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Does Anyone Even Understand the President?

David4 Wrote: 18 hours ago (3:52 PM)
Obama intends to extend them credits. Don't expect Cuba to pay up. The American taxpayer will do that. We can suppose that that is what Obama wants. Another way for taxpayers to pay American employers and employees, while some 'undeserving' person gets the goods.
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The Reagan Void and 2016

David4 Wrote: 19 hours ago (2:45 PM)
BTW, would you say the same thing of anti-Apartheid sanctions against South Africa? I also note that Arab sanctions and boycotts of Israel continue in place, more than 60 years on, and their BDS movement seeks to enlarge them to more countries.
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The Reagan Void and 2016

David4 Wrote: 19 hours ago (2:41 PM)
"We know with certainty that neither JFK, LBJ, RN, Ford, Carter, Reagan, either Bush nor Bill Clinton would have done what President Obama did vis-a-vis Cuba because none of the last nine presidents did so .." Reported in the news is that Carter wanted to do it. Believable. And he actually eased the Cuba isolation a little bit. The news also reported Carter praising Obama for this latest move.
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More 'Tolerance' From Stalinist Universities

David4 Wrote: 19 hours ago (2:29 PM)
Sounds like the return of the communist doctrine of 'democratic centralism'. The policy is decided, and henceforth all the rest of us, in our Mao-jackets, shout "Sieg Heil!" and do what we are commanded. And the Universities, instead of teaching us how to think, teach us WHAT to think. Indoctrination centers. They also have 're-education centers'.
The public worker gets 'rich', and the taxpayer is financially ruined. I wonder when Sen. Warren will denounce such inequality, and when her CFPB will get involved to stop it.
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Fed’s Credibility at Stake

David4 Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 11:12 AM
The signs of mal-investment tell us that interest rates are too low. Several other things, like the government's budget are wrong too. Higher interest rates will punish mal-investment. Fixing mal-investment is always accompanied by disruption. Often with a recession. Fixing mal-investment is GOOD. TBD is what the Fed does when the economic disruption/recession is hitting us right between the eyes. ...
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Draghi About to Quit ECB?

David4 Wrote: Dec 15, 2014 11:24 AM
Mish wrote "Global trade would then collapse amidst competitive currency debasement." I question that statement. Has that happened in the past? What is the logical framework that that would happen? OTOH, global trade would be expected to collapse IF competitive currency debasement were accompanied by tariff and non-tariff trade barriers.
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Need a Winner for 2016

David4 Wrote: Dec 15, 2014 11:09 AM
Once a loser, always a loser, like William Henry Harrison (Whig). Like Thomas Dewey and Richard Nixon (Republicans). Like Andrew Jackson, Grover Cleveland and more people than I can name (Democrats).
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Bush 41, A Man of Character?

David4 Wrote: Dec 14, 2014 7:16 PM
The article states "otherwise he would have had to cut spending." -- That's what he is/was supposed to do! -- I would have liked to have seen what spending would have been on the plate.
As a left-handed example of French film subsidies of crappy value, the French produced, and watched, Jerry Lewis films long after the rest of us stopped.
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