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  • US Capital Spending Plummets To Recession Levels

    11/19/2012 10:19:39 AM PST · by mojito · 22 replies
    ZeroHedge/WSJ ^ | 11/19/2012 | Tyler Durden
    U.S. companies are scaling back investment plans at the fastest pace since the recession, signaling more trouble for the economic recovery. Half of the nation's 40 biggest publicly traded corporate spenders have announced plans to curtail capital expenditures this year or next, according to a review by The Wall Street Journal of securities filings and conference calls. Nationwide, business investment in equipment and software—a measure of economic vitality in the corporate sector—stalled in the third quarter for the first time since early 2009. Corporate investment in new buildings has declined. At the same time, exports are slowing or falling to...
  • IRS says ‘tax avoidance’ at heart of Solyndra bankruptcy plan

    10/10/2012 4:49:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2012 | By Jim McElhatton
    The Internal Revenue Service urged a bankruptcy judge to reject solar panel maker Solyndra LLC’s bankruptcy plan Wednesday, saying it amounts to little more than an avenue for owners of an empty corporate shell to avoid paying taxes. “The undeniable conclusion is that tax benefits drive this plan,” attorneys for the IRS wrote in a bankruptcy pleading. What’s more, government attorneys said that as far back as 2010, owners had “planned meticulously” to be able to use Solyndra’s net operating losses to offset future tax liabilities. “The only reason for the shell corporation to exist post-confirmation is to enable its...
  • US Foodstamp Usage Rises To New Record High

    10/05/2012 4:28:45 PM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 10/5/2012 | Tyler Durden
    ...[T]here was one other, far more important data point released by the government's Department of Agriculture, sufficiently late after the market close to impact no risk assets. That data point of course was foodstamps (or the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka SNAP), and we are confident that no readers will be surprised to learn that foodstamp usage for both persons and households, has jumped to a new all time record. At 46,681,833 million the persons hooked on SNAP, the July number crossed the previous record posted a short month before, as the foodstamp curve continues 'plumbing' newer and greater...
  • Reason For Today's Unemployment Rate Plunge: Part-Time Jobs Surge

    10/05/2012 10:27:15 AM PDT · by mojito · 26 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 10/5/2012 | Tyler Durden
    We already noted the absolutely stunning surge in reported Household Survey jobs which "added" 873,000 jobs, or the most since 2003 and the second most in the past decade, which was just a little bit off the Household Survey used in the monthly NFP jobs changes, which came at 114,000, or about 8 times less. But what was the reason for this epic jump in Household survey jobs? Simple, and those who have read our series on America's transition to a part-time worker society know the answer. The reason is that the number of part-time people employed for economic reasons...
  • A small businessman’s plea to Obama — you’re killing us

    03/29/2011 8:52:46 AM PDT · by bigbob · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-26-11 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I’ve started more than a dozen small businesses. I’ve paid payrolls, health insurance, payroll taxes, workers comp, and unemployment insurance for hundreds of employees. Because of that, my employees were able to pay their mortgages, buy groceries, send their kids to college, and provide for their families. For one small business, I spent about $50 million on things like advertising, marketing, promotion, lawyers and accountants. That money enriched and employed thousands of others. And that’s just one small business. Think of the impact that thirty million small business owners have on the U.S. economy. No wonder we create 70% or...
  • How Flaws Undid Obama’s Hope for High-Speed Rail in Florida

    03/12/2011 9:25:08 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 11,2011 | MICHAEL COOPER
    The Tampa-to-Orlando route had obvious drawbacks: It would have linked two cities that are virtually unnavigable without cars, and that are so close that the new train would have been little faster than driving. But the Obama administration chose it anyway because it was seen as the line that could be built first. Florida had already done much of the planning, gotten many of the necessary permits and owned most of the land that would be needed. The Department of Transportation did not have that many options. Only two states, Florida and California, were deemed far enough along in their...
  • Asia steps in to support dollar (Asian Central Banks Step in to Stop the Bleeding)

    10/08/2009 1:56:47 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies · 969+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 10/8/2009 | Kevin Brown
    Asian central banks intervened heavily in the currency markets on Thursday to stem the appreciation of their currencies against the US dollar amid fears that their exports could be losing ground against China. The mainly south-east Asian countries have been spurred to defend the competitiveness of their currencies by China’s decision to in effect re-peg the renminbi to the dollar since July last year. Simon Derrick, at Bank of New York Mellon in London, said: “Other Asian central banks outside China are naturally looking to aggressively defend their competitive edge against undesirable currency strength as the dollar weakens.” After allowing...
  • Obanomics Made Easy

    08/04/2009 10:54:20 AM PDT · by chaimke · 8 replies · 558+ views
    Freedom's Cost ^ | August 4, 2009 | Chaim
    A friend just sent me the following, it may be short and simplistic but it's the best explanation I've ever seen on Obama's [Failed] Theory of Economics: An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had once failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment, in this class, on Obama's plan." All grades would be averaged and everyone...
  • California’s Nightmare Will Kill Obamanomics (I sure hope so)

    07/06/2009 4:18:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies · 1,088+ views
    Bloomberg | 7/6/2009 | Kevin Hassett
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  • President-elect Obama News Conference--Live Thread

    12/11/2008 7:48:04 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 399 replies · 17,413+ views
    12/11/08
    Fox news, other news channel, presser coming up.