Trump’s election: Small business optimism highest since 1980

January 10, 2017

Economic growth fell to Great Depression levels under Barack Obama

Bloomberg News is reporting that optimism among America’s small businesses soared in December by the most since 1980 as expectations about the economy’s prospects improved dramatically in the aftermath of the presidential election.

The National Federation of Independent Business’s index jumped 7.4 points last month to 105.8, the highest since the end of 2004, from 98.4. While seven of the 10 components increased in December, 73 percent of the monthly advance was due to more upbeat views about the outlook for sales and the economy, the Washington-based group said.

The share of business owners who say now is a good time to expand is three times the average of the current expansion, according to the NFIB’s data. More companies also said they plan to increase investment and keep hiring, which reflects optimism surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s plans of spurring the economy through deregulation, tax reform and infrastructure spending.

“We haven’t seen numbers like this in a long time,” Juanita Duggan, president and chief executive of the NFIB, said in a statement. “Small business is ready for a breakout, and that can only mean very good things for the U.S. economy. Business owners are feeling better about taking risks and making investments.”

The NFIB report was based on a survey of 619 small-business owners through Dec. 28. Small companies represent more than 99 percent of all U.S employers, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. A small business is defined as an independent enterprise with no more than 500 employees.

Fifty percent of respondents, the biggest share since March 2002, said they expect better business conditions in the next six months. That was 38 percentage points higher than in November. The net share of firms projecting higher sales jumped by 20 points to 31 percent. Some 29 percent say they will boost capital outlays within six months.

Contrast this news against RealClear Markets report showing the dismal record on overall economic growth under Barack Obama’s administration, which they assert rivaled the Great Depression (1930 – 1933).


Breitbart counterpunches Kellogg’s anti-conservative bigotry

December 5, 2016

Kellogg’s mixes left lurching politics with peddling its sugary products

At first glance it appears odd that a well-respected, conservative media outlet such as Breitbart News would engage in any type of bout with Kellogg’s.

But it was the sugar-drenched cereal manufacturer recently exposed for using deceptive practices citing a company paid “Breakfast Council” of “independent experts” to tout its nutritional benefits,  that landed the first blow as it announced its decision to pull ads from Breitbart.com. Breitbart is not “aligned with our values as a company,” Kellogg said in a statement. The company’s values obviously don’t include President-elect Donald Trump’s top strategist Steve Bannon, who formerly ran the popular news site.

This is the shocking back story to what you may have regarded as an unhealthy but politically benign cereal manufacturer. 

While you’re on the # Dump Kellogg’s site, join the hundreds of thousands who have signed the Boycott pledge. The banner message is “Join the Movement Against Kellogg’s Bigotry.”

Why would any parent want to serve their kids a bowl of Frosted Flakes that is loaded with sugar, salt and BHT preservatives?  Tony the Tiger and Kellogg’s fake “experts” might think this is “GR-R-REAT!” but you know it and the other products Kellogg’s sells are as loaded with as much trickery as the company’s left-wing politics. Join the nearly 400,000 people — as of this morning –who are boycotting the morning sugar rush products bearing the Kellogg’s brand.


Ex-Gov. Napolitano: The despotic creature that never went away

December 3, 2016

The nightmare continues

Some childhood stories are so ghastly, looking back we wonder how we survived them. As an example, Hansel and Gretel were led deep into the forest with only a loaf of bread by their widowed father and his new wife, who didn’t take too kindly to children. Hungry, frightened and tired, the brother and sister came to a house made of gingerbread and they began to feast. The old witch who resided within used the house as a lure for satisfying her appetite for tasty kids. As she was about to toss them into her oven, they turned the tables on her, and left her to roast as they followed the breadcrumbs they had purposely dropped and made their way home to their newly single father.  Gruesome? Indeed. The Brothers Grimm were masters of such fables.

This tale of horror is offered for a reason. There is no wicked stepmother in the following story — rather a fanatical and unwilling to enforce the law ogre in ongoing authoritative positions who anoints illegals as having greater needs than our own citizens.

The state of Arizona was once ruled by a rough voiced tyrant named Napolitano who refused to protect the people from hordes of illegal invaders flooding into the state from an impoverished and crime- ridden foreign country directly to the south. When the citizens of Arizona pleaded with the Napolitano to protect them from the influx of crime and violent drug cartels, along with the astronomical costs of the limitless benefits they had to provide the invaders, the Napolitano roared, “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder,” all too clearly illustrating her lack of commitment to constructing a security wall along the southern border to stem the spiraling criminality.

The Napolitano, a coarse and boorish species known as Democratia Erectus, caught the eye of an even greater power known as the Obama. He whisked the Napolitano out of Arizona and spirited it away to Washington D.C. where he put the Napolitano in charge of doing the same nothingness, only on a grander scale as Secretary of Homeland Security, though not following the plans of her predecessor former judge Michael Chertoff, who eventually concluded militarizing the border was a viable option.

Finally in Sept. 2013 the Napolitano heard the enticing call of Academia far across the great land. The Napolitano’s latest gig is University of California President, which paid a base salary of $570,000, and covered a monthly $10,000 lease of a mansion, and $9,000 yearly for car expense.  And the latest edict?

“Campus police officers will not contact, detain, question or arrest any individual solely on the basis of immigration status.” The Napolitano has announced that system leaders will protect and defend the estimated 2,500 illegal students enrolled across the 10-campus UC system. in the country illegally — and will instruct campus police to do the same —- in effect creating sanctuary campuses. This action is in response to the election of Donald Trump, who has vowed a meaningful response to the hordes breaching our porous border. The UC press release  can be read here.

We are supposed to be concerned that they face legal and financial obstacles to completing their education as our American citizen children are now forced to compete for college placement and later, jobs, taken by those who do not belong here. Yet within the first month  of taking office, Napolitano formed a student advisory council on aiding illegals and committed $5 million to assist UC campuses provide them targeted financial aid and services.

This outrageous action come directly from the same Napolitano previously charged with protecting the nation’s borders.

We knew the Napolitano was a cataclysm when it roamed Arizona. In the intervening years, nothing has changed but its increasingly brassy disregard for Americans.


Carrier shutdown averted, Trump saves American jobs

December 1, 2016

A major reason Trump’s campaign message resonated so strongly

As he campaigned for president, Donald Trump spoke about American companies that were planning on closing their U.S. based facilities and moving to Mexico. Air-conditioning manufacturer Carrier Corp. was one of the companies Trump called out by name.  With its intended relocation 1,400 jobs at its Indianapolis-based manufacturing facility would have been lost. Think of that as 1,400 families wondering how they would keep a roof over their heads and food on the table.

With his Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration still weeks away, president-elect Donald Trump has already secured an early victory as he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence directly intervened calling Gregory Hayes the CEO of United Technologies Corporation, Carrier’s parent company, persuading the manufacturer to remain in Indiana.

Under terms of the agreement, Carrier will receive tax incentives from the state economic development corporation to keep the jobs in the state.

Watch this video to see why Donald Trump’s election was not a shock to those who pay attention to what’s actually going on in this country. When a company official told longtime employees, “I want to be clear. This is strictly a business decision,” it moved lifelong Democrats to vote for the man who promised to keep American jobs in America. Carrier workers in Indiana are paid approximately $20 an hour as compared to Mexican workers who would have earned $3. During the announcement, the company rep repeatedly told the disgusted employees to quiet down.

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) took a nosedive on the heels of its announced move to Mexico and is still trying to rebound.

Other companies Trump mentioned during the campaign that were poised to head south are Ford Motor Co. and Nabisco, maker of all-America cookie favorite Oreo.


Tucker Carlson eviscerates overindulged, liberal college student

November 24, 2016

This vacuous punk wants to be an American history teacher. Imagine him propagandizing students with his personal perspective that allows him to view his own parents as being able to afford his pricey education through money they garnered profiteering from slavery. Unless they’re a couple of hundred years old, it’s a difficult argument to follow. They foot the bill for their son’s private Hampshire College tuition to the tune of $62,000 a year. Here’s an example of what’s influencing his judgment.


Dem mayors defiantly protect sanctuary cities

November 16, 2016

Democrat mayors are primed to challenge Republican President-elect Donald Trump over sanctuary cities, which provide safe havens for illegal foreign nationals. As an example, Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel — a onetime chief-of-staff to Barack Obama —–  states his unequivocal support for illegal aliens, (25-second video) “clearly” preferring them to providing safety to the legal citizens of Chicago. Mayor Emanuel, who presides over a city with body bag statistics rivaling many war zones, declares, “ Let’s be clear about what Chicago is. It always will be a sanctuary city. You are safe in Chicago. You are secure in Chicago. You are supported in Chicago.”

Center for Immigration Studies provides a fact-filled reportSanctuary Cities Continue to Obstruct Enforcement, Threaten Public Safety by Jessica Vaughan. Brazenly reaffirming their sanctuary city status immediately after the Nov. 8 election are the mayors of Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.  They are part of a network of cities, counties, and states that have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that obstruct immigration enforcement and shield criminals from ICE. Arizona has at least five such cities. Scroll down link for the list.

In 2009, then Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon defended the city’s sanctuary city policy. Current Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, a liberal and connected Democrat, has pushed for ID cards for illegals, but stays clear of addressing the city’s policy of providing sanctuary.  Stanton intends to run for Secretary of State, which has often been the direct route to the governor’s 9th floor office.

Phoenix citizens trying to directly contact Stanton’s office find it requires sending an email with a warning that the contents are subject to disclosure under the Public Records Law.

Donald Trump made the illegal invasion a focal point of his presidential campaign — an issue that accounted in large part for his victory.

After being elected  to an unprecedented six four-year terms, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio fell victim to the millions in cash infusions open borders, multi-billionaire George Soros generously gave to Democrat candidate Paul Penzone. Arpaio was also battered incessantly by the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) which is zealously pro-amnesty for illegals aliens. In addition to being vilified by the left and the federal courts for enforcing the law — which is what made him so popular with the citizens of Maricopa County.

Along the way, the career lawman gained national recognition and is often interviewed on network and cable television news. He’s traveled with Republican President-elect Donald Trump and introduced him at rallies in Arizona and across the country.  Joe Arpaio and Donald Trump have both put the massive problem of the illegal invasion front and center. As president, Trump should withhold federal funding to any jurisdiction that refuses to cooperate with ICE or other law enforcement agencies.


Political dynasties: Generational job security

November 12, 2016

On the downhill slide but unable to relinquish power, former President Bill Clinton misspeaks,  and spaces out while chewing on his tongue and in an attempt to ensure his scandal-plagued wife isn’t indicted, inappropriately maneuvers to meet clandestinely with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the tarmac at Sky Harbor Airport — ostensibly to discuss his golf game and grandchildren. (wink, wink.)

The Clinton’s have been known as less than upstanding throughout their political careers which Bill jump-started in Arkansas when he first was elected Attorney General and then Governor. 

Prior to her stint in the U,S. Senate and appointment as Secretary of State (supported by both Jon Kyl and John McCain), Hillary busied herself threatening Bill’s female squeezes, declaring word of his numerous dalliances were part of the “vast right wing conspiracy.” His own staff was much more on target, referring to the ongoing revelations as “bimbo eruptions.” 

Now the New York Post reports that Chelsea Clinton is being groomed for a congressional seat when U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, 79, retires. Just as most parents do, the Clinton’s purchased the $1.16 million house next door to theirs to guarantee Chelsea a residence within the congressional district

This political dynasty appears endless. Chelsea’s husband, Marc Mezvinsky is the son of Edward Mezvinsky, a Democrat former U.S. Rep. who represented Iowa’s 1st congressional district from 1973-1977.  But the story doesn’t stop there. Freedom Outpost reports that Ed Mezvinsky was indicted — and pled guilty — to 31 of 69 counts of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He was finally caught embezzling more than $10 million through a Ponzi scheme he devised involving a Nigerian e-mail scam. He was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison.  After his release and probation, he still owes $9.4 million in restitution. ABC News carries an in-depth reportEd Mezvinsky’s former wife Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky — also a Democrat — is a former U.S. Rep. from Pennsylvania.

The large Kennedy family has had generations of family members holding elective office in several states — all as Democrats. Republicans are no slackers in this arena.  The Bush Family, produced father and son U.S. Presidents. George H. W. Bush and his son George W.  Hungry for the ultimate job, Jeb Bush, a former Governor of Florida generated no enthusiasm as a Republican presidential candidate. He might have fared better running as the liberal he is. Jeb’s son George P. Bush holds public office in Texas.

But, we digress.  Back to Chelsea. She and hubby Marc have two young children. Will they be put on this political conveyor belt for job security? It’s heady stuff having drivers and security details, and rooms full of people stand and applaud you for merely walking in. The pay isn’t bad either.  There’s even more if you start a “ Foundation.