you see this at the site:
America's Dumbest Tax Loophole: The Florida Rent-a-Cow Scam - Jordan Weissmann
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Apr 2012 at 2:13pm
Jay Leno: "President Obama released his tax returns. It turns out he made $900,000 less in 2011 than he did in 2010. You know what that means? Even Obama is doing worse under President Obama."
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Apr 2012 at 8:04pm
I&M (Indiana & Michigan) Electric is trying for  22% residential rate increase, and something like 9% commercial. Sigh.  Not quite sure I understand zinging residential folks more than commercial.

No...that's not exactly accurate. I understand it...just sure as heck don't agree with it.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Apr 2012 at 8:07pm
Don't know if it's the same or even true but they're doing the same in Austin and claim that residential has been undercharged for decades. 
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Apr 2012 at 8:19pm
My WAG.  Nobody is going to care much if residential folks yell and scream. We don't have much pull. And they will say, "..a $20 increase per month for the average residential customer".  Heck...what's a measly $20.  But...commercial...they have more pull and leverage.  Plus they can raise their rates a much smaller percentage but still rake in a bundle. Where I used to work their electric bill was either $10k or $15k per month.


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  Quote Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Apr 2012 at 7:44am
Karl, do you reckon this is connected to the EPA shuttering coal powered generation?  I seem to remember something about huge bill increases if/when that happens.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Apr 2012 at 2:03pm
Maybe. I'm guessing. Daniels (the gov) has said since '08 or so that rates will probably double once Obama gets done. 
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 7:56pm
Considering the original source, I'm surprised:
The Myth of 'Good' Debt -

And I'm also surprised because I clicked on the link expecting to read a story about national debt...but not a whisper about that.


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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 8:24pm
One thing I'm glad my girls picked up on is debt is not something you want to have in any form.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2012 at 10:42am

US Hiring Slows Sharply With Just 115K Jobs Added

The aforementioned jobs report.

The real story is that the number of people looking for work has dropped to a 30 year low thus dropping the unemployment rate from 8.2 to 8.1. They just keep cooking the numbers by dropping people "who have stopped looking for work" like they don't exist. I might add that I _think_ these are people for whom unemployment benefits have been exhausted. How handy for Obummer.

By my calculation, which is probably just as good as the Feds, the unemployment rate is in the neighborhood of 18%.

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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2012 at 3:53pm

Limbaugh's take on the numbers.

Obama's Orwellian Unemployment Numbers

He says 88 million unemployed. Don't know if that's right but I had figured it north of 100 million.

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  Quote Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2012 at 6:35pm
This sounds like events are going according to script according to some - the herding of the common man into a total dependence upon the government, IOW a form of socialism.  Using Rush's figures or yours Don, either look to me like unemployment is actually worse than the reported high in the Great Depression of 25%.  A significant point in Rush's diatribe is the lengthy unemployment benefits and when those run out just run on over to the Disability Office and jump on the disabled list.  In the Depression people had to work at whatever they could find to eat, now that is not necessarily true for the "taker" segment of the population.  When working for that time at the USPS I saw a disgusting abuse of disability benefits by a specific person.  I can't personally prove it now but I know it was all a sham.  We are in big trouble.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2012 at 6:36am
Disabled Americans Shrink Size of U.S. Labor Force - Bloomberg

I didn't find the other article I had read earlier about the latest job numbers. It mentioned something like 115,000 new jobs added...smallest increase in quite a while. But it also made mention that the workforce decreased by three-hundred and some thousand in the same period...accounting for the drop in the unemployment percentage.  I'm not sure if that meant folks dropped from the unemployment rolls...or jobs that were eliminated so they don't bother counting them anymore.

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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2012 at 6:41am
People that they just dropped from the unemployed looking for work rank. I wondered if their benefits ran out or if what I read elsewhere is correct have been put on SSI disability.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2012 at 6:42am
Why not just put everybody on disability? Then we'd have zero unemployment rate and wouldn't have to fork out any unemployment payments. (Hi. I'm running for Congress.....Wink)
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2012 at 7:01am

I'm thinking on our current path we'll have about 6 really rich guys paying all the taxes and the rest of us will be living off of them.

The increase in SSI disability is alarming.

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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2012 at 7:14am
So, which really rich guy do you want to go live with?? LOL  I'd opt for this fellow, but I hear he moved back to the hills where there's some sane folks. (And I'm not fond of possum.)

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