Comments on: Pennsylvania Democratic voters see U.S. recession already Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Random Numbers Thu, 24 Apr 2008 09:13:04 +0000 Oh, and look at the political giving by John L. Thornton as well. Hmmmmmm….

By: Random Numbers Thu, 24 Apr 2008 09:06:23 +0000 I hate to break it to you, jvill, but Sidney Kimmel is a Democrat and the super-rich are the Democratic base, not the Republican.

By: None of the Above Wed, 23 Apr 2008 21:58:27 +0000 We won’t know until summer if we are actually in a recession as we have not yet had 2 consecutive quarters of negative growth (the quarter ending December 07 showed growth, albeit weak growth).

We don’t even have the numbers for the first quarter of this year.

That doesn’t mean we are NOT in a recession. The fact is we just don’t know yet.

By: jvill Wed, 23 Apr 2008 21:57:03 +0000 As far as President Bush knows we’re not in a recession because while unemployment is rising, the housing markets collapse, and the price of food, oil and other staples skyrockets… Bush’s base is doing just fine:

Palm Beach mansion fetches $81.5 million

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Friday, April 18, 2008

PALM BEACH — In another sign of just how hot the mansion market is, the oceanfront estate built by billionaire businessman and philanthropist Sidney Kimmel has sold for $81.5 million, a record for the island.

John L. Thornton, 54, a former Goldman Sachs partner and chairman of the Brookings Institution, is the buyer, people familiar with the transaction said.

The $81.5 million sale of the mansion at 1236 S. Ocean Blvd. in Palm Beach is just the latest big deal for the region’s mansion market.

While the sale price was officially recorded Tuesday at $77.5 million, listing agent Paulette Koch said the buyer also paid $4 million in closing costs. That means Kimmel got his full asking price of $81.5 million.

The deal underscores both the strength of the mansion market and the desirability of Kimmel’s home at 1236 S. Ocean Blvd.