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  • [2] July 21, 2014 at 3:11pm

    …that being said, bringing up immigration as a “solution” to help increase the LPR is mind-numbingly dumb.

  • [16] July 21, 2014 at 3:09pm

    …that being said, bringing up immigration as a “solution” to help increase the LPR is mind-numbingly dumb.

  • [2] July 21, 2014 at 3:05pm

    The labor participation rate has dropped every year since 1997, so why it’s become news now is purely a political agenda. As I have reiterated time and again on this site… the economy could be doing better than it is if government would get out of the way… this has and always will be true. BUT, to parade around the labor participation rate dropping as evidence of the sky falling, while ignoring the fact that baby boomers reach the retirement age of 65 at a rate of 10,000 A DAY (3,650,000 per year) and pretending it hasn’t been a big part of the LPR drop, is dishonest.

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  • July 17, 2014 at 10:23am

    Must be a miserable existence seeing politics in absolutely everything… gimme a break.

  • [2] July 16, 2014 at 3:38pm

    No, bank deregulation is exactly why they were allowed to offer loans to mentally handicapped folks and charge whatever interest rate they wanted if you “missed” a payment…only to find out later that the banks would hold payments purposely past due dates to collect late fees. They didn’t make money off of folks who paid on time after all. I’m all for the “power of the market”, but advocating that we simply need less regulation on lenders is equally as ludicrous as advocating more central planning in the rest of the economy.

  • [23] July 16, 2014 at 3:14pm

    Horrifying… praying for the family.

  • [1] July 16, 2014 at 2:52pm

    She may be a raging liberal, however, she’s always been an advocate for consumers who have been the victim of predatory lending, bullying debt collectors, etc. Even conservatives like Dave Ramsey stood with her in the documentary Maxed Out to shed light on the crap the banks were pulling on consumers (offering loans to physically and/or mentally handicapped individuals with no job, debt collectors threatening folks, banks setting up booths to get freshman to sign up for credit cards they couldn’t pay back on their 1st day on campus, folks committing suicide rather than face exposing their debt to their spouse or loved one, etc., etc., etc.). Her liberalism aside, she has made a positive impact in this area.

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  • [3] July 16, 2014 at 9:39am

    “To Win in 2014, Unity is a Must Between the Republican Party and Tea Party”

    Am I reading The Onion right now? Unity?! The folks that frequent this site don’t know the meaning of the word, and will ensure the Reps lose for a long time to come because of it.

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  • [1] July 14, 2014 at 11:06pm

    Funny… the Fed announced last week that it will end QE in roughly 90 days, and the market didn’t tank… just like it didn’t tank the other 100+ times you guys have “predicted” it would. Ending QE (or even the mere mention of the end of QE), was supposed to be the coup de grace to the market and economy according to you guys. How many years will have to go by for you guys to admit that the doomsday bit has so played?

  • [-1] July 11, 2014 at 4:08pm

    You still don’t understand… we agree on more than you think. I’m not calling for anyone to apologize for anyone being themselves… regardless if it is coming from a lefty or righty fascist. And, if “being moderate” means I don’t disown my family for not taking up the cause and starting a right wing revolution, or storing beans and bullets for the coming apocalypse… then, hey, a moderate be I.

  • [-2] July 11, 2014 at 4:04pm

    Snarky BS and insults in the face of facts… who’s the one spinning?

  • [-1] July 11, 2014 at 3:49pm

    Baby boomers retiring have contributed to the fall in the labor participation rate, that began in 1997 or so, I might add.

  • [-1] July 11, 2014 at 3:40pm

    “Additionally…the workforce declined by around 100K people. These are people that just gave up looking for work altogether.”

    Not so… extrapolate the amount of baby boomers that retired (they are counted as leaving the workforce) from that figure and then tell me how many people are left… and even then you can’t claim they are all folks who “gave up looking.” Baby boomers are turning 65 at an estimated rate of 10K a day, and will continue at this pace for the next 20 or so years.

  • July 11, 2014 at 3:09pm

    “Telling people to stop apologizing for their beliefs whenever the lefty smear machine attacks them isn’t fascism champ.”

    Agreed… but that’s not what I was calling fascism. I’m talking about the same thing you are… just from the opposite side of the aisle… you know, the witch hunts and knee jerk reactions to conservatives who don’t subscribe to 100% of your ideals and the ensuing smear machine attacks against them. This fascism road goes both ways, my friend.

  • July 11, 2014 at 3:04pm

    You guys have serious comprehension issues… either that, or you read only the first 10% of my comments… or willfully ignore key points, but I clearly stated the economy has grown IN SPITE OF OBAMA, and partially because conservatives have BLOCKED what would have been more economically detrimental policies than what have already been put in place. Now, of course the economy could be better… I’m not arguing it is perfect. BUT, you guys are going to regret this Chicken Little shuffle you’ve been prancing around with for the past few years, when there’s no substance to it come the next election.

  • [-1] July 11, 2014 at 3:00pm

    Sorry to hear it Stu, but none of my family, friends, friends of friends, etc. in my area have gone without a job in the past 5 years for more than a couple weeks. However, I wouldn’t rely on what you feel or what you think you see happening around you as reality. I gave factual statistics that show there are fewer part time jobs now than the average for all of 2009, so the growth we have seen has been in full time work. I’m sorry that doesn’t jive with the world through poop-colored glasses you guys insist on wearing, but it’s going to come back and bite conservatives who stubbornly ignore it and continue to tell everyone the sky is falling.

  • [1] July 11, 2014 at 2:26pm

    I applaud you for wanting to see an end to lefty fascism… me too… and I’m equally interested in seeing the end of righty fascism.

  • July 11, 2014 at 2:24pm

    Yep… 2 of the last 19 quarters have had a negative GDP reading… and the last time it happened, it was followed by 11 consecutive quarters of growth (I’ll just say 10, considering 1 quarter had 0.1% negligible growth). Like I said… Conservatives had better start taking credit for and accentuating the positives we have seen in the economy over the past few years (that they had a hand in by blocking some of the liberals’ agendas), or it will come back to bite them come the next election.

  • [-2] July 11, 2014 at 1:15pm

    Ah yes, the tired, old, worn-out and FALSE argument that all the job growth has been largely part time. Well, here you go… part time employment for the month of June was 27.4 million… part time employment in 2009 averaged 27.6 million. So, when removing your tendency of cherry-picking stats from months where part time job growth volatility is biased in favor to your guys’ argument, one can see that job growth over the past 5 years has been largely full-time employment.

  • [-1] July 11, 2014 at 1:06pm

    I’ve learned a lot over the past few years that the Tea Party and Ultra-Conservatives have hijacked the conservative movement and have become exactly the same as their Liberal counterparts… all or nothing, no grey areas, delegitimize anyone who doesn’t 100% comply with your ideals, etc. etc. etc.

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