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Old 08-05-2011, 11:15 AM   #31
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No, it's called Value Investing Strategy...one of the pillars of investing is to buy more when the stock price of solid companies drop. It makes sense plus it doesn't hurt that Warren Buffet uses this strategy.
Yep. Buy low, sell high.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:23 AM   #32
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Here's are some facts on what the president is doing to deal with onerous government regulation. Keep in mind, this was ordered at the beginning of the year but here we are almost 8 months later and people are still parrotting talking points that business is uncertain because of too much government regulation. It's just not true.

Obama Orders Regulation Review to Boost U.S. Growth - Bloomberg

Another article from another source.

Obama Orders Review of All Government Regulations - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
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Yep. Buy low, sell high.
Wow!!! Wish I had thought of that.
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Crazy sh*t!!

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No, it's called Value Investing Strategy...one of the pillars of investing is to buy more when the stock price of solid companies drop. It makes sense plus it doesn't hurt that Warren Buffet uses this strategy.
Yeah I get that. Your post read like a drunk man, that's all I was saying. All good.
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Obama may be screwed. Right or wrong the perception amongst the business community is that Obama and his administration are very anti-business. His mere presence as POTUS now is one of the main causes of the businesses who have been hoarding cash not letting go of it.
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I think you may be onto something. There is a bit of a perception, how deep and widespread is anyone's guess. Still, Wall Street is rolling along and donating big bucks to his campaign. So much of his perception, as with all things good and bad with Obama, are exagerated and overstated.

Since he has appointed Bill Daley as his Chief of Staff and Jeff Imelt earlier this year, relationships with the business community have thawed some. But for anyone to point to actual policy and say that this administration is stifling growth, isn't based in hard facts, but rather opinion and commentary. Which is fine, just take it for what it is.

In short, President Obama is the worst socialist this country has ever seen.
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I think you may be onto something. There is a bit of a perception, how deep and widespread is anyone's guess. Still, Wall Street is rolling along and donating big bucks to his campaign. So much of his perception, as with all things good and bad with Obama, are exagerated and overstated.

Since he has appointed Bill Daley as his Chief of Staff and Jeff Imelt earlier this year, relationships with the business community have thawed some. But for anyone to point to actual policy and say that this administration is stifling growth, isn't based in hard facts, but rather opinion and commentary. Which is fine, just take it for what it is.

In short, President Obama is the worst socialist this country has ever seen.
Opinion and commentary from some unlikely sources now too:

Obama's 'Pivot' To Jobs: The Deja Vu Reel (VIDEO)

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I think you may be onto something. There is a bit of a perception, how deep and widespread is anyone's guess. Still, Wall Street is rolling along and donating big bucks to his campaign. So much of his perception, as with all things good and bad with Obama, are exagerated and overstated.

Since he has appointed Bill Daley as his Chief of Staff and Jeff Imelt earlier this year, relationships with the business community have thawed some. But for anyone to point to actual policy and say that this administration is stifling growth, isn't based in hard facts, but rather opinion and commentary. Which is fine, just take it for what it is.

In short, President Obama is the worst socialist this country has ever seen.
What Obama and his administration are, apparently, is shockingly inept at communicating and framing discussions. Either that or those like you, who believe he isn't necessarily stifling growth, are naive. That's not an accusation but more of a logical observation. Either he sucks and is stifling growth or he isn't. Considering his generally likability and a relatively forgiving media I can't understand how he is able to do such a good job but no one, outside of his diehards, perceive that he is. Why do you think that is?
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Obama may be screwed. Right or wrong the perception amongst the business community is that Obama and his administration are very anti-business. His mere presence as POTUS now is one of the main causes of the businesses who have been hoarding cash not letting go of it.
Not this.

Mere opinions may support your statements but facts do not. Increase in liquid assets is not indicative of presidential policies but economic climate (life long dictator being in charge not withstanding). For one thing, no one is lending. What is a business to do when it can't borrow and the market is shrinking? Save money in order to meet future accounts payable obligations. Secondly, corporate liquid assets has been increasing for decades and long before Obama.

Let's put facts into the picture and watch this shall we?
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Not this.

Mere opinions may support your statements but facts do not. Increase in liquid assets is not indicative of presidential policies but economic climate (life long dictator being in charge not withstanding). For one thing, no one is lending. What is a business to do when it can't borrow and the market is shrinking? Save money in order to meet future accounts payable obligations. Secondly, corporate liquid assets has been increasing for decades and long before Obama.

Let's put facts into the picture and watch this shall we?
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I'm buying a lot and I have not found any problems borrowing any money. The only reason people are saying banks are not lending is because they have gone back to to old ways of lending to people who can afford what they are buying and have good credit. I have both so banks will lend me what I need plus some.
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What Obama and his administration are, apparently, is shockingly inept at communicating and framing discussions. Either that or those like you, who believe he isn't necessarily stifling growth, are naive. That's not an accusation but more of a logical observation. Either he sucks and is stifling growth or he isn't. Considering his generally likability and a relatively forgiving media I can't understand how he is able to do such a good job but no one, outside of his diehards, perceive that he is. Why do you think that is?

I agree with you on your first point that the administration has been horrible at framing the discussion and communicating their ideas and policy. I lay much of the blame squarely at their feet. Some of it, however, and this just my opinion, is the nature of the evolving 24 hour news cycle and the internet age we now live in. By the time you've decided to frame the debate you're already behind the messaging curb. Your opponents and talking heads can shape the discussion before you even get to the microphone. Two days is like an eternity nowadays, whereas just a few years ago it wasn't that big of deal if there was a crisis and we hadn't heard from the president in a nano second. Much of this stems from Bush's Katrina moment and the perception that he was detached from the situation on the ground. I think that was a watershed moment as far as presidential politics go and the rules shifted in terms of how to respond to a crisis. It's not an excuse, by any means, but I do feel whether it's policy or responding to a national crisis this is the new reality that will be a part of presidential politics as we move forward and certainly a part of the messaging equation. Think about the BP oil spill just last summer. I mean, the way people were complaining you would have thought Obama should have put on a wet suit and plug the thing by himself.

Again, I gave you a nod and agreed that there is a perception that the administration isn't pro-business, but when I look at his approach to simplifying government regulation that affect businesses, a payroll tax holiday, and a few other policies he's in favor of it just doesn't square with the facts. When I look at his cabinet and some of his key advisers, it doesn't add up to anti-business. On the contrary, many "diehard" Obama supporters, as you refer to them, think he's too cozy with Wall Street and isn't tough enough. My expectation is when the president becomes more active on the campaign trail sometime next year, he'll make his case crystal clear to the American people.

The fact that he is generally liked by the public at large says to me that people are actually pulling for Obama and want him to succeed. Liberals are not pleased with him for a host of completely different reasons than conservatives, so I wouldn't conflate varying opinions from different ends of the political spectrum as a wholesale dislike of the president and how well he is/isn't performing at his job. For example, most liberals want to end the wars like yesterday. Conservatives, on the other hand, want us to declare "victory" and see it through. So I'd be cautious when making generalizations like "most" people believe this or that. I think we largely view his performance through our own political ideology and grade him accordingly.
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What Obama and his administration are, apparently, is shockingly inept at communicating and framing discussions. Either that or those like you, who believe he isn't necessarily stifling growth, are naive. That's not an accusation but more of a logical observation. Either he sucks and is stifling growth or he isn't. Considering his generally likability and a relatively forgiving media I can't understand how he is able to do such a good job but no one, outside of his diehards, perceive that he is. Why do you think that is?
Just to apply my theory about the new media age to Congress for a second. They are at an all time low, 82% people polled believe this Congress is the worst in decades. Now that's not me being overly partisan, that's what the numbers say. However, I feel much of this sentiment is due to the fact that everything is real time now and we're privy to such a deluge of information and now all the sausage making is out in the open. While I think this particular Congress sucks, I'm willing to bet that things weren't all that different in the days of Jefferson and Adams. We just see more, hear more, and know more -- therefore our views and opinions are more pointed than ever before. It's also worth noting that while people generally feel every Congress sucks, they tend to like their individual representatives and are willing to vote them back into office.

I'm sorry guys, I've taken this thread way off topic. My bad.
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