We extend to all of you our wishes that you and your families enjoy Happy Easter and Good Passover celebrations during this Holy week.

The Federal Reserve Board Beige Book

Released this week, its reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest economic activity increased in most regions of the country since the previous report.

World Events

  • Still no sign of Malaysian Flight 370….the search continues
  • Shots are being fired in the Ukraine, Putin accuses the Ukrainian government of committing a serious crime by sending troops to quell unrest in Ukraine’s east as a clash overnight left three pro-Russian protesters dead and 13 wounded.
  • Mr. Putin said the situation in the east-where pro Russian militants have seized control of 10 cities-could only be resolved through dialog and that he held out hope that a compromise could be reached in talks being held later Thursday in Geneva.

Instead of realizing that something has gone wrong in Ukraine and making attempts to start dialog, they have intensified their threats to use force and have even decided to send tanks and aircraft against the civilian population….” Mr. Putin said.

I do not fully understand what’s going on over there. We know Putin has consumed Crimea without firing a shot and is moving forward in eastern Ukraine. The west (that’s us) have done nothing useful to stop his advances and are not likely to do so; the sanctions imposed are not turning things around and the rhetoric of President Obama and the failed attempts at diplomacy by Secretary of State John Kerry have been fruitless.

We are not going to go to war in Europe. We cannot, we are ill-prepared. The American people are tired of losing our men and women in theaters of war where they see no useful benefit to the United States. Yes, we all support our charge as the great defenders of freedom but we have been fighting animals, radicals who place no value on life, theirs or ours. This enemy is unseen, they do not wear uniforms to identify themselves, they use women and children as shields. They were rats in Viet Nam, they are rats in the Middle East.

Wednesday was the 1 year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Again dealing with rats. We must not forget the past and we must not underestimate the propensity for rats to infiltrate where we do not want them to be and to destroy, without remorse, those things we hold dear.


Fast & Furious-providing weapons to criminals leading to a loss of American life. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The loss of 4 American lives at our embassy in Benghazi, Libya. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The IRS targeting conservative political groups for tax-exempt status. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The National Security Administration eavesdropping on the phone calls of American citizens. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The software program created for the Affordable Healthcare Act, at a cost of $1 billion (thus far) and 3 ½ years to “perfect”, has been unusable to the American people. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
Spying on our Allies, specifically Angela Merkel of Germany. No one held accountable. The president was unaware. (although these things go on knowingly between countries all the time, the fact that our president denies knowledge of this is just another sign of his incompetence as the leader of the most powerful country on the planet).
“If you like your current insurance plan you can keep it. Period” Barack Obama
“If you like your doctor, you can keep him. Period” Barack Obama

Have a great weekend and….

Hug your children and grandchildren, tell them you love them.
Buy American made products whenever you can.
Hire a Veteran: they are patriots, honest, hard working, disciplined, loyal…. and …. They need and deserve our support.

God Bless America