I am convinced that many municipal, state and federal workers have no actual idea how good they have it. That is why they always seem to be complaining about their pay. Many must just be clueless. In most cases government jobs are jobs for life, benefits are far above the private sector, and pay usually is too.
I think Ron Paul would agree with me that the Fed has been doing a pretty good job of destroying the dollar all by itself. Bitcoin could be a watershed however.
Everybody is supposed to just muddle through because the Obama administration insisted on starting Obamacare before people realized how bad it was. Now we know, but the administration thinks it can keep the program alive because the ball is (barely) rolling. (And which way?)
Now the insurers are supposed to issue policies without the promised subsidies because there is no way for the government to pay the insurers in Obamacare. The mechanism wasn’t built into the program.
In my brief stint in Washington DC right out of college my boss gave me a tour of the neighborhood. “Over there is the liquor store.” He said.
I said something about how I’d didn’t drink much liquor.
“You will.” He said as he lit up a cigarette.
It’s true. Washington DC loves its booze. The place runs on influence, money, and Chivas.
Dr. Mercola explains why WebMD is not the best source for reliable healthcare information. Between the government promoting Obamacare on the site and the pharmaceutical companies (which in many cases are in partnership with the government) promoting their products on the site, WebMD in many ways constitutes an online infomercial for the health care establishment.
The rest of congressional leadership, both Republicans and Democrats have directed their staffs to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. Reid has decided not to issue such a directive. Some of his staff would prefer to keep their very generous federal worker healthcare plans. This staff helped create the the law, but no big deal.
Never buy a house from a builder who won’t live in a house he built.
I have watched more than my fair share of Congressional testimony, and am pretty sure I’ve never heard this sort of thing on C-SPAN before.
He says he didn’t see the housing bubble emerging 7 years ago and that regardless the bubble wasn’t his fault anyway.
Now Greenspan doesn’t see a bubble in stocks. Valuations are increasingly out of whack. The Fed has held rates at 0% for a half decade, but there’s no bubble.
Big business still likes many Republicans, don’t worry. But Dorfman is right, big business sees real opportunity in partnering with big government and is increasingly doing so. You know like in 1920s Italy.