Oh, oh, oh, it’s magic, you know…..
7.1 million sign-ups to the Unaffordable Health Care Exchanges. How many have paid? How many of the young (who must carry the burden) have signed up? How many of the millions who DID NOT have coverage have signed up? Can you even believe the numbers the government feeds you?
The Chicago Business Barometer
… edged down 3.9 points in March, the lowest level since August. Led by a decline in New Orders and a sharp fall in employment.
Business activity slowed with the Barometer averaging 58.4 in Q1, down from a 2 ½ year high of 63.3 in Q4 2013. It remains well above the 50 level which points to continued recovery of the US economy in a quarter that was plagued by bad weather which almost certainly had some negative impact on the results.
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
The current report on business released Tuesday for the month of March reports:
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 10th consecutive month and the overall economy grew for the 58th consecutive month say the nation’s supply executives.” Issued by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the ISM. “ The March PMI registered 53.7 percent an increase of 0.5 percentage point from February’s reading of 53.2 percent, indicating expansion in manufacturing for the 10th consecutive month.”
Report on Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders for February 2014:
New orders for manufactured durable goods in February, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, increased 2.2 percent.
Shipments of manufactured durable goods in February, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, increased 0.8 percent.
Inventories of manufactured durable goods in February, up ten of the last eleven months, increased 0.8 percent.
Still no sign of Malaysian Flight 370. I have no clue, nor does anyone else.
Things have been quiet this week in the Black Sea area. Wonder what Putin is planning?
Another shooting at Fort Hood, a “gun free zone”. In my view, this is idiotic. You have men and women trained in the proper use of firearms and other weapons-the best men and women in the world, yet they are not trusted to have weapons while on base? Makes no sense. How many could have been saved this week? Five years ago, same place with that maggot Hassan? Neither would have gotten very far with weapons at hand. Common Sense, common sense. Where is Thomas Payne?
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