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    Some more shrinkage for deficit. Lowest in 5...

    Some more shrinkage for deficit. Lowest in 5 years.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/u-s-budget-deficit-down-to-680-billion-lowest-in-5-years



    WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first time in five...
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    Peter Schiff Still Wrong

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/1722762-dont-listen-to-peter-schiff-or-any-other-market-forecaster?source=google_news

    "I mention Peter Schiff because he was recently on CNBC making more...
  3. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/12/us-budget...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/12/us-budget-deficit_n_3745096.html


    WASHINGTON -- The government on Monday reported a $97.6 billion deficit for July but remains on track to post its lowest...
  4. Thread: Fannie Mae

    by Havakasha
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    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/freddie-mac-secon...

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/freddie-mac-second-quarter-profit-climbs-65-2013-08-07
    Freddie Mac second-quarter profit climbs 65%

    By MarketWatch
    Freddie Mac's FMCC +1.43% second-quarter...
  5. More evidence. The U.S. government posted a...

    More evidence.

    The U.S. government posted a budget surplus in June, the latest sign of rapidly improving public finances that could reduce the urgency in Congress to strike a deal to raise the...
  6. Clean Energy to Eclipse Nuclear and Natural Gas

    I think most people would be very surprised by this fact.

    "Second, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a report forecasting that renewable energy—wind, solar, biofuels and the like—will...
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    CBO: Tax Breaks

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/29/cbo-tax-breaks-wealthy_n_3355836.html




    WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) - The top ten U.S. tax deductions, credits and exclusions will keep $12 trillion...
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    CBO: Obama Budget Cuts Deficit $1.1 Trillion By...

    CBO: Obama Budget Cuts Deficit $1.1 Trillion By 2023


    AP MAY 17, 2013, 4:00 PM 585
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ nonpartisan budget analyst says President Barack Obama’s budget would trim...
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    Deficit to Shrink Rapidly

    Oops. There goes that Republican talking point. Or does it?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/deficit-reduction_n_3275895.html


    WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. deficit is...
  10. Thread: Fannie Mae

    by Havakasha
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    MARCY GORDON | May 8, 2013 11:22 AM EST | ...

    MARCY GORDON | May 8, 2013 11:22 AM EST |

    WASHINGTON — Mortgage giant Freddie Mac earned $4.6 billion from January through March, helped by a stronger housing market. The government-controlled...
  11. Thread: Fannie Mae

    by Havakasha
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    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fannie-mae-e...

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fannie-mae-earnings-20130403,0,1211915.story

    WASHINGTON — Taxpayer-owned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are back in the black, but it's unlikely to keep the...
  12. Thread: Fannie Mae

    by Havakasha
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    Fannie Mae

    Fannie Mae reports record $17.2 billion in profits

    Everything seems to be turning against siriuswrong these days. :0

    By Ruth Mantell

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Federally-backed mortgage...
  13. No, Marco Rubio, government did not cause the...

    No, Marco Rubio, government did not cause the housing crisis
    Posted by Mike Konczal on February 13, 2013 at 8:58 am

    In his response to the State of the Union, Sen. Marco Rubio said: “This idea –...
  14. Hardyman1966 46 minutes ago ( 1:15 PM) 3098 Fans...

    Hardyman1966 46 minutes ago ( 1:15 PM)
    3098 Fans
    I was a mortgage underwriter for several wholesale lenders at the time and Krugman is right. Most of our loans did not meet Fannie or Freddie...
  15. Rubio continues distortions on housing crisis.

    I often had arguments with Siriuslywrong about the subject of the housing crisis.
    Rubio dispalys a similar lack of knowledge on the subject. Old myths die hard.



    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)...
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    http://articles.marketwatch.com/2012-05-22/comment...

    http://articles.marketwatch.com/2012-05-22/commentary/31802270_1_spending-federal-budget-drunken-sailor
    Obama spending binge never happened
    Rex Nutting
    Commentary: Government outlays rising at...
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    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/buffett-us-debt-o...

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/buffett-us-debt-on-its-own-not-a-problem-2013-01-20

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    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Billionaire Warren Buffett believes the federal deficit should be stabilized in...
  18. Thread: Puke Watch

    by Havakasha
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2012/12/27/the-irresponsible-republican-party/?hpid=z2
    The irresponsible Republican Party
    Posted by Jonathan Bernstein on December 27, 2012 at 10:14...
  19. That Terrible Trillion By PAUL KRUGMAN...

    That Terrible Trillion
    By PAUL KRUGMAN
    Published: December 16, 2012 525 Comments


    As you might imagine, I find myself in a lot of discussions about U.S. fiscal policy, and the budget deficit in...
  20. The deficit: Not as bad as they want you to think

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-26/the-deficit-not-as-bad-as-they-want-you-to-think.html



    If those so-called deficit hawks would stop moralizing long enough to look at the data, they...
  21. Thread: Tax Burden

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    Tax Burden

    Tax Burden Under Obama Lower Than 1980s
    The New York Times notes that "most Americans in 2010 paid far less in total taxes -- federal, state and local -- than they would have paid" in 1980, when...
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    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett Calls For Minimum Tax On The Wealthy

    DAVID TAINTOR 9:15 AM EST, MONDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2012

    In a New York Times op-ed, Warren Buffett calls for a minimum tax on the wealthiest...
  23. Im happy to bring this thread to s close. I hope...

    Im happy to bring this thread to s close. I hope all reasonable people are able to see now that i was correct in describing President Obama as a fairly moderate, center/left politician and not a...
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    Four More Pinocchios for Romney from the Fact...

    Four More Pinocchios for Romney from the Fact Checkers:

    Here’s what Romney said last Thursday in Ohio: “I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state, Jeep, now owned by...
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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/26/1150718/-...

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/26/1150718/-Romnesia-With-11-days-to-go-Mitt-Romney-changes-position-on-subsidies-for-renewable-energy-in-Iowa

    Romnesia: With 11 days to go, Mitt Romney...
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