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Gallup says only 4% “newly insured”

Gallup says only 4% “newly insured”

To make it even worse, of those 4%, only 2.1% got them through exchanges: All of this … mess … for 2.1% (the rest likely got theirs when they found a job)? ? All of this intrusion and incompetence and frankly, fascism (see IRS involvement in the ‘new’ system) for a percentage that is essentially insignificant. ? We would have gotten off a lot cheaper and disrupted a few million less lives if we’d have just paid for it (I’m not suggesting…

Economic Statistics for 16 Apr 14

Economic Statistics for 16 Apr 14

The Fed’s Beige Book today continued to characterize US economic growth as “modest” or “moderate”, i.e. below-trend. The Atlanta Fed Business Inflation Expectations report projects year-ahead inflation of 1.9%. Industrial production rose 0.7% in March, while capacity utilization in the nation’s factories rose 0.4% to 79.2%. Housing starts rose a less-than-expected 2.8% to a 0.946 million annual rate. The MBA reports that mortgage applications rose 4.3% last week. Purchases rose 1.0% and re-fis rose 7.0%. Dale’s social media profiles: Twitter | Facebook | Google+

Mother’s Day ad goes viral

Mother’s Day ad goes viral

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When you’re getting trashed because of what you did, change the subject – play the race card

When you’re getting trashed because of what  you did, change the subject – play the race card

That seems, according to James Taranto and many others, what Democrats have decided to do since they can’t conceivably defend their horrific record for the mid-terms. ? Scare the low-information voters again, this time using the race card : This column probably isn’t the first to notice a recent intensification of liberal and Democratic rhetoric about race. Last month Paul Ryan was the object of a Two Minutes Hate for some comments on…

Painting over the rot

Painting over the rot

I’ve been watching the media circus surrounding the resignation of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. ? If a more inept bureaucrat ever lived, the best they could do is hope to tie with her for last place. ? Yet we have so-called “jounalists”, or at least those who would like to be thought of as journalists, so engaged in …

Economic Statistics for 14 Apr 14

Economic Statistics for 14 Apr 14

March retail sales rose 1.1%, with sales ex-autos up 0.7% and ex-autos and -gas up 1.0%. Business inventories rose 0.4% in February, but a 0.8% rise in business sales left the stock to-sales ratio at 1.31. Dale’s social media profiles: Twitter | Facebook | Google+

Economic Statistics for 9 Mar 14

Economic Statistics for 9 Mar 14

The MBA reports that mortgage applications fell -1.6% last week. Purchases were up 3.0$% but re-fis fell 5.0%. Wholesale inventories rose 0.5% in march, while a 0.7% rise in wholesale sales kept the stock-to-sales ratio at a chubby 1.19. Yes, it has been a boring week for economic data. Dale’s social media profiles: Twitter | Facebook | Google+

Imperial White House cancels Medicare Advantage cuts to help Dems in mid-terms

Imperial White House cancels Medicare Advantage cuts to help Dems in mid-terms

The White House has once again bowed to screaming Democrats worried about the mid-term elections and this time cancelled cuts to Medicare Advantage. As you recall, these cuts were made to pay for ObamaCare: The Obama administration announced Monday that planned cuts to Medicare Advantage would not go through as anticipated amid election-year opposition from congressional Democrats. The cuts would have reduced benefits that seniors receive from health plans in the program, which is intended as an alternative to Medicare. Under cuts planned by the administration, insurers offering …

Creating a nonexistant job

Creating a nonexistant job

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Cry me a river: Retiring Moran says Congress is ‘underpaid’

Cry me a river: Retiring Moran says Congress is ‘underpaid’

With nothing to lose — except perhaps sympathy from any American making less than $174,000 a year — retiring Democratic Virginia Congressman Jim Moran said in an interview with CQ Roll Call on Thursday that members of Congress are “underpaid.”

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