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Comment Re:New Apple spx: Donald Trump (Score 1) 108

Or consider it this way. Tax laws are such that it is CHEAPER TO BORROW MONEY than to repatriate the cash.

Borrowing billions of dollars at 5% costs LESS than bringing in a billion dollars.

That right there is indicative that our business tax laws are pretty messed up. The problem of having the highest corporate tax rates in the developed world - nearly double that of the OECD average - is a situation that will hopefully be resolved in the next year to the betterment of ALL US companies.

Comment Re:"Built to think like a reporter"... (Score 1) 121

Unfortunately, true. Also interesting to note that journalism as a whole is sexist (many more males than females), racist (declining and way under-representative of minorities), and opposed to equal pay for equal work. So while they tend to champion such things as equality for all in theory - they really don't carry through in actions.

Comment Re: Trump! (Score 1) 532

Cool, so we can say more than 1,100 jobs were saved with the maintaining and expanding of the Carrier factory in Indiana as well, then! So now we can say that Trump has already saved 6,800 jobs (using the same ratio of direct-to-indirect jobs saved as for the GM calculation). So around $100 per year per job saved - that's a massive return on investment!

Comment Re:Fake news (Score 1) 532

Again - it's the participation RATE. That's a percentage. I know it's hard to understand - but if there are 100 workers, and 90 have jobs, then the unemployment rate is 10%. If we add 20 more people to the mix, and still have 90 jobs, we have a 25% unemployment rate. If 20 of the 30 that were unemployed are now off of unemployment, and we still have 90 jobs, we now have an unemployment rate of 10% again - but we actually have 20 also no longer "counted". So we have 30 people without jobs, but only "officially" have 10 without jobs. That's why the labor force participation rate matters - not just the unemployment rate.

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