Bill Tatro

Posted July 31, 2014

Direct from the Commerce Department, the White House, and the mainstream media to you. GDP comes in at 4% for the second quarter, first quarter revised upward, the consumer’s alive and well and God’s in his heaven all’s right with the world.

Posted July 29, 2014

So the out of work continue to be discounted when the powers to be are striving for full employment.It is very possible that this week we could break 6% unemployment barrier and proclaim we are quickly approaching full employment.

Posted July 23, 2014

Of course, many will say that the world has always been a difficult and dangerous place and headlines like these are sometimes easy to be found. It seems however that most recently the struggle has been to keep these happenings from becoming headlines.

Posted July 19, 2014

I am a bit confused and hope that long time readers will be able to clarify the situation for me.

Posted July 18, 2014

Having lived most of my life in upstate New York in the snow belt region, (between Syracuse and Buffalo) I always found it prudent to heed the advice of the weather man when he proclaimed a major storm was coming.

Posted July 15, 2014

One might think that natural disasters, man- made disasters or man’s inhumanity to man would have nothing to do with the bull market started on March 9th, 2009 and still continuing to today. However...

Posted July 11, 2014

First let’s understand that impeachment is not removal. It is not even a trial. Impeachment, under Article II of the United States Constitution (Section IV), is analogous to indictment in regular court proceedings.

Posted July 08, 2014

Most recently we’ve learned that the Federal Reserve has discussed “Gating” bond funds. Apparently, in their quest to keep the persona of American wealth and recovery alive and well, they are suggesting that the stock market and not the bond market is the place to be for everyone.

Posted July 04, 2014

James Madison, 4th President of the United States once said “A means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home”.

Posted July 02, 2014

But it seems that the worse things get, the louder the pundits cheer and clap; and the higher the markets go with no correlation to reality. Believing apparently makes the light grow stronger.

Posted June 27, 2014

Willie Sutton was once asked why he robs banks. His response was simple “Because that’s where the money is!” Given the infinite wisdom of Senator Max Baucus, Representative Charlie Rangel, and Senator Harry Reid we are about to embark on a world wide search for money.

Posted June 25, 2014

In Vietnam we first sent in a few hundred military advisers. Then we followed with hundreds of thousands of troops. The outcome, of course, was Miss Saigon.

Posted June 20, 2014

You would have thought that I had insulted Mother Teresa, apple pie and motherhood when I wrote about the Have and Have-nots.

Posted June 17, 2014

No matter which historians, economists or government officials you query, there is always one common denominator when discussing the reasons for the great depression of the ‘30s.

Posted June 14, 2014

After 2008 everyone was sure that the powers to be had learned their lesson. There would be tighter underwriting standards. The crazy leverage of the past would be just that, a thing of the past. The one aspect, however, that was not addressed was interest rates.

Posted June 12, 2014

Of course he lost! They should all lose! It was never intended to be a lifetime job!

Posted June 11, 2014

Does anyone really believe that success doesn’t come with a price, whether it is in sports, entertainment, construction, finance or even medicine?

Posted June 07, 2014

You pick which I believe is the most significant event!?

Posted June 05, 2014

It occurred to me that we have the election process totally wrong. It is we the voters not the politicians who should dictate the terms of an election.

Posted June 03, 2014

Joseph Goebbels was one of Hitler’s top aides and confidants. His role in the Third Reich was to administer propaganda to the unsuspecting mass. His credo was that a lie told long enough ultimately becomes truth in the minds of the public.

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