At the end of August, 2008 Morgan Stanley received $10 billion under the Capital Purchase Program (CPP), also called the "big bank bailout" by average citizens, who wondered then why so much was spent on so few banks and financial institutions. After all, the direct cash came just from the taxpayers - $620 billion in … Continue reading Hillary’s high-priced speeches all started with the $10 Billion bailed-out Morgan Stanley in April, 2013
Is the grass always greener? It was a simple question to Gary Johnson in a 2012 interview, while running for President as the Libertarian candidate: How do you stop the deficits and out of control spending? The answer from Johnson, who is currently managing 6% to 10% voter support in national polls: A: Well, cutting … Continue reading Gary Johnson wants to cut 43% from Medicare and the Defense Dept., end the senior drug benefit, eliminate student loans, and stop taxing the rich
In general, and with very few exceptions, the Jews are not known for their sporting ability. From the Greeks and Romans with their Olympic Games, marathons and worship of the human body, through to nowadays, we Jews are more renowned for our brains than our brawn. Yes, we have Aly Raisman, the American Olympic superstar, and Mark Spitz who won 7 gold medals in the ill-fated 1972 Olympics, but Israelis are once again bemoaning our lack of medal-power (although there is still hope with the rhythmic gymnastics team), notwithstanding the two bronze medals won this year by judokas Yarden Gerbi (trained by former silver medallist Yael Arad) and Or Sasson. The one notable exception on Israel’s record was gold medallist Gal Fridman in the sailboard competition in 2004. You can see Israel’s sad showing at the Olympics at this table.
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October is election month for municipalities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, the first dive into Democracy in 11 years, and politicians everywhere know that the incumbents always want to put on a happy face. But from the reports of starving children, the disabled tortured by Israeli troops, and a monumental lack of medicine … Continue reading Hamas wants you to visit the stunning Gaza Strip
While the study of tax returns may have meaning for individuals, it has far little information than the assets and liabilities of a business. I learned this in the process of buying and selling newspaper companies in the 80s and 90s. Donald Trump's holdings are vast, and they are so diversified that any analysis of … Continue reading Trump financials detail his vast business holdings; reducing value of studying individual tax returns
Warren Buffett is the best known man in Omaha, Nebraska - a hometown boy, fourth richest person in the world, and admirer of Hillary Clinton. That friendship, her speaking style and his popularity - combined - couldn't fill the Omaha North High School auditorium, even after some of the stands were packed with too-young-to-vote schoolchildren. … Continue reading Hillary Clinton earns millions as speaker for CEOs, but can’t fill a high school gymnasium in Omaha