Obama's economy remains in the sewer

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    bad economy creates a dependent society...dependency favors continued Democrat power.....

    Obama has us where he wants us....

     
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    Retail Sales Drop by Most in Nine Months in Sign of Consumer Caution  

    Fri Apr,12

     
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    bad economy creates a dependent society...dependency favors continued Democrat power.....

    Obama has us where he wants us....



    Don't talk silly.  Paranoid conspiracy theories may satisfy you, but they are not useful to thinking individuals.

     
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    bad economy creates a dependent society...dependency favors continued Democrat power.....

    Obama has us where he wants us....

     



    Don't talk silly.  Paranoid conspiracy theories may satisfy you, but they are not useful to thinking individuals.

     



    It's a fact....not a theory.  Look at MA and how well unemployment pays.....SOOO many people who can work, who have jobs they can go to who won't because the government gives them plenty of free money and they don't need to leave their homes.....

     

     
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    Hmmmm...........the best healthcare system on earth was a "problem" that "existed before he got there"?  Constant "raise taxes on the rich" rhetoric "existed before he got there"?

    Don`t think so.  And, I agree, let`s blame Congress too.  First 2 years Obama had Democrat majorities in both houses.  Ever since he`s had a majority in the Senate and the TINIEST minority in the House.  I`m with you.  Let`s blame the Democrats in congress also.

    About time you came around.

     



    We didn't have the best healthcare system in the world before Obama.  If you don't cover all your people (while all the others do)  it cannot be the "best".  Best doctors, sure, best system, no way.  And we have had a graduated income tax for 100 years and often had far higher tax levies on the rich before Obama.  I guess, history in not your strong suit.  Darn facts get in the way of an ideological rant...  Best ignore them...  Just blame Obama... for every thing...

     

     




     

    What a stupid response.  Did you read what I said and to whom?  A "lawyer" should play closer attention.  We had BY FAR the very best healthcare system in the world.  You`re completely out of your mind if you think anything different.  Obamacare is a $2 trillion tax-hike-debacle.  What the heck does graduated income tax have to do with the FACT that all we heard from obama and his enablers was "more revenue", "fair share", "millionaires and billionaires"?

    This economy is owned by Obama.  It`s been 5 years.  You look like a fool trying to defend his incompetence.

    Try and pay attention. 




    And one more thing, approximately 20 million were/are uninsured.  About 12 million of those are here illegally.  A considerable portion are not interested in health insurance.  The number of people that don`t have healthcare compared to the amount of taxes, redtape, and deficit, spent to get them healthcare is insane.

    You should try getting out a bit.  More people come to the US for care than anywhere in the world.  We are the very best!  (at least we were until obamacare came along)

     
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    You should try getting out a bit.  More people come to the US for care than anywhere in the world.  We are the very best!  



    No, we're really not.

    Especially for those who can't afford it.

    Contra Emerson, these days, the first health is wealth.

     

     

     
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    If he wants to run his business that way, that's up to him, is it not? It does not mean others need to do the same.

     
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    Here's a couple of interesting charts.

    Ya I know, despite the data from the second chart, everyone should be thanking the 'job creators' for even having a job, even if it's a dend-end job whose payscale has been on a downward spiral since the 70's.

     

    Corporate profit margins just hit another all-time high. Companies are making more per dollar of sales than they ever have before. (And some people are still saying that companies are suffering from "too much regulation" and "too many taxes.")

    Profits as a percent of GDP

     

     Wages as a percent of the economy just hit another all-time low. Why are corporate profits so high? One reason is that companies are paying employees less than they ever have as a share of GDP. And that, in turn, is one reason the economy is so weak: Those "wages" are represent spending power for consumers. And consumer spending is "revenue" for other companies. So the profit obsession is actually starving the rest of the economy of revenue growth.


    Wages As A Percent of GDP

     

    http://www.businessinsider.com/profits-at-high-wages-at-low-2013-4#ixzz2QARthkkT



    Hmm. You think Obamas economic polices might be driving this? At least recently?

    the longer term problem is that after world war 2, we were the only game in town. Everyone else was moving rubble for a Fe decades, so, I don't really thing this tells us the whole story.

     
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    How does offering health insurance and unionizing translate into Costco's profits? 

     
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    How does offering health insurance and unionizing translate into Costco's profits? 

     



    Costco makes so much money, offering healht insurance and paying union wages is not pushing them into the negative.

    I think that is what sister the union rep is trying to say.

     
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    How does offering health insurance and unionizing translate into Costco's profits? 

     

     



    Costco makes so much money, offering healht insurance and paying union wages is not pushing them into the negative.

     

    I think that is what sister the union rep is trying to say.



    Well...the pic states the reason for the record profits is..."we pay workers $45k/year, provide health insurance, and let them unionize..."

     

     
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    How does offering health insurance and unionizing translate into Costco's profits? 

     

     



    Costco makes so much money, offering healht insurance and paying union wages is not pushing them into the negative.

     

    I think that is what sister the union rep is trying to say.

     



    Well...the pic states the reason for the record profits is..."we pay workers $45k/year, provide health insurance, and let them unionize..."

     

     

     



    I just thought it was amazing what Costco is doing for it's employees  that is why I posted the photo ....   I think the main reason Costco does so good because it takes care of it's costumers , they take care of the companies that supplys them goods to sell and they take care of their employees ...... well that is a novel way to run a business in this day and age .

     

     
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    CostCo chooses to do their business this way.  Good for them.  That`s why we call this place America, land of the free and home of the brave.  It`s Capitalism at it`s best.  Let`s not forget that  people "work at will" and choose to work at CostCo, Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Best Buy, Macys, etc.

    What right do we have to deny corporations profit?  What right does the government have to decide how much money can be made by people that had the guts, blood, sweat, and tears, to build (that`s right.....BUILD) a successful business?

    Corporations need to adhere to regulations, pay their taxes, (are you listening GE?), and provide adequate working conditions. If they choose to offer other benefits, good for them.  They should be required to offer healthcare plan access (partially employee funded) for full-time employees.

    I will never understand the "evil corporation" thing.  If you don`t like who you work for, leave and find another job.  If you despise corporations and the profits they make, start your own company.  This is America.

     

     

     
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    How does offering health insurance and unionizing translate into Costco's profits? 

     

     



    Costco makes so much money, offering healht insurance and paying union wages is not pushing them into the negative.

     

    I think that is what sister the union rep is trying to say.

     



    Well...the pic states the reason for the record profits is..."we pay workers $45k/year, provide health insurance, and let them unionize..."

     

     

     



    I just thought it was amazing what Costco is doing for it's employees  that is why I posted the photo ....   I think the main reason Costco does so good because it takes care of it's costumers , they take care of the companies that supplys them goods to sell and they take care of their employees ...... well that is a novel way to run a business in this day and age .

     



    I agree customer service does seem like a lost thing these days. 

     
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    http://www.calwatchdog.com/2012/09/07/costco-exec-epitomizes-obamas-love-of-crony-capitalism/

    “[Costco’s] top executives are also aligning themselves with the Democratic Party this election season — a rarity in the retail industry. At the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, Jim Sinegal, the co-founder and former CEO of Costco, plugged President Barack Obama’s investment in education and affordable energy, as well as his immigration policies.”

    Despite the apparent disconnect, having Jim Sinegal at the DNC is no more of a surprise than seeing Joe Biden there also. Costco is not an aberration in its support for the Democratic platform. It is, in fact, the embodiment of the kind of pliant, government-subsidized corporation that Democratic leaders prefer these days.

    I’ve tussled with Sinegal in the past, back when his company was strong-arming local governments in Southern California into using eminent domain to clear away properties to make it easier for Costco to expand. Costco offers some great merchandise, but its success is built as much on special governmental privilege as it is on hard work and ingenuity. The company takes millions of dollars in subsidies from local governments chasing sales-tax revenue.

    Late 2012:

    " Sinegal and the rest of the Costco Board of Directors voted to pay shareholders a special $7 per share dividend to avoid higher dividend taxes that are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2013. As the Wall Street Journal notes,

    That’s a $3 billion Christmas gift for shareholders that will let them be taxed at the current dividend rate of 15%, rather than next year’s rate of up to 43.4% — an increase to 39.6% as the Bush-era rates expire plus another 3.8% from the new ObamaCare surcharge. More striking is that Costco also announced that it will borrow $3.5 billion to finance the special payout. Dividends are typically paid out of earnings, either current or accumulated. But so eager are the Costco executives to get out ahead of the tax man that they’re taking on debt to do so.

    Costco executives preached preached "tax fairness"  & then voted to write themselves huge dividend check to avoid the Obama tax increase....

     

     
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    What he meant to say:

    "The fix is in! Costco gives millions to Democrat politicians,  so we can get favorable treatment and not have to really compete on the lowest prices and best products....our workers may be unionized, but their union is a sham, controlled by Democrats; we are all part of the same crooked Democratic machine... "

     
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    Yet, the stock maket keeps going up and the unemployment keeps going down.

     



    And the Fed keeps printing money, the "millionaires and billionaires" keep cashing out, and 100`s of thousands per month drop out of the work force creating a FALSE ("going down") unemployment rate.  True rate is 14.5%, check the NLRB.

     

     
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