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Trump’s Historic First 200 Days

If you only get your news from the MSM and Left-wing social media, you are no doubt TOTALLY SURE that President Trump is carrying our country to Hell in a basket.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Stock Market: Since the 2016 presidential election in November, the Dow, a benchmark index of stock performance, has set 48 record-setting closing highs. Millions of Americans are benefiting in their retirement savings accounts.

2017_08 Trump Bull Market

National Debt: Our national debt has decreased by $102 Billion since Trump’s inauguration. During Obama’s first 200 days, it increased by more than $1 Trillion. Trump also shaved $1.6 billion off the cost of his Air Force One and the military’s F-35 airplanes.

Generosity: President Trump donated his first quarter paycheck to fund Antietam battlefield restorations and his second quarter paycheck to fund a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) camp.

Inflation: US inflation rate decreased 1.6% in June, an eight month low. This is in part due to President Trump’s energy policies that are making gas and electricity cheaper which, in turn, means Americans have more to spend on other stuff..

Manufacturing: The US Manufacturing Index soared to a 33 year high, the best number since 1983 under President Reagan.

Trade: Trump also killed the TPP, opened up our exports of beef and LNG gas to China, and made Mexico drop the amount of refined sugar it exports to us, which will help our sugar mills sell more.

Regulations: Candidate Trump promised he’d remove 2 old regulations for each new one he implemented. As president, his administration has so far removed SIXTEEN old regulations for each new one it has implemented. He also pulled out of the Paris accord, which was burdening our economy unfairly.  Removing burdensome government regulations allows companies to spend less time and money on compliance and more on areas that create new jobs.

Jobs: During Trump’s first 200 days, U.S. employers added more than one million new jobs. During that same period in Obama’s administration, we lost more than four million.

Housing: There have been nearly twice as many US housing sales in the past couple of months as there were under President Obama in 2009 during the same time period. Also, houses are on the market for only an average of 45 days. (In 2011, it was 84 days.)

Government Assistance: During Obama’s eight years, the number of food stamp recipients rose by 10.7 million. After just 200 days under Trump, that number has dropped by more than 1.1 million.

Illegal Aliens: The numbers sneaking across our borders has dropped 67%. SCOTUS held up Trump’s travel ban and ICE has arrested 66,000 illegals, most of them violent criminals, including 6,000 members of the vicious MC-13 gang.

Women: With Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Trump launched the United States-Canada Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders.

Unemployment: The Unemployment Rate decreased from 4.8% to 4.3%. During Obama’s first 200 days, it increased from 7.8% to 9.5%.

Keep in mind that, since President Clinton decreed that “Discouraged Workers” were not “Unemployed”, the “Unemployment Rate” has tended to increase when the economy improves, due to discouraged workers becoming hopeful enough to begin searching for jobs again. The opposite also occurs. As the economy worsens, the “Unemployment Rate” can actually go down as people who want to work become too discouraged to continue seeking employment. This is why I prefer the “Percent of Americans Employed” metric. Clinton didn’t screw with that one, so it’s still meaningful across multiple administrations and without tedious explanations about why it’s stupid.  This is also why both the decrease under Trump and the increase under Obama reflected less of the good and bad changes in their respective economic policies.

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So Much Stuff, So Little Space

It was a difficult decision where to begin, since the world is spinning so quickly these days. So I decided to post a memorial for an incredible man and musician who made an indelible mark on America.

Glen Campbell, hit singer and guitarist, dead at 81


I REMEMBER MY GRANDMOTHER LOVED WATCHING THE VARIETY SHOW HE HAD AS A REPLACEMENT ONE SUMMER.

Glen Campbell, the upbeat guitarist from Delight, Arkansas, whose smooth vocals and down-home manner made him a mainstay of music and television for decades, has died, his family announced on Facebook on Tuesday. He was 81.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell … following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease,” a Facebook statement said.

Campbell is best remembered for a string of country-inflected hits that ran from the mid-’60s to the late ’80s: “Gentle on My Mind,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “Southern Nights” and “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” among them.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/08/entertainment/glen-campbell-dies/index.html

BY THE NUMBERS: President Trump’s Historic First 200 Days – Promises Kept and Records Broken

YOU’LL NEVER HEAR A WORD OF THIS ON CNN.

Government Assistance — Food Stamps

  • More than 1.1 million fewer Americans on food stamps under President Trump.

Jobs

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics President Trump added a projected 1,290,000 jobs in his first 200 days (January through July 2017.) President Obama on the other hand lost more than (4,154,000) million jobs in his first 200 days.

Inflation

  • According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the US inflation rate decreased to an eight month low in June to 1.6%. This is in part due to President Trump’s energy policies that are helping average Americans in their pocket books with cheaper gas and electricity. The rate has not yet been reported for July. (Under Obama the inflation rate sank to a scary -2.1% by July of 2009.)

Housing

  • Sales are red-hot in the US right now. In 2011, houses for sale were on the market an average 84 days. This year, it’s just 45 days.

Regulations

  • One of the first things that President Trump did in office was to reduce the number or burdensome regulations put in place during the Obama era. Regulations cost Americans and American companies money to implement and maintain. Reducing or halting regulations allows companies to spend their money on more prudent money making areas.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/08/president-trumps-historic-first-200-days-compared-to-congress-and-former-president-obama/

After the Coup, What Then?

EXCELLENT READ BY PAT BUCHANAN

If this city brings Trump down, will the rest of America rejoice?

What will be the reaction out there in fly-over country, that land where the “deplorables” dwell who produce the soldiers to fight our wars? Will they toast the “free press” that brought down the president they elected, and in whom they had placed so much hope?

My guess: The reaction will be one of bitterness, cynicism, despair, a sense that the fix is in, that no matter what we do, they will not let us win.

This is a collaborative enterprise, where everyone protects everyone else’s sources, because all have the same goal: the dumping of Trump. If that requires collusion with criminals, so be it.

http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/patrick-j-buchanan/

Deep State Teams with Fake News: Email Evidence Proves New York Times Soliciting Anti-Trump Bureaucracy Leakers
Emails from a reporter for the New York Times to government employees obtained exclusively by Breitbart News demonstrate that the newspaper’s employees are not just on the receiving end of leaks, but are actually soliciting government employees to become leakers. What’s more, the emails demonstrate the Times colluded with the president of the government union to encourage and solicit these leaks—something that may become highly problematic for both institutions.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/08/08/exclusive-deep-state-teams-fake-news-email-evidence-proves-new-york-times-soliciting-anti-trump-bureaucracy-leakers/

Mueller, several team members gave up million-dollar jobs to work on special counsel investigation
LET’S ALL FEEL BAD FOR THESE SLIMY WEASELS.

Mueller’s public financial disclosure — along with those of seven members of his team — was released after a request from The Washington Post. The document offers a glimpse into who the special counsel and the lawyers he has hired have worked for, and where they have made and invested their money.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mueller-several-team-members-gave-up-million-dollar-jobs-to-work-on-special-counsel-investigation/ar-AApJWSp?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

THERE ARE SOME INTERESTING THINGS IN THE COMMENT SECTION IF ANYBODY BOTHERS TO READ IT.

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It’s Not the Obama Economy Anymore!

This Ramirez cartoon is from one year ago.

2016_05 Economy sinking Obama cheering

How things have changed!

Most of us just don’t care about Russia or Trump’s tweets or White House staffing problems.  What we care about is the economy.  And, after just six months under Trump, the economy is out-performing anything Obama ever dreamed about.

We’ve added more than a million jobs.  Corporate profits are soaring. The stock market is at all-time highs. The manufacturers optimism index is the highest in history. New hiring by small businesses has hit a 19 year high. The US oil rig count has doubled.

The Trump economy is the Democrats’ worst nightmare.

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Things You’ll Never See in the Mainstream Media

I haven’t watched an episode of Law & Order SVU in years. While channel surfing last night, I came across it last night for just about two minutes. The episode was called “Fake News.” They were confronting a blogger who said one man’s voice is as powerful as anybody else’s. They started to claim yeah, but the mainstream media tell the truth. Then I remembered why I quit watching this show. Every damn week was another example of bashing republicans and our values. [CtH: Ditto me.]

They would rather turn in their American Express gold cards than give Trump credit for anything. This is the same bunch that had to twist the truth beyond recognition by completely ignoring the facts about what a dickhead Obama was.

THEY WON’T BOTHER MENTIONING STUFF LIKE THIS:
Foxconn to build $10B plant in Wisconsin employing up to 13,000

In what’s being called the largest economic development project in state history, Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn plans to build a $10 billion plant in Wisconsin that would create liquid-crystal display panels and employ as many as 13,000 people.
The planned Wisconsin plant is expected to open in 2020 and be part of a 20 million-square-foot campus on at least 1,000 acres — a location Gov. Scott Walker has dubbed “Wisconn Valley.”
The state would offer $3 billion in economic incentives, Walker said.

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/foxconn-to-build-b-plant-in-wisconsin-employing-thousands/article_27455fff-a812-5cb8-8e4f-42064c944c82.html

WINNING! Walmart Unveils Manufacturing Plan to Create 1.5 MILLION New AMERICAN Jobs

While the media is obsessing over President Trump’s tweets and so-called Russia collusion, the U.S. economy is growing stronger and stronger. Today, Walmart announced it is aiming to create a whopping 1.5 million manufacturing jobs in the United States.

Walmart Inc. (WMT) met with government and business leaders in Washington on Wednesday to unveil a plan to spur growth in domestic manufacturing efforts that company executives say will create an estimated 1.5 million new jobs in the United States.
The meeting included a discussion with key individuals on both sides of the aisle about the biggest challenges the U.S. manufacturing sector currently faces. Using an analysis by the Boston Consulting Group and Walmart sourcing data, the company crafted a 10-point plan to “recapture” an estimated $300 billion in imported consumer goods, stoking job growth in the process.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/07/winning-walmart-unveils-manufacturing-plan-create-1-5-million-new-american-jobs/

Amazon seeks to fill 50,000 warehouse jobs, including hundreds in Kent

The e-commerce giant says next Wednesday it will welcome applicants at 10 of its warehouses, including the one in Kent, where it plans to hire hundreds. Amazon says it will make “thousands” of job offers on the spot.
The move underscores the continued rapid growth of Amazon’s fulfillment operations. The company has invested billions building new facilities to catch up with increasing customer demand for the products sold on its website, and to keep its promises of ever-quicker delivery.
Amazon says that most of the of the jobs available are full time and entail picking, packing and shipping customer orders. Some 10,000 of the opportunities on offer are part-time roles at sorting centers, smaller facilities that sift through packages shipped from Amazon’s warehouses and send them to local post offices.

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazon-seeks-to-fill-50000-warehouse-jobs-including-hundreds-in-kent/

How bad has Trump Derangement Syndrome gotten? MSNBC just reached #1 in prime time
And now, with outrage (or fauxrage in many cases) being the top menu item on the TV menu, MSNBC seems to be reaping the rewards. And if this isn’t a blip on the radar, it’s truly phenomenal. For the first time in the network’s entire history, they finished the week number one in total viewership in prime time, not just among the cable news channels, but for all cable networks.

[CtH: This is really depressing!]

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/07/25/bad-trump-derangement-syndrome-gotten-msnbc-just-reached-1-prime-time/

SCREAMING FAR LEFT PROTEST MOB Disrupts US Senate Vote on Obamacare

When the vote was announced far left protesters began screaming loudly, “Kill the Bill, Don’t Kill Us!”  It took the Sergeant of Arms and federal officers SEVERAL MINUTES to remove the far left mob.  This was unprecedented.

A long history of violence among U.S. liberals
Recently on HBO’s Real Time, Bill Maher had this to say about the attack on Republican legislators: “We would never really think this would happen on the left. We think of the right as the people who pick up guns and do crazy things like this.”
And that’s just what they think. Liberals are peaceful and conservatives are violent. Even those who take pride in their political incorrectness repeat it. But you don’t have to be an American historian to know how little it holds up to the facts.

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/a-long-history-of-violence-among-u-s-liberals-20170725.html

Trump Mocks ‘Young’ Protester: ‘Going Home To Mommy’
During Trump’s remarks at the Ohio rally — a state he won during the election — a protester stood up in the crowd with a large Soviet flag, and the crowd began pointing to the protester.
“If you don’t point no one’s gonna even know he’s here,” Trump mocked. “Weak voice. Weak voice.”
An attendee behind the protester ripped the flag out of his hands and the protester was dragged out of the event by police.
“Boy, he’s a young one, he’s going back home to mommy,” Trump said as the crowd cheered and laughed. “Boy, he’s in trouble. He’s in trouble.”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/25/trump-mocks-young-protester-going-home-to-mommy-video/

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News Notes

2017_06 23 Trump DOW toon

TRUMP ECONOMY: The Dow Jones and Stock Market are trading near record highs into June 2017.

http://daytradingstockblog.blogspot.com/2017/06/dow-jones-futures-62317-june-23-2017.html

GOOD NEWS! Rep. Scalise and Matt Mika, the two most grievously injured persons from the shooting, have both been moved out of the ICU.

http://www.lifenews.com/2017/06/23/pro-life-congressman-steve-scalise-out-of-icu-after-he-was-shot-by-a-liberal-activist/

TRADE WITH CHINA: China opened its gates to US beef imports this week, giving American cattle farmers much sought-after access to the country’s massive market following a 14-year ban…. Announced last month, the lifting of the beef embargo was one of the first concrete results of trade discussions that began when Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Donald Trump.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-opens-gates-us-beef-imports-033705130.html

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously to allow a Mississippi law to go into effect that protects the religious liberty and conscience rights of those who hold traditional marriage beliefs. The broad-based law provides religious liberty protections to religious organizations, universities, bakers, photographers, florists, and more.

http://dailysignal.com/2017/06/22/circuit-court-win-religious-freedom-gay-marriage/

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1600 Notes

Clearly, some athletes are delighted for a chance to visit the Trump White House.

2017_06 12 NCAA Football Natl Champs at WH

President Donald J. Trump is dedicating this week to workforce development, focusing on steps to make it easier for industries to design, certify, and scale apprenticeship programs.

On Tuesday, President Trump, Labor Secretary Acosta, and Assistant to the President, Ivanka Trump, traveled to Wisconsin to tour several job training classrooms and participated in a roundtable discussion with local business owners. They also met with victims of Obamacare.

Nancy Pelosi recently sneered at Trump’s first six months in office, saying he promised “jobs jobs jobs jobs” but what had he really done?  Methinks the woman watches way too much MSNBC!

White House Makes Big Push on Job Growth: Fostering a Skilled Workforce Through Apprenticeships

Appearing on Fox and Friends Monday morning, White House special advisor and former business woman Ivanka Trump laid out the Trump administration’s goals to fill the six million job vacancies in states across the country.

“We’re constantly hearing from CEOs that they have job openings but they don’t have workers with the skill set they need to fill those jobs,” she said.

These six million jobs do NOT require a four-year college degree.  However, they do require more training than kids typically get in high school. Trump’s focus this week is on how his administration can help foster apprenticeship programs.

When Democrats were in power, they actually cheered about how many new people were receiving food stamps and unemployment benefits under Obama’s watch!

And while the public schools in their own ghettos continue to graduate kids who can’t read or cipher, they ranted about how tax payers had some kind of obligation to pay for COLLEGE.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2017/06/12/white-house-makes-big-push-on-job-growth-n2340017

Obama promised to destroy the coal industry. Trump promised to bring it back.

Pundits called Trump’s promise hot air, but the Corsa Coal Company just opened the first new U.S. coal mine in six years.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/11/another-promise-kept-first-coal-mine-opens-under-trump-administration/

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1600 Notes

President Donald J. Trump is dedicating this week to workforce development. Across the United States there exists a skills gap that must be addressed. Americans are unemployed and seeking employment, and companies are struggling to fill vacancies for positions that require varying levels of skill and training.

President Trump’s Administration is committed to closing the skills gap and ensuring Americans are trained for the jobs available and the jobs of the future.

CtH: Just guessing that “gender studies” isn’t on the list of needed training.

Trump Believe in AmericaRick Perry: ‘First-ever’ natural gas exports offer hedge against Russia

“The Trump administration has made approval of natural gas exports a key part of its energy and national security strategy. The U.S. is the world’s top producer of oil and gas due to the fracking and shale energy boom.

CtH; I’m sure it makes a TON of sense that Putin “hacked the election” to get Trump in the White House, instead of former SecState Clinton who sold Russia a bunch of our uranium. /sarc

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rick-perry-first-ever-natural-gas-exports-offer-hedge-against-russia/article/2625505

Trump’s Bridge To The Future

“By approaching the nation’s infrastructure problem like a businessman, Trump can actually deliver the goods — without spending the country into bankruptcy — by focusing on the real cause: Big Government itself. ”

http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/trumps-bridge-to-the-future/

Small-business owners confident about the economy and future of their business

“America’s small-business owners are highly confident about their prospects for the next year and optimistic about the state of the U.S. economy, according to the first-ever CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey.”

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/09/small-business-owners-confident-about-economy-and-future-of-business.html

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Where are the jobs?

Less than a day after the Comey hearing proved to be a big disappointment to Trump Hating Democrats, their fearless and often delusional Minority Leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), held a press conference on Capitol Hill demanding to know, “Where are the jobs? The election was about jobs. Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs. He promised jobs. What has he done?”

Ms. Pelosi, I had that same question throughout President Obama’s alleged “economic recovery.”  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the last time the percentage of Americans with jobs was above 60% was in January and February of 2009, during Obama’s first six weeks in office.

This metric hit 60% again in February 2017, during Trump’s first six weeks in office.

2009 - 2017 Employment-Population Ratio

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