Increased Optimism About Current and Expected Conditions
Increased optimism about current and expected conditions supported a better than expected result for the Consumer Confidence Index in January. Consumer spending should remain a key driver of economic growth this year. Wells Fargo
US Drill Rigs Running Down From Previous Count
There were 794 drill rigs running in the US last week, down 2 rigs from the previous count and down 265 rigs from the same period last year. Meanwhile our neighbors to the north were unchanged at 244 running rigs, up 12 rigs from the like period last year.
US Raw Steel Production at ACUR 82.3%
In the week ending January 25, 2020, US raw steel production was 1,919,000 net tons at an ACUR of 82.3 percent. Thus far this year mills have produced prox 6,855,000 net tons, up 2.6 percent from the prox 6,683,000 net tons produced in the like period last year.
Midwest Economy Index Edged Up in December
The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) edged up to -0.44 in December from -0.48 in November. Contributions to the December MEI from three of the four broad sectors of non-farm business activity and two of the five Seventh Federal District states increased from November.
Impeachment Hearings Continue
On Monday, the Republicans began their defense of the President. In my opinion, in the 2 hours the Republican hearings were televised, they completely shredded the 22 or 24 hours of democrat hearsay, accusations and wishes…with truth supported by fact.
On Wednesday, President Trump signed the USMCA into law. Good for America, Canada and Mexico. FAIR Trade
Instead of warning Americans to stay out of China because of the coronavirus, why not put a temporary ban on travel to the United States from China? Common sense
I watch the impeachment questions and cannot help but wonder; how do these democrats stand before the United States Senate and a Supreme Court Justice and just blatantly tell lie after lie?
Most especially Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler, what a pair of buffoons they are. Should be in jail for lying to the American people. For instance, they keep saying Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden? Where is there proof of that?? The transcript plainly requesting help for us (the American people) as we have been through a lot lately. Nowhere have I seen or heard the president mention Joe Biden’s name in that conversation. LIARS, LIARS, LIARS
As an American citizen, how do you want our country to move forward for you and your family:
SECURE BORDERS? OPEN BORDERS?
MORE GOVERNMENT? LESS GOVERNMENT?
A STRONG MILITARY? A WEAK MILITARY?
LESS TAXATION? MORE TAXATION?
LESS GOVERNMENT REGULATION? MORE GOVERNMENT REGULATION?
FAIR TRADE AGREEMENTS? QUID PRO QUO TRADE AGREEMENTS?
PROPER CARE FOR OUR VETERANS? DON’T CARE FOR OUR VETERANS?
MERIT BASED IMMIGRATION? THE SHIT WE HAVE NOW?
RESPONSIBLE HELP FOR THE POOR? THROW MONEY AT THE PROBLEM?
TEACH AMERICAN HISTORY TO OUR CHILDREN? ERASE AMERICAN HISTORY?
RESPECT OUR FLAG? DON’T GIVE A SHIT?
SAY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IN SCHOOL? WHAT IS THAT?
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….
“MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”
“KEEP AMERICAN GREAT”
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.
TEDDY ROOSEVELT ON IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICA…1907
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.”