| Political Talk|| Economy grew 20% less than expected in quarter 4 of 2014 - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/30/15 at 11:39 am|
[link=(http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2015/01/30/economy-4q-gdp-first-estimate/22548329/)]2.6% growth in q4, 2.4% overall in 2014[/link]
The economy basically grew at the same rate as 2013.
Business investment fell at largest rate since 2009. ...
| O-T Lounge|| Has adulthood met your expectations you had of it when you were a child? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/29/15 at 11:51 pm|
When you were a child/young, and thought about what it would be like when you were an adult, have those imaginations of life become reality for you, or has the real thing been completely different than what you expected? Has actual adulthood surpassed or fallen short of your expectations you had of ...
| Political Talk|| Why in the world is red associated with conservatism in America? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/29/15 at 5:12 pm|
In every other country, red immediately signals "socialist" or "social democrats", and blue signals conservative or centrist. Why are we different in this regard? Up until 1984 (or around there), we were like the rest of the world in political color scheme.
I say change it back. ...
| SEC Rant|| Who's got it better than LSU right now? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/28/15 at 8:16 pm|
Great b-ball team. Quality coaching hires. Orgasmic recruiting class. Elite baseball starting in few weeks.
:pimp: :pimp: :pimp:
The brief "recession" is over. ...
| Political Talk|| At what tax rate does the laffer parabola reach its maximum? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/28/15 at 12:46 pm|
That is, where a percent over would lead to a decline in revenue, and a percent under would lead to a decline in revenue. ...
| Political Talk|| How useful are "studies" on tax policy and economic performance? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/27/15 at 9:57 pm|
How can it be possible that academics doing actual research/analyses of data can come to such widely different conclusions of economic policy?
Type in "tax cuts affect on economic growth" on google, and you will find half of the articles/results to be "study: tax cuts don't cause growth" or half...
| More Sports Board|| Michigan staff gets kicked out of recruit's home by angry dad - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/27/15 at 4:52 pm|
[quote]Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison made an in-home visit to 3-star defensive end Daishon Neal, hoping he could flip the Nebraska commit to the Wolverines. For a while, it seemed like he was making good progress.
And then he said something he shouldn't have.
According to Neal's ...
| Political Talk|| Scott Walker sets up a fundraising committee to support a presidential bid - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/27/15 at 4:37 pm|
[quote]Just three days after debuting his stump speech in Iowa over the weekend, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker announced that he had set up a fundraising committee to support a likely presidential bid.
The group, Our American Revival, is ostensibly intended to promote “policies that restore po...
| O-T Lounge|| Question for Knoxville residents or people who know stuff about Knoxville - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/27/15 at 1:24 am|
What's the story behind this statue on the corner of church and gay street. Might this be a reference to the novel [i]Suttree[/i] by Cormac McCarthy?
| Political Talk|| 60% of 2014 job creation due to an expiration of unemployment benefits - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/27/15 at 12:05 am|
[quote]That’s the finding of a new NBER working paper from three economists — Marcus Hagedorn, Kurt Mitman, and Iourii Manovskii — who contend that the ending of federally extended unemployment benefits across the country at the end of 2013 explains much of the labor-market boom in 2014.
| Political Talk|| According to CBO, obamacare to cost 23% less than thought - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/26/15 at 6:22 pm|
Good news, but can't post link cuz I'm on my phone ...
| Political Talk|| If Obama is serious about getting daycare costs under control, try deregulation - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/25/15 at 2:02 pm|
[quote]Yes, accidents happened. Abuse happened. In the 1980s, there was a national hysteria about abusive child care. Families involved in day care and foster care from Massachusetts to Oregon were accused and convicted of child abuse – often falsely. With about as much hard evidence as was pres...
| O-T Lounge|| New Jersey ninth grader slams teacher to floor for taking away phone - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/24/15 at 10:13 pm|
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&v=PAnOIEYt0IM&x-yt-cl=84503534)]youtube video [/link]
[quote]A ninth grader at John F. Kennedy High School i...
| More Sports Board|| Who are some successful CBB coaches that are starting to become stale? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/24/15 at 4:21 pm|
Tom Izzo? He hasn't recruited well lately, and MSU is not very good this year. Same for John Beilein.
Maybe the dude at texas, as well. Anyone else? ...
| Political Talk|| Britain may be forced to abandon free healthcare, top doctor says - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/24/15 at 1:51 pm|
[quote] Britain’s most senior doctor has said the under-pressure NHS may be forced to abandon the concept of free healthcare for all.
Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS in England, said there were doubts over whether the taxpayer-funded model was “sustainable in the longer term”. [...
| Political Talk|| White House Tells 529 Savers To Go To Community College - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/23/15 at 4:49 pm|
[quote]White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Friday that middle-class families concerned about President Obama's plan to raise taxes on their college savings should just send their children to community college. [/quote]
| Political Talk|| How long will it take before the employer mandate affects Job growth? - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/23/15 at 12:41 pm|
It went into effect this month, so should we start seeing impacts soon?...
| Political Talk|| Economics question regarding the oil layoffs across the nation - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/22/15 at 9:32 pm|
I was always taught that the market allocates resources due to the price system. Prices reflect demand. When demand falls, the price falls, and resources (land, labor, capital) shift to production of goods that are in higher demand. When demand rises, prices rise, therefore profits increase, and res...
| Political Talk|| Saudi King Abdullah has died - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/22/15 at 5:39 pm|
[link=(http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_OBIT_KING_ABDULLAH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT)]AP Link [/link]...
| Political Talk|| Republicans should take a softer stance on welfare and the safety net - HailHailtoMichigan! on 1/22/15 at 12:12 pm|
Instead of blindly attacking its existence, the republicans should stress the problems it has caused. We as conservatives must accept that the ship has sailed on complete rollback of these programs. Our job now is to tend these programs so that they do not destroy basic foundational values.