GroveReb84 and Thecatsmeow
You two have lambasted this president by saying that he also kow tows to corporations and big banks. You are wrong. In fiscal matters, Obama tends to be a moderate. He realizes that corporations are good for the economy. He has always supported lowering the corporate tax rate, for giving tax breaks to certain corporations. However, unlike the gop, he is not for giving tax incentives and breaks for the sake of these corporations making a few people richer. He will give tax incentives to businesses that create jobs here in America. He is against tax incentives that allow companies to move jobs overseas. He is against giving oil companies tax subsidies for finding oil, hell, that is what those companies are in business for.
He is opposed to supply side economics because he knows from empirical data gathered over the last 50 years that it does not work. Hell, even the republicans know it doesn't work.
I ran across this article published by PhillySuburbs.com, titled, Supply Side Economics Does Not Work. I starting read, thinking that it was a partisan view of the subject. But the writer mentioned something that I didn't know. Congress has it's own study group, completely non-partisan, that it can ask for studies on certain things. These reports are not made public, however a citizen can request a copy from their congressman, it is up to them to fulfill this request.
The Congressional Reports Service did a study, requesting the effectiveness of supply side economics. The report, CRS, dated 9,14,2012, titled Taxes and the Economy. Well, Grove and thecats, you can read that congressional report on the PhillySuburb.Com website, Economics does not work, 10/25/2012 in its entirety, along with figures and graphs, etc , and conclusions.
Grove, you should like this study; it is non-partisan, shows all of the relevant figures and graphs. Please google: Supply side Economics does not work, dated, 10/25/2012.
The dismantling of the Grizzlies is an early sign of losing a basketball team. Rudy Gay, Lionel Hollins and now Zack.
THeir ratings are going down...This new coach is the pitts...The team appear to have a I don't give a darn about winning
Great work, Kevin. I support trying to reach a deal for an extension. He says he'll sign for less, let's see if that is true. Small market teams need guys that play for below market value. If he's willing to do that, I don't see how we can turn it down. If not, well then there will be tough choices ahead.
I'm not in disagreement that trading Rudy was a bad move, nor trading Zach isn't necessary, but I don't believe management has done anything to show that those moves aren't cost saving moves. Everything they have done so far has served to save money. Trading half the bench, trading Rudy, and letting go of Hollins cut cost but didn't make the team better. Until they start doing things that lead to wins, then I'm always going to be leary.
It looks like we have a volunteer!
Bubbah, it's time you called your folks.
It may take a village to raise a kid, but lets be honest here, who wants to raise a kid to be the village idiot?
Well since OTP's diabolical plot to give the suburbs everything they wanted by constantly arguing against it has come to fruition, what's there to argue about.
How sad. No one seems interested enough to post on these articles anymore. To steal a line from Jim Nantz of CBS: A tradition unlike any other.....has come to an end.
I hope they include a provision forcing the return of free peanuts.
More Limbaugher Cheese, Julius. Only one in six SNAP households is a nonworking family without kids or an elderly or disabled family member. That means most SNAP households have people in them who are working. They're just not making a living wage working in our minimum-wage/no benefits economy. Anyone who's been paying attention has read about Walmart and McDonalds workers who were recently given advice by their corporate overlords on how to apply for EBT cards.
I get them at Miss Cordelia's, a very family friendly store. I can honestly say they're the best chips I've ever eaten. At first they seem hot, but I can't stop eating them! I saw on Nikki's Hot Ass FB page that they're available all over the city now and she's selling them by the case at a discount. I just bought a case for fun stocking stuffers.
"The money on ebt cards comes from the same pocket that the mortgage interest deduction comes from. You see, the average Snap recipient get no mortgage interest deduction and the one who get the mortgage interest deduction usually doesn't have an ebt car. See, how that balances out!"
WOW, you're getting crazier by the day.
You equate someone having a tax deduction for their mortgage interest with someone who doesn't pay a cent of taxes eating off the taxpayers' dime???
The payers work hard for their money, ... the takers do not.
I 'm a friend of Una D, and Regina Cherry in New York and went to my first one of your sales in Manhattan last month. I bought two of your wool hats but sadly failed to purchase a red plush hat with a band of black velour (it also came in tones of blue.) I'd love to purchase the red and black and if you have no more I'm emailing to plead with Amy to make another one for me. Both hats fit prfctly.
I think the seasoning is amazing! I use it on everything. Whole Foods already carries the seasoning, so I do not see the problem in them also carrying the chips. Hopefully they will change their mind and let customers also purchase the hot ass chips! I think the bag is awesome! I love the label! I will be giving my family Nikki's Hot Ass Chips & also Hot Ass Seasoning in their Christmas stockings this year!
@ CL Mullins
I haven't used Harper's I will check it out.
BTW, you need to pick up a hard copy of the Flyer. The CA may not have taken your advice about running a photo of Duke and Faraakhan smoking a hookah in a sauna, but the Flyer ran one.
"But, the wide-eyed conservative republicans, regardless of tons of facts always take to heart what their party and political hacks say as the truth. Even you, when talking about supply-side economics, even though there is 30 years of data showing that it has not worked, still go for it. Now, that is what I call insane."
That's quite the generalization there.
You still seem to want to characterize most of the GOP as Tea Party, when in reality it's probably closer to 20-25% of the party at most.
The only thing I'll say about economic theories is that I don't think any theory is the correct theory, and I don't think any theory has been outright proven or disproven.
I can see the arguments for multiple theories. There are just too many moving parts within an economy to say that any specific action works better than any other. No government action ever occurs in a vacuum, and therefore it's hard to truly prove or disprove any theory. Maybe as big data analytics improve, we'll eventually get some models that allow us to understand the granular impacts of economic policy, but as of right now, the "experts" are never in full agreement about what type of action will have what kind of impact, and every "expert" has been wrong. Even the IMF, everyone's go to, makes miscalculations quite often.
The discussion, in the future will eventually center on fiscal multipliers. Essentially, when a dollar of government money is spent on one thing, how often does it turnover in the economy? There are calculations out there to estimate those multipliers, but they aren't exact at all. My hope is that we get to a point where there is a much better understanding of those multipliers, and we spend a lot less time arguing over policy.
The one thing I said in this thread about supply side economics is that the Fed, during Obama's administration, has been attempting supply side economics in a big way with quantitative easing. They're injecting money into the stock markets, making the corporations and the wealthy richer, hoping it will prop up the economy. I'm surprised more liberals haven't been speaking out strongly against QE, but you rarely see that. Personally, since I have money in the market mostly aggressively invested due to my age, I've enjoyed QE's impact in bringing my portfolio back in a big way, but I am still surprised that more people haven't complained about its impact to furthering income inequality.
I'm sure the Dem talking point will try to find some way to blame the GOP for the widening income gap, though Obama has been supportive of QE, likely one of the biggest drivers in the widening of the gap.
Nice way to lay it all out! I'm still firm on the 3rd counterpoint. I think the ownership is already starting to walk on thin ice as far as fan interest goes, and they should be aware of that as attendance is down about 5% compared to where they were last season.
I don't think it'll go back to circa 2008 attendance, but a ZBo trade would almost definitely send that trend in the wrong direction with a nice little push. Although we've heard Robert Pera state that he's willing to absorb costs to operate the Grizzlies, I don't think that losing community (local and regional) interest and dealing with an apathetic fanbase is exactly what Pera had in mind when he said that.
I think Memphis is willing to show up to watch .500 NBA basketball, but I think they need their favorite players there to do so. Hopefully Gasol's return gives a little jolt to everything. Is it January yet?
My credibility is not in question when it comes to my support of Barack Obama. I acknowledged that he should have told 100% of the truth about whether everyone would be able to keep their prior insurance and the same doctors. I can understand why he didn't say it.
With unprecedented amounts of money and attacks against the ACA, he felt as though he couldn't afford to give all of the details.
Crappy policies are not what the ACA is about. The law is about giving people affordable health care that meets certain requirements. The sad part about this is that most people that bought those policies had no idea of how crappy it was until there came a need to use it. States set minimum auto insurance coverage so that people involved in accidents will not be bankrupted. That is all that the ACA is set up to do. If the states can set minimum standards, why can't the feds under the commerce clause set minimum standards for health care coverage? You do see the disconnect, don't you.
The myth of, I have a special relationship with my doctor is way overblown. As I have often said before, most people spend less than 10 minutes with their doctor on each visit, even when they are hospitalized. That is why your doctor have to consult the chart and medical history; he/she really don't have a special, close relationship with their patients. Why is there no hue and cry when people change jobs and are insured in a different plan that does not contract with the peoples prior doctor? It would seem to me that they would scream holy hell.
I am a MSNBC viewer because they don't tell the lie that they are, "Fair and Balanced". There straight news reporting is mainstream, however their talk/political shows was never marketed as news, but, political news and commentary with their view of it. So, therefore, I don't equate Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, et al with straight news reporting.
I support the democratic platform and the president, however, I don't believe that everything they say is the unvarnished truth. When my party and/or president get it wrong, I realize it and don't accept it.
But, the wide-eyed conservative republicans, regardless of tons of facts always take to heart what their party and political hacks say as the truth. Even you, when talking about supply-side economics, even though there is 30 years of data showing that it has not worked, still go for it. Now, that is what I call insane.
I am like Obama, I will accept a good idea from anyone at anytime, regardless of belief or political party. I just wish that the gop would do the same.
I've felt bad for Boehner all along.
It's pretty clear he's a center right Republican who simply wants to get actual work done, but he's been hamstrung by a wing of the party and/or interest groups.
I feel like the lashing out we've seen the past couple days is Boehner's true feelings, and he's just recently been given enough political room to publicly make those statements.
The mid-terms will be fun to watch, especially the GOP mid-term primaries. I feel like the internal battle over the GOP is as interesting as the battle between the left and right.
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