Consumer Spending Bounced Back in January

January retail sales showed that consumer spending bounced back in January but not enough to offset a weak December. Wells Fargo

Small Businesses Remain Upbeat About Economy

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index stabilized and rose in February. With the government shutdown in the rearview, small businesses remain upbeat about the economy.

Empire State Manufacturing Survey for March 2019 Reports Slight Growth

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released its Empire State Manufacturing Survey for March 2019 and reports business activity grew slightly. The headline general business conditions index fell. New orders increased marginally while shipments grew modestly while delivery times and inventories held steady.


Not much worthwhile economic news to report to you this week. I continue to watch the comedy developing in the Democratic party, from the projected cost (you know that is bullshit) of $90 TRILLION for the Green New Deal, which will take away your money, your car, airplane travel, apparently cows and a host of other rights and freedoms we currently enjoy, to Beto O’Rourke skateboarding for the children (why do you think they want to grant 16 year old children the right to vote?) and playing guitar for the kids, to the radical Muslims who have been elected to Congress, to the old pervert Joe Biden, sitting on the fence. What is worrisome about this is that the Democrats, having no moral compass, have no hesitation in trying to make this happen.

We wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Stay happy, stay safe.

Infrastructure X (Keystone & Dakota pipelines) Regulation Reform XX 1 in 2 out
Individual Tax Reform XX Entitlement Reform
Business Tax Reform XX Education Reform X
Healthcare Reform Veterans Administration Reform X
Rebuild our Military X Trade Reform X
Secure our Borders (The Wall) XX Lead the world from the front XX
Help for the poor XX Drain the swamp X as we speak
Peace through unmatchable strength Support Israel X
Destroy ISIS XX Extreme Vetting XX
Conservative Supreme Court nominees XX American Jobs XX

I will track these campaign promises and will check them off as each is accomplished adding those I have missed as they become apparent. This is quite an agenda and will be difficult to achieve all in one term, but I believe the American people are behind him and know these things need to be done. Now, if he can get our legislators to support him instead of fighting him….


Have a great weekend…. God bless America!

Buy American made products whenever you can, it’s good for you, good for your friends and neighbors and good for our country.

If you are hiring…try to hire a veteran…. they are loyal, disciplined, hardworking…and they deserve our support.

By the way, if you wish to comment on my rants or offer any other insights you may have, you are encouraged to email me.


In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag…We have room for but one language here and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”