Re: Frank Apisa (Post 5240231)
Damn you're dumb, FrankA.
You say you are not a liberal, then stop acting like one.
Today may just be the day FrankA's head explodes
Uh... what is it you think this graph (link please) is demonstrating?
FrankA, you started down the road to personal destruction long ago, please stick to that road and beware the moors.
This is a government that is addicted to handing out unpaid for candy, putting them in charge of a single payer health system seems like a recipe for disaster.
This does not mean that single payer will not work but those promoting it need to explain how it is the elixer.
I doubt very much it's about single-payer that our cost of health care is so high.
It has to do with fraud, overpayment for drugs and equipment, and unnnecessary procedures and lab work.
If these problems are "fixed," our cost of health care will be more in line with other country's costs/benefit.
The question again presents itself - why would the US be so uniquely prone to these problems of fraud, drugs costs, etc?
I understand even Canadians pay less for drugs produced in the US. Something is definitely wrong when US consumers pay more for the same drugs used in other countries. ++
of course, the technical term is "Americans are irresponsible chumps"......
NEW YORK -- The Dow logged its best start to the year in almost two decades.
Stocks rallied in the first week of the year after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff," and then pushed higher toward record levels as optimism about the housing market recovery grew. Decent company earnings for the fourth quarter and an improving job market also helped lift markets.
The Dow Jones industrial average ended the month up 5.8 percent, its strongest January since 1994, according to S&P Capital IQ data. The Standard & Poor's 500 finished the month 5 percent higher, its best start to the year since 1997.
"There's not a whole lot of bears left here," said Jeff Hirsch, the editor of the Stock Trader's Almanac, adding that the market may struggle to gain further in February.
Stocks have also benefited as investors have put money into equities in January. By one measure, the monthly flow into stock funds was the largest in nine years.
About $51 billion in net deposits was moved into stock funds and so-called hybrid funds, which invest in a mix of stocks and bonds, consultant Strategic Insight said Thursday. That's the most since $56 billion flowed in during January 2004.
On Thursday, stocks drifted lower as investors digested more earnings results and reports on the economy.