kudlow-pawlenty 1400This week, Larry and Tim take on Brian Williams, a better job picture, Larry’s new career as an optimist, the benefits of being free, Fed independence, and finally, do the Republicans need a positive message on immigration? Larry and Tim let you know.

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  1. Ricochet Inactive
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    @PleatedPantsForever

    Everything is awesome? Guys, thanks for the interesting podcast, but there is life in this country outside double digit S&P gains and 3% dividends.

    1. LK ” there is no inflation” – I get it, gas prices are down. How about middle class spend on healthcare, education, and food (have you bought beef recently) over the last year?
    2. LK “I can fix the economy in 30 minutes.” Sir, we has $200 trillion in future liabilities coming due
    3. Gov TP “freedom of worship.” Please do not use their rhetoric. Our freedom goes beyond what happens in our place of worship for 30 minutes one day a week

    Thanks again for the podcast. Just some thoughts from us outside government and Wall Street finance

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  2. BD Member
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    Lawrence Kudlow – Please keep hitting the “Reformicons” at every opportunity.

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  3. JimGoneWild Coolidge
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    @JimGoneWild

    Larry–Things have gotten better–But it took 6 years and 10 trillion dollars over  budget.

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  4. user_370242 Member
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    @Mikescapes

    I listen to Kudlow weekly on radio. Very engaging man, very articulate economist with a firm grasp of constitutional government. He’s a great numbers cruncher. My only beef is that he’s overly optimistic. Does he shop? Apples, in my neighborhood, went from $1.99 to $2.99 overnight. Maybe the cold weather or something seasonal, but food prices are higher generally. He hangs his hat on lower gas prices, but that doesn’t mean people are on a spending spree. I heard retail sales were off, but I’m not an economist.

    He tried to take on the Gallup message and sounded defensive. He should be. He’s been wrong on job growth in the U.S. for some time now. The job picture is poor. Pawlenty got it right. Larry doesn’t want to look too closely at the drop out rate. He’s fully aware of it boosting the unemployment rate up to 11+%, and says so. I think it distorts his rosy, born again view of the American Dream.

    I watched a movie about North Dakota. The Overnighters.  Don’t watch it unless you need to be depressed. Unemployed guys from all over were waiting in line for oil field jobs paying $15 an hour. That, if true, is an economic success?

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  5. Roberto Member
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    Mike Silver:My only beef is that he’s overly optimistic. Does he shop? Apples, in my neighborhood, went from $1.99 to $2.99 overnight. Maybe the cold weather or something seasonal, but food prices are higher generally. He hangs his hat on lower gas prices, but that doesn’t mean people are on a spending spree.

    Indeed they are not.

    Sales at U.S. retailers slumped a seasonally adjusted 0.8% in January on top of a 0.9% decline in December, depressed by a plunge in gas prices, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Even excluding gas, retail spending was flat last month after ticking down 0.2% in December.

    The retail restraint is somewhat surprising given that the average household is expected to save hundreds of dollars this year on gas that averaged $2.23 a gallon on Thursday, down from $3.32 a year ago, according to auto club AAA. Americans appear to be saving the money they’re not spending at the pump, or using any excess funds on services that don’t show up in the retail-sales report.

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