US Trade Deficit Fell to Lowest Point in More Than Three Years
The November 2019 US trade deficit fell to its lowest point in more than three years, suggesting the Trump administration’s agenda to recalibrate international flows of goods and services is having an impact. This confirms that net exports are going to provide a larger boost to Q4 growth than expected.
As of Wednesday’s figures, the total US trade deficit was heading for its first year-over-year decline since 2013. The trade figures show that Trump’s China hard line is working.
The US economy added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate remained at 3.5%, a fifty-year low.
US Drill Rigs Running Down 9 From Prior Count
There were 796 drill rigs running in the US last week, down 9 rigs from the prior count and down 279 rigs from one year ago. Meanwhile, Canadian drilling pulled back by 14 rigs but that is up 9 rigs from 1 year ago.
US Raw Steel Production at ACUR 82%
In the week ending January 4, 2020 US raw steel production was 1,898,000 net tons at an ACUR of 82%., that is also raw steel production for 2020.
Regarding the sanction of the dirt bag Soleimani; why is it that only Democrats are sounding the alarm about war with Iran? The President has said he does not want war-with anyone. This guy was a very bad man and did not deserve to live. He has been plotting against the USA for years and now he is camel dust in the desert. I am incensed that the Democrats would use this event to attack the president instead of offering congratulations for a job well done.
Tuesday, all day, the Democrat lawmakers accused President Trump of having “no strategy” in making the decision to eliminate Soleimani. In my view, that is nonsense. We have known about this bad guy for many years. I would bet the overall “strategy” was to eliminate him if and when the opportunity presented itself. Somehow intelligence found out where he was going to be, and when, so they took the opportunity to kill him. It was not an “assassination, “as the left is wont to say, it was a military assignment whose objective was the elimination of an enemy combatant. Mission accomplished.
On Tuesday evening the news reported Iran had launched missiles into US air bases inside Iraq. I do not know what our military response will be. Hopefully no American dies in this barrage as the consequences for Iran may be dire. This is the time to put aside partisan bickering, to come together as Americans and create a cohesive plan to deal with the aggression from Iran.
Wednesday morning, we wake up to find that Iran had fired 15 ballistic missiles into Iraq from within Iran. 4 of the 15 missiles were duds and the others hit nothing but sand. Naturally, last night the mainstream media reported 33 to 80 Americans killed (depending on the tv channel) when there were NO casualties (tell me again, who wants war?). So, this was all bluster, they were likely filming a propaganda film to tell their citizens how the great satan was brought to its knees. Good, I am glad it is over and went no further, they saved face with their populace, we unfortunately, must still deal with the anti-American idiots within our own borders.
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.”