Reflecting on 2021
Reflecting on 2021, first, Happy New Year and I hope you all had a blessed Christmas holiday!
We continue to deal with covid and though the hysteria is politically motivated, the reality is that this virus is not going anywhere, it has become endemic, like the flu or the common cold. We know it was man-made, created in a laboratory. Whether or not it was purposely released is subject to speculation as the Chinese refuse to offer the facts. China should be held accountable.
Everything President Trump had done for the citizens of the USA has been reversed. Instead of being a net exporter of oil and gas, we now beg OPEC to do more drilling. Fuel prices have exploded. This is the Marxist way of destroying the oil and gas industries.
Instead of finishing the border wall and shutting off illegal immigration, we have thousands upon thousands of illegals crossing our borders every day. They receive welfare, medical, housing and God knows what else, ALL on the taxpayers back, not to mention the jobs they take. This is the Marxist way of changing the political landscape of our country.
Instead of wages rising through a healthy economy, the government chose to pay people to stay home from work causing a labor shortage which resulted in large gains in hourly wages…the cost of which is passed on to the consumer. This is the Marxist way of raising minimum hourly wages, causing inflation, etc… Mission accomplished.
Instead of fifteen days “to flatten the curve” we are heading in to our third year of masking, mandates, shutdowns and all kinds of stupid, uninformed government intrusion into our lives. This is the Marxist way of controlling the citizenry.
Critical Race Theory (CRT), the Marxist way of indoctrinating our children with lies, do NOT comport with the American way of life
The economy has held up well thus far, though the Trump tax cuts are still in effect and are a main reason for our economic health. If the idiots in power get their way with BBB, that will all change-for the worse. Not for ‘them,” for you and me.
All in all, it has been a tough year for everyone, profitable, but tough.
We need to be thankful that we live in the United States. She is not without problems, but the USA remains the best place to live your life on this planet earth. It is with that thought that we look forward to a New Year, filled with hope for the future.
Texas Manufacturing Reports Above Average Pace in Increased Activity
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its December 2021 Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey and reports factory activity increased at an above average pace in the month. The production index reading indicated solid output growth. Other measures of manufacturing activity also indicated continued growth.
Second Highest Index Value on Record for Backlogs of New Orders
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond released its Fifth District Survey of Manufacturing Activity for December 2021 and reports manufacturing activity strengthened in the month.
New orders and shipments increased. Backlogs of new orders registered their second highest index value on record.
US Raw Steel Production Down from Previous Week
In the week ending 12/25/21, US raw steel production was 1,802,000 net tons at an ACUR of 81.6 percent, down 0.2 percent from the previous week.
“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.
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.”