US Drops Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports

US drops tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, according to a US Department of Commerce announcement on October 31. It will drop tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from the E.U. and replace them with a quota system to allow for some duty-free tax imports. In exchange, the E.U. dropped its own retaliatory tariffs on imported US goods like bourbon and Harley Davidson motorcycles.

The announcement effectively undoes Trump-era tariffs on imported metals from Europe.

Economic Activity in Manufacturing Grew in October

The Institute for Supply Management released its October 2021 Report on Business, writing that economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in October, with the overall economy achieving a 17th consecutive month of growth, according to the nation’s supply executives responding to the survey.

The report was issued by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, CPM., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee.

US Raw Steel Production Down from Previous Week

In the week ending 10/30/21, US raw steel production was 1,860,000 net tons at an ACUR of 84.3 percent, down 0.5 percent from the previous week.

Glenn Youngkin/Winsome Sears Win Virginia

The big news this week was the embarrassing defeat the Democrats took at the voting booth this week. Glen Youngkin beat the pants off Terry McAuliffe-good riddance. Youngkin ran on education, security, lower taxes, you know, things Americans are concerned about. McAuliffe had to play the Trump card as he has done nothing worth a vote for another term. Additionally, and more importantly, Virginia elected Winsome Sears as Virginia Lieutenant Governor, she is the FIRST black woman elected to statewide office in Virginia. Can you believe it? A black woman elected by the people of Virginia. With all the rampant racism around? Go figure. I am tired of hearing about racism. It doesn’t exist to the degree the Marxists wish you to believe. Unfortunately, the woke crowd does believe it…but when asked for an example, they have no response-other than to call the questioner-you guessed it-a racist!

Yes, the idiots in Washington are actually considering paying illegal immigrants separated from family members at the border. Some scumbag American attorney surely cooked this up. So, there will be litigation in the courts attempting to gloss over the illegality of their presence in our country in order to buy more votes for the Democratic party. What? You don’t think it is driven by Democrats? Just follow the money




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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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.”