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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.

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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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We TOLD you … again and again and again!

Liberals are trying to process the fact that increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour has reduced both earnings and the number of jobs.

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Jill Filipovic, a New York attorney, journalist and a liberal/progressive feminist author, tweeted:

Seattle’s minimum wage hike (which I thought was a great idea) may actually have cost low-wage workers.

Tweeters did not hesitate to sneer:

  • If only someone out there who understood economics had predicted this result… oh wait.
  • If only there was a 250 year old empirical social science that could have predicted this astonishing result.
  • This was all covered in the entry level economics course.
  • We told you and told you and told you.
  • Everyone but liberals like you predicted this.

As could be expected, Jill hasn’t learned a damn thing. Her follow up tweets:

The takeaway here should not be, “don’t raise the minimum wage.” It should be continued study of wage policies that optimize worker gains.

And should also be a look at broader policy packages, of which an increased min wage is just one part, to decrease poverty & inequality.

You can lead a liberal to knowledge

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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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Trump, Jobs, and Pelosi’s latest lying rant

“He has no jobs bill”

The hypocrisy of this woman to sneer at whatever Trump may or may not do to benefit “his rich friends.”  During the recession in 2009, when the rest of us were getting poorer, HER NET WORTH DOUBLED.  

As for Trump not having some kind of jobs bill … this is typical Dem thinking that you have to LEGISLATE to get jobs.  No, you have to GET OUT OF THE WAY and let entrepreneurs create jobs.  Trump has done a lot already to free up the private sector to create jobs, something Pelosi either can’t understand or refuses to admit.

And the jobs numbers show that it’s already working.

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During Obama’s first month in office, the Employment Population Ratio was 60.6%.  Despite the so-called “action” Pelosi says was taken by Obama “in his first four weeks”, this number DROPPED into the 58s and stayed stuck there until June 2014.

During all 8 years that Obama was in office, it only got as high as 59.9% twice, once in March of 2016 and again in January of 2017, the same month that Trump took over.

Below is a historical look at Employment Population Ratios correlated with political party control in D.C.  I think it’s fairly obvious that Republicans are much better at promoting JOBS than Democrats are.

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The American people are WORSE off!

CtH: I didn’t do this graphic and I realize I’ve posted on this before, but whoever made it did such a good job, I wanted to say again what can not be said often enough.  I.e., REAL ECONOMIC INDICATORS show we are all much worse off because of Obamanomics.

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Today’s Posts… Stave Three

So much to do. I’m watching the confirmation hearings and I hope to have the video I’m watching now to post later. Sen. Ted Cruz is absolutely disemboweling the Democrats who suddenly are obsessed with the rule of law while they said nothing for 8 years while Holder made a mockery of the word ‘Justice’. He had special words of disgust for Sen. Stuart Smalley (Idiot-Minnesota).

Never to be deterred, two stupid white people got up in the gallery screaming ‘black lives matter!’ before being escorted out by DC police.

[CtH: I’m not holding my breath for #BlackLivesMatter or #NOW to give a toot about Debra Thomas Clayton, the Black female cop who was killed in the line of duty in Orlando.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4105884/Manhunt-continues-Orlando-gunman-shot-dead-veteran-cop.html%5D

Still, there are other newsworthy items.

Alibaba job boom: Jack Ma chats with Trump about how to create 1 million US jobs over 5 years
ALI BABA IS AN ASIAN VERSION OF E-BAY. MA IS THE RICHEST MAN IN ASIA.

“We’re focused on small business,” Ma told reporters. “We specifically talked about … supporting 1 million small businesses, especially in the Midwest of America. Small businesses on the platform selling products — agriculture products and America services — to China and Asia, because we’re pretty big in Asia.”
Like Etsy or eBay, Alibaba enables third-party sellers in China to take their own businesses to the web. The company only had 36,446 full-time employees, almost all in China, as of March 31, according to SEC filings. But with more than 10 million active sellers as of 2015,  Alibaba estimates its China retail marketplaces “contributed to the creation of over 15 million job opportunities.”

[CtH: But I’m sure he “didn’t build that.”]

‘There Are No Jobs’: Obama Loyalists Scramble To Find Work
Thousands of Obama loyalists are struggling to find work in a city now dominated by the GOP, according to a report from Politico. “It feels like there are just thousands of us trying to find a job, and there are no jobs,” Mira Patel, a longtime Clinton aide told Politico.

[CtH: Karma sucks, don’t it?]

Final bill for Hillary futility: $1.2 billion
bef4d5b2eec11580c5b9c8b56e01a1784a596d760840aa7374c03dcf13d5ce05As Matt Vespa reminds us, Hillary Clinton once offered this zinger about Donald Trump’s claims to be a business wizard: “What kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year?”
The New York Post has the answer in their review of election-campaign financial disclosures. The final cost of Hillary’s futile bid for the presidency — including monies spent by the Democratic Party and supporting PACS — exceeded $1.2 billion.

Whoopi Goldberg: No ‘Right-Leaning Person’ Has ‘Ever’ Lost Their Job for Political Views

After Goldberg read McCain’s tweet, she insisted that people should stop criticizing Hollywood like it was a “bad word.” She then lectured on the history of Hollywood and said that prior to the 1970s, Hollywood was dominated by right-leaning groups.
“That’s how we ended up with McCarthyism and all of these so-called ‘lefties’ being rounded up and eaten up basically for their beliefs,” Goldberg said.

[CtH: The “open mindedness” of liberals in Hollywood totally explains why Republican actors are the ones hiding in their closets now.]

Dem Sen. Dick Durbin Acknowledges Sessions’ Work Has Spared Blacks “Thousands Of Years In Prison”

API Chief: Offshore Oil and Gas Production Could Create 800,000-Plus U.S. Jobs, $200 Billion Annually to Treasury

“Restricted offshore areas could hold more than 50 billion barrels, or more, of oil and more than 195 trillion cubic feet of natural gas,” Gerard said. “Just imagine what the industry could do to further benefit consumers, the economy and the environment if more of that energy were available for responsible and safe domestic production.”

Obama: Don’t Blame Me For The Democrats’ Demise
Clearly, whatever leadership Obama provided, it wasn’t helping Democrats connect with voters across the country.
So what was Obama’s response?
At first, he tried — and we’re not making this up — to blame President Bush.
“I came in the middle of worst financial crisis since the Great Depression,” he said. And since “in 2010 there were a lot of folks who were still out of work,” whoever was president was “gonna get hit.”

[CtH: Reality check, BHO. There are 14.5 million more Americans out of work now than when you took over from Bush.]

Instead, Obama said — and again, we are not making this up — that he was just too darn busy being president to help his fellow Democrats.
“My docket was really full here,” Obama said, “so I can’t be both chief organizer of the Democratic Party and function as commander in chief and president of the United States.”
Stephanopoulos was either too polite or too partisan to not laugh out loud at this statement.

THE GIRLS ARE ON THE CASE

Meryl Streep Underhandely Came For The Donald, Diamond and Silk Straight Out Came For Her

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HOPE in the trash

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The Friday Drive-By

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Stanley Black & Decker Announce Opening of New U.S. Plant After Trump White House WinStanley Black & Decker, one of the U.S.A.’s most well known hand and power tool manufacturers, has unveiled plans to move some manufacturing back to the U.S. after the election of Donald J. Trump to the White House.

Report: Trump orders Obama-appointed ambassadors to leave posts by inauguration
DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU ON THE WAY OUT
President-elect Trump’s transition team has reportedly ordered all ambassadors appointed by President Obama to leave their posts by the time the billionaire is sworn in — no exceptions.
That plan could leave the United States without Senate-confirmed diplomats in critical countries for months.
But several American diplomats familiar with the order told the New York Times that Trump’s team will not allow any extensions.

Joe Biden: No, Syria ‘Is Not a Failure’
Listen to the question from PBS’s Judy Woodruff. She clearly believes Syria is one of the great failures of this Administration. Biden will have none of it.

Rep. Bobby Rush Paid Family Over $100K From Campaign Funds in 2016

Wellness center associated with church Rush founded also received more than $2 million in government grants last year

MOST PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT FROM ILLINOIS ARE NOT AWARE THAT OBAMA RAN FOR U.S. REP IN 1992. HE WAS BEATEN BADLY BY RUSH, A FORMER BLACK PANTHER. GUESS BARRY WASN’T BLACK ENOUGH THEN. JUST ANOTHER CORRUPT BLACK DEMOCRAT.

[CtH: I did not know Obama had ever lost an election.]

Rep. Bobby Rush (D., Ill.) made payments to four family members that combined to more than $100,000 during the 2016 election cycle, campaign finance records show.
A wellness center associated with the church the congressman founded also received more than $2 million in government grants last year.

Oops, Yahoo Says Trump Wants What Kind Of A Navy?
Yahoo subsequently apologized for the ‘spelling error’.

Record 95,102,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Number Grew 18% Since Obama Took Office in 2009
HE BRAGGED ABOUT 46 STRAIGHT MONTHS OF JOB GROWTH

When President Obama took office in January 2009, 80,529,000 Americans were not in the labor force, the highest number on record. That number rose steadily during his two terms, reaching a record 95,055,000 in November 2016, then setting another record (95,102,000) in December.
In an interview with a Chicago reporter yesterday, Obama said he has done “an enormous amount” to create greater economic opportunity for Americans.
“I took an economy that was about to go into a Great Depression, and we’ve now had a little over six years of straight economic job growth, an unemployment rate that’s down below 5 percent, and incomes that have gone up and poverty that has gone down.”
But people who stop looking for a job are no longer counted as unemployed.

New Sheriff Who Defeated Arpaio (With Help of Soros) Calls Illegal Aliens “Guests”
Newly sworn-in Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Paul Penzone, in a January 4 interview with Phoenix TV station ABC 15, referred to illegal aliens as “guests.”
Penzone defeated Arpaio by 665,478 votes (55.6 percent) to Arpaio’s 531,674 votes (44.4 percent).
Leftist billionaire George Soros spent $2 million of his own money to get Arpaio out of office.

Greta Van Susteren to join MSNBC“I’m thrilled to start my next chapter at MSNBC,” Van Susteren said. “The network is the right destination for the smart news and analysis I hope to deliver every day, and I look forward to joining the talented journalists and analysts I respect there.”

FROM THE PENTHOUSE TO THE OUTHOUSE…WHAT A JOKE

Send in the Head Clowns
The delusional Democrats of 2017
Republicans control the House, the Senate, 34 governor’s mansions, and 4,100 seats in state legislatures. But Democrats act like they run Washington. Nancy Pelosi’s speech to the 115th House of Representatives was a long-winded recitation of the same liberal agenda that has brought her party to its current low. Give her points for consistency I guess. Chuck Schumer is just being delusional.

WashPost’s Dana Milbank Compares Obama to George Washington, Disney Demigod

ANOTHER VOICE FOR THE PSYCHOPHANT SYMPHONY

Linking the higher power, Milbank fawned, “Watching the final days of the Obama administration, one suspects the Hawaiian-born president could empathize with Maui.”
If that kind of slobbering praise wasn’t enough, the journalist strained to connect the President to George Washington: “Announcing he was following in George Washington’s footsteps, he scheduled a farewell address next week.”

Payback: CIA, FBI, And Loretta Lynch Now Being SUED For Actual Proof Of “Russian Hackers”Establishment Neocon Lindsay Graham claims that nearly all of the Senate agrees that Russia interfered in the election.  Two researchers demand proof.

New Water Sport “Skarping” Peoria Carp Hunters

ASIAN CARP CAME TO THIS COUNTRY IN THE BILGE WATER OF CARGO SHIPS A FEW DECADES AGO. THEY NOW INFEST AMERICAN WATERS FROM THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY ALL THE WAY DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE GULF OF MEXICO. THEY ARE VORACIOUS FEEDERS AND GROW AS LONG AS THEY LIVE, PUSHING OUT MORE DESIRABLE SPECIES. YOU’VE PROBABLY SEEN FOOTAGE OF THEM JUMPING, AS THE VIBRATION IN THE WATER FROM MOTOR-DRIVEN WATERCRAFT MAKES THEM JUMP. SOME PEOPLE HAVE MADE CATCHING THIS GARBAGE FISH INTO A SPORT. A SOMETIMES DANGEROUS ONE.

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