Tag Archive | "it’s the economy stupid"

PunditMom’s Monday Morning Quick Hits — Economy & More

Monday, November 24, 2008

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Another weekend, another bailout. Did you see this one coming with Citigroup? Barack Obama’s economic team gets announced today at noon. Howard Kurtz apparently has a thing for Michelle Obama’s arms. You thought I was crazy raising the specter …

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Hangin’ with the MOMocrats!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Looking for me? I’m over at MOMocrats today with some thoughts on the Big Three automakers. Can you say ‘stupid and shortsighted?’ Yeah, I said it — stupidity and shortsightedness. What else can you say about companies who have put …

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PunditMom Says Go Read This: Will Democrats Kill Your 401(k)?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

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The short answer is, “NO!” Karoli at Bang the Drum has written a great post on why you shouldn’t listen to this line from the GOP: … if you follow news about 401k plans, you might find some pretty scary …

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I’m Up, I’m Down. Where are You?

Friday, October 17, 2008

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No, I’m not talking about the big 5-0 this week. I’m talking about the stock market, my blood pressure and now the heartburn I’m feeling over where we are in this crazy, messed up economic world we’re living in. …

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Would the Economy be Different if They Had Listened to "The Girl?"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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Even though I worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission for a number of years, trying to explain things like derivatives was never my strong suit. I got the whole concept of futures trading when I took my Agricultural Law …

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Barbarians, Masters & Thieves

Friday, October 10, 2008

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Over the summer, I took eight-year-old PunditGirl to see the Meet Kit, American Girl movie. For the uninitiated, Kit is the Depression-era girl whose dad loses his job, moves away to look for work and the family ends up …

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What Are Those "Swingers" Talking About?

Friday, October 10, 2008

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In every presidential election year, some swing states stay the same, but new ones seem to crop up, depending on how the whole electoral map plays out. Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida are always reliably in the mix. This year there

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What’s a Half a Billion Among Friends?

Monday, October 6, 2008

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As I am sitting here working on other things, I have CNN on with the Congressional testimony of Richard Fuld, the CEO of bankrupt Lehman Brothers CEO — the man who was at the helm when yet another house …

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Is Treasury Letting the Fox Into the Henhouse?

Monday, October 6, 2008

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If you thought you could exhale after Congress finally passed that little bail-out plan last week, you might want to reconsider. Aside from the fact that the stock market fell below 10,000 this morning for the first time since 2004, …

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Don’t Take That Tone With ME, Miss Nancy Pelosi!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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It’s not often that I’m surprised at what comes out of politicians’ mouths. But when House Minority Leader John Boehner and his crew started whining like a bunch of petulant children about how things were going on the economic bail-out …

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BREAKING NEWS: Economic Bail-Out Bill Fails

Monday, September 29, 2008

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Congress has failed to pass the economic bail-out/recovery bill, 227-206, and has moved on to other business for the day. What happens now? Friday it was Washington Mutual. Today, Wachovia. And now, banks around the world are having issues. …

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Is $100,000 Enough?

Monday, September 29, 2008

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Mr. PunditMom thinks I’m crazy. OK, on certain things, that’s not news. But he is shaking his head about why I’m looking into moving my savings account money from the bank where we have our separate and joint accounts. Since …

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