“Mr. Gingrich and his aides have repeatedly emphasized that he is not a registered lobbyist, an important distinction in their effort to position him as an outsider who will transform the ways of Washington. “
“Do you know the six variables that predict happiness? According to this, they are: positive self-esteem, sense of perceived control, extroversion, optimism, positive social relationships and a sense of meaning and purpose to life. Or, to put it more succinctly, a remarkable talent for self-delusion.”
I look for strong fundamentals, things like quality of earnings, cash flow generation, balance sheet health. competitive landscape.
Small cap to me are companies with a market cap of $500million-$1.5 billion.
(Taesik Yoon of Forbes)
I actually WILL be living in a shotgun shack!
One point on which the two men agreed: The public’s outrage at Washington and Wall Street is legitimate.
“I’m actually very happy with Occupy Wall Street,” said Fink, a lifelong Democrat. “I’m going to admit it as part of the financial community: We let down a lot of people.”
Bill Gross, founder of Pimco, and Larry Fink, co-founder of BlackRock
via LA Times tumblr
“I thought you were a fly on the wall” — Dean
“Some flies are too awesome for the wall” — Abed
“If you’re a parent who accepts Medicaid payments from the State of Michigan to help support your mentally-disabled adult children, you qualify as a state employee for the purposes of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). They can now claim and receive a portion of your Medicaid in the form of union dues. Robert and Patricia Haynes live in Michigan with their two adult children, who have cerebral palsy. The state government provides the family with insurance through Medicaid, but also treats them as caregivers. For the SEIU, this makes them public employees and thus members of the union, which receives $30 out of the family’s monthly Medicaid subsidy. The Michigan Quality Community Care Council (MQC3) deducts union dues on behalf of SEIU. Michigan Department of Community Health Director Olga Dazzo explained the process in to her members of her staff. “MQC3 basically runs the program for SEIU and passes the union dues from the state to the union,” she wrote in an email obtained by the Mackinac Center. Initiated in 2006 under then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., the plan reportedly provides the SEIU with $6 million annually in union dues deducted from those Medicaid subsidies. “We’re not even home health care workers. We’re just parents taking care of our kids,” Robert Haynes, a retired Detroit police officer, told the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. “Our daughter is 34 and our son is 30. They have cerebral palsy. They are basically like 6-month-olds in adult bodies. They need to be fed and they wear diapers. We could sure use that $30 a month that’s being sent to the union.””
This is why people hate unions. (via jeffmiller)
a little humble pie would go a long way for PR, kids
1. Penn State Beefs Up Security
you are tiny and your lips are like small pieces of bacon