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  • Like a Virgin Island Resident: Lefty financier and congresswoman’s fiancée dodged U.S. taxes

    10/15/2010 2:39:14 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 15, 2010 | Alana Goodman
    As far as liberal financiers go, you don’t get much more powerful than S. Donald Sussman. Since 1989, the hedge-fund billionaire has pumped millions into the coffers of Democratic politicians and their political pet projects. Sussman sits on the board of the Center for American Progress, the Democracy Alliance and the dovish Israel Policy Forum, and he’s been one of the top contributors to left-leaning 527 organizations during the 2010 election cycle. But while Sussman has long kept a behind-the-scenes profile, a recent ethics controversy in Maine has flung him into the center of a complicated dispute over state residency,...
  • Krauthammer Not Surprised Obama Unaware of Shovel-Ready Jobs: No Shoveling at Harvard Law School

    10/13/2010 10:02:55 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 14, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    It’s quite remarkable to think about and unfortunately it is true. Throughout the 2009 stimulus debate early in his term, President Barack Obama and other Democrats argue it was time to put America to work with the aid of the government and so-called “shovel-ready jobs.” But in a startling admission in an interview with The New York Times’ White House correspondent Peter Baker, Obama said “there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects.” So after the American taxpayers were sold a stimulus bill that was supposed to repair the country’s ailing infrastructure and stem the rise in unemployment, the president’s economic...
  • CNBC's Cramer Plays Populist: Wall Street Execs 'Should Be on the Chilean Copper Mine Diet'

    10/13/2010 8:07:47 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 13, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    So we’re back to this again? We’re 21 days out of the midterm elections and the media are back looking to capitalize on anti-Wall Street sentiments. On the Oct. 13 broadcast of NBC’s “Today,” host Matt Lauer referenced an Oct. 12 Wall Street Journal report to his guest, CNBC’s Jim Cramer, about Wall Street pay hitting a record $144 billion. Lauer, of course, just looked at the headline without examining exactly why pay on Wall Street reached that level. (The Journal cites “firms, benefiting from low interest rates and strong international markets” as a reason.) Instead Lauer argued that executives...
  • Arianna's Moment of Clarity: TARP Bailout Profitability Claim 'Economically' Flawed

    10/05/2010 8:49:38 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 4 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 5, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    So more government isn’t the answer to all of our problems? For a brief moment, that seemed to be the message Huffington Post editor-in-chief and co-founder Arianna Huffington was conveying. On CNBC’s Oct. 5 broadcast of “Squawk Box,” Huffington, author of “Third World America” explained what she thought the role of government should be in an American economic system. Now whether she was playing to the CNBC pro-capitalist audience or not remains to be seen, but she did depart with the so-called progressive/liberal view of government’s role in the economy, and criticized the Obama administration. “[S]o when it comes to...
  • CNBC's Kudlow: 'Serious Insider' Says NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Next Treasury Secretary

    10/01/2010 12:52:55 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 1, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    With what appears to be a devastating election looming for his party, is President Obama attempting to follow in the footsteps of one of his predecessors and moderate toward the center? Not if choosing Pete Rouse to replace chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is any indication, according to CNBC’s Larry Kudlow. On the Oct. 1 broadcast of “The Call,” CNBC Washington correspondent John Harwood predicted Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wasn’t going anywhere, but Obama would take a pro-business tack with the leadership of Department of Commerce. However, Kudlow, citing a “deep political insider,” had a different forecast. “The Commerce thing...
  • NY Times Op-Ed Writer's Muddled Logic: Money Not Paid in Taxes a Gift from Government

    09/27/2010 1:35:48 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 27, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    It’s a really skewed view of the relationship between citizens and the government – that anything you earn and get to keep by not paying to the government in the form of taxes is a show of benevolence from the government. But that’s apparently the view of Richard H. Thaler, professor at the University of Chicago. In the Sept. 26 New York Times, Thaler, declares that tax cuts are a gift in his op-ed “What the Rich Don’t Need.” “WANT to give affluent households a present worth $700 billion over the next decade?” Thaler wrote. “In a period of high...
  • Misread and Misreported: Tea Party Activism Bullish for Economy

    09/23/2010 9:36:11 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 23, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    One of the most common threads in the media recently has been how bad the Tea Party movement has been for this United States. It has been derided for lacking racial diversity, promoting policies outside the so-called mainstream and blamed for creating a civil war within the Republican Party. The media often stress those “negatives” at the expense of the positive basic tenets of the Tea Party movement: smaller government, fiscal responsibility and free markets – tenets that, when highlighted, are in fact bullish signals for an ailing economy. This is a phenomenon Larry Kudlow, host of CNBC’s “The Kudlow...
  • CNBC's Jim Cramer Credits CNBC-Obama Infomercial for 146-Point Dow Jones Rally (Video)

    09/21/2010 6:08:07 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 21, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Someone's a little full of the power of his network apparently. On Sept. 20, CNBC hosted a so-called "town hall" meeting on its network about President Barack Obama and how his administration is dealing with business issues. Obama took some criticism from participants and observers said the president was playing defense. However, CNBC's "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer had a different take on the made-for-television event. According to Cramer, Obama's appearance was a net-positive for the stock market. "Do you know why this market went up and stayed up today, with the Dow voting 146 points, S&P rising one-and-a-half percent?"...
  • MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie's Soak-the-Rich Obsession: Higher Taxes Only Means of Lowering Deficits

    09/17/2010 11:11:26 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 17, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Isn’t it odd after the passage of TARP, the stimulus and ObamaCare that left-wing politicians and their cheerleaders in the mainstream media are suddenly worried about budget deficits? As opposed to reining in deficit spending, the new public policy stance for the Democratic Party going into the 2010 midterm election is to call for a tax hike on the top-income earners by letting the Bush tax cuts expire for those folks. In an interview on MSNBC’s Sept. 17 “The Daily Rundown” with Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, co-host Savannah Guthrie pressed the Texas senator on the need to raise taxes in...
  • CNBC's Kernen Declares Obama's Populist Tactics Proof He Advocates 'Redistribution of Wealth'

    09/08/2010 11:30:04 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 8, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    To many, it's hardly a revelation to most, but when someone keeps taking the same action over and over again, even to his detriment, it can reveal a lot about that individual's belief system. This was an observation CNBC "Squawk Box" host Joe Kernen made about the Obama administration's willingness to embrace a populist "soak the rich" tactic against the wealthy in the United States, even though it isn't winning him favor with the American people, according to opinion polling. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows more people now think President Barack Obama's policies have hurt the economy than...
  • Krauthammer: Economic Metrics Indicate 'Fear,' Meaning 'Party in Power has No Chance Whatsoever'

    08/26/2010 6:16:29 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 26, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Better strap in because we could be on a wild ride if what some economic prognosticators are saying is true - not just on a financial market basis, but politically as well. Noted economist Nouriel Roubini has upped his forecast the economy could head into a double-dip recession. And CNBC "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is predicting mass panic in the markets after tomorrow's gross domestic product report tomorrow. So based on a lot of this, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer suggested that economic fears have returned to the public. He was asked by Fox News Channel's "Special Report" host Bret...
  • Cramer: 'Mass Panic' in Markets Tomorrow After 'Shocker' GDP Released

    08/26/2010 2:14:39 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 26, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    It is a curious phenomenon - the way the media have handled the economy since President Barack Obama has taken office. Generally the coverage has been on the optimistic side over the last 18 months. But could this blind optimism come back to haunt people that trade on economic metrics? According to CNBC "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer, it will and in a big way on Aug. 27, when the new gross domestic product numbers are released. On CNBC's Aug. 26 broadcast of "Street Signs," Cramer predicted dismal numbers during his "Stop Trading" segment, which has been contrary to the...
  • Newsweek's Clift: U.S. Won't Face Greek Debt Tragedy 'Because We Can Print Money'

    07/19/2010 7:33:48 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 19, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    We all probably knew the sentiment of the American left for just not getting the entire Tea Party movement concept, but this statement ought to cement that notion. On the July 18 broadcast of "The McLaughlin Group," host John McLaughlin asked his panelists what the long-term implications of national debt could be for the United States. "Is America in danger of the current debt crisis becoming a sovereign debt crisis as Mort [Zuckerman] mentioned, like the one that is now hitting Greece, yes or no?" McLaughlin asked. MSNBC political analyst Pat Buchanan warned it was more "imminent" than many people...
  • Dem Congressman: Dow Jones Will Plummet 1,000-2,000 if Financial Regulation Isn't Passed (Video)

    06/29/2010 1:48:33 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 54 replies · 1+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | June 29, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Today’s plunge in the U.S. financial markets is a cause of concern for a lot of people – but according to Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., we haven’t seen anything yet if congressional Democrats don’t get their way. Kanjorski was asked if by CNBC’s “Power Lunch” co-host Tyler Mathisen if financial regulation relied too much on regulators themselves and not the power of law, which Congress has the authority to enact. Kanjorski said he would have preferred a tougher bill. However, call it political expediency, especially as financial regulation legislation has an uncertain fate, but Kanjorski warned if Congress didn’t pass...
  • NBC's David Gregory: Obama Rhetoric 'Anti-Business,' 'Could Really Discourage Businesses' in U.S.

    06/18/2010 10:22:49 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 57 replies · 1,463+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | June 18, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Wow, just wow. Never would have seen this one coming, but is one of the standard-bearers of the media elite recognizing the Obama administration's anti-business populist tone is inhibiting the U.S. economy? On the June 18 broadcast of CNBC's "Squawk Box," NBC "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory was asked to respond to a June 18 New York Times article by David Sanger suggesting the Obama administration may be "overstepping" and discouraging business growth in the United States. Gregory told "Squawk Box" viewers that in his view they were and called it "a real problem." ...more (w/video)...
  • Stock Market Catastrophic Down Wave, Coming Economic Calamity Could Lead to a New World Order

    05/23/2010 4:21:53 PM PDT · by An Old Man · 90 replies · 3,197+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | Mar 23, 2010 | Robert_McHugh_PhD
    Big picture: We believe stocks have entered catastrophic wave (C ) down, which should be the third and most devastating phase of the Grand Supercycle degree wave {IV} Bear Market. This decline has the potential to be a nation changing economic meltdown. So what does this mean? Permit us to give some educated speculative possibilities: It likely means there will be a political reaction to this meltdown like nothing we have ever seen before. You see how aggressive the Central Planners have been, closing the barn door after the horse has gotten out, spending at least $2 trillion that we...
  • Santelli Blames Financial Regulation Vote for Dow Drop: 'What Are They Doing in Washington?'

    05/20/2010 9:29:57 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 26 replies · 920+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 20, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    With the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) take another tumble of 376 points on May 20, some investors are pointing to problems in Europe for the sell-off. However, there may be problems at home as well. CNBC's CME Group floor reporter Rick Santelli explained on the May 20 broadcast of "Closing Bell" it had a lot to do with the Europe and the Euro, however it isn't all coming from abroad. "Well, a couple of things," Santelli said. Well, first of all, if you look at the high-grades, they widened out with the high-yields widened out more today at levels...
  • The Basic Math Behind Subprime Foreclosures

    05/14/2010 7:29:48 PM PDT · by An Old Man · 34 replies · 1,144+ views
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 05/14/10 | Rocky Vega
    05/14/10 Geneva, Switzerland – The foreclosures that led to financial crisis began with homeowners falling behind on their mortgage payments. Yet, have all the factors behind the foreclosures been uncovered? To date, much of the blame has been assigned to predatory lenders. However, a new and strikingly simple finding explains another significant factor. The Atlanta Federal Reserve has recently released a paper that shows that the numerical skill of homeowners has a meaningful impact on the rate at which they fell behind on mortgage payments. According to The Economist: “The economists tracked down a large number of subprime borrowers in...
  • When in Doubt, Blame America … for the Greek Riots

    05/10/2010 1:07:19 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 3 replies · 230+ views
    The American Left doesn’t hate the country – they’re just outspoken about policies and therefore patriotic. That’s a canard often flaunted on left-wing Internet hangouts like the Daily Kos, the Huffington Post and Democratic Underground. Unfortunately there is a willingness to point the finger at ourselves from those on that end of the so-called ideological spectrum. ...more (w/video)...
  • Tea Party Movement Not Realizing U.S. is Bailing Out Greece, Says CNBC Host (Video)

    05/10/2010 1:01:51 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 23 replies · 991+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 10, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    The European Union and the International Monetary Fund to the rescue! The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) soars and investors breathe a sign of relief. But where's this $1 trillion in bailout funds for Greece coming from? On CNBC's May 10 "Squawk Box," host Joe Kernen channeled Rick Santelli's anti-bailout populism, suggesting it was important to note that this bailout was made possible in part by the American taxpayer. "On one thing, Rick - because you started the whole thing where you said, ‘Are you listening, President Obama?' about paying for your neighbor's mortgage," Kernen said. "Are you, could you...