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  • President Trump vs. Speaker Ryan: 38 Executive Actions to A Paltry 6 Bills Signed into Law

    03/25/2017 11:04:46 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 25, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    With the Obamacare bill being pulled by President Trump yesterday due to lack of votes, Speaker Ryan’s House has little or nothing to show for itself since the President’s Inauguration on January 20th. Compared to President Trump, Paul Ryan’s House of Representatives looks stagnant! The President has signed 38 game changing executive actions to six rather insignificant pieces of legislation signed into law since the President’s inauguration. Today, Ryan’s Republicans tried to scrape up the votes to pass a highly unpopular healthcare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Eventually President Trump stepped in to pull the bill due to lack...
  • Construction company uses #NoSnowflakes in recruitment campaign (Liberals Heads Explode)

    03/25/2017 7:20:03 AM PDT · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 38 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 3/24/2017 | Nathan Hansen
    “#NoSnowflakes,” warns an employee recruitment campaign, but the West Salem-based construction company meant no political offense by the message it put on a Third Street billboard, according to its business recruitment manager. The term was first used in pop culture to disparage spoiled, lazy millennials at the turn of the century and in more recent years has been applied generally to political liberals. “We don’t care what politics a person has as long as they show up and work hard all day long,” Greg Brickl said when asked about a politically loaded term that has raised some eyebrows. Brickl said...
  • Amazon Is Causing Catastrophe By Being the Most Disruptive Force in Retail... (tr)

    03/23/2017 12:49:20 PM PDT · by publius911 · 77 replies
    https://www.thestreet.com/ ^ | 3/23/2017 | Lindsay Rittenhouse
    "It's no secret that Amazon (AMZN) is upending retail, with a new bankruptcy filing or store closure announcement coming nearly every day since the beginning of March from traffic starved bricks-and-mortar retailers." "And the digital beast is showing no signs of letting up."
  • GOP Senators Hope to Sneak Amnesty into Trump’s Popular Immigration Reforms

    03/22/2017 9:46:50 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Business advocates who want to import more foreign consumers and more foreign workers are developing plans to counter President Donald Trump’s popular call for a merit-based immigration reform. The emerging strategy is to pair offers of minor concessions to Americans and Trump with demands for giveaways to business, including a bigger supply of low-wage workers and welfare-funded consumers. The immigration “pairing” strategy is being pushed by the industry-backed Business Policy Council, in cooperation with GOP Sen. Thom Tillis.
  • Repeal (and Don't Replace) TEFRA 1706

    03/20/2017 5:37:43 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 3 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 20, 2017 | Howard Hyde
    With the election of Donald Trump and Republican majorities in the House and Senate, we have an unprecedented opportunity to roll back the worst economy-killing laws and regulations of the Obama and Bush eras. Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the Keystone pipeline top the list, but there are hundreds more no one outside specific industry niches has even heard of, cumulatively equal if not more destructive. One example: TEFRA 1706, the Tax Equity and Fairness Reform Act of 1986. Buried inside it is Section 1706, dealing with regulation of independent computer consultants, laying out over a dozen "tests" of the independence of...
  • Free Enterprise vs Socialist Redistribution (Vanity)

    03/18/2017 7:26:11 AM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 13 replies
    It is long past due to educate the low information voters and our indoctrinated students about the benefits of a free enterprise system vs the failings of a socialist system. I suggest below:
  • Trump Plays 3D Chess, but He Only has Limited Pieces

    03/17/2017 8:36:50 AM PDT · by LS · 124 replies
    self | 3/17/2017 | LS
    For the second time in just over two months, a judge has blocked President Trump's travel ban executive orders. Forget for a moment that in each case, the court has cleverly stayed away from the actual law and the Constitution and instead has focused on things Trump said as a candidate to determine some mysterious intent. Many have asked why he can't simply ignore the rulings as Zero did on occasion. And the answer is very clear: Trump's hold on the Presidency is tenuous. He is in a race (which, so far, he is winning) to improve the economy and...
  • Americans Are Loving What President Trump Is Doing For The US Economy

    03/17/2017 11:05:53 AM PDT · by davikkm · 1 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    There is no doubt the US is rocking and rolling with all of the changes President Trump is making in America. A great amount of conflict is occurring between Government factions, but one thing that everyone can agree on is the economy is surging. President Trump campaigned with the promise of bringing jobs back to America, and there are so many Americans who love him for that. When he has a rally with his public, it is a good thing for him and for us. He is going through a lot of needless rubbish from Liberals and some Republicans who...
  • Black lawmakers offer alternative to Trump's 'America First' budget

    03/16/2017 5:25:53 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    The Charlotte Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | Herbert L. White
    African-American lawmakers aren’t pleased with President Donald Trump’s “America First” budget. The Congressional Black Caucus, which released its alternative spending plan for fiscal year 2018, contends Trump’s $1.1 trillion wish list, which calls for a $54 billion increase for defense and cuts nearly everywhere else, will hurt middle- and lower-income Americans and stymie economic growth. CBC leaders ripped Trump’s budget for putting tax breaks for the rich ahead of helping the poor. “President Trump calls his proposal the ‘America First’ budget,” said U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), “but this plan puts many Americans last.” Ultimately, Congress is responsible for deciding...
  • Are Collapsing Pensions "About To Bring Hell To America"?

    03/16/2017 9:54:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 16, 2017 | Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,
    The toxic dollar is bringing hell in a handbasket. Along with the student loan debt bubble and other major financial factors, the looming pensions crisis is bound to be the death of us all. Because it’s based on a future promise to pay, it has long been a benefit dangled to solve strikes and union disputes – because, in the end, it is just more debt, whether private or public. With tens of trillions in unfunded liabilities, the weight of an avalanche remains dangling over our heads. An aging population is cashing in on needed retirement benefits while the younger...
  • Company that will create 500 jobs opens in DeKalb (Georgia)

    03/16/2017 1:42:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | March 10, 2017 | Joshua Sharpe
    An Ireland-based cyber-security and payments industry firm has opened its Brookhaven location, which will eventually create 500 jobs for DeKalb County. Sysnet Global Solutions intends to invest $2 million with the Brookhaven center in the Perimeter Summit development. Numerous officials and community leaders were on hand for a ceremony at the site Thursday, including Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst. He’s said he’s excited to have the company in town. “Five hundred plus jobs is always a great sign of a vibrant economy,” he said in January....
  • Atlanta Fed Slashes Q1 GDP Forecast To Just 0.9% Hours Before Fed Rate Hike -

    03/15/2017 5:18:31 PM PDT · by PK1991 · 23 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 3/15/17 | Tyler Durden
    "While it may not be the very definition of irony, we do find the fact that the Atlanta Fed has just cut its Q1 GDP forecast from 1.2% to 0.9%, a number which if confirmed would be the lowest quarterly print in year, just two hours before the Fed's rate hike quite humorous. As a reminder, the number was as high as 3.4% one and a half months ago."
  • Designer eyewear company to create 1,000 jobs in Henry County (Georgia)

    03/14/2017 6:12:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WAGA-TV ^ | March 14, 2017
    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Luxottica Group, a leading designer eyewear manufacturer, is planning to create 1,000 jobs in Henry County with the addition of its North American distribution facility. According to a press release from Governor Nathan Deal, the expansion will use the company’s new lens service model in which both frames and lenses are assembled and distributed from a single location in Henry County by the end of 2017. The company said in a press release that move will allow them “to produce and deliver a complete pair of prescription frames of the highest quality and perfect fit anywhere...
  • Trump's jobs plan may create better-paying jobs than we're used to

    03/13/2017 6:55:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 13, 2017 | Evelyn Cheng
    Infrastructure spending is the key to increasing economic growth, because it will give Americans better-paying jobs, a prominent investment banker and economist said. "The private sector has done all it reasonably can, yet the U.S. labor market remains a shadow of its former self. It is time to rebuild America," Daniel Alpert, a founding managing partner of Westwood Capital, said Monday in a presentation titled "The Case for Aggressive Fiscal Spending on Infrastructure in 2017."(continued)
  • Dems Threaten to Shut Down Government, Media Yawn; Scolded GOP in 2013 for Shutdown

    03/13/2017 5:18:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 13, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    Who can forget when the media spent endless days of outrage hyperventilating that Republicans would “shutdown the government” in 2013? Well the media had quite the opposite reaction Monday when Democrats threatened to do the same thing, not even two months into Trump’s presidency.n a letter to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell Monday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other top Democrats warned Republicans that they would obstruct any budget that allowed funding for a border wall or took away funding from the EPA, before the current resolution to fund the government is up April 28. Schumer has made similar threats...
  • Nigerian welfare scam

    03/13/2017 10:34:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    This Ain't Hell ^ | March 13, 2017 | John Lilyea
    Nigerian welfare scam Jonn Lilyea | March 13, 2017 | 25 Comments Bobo sends a link to the story of an Arlington, Virginia woman, Helen Agbapuruonwu, who has been collecting welfare benefits for the last six years, while her husband, Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, was earning a seven figure income as a lawyer with the DC firm of Mayer Brown. She’s been arrested while folks believe that Fidelis, a Nigerian immigrant, has “fled the country and is somewhere in Africa.” Police say a six-month investigation into Helen Agbapuruonwu, 41, found that the mother of four had collected benefits like food stamps and...
  • Gutfeld on Trump's 1st 50 Days: 'Who Knew Putin Would Be Such a Good President?'

    03/12/2017 3:38:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 12, 2017
    In his opening monologue, Greg Gutfeld described President Donald Trump’s accomplishments in his first 50 days. He said someone has nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize and then asked, "What took you people so long?" Gutfeld mentioned the surging stock market, an increase in jobs and a decrease in illegal border crossings as some of Trump's major accomplishments so far. "Seven new planets got discovered...I mean, the guy's amazing!" Gutfeld joked....
  • The Divided States of America

    03/11/2017 5:07:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MacLean's ^ | March 10, 2017 | Scott Gilmore
    The United States is no longer a melting pot; it has become a nation dominated by two very different and increasingly hostile ethnic groups. Their mutual interests are shrinking, their conflicts growing and the implications for long-term stability are dire. The polling group FiveThirtyEight shared some important data this week. There were just 303 out of 3,113 counties where the electoral outcome between the Democrats and Republicans was within single digits. In 1992, there were three times as many. During the same time frame, the number of counties that were won by landslides increased tenfold. American voters have begun to...
  • Dear Mr. President: Do NOT under any circumstances endorse or sign RYANcare - it will destroy you

    03/11/2017 4:57:08 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 256 replies
    March 11, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Dear Mr. President: Do NOT under any circumstances endorse or sign RYANcare. RYANcare will immediately become TRUMPcare and that will destroy your credibility and your presidency. Ryan and the globalist big government GOPe hates you and what you ran on just as much as the democrats and the media. The day you sign TRUMPcare, you own it and they own you. You will be the GOPe's prison bitch. You will also lose your support base and then your tax plan and other trade and economic plans go up in smoke. Do not settle for anything less than full and complete...
  • No, Waiting for ObamaCare to Implode is Not an Option Either…

    03/11/2017 4:14:31 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 22 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 11, 2017 | Sundance
    As more people begin seeing through the fog of political “talking points”, the next response from those suffering from battered conservative syndrome is to say: well, do nothing, and allow ObamaCare to simply self-destruct. Unfortunately, this is not an option. At least it’s not a reasonable option. To understand how battered conservatives are being lead around, used and abused, it is very important to understand the abusers. There are many. On October 21st, 2015, the Freedom Caucus backed Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House of Representatives. (LINK) A week later, October 28th, 2015, the same Freedom Caucus voted to...
  • Vanity: What to do when your nation is drowning in debt and about to go under for good

    03/11/2017 1:06:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies
    March 11, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Our big spending national government—whether Republican, Democrat or whatever—ran up a national debt approaching ten trillion dollars during the 220 and some odd years prior to Obama taking office. During Obama’s 8 year term, our big spending government nearly doubled that debt. No one’s fault (cough, cough), but we and our posterity are now staring at an unbelievable, unmanageable, unsustainable, unpayable mountain of twenty trillion dollars in accumulated debt with no let up in sight! In fact they want to continue the wholesale printing and spending of money we don’t have and they’re planning on raising the debt ceiling to...
  • UTX CEO says Trump is handling business ‘in a way the last administration had never done’

    03/11/2017 12:53:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 10, 2017 | Abigail Stevenson
    United Technologies CEO Greg Hayes says that, since the election, an increase in consumer sentiment has reflected positively in the company's bottom line. "The current administration has reached out to business in a way the last administration has never done," Hayes told "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer on Friday. "I think getting a chance to go to the White House to have your voice heard is very, very important and I think the Trump administration is trying to do the right thing to bring jobs back to America, to grow the American economy and we're certainly supportive of all of...
  • Coming to a TV Near You: Trump’s America

    03/11/2017 12:20:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 11, 2017 | Rachel Witkin
    Tales detailing the plight of America's disillusioned middle class and the realities of life in the rural United States are making their way to a TV near you. Sitcom writers are now grappling with how to best reflect the slice of the electorate that voted for Donald Trump, and delve into the deep cultural and political divides exposed during the 2016 presidential race, according to television and film experts. The television industry will likely start developing new shows based on this political reality later in the year or early next year, said Eric Deggans, an award-winning author and television critic...
  • Trump Lauds Job Numbers He Once Impugned

    03/11/2017 9:02:50 AM PST · by PK1991 · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 11, 2017 | Peter Schiff
    President Trump lauds job numbers he once impugned. He is now owns the bubble burst and resulting collapse with less than two months in office.
  • The Trump Economy Keeps 'Unexpectedly' Topping Forecasts

    03/11/2017 3:45:34 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/10/2017 | Staff
    Growth: For eight years, economic indicators repeatedly came below forecasts. Now, there's been a string of reports — the latest one is on jobs — that have outperformed economist predictions. What's changed, we wonder? The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the economy added 235,000 jobs in February, when economists expected 200,000 new jobs. And that comes after January's 227,000 gain, which also beat economists' forecasts by a substantial margin. That's not all. Other recent indicators have come in better than economists had expected. Orders for capital goods were higher in December than forecast. There were supposed to be...
  • JP Morgan CEO: Trump Has Awakened America's 'Animal Spirits'

    03/10/2017 3:17:30 PM PST · by nhwingut · 20 replies
    FOX News Insider ^ | 03/10/17 | Staff
    President Trump's economic agenda has "woken up the animal spirits" in the U.S., according to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co chairman and chief executive officer Jamie Dimon. During an interview with Bloomberg TV, Dimon said Trump’s pro-growth agenda has reinvigorated business owners and consumers alike. "[It] will be good for growth, good for jobs, good for Americans," Dimon said
  • Amazing: US Debt Decreased by More Than $60 Billion Since Trump Inauguration

    03/10/2017 7:52:14 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 20 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | March 10, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    The US debt reduced by more than $60 Billion since the Trump Inauguration! On January 20th, the day of the Trump Inauguration, the US Debt stood at $19,947 billion. On March 8th, more than a month later, the US Debt load stood at $19,879 billion. Trump has cut the US Debt burden by $68 billion and 0.3% in since his inauguration!
  • Saakar S. Yadav's life mantra: Let others fear you because of strength & speed of your work

    03/09/2017 11:23:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | March 9, 2017
    Saakar S. Yadav’s profile on a professional networking website reads: Learning to fly, technology enthusiast, farmer, investor, politician, teacher et al. Add to this list the description of a hard worker, taskmaster, perfectionist and an early mover. Consider this: Yadav, the MD of Skorydov Systems, replies to emails only between 5 am and 9 am. He is not on any of the popular messaging platforms, prefers to discuss things over the phone rather than emails, reaches his Nariman Point office at 7 am every day and ends his day by noon. Yadav believes in sound organisational systems built on aggressive...
  • President Trump is winning

    03/09/2017 5:45:21 PM PST · by TrumpScoreCard · 12 replies
    Under President Trump we are now seeing record highs in Small-Business optimism, Consumer confidence, Consumer Comfort Index, U.S. household net worth, buying homes....
  • Rand Paul introduces ObamaCare repeal alternative

    03/09/2017 8:41:16 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 144 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 9, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is pushing an alternative ObamaCare repeal bill amid growing opposition to the House GOP leadership's plan. Paul introduced a bill - known as the ObamaCare repeal bill - mirrored off a 2015 bill that cleared the Senate along party lines. "The Republican Party is unified on Obamacare repeal," Paul said in a statement. "We can honor our promise right away by passing the same language we acted on in the last Congress."
  • Samsung's planned major investment in US production reportedly influenced by Trump election

    03/08/2017 3:41:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 8, 2017 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr. and Reuters
    Samsung is planning to invest around $300 million in expanding U.S. production facilities after President Donald Trump's rhetoric around American jobs, according to the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, citing sources. The company will also shift some production of oven ranges to the U.S. from Mexico, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. It could create around 500 jobs, the people added. Talks are ongoing and no final decisions have been made, with a start date for oven-range production still undetermined, the people told the Journal. CNBC has reached out to Samsung for comment....
  • Trump Economics – February Private Sector Job Growth Shatters Expectations, 298,000 Jobs Added…

    03/08/2017 2:53:32 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 26 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 8, 2017 | Sundance
    …“and we will win, and you will win, and we will keep on winning; and eventually you will say we can’t take all of this winning, …please Mr. Trump …and I will say, NO, we will win, and we will keep on winning”. ~ Donald Trump
  • Paychex CEO says small business growth is improving as optimism translates to jobs

    03/07/2017 4:44:21 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA
    Small businesses across the country saw optimism and job growth continue to rise in February, hitting highs for a third month in a row as election hopes began to turn into jobs, Paychex president and CEO Marty Mucci said Tuesday. "I think we saw a lot of optimism but less job growth the first month or so since the election," Mucci told CNBC's "Squawk Box." "Now it's starting to translate into actual job growth." Mucci attributed the growth to President Donald Trump's pro-business agenda, which the president says will include tax reform. The Paychex CEO also nodded to the new...
  • The rise of the unproductive economy (look who's talking)

    03/06/2017 10:26:55 AM PST · by pabianice · 11 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 3/6/17 | Heffler
    The Great Recession of 2008 and 2009 started with a bottoming out of the stock market, which eventually led to the loss of millions of jobs, and trillions of dollars of wealth throughout the country. This devastating crash was the risky gambling brought by a severely under-regulated financial system, and the entire country suffered as a consequence. Although it lost about 50 percent of its value during the recession, the S&P 500 rose 166 percent during Obama’s presidency. Since Donald Trump’s election on November 8, the Dow Jones has had a record rise of almost 3,000 points, topping the 21,000...
  • Transgender job fair aims to match people with employers

    03/04/2017 6:29:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WSYX-TV ^ | March 4, 2017 | Haley Nelson
    COLUMBUS (WSYX/WTTE) — There are jobs out there. That's message to people gathered for one-on-one resume critiques, interview tips and networking. But, this isn't your typical job fair. Put on by Trans-Ohio at Columbus Public Health, the gathering today was for people who are transgender or non-gender conforming. "Trying to see a connection between the community and these employers," says Melissa Alexander, the co-chair of Trans-Ohio. People chatted with job coaches. Later in the day, around 20 companies set up to talk to potential employees. "We are discriminated against," says Alexander, "that is the reason why our unemployment rate is...
  • The Beginner’s Guide to the Indoor Farming Industry

    03/04/2017 5:31:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Upstart University ^ | October 7, 2016 | Amy Storey
    Indoor farming is a popular subject in the media, and a booming industry with new farmers joining the game every day. In fact, there are growing conferences held solely for indoor farmers, their suppliers, influencers, and resources. But many are still left with questions about the indoor farm. •Just what makes an indoor farm an indoor farm? •What makes indoor farming so popular? •What potential does indoor farming really have in the future? •How will I interact with indoor farms? Dr. Nate has an overview for you. What is indoor farming all about?(VIDEO-AT-LINK) What is indoor farming? Indoor farms take...
  • Washington Post worries deported illegals will lower wages in Mexico

    03/04/2017 3:41:51 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2017 | By Charles Hurt
    No mouthpiece in Washington is a more reliable one for crazy leftists in the Democrat Party than the Washington Post, which is out with yet another head-scratcher on illegal immigration. The story not only reminds us how far out of their depth these people are when they try covering illegal immigration accurately, it also reminds us how hilariously obtuse they are about their own fake news and biases. “In the wake of new enforcement policies announced by the Trump administration last week that dramatically expand the pool of undocumented immigrants targeted for deportation, Mexico is bracing for an influx of...
  • AT&T will bring 3,000 outsourced jobs back to US

    03/04/2017 5:07:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WDSU-TV ^ | March 3, 2017 | CNN
    AT&T has agreed to bring 3,000 outsourced jobs home to the U.S. The union that represents AT&T workers, the Communications Workers of America, said Thursday that it's reached a tentative agreement with AT&T Southwest -- a regional landline arm of the company -- that includes a commitment to hire American workers to do jobs that were previously done by contractors overseas. The four-year deal also covers wage hikes, paid parental leave, healthcare and benefits for 20,000 AT&T Southwest workers across five southern states. The exact terms of the deal still need to be approved by a union members vote. AT&T...
  • Trump thinks differently from Obama & we must adapt to that says Foreign Secretary during visit

    03/03/2017 6:37:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    News India Times ^ | March 3, 2017 | Ela Dutt
    A high-level Indian delegation led by India’s Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar received very positive feedback from the Trump administration during three days of meetings with high level U.S. counterparts, on issues of trade, investment and security and defense cooperation, as well as the safety of Indians living and working here. Over the last three administrations the bilateral relationship has only grown Jaishankar noted at a wide-ranging press conference March 3, in Washington, D.C. “At the same time, the Trump administration looks at the world quite differently from its predecessor. We need to absorb that and adapt to it and look...
  • U.S. jobless claims near 44-year low; rate hike expected this month

    03/03/2017 3:22:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/2/17 | Lucia Mutikani
    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a 44-year low last week, pointing to further tightening of the labor market even as economic growth appears to have remained moderate in the first quarter.
  • Obama First President Since Great Depression Not to See 3% GDP Growth

    03/02/2017 7:54:28 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 03/01/2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    With the Bureau of Economic Analysis reporting on Tuesday that real Gross Domestic Product grew at an estimated 1.6 percent in 2016, President Barack Obama remains the first president since the Great Depression not to see a single year with at least 3 percent growth in real GDP. {..snip..}
  • The New York Times Rewrites History To Tarnish Trump Speech

    03/01/2017 3:36:57 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/28/2017 | John Merline
    In a curtain raiser for President Trump's address to Congress this week, the New York Times tried to compare Trump's bumpy start to President Obama's supposedly "impressive" one. But in doing so, the Times wildly distorts what actually happened in Obama's first month in office. "Despite his lament that he was handed 'a mess' by President Barack Obama," the article, written by three Times' reporters, says, "Trump inherited a low unemployment rate, a lack of international crises requiring immediate attention and majorities in both houses of Congress." "By contrast," the story goes on, "when Mr. Obama took office, the country...
  • 'We condemn Kansas shooting...will tighten immigration rules': Trump

    02/28/2017 7:59:55 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | timesofindia.com
    HIGHLIGHTS o Trump said he condemns hate in all its forms as well as the shooting in Kansas last week. o He was referring to a what s being called a 'hate crime' last week when two Indians were shot and one was killed by a US army veteran. o At the same time, he said tightening immigration rules will 'keep America safe.' NEW DELHI: Even as he condemned last week's shooting of an Indian in Kansas, US President Donald Trump said today that enforcing immigration rules is the only way to keep the country safe. "We condemn hate in...
  • Trump triggers surge in Arab demand for U.S. investor visas (Each one creates 10 American jobs)

    02/28/2017 5:52:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNN Money ^ | February 28, 2017 | Zahraa Alkhalisi
    Wealthy Arabs are rushing to sign up for a U.S. program offering investors green cards for cash as they try to beat a crackdown on immigration by President Trump. Three companies in Dubai offering legal advice on immigration say they have witnessed a spike in demand for U.S. investment visas since Trump's travel ban -- now blocked by the courts -- on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. "We've received a greater number of inquiries and client enrollment since the commencement of the Trump presidency," said Preeya Malik, managing director at Step America, a firm that provides consultancy services on U.S....
  • Dr. Doom's Back: Marc Faber Warns Markets Will Fall "Like An Avalanche... Trump Can't Stop It"

    02/27/2017 9:13:25 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-27-2017 | Tyler Durden
    'One man alone cannot make 'America great again'. That you have to realize," warns Marc Faber, the editor of "The Gloom, Boom, & Doom Report," reminding the world that the US stock market is vulnerable to a seismic sell-off that won't be caused by any single catalyst. His argument: Stocks are very overbought and sentiment is way too bullish for the so-called Trump rally to continue. "Very simply, the market starts to go down. As it goes down, it will start triggering selling, and then it will be like an avalanche," said Faber recently on CNBC's Futures Now. "I would...
  • I Fired My OB/GYN Because She Supported Donald Trump

    02/27/2017 7:13:24 PM PST · by EveningStar · 149 replies
    Redbook ^ | February 24, 2017 | Erin B. as told to Alisa Wolfson
    On November 9, the day after the election, I had an annual appointment with my OB/GYN, whom I've seen for more than 15 years. It was such a weird day — I was walking around in shock and disbelief that Donald Trump had just been elected President of the United States. I'd voted for Hillary Clinton and had cried myself to sleep watching the results roll in. In the middle of the night, I'd woken up in a panic, sure that Trump winning was just a nightmare. While lying on the exam table that afternoon, I started a conversation with...
  • African-American gun club says membership surged in Trump era

    02/27/2017 12:25:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WTVW-TV ^ | February 27, 2017 | Ryan Young, CNN
    More African-Americans appear to be taking an active interest in their right to bear arms since the election of President Donald Trump, gun club leaders and firearm sellers say. A national African-American gun club has doubled its membership since Election Day, and gun sellers say they've noticed more black customers buying firearms. At Stoddard's Range and Guns in Atlanta, one thunderous clap after another reverberates through the room, mixing with laughter and the smell of gunpowder. A group of men are bonding over a hobby they love. Moments later, with their clips empty and a stream of hot shell casings...
  • Connecticut Ranked As State With Worst Fiscal Status – Second Only To Puerto Rico

    02/26/2017 10:12:15 PM PST · by RC one · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jun 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry 3 Jun 2016
    Connecticut – led by a Democrat legislature and governor and represented by an entirely Democrat congressional delegation – ranks as dead last among the states, owing largely to its massive debt obligations and unfunded liabilities. According to Mercatus, Connecticut’s fiscal state is “poor across all categories,” which cover cash, budget, long-term, citizen service-level, and trust fund solvency. The study finds: On the basis of its fiscal solvency in five separate categories, Connecticut ranks 50th among the US states and Puerto Rico for its fiscal health. Connecticut’s fiscal position is poor across all categories. With between only 0.46 and 1.19 times...
  • Must love heavy metal: Local manufacturers feeling that worker shortage too (Minnesota)

    02/26/2017 6:22:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Detroit Lakes Tribune ^ | February 26, 2017 | Kaysey Price
    When BTD employee, Derrick Cariveau extends a hand to introduce himself mid-shift, his palms are a little dirty, and he talks a little louder to make sure his voice carries over the noise of welding robots. The faint smell of welding smoke and coolant is detectable in the air—it's a shop where work gets done, but it's far from the sweatshop some may think when they hear "manufacturing." Safety is always put first, and the reality is that with robots breaking into—and reshaping—the manufacturing industry, a lot of the heavy lifting is being taken care of by robotic hands rather...
  • Stockman: "After March 15 Everything Will Grind To A Halt"

    02/26/2017 2:39:01 PM PST · by blam · 97 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-26-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Two weeks after David Stockman warned that "the market is apparently pricing in a huge Trump stimulus. But if you just look at the real world out there, the only thing that's going to happen is a fiscal bloodbath and a White House train wreck like never before in U.S. history" and exclaimed that, when looking at markets, "what's going on today is complete insanity" he is back with another interview, this time with Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog in which he, once again warns, that a giant fiscal bloodbatch is coming soon, and urges listeners to pay especially close attention...