“Sorry for being obnoxious. Apple and Jobs know what to with ideas, but they tend to piece technology together, some invented some not. Jobs was a visionary. Samsung is like the Japanese car makers- they took technology, made it better, and surpassed Apple by a smidgen. Don't think their quality is quite as good as Iphone, but it is so close it does not matter.”
“Yeah, I know you guys cannot admit that your man is not up to the job. The buck stops here.... a Democratic President's truth, is not longer true for any Dem that supports Obama. Always blaming the other guy.”
“THe govt allowed the loans, and should have kept its nose out. That is the problem with government, it regulates when it should not, and encourages when it should not, and does not regulate when it should.....”
she343 on Jul 13, 2012 at 13:20:27
“so only the "right " folks should ever be allowed to get loans? --and who decides when it should or should not regulate?
What is needed is a way to review such decisions as times and known facts change--without everyone playing the blame game”
“Coming from a "radical environmentalist" that is rich..... will match my wits against yours any day bub. Go chase that CO2 you pollute the air with when you breathe out. You are causing global warming!”
zapata86301 on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:39:55
“Child, you may try to match wits with me anytime. I await your repartee. But if that's your opening line, you're not even out of the crib yet. You first need a course in basic ecology, an understanding of thesholds, know the difference between types of pollution, then learn the difference between acts of pollution that are maladaptive and simple acts of respiration (which includes more than breathing), and understand the differences between referring to the environment as out there and separate from yourself (not reality) and environment as what you are an intimate part of. The word "pollution" per se is freighted with meaning and interpretation, but the popular meaning reders to poisoning the environment. Now, we CAN breath on something and poison it, but those examples are exceptional and rare, whereas, pollution as we commonly refer to it are acts by humans that demonstrably poison some part of the environment with all of the follow-up reactions of other organisms that depend on that environment. Of course, the load you left on your carpet would be considered pollution because you now have to clean it up. Hope that helps!”
“You think the government is efficient? What the government did was inject itself and then not regulate when it came to mortgage banking. If they had left it alone(regulated what was in the law, and NOT encouraged loaning to people that had no business borrowing) it would have been fine.
It comes down to morals and ethics; neither is any good on that front, but if both are doing their job, its a symbiotic relationship where private sector is generally more efficient”
she343 on Jul 11, 2012 at 22:39:28
“the gov. said you couldn't discriminate-- how awful!! the loans should have been based on an amount the buyers could pay-but that wouldn't have been as proffitable to the banks--AND the gov. didn't sell the mortgages as AAA bonds or give people with decent credit subprime mortgages or leverage the loans past a reasonable amount-- or bundle this mess and sell it to the ones they were being paid to advise while making bets that the whole mess would implode.”
“Krugman is just worshiped by you yahoos. The guy does not care to answer about how much government spending is too much. No wonder you like him.”
GregHooper on Jul 11, 2012 at 23:07:28
“You must have missed the part when he said that instead of cutting taxes and going to war on a credit card We should pay down the debt
That was before he won the Nobel
Right about the time Cheney said "Deficits don't matter" yup Darth actually said that
You know before the right wing and their tactics wrecked the economy or did Obama manage to do that two months before he took office
Must have learned the deficit trick from Reagan the senile He was the guy in charge before Clinton cut spending and balanced the budget”
zapata86301 on Jul 11, 2012 at 22:07:28
“You should stick to chasing squirrels. That's something you could be an expert at...”
wufdog on Jul 11, 2012 at 21:53:07
“RE: The guy does not care to answer about how much government spending is too much.
To be fair, that seems like a very open-ended and impossible question to answer to me. Is anyone really supposed to have a fixed dollar figure in mind? Besides, even if you were right about his evading the question (you aren't, but let's allow it for the sake of argument), he has a lot of company on the conservative side.”
ohcomeonreally on Jul 11, 2012 at 21:51:00
“That's not true. I have heard him answer that many times. Maybe you just haven't listened.”
“It's not reasonable to keep spending if it is not working. Only TARGETED spending works when the government spends. Your condenscending attitude is much like Krugman's- WE know better, listen to us... just keep running the deficit at a trillion plus each year till we "grow " our way out. I don't buy it. Even the Fed chairman has warned us of the impending doom if we don't get our financial house in order.
Yes , financial principles DO take common sense.... but leftists like Krugman, Obama, and you don't get that. Note how Obama critiqued Bush's deficit spending when he was the junior senator but now he has quadrupled the deficit annually. If only Hillary had been elected- much more common sense and more of a moderate, that is for sure.”
“Another moronic comment. You are just another failed liberal, living in a failed city rooting for a man that know nothing about economics, and flailing at ideology that does not work. I bet your two businesses make nothing in the long run.”
“And if we keep spending, and run up deficits, where does the money come from?
Taxes on the rich don't raise that much. The others that are buying our bonds(leveraged financing) will stop at some point, or we will have to raise interest rates to attract capital....
Get a little financial sense. The end of this is that we must target our spending properly or we won't come out of this. It is looking like the lost decade.”
alexeiz on Jun 10, 2012 at 17:13:38
“You say "Your condenscending attitude is much like Krugman's-
And a little below: "leftists like Krugman, Obama, and you don't get that. " - if it isn't condenscending, tell me how to interpret it
"financial principles DO take common sense." - Your common sense is not my common sense (as Voltaire said, commom sense is not so common), and I have a reason to believe that yours doesn't produce any worthwhile results.
And regarding targeting spending - what do you think Obama's job bill is about?”
alexeiz on Jun 4, 2012 at 02:43:56
“If you listen to Krugman once more and then read hia articles, Stiglitz book "Free Fall", some Hayek, and others instead of applying kitchen table accounting to the country economics, may be you'll figure it out what really "reasonable " means.
And don't even try to apply so called "commom sense" it isn't very common and depends on a person's development.
Otherwise you'll continue c;osing your eyes and ears and repeat the same "arguments" no "reasonable" person wants to argue with, because they already have been proven not applicable many times.”
“Good companies stop spending when things aren't working, or spend it wisely which the community organizer has no idea about. People that have never been in the private sector just don't understand basic economic principles.”
ClevelandLib on Jun 3, 2012 at 21:45:23
“I own two business feeb. You don't know jack about what good companies do, you're a stooge...probably some pimply faced nephew of a connected Republican politico getting paid to post for the Heritage foundation.”
“Oh please. He is far far left. What planet do you live on?”
concernedpundit on Jun 2, 2012 at 18:32:41
“Sorry snarky your degree is in political science, government, economics ? And by your advanced knowledge and in depth study of the subject have determined that the center is where? Do you understand that social security, minimum wage, child labor laws workmen' compensation and I could go on are now the norm, the center. If you deny these changes as beneficial and normal then your favored government would be Guatemala? Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Uzbekistan? where they don't have these pesky left wing radical ideas. Finish the six back and back to the ballgame,,,deep thinker.”
Jun 2, 2012 at 14:38:25
“If those few CARE. Enough about voting, they will drag out their PROOF and get back on the voter rolls. simple.”
carnelia8 on Jun 2, 2012 at 16:18:03
“We don't have to kiss their a**, they should be kissing ours. The people put them there. AND IF THEY KEEP ON, THE PEOPLE MAY COME AND DRAG THEM OFF!!”
CiscoPike on Jun 2, 2012 at 15:04:43
“not everything that is "simple" is necessarily easy. So, if an elderly person is denied their right to vote because somebody in an office somewhere messed up and labeled them as "not a citizen", this citizen now has to go get a new birth certificate (pieces of paper dont last forever, chances are it has been lost of destroyed in the last 7 or 8 decades) and spend money for it? That is called a "poll tax" (please refer to a high school history text for the definition) and it is illegal and un-american. How can you tell someone who has voted in dozens of elections they can't for some reason. You are saying it is more important to correct OTHER PEOPLE'S MISTAKES than to give elligble citizens their right to vote. That is UnAmerican and your logic is unsound.”