Small Business Owners Less Optimistic
Small business owners less optimistic about the economic outlook, appear to be paring back capital spending and hiring. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index fell 1.6 points to 103.1 in August. Wells Fargo
US Drill Rigs Running Down Last Week
There were 898 drill rigs running in the US last week, down six from the previous week. In Canada, drill rigs dropped by three to 147.
US Raw Steel Production at ACUR 78.8%
In the week ending September 7, 2019, US raw steel production was 1,835,000 tons at an ACUR of 78.8 percent. Thus far this year mills have produced prox 67,148,000 tons compared to the prox 64,589,000 tons produced in the like period last year.
9/11: Never Forget
On Wednesday 9/11/19 we remember the fateful day, 18 years ago in 2001, when the United States was brutally attacked by radical Islamist Muslims. We mourn and honor those who lost their lives on that day and the and the injured who passed in the days to follow. We salute, praise and honor our first responders, the men and women of our fire and law enforcement services, individuals who ran into the fray to save their brothers and sisters. Never forget this happened, never forget who did this.
A Slowing Economy Worldwide
Yes, world economies have slowed. Yes, the American economy has slowed. The geniuses on the left are screaming (unwarranted), recession, recession. A recession will come, yes, but it is not imminent. We are enjoying low interest rates, very low unemployment, rising wages, less government regulation and a host of other good economic news. What they will not tell you or qualify their statements with is the following: What happens when President Trump is finally successful in negotiating FAIR trade agreements with our trading partners? I do not believe this is a question of IF, it is a question of WHEN. Yes, this trade war hurts now but sacrifices in the short-term will be quickly out of our memories when world trade is FAIR to all. The United States does not take unfair advantage of our trading partners, but over the years we have allowed our trading partners to take advantage of us. It is time to end this nonsense.
Gavin Newsom’s Pushback
Is anyone paying attention to what the idiot governor, Gavin Newsom, is doing in California? This guy is living on a different planet, or it seems different to him behind his gated walls, in his taxpayer funded governor’s mansion with his armed guards, limos, airplanes, helicopters and all the rest. I mean, there is no common sense, no sense of reality…but that describes today’s Democratic party, does it not?
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.”</blockquote