Happy Halloween Ghouls and Goblins….
10/30/2014 from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA):
The FIRST of 3 estimates on third quarter GDP growth was issued today- the value of the production of goods and services in the United States-adjusted for price changes-increased at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2014, according to the “advance estimate” released by the BEA. In the 2nd quarter, real GDP increased 4.6 percent. The Bureau emphasized that the third quarter advance estimate released today is based on source data which is incomplete or subject to further revision. There will be a total of 2 more revisions after this advance estimate, number 2 will be released on November 25, 2014. Do you feel it?
Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas:
Texas factory activity increased again in October according to business executives responding to the Texas manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index fell from 17.6 to 13.7 indicating output grew but at a slower pace than in September. The New Orders index rose, reaching a six month high. The Capacity Utilization Index edged down and the Shipments Index also slipped. Perceptions of broader business conditions remained optimistic in October as outlooks improved markedly.”
On Tuesday the US Census Bureau released its advance report on durable goods manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for September 2014:
- New orders for manufactured durable goods in September decreased 1.3 percent.
- Shipments of manufactured durable goods in September, up three of the last four months, increased 0.1 percent.
- Unfilled orders for manufactured durable goods in September, up seventeen of the last eighteen months, increased 0.3 percent.
- Inventories of manufactured durable goods in September, up seventeen of the last eighteen months, increased 0.4 percent.
US raw steel production
… edged higher by 0.7 percent as mills operated at an average capability utilization rate (ACUR) of 76.3 percent. In the corresponding week last year mills operated at an ACUR of 76.5 percent. On the year mills have operated at an ACUR of 77.1 percent compared to an ACUR of 77.0 percent in the same period last year.
Did you hear that horse’s ass Hillary Clinton say “Don’t let anyone tell you that, you know, corporations and businesses create jobs” ???? …..and she wants to be president of the United States? Yeah, right. She will be walking that one back all week and hopefully it will become a political advertisement.
So, this guy, Marquez shoots and kills two California Sheriff’s officers last week. The creep had been deported TWICE and walked back in here TWICE. Don’t you think it’s time we secure our borders? This is simply stupid. I guarantee this loser was receiving government benefits, meaning we have been paying money to this ruthless bastard.
Fast & Furious-providing weapons to criminals leading to a loss of American life. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The loss of 4 American lives at our embassy in Benghazi, Libya. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The IRS targeting conservative political groups for tax-exempt status. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The National Security Administration eavesdropping on the phone calls of American citizens. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
The software program created for the Affordable Healthcare Act, at a cost of $1 billion (thus far) and 3 ½ years to “perfect”, has been unusable to the American people. No one held accountable. The president was unaware.
Spying on our Allies, specifically Angela Merkel of Germany. No one held accountable. The president was unaware. (Although these things go on knowingly between countries all the time, the fact that our president denies knowledge of this is just another sign of his incompetence as the leader of the most powerful country on the planet).
“If you like your current insurance plan you can keep it. Period” Barack Obama
“If you like your doctor, you can keep him. Period” Barack Obama
Have a great weekend and….
Hug your children and grandchildren, tell them you love them.
Buy American made products whenever you can.
Hire a Veteran: they are patriots, honest, hard working, disciplined, loyal…. and …. They need and deserve our support.
God Bless America