Posts Tagged ‘Economy’

“One-Hundred and Counting!”

This is my 100th article published on Huffington Post.

*********************

It hasn’t been 100 days, or 100 years, or even 100 victories.

But each one has been a victory even though it’s not tied to seasons, or sobriety, or jail time. It’s not historical or record breaking, but each is painstakenly researched, often prescient, generally significant, and usually relevant.

What, then, is it?

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in HuffPost Articles, Mitt Romney, Politics, Rebalancing America | No Comments »

“The Summers of Our Discontent”

This article is the 98th posted on The Huffington Post.

*********************

The President named a new Fed Chairman.

Janet Yellen, currently Vice Chairwoman under Ben Bernanke, was selected by President Obama to head the most important financial institution in the world. The best choice he could make.

He was poised to make a huge mistake. One we couldn’t live with; one that would have caused more damage than has already been done.

The name of Larry Summers was recycled by the Obama administration, this time as a candidate for Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

But was Summers the right man for the job?

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Banking, Economy, HuffPost Articles, Obama, Politics, Too Big to Bail | No Comments »

“The Fiscal Rift”

This article has been posted on Huffington Post. To read it at Huff Post click on the link.

****************************

We’re back on the edge of a fiscal cliff and the battle rages on!

The two parties are again pressed to address fiscal compromise, facing a deadline to prevent several potentially damaging things from happening in an already fragile economy — and the rhetoric is flying.

Though many pols give the impression, in their cautiously worded statements, they believe the parties can come together to avoid the financial impasse that would cause damage to the economy and recovery. They’re reluctant to play their hands for fear of exposing an irretrievable vulnerability.

Who’s going to win this fiscal battle?

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Economy, HuffPost Articles, Politics, Rebalancing America, Taxes | No Comments »

“It Was the Economy, Stupid”

This article was posted on Huffington Post. To read it on Huff Post click on the link.

************************

Obama won a second term with an impressive victory!

Apparently he was able to overcome a bad economy, high unemployment, an incredibly inept foreign policy, a declining stock market, high taxes, failing banks, and the exploitation of small business.

He also overcame being a socialist, commie, marxist, born in Kenya, a Muslim warring against christianity, who associates with terrorists and refuses to show his college transcripts.

So, how did Obama get 332 electoral votes with such a horrendous record?

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Economy, Election 2012, HuffPost Articles, Obama, Politics | No Comments »

“Emasculating the Debates”

This article has been posted on The Huffington Post. Click on the link to read it at Huff Post.

*******************************

Millions were focused on the Vice Presidential Debate.

The first two debates were emasculating, first to Obama in the Presidential debate, then for Ryan in last week’s Vice Presidential encounter.

The importance of this second, usually benign exercise, was heightened by the lackluster performance of President Obama in the first debate — a night I’m sure he wishes he could do over.

The contrast between the first two debates was obvious and so was the spin. But, for reasonable people, Vice President Biden was effective at pointing out the deficiencies of not only his opponent, but the Romney/Ryan ticket — something the President failed to accomplish in the previous battle.

Was there a winner in Thursday’s debate?

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Debates, Election 2012, HuffPost Articles, Obama, On Survcast, Politics, Romney2012 | No Comments »

“Why We Can’t”

There’re many things we can’t do and as many reasons why we can’t.

The United States is struggling with issues that we were leaders in not so many years ago and we don’t know how to fix them, or how to regain our status.

We’re a country in disarray, floundering: economically, politically, educationally, medically, and scientifically. We’re also deficient in humanity, honesty, integrity, and responsibility.

True, globalization has dramatically changed the way we deal with some aspects of our lives collectively and personally. But our problems can only partially be blamed on globalization.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Opinion, Politics, Rebalancing America, Why We Can't | No Comments »

“Which War Is Next?”

Romney promises to unleash the wrath of the U.S. on Iran!

At a recent campaign stop, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Conference in Reno, Nevada, Romney told an enthusiastic crowd that he would wield America’s $760 billion military might around the world, including a military solution in Iran.

This drew elevated applause from the ex-military audience, long separated from the ravages of war. The perfect gathering for a draft-dodging, war-mongering, right-wingnut like Romney?

Another war? Are you serious?

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Election 2012, Mitt Romney, Politics, Romney2012, War | No Comments »

“Unemployment Down In All States”

Year-over-year change in unemployment impressive.

In the month of May unemployment remained unchanged at 8.2% but there is some great news in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report for May.

Only three states, Nevada, California, and Rhode Island are still in double digits in the unemployment rate compared with nine states just one year ago.  And thirty-four of the states are now under the national average.

Good news, right?

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Economy, Jobs | No Comments »

“Bringing the Money Back Home”

This article was posted at The Huffington Post. To view it at HuffPost click on the link.

*******************************

The Repatriation Bill in Congress falls way short!

Corporations have been crying for big tax breaks to bring their profits from other countries home. They are currently sitting on over two trillion dollars in domestic profits hoarded over the last few years.

Senators’, Kay Hagan, of North Carolina and, John McCain, of Arizona have introduced a new bill, The Foreign Earnings Repatriation Act, to allow multi-national corporations to bring over a trillion dollars in foreign profit back to the United States at a favorable tax rate. Too favorable!

The tax rate in the bill falls way short of what’s fair.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in HuffPost Articles, Repatriation, Taxes | No Comments »

“The Rabid Dogs of Hypocrisy”

This article has been posted on The Huffington Post, To view it on HuffPost click on the link!

*****************************

Discontent is high on both sides of the political spectrum.

These are the best of times and the worst of times — a clash between the tea party and occupy, taxes and spending cuts, the haves and have-nots, religiousocity and reality, poverty and gluttony, big government and small government.

But the warring — the battle between right and wrong, good and evil — does not stop there. The battle lines are fluid, constantly moving, and as more lines are being drawn chances of survival decline.

What’s caused this huge divide?

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Economy, HuffPost Articles, Politics | No Comments »