US Economy Added 291,000 Jobs in January
The US economy added 291,000 jobs in January blowing away expectations of 157,000 new jobs.
The PMI Returned to Expansion Territory for the First Time Since July 2019
We begin the week with the Institute For Supply Management (ISM) January 2020 Report on Business: economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in January and the overall economy grew for the 129th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest ISM Report on Business.
The report was issued by Timothy R. Fiore, CPM, CPSM, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee:
The January PMI registered 50.9 percent, an increase of 3.1 percentage points from the seasonally adjusted December reading of 47.8. the New Orders Index increased 4.4 percentage points. The Production Index rose 9.5 percent, the Orders Backlog Index was up 2.4 percentage points.”
Comments from the panel were positive, with sentiment improving compared to December. The PMI returned to expansion territory for the first time since July 2019.
US Drill Rigs Running Down 4 From Previous Count
There were 790 drill rigs running in the US last week, down four from the previous count and down 255 rigs from the like period last year.
Canadian drills rigs moved up by 3 to 247 rigs which is up 4 rigs from the like period last year.
US Raw Steel Production at ACUR 82.1%
In the week ending February 1 ,202 US raw steel production was 1,914,000 net tons at an ACUR of 82.1 percent. Thus far this year mills have produced 8,769,000 net tons compared to the 8,561,000 net tons produced in the like period last year.
What a joke in Iowa, the first Democratic contest for the 2020 presidential nomination. Either the Democrats are unable to count, or they will continue counting votes until the results are what the “elites” want them to be. Leadership is impossible with these idiots. DRAIN THE SWAMP
The President is Acquitted
The United States Senate, on Wednesday, acquitted President Trump of both false “articles of impeachment.”
What a bunch of crap that this has been the entire focus of the Democrat party for the past 4 years. How many millions of taxpayer dollars did that cost in time and absence of effort for the American people? Contrary to Nancy Pelosi’s useless opinion, the president will NOT be impeached forever, the history books will show and acquittal of all charges…FOREVER.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average Has Risen Some 1,000 points in the Past Two Days
A reaction to the president’s State of the Union address, the acquittal, the feeling that we will have FOUR more years of a Trump administration. Take your pick.
Hunter Biden Investigation
The Treasury Department has complied with GOP senators’ requests for highly sensitive and closely held financial records about Hunter Biden and his associates and has turned over “evidence of questionable origin” to them.
State of the Union Speech
Tuesday night I watched the State of the Union speech and though it appeared to be a campaign speech, the points the president made were all optimistic, true (some slightly embellished) and an affirmation of the success of conservative thought and policy in government. Kudos to the President.
What I found disturbing was the lack of support from the Democrats, though I do not expect much support from the opposition, credit should be given where credit is due. The final straw was that useless bitch Nancy Pelosi, tearing up the President’s speech on national television. How about respect for the office? How about common courtesy? How about trying to work together to make the country better for all?
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.”