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Benwood officials expect plant to close

February 2, 2013

BENWOOD — Employees of the AZZ Galvanizing plant in Benwood met armed security guards as they arrived for work Thursday, Police Chief Frank Longwell said, noting the guards notified workers their......

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Feb-04-13 1:08 PM

Were the lights going out at Super Bowl Bush's fault also? Or just another Buffalo Wild Wing commercial?

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Feb-04-13 12:35 PM

Imphat your IQ is so low you couldn't poor pizz out a of boot if the directions were on the heel.

The financial meltdown players were virtually 100% Democrats. The two main events that culminated in the 2008 train wreck were the Repeal of hte Glass_Steagull act and the expansion of the CRA, both signed into law by Bill "BJ" Clinton.

George W. inherited the CLINTON disaster in waiting, including 9-11.

Read up and weep, hayseed.

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Feb-04-13 10:24 AM

"And it truely is all Bush's fault"

But yet you can't explain why!

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Feb-04-13 10:09 AM

And it truely is all Bush's fault. Can't deny it. Can't get around it.

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Feb-04-13 8:19 AM

Obama is full of Skeet!!!

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Feb-04-13 12:01 AM

"He's done more good for this country in 4 years than Bush did in 8. Jerks! " buhawahahaha - impact must have been hitting the bottle, again.

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Feb-03-13 5:54 PM

Imphat yeah and then came 2009 and 2010 and 2011 and 2012.

After 4 years of Obama, 8.5 million FEWER PEOPLE working than when Obama took office.

Bush was the good old days, Obama is the GREAT DEPRESSION.

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Feb-03-13 12:15 PM

"Bush for as long as the crisis he created continues"

Please tell us how Bush created "the crisis"?

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Feb-03-13 11:54 AM

Buffy, I like it when you are being naughty!

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Feb-03-13 11:51 AM

The Patriot Post • *******


Obama's Medical Devices Tax May Be Harmful to Your Health By John A. Sparks

January 16, 2013

Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared in The Washington Times.

With the start of the New Year, one of the little noticed but potentially harmful features of Obamacare has now gone into effect. It is the tax on medical device manufacturers. The new tax of 2.3 percent is placed on the revenues of companies that produce medical devices such as heart valves, insulin pumps, and hundreds of thousands of carefully engineered and regularly improved testing, diagnostic, and treatment products that make modern medicine in the United States the envy of the world.

"Medical devices" are a central part of routine daily medical care. Anyone visiting the emergency room with a child or grandchild dehydrated by a bout with the flu will find that the tr

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Feb-03-13 11:45 AM

Buffy, you ignorant slutt...I stand by my comment. Your emotional rant is nothing but that

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Feb-03-13 11:35 AM

Yeah Wrat, and then came 2008...

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Feb-03-13 11:34 AM

yes Dino...the rates were in the 20-25% range and so was inflation..current interest rates should be from 5-10%..not zero to 2-3 %....the federal reserve banks and the federal govt. has a big problem...they the fed.banks need to raise rates,but if they do, the federal govt. will be in even wosre shape..can't pay it's bills now..borrowing to pay interest when the*****breaks and interest goes up...the us dollar and the federal govt. goes down with the rabbit whole

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Feb-03-13 10:52 AM

Boxer boy, Someone else can look up the numbers but during the "great" (sic) Jimmy Carter years. I'm pretty sure savings and CD's were even higher than 7%, but so were interest rates.

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Feb-03-13 8:50 AM

From the NY Times, "WASHINGTON — Top executives at firms that received taxpayer bailouts during the financial crisis continue to receive generous government-approved compensation packages, a Treasury watchdog said in a report released on Monday." "The watchdog, commonly called Sigtarp, found that 68 out of 69 executives at Ally Financial, the American International Group and General Motors received annual compensation of $1 million or more, with the Treasury’s signoff."

So let's appoint Jack Lew (who made $1 million bonus from Citi Banks bailout) to run the Treasury! I'm sure he'll put an end to this practice!! LOL

Democrats have become big money's BFF!!

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Feb-03-13 8:42 AM

I believe the Fed's initial goal was too spur employment by flooding cash into the economy, however Wall Street and large corporations that have the resources to navigate the tsunami of regulations have benefited. The unintended consequence of the Fed's play is that the usual drivers of job growth, Mom/Pop & start ups have been shunned!

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Feb-03-13 8:38 AM

From MSNBC , "An analysis of recently released Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. data by the Investigative Reporting Workshop shows that overall commercial and industrial lending by banks has increased for five straight quarters, but small loans to business of $1 million or less have been shrinking consistently since June 2008. As of Sept. 30, total outstanding loan volume was down 14.7 percent from its peak."

"The numbers are especially troubling because businesses with fewer than 500 employees created 65 percent of the jobs between 1993 and 2009, according to the Small Business Administration. But in a November survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, a small business advocacy group, only 7 percent said the next three months would be a "good time to expand."

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Feb-03-13 8:29 AM

Every man woman and child in the USA has gained another $47,000 in debt under Obama solely to pump up the stock market and fat cats on Wall Street.

Tell us, liberal cretins, was it WORTH IT???

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Feb-03-13 8:27 AM

2007 under BUSH BUSH BUSH the stock market hit all time peak of 14167 on 10/7/2007.

The total deficit for the YEAR was $162 BILLION.

The following January the OMB projected an $82 BILLION SURPLUS in 2012.

THOSE were the REAL good old days.

4 years of Nobama have given us another $6 trillion in debt,a 14.4% real unemployment rate, and almost 50 MILLION Americans on Food Stamps.


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Feb-03-13 8:14 AM

Saving account rates are now 1% or less and this hurts seniors who have historically relied on savings accounts for income. Insurers and pension funds are also facing tough times because of the Fed's manipulation. Of course these artificially low rates are part of the reason the stock market is doing so well, but it comes at the price of higher commodity prices and a reduction of purchasing power. Wall Street and large corporations enjoy the "free" money, but the poor, elderly and small businesses feel the pain.

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Feb-03-13 7:27 AM

Triton: "the stock had its highest peaks in our history"


You might want to reconsider that.

I recall that during the Clinton years my savings account provided 7% interest.

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Feb-02-13 10:02 PM

Bud is correct! The inflationary tactics of the Fed come at the expense of the poor and the elderly! And Liberals rejoice!!

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Feb-02-13 9:11 PM

I own some stock, not enough to mean much though it did cause me to watch the market. Often the remarks here are intersting in how they are tailored by politicians or media. The most common alibi for more job loss is the once again chant BUUUUUSH. But thats pretty lame. So here is something to research if you like if for no other than to see how people accept things. When Bush was in office the stock had its highest peaks in our history, nearly everyday for years a new historical high and ordinary people made fortunes. Toward the end of his last year, a recession began and only then did Obama mention the economy, before that his campaign was about Iraq. The recession/foreclosure issue was about 14% of the time Bush was in office, Obama politicized the economy and used "recessio" the way Bush used "terror" to justify things. OBama has taken a mild recession and turned it into a trench with spending and foreign aid gifts. Bush was a small piece of this nightmare

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Feb-02-13 8:42 PM

Whgfeel I have little idea what you meant by your comment especially this, "we can't babysit your or our comments like some no lifer." Unlike some on here I don't try to demean others by cutely changing THEIR names. I try to comment on the person's comments not who they are. I would seriously like to know an educated reputal to the anti Obama's comments mentioned by others.

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Feb-02-13 7:14 PM

"what? the dow? say what? it rose to the highest since 2007? makes ya wonder."

Here's part of the answer. The M2 Money Supply as of today is $ 10,678,275,000,000. On this day in 2008, it was $ 7,575,220,000,000. The printing presses of the Fed have been busy printing money with nothing to back it. Based on that, you estimate today's DOW to be around 9,800 in 2008 dollars.

Zimbawee here we come. Not good.

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