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    Re: Senate advances jobs bill after collecting five GOP votes

    harry's bill is 15 bil

    in our economy it might as well be 15 cents

    the house version is 157B, for example

    the point---harry's success is the passage of NOTHING

    mere pennies

    he might as well have done NIX

    NO economic significance, good or bad, NO consequence will ensue from this stimulus which can't be called a stimulus

    now, the POLITICS of it...

    that MIGHT be something else

    except it's hard to get too worked up either way over NOTHING

    meanwhile:

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A monthly poll showed consumers' confidence took a surprisingly sharp fall in February amid rising job worries. The decline ends three straight months of improvement and raises concerns about the economic recovery.

    The Conference Board said Tuesday its Consumer Confidence Index fell almost 11 points to 46 in February, down from a revised 56.5 in January. Analysts were expecting only a slight decrease to 55.

    The increasing pessimism is a big blow to hopes that consumer spending will power an economic recovery. Economists watch the confidence numbers closely because consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of U.S. economic activity.

    The February reading is a long way from what's considered healthy: A reading above 90 means the economy is on solid footing. Above 100 signals strong growth.

    The news sent stocks lower, overshadowing retailer reports that showed stronger holiday profits. The Dow Jones industrial average falling 74.29 points to 10,309.09 by midmorning.

    One gauge, measuring consumers' assessment of current conditions, dropped to 19.4 from 25.2, the lowest level since 1983. The other barometer, which measures their outlook over the next six months and had been rising since October 2009, fell to 63.8 from 77.3.
    Consumer confidence falls sharply - Yahoo! Finance

    double dip scares em all to death

    party on, people

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    Re: Senate advances jobs bill after collecting five GOP votes

    Lose Lieberman pick up Brown.

    Somebody needs to do something. The GOP sitting on their hands obstructing the government sure ain't scoring them any points with me.

    This boycott of their's has gone on long enough. Put up or shut up.

    The sad part is, come election day, the only alternative is the other party.

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    Re: UPDATE 1-New U.S. senator helps Democrats advance jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Turn out the lights the party's over.

    So Brown says: "I hope my vote today is a strong step toward restoring bipartisanship in Washington," what is he nuts?

    Does he not understand the word NO? There have been no new net jobs created so far and this is not going to help either.
    I can't really say that I am surprised that Brown was one of the 5. This is why I didn't see what the big deal with Brown winning that seat. A republican in Massachusetts,New York or some other liberal is not the same as a republican in a lot of different parts of the country.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Senate advances jobs bill after collecting five GOP votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    We have to consider the timing (and scope) of this bill. How long are the tax incentives going to last? At this point, firms are (if they are in operation) assuming highly liquid positions which begs for a major uptick in capital investment. Given the relatively low user cost of capital, such a tax break can give an improving job market some much needed momentum.
    I agree,

    We also have several indexes that are leading job indicators in the economy showing improvements. The Philly fed, the new york fed, the chicago fed, the federal reserve, they all showed an increase in business activity, an increase in capacity utilization, and an increase in production. This all means improved prospects for companies to hire, yet unemployment has remained high. I think this could help kick start hiring for many companies.

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    Re: Senate advances jobs bill after collecting five GOP votes

    ny times today: "list of troubled banks at 16 year peak, says fdic"

    List of Troubled Banks at 16-Year Peak, F.D.I.C. Says - NYTimes.com

    up 27% in 4th quarter, 09

    702 banks in danger of going under, compared to 252 a year ago

    most dangerously endangered---the fdic, herself

    obama's bailouts and tarps and takeovers AREN'T WORKING

    empirically

    the lady laments things are gonna get worse as the fed inevitably tightens credit, returns interest rates to more realistic levels

    the emergency lending rate, banks lending to banks, was raised just last week, for example

    keep in mind, as well---home foreclosures have NOT bottomed out, not close

    11 straight months of 300,000+

    home sales, home values---maybe

    but home FORECLOSURES---no bottom in sight

    it is what it is

    sorry

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    Re: Senate advances jobs bill after collecting five GOP votes

    Scott Brown you RINO sonofabitch! We all knew it!

    How dare you!


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    Re: Senate advances jobs bill after collecting five GOP votes

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    Scott Brown you RINO sonofabitch! We all knew it!

    How dare you!

    He was more independent than a lot of people thought. Everyone just assumed he was super Republican because of his stance on health care.

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    Re: Senate advances jobs bill after collecting five GOP votes

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    Scott Brown you RINO sonofabitch! We all knew it!

    How dare you!

    They are throwing him under the bus like nobody's business.

    Just go to his facebook page and see what the far-right scumbags are writing.

    They'll eat their young.

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    Re: Senate advances jobs bill after collecting five GOP votes

    meanwhile, the mega-rich get uber-rewards

    reuters today: "wall street bonuses jumped 17% last year"

    Wall Street bonuses jumped 17 percent last year | Reuters

    now, there's some bailing out with more TANGIBLE results

    washington has bailed out every TOO BIG while doing nothing for normal nate and nervous nell

    in doing so the govt PRIVATIZED the gains of the richest people in the world

    while SOCIALIZING their losses

    20.3 billion dollars of bonuses may not tell too greatly on our national economy

    (tho it's 35% more than harry's stimulus-which-he-can't-call-a-stimulus)

    but the POLITICS of all these obscene bonuses signify HUGELY

    we can all be certain, incidentally, that the figures cited include the aig bonuses treas secty geithner ordered kept secret from the sec

    ugly, ugly politics AND economics

    tsk tsk

    nothing seems to be WORKING, president obama

    you better FIX all this

    and FAST

    20B in bonuses really PISS OFF the UNEMPLOYED

    hello

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    Re: Senate advances jobs bill after collecting five GOP votes

    scott brown---LOL!

    who cares?

    health care's dead

    cap and trade's dead

    international climate accords are dead

    wall street reg reform, the bank tax, the debt commission, closing gitmo, ending dadt, reaching out to iran...

    no more, all gone

    sorry

    congrats tho on your 15 cent PAYROLL TAX HOLIDAY!

    LOL!

    and THANKS!

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