Happy Talk

In The Divided States Of America, There's Only One Way To "Unite"

"If only we surrender more of our liberties and governing decisions to Washington D.C., says the political class, “the people” of the United States can be prodded into unity - as long as we are allowed to chew on a bit of happy talk and watch a charity baseball game..."

"Hanging In The Balance" - A Look Inside The War To Repeal Obamacare

House Republican:  "Right now, the Speaker of the House does not have the votes to pass this bill unless he’s got substantial Democratic support."

Senate Republican:  "House health-care bill can’t pass Senate without major changes.  To my friends in House: pause, start over. Get it right, don’t get it fast."

The Great Con: Political Correctness Has Marginalized The Working Class

So when the protected class of well-paid institutional "progressives" speak darkly of "reversing 40 years of social progress," what they're really saying is we're terrified that the bottom 95% might be waking up to our Great Con of identity politics and political correctness.

Worlds Made By Hand: "Survival Of The Fittest Will Replace Checking In On Facebook"

"Survival of the fittest will replace checking in on Facebook from your favorite five star restaurant and posting pictures of your meal for all your friends and followers. I don’t think we’ll have an obesity epidemic in the world made by hand of the future... That the establishment disregards the warning signals is not surprising, as they live in an insular bubble reaping the riches of easy money and crony capitalism. The oligarchy is thriving in NYC, D.C. and Silicon Valley. They will take it as far as it will go until it all crashes in a heap of destruction, despair and death."

"Our Monetary Humpty-Dumpty Is Heading For A Great Fall" - Teetering On The Eccles Building Wall

So for the third time this century, a business cycle contraction will come without warning from the Fed. Once again the Kool-Aid drinking perma-bulls, day traders and robo-machines will be bloodied as they stampede for the exit ramps. But it is the main street homegamers, who have been lured back into the casino for the third time this century, that will suffer devastating losses yet another time. Indeed, if there were even a modicum of honesty left in the Eccles Building it would be warning about the weakening trends in the US economy, not cheerleading about fleeting and superficial signs of improvement.

ObamaScare Looms - Health Insurers Are Looking For A Taxpayer Bailout

Insurers helped cheerlead the creation of Obamacare, with plenty of encouragement – and pressure – from Democrats and the Obama administration. With the prospect of tens of millions of new customers forced into the market for comprehensive health-insurance plans, whether they needed that coverage or not, underwriters saw potential for a massive windfall of profits. Six years later, those dreams have failed to materialize. Now some insurers want taxpayers to provide them the profits to which they feel entitled - not through superior products and services, but through lawsuits.