Small Business Optimism Drops Again in December
Small business optimism drops again in December. According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) the Small Business Optimism index fell 0.4 point in December, marking its fourth consecutive drop.
The bulk of the drop was in expectations for the economy, likely reflecting fallout from the stock market selloff…while this index has fallen from its recent highs, a fairly high proportion of businesses feel that the next three months is a good time to expand their business and this is evident in most of the key components of the NFIB survey.
The modest pullback in the NFIB index since it hit its all-time peak in August likely also reflects displeasure with the Federal Reserve’s continued rate hikes. Wells-Fargo
You see that the information begins on a negative note but when you read further you see phrases such as; “a good time to invest” and “the modest pullback” …it is like reading tea leaves with these idiots. When a news organization expresses its bias or biases instead in lieu of the facts, it becomes tough to determine what is going on.
Job Openings Fell to a Five-Month Low in November
Job openings fell to a five-month low in November and the lack of improvement in recent months suggests slower payroll growth in coming months. The quit rate remains elevated (that means people are quitting jobs to seek better opportunities) but has slipped since the summer.” Wells-Fargo
If job openings are falling, how did the economy create 312,000 jobs in December? Wages were up 3.2% overall in 2018.
The Beltway press corps is full of stories about the trouble caused for civil servants by the current partial government shutdown. Yet, the media do not report an elected President can’t put his government in place even after half his term is over. This gives the permanent bureaucracy far more power than America’s Founders intended.
This affront to democratic self-rule is more damaging to effective government than temporary furloughs, and don’t be surprised if Republicans return the favor the next time there’s a democrat president.”
From an editorial in the 1/10/19 Wall Street Journal lamenting the Democrat blockade of nominations made by the president in order to efficiently operate his administration and execute the duties of the Presidency.
OBSTRUCT, RESIST, OBSTRUCT, RESIST, OBSTRUCT, RESIST, OBSTRUCT, RESIST OBSTRUCT, RESIST
As a taxpaying American citizen, as a taxpaying employer, as an American patriot, I am sick and tired of all this partisan bullshit. What is in it for We the People? Nothing good…
Rush Limbaugh’s Take
On Friday’s Rush Limbaugh radio show, he made a very interesting point regarding illegal immigration: Want to stop it or slow it dramatically? Stop giving everything away free (we pay for everything). That means; medical care, welfare, housing, food stamps and whatever else the government gives away. Just stop giving them a reason to cross the border illegally.
The problem with the idea is that our politicians, with the intention of garnering votes, will not make such a move because they are greedy and weak.
So, instead of doing that, BUILD THE WALL, CALL IT A WALL AND LET’S KEEP THE DRUGS, THE DRUG AND HUMAN TRAFFICKERS, THE MURDERERS, THE RAPISTS AND ANYONE ELSE WHO WILL NOT BRING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE A BENEFIT BY THEIR BEING HERE, OUT OF OUR COUNTRY. MERIT BASED IMMIGRATION LAWS. YES, MERIT BASED.
This is what the fight is about, illegals who offer no benefit to the country. Is it worth all this bullshit?
Socialism…when the mayor (Bill DiBlasio) dictates that everyone in New York will now have their healthcare expenses paid for by the government (really? By the government?).
And where does their money come from? It is pulled out of the collective asses of hard-working American citizens. The more bullshit ideas I hear being spewed from the left, the more appalled I become. What are all these people thinking? Everything should be free? Healthcare? Education? Food? Housing? Transportation? Where does it end?
We know form history, how it will end. Is this really what we want as the future of the USA?
Socialism...when a freshman Congresswoman calls for a 70% marginal tax rate to pay for all the government giveaway programs the liberals want.
Socialism…when the new governor of California wishes to welcome everyone to his sanctuary state, all benefits included. In the meantime, somewhere around 120,000 Californians left their state last year to move to a state less taxed. That’s good, let us welcome all those who do not want to work, all the criminals and losers and other takers.
Soon enough there will be two classes in California; 1) the extremely wealthy and 2) their slaves, or those who work for nothing to please their elite masters.
The “Wall,” “The Barrier,” “call it whatever you want…” exactly what is all this bullshit? There is a huge problem with our immigration system and further, there is a huge problem with the lack of illegal migration security on our southern border. The facts are in, it is a huge problem.
Why or how can Democrats deny the facts? These same Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and numerous others, as I have previously stated, are ALL on video expressing their support of and the need for, southern border security.
So, what is the problem? Donald J. Trump…and…the term “Wall.” If it were anyone else there would be no issue. You must then ask yourself, in the face of all this nonsense, what is this blatant obstruction and how does it help the American people? The answer is as plain as the nose on your face, it doesn’t help at all. Pure political bullshit…
OBSTRUCT, OBSTRUCT, OBSTRUCT, OBSTRUCT, OBSTRUCT.
Addendum: On Tuesday a meeting was scheduled by the president with top Democrat leaders for Wednesday after the presidents’ oval office message to the country on Tuesday evening in order to end this ridiculous impasse over border security funding. The president walked out of that meeting because the Democrats refuse to negotiate a viable deal. Fuck them. Let the government remain shut down. This is a purely political play by the left and I hope they choke on it. Disgusting behavior.
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”
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.”