Inflation is Still High, but It Has Come Down
Inflation is still high, at over two times the Fed target of 2 percent, but it has come down from 9 percent. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.4 percent in April, on a seasonally adjusted basis, after increasing 0.1 percent in March, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week. Over the last twelve months, the all-items index increased 4.9 percent before seasonal adjustment.
Small Business Optimism Index Fell to Lowest Reading Since Early 2013
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index fell to 89 in April, the lowest reading since early 2013. While owners are becoming more pessimistic, April’s report should help allay concerns that credit is becoming completely inaccessible for small business.” Wells Fargo
US Raw Steel Production Down from Previous Week
In the week ending May 6, 2023, US raw steel production was 1,712,000 net tons at an ACUR of 76.1 percent, down 0.2 percent from the previous week.
US Drill Rigs Running Down from Previous Week
There were 748 drill rigs running in the US last week, down 7 rigs from the previous week, up 43 rigs from one year ago. Canadian drillers had no change from the previous week.
The Fed last Wednesday raised short-term interest rates by .25 point.
Biden has issued an order affecting home mortgages wherein those consumers with HIGH credit scores will be fee penalized in order to LOWER mortgage rates for those with low credit scores. Equity is horse shit. What could possibly go wrong here, aside from putting people into homes they cannot afford to pay for? That means when the government steps in to bail out the banks again, you and I and all other taxpayers will be footing the bill. Equity my ass.
The border is secure…”
Meanwhile it is estimated that 7,000 illegals cross our border each day and that number is expected to double with the end of Title 42 on May 11. Secure my ass.
Illegal immigration is down 90 percent…” Karine jean-pierre 5/2/23
Governor Abbott is a racist, according to Eric Adams, New York mayor.
They are dropping illegals in New York, black mayor, Chicago, black mayor, Philadelphia, black mayor, Denver, black mayor…
What he does not say is that these are ALL Democratic-controlled sanctuary cities, sworn to accept anyone who wants to escape to their leftist paradise. This is not about racism, which is the card they always use.
Just an FYI: The IRS has been stockpiling $10 million worth of weapons, ammunition and combat gear since 2020. (Who was president in 2020? Hidin’ biden)
On Wednesday the House Oversight Committee presented compelling evidence regarding the corruption of the Biden family. Why articles of impeachment have not yet been issued is a telling sign of the corruption within the Democrat party, really, all of Washington, or all of politics. All those in the Biden family, and their associates, who received money through the shell game should be prosecuted and thrown in jail.
…24 states have unemployment benefits and Obamacare subsidies which, for a family of four with no one working, are equal to or above median household income. In three of those states, a family of four can receive over $100,000 per year in cash and benefits. In fourteen states, that number is at least $80,000, which is more than the average salary for a construction worker or an electrician. In other words, two years after the pandemic, we are still paying people NOT to work at a time when businesses and our economy desperately need workers.”
“MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”
“KEEP AMERICA 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.
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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.”