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    xan's Avatar

    Sanity Zone 11-4-2010 Post Election Analysis

    So far, the "failed" policies have worked. The recession is over and growth is returning (2% last quarter). Nine consecutive months of private sector job growth and price stabilization have been achieved. In not time during US history have 4% of the labor force been absorbed into paying jobs in 18 months (except during the gear up for WWII, and never during "peace time"), and the expectation of the Obama administration to make that happen with "passive policy" is ridiculous. It will not change under this Congress and will not change even with a new President.

    The problem with macro-economic policies is that implementation timing is critical and the magnitude the effort must match the magnitude of the problem. Unfortunately, Mr. Obama took office 3 years into the recession. Mr. Bush did not begin addressing the downturn until mid 2008, and only half-heartedly. The current Republican theories on intervention is "Do Nothing - the Free Market will Decide." The current Democrat theories on intervention is "try anything that has historically worked."

    I know the frustration with the speed of the recovery is not to anyone's satisfaction. Unfortunately, the globalization of our economy has taken much power away from our government's ability to nudge the economy as effectively as we want. I will refer you to a previous blog entry that discusses policy options.

    BTW, Europe's new fiscal policies may wind up causing their currency to appreciate in the next quarter, and that would be devastating to jobs.

    When you say "pushes back" what does that mean?
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    Posted 11-05-2010 at 10:04 AM by xan xan is offline
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    Sanity Zone 11-4-2010 Post Election Analysis

    I certainly hope the tea party, the old-school republicans, the dems, and everyone else recognize the fiscal realities that exist in Europe, because sadly, to this point, the Obama administration has been hell bent on implementing their failed policies and programs right here.

    It's high time the average working american pushes back.
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    Posted 11-04-2010 at 10:52 PM by saintfan saintfan is offline
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    Will Sunday’s Game Be a Trick or Treat?

    I'm a fan of the blog. Thanks for sharing!
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    Posted 11-02-2010 at 11:02 AM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Sanity Zone 10-28-2010

    While I am sometimes a little harsh, I also want to say THANK YOU to Xan. I've learned a great deal in these posts and hope they keep coming.
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    Posted 11-01-2010 at 10:43 PM by saintfan saintfan is offline
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    Sanity Zone 10-28-2010

    I have enough time to say "THANK YOU Xan" for this blog and "THANK YOU" to saintfan for the comment. There's so much going on here I don't even know where to start. Just an awesome discussion. I'm going to try to attract more people to join in because this is just too juicy to pass on!
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    Posted 11-01-2010 at 05:55 AM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Sanity Zone 10-20-2010

    I think it's random when the uneducated place their bets, but those who are successful investors, while lucky at times, base those bets on something tangible.
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    Posted 10-30-2010 at 10:59 PM by saintfan saintfan is offline
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    Sanity Zone 10-28-2010

    Clearly written by someone who is angry at Bush and eager to promote the current administration. There can be no discussion about this recession without tracing it back to its source which began 25 years ago. Neither Bush nor Obama created this mess.

    Which policies that could be potentially undone are agreed upon by nearly every economist of all political stripes? It's pretty obvious you support the democratic policies while you take shots at the republicans for doing everything they can to thwart the dems at every turn. It is a philosophical difference to be sure, and a political practice engaged in by BOTH parties.

    The government (currently and historically) intervenes where it sees fit based on the loyalties of those in office, and those alliances are determined by those who lobby for a certain candidate and/or back them financially. If there is any doubt about this, see the Obama administration's "health care reform" which did nothing more than (a) put millions more on the same system while (b) making health care (ultimately) more expensive. The real problems were never addressed. There was never any plan to do so.

    While you sing the praises of the Obama administration NPR style, trace the history of the melt down that caused this problem to begin with and you'll find it's roots in the democratic party circa the late 1970's.

    I along with tons of other people recognize that we can't hit an 18 run home run, but I also see past the guy currently on the mound. The real problem is the team owner who keeps running these losers out of the bullpen knowing full well they aren't ready for major league hitters.
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    Posted 10-30-2010 at 10:54 PM by saintfan saintfan is offline
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    Will Sunday’s Game Be a Trick or Treat?

    I believe this game will be a treat and a surprise. The Saints are due for an up week after a very down week. Roethlisberger hasn't been especially wonderful since his return. My prediction is that the Saints run defense will keep Rashard Mendenhall mostly quiet (under 80 yards rushing and perhaps 1 touchdown), and that Patrick Robinson will get his first interception of the season.

    Final score: Saints 34, Steelers 20.
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    Posted 10-28-2010 at 01:40 PM by ClintSaints ClintSaints is offline
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    Funny Band Names

    67 Sideways Trannys
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    Posted 10-28-2010 at 11:19 AM by strato strato is offline
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    Will Sunday’s Game Be a Trick or Treat?

    well, to say anyone can run against tat steelers defense would be more of a xmas miracle than a halloween type of magic. I love my saints but the steelers just may be the best team in football at the moment.
    I say ppour lots of bourbon on sunday evening
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    Posted 10-26-2010 at 06:14 PM by SaintPez SaintPez is offline
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    Jonathan Vilma approved Halloween Pic!

    Go Vilma
    Go Vilma

    Go Pumpkin head

    Go Vilma
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    Posted 10-26-2010 at 12:26 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Sanity Zone 10-20-2010

    Your company being bout out, Saintfan, is one example of investment, as Google has probably executed a broad based implementation of your technology(ies). This is what the capital gains tax was meant to do, reward you for taking that risk to bring something new and productive to the economy.

    What I meant by random is that you could have just as easily picked "red" or "black" or the number of times Sarah Palin says "You Betcha" during a speech. Betting on whether an event occurs or an outcome of an event occurs is not a productive activity.
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    Posted 10-22-2010 at 03:28 AM by xan xan is offline
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    Sanity Zone 10-20-2010

    An educational read, although I benefited from the capital gains tax reduction significantly in recent years due to payout from Google when they bought the company I was working for.

    I disagree with your use of the word "random" in the closing discussion, because I don't believe there is such a thing, but I get your point completely.
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    Posted 10-20-2010 at 07:43 PM by saintfan saintfan is offline
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    Posted 10-18-2010 at 11:23 PM by QBREES9 QBREES9 is offline
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    Sanity Zone 10-14-10

    BRAVO! Best in depth blog ever read here! BRAVO!

    Love the stats and perspective on the "Flat Tax" concept made famous by the Steve Forbes run for president years ago.

    What sounds so simple and elementary may bankrupt our middle class. Infrastructure of our country is already poor and I wonder what impact a flat tax would have on further deteriorating our infrastructure... we'd have to forget about fiber optic networks etc. - hello 3rd world!

    Can't wait to hear your take on the Bush Tax Cuts. I honestly hope we can keep them and revive our economy too. Then again, I wish I had a hot blond Swedish wife AND would love to inherit 10 million dollars from a lost uncle - in the infamous words of Dana Carvey's SNL imitation of President George Bush 1, "not gonna happen."

    AWESOME BLOG POST!
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    Posted 10-17-2010 at 02:14 AM by Halo Halo is offline
    Updated 10-17-2010 at 02:20 AM by Halo
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    The Two-Minute Warning: First Edition

    Ok I think we're in business! Awesome blog. Gonna be interesting.
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    Posted 10-12-2010 at 12:57 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    The Fair Tax

    I'm still watching parts of this 20 something minute movie... so I can comment something on your blog LOL

    I can only pay attention 2 minutes at a time.
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    Posted 10-07-2010 at 06:44 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Posted 10-06-2010 at 02:07 PM by NFLDiva NFLDiva is offline
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    From lossers to mentally insane

    The point of the blog was the below qoute. Saintfan and SaintPaul; I agree with most of the statements you made.

    I can not tell you how to feel about this season, or seasons past. I can only remember the "This is our year(s)"; yes, when the Saints were winning; but when it came to the "Big" games....they would blow it. I, like everyone else, would cuss and vow to never watch another Saint game. Then that next Sunday or next season, there I would be....sitting in my chair and expecting the best.

    My point is simply this.

    Do I expect more from this team? Your Damn right I do. Are they playing like they are still hungry for another SuperBowl? In my opinion, NO. Injuries are kicking our but right now. However, after 38 years I will not lose hope. Re-read the below.

    "My fellow B&G brothers and sisters. I ask you to try and do one thing....enjoy this time right now. Relax. Enjoy the close wins. I'm by no means not telling anyone to stop cussing at the TV or from the stands at bad plays. I think that has to be a staple in being a Saints fan. However, I don't expect 2009 to relive itself in 2010. This is a new year. A new team. All I ask is for all of us to sit down. Buckle up and enjoy the ride. Even if at the end of the road, TWO DAT becomes reality or not. Enjoy it!"
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    Posted 10-04-2010 at 08:35 AM by SapperSaint SapperSaint is offline
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    To my brothers, and sisters.....

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CashAndFlash View Comment
    Nice dude. From "the new guy."
    Thank you.
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    Posted 10-04-2010 at 02:57 AM by SaintPauly SaintPauly is offline

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