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What sectors or specific companies benefit from socialist policies?

Thoughts?
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What sectors or specific companies benefit from socialist policies?

Thoughts?


Companies? No companies, only The STATE.

You have consumed the kool-aid, the effect does not seem to have taken.
This must not spread. Please report to a re-education camp immediately.
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That's what I thought :) I just didn't know if there was ANYTHING I can get into for my retirement account (40 years out) other than what I'm in to see some kind of return on my money. I guess I better question is what companies can survive socialism.
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Give it a rest.

Fuskie
Who deplores a sore loser...
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Hysterical lunacy always amuses me. Keep it up.
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I would say Swiss bank accounts, but IIRC, they are changing their laws. Maybe Bahama banks?

JLC
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What sectors or specific companies benefit from socialist policies?


All of them.
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Give it a rest.

Fuskie
Who deplores a sore loser...



You have the option of ignoring him

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Hohum
who voted for Obama & doesn't really believe "The STATE" will take over :)
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"Give it a rest.

Fuskie
Who deplores a sore loser..."


I think he was referring to the current administration's attempts to nationalize the banking industry. :-)

-drip (who also voted for Obama who will re-unite this nation)
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I think he was referring to the current administration's attempts to nationalize the banking industry.

If so then I apologize.

Fuskie
Who is pretty sure this would be nationalization, not socialization..
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AA product use increases for hats.
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Invest in Fox News. Certainly the election results will piss off people like you, they will watch lots of "news" on Fox which reinforces their views. That will increase ratings. That will drive advertising revenues.

Gordon
Atlanta
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You have a good question. Who knows what Obama will do, even Big Media is wondering.

Looking at the chart of the DJI across the last 100 years suggests the possibility of a side ways drift, 1965-1983, years of high taxation and expansive government.

http://invest.kleinnet.com/bmw1/special/DJIA.html

And then consider we are now approaching the mean value. Even using a 40 year chart of the DJIA an interpretation of continued sideways movement can be made.

http://invest.kleinnet.com/bmw1/stats40/%5EDJI.html

Who knows, an Ersnt and Young Finacial Planner suggested I just ride it out with a 50/50 portfolio allocation, (that and a dollar might buy a cup of coffee).

Now where is my crystal ball?

Bob
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I'm willing to wait and see what happens with Obama, as long as he/Congress doesn't try to nationalize/seize 401k plans like one proposal that was heard in the Congress. (I don't know how likely this is, but scary to me nontheless - we already have Social Security, that's plenty of required government contributions).

I'm hoping more for socially liberal and fiscally conservative, but unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case. But we honestly need more politicians who are fiscally conservative/have economic background vs. having sociology background...
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But we honestly need more politicians who are fiscally conservative/have economic background vs. having sociology background...

Unfortunately, most of them are lawyers who have been nothing but politicians their entire working life. We really need politicians who have actually worked for a living!

foolazis
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But we honestly need more politicians who are fiscally conservative/have economic background vs. having sociology background...

Unfortunately, most of them are lawyers who have been nothing but politicians their entire working life. We really need politicians who have actually worked for a living!

foolazis


I'll make one comment and drop it ... WHO would want to BE a politician? I was a campaign manager for a while and just saw really good people (including their family) who made solid, honest decisions TRASHED for no better reason than some small minded idiot thought they could. If you had a party label then "professionals" came after you. Jeez, you haven't lived until you shake hands with your "friends" and then take a shower at night to get the stink out. You have no idea how much a "modern" campaign costs -- ALWAYS, at every level, to costs more money than 99% can finance themselves.

No matter where you came from or what you did, you got trashed. Both parties, doesn't matter. This is a game for people who can wear long pants AND have solid, if not oversized ego's. The best have thicker skins than anyone could possibly imagine. Rant over.

Hockeypop
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WHO would want to BE a politician?

I've often wondered about that myself. Unfortunatley, our political system, with the connivance of the media, will crush the life out of most decent people. The impression I get of the media is that they are so cynical that they do not believe that anyone can be honorable.

I am so glad this campaign is over. Unfortunately, it seems like the next one is already starting. 8-(

foolazis
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Fuskie is already one of your Favorite Fools
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But we honestly need more politicians who are fiscally conservative/have economic background vs. having sociology background...

Despite their claims to the contrary, the Republican party is not fiscally conservative. This has been proven true by the last 3 Republican presidents and many Republican controlled years of Congress.

The Democratic party is clearly not fiscally conservative. This has been proven true in the current Congress.

The country as a whole is not fiscally conservative. This has been proven true in more ways than I can count!

Given these facts, I would not hold my breath looking for a fiscally conservative government any time soon.

Acme
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. . . politicians who have actually worked for a living!



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Oxymoron Alert!
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The BMW board is Fantastic....

MZ4
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http://www.cedarcomm.com/~stevelm1/usdebt.htm

US debt by President.

Interestingly enough, I thought that Clinton (a Democrat) lowered our debt). BTW, registered Democrat.

This site is too detail thick for my tequila addled brain to decipher.


MZ4
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we honestly need more politicians who are fiscally conservative/have economic background vs. having sociology background...

Does George Bush count as one with an economic background? I don't think he has any background in sociology.

He seems to fit the bill (but I don't know what you mean by the "/" symbol).

--SirTas
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Despite their claims to the contrary, the Republican party is not fiscally conservative. This has been proven true by the last 3 Republican presidents and many Republican controlled years of Congress.

The Democratic party is clearly not fiscally conservative. This has been proven true in the current Congress.

The country as a whole is not fiscally conservative. This has been proven true in more ways than I can count!

Given these facts, I would not hold my breath looking for a fiscally conservative government any time soon.

Acme


I know, neither party does a good job at it...but one can wish for eventually having a fiscally conservative government...

The national debt should not be treated like a no-limit credit card.
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The Democratic party is clearly not fiscally conservative. This has been proven true in the current Congress.

Uh, it wasn't the democrats that added $150b in unfunded pork as a "sweetner" to get the credit thaw bill through the senate and house.

Fuskie
Who isn't saying either party is blameless, but neither is he saying either side is "clearly" anything...
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Now where is my crystal ball?

Bob



I can't tell you. TMF would pull the post. But I'll give you a hint. It's probably hurts to sit down.
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Uh, it wasn't the democrats that added $150b in unfunded pork as a "sweetner" to get the credit thaw bill through the senate and house.

Nancy Pelosi has pushed to add *another* $150b to the existing package...

Acme
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We really need politicians who have actually worked for a living!


Yes sir! Like Bush and Cheney and Paulson. First we nationalize Wall St., then the insurance industry, then the banks. Given more guys like these we could have the greeting card and dollhouse industries nationalized.
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Yes sir! Like Bush and Cheney and Paulson. First we nationalize Wall St., then the insurance industry, then the banks. Given more guys like these we could have the greeting card and dollhouse industries nationalized.


Is it that hard to realize that people are complaining about *ALL* politicians..... not a specific party.
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