Friday, March 09, 2012
A New Democrat Cheers Me Up
I was feeling depressed by a friend of a friend writing that he thought it was "scary Fascism" the criticism Rush Limbaugh was getting and all the sponsors dropping his show over his hours of insults to a young women who testified why contraception is a health issue that should be covered by insurance. I looked up where the friend of a friend was coming from and as far as I could tell he was only getting information from a far right collection of media sites, both written and broadcast. Then I have someone else who says he has an open mind but apparently relaxes by listening to crazy right-wing media clowns. But then I read something on my friends Facebook page that made me happier.
To my first mentor,
Congratulations for opening your eyes, new Democrat. Maybe there is hope yet.
Gary Permalink on 3/09/2012
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Stocks better than Social Security? Think Again.
What if you could have followed the GOP advice and pulled all of your Social Security money into the stock market in 2000. How much money, in both nominal and real terms would you have now?
At the end of Bush's eight disastrous years you would have lost half of your money, more if inflation adjusted.
Since Obama's policies went into effect you would have doubled your money since that low point.
Republicans, bad for the stock market, bad advice, bad for everyone.
From Three U.S. Indexes Since 2000.
Gary Permalink on 3/04/2012