Hey California. Guess who’s paying for your neighbor to put “free” solar panels on their roof? That’s right. You. Subsidies and higher utility bills suck money out of your pocket so the guy next door can feel better.
Nothing says The American Dream quite like fighting over subsidized housing.
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Report: Obama’s “fiscal cliff” offer to Republicans calls for $1.6 trillion in new taxes and end of debt ceiling in exchange for … nothing, basically; Update: McConnell laughed out loud; Update: Walk away, says Krauthammer « Hot Air.
… when it comes to lending standards and the vilification of private financial institutions processing mortgages that were either backed or bought up by government-sponsored enterprises, the Obama admin is firmly in the “do as we say, not as we do” camp…
As early as last July, he added, a poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers revealed something pleasantly surprising: “When asked specifically which they would be more likely to support, a candidate who supports ethanol subsidies because they are important to the Iowa economy, or a candidate who opposes them because they want to get spending under control, caucus goers prefer the candidate who opposes ethanol subsidies by a margin of 56 percent to 31 percent.”
At Kmart stores across the country, Santa seems to be getting some help: Anonymous donors are paying off strangers’ layaway accounts, buying the Christmas gifts other families couldn’t afford, especially toys and children’s clothes set aside by impoverished parents.
Hip-hop artist and clothing designer Jay-Z is being scrutinized for allegedly profiting off of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Last week, friend and fellow business mogul, Russell Simmons tweeted a backstage photograph of himself standing next to Jay-Z, who was wearing a T-shirt that read, “Occupy All Streets.”
City officials had originally been supportive of protesters, with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan saying that sometimes “democracy is messy.” But the city later warned the protesters that they were breaking the law and couldn’t stay in the encampment overnight. They cited concerns about rats, fire hazards, public urination and acts of violence at the site, which had grown to more than 150 tents and included areas for health care, child care and cooking.
The vagina is becoming big business. …
“Gen Y people are more relaxed about their bodies, so there’s more
attention to products that people would have been embarrassed to talk
about before,” says Deborah Mitchell, executive director for the Center
for Brand and Product Management at the University of Wisconsin School
of Business. “It’s part of this trend of women saying, `Hey, we’re not
embarrassed to talk about this.”
Frame grab from Summer’s Eve campaign for their line of feminine cleaning products (the Richards Group).
This is the future of TV? Really? Today you can watch some shows on Hulu in their entirety. But others you can’t watch at all. Most fall somewhere in between — bound by contractual handcuffs that hamper prospective viewers.
Wynn suggests that, absent of course the outbreak of a world war, the
only thing that will end the economic malaise in the end of the Obama
administration. This may be hard news for Obama’s rapidly dwindling
circle of supporters to swallow. But apparently Wynn, a Democrat
himself, has swallowed the news and has chewed on it with gusto.
Forbes: 4 of the top 5 cities expected to boom are in Texas
next-big-boom-towns-forbes: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
To determine the next boom towns in the U.S., Forbes, with the help of Mark Schill at the Praxis Strategy Group, took the 52 largest metro areas in the country (those with populations exceeding 1 million) and ranked them based on various data indicating past, present and future vitality.
The Federal Reserve is supposed to promote full employment and stable
prices, yet its actions cause jobs to disappear and prices to rise. This
should come as no big surprise, at least it shouldn’t if you’re not
inclined to think government intervention is either desirable or