Obama's to blame of course.
May consumer sentiment highest in nearly six years
ReutersReuters – 40 minutes ago
By Leah Schnurr
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Consumer sentiment rebounded in early May to the highest level in nearly six years, an encouraging sign after recent data that has suggested economic growth is cooling.
A gauge of future economic activity released on Friday also suggested the expected slowdown would be temporary, with the index rising to a near five-year high in April.
Economists expect growth will likely slow in the second quarter from the 2.5 percent pace at the beginning of the year as tighter fiscal policy starts to bite. But recent stronger than expected improvement in several areas, including the labor market and retail sales, has suggested the recovery remains resilient.
(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Additional reporting by Lucia Mutikani in Washington; Editing by Neil Stempleman)posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 12:28
While the Obama administration is trying to cut costs, the Republicans want to keep spending on a project with a history of cost overruns and a questionable future. I guess all politics are indeed local, even if the taxpayer funding isn't.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 09:55
[quote][b]matt1141a[/b] - The law exempts anyone who opposes gun ownership or has certain disabilities, and city leaders say there’s no penalty. They also say the law isn’t being enforced.
Whats the problem? [/quote]
Taxpayers paying gubbermint employees to pass useless legislation.
Not necessarily. Next election season take a spin through Five Points and Normaltown and check out the campaign signs.
Miller, a 25-year career civil servant at the IRS, took over the agency in November, when the five-year term of Commissioner Douglas Shulman ended. Shulman was appointed by President George W. Bush.
I don't care if he's no longer there, Shulman is the one who should be called in for a real grilling.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 09:27
[quote][b]Curls[/b] - Get our people out of this hell hole. Mr. Obama show some leadership for once, bring them home now. [/quote]
Leaving Afghanistan Is a $7 Billion Moving Task for U.S.
By Gopal Ratnam - May 12, 2013 8:00 PM ET
@grove600: It was a spur of the moment thing.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 09:15
[quote][b]42roadmut[/b] - @Ben Had: new jobless for this WEEK 360,000 sure look'in good huh? [/quote]
One or two data points doesn't make a trend.
posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 09:10
[quote][b]BorisBadEnuff[/b] - Democrats say that overruns of taxes won't affect middle-income earners either...... [/quote]
Republicans said the Bush tax cuts would benefit middle-income earners, too...
Instead of retiring those reactors, he said the cost of the fix would still be a bargain for electricity customers.
You can go broke buying all the bargains you see.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 08:59
The fact remains that taxpayers will still be paying to staff towers that handle less than 1% of air passengers. How cost efficient is that, and where are the folks who complained so much about too many gubbermint employees doing too little work? Silence for local pork?posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 08:51
Sounds like a replay of the 2012 Republican Presidential primary.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 08:42
Without the expansion of the Classic Center, opposed by many local conservatives, it would not have been possible to host this convention in ACC.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 08:35
@Farmer GA: You're hired!posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 15:06
I will not swim in any pool that has young kids in it.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 15:05
[quote][b]Farmer GA[/b] -
This would be a simple, common sense regulation. [/quote]
That's a tag line I've heard from many a politician, including Obama. When he called for common sense regulation of the banking and financial services industry in order to prevent another financial meltdown and bailout or worse another depression, his bought-and-paid-for critics clamored it was more expansion of gubbermint on the fast track to socialism. Therein lies the problem, i.e. what constitutes common sense regulation. Everyone will tell you their version of it.
[quote][b]friendlyfire[/b] - @mpd0.59: Bush appointee or not, he was still taking orders from the Treasury Department, a cabinet level position of an Obama appointee. [/quote]
Ok, show me evidence of the Treasury Department giving orders to the IRS director to have his agency specifically target conservative organizations seeking 501(c)(4) status.
The IRS was using political profiling in its attempt to catch tax cheats in much the same way the police used to use racial profiling in its attempt to catch criminals. The latter was found illegal some time ago, and now it's the IRS's turn to make the move into the 21st century. There was no plot to suppress conservative groups, but there were a lot of applications for 501(c)(4) status resulting from the SCOTUS ruling, and the IRS did an extremely poor job of handling them.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 14:34
??? I thought the purpose of a local newspaper was to report on local news. [/quote]
Who knows. Excuse my abruptness, but it just didn't seem like an important question in comparison to the content of the article.
@nowheregirl: Unfortunately, you never know how good your friendly insurance company is until it comes time to file a claim, then they may not know your from Adam/Eve and even use their legal staff to protect themselves from you. In regard to Mr. Heaton's auto insurance, keep in mind he's yet to be found liable, and the company is only liable up to the limits of the policy, which could be one of those minimum coverage policies. I also would bet there's a clause in the policy, stating they don't have to pay up if the insured is determined to be DUI at the time of the incident. The Bowmans only recourse would be to sue Mr. Heaton, who as a young adult probably has few assets of his own to speak of, and even if he did, a lawsuit could drag on for years, while the creditors want to be paid now. The only solution is for good hearted citizens to pick up the slack, as they did with Aimee Copeland.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 14:06
[quote][b]Zeb[/b] - Yeah, and the number of available jobs in this country have decreased considerably as well. [/quote]
Last time I checked there were 3 million jobs missing qualified applicants.
Nothing quite like leading by example. Note that leading and managing are two different concepts.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 13:46
[quote][b]BorisBadEnuff[/b] - Which means Big O carried on the tradition so, what's your point? Kinda shoots that "blame Bush" montra in the foot doesn't it? [/quote]
The point being there was no WH conspiracy to orchestrate the IRS into targeting conservative groups for political reasons, especially since the director was an appointee of a Republican President. Bush was to blame for appointing someone as incompetent and inept as "doing a heck-of-a-job" Brownie. Obama was to blame for accepting a Bush appointment at face value.
And it's the same organization that opposes the inclusion of birth control in health insurance coverage.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:18
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