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You are doing a great job with that promise keeper page!!!!!!!
McCain didn't "promise" to keep troops in Iraq for 100 years; in response to a questioner at a town hall-type campaign event who was concerned that he'd heard someone say troops might be there for 50 (I think--I'm less sure of the question than of the answer) years, McCain said, "Why not? Why not a hundred?" Still not very in touch w/what people wanted to hear, though.
Lance from Manhattan , some investment funds are waiving minimums and maintenance fees if you set up monthly deposits, in one case, just a hundred bucks a month.
[[I wish I had cashed out of the market 18 months ago.]]
i think in 18 months a lot of people will be saying "i wish i had bought in at 7,000."
re: bobby jindal, the "katrina" governor is belittling national emergency disaster spending? dumb-o-meter = high
One thing I'd love for Bill Adair to comment on:
The use of the term "historical" or "greatest in history"--whether "increases" "changes" etc. Each time someone announces and expenditure they use these terms, most often without any context. Are they the greatest as comparison of overall budget? of the economy as a whole? compared to the world's economy overall?
This applies to any use of these terms in monetary discussions (and many others as well). The "highest" Dow--what does that mean in terms of genuine history-related trade measures? These terms are great for headlines, for of-the-moment-urgency-sounding events, but doesn't give the community a real understanding of what has occurred.
Jindal doesn't 'go a little bit too far' as your guest claims. He totally derails by lying. He is claiming there is a pork project in the bill to build a line between Las Vegas and Disneyland. This money was a general pool of money for rapid rail project - and MOST of it is going for the California line and for the Northeast and the Chicago corridor - Which are needed as we modernize our economy. Jindal was lying!
Chicago listener, yeah, it would be great to be able to buy now at these lower prices. But who has the extra cash lying around?I wish I had cashed out of the market 18 months ago....
If Treasury's plans involve buying a lot stock could low stock prices be helpful?
Hey Brian! We're surprised at Obama's change agenda? Who is WE, kimosabe? It seems to me it's THEY -- the main stream media and talk show gasbags. And, of course, Republicans. The rest of us are overjoyed that finally someone is doing something real.
Brian keeps referring to the Obama promise that tax cuts will be coming for those earning under $250,000.Actually, that's HOUSEHOLDS earning $250,000, not individuals.
Obama used a stat in his faux state-of-the-union that I've been curious about. He said health care costs led to one bankruptcy every 30 seconds. Can that possibly be true?Thanks!
Rush and his followers are attempting to criticize Obama's economic policies by calling him a "socialist."
Aren't socialists -- China -- our creditors? The winners?
I just wanted to add that we work twelve to sixteen hour days and that I have a second job. Counting proprty taxes, we pay about 45%of our net income in taxes. When Obama calls me "rich," I get a migraine.
I would appreciate a fact check regarding where most people with family net incomes of $250,000 to $400,000 live, and the cost-of-living in those areas. I think that the heaviest burden of the proposed tax increases will fall, not on the rich, but on urban professionals in areas where, like NYC, the cost-of-living far exceeds the national average.
For example, the cost-of-living in NY is 2.5 times that average, so that a family making $250,000 in NYC would have the spending power of an average family earning $100,000. Why should we be labeled "rich" and, due to the inequities resulting from the higher cost of lviing, be forced to pay higher taxes than everyone else?
While its unsettling that the Dow has dropped below 7,000, losing half its value, shouldn't we be looking at this as a time of opportunity? The value of my 401K is way down, but I have the same number of shares. When the market comes back, so will my value. In the meantime, I feel like I should be buying shares at a bargain. Buy low, sell high, right???
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