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More MAGAnomic Success – Chrysler Moving From Mexico To Michigan, Toyota Building in Alabama, and More…
Posted on January 12, 2018 by sundance

The recently passed Tax Bill continues to enhance the MAGAnomic policy of the Trump administration, leading to more great economic and jobs news amid the headlines.

Do the math. The three single-day announcements below will add more than 6,500 new jobs, average around $50,000 per job, and contribute tens-of-billions to a revitalized new America-First economy. This is MAGAnomics in action. This is a direct result of economic policies initiated by President Trump. This is part of the reason why the U.S. GDP will easily exceed 4% growth in the next three years of Trump’s first term.



Economic Nationalism – America’s largest private employer, Walmart, has announcedtheir plan to increase their minimum wage to $11/hr and give out bonuses between $200 to $1,000 to each of their more than one million employees:

CNBC – […] “We are early in the stages of assessing the opportunities tax reform creates for us to invest in our customers and associates and to further strengthen our business, all of which should benefit our shareholders,” he added. “However, some guiding themes are clear and consistent with how we’ve been investing — lower prices for customers, better wages and training for associates and investments in the future of our company, including in technology.”


Walmart said the changes will benefit the retailer’s more than 1 million hourly employees across the country and will go into effect as soon as February. (read more)

Additionally, as a direct result of the new tax landscape in combination with the one-time write-offs for investment, Chrysler has announced they are moving the majority of their Heavy Truck manufacturing from Mexico to Michigan:

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is moving production of heavy-duty trucks from Mexico to Michigan and paying bonuses to U.S. workers in response to the passage of U.S. tax reform late last year.

The automaker will invest $1 billion in its Warren Truck Assembly Plant to make the Ram Heavy Duty Truck starting in 2020. That truck is currently made in Saltillo, Mexico, where workers will continue to make commercial vehicles.

FCA says the Warren plant will add 2,500 new jobs.

The company also plans to pay $2,000 bonuses this spring to about 60,000 hourly and salaried U.S. employees. Senior executives won’t get the bonus.

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne says the company should adjust its manufacturing footprint to reflect “improvement in the U.S. business environment.” He says employees should also share in the tax savings. (read more)



Capping off the trifecta of good news, Toyota/Mazda has announced a massive $1.6 BILLION investment in new manufacturing in Alabama that will employ 4,000 U.S. workers:

Toyota Motor Corp (TM) and Mazda Motor Corp announced on Wednesday they will build a $1.6 billion joint assembly plant in Alabama that will employ up to 4,000 workers, a boost for President Donald Trump, who wants automakers to expand U.S. production.

Toyota President Akio Toyoda and Mazda President and Chief Executive Officer Masamichi Kogai joined Alabama Governor Kay Ivey in Montgomery at an event to announce the decision.

“Welcome to sweet home Alabama,” Ivey said to the two executives, after saying that the anticipated 4,000 workers at the plant to be built in Huntsville would earn an average of $50,000 a year.

The plant will produce 300,000 vehicles a year and should open on a 2,500-acre former cotton field in 2021, about 14 miles from Toyota’s engine plant in Huntsville. (link)

 

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I thought jugears said manufacturing jobs were gone forever and there was no magic wand - lol



Hint, the magic wand is tax cuts, regulation elimination, and business cooperative landscape without goobermental interference
 

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Tucker Carlson: Trump ‘Shithole’ Remarks Forcing Lawmakers to Justify Current Immigration Policy
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by JEFF POOR13 Jan 2018907

Friday on his Fox News Channel program, host Tucker Carlson explained one of the possible reasons President Donald Trump’s reported “shithole” remarks have generated some much “outrage,” especially from elected leaders.

Carlson acknowledged some of the hysteria was “tactical” because it is intended to score points against Trump. However, some of it he postulated was because it was forcing lawmakers to explain what defines America.

Transcript as follows:


Washington, D.C. is a divided city, but today saw a moment of rare political unity. Lawmakers in both parties came together in grave agreement that it was unfortunate, unacceptable, indeed threatening, that President Trump would refer to poor and dangerous countries as in effect poor and dangerous.

Now, some of the outrage was tactical, obviously. A way to score political advantage, but a great deal of it was entirely real. It was authentic rage.

So, why are the people in charge hysterical about this? Is it because Trump said something racially insensitive?

Let’s see. Just yesterday, Nancy Pelosi dismissed the DACA negotiation because there were too many white people involved and most people here didn’t even notice. So, left-wing attacks on the basis of race are now common. Very common.

So, could it be they found it shocking the president would criticize an entire nation? Maybe. But then, the left has no problem bashing huge parts of this country.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: You can put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic.

BARACK OBAMA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: They cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren’t like them.

NANCY PELOSI, HOUSE MINORITY LEADER: The five white guys, I call them. I said, “You’re going to open a hamburger stand next or what?”

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CARLSON: So, they don’t have a problem dismissing entire populations. So, what is the real reason for the panic you are watching right now on cable television?

Maybe it’s because Trump’s remarks are forcing precisely the kind of conversation our leaders don’t want to have. He didn’t do it on purpose. It was accidental, but he still raised questions they’d rather not answer, like who exactly are we importing into our country and how are they doing once they get here?

The answer, of course, well, they are all valedictorians and war heroes and, in fact, way more impressive and way more American than you will ever be, so shut up. That’s what we’re told. That’s what we are required to believe. What if it’s not true?

Last year, the U.S. accepted 23,000 people from Haiti and 172,000 from Mexico. Immigration from El Salvador have been so brisk in recent years that one in three Salvadorians now lives in the United States. Has America become a better country as a result? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe we ought to talk it through and decide before we continue with our current immigration policy.

Leaders who actually cared about their people would do exactly that. And yet, our leaders just yell at us until we stop asking questions.

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina released a statement today that neatly summarizes how most of official Washington thinks about this subject. In a statement, Graham dismisses the idea that America should even think about what kind of people it lets in.

“I have always believed that America is an idea,” Graham wrote, “not defined by its people, but by its ideals. Diversity has always been our strength, not our weakness.”

America is defined by its ideals, OK. So, what are those ideals? It might be useful to know considering how important they are. Well, diversity is our strength is the only one our leaders seem to agree on. The less we have in common, somehow the stronger we are. Is that true? We better hope it’s true because we’re betting everything on it.

But there’s a deeper problem with what Sen. Graham said. “America is not defined by its people.” Really? What do its people think about that? Are they pleased to learn their leaders consider them merely a commodity, a set of interchangeable parts?

America’s actual people with their actual families and towns and traditions and history and customs may be surprised to learn that they are irrelevant to the success or failure of what they imagined was their country.

According to Lindsey Graham, you could take our entire population and swap it out for 320 million, I don’t know, Chinese or Indians or Africans or Canadian or people from New Zealand, and the place would be no different, so long as the idea was still there. Does anyone actually believe that?

How about we test that idea starting with the U.S. Senate? Would South Carolina get the same representation from someone randomly selected out of the phone book? As Lindsey Graham would say, the Senate isn’t defined by its people. It’s really just an idea. And as soon as you start defining things by ideas rather than individuals, people become irrelevant.

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Trump's tax cut was supposed to be in the tax tables for February.

Guess what - they came out a couple days ago, in time for this week's payroll!!!

My check was "much" larger than expected and all my employees are walking around with a smile on their face

Half didn't even know about it.

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Half didn't even know about it.
Apparently that's the half that lives in American Idol and DWTS? lol
...but the good thing is that they'll likely be supportive of the guy who put those extra dollars in their pockets. Which would be a good thing come this November.
 

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The System is Actively Working To Defend Itself…
Posted on January 16, 2018 by sundance

People often attempt to describe the larger umbrella of control with terms like “Deep State”, the “Administrative State”, the “Establishment”, the “industrial media”, and other descriptive word assemblies. The inherent goal is trying to describe various alignments and connections of institutional government with private sector social and financial interdependency.

It is, in essence, what we generally describe as “The System”.



The presidency of Donald John Trump is an existential threat to that system. A John Galt per se’. President Trump represents an uncontrollable, unaligned independent, free-thinking change-agent; a disruptor who exists entirely outside of the systems’ ability to influence favorable action.

It is a remarkable dynamic to witness.

To fathom the disruptive nature of the inherent conflict it helps to remember that roughly half of the U.S. demographic has been institutionally led to a point where their sense of being -amid the matrix of life- is defined by their acceptance of the systems’ inherent disposition of collectivism.

Half of the U.S. electorate have no concept of freedom, individualism or, in essence, their own cause-and-effect relationship within their outcome.




All elements, people, organizations and entities, who depend on the continuance of the command and control structure within the system, are now focused intensely on eliminating the disruption that is Donald John Trump.

The defenders of the disruption, Trump supporters, are people who value their largest ‘sense-of-self’ within simple concepts of freedom, individualism and liberty.


The conflict between the collectivists and the individualists is where we see the visible representative of individual freedom known as President Trump under an unrelenting and vicious attack.

In large measure this conflict is so consequential it is more openly visible than we have ever seen before amid the world of politics. Think about it.

I mean really think about it.

For the past 24 months the entire enterprise of society to include media, entertainment, sports, business and commerce has focused exclusively on U.S. politics and Donald Trump.

Every conversation, every-single-minute of every-single-media-broadcast was about candidate trump, and is currently about President Trump, nothing else.

The system is pulsating every second of every day around President Trump.

Right now, to those control agents, nothing else matters except President Trump.


Put your reference point back about three years and ask yourself if you can ever recall a time when 1,440 minutes of every day, every word, every topic, every action, everything, was centered around the same entity or issue.

That’s how inherently adverse the larger system is to the disruptive change-agent we know as President Trump.

It’s really remarkable when you think about it in full scale.

Never before has this taken place. Never before has a single entity commanded 100% of all adverse attention from the dependents within the system.

The relationship between the intra-connected dependents within our nation, and their place amid the hierarchy of control, is why institutional media and institutional government are in complete synergy of purpose.

Those who have held power over our national economic and social fabric are apoplectic about their inability to stop President Trump from burning through the horsehair and dropping the sword of Damocles upon their collective throne.

Burning through that horsehair is the Big Ugly.

The moment when the horsehair finally breaks, is the moment when everything changes.

All systems are currently working to ensure he is stopped.

There are trillions-of-trillions at stake.

Almost a century of carefully carried out central planning, spanning multiple generations of nudge-by-nudge action, had the U.S. system positioned on the cusp of full autonomous control. Every outcome within the system was planned to exacting and specific control detail….

….and at the very last second, of the very last minute, of the very last hour, free people stopped the entire system – and elected Donald John Trump as the president.
Remarkable.

Consider:

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863




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Apple Gives Employees $2,500 Bonuses Because Of Trump Tax Cuts

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Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:32

Apple stock jumped to end Wednesday's session near the highs of the day after Bloomberg reported that the company has told employees it will issue individual bonuses worth $2,500 because of the Trump tax cuts.

Interestingly there was a notable absence of this move in any press release, and even more notable was the absence of any mention of the Trump tax cuts that implicitly prompted this generous move.

Additionally, Bloomberg notes that the iPhone maker will begin issuing stock grants to most employees worldwide in the coming months, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly.

The report followed an earlier company press release where Apple disclosed how much it expects to pay in repatriation taxes as it transfers its massive offshore cash pile back to the US.

Citing anonymous sources inside the company, Bloomberg reported that the iPhone maker will begin issuing stock grants to most of its employees worldwide in the coming months. Earlier, the company said that it intends to use some of its repatriated cash to build an additional tech support campus, while also financing the construction of new data centers and the hiring of 20,000 employees.

Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The Cupertino, Calif. company joins a growing list of American businesses that have celebrated the introduction of corporate-friendly tax law with one-time bonuses for staff. The other firms include AT&T Inc., Comcast Corp., JetBlue Airways Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Employees who rank below the director level (a rank that denotes senior employees) will be eligible to receive the bonus payment in stock. Apple - the world's most valuable company - has more than 120,000 US employees, including those who work at its retail stores.

* * *

Apple shares were notably volatile today as they bounced from headline to headline, ending with a vertical rip that saw shares close around the highs of the session...



In its Wednesday press release, Apple calculated that in combination with new investments and the company's current pace of spending with domestic suppliers and manufacturers - an estimated $55 billion for 2018 - Apple’s direct contribution to the US economy will be more than $350 billion over the next five years, not including Apple’s ongoing tax payments, the tax revenues generated from employees’ wages and the sale of Apple products.


source: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-17/apple-gives-employees-2500-bonuses-because-trump-tax-cuts
 

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Apple Announces $350 Billion Investment in US Economy, 20,000 New Jobs


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by TOM CICCOTTA17 Jan 20181,574

Apple announced in a press release on Wednesday that the company will be investing $350 billion into the U.S. economy over the next five years.
According to a press release, Apple plans to create 20,000 new jobs in the United States over the next five years thanks to a $350 billion capital investment.

Combining new investments and Apple’s current pace of spending with domestic suppliers and manufacturers — an estimated $55 billion for 2018 — Apple’s direct contribution to the US economy will be more than $350 billion over the next five years, not including Apple’s ongoing tax payments, the tax revenues generated from employees’ wages and the sale of Apple products.

Apple specifically laid out in the press release their plans to create 20,000 new jobs through hiring at their current campuses as well as the creation of new ones.

“Apple expects to invest over $30 billion in capital expenditures in the US over the next five years and create over 20,000 new jobs through hiring at existing campuses and opening a new one. Apple already employs 84,000 people in all 50 states,” the press release reads.


A GBH research note revealed in January that Apple would be bringing $200 billion in foreign cash back to the United States as a result of the GOP tax reform bill.

“With Apple & Cook set to repatriate roughly $200 billion of cash based on our estimates we believe accelerated buybacks, another dividend hike, and potentially larger M&A will be the trifecta of benefits shareholders could expect to see in 2018,” the research note read.

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/...on-investment-into-us-economy-20000-new-jobs/
 

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Fiat Chrysler CEO: Moving Ram Production to Mexico Was a Mistake


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by JOHN CARNEY17 Jan 2018651

Moving production of the Ram pickup truck to Mexico was a mistake, Fiat Chrysler’s chief executive officer, Sergio Marchionne, said Tuesday.
In answer to a question from CNBC, Marchionne said:

The heavy-duty truck, at least in Chrysler’s case, was moved to Mexico in 2008. Ninety percent plus of what gets produced out of Mexico gets sold in the United States. I think this notion of making a car which has got nearly 100 percent utilization in the United States is a bit bizarre. I think it should have never been moved.

Last week, Fiat Chrysler announced that it was moving production of the Ram to Michigan, which it says will create thousands of jobs.

“Repatriation of the heavy-duty Ram was owed. We had to correct the mistake of 2008,” Marchionne said.


The Trump administration’s pro-business stance and the recently enacted tax cuts played an important role in the car company’s decision, stated Marchionne.

“We are working in an environment which is a lot more beneficial, that’s much more pro-business than it’s been in a long time. Tax reform is going to compensate some of the cost differential in building the car here, as opposed to building it in Mexico,” Marchionne said

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Software Company CEO Credits ‘Trump Tax Cut and Jobs Act’ for $1,000 Employee Bonus Checks


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by KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ17 Jan 2018208

The CEO of a Florida-based software company is making sure his employees know the reason for their fattened paychecks.
CEO Sheldon Wolf, the founder of Tampa-based software developer Spellex Corporation, made sure that President Trump would be credited for the tax cut bonus by ensuring that the “memo” section of each $1,000 bonus check reads, “Trump Tax Cut and Jobs Act,” Fox News reported.

Wolf told Fox & Friends that although his company is small, he was inspired by larger companies, such as AT&T and Bank of America, which decided to share the benefits of Trump’s tax reform package with their employees.

“I thought, ‘Well, what about us smaller companies, companies with less than 100 employees or less than even 50 employees? We could do the same thing,'” Wolf said. “I wanted to do it because I’m excited about the new tax plan from Trump and the GOP, and I wanted to share the wealth, as they say.”


“[It] plainly said, ‘This is why you’re getting this check, because of the change in the new tax plan,'” Wolf added. “I don’t think they’re particularly fans of President Trump, but nobody was complaining. They were all happy.”

Spellex Corporation is the latest company to join the hundreds of employers offeringbonuses from $1,000 to $2,000 or giving other employee incentives due to the tax reform legislation Trump signed into law.

Some of the companies that announced they would be giving their employees bonuses or other financial incentives include American Airlines, AT&T, Fiat Chrysler, and Wells Fargo.

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Apple's $350billion windfall for the US economy: Firm will create 20,000 new jobs, build a second HQ, give all their employees a $2,500 bonus, and pay $38billion in US taxes on their foreign cash in the next five years
  • Apple released a statement on Wednesday, saying they will contribute $350billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years
  • The Cupertino, California-based company announced plans to hire 20,000 more employees and build a new campus
  • They will also pay $38billion in taxes on $252.3billion in overseas cash, hinting that they may be repatriating that money
  • Their repatriation tax bill under Trump's reforms will be the biggest payment of its kind ever seen
  • Apple also joins Amazon.com Inc in scouting for a location for a second campus
  • They also plan to spend $55 billion with U.S.-based suppliers in 2018, up from $50 billion last year


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5280691/Apple-pay-38-bln-U-S-taxes-foreign-cash-open-new-campus.html#ixzz54Uu4J6Ow
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Apple's $350billion windfall for the US economy: Firm will create 20,000 new jobs, build a second HQ, give all their employees a $2,500 bonus, and pay $38billion in US taxes on their foreign cash in the next five years
  • Apple released a statement on Wednesday, saying they will contribute $350billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years
  • The Cupertino, California-based company announced plans to hire 20,000 more employees and build a new campus
  • They will also pay $38billion in taxes on $252.3billion in overseas cash, hinting that they may be repatriating that money
  • Their repatriation tax bill under Trump's reforms will be the biggest payment of its kind ever seen
  • Apple also joins Amazon.com Inc in scouting for a location for a second campus
  • They also plan to spend $55 billion with U.S.-based suppliers in 2018, up from $50 billion last year


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There's no magic wand -lol

The new normal ROTFLMAO
 

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There's no magic wand -lol

The new normal ROTFLMAO
One of the things I hear that pisses me off every time is people are so comfortable saying "I can't". Too many people are so comfortable with defeat they don't even try. And 'obozo hussein saying there is no magic wand is exactly the defeatist attitude the left needs to spread to keep their base lazy and angry.

When I was growing up Americans never said I can't. To do so was being a pussy. It still is being a pussy.
"I'll give it a shot" "There's gotta be a way" or even "hold my beer and watch this" but never I can't.

It will be good to see that pissant attitude fade away by people stepping up to say I can.

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Shit is about to get real.........

President Trump Prepares to Exit NAFTA – Corrupt GOPe Fight To Retain…

Posted on January 18, 2018 by sundance

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is one of the key economic constructs where DC politicians show their UniParty corporate stripes. [Another is immigration usurpation] The professional political class within both parties are aligned in common cause to retain both open-border immigration access (cheap labor), and multinational corporation control over North American Trade.

Decades of carefully constructed legislation, written by corporate lobbyists to the benefit of their crony-constituents on Wall Street, are at risk from President Trump’s America-First economic trade platform which includes exiting NAFTA.



Democrats and Republicans who have been purchased by the massive lobbying of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are in direct confrontation with President Trump on this issue.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement would result in the “best deal” to revamp the 24-year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico in favor of U.S. interests.

Lawmakers as well as agricultural and industrial groups have warned Trump not to quit NAFTA, but he said that may be the outcome.


“We’re renegotiating NAFTA now. We’ll see what happens. I may terminate NAFTA,” Trump said in an interview with Reuters.

“A lot of people are going to be unhappy if I terminate NAFTA. A lot of people don’t realize how good it would be to terminate NAFTA because the way you’re going to make the best deal is to terminate NAFTA. But people would like to see me not do that,” he said.

Trump’s comments come less than a week before trade negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico meet in Montreal for the sixth of seven scheduled rounds of negotiations to update NAFTA.

The talks are viewed as pivotal for the success of the NAFTA renegotiation effort because major differences remain over aggressive U.S. demands on autos, dispute settlement and a five-year sunset clause — proposals that some business groups have labeled “fatal.” (read more)

It simply cannot be overstated how far the UniParty is willing to go in their effort to keep the U.S. economy restrained through the lies and deception at the heart of NAFTA. There are trillions at stake.

The multinational corporations, and specifically the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Tom Donohue), are willing to wage thermonuclear war against President Trump on this issue; and on immigration. There is a massive disconnect between what is in Americas’ best interest and what is in the best interest of the multinational corporations and financial class.

President Donald Trump is under tremendous pressure, and receiving jaw-dropping threats, from the corporations that benefit from NAFTA – along with threats from purchased politicians who have taken hundreds of millions in lobbyist payments from them.

The stakes are so high and the corporate influence so strong, there is nothing the opposition will not do to stop President Trump from exiting NAFTA.


There’s probably only a few thousand people who understand the severity of this issue and comprehend how far these interests are willing to go to stop Trump. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is out of bounds. There are many issues important to them, but NAFTA is their holy grail of economic usurpation.

These professional republicans in DC and State Government will destroy any election to punish POTUS Trump if he withdraws. Those in charge of the most powerful levers of politics will target the full weight of all weaponized government against President Trump, and against his administration.

The stakes on this issue are all financial; and when the outcomes are purely financial, the hatred from those attached to that outcome is exponentially more dangerous.

Watch the next few days and weeks closely, we’ll see it.

This group is willing to inflict harm, actual physical harm, against the family and interests of Donald Trump if that will fulfill their objectives. They are cold, calculating, and dangerous people.

This fight is where Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton join hands to destroy the risk that is Donald Trump. The entire apparatus of politics and money will align for a singularity of purpose.

If you think the attacks against Trump, which included the weaponization of the DOJ and FBI, have been bad in the past…. It’s about to get exponentially worse.

Pray.




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Jobless Claims Hit 45 Year Low, GDP Looks Strong, Manufacturing Growth Powers Forward


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by JOHN CARNEY18 Jan 2018422

The U.S. economy keeps churning up new signals of sustained strength.
Jobless Claims. Filing for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in almost 45 years, Labor Department figures showed Thursday.

Jobless claims fell by 41,oooo to 220,00, far below the 249,000 expected by economists. That’s the lowest level since 1973. The drop in claims suggests that employers are holding on to employees as the labor market tightens. The numbers may also reflect companies’ reaction to the tax cuts, with some employers being hesitant to let employees go so soon after a massive corporate tax cut.

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve’s beige book cited anecdotal evidence that some employers are having trouble finding workers to fill positions in manufacturing and construction. That could point toward rising wages as employers offer better compensation to lure away already employed workers.


It’s likely that the official unemployment rate, already very low at 4.1 percent, could fall even further.

Fourth Quarter GDP Looks Stronger. The Atlanta Fed’s latest forecast for gross domestic product, a broad measure of economic output, rose Thursday to 3.4 percent. It was boosted by the Fed’s release of industrial production figures a day earlier. The New York Fed’s forecast, due to be updated Friday, stands at 3.9 percent.

These are some of the final forecasts of GDP before the official figures are released January 26.

Manufacturing Growth Still Strong. The Philadelphia Fed’s survey of manufacturing business showed that this sector continues to grow in January, although a few measures slipped below the very strong figures for December. Businesses reported an increase in manufacturing employment overall, with 24 percent saying they hired more workers and just eight percent saying they employed fewer. The average workweek also increased, indicating increased activity among those employed in manufacturing.

The outlook for the future looks strong. Seventy-two percent of firms reported that they expect an increase in underlying demand in the first quarter of this year, with 12 percent saying the increase would be significant. Nearly 70 percent expect to increase production

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LIST OF 177 PRESIDENT TRUMP ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 364 DAYS!
http://www.wnd.com/2017/11/4621979/

81 MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS FIRST SIX MONTHS!
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/y...1-obama-legacy-items-repealed/article/2644159

Amazing List Posted by Treeper Unseen:

JUST SOME OF POTUS TRUMP’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
(As you read this remember Pres Trump is donating his paycheck. He gets nothing from us for all of this work.)
*Stopped Hillary Clinton from becoming President
*KILLED TPP
*$350+ billion deal with Saudi Arabia ($110 billion in arms $250 billion in trade/investment) creating 100,000’s of jobs in both countries, historic.
*Pulled out of PARIS ACCORD
*Had a major victory on sugar exports from Mexico. Made Mexico drop the exports % and the amount of refined sugar. Will help our sugar industry and the US sugar mills that produce refined sugar from raw sugar.
*Notified Congress of NAFTA renegotiation on May 18th. Talks can start 90 days later on Aug 16th, 2017
*China Trade deal opening up beef and LNG gas as well as giving a way to get 1 billion Chinese credit scores so the USA can offer them credit. Trade deal was done in record time.
*Slapped more than $2 billion in fines on China and Canada for illegal trade practices.
*the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the U.S. to begin the beef exports to China (6/12/17). The first beef has been imported to China (06/30/17 and Sec Perdue cut and ate a USDA prime rib in China)
*REOPENING KORUS trade deal per Sarah Sanders press briefing on 06/30/17)
*Unemployment rate 4.3% U3 and 8.4% U6
*Proposed a $1 Trillion infrastructure project
*Stock Market at Historic Highs (as of 6/11/17 Dow up 16% NASDAQ up 19.5% since election day)
*US homes prices climb at fastest pace In 3 years per CNBC.
*Jobless claims hit 28 year low in Apr
*OPEC broken can no longer set prices due to USA energy production unleashed
*Secured $50 billion investment from Japan
*Secured $20 billion investment from Exxon in Gulf coast
*Gasoline at $1.95/gallon in Central NC (lowest price at this time of year since 2005 for entire US 06/30/17)
*Repealed 14 Obama regulations via CRA saving $ billions in costs to the economy
*Atlanta Fed sees 3.6% growth in 2nd qrt
*Federal debt is 130,455,438,424.64 billion LOWER since Dec 30th 2016 (as of 06/24/*per treasurydirect.gov
*Federal surplus was $182 billion at end of Apr (unexpected)
*Consumer and business confidence at record highs
*North Dakota experiencing a boom since Dakota access pipeline finished (500,000 Barrels now flowing through pipeline per day)
*Keystone pipeline construction ongoing
*Mining, steel and oil/gas jobs booming
*Mines reopening
*600,000+ JOBS created since Jan1st (per BLS) 800,000+ per ADP
*Directed Dep’t of Commerce to streamline Federal permitting processes for domestic manufacturing
*Launched United States-Canada Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
*Cut 1.6 billion costs from Air Force one and F-35 airplanes.
*Regulatory freeze on all federal governmental agencies
*Making agencies cut 2 regulations for each new one.
*Saw the opening of the first NEW COAL MINE IN PA in YEARS creating 70 jobs at the mine and more than 400+ supporting jobs in the community. (06/10/*Per foxnews.
*Coal for Central Appalachian coal has increased 8.95% this year. Increasing the economy for SE OH, SW PA, VA, MD and WVA
*Maine unemployment at 32 year low. The State dept of unemployment forced to layoff people because of lack of claims
*Food Stamp spending is down almost $1 billion per month and $12 billion per year per USAD
*Black unemployment at a 17 year low in May at 7.5% per Bureau of Labor Statistics. (06/24/17)
*Coal mining rose 19% in USA for first 5 months per US energy Department
*1st qrt GDP revised up to 1.4%
*USA now pumping 500k more barrels of oil per day since Dec 31st. Now at 9.3 million bpd. 3rd in the world only 1.2 million bdp behind Russia and Saudi Arabia
*USA is the world leader in natural gas production
*Institute for Supply Management says its manufacturing index rose to 57.8 last month from 54.9 in May. Anything above 50 signals that factory activity is increasing (07/03/17)
*15 of 18 manufacturing industries posted growth in JUNE per ISM (07/03/17)
*Authorized DHS to hire 10,000 ICE officers & 5,000 border patrol agents
*Secured funding for more immigration judges for deportation cases in 2017 budget
*Ended “catch and release” policy
*ICE arrests up 40% as of May
*ICE arrests are 75% criminal illegals as of May
*Ice Arrests for non criminal illegals up 150% as of May due to sanctuary cities polices making Ice go to the home instead of the court houses
*70%+ decrease in border crossings of illegal aliens in JAN,FEB,MAR,APR) 64% down in MAY
*No Cuban refugees seen by Coast Guard in Apr first time in 7 years
*Open bidding and plans submitted for the WALL. Finalists selected, prototypes to be unveiled this summer per CBP official/Breitbart news.
*6ft chain linked fences being replaced by 20ft hardened steel fencing at border
*More than 1400 gang members have been arrested by ICE
*This year the U.S. has already deported 398 MS-13 gang members back to El Salvador – compared to only 534 for all of 2016
*Texas has passed a law outlawing sanctuary cities
*Foods stamp requests by ILLEGALS D O W N
*The Trump administration has moved to reopen the cases of hundreds of illegal immigrants who had been given a reprieve from deportation by Obama
*Started construction on the wall.
*Travel ban EO cut refugees to 50,000. Has been blocked by courts so far.
*per Breitbart Sec Kelly has refused to expand H2-B visa program in FY 2017 Update 06/22/17 Sec Kelly will expand the H2-b visa program for a limited number of businesses that are in danger of failing and can’t find employment per breitbart.
*Pres Trump Sec of DHS ended DAPA (06/16/17)
*Refugees dropped by half entering the USA in first three months of Pres Trump’s admin over Obama’s admin. (6/24/17 per Washington Times)
*6,000 MS-13 gang members arrested in first 5 months
*66,000 mostly criminal illegals arrested by ICE in first 5 months
*Kate’s Law passed the House 06/29/17)
*No Sanctuary Cities Law Passed the House (06/29/17)
*Authorities have arrested an unprecedented number of sexual predators involved in child sex trafficking rings in the United States and around the world
*DOJ issues new sentencing guideline to enforce tougher laws on drug dealers
*DOJ stops Obama’s slush funds
*Massive raids on gangs going on across the nation
*More arrests for voter fraud in 2017 then anytime in recent history.
*DOJ and DHS ordered to take on transnational criminal gangs
*No tolerance for violence against LEO with a signed EO
*Fired FBI director who is and was a nutjob.
*Confirmed Wray for FBI director
*Nominated 21 conservative judges to the federal court
*AG Sessions dismantling the Obama legal doctrine brick by brick at the DOJ per Bloomberg (06/29/17)
*Operation Broken Heart lead by the DOJ arrested over 1,012 sexual child predators across the nation bringing 69,000 cases against them. (06/28/17)
*AG Sessions has asked for an extra $26 million to hire 300 prosecutors devoted to gang violence and deportation cases per Bloomberg (06/29/17)
*Confirmed Gorsuch to SCOTUS
*Signed 39+ Laws so far
*Signed more than 30+ EO
*Reviewing the Obama land grabs
*Reviewing and repealing Obama’s regulations
*Obamacare repeal and replace passed House stuck in Senate
*Tax cuts and reform moving through Congress
*Submitted 2018 Budget that cuts spending and give a pathway to a balanced budget in 10 years.
*Returned power to make decisions on “transgender bathrooms” to states
*Instituted 5-year lobbying ban for all Executive branch appointees
*Instituted permanent lobbying ban for foreign governments for all Executive branch appointees
*Banned aid helping foreign countries provide abortions (Mexico City Policy)
*Formed Commission on voter fraud led by VP Pence
*Returned the mission of NASA to space exploration
*Installing aspects of extreme vetting at points of entry to the USA
*signed Two bills into Law on June 2nd that makes it easier for family members of slain LEO to get benefits and that helps hire Veterans as LEO
*Sec of VA is starting process to combine the DOD and VA medical records to improve Veteran’s health. Massive shift in government policy.
*Pushing a massive overhaul of our FAA Air Traffic control….
*House votes to roll back Dodd Frank goes to the Senate
*Senate votes for VA accountability act. Goes to House passed house 06/13/17 major victory for Trump agenda signed into law on 06/23/17
*Pushing an apprentice program to train skilled works to fill 6 million open positions.
*The U.S. Treasury Department unveiled a sweeping plan on Monday to upend the country’s financial regulatory framework, 80% of which will be done from the executive side and does not need Congress. MAGA!!!!!
*Signed EO to reshape the education system of the USA to include votech and apprenticeships
*Did away with rules requiring the Federal government to report on the Y2K bug 17 years after 2000.
*President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs.(04/ 27/2017)
*Sec Zinke moves to purge the Interior department of Obama holdovers (6/16/17 per Washington post)
*Energy Department eliminating the Office of International Climate and Technology
*22 federal agency task force formed to help the rural America fight regulations and lack of prosperity led by Sec Perdue
*Environmental Protection Agency has ended a nearly $1 million program that provided gym memberships for employees
*5-0 in special elections (GA6 primary, KS, MT, GA6 final election, SC)
*Sec Kelly dropped many “Pro-Obama Islamic groups from funding” Groups that pushed for sharia law and closed muslim communities within the USA. (06/23/17 per breitbart)
*TRAVEL BAN upheld by SCOTUS by 9-0 ruling. Extreme vetting will now become law of the land.
*ScottPruitt signed #WOTUS proposed rule, supporting @POTUS order to restore the rule of law.
*Travel BAN now in full effect across the world. (06/29/17)
*Signed agreement to construct oil pipeline into Mexico
*Opening up LNG centers to ship LNG across the world (06/29/17)
*Introduced 6 point plan to unleash American energy (off shore, Nuclear, coal, NG,Oil, renewable) (06/29/17)
*President Trump Signs EO Reviving The National Space Council (06/30/17)
*Pentagon halts Obama’s transgender plan (07/01/17 per Breitbart)
*Sec Devos has stopped two obama regulations from going into effect which would have harmed for profit colleges. The Gainful Employment rule and the Borrower Defense rule (06/30/17)
*On May 4th, 2017 Pres Trump signed the Religious Freedom EO ordering his admin among other things to not enforce the Johnson amendment.
*Reduced White House expenses by $22 million by reducing staffing levels form Obama levels. Doing more with less.
*Secured a 34,000 Arab force to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria
*Sent 3 carrier battle groups to NK to pressure them on nuclear program, installed THADD in SK and Japan
*Working with China on NK
*Sent Navy to south China Sea to secure sea lines
*Fired 60 Tomahawks after a gas attack
*Got the G7 countries to agree that a nation has a right to control migration and immigration
*Had G7 countries agree NK was a threat
*Had G7 nations agree that Trade should be fair as well as free and that nations can punish non-fair trade
*Had NATO agree to pay more and got more countries to pay their fair share of defense pact
*Have met with more than 100 of the world leaders many at the white house
*Pulled out of Paris Accord and freed the USA from the economic Slavery Obama sold us into
*Surrounded ISIS in Iraq and Syria strongholds
*Have killed the ISIS commander in Afghanistan and reduced their strength by 2/3rd in Afghanistan
*Dropped the MOAB on ISIS killing more than 90 ISIS fighters
*First sitting POTUS to pray at the Western Wall
*Restarted peace process between Israel and PLO
*Visited the land of the three major religions in the world
*Opening of center to defeat radical Islam in cyberspace during Saudi Arabia visit. One orb to find them in the darkness and bind them.
*Gave powerful speech in the heart of Islam about the need to reform Islam and drive out the radicals
*Had G7 countries agree that refugees should stay as close as possible to home country and be returned when the threat is gone
*Got the Arab nations to cut ties to Qatar for funding terrorists. Massive historic shift in diplomatic actions in the Muslim world.
*Started the assault on Raqqa in Syria to defeat ISIS on June 6th 2017.
*Got Romania to up it’s NATO funding to 2.1% of GDP
*Has the Special Forces helping relieve siege in Philippines.
*Will visit Poland and Central Europe during 1st week of July before G20 meeting
*PLO has stopped the payments to terrorists families. Major change in PLO policy.
*Pres Trump’s State department secured the release of American citizen Otto Warmbeir from NK without paying $400 million ransom
*Pres Trump admin secured the release of American citizen, Aya Hijazifor, from Egypt Jail without paying $400 million ransom.
*Obama appointed Ambassador to Qatar “quit” during the biggest Crisis in Qatar’s history. What was she hiding?
*Gave Sec Mattis authority to set troop numbers in Afghanistan to turn the tide of the war. 06/16/17
*Rolled back Obama’s Cuban policy. 06/16/17
*Canada promised to increase defense spending by 70% (06/16/17)
*Gulf Countries sent Qatar a list of demands to defund terrorism, reject the Muslim brother hood so Qatar can return to the fold, direct consequence of Pres Trump’s trip to the middle east. Qatar has since rejected these demands setting a possible military conflict (updated 06/30/17)
*NATO countries (excluding the US) increase defense spending by 4.3% from last year per daily mail and breitbart(06/30/17).
*Per Iraq military Mosul has fallen. ISIS no longer controls the city. Just a couple pockets of resistance left per independent (06/30/17)
*Imposed Sanctions on major China Bank for it’s funding of North Korea and has declared the admin will work to cut North Korea off from access to the US financial market. (06/29/17)
*approved a $1.42billion arms deal with Taiwan (07/02/17)
*Reached out by Twitter to offer help to save baby Charlie Gard (07/03/17)
*Billions of dollars in investments & thousands of new jobs in America! An initiative via Corning, Merck & Pfizer:
*U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has almost doubled the amount of cocaine seized this fiscal year compared to the year before.
*For the first time ever, the United States will be able to export rice to China. China is the largest consumer, producer, and importer of rice, as the nation eats the equivalent of the entire U.S. rice crop in under two weeks.
*The Trump Administration has essentially “abolished” the practice of deferring deportations for illegal aliens in immigration court, a new report claims.
*”Six months in – it is the hope of GROWTH that is making America FOUR TRILLION DOLLARS RICHER.” -Stuart @VarneyCo
*Manufacturers’ record-high optimism reported in the 1st qtr has carried into the 2nd qtr of 2017 via @ShopFloorNAM:http://45.wh.gov/ZtRRMt
*U.S. immigration agents planning nationwide raids to arrest teenagers who are suspected gang members – Reuters
*Walmart Unveils Manufacturing Plan to Create 1.5 MILLION New AMERICAN Jobs
*Apple supplier Foxconn has agreed to a $10 billion plant in Wisconsin that will create 3,000 new jobs!
*President Trump Ends President Obama Transgender Military Policy…
*Reached a deal to have the 2028 Olympics held in Los Angeles
*US Employers Add 209,000 Jobs in July, Unemployment at 4.3%
*Apple iPhone supplier Foxconn has announced that it is planning a second manufacturing plant, this one in Michigan
*Gallup Poll: Reaches Highest Level of Small Business Confidence in Decade
*Jobs Openings at All-Time High 6.2 Million
*Poll: 69 percent think economy is in ‘good’ shape
*ICE Busts 36 Sex Offender Criminal Aliens in Sanctuary City
*Trump’s Interior Secretary Opens More Federal Lands To Hunting And Fishing http://truepundit.com/trumps-interior-secretary-opens-more-federal-lands-to-hunting-and-fishing/
*Signed an emergency spending bill that will pump more than $2 billion into a program that allows veterans to receive private medical care at government expense. Another $1.8 billion will go to core VA health programs, including 28 leases for new VA medical facilities.
***Food Stamp recipients down 2 Million – http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...ts-down-2m-under-trump-usda-figures-show.html

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January 20, 2018 at 6:06 am
SINCE Unseen wrote the list – we have the amazing:

*Record Stock Market – 26,000
*Results of Tax Cuts – companies returning to US – with their capital – and thousands of companies expanding, building, passing savings on to workers!


PLEASE feel free to add to lists!


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After all this winning, this seems most appropriate....

Thank Trump - Promo 4 (1 min 01 sec):


Published on Dec 21, 2017 by WorldNetDaily
Want to thank President Trump for all the hard work he has been doing for the American people? You can show your appreciation by sending him a thank you card here:
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After all this winning, this seems most appropriate....

Thank Trump - Promo 4 (1 min 01 sec):


Published on Dec 21, 2017 by WorldNetDaily
Want to thank President Trump for all the hard work he has been doing for the American people? You can show your appreciation by sending him a thank you card here:
http://www.wnd.com/the-trump-card-campaign/
I like that, thank you I'm sending it far and wide! . .
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It's become increasingly obvious that Shmuck Schumer picked a fight he can't win.

Trump is on fire this morning. First, he's calling for the Senate to go full nuclear, which would render the minority completely obsolete. Just a few years ago I'd have been completely against this. The senate after all us supposed to be the deliberative body.

My opinion is changed because the Dems are no longer the loyal opposition. They are working on soft coupe de tat with their seditious "resist" strategies.

Who doesn't believe that if the Dems had the Senate majority that they wouldn't do it.

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Check out Trump's new messaging

30 second commercial

 

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I appreciate how tramp is framing the discussion re the closure,

making it all about the dems and the illegals, while telling the amerikan people, choose one

interesting enough, nothing is coming out or being reported from the red party apparatus
 

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You saw the carrot, now you see the stick...............

President Trump Signs Section 201 Trade Action With USTR Robert Lighthizer…
Posted on January 23, 2018 by sundance

President Trump and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer held an open-press Oval Office event to announce trade action, tariffs, against China (solar) and S-Korea (washing machines) for product dumping. [Details Here]

The backdrop of this executive action happens on the first day of NAFTA round six talks beginning in Canada. Ambassador Lighthizer will be traveling to Canada shortly. It is increasingly likely that President Trump will exit NAFTA as part of the larger initiative to draw manufacturing jobs back into the U.S. In this round, we are hearing from those close to the work that Mexico and Canada are panicked and ready to concede in an effort to keep access to the U.S. market they are dependent on.

President Trump and Ambassador Lighthizer are now in the process of leveraging the U.S. business tax policy changes to hammer bilateral trade deals. This is where the teeth of Team wolverine become visible. All future action builds on all preceding action.

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The economic shift in 2018 will be a very visible Ambassador Lighthizer. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross built the larger foundation for U.S. trade policy and USTR action in 2017. Now that a smooth policy foundation is established, Robert Lightizer shifts into gear and becomes the trade-deal closer in 2018.


 

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Home Depot Latest US Corporation to Announce Trump Tax Cut Bonuses
January 25, 2018 by Jim Hoft 0 Comments


Home Depot is the latest US corporation to announce Trump tax cut bonuses to their employees.

241 COMPANIES HAVE NOW ANNOUNCED BONUSES TO EMPLOYEES THANKS TO THE TRUMP TAX CUTS
Over 2 million US employees will receive bonuses or raises this year thanks to the Trump tax cuts.

Richard Hunter, the purchasing operations manager at Home Depot sent out this announcement on Thursday morning.
“Today, as a result of the recent tax reform bill and in appreciation for continued excellent customer service, we are pleased to announce that all U.S. hourly associates will receive a one-time bonus of up to $1,000 based on tenure.

This bonus will be paid during the first full week of February and is in addition to the company’s normal Success Sharing bonuses.

Please join me in thanking hourly associates across the company for their hard work and dedication to taking care of our customers and making us the #1 home improvement retailer in the world. “

Thank you,
Richard Hunter


The Disney Corporation announced Tuesday it is offering $1,000 bonus checks to 125,000 employees and contribute to an education program for employees.

According to FOX Business Network 241 companies have now announced tax cut bonuses to their employees.

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All this money had to boost the economy.
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Not only that, this is how you boost an economy for real. The WEALTH goes to the people on main street who then use it all over the place in any way that they want. Some will buy stuff some will pay off debt etc.

We have not seen a main street economy in over 30 years. A main street economy made this into the most prosperous country on earth.

A Main Street economy is when the people have wealth to spread around and improve their lives.

A Wall Street economy is when a handful of rich assholes wearing suits TELL you how great everything is while you and everybody you know is struggling or already broke.

Main Street economies build wealth for the people who are producing the wealth, the people who get their hands dirty, and that leads to long term stability and growth.

A Wall Street economy produces bubbles that pop and the very people who cause the bubble make money off the blow up and the pop.

You and I get to pay for it all too.

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More MAGAnomic Winning – FedEx Will Contribute $3.2 Billion to Wage, Pension Benefits, and Capital Investment…
Posted on January 26, 2018 by sundance

A billion dollars is a thousand millions. Today, as a direct result of President Trump’s MAGAnomic tax reform, Federal Express has announced they will invest an additional $3.2 BILLION in employee pay raises, bonuses and pension contributions.

Wow.



(Reuters) – Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Friday it will spend more than $3.2 billion on wage increases, bonuses, pension funding and capital investment, taking advantage of the U.S. tax overhaul signed into law in December.

The Memphis, Tennessee-based company said it would invest $1.5 billion to significantly expand its hub in Indianapolis over the next seven years and modernize and enlarge its Memphis SuperHub.


The new tax code allows companies to immediately write off the full value of capital costs, which helps make projects more financially attractive, but that benefit starts to phase out in 2023. It also permanently lowers the U.S. corporate rate to 21 percent from 35 percent.

The announcement makes FedEx the latest U.S. company to promise higher pay for workers, citing the tax cuts.

FedEx, which said the recent tax changes would likely boost economic growth and investment in the United States, also said it would contribute $1.5 billion to an employee pension plan.

The company plans more than $200 million in higher compensation, about two-thirds of which will go to hourly employees with the remainder funding increases in performance-based incentive plans for salaried workers. (read more)



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NAFTA Round Six Continues – Canada and Mexico Hope To Manipulate Their Way To Round Seven…
Posted on January 27, 2018 by sundance

Round six of NAFTA renegotiation talks continue today as Canada and Mexico claim cautious optimism that a round seven will take place. This round of talks is scheduled to continue through Monday and end with a much anticipated a joint press conference between Ildefonso Guajardo (Mex), Chrystia Freeland (Can) and U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer. There were seven rounds initially scheduled.



Canada and Mexico are trying to close less important, and less controversial, trade chapters in an effort to give the illusion of progress and frame a political narrative that lends itself toward continuing to talk; ie. round seven.

However, if there’s no significant progress on the larger issues it’s doubtful Lighthizer will find value in endless words that amount to nothing.

Canada and Mexico have been lobbying U.S. politicians hard to retain their parasitic trade positions. Additionally, a significant number of Washington DC politicians are willing to take massive bribes from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce lobbyists and support the export of American economic jobs and wealth. This is another key UniParty indulgence issue.

Big Corporate Agriculture (Big AG), the consortium of massive multinational agriculture companies who hold stakes in the entire continent, are pushing hard to keep their “controlled market” dominance in place, and is attempting to stoke fears using false claims about farms and negative trade impacts to farmers. Pure nonsense.




The three major sticking points remain (there are more, but these are the best known):

1) Rules of Origin; 2) Conflict Resolution; and 3) Sunset Provisions for renegotiation.

  • Rules of Origin – Team U.S.A. wants car North American auto manufacturers to use at least 60% parts from within North America.
  • Team CanaMex wants to use fully assembled auto parts from China and Asia to assemble cars in Mexico and Canada and sell them as American made automobiles.


  • Conflict Resolution. Team U.S.A. wants an independent panel to deal with trade disputes, comprised of officials in relationship to the size of each economy.
  • Team CanaMex (the parasites) want to be able to override any U.S. objections to their manufacturing outcomes. They demand equality in voting. The U.S. is the host.


  • Sunset: Team U.S.A. wants the NAFTA agreement revisited, reviewed and renegotiated if needed, every five years. Some manufacturing sectors entirely change. [Example e-Commerce didn’t even exist when NAFTA was created, 25 years ago.]
  • Team CanaMex says no way. Whatever final trade deal is decided, is put upon the U.S. to deal with forever regardless of any changes in any sector.
It’s all smoke and mirrors at this point. Hopefully, Lighthizer will show up on Monday and simply say ‘enough, we’re done’.

End NAFTA and do bi-lateral trade deals where the size and scale of the U.S. market -our leverage- determines a more favorable outcome for the U.S. against both Canada and Mexico. Enough with these silly games.

(Via Reuters) […] During the sixth round, Canada raised what it called creative ways of meeting U.S. demands for higher North American content in autos, a sunset clause that would allow one party to quit the treaty after five years, and major changes to existing conflict resolution mechanisms.

“I think we have demonstrated we have engaged on most of the big issues,” Verheul said in his remarks to Reuters. “We’ve made progress on some of the smaller ones, so I think (it was) not a bad week.”

The Mexican official said that Canada’s proposals on rules of origin for autos, the sunset clause and conflict resolution mechanism were “positive, in as much as they are an attempt to move things forward.”

Speaking separately, a second Canadian government source said Ottawa was cautiously optimistic about the round, given that the U.S. side had not summarily rejected the proposals for compromise. (read more)



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Imagine You are Not a Politician, Yet You are Running For The Presidency…

Posted on January 29, 2018 by sundance



Imagine that despite your always knowing the DC swamp was deep (dangerous and full of terrors), corrupt, and generally horrible, you decided to do it anyway. You “just had to”.

Imagine you have spent years thinking about it; thinking about every angle within it; thinking and talking to people who know almost everything about it, well, from their perspective anyway; and ultimately you decided to do it.

Imagine that even though you knew it was bad, it wasn’t until you actually began running that you discovered the depth of the corrupt nature with it. –SEE HERE– You see things in the campaign you never expected; things no-one ever talked about.




One of the most alarming aspects of the *new knowledge* is discovering that the top-tier of the national intelligence apparatus has a political agenda you never thought about before.

Imagine yourself, a very successful business person, coming to the realization that the intelligence apparatus could, indeed was, weaponized against you. You fall back on your past experience with hostile organizations as your reference point having to contemplate that parts of the United States Government institutions would likely begin to conspire against you.

Imagine yourself having to deal with a weaponized intelligence community. Then, as time progresses, you begin to see those concerns are not imaginings – but they actually begin to surface.

Re-read this October 2016 speech with ‘new eyes’:

[…] For those who control the levers of power in Washington, and for the global special interests they partner with, our campaign represents an existential threat.

[…] This is not simply another 4-year election. This is a crossroads in the history of our civilization that will determine whether or not We The People reclaim control over our government.

The political establishment that is trying everything to stop us, is the same group responsible for our disastrous trade deals, massive illegal immigration, and economic and foreign policies that have bled this country dry. The political establishment has brought about the destruction of our factories and our jobs, as they flee to Mexico, China and other countries throughout the world. Our just-announced jobs numbers are anemic, and our gross domestic product, or GDP, is barely above one percent. Workers in the United States, were making less than they were almost 20 years ago – and yet they are working harder.

It’s a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth, and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.

[…] This is a struggle for the survival of our nation. This election will determine whether we are a free nation, or whether we have only the illusion of Democracy but are in fact controlled by a small handful of global special interests rigging the system.

This is not just conspiracy but reality, and you and I know it.

[…] They control the Department of Justice, and they even clandestinely meet with the Attorney General of the United States – in the back of her airplane, while on the runway – for 39 minutes – to most likely discuss her reappointment in a Clinton Administration just prior to the Attorney General making a decision over whether or not to prosecute Hillary Clinton.

Likewise, they have corrupted the Director of the FBI to the point at which stories are already saying the great men and women who work for the FBI are embarrassed and ashamed to what he’s done to one of our great institutions. Hillary Clinton is guilty of all of the things that Director Comey stated at his press conference and Congressional hearings, and far more – and yet he let her off the hook, while others lives are being destroyed for far less.

This is a conspiracy against you, the American people. (link)

Knowing what you know now, those words from October 13th, 2016, rally in West Palm Beach Florida most certainly hold a different resonance today, no?

Who can anyone turn to when the very institutions created to preserve liberty are intentionally utilized to eliminate the most basic of liberties: the right to choose our own government.



Imagine you are a candidate for the office of the presidency and you realize your political campaign is a very real existential threat to the system. As you begin to accept this reality you have to think entirely different now.

These people are political enemies.

As troubling as it is to accept, you have to face the reality of a weaponized intelligence community aligned against you; and a professional political class who will deny it exists.

The system, including the media, are now in synergy to eliminate the threat you represent.

Imagine, as time goes on, you realize this weaponized system is not going to go away. You begin to think about how to work around it, from your only reference points in dealing with hostile institutions. Approaches you know from business experience, become references.

Thankfully, you have a man, an intelligence officer, General Mike Flynn, who can rightly explain the capability of the intelligence apparatus. Yet even he cannot adequately describe how it is weaponized. Imagine yourself having to deal with this issue.

You are running for the Presidency, yet you have to accept a complete and incomprehensible inability to trust the U.S. intelligence community. You realize that, absent of your ability to coax individuals to change behavior inside the organization, it may be entirely necessary to build a parallel system that you can trust.

The nomination was tough, but you won.

It is within the general election when you really discover the scale of political alignment referenced as the ‘Deep Administrative State’.

Somehow, through grit, work and a relentless effort – your campaign overcomes many obstacles and a key part of the electorate are sharp enough to understand the bigger issues.

You win the election.

But as people celebrate around you, you know this is not the summit.



When dawn breaks, November 9th, 2016, everyone will begin to see what you already know; the summit is still a long way off. Those adverse interests are not going to accept the disruption. Well, not willingly anyway.

As everyone else cheers, maybe you don’t quite enjoy the same victory because you sense what is to come…



Then, at a critical juncture, a key player within the established system, who is not OK with what’s going on, comes to you and confirms your worst suspicions. –SEE HERE

The apparatus of the IC is weaponized against you; and it’s worse than you thought.

However, despite the sheer scale of the opposition, and the people aligned against you, you have won the election – and thankfully that same key internal *whistle-blower* has a plan.

He too has been thinking.

Imagine the broad outline of a parallel intelligence system. A system that might only be temporary in nature, but feasibly could be trusted. A system that might overcome the challenge inherent from the domestic enemies embedded inside the current one.

While a politically weaponized intelligence apparatus is targeting/watching you… perhaps your parallel system might just be able to watch the watchers.

If you can imagine such a system, you’ll note the needs: established infrastructure close to completion, or at least in a solid phase of current utility. A safe system, a reasonable distance away from the threat; held and operated by people who have, or would have, a self-interest -a motive- to help you. Also a human intelligence network, contacts with people -who know people- and must also have ability to operate the parallel system.

Normal allies, at least the historic perspective of ‘allies’ as known to us outside the system, could not be used. The “Five Eyes” intelligence allies would be useless, because the embedded IC opposition would quickly discover the networking. They are, after all, an international intelligence community; and share a generally common ideology.

No, you would need a ‘new’ system.

Something outside current systems, yet mirroring the technological capability.

And all of this must take place in such a fashion as no-one would ever suspect it taking place. Yet, you don’t want to hide it, because that’s ultimately the easiest way for the adverse IC enemy to discover it.

That’s what you’d need.

Now, consider:



I know, it’s a mind-blowing exercise to fathom…. but why not?

As we consider this, basic frames of reference are questioned. Do your own work, your own analysis, apply your own reasoned logic. You, we, all of us, have all just recently began to understand the scale of the corruption within the U.S. intelligence apparatus, specifically the DOJ and FBI.

What if we had known it back in November of 2016?

How would we understand all of the intelligence events from November 2016 though today if we knew the scale of the Justice Department weaponization, back then. We have the benefit of hindsight to overlay against current events.

Do not trust me, nor expect me to convince you. Something about this has just struck me as deliberate for over eight months – for multiple reasons. So use your own knowledge, and put down an actual or mental timeline back to January 20th, 2017 (Inauguration day), and look/think carefully about what transpired. Who visited where, when, and how.

Look at who visits the White House, early on in the administration. Think about what you know of those visits and your reference points. Many citations will follow:



Look at what actions were taken, in the specific area, to secure any adverse entity away from discovering the intent of a possible parallel construct. –SEE HERE– Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, including Alwaleed.

Look at times and dates when specific people travel to the same specific area:



Understand that a parallel system means creating new alliances. Any entity aligned with the current adversary, or former administration, cannot be trusted. –SEE HERE– Qatar, financial epicenter of the Muslim Brotherhood, ally with the Obama administration, no longer considered a geopolitical ally; and completely isolated amid the Gulf States.

Then we have Canada, Australia and New Zealand, normally friendly allies, being exceptionally combative to an incoming administration –SEE HERE– and adding to the mix, the United Kingdom being more of an ideological adversary than geopolitical ally –SEE HERE– oh, there’s that Five Eyes reference again.

When you begin to question prior assumptions, some overseas visits by administration officials, emissaries or unofficial officials, take on new meaning. Visits seemed random. But maybe not –SEE HERE– Jared Kushner making unannounced visits to Saudi Arabia.

With a new nexus established, things continue for a long time; a very long while. All the while Deep-State Black Hats have absolutely no idea they are being watched.



Perhaps seemingly random or innocuous events take on a different dimension. –SEE HERE– Vice-President Mike Pence Travels to Egypt, Jordan and Israel.

Without context, things just don’t make sense.

The media are perplexed –SEE HERE– Headline: “Mike Pence visit to region serves no purpose“, ie. it doesn’t make sense.

However, with context, things, the timing of things, not only begins to make sense, but changes the entire landscape of what was previously thought. –SEE HERE– House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes travel to Saudi Arabia.



That’s Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes innocuously in the background.

While everyone was recently waiting on the memo….




Paul Ryan

✔@SpeakerRyan


Toured Saudi Arabia’s Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology to learn about its efforts to defeat terrorism and other threats in the Middle East. http://spkrryan.us/2n6CgvR

4:15 PM - Jan 24, 2018


And waiting on the #ReleaseTheMemo…

Fahad Nazer

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#Saudi Ambassador to US Prince Khalid Bin Salman joins US congressional delegation headed by House Speaker Ryan as it visits the Global Center For Combatting Extremist Ideology, @Etidal https://twitter.com/etidal/status/956269550445711366 …

7:11 PM - Jan 24, 2018



The history of interactions begins to shape a new understanding:



Maybe, just maybe, the ‘Intelligence Orb’ that everyone enjoyed was real.

Only ‘real’ in a way it just wasn’t thought of before:



Then again, what if the Orb, the new Saudi counter-extremism intelligence hub, is not technically *theirs* after all…



What if that Saudi Intelligence Orb (hub) is actually ours, or at least, maybe, we are leasing and equipping it for use… for a while…



…While our White Hat team (CIA-Pompeo, NSA-Rogers) modified the intel-hub’s operational use, to monitor and catch the Black Hat team.



Although this is simply just a citation of various events, with a rather different take on what they might possibly mean, it could, possibly, change the entire dynamic of what has been happening.

Did you think two years ago that FBI officials would actually be spying on political opposition? Did you fathom a year ago that the FBI, actual agents inside the FBI, might have been intentionally conspiring to help Hillary Clinton escape legal jeopardy?

Did you know the FBI were withholding evidence, lying to courts, using burner phones to communicate; hiring contract agents and giving them access to NSA and FBI counterintelligence databases to conduct domestic political spying operations?

Could you fathom the U.S. Department of Justice and FBI purchasing opposition research from Hillary Clinton, pitching it to FISA Courts as evidence; and working with their allies in the media by leaking information to place intentionally false material within their stories?

Were you previously ever able to imagine people within the Justice Department making demands of congressional oversight to see evidence of their own corruption in advance of accountability? …and the media making out congress as the bad-guy in that dynamic?

No? Don’t feel bad. Me neither.

I mean, seriously?

So my entire set of “reasonable assumptions” is considerably different now and I don’t dismiss possibilities that actually have a basis-in-fact that might explain what has taken place as the other side of the intelligence apparatus fights back against this jaw-dropping intelligence corruption.

WATCH:

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Trump Just Told George Soros To ‘Go To Hell’ Right To His Face
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During this photo-op at Davos, Switzerland, where the world’s financial elite were meeting to thrash out plans for the future, President Trump couldn’t help letting slip his real feelings about billionaire George Soros.

A female reporter with a German accent asked President Trump, who had just taken his seat, “Why are you smiling so broadly, like the cat that got the cream?“

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Before President Trump could answer, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, seated on the far left in the photo, said, “He is smiling because he just told George Soros to go to hell.”

Mainstream media from around the world reported on George Soros’ speech at Davos, which he dedicated entirely to criticizing President Trump. Attempting to convince the world that Trump’s presidency is “a danger to the world.“

According to the notorious globalist billionaire, the survival of humanity depends on Trump being impeached in the next twelve months. “Not only the survival of Open Society but the survival of our entire civilization is at stake,” said Soros.

But Soros’s speech didn’t go down well at Davos. Expecting the audience to be on his side, Soros was dismayed when he was ignored and President Trump received something close to a hero’s welcome, according to the New York Post. Even the Washington Post was unable to spin the event into a negative Trump story, admitting that the president managed to “win” at Davos.

And the reason is simple: It’s hard to argue with success.

Sustained economic growth (a much improved 2.6 percent GDP for the fourth quarter — and that’s before the epic tax cuts kick in), signs of higher wage growth (many companies are now handing out bonus checks to workers for the first time since 2007) and a roaring stock market (with the Dow heading close to 30,000) are cold, hard facts that cannot be argued with.

Even people who claim to despise Trump are finding a silver lining in the orange-tinted cloud.

This is all bad news for Soros, the octogenarian billionaire who recently pumped $18 billion into leftist causes around the world. While much of the money Soros spends through his Open Society Foundation has gone to destabilizing democracy in Eastern Europe and more recently to crashing economies and devastating developing nations around the globe, he has now shifted his focus, he said, and will spend much of his money taking on President Trump directly in America.

Was Soros surprised by the muted response to his speech at Davos?

The fact Soros attempted to gain a coveted one-on-one meeting with Trump after delivering such a negative speech should come as no surprise. This is the man who claims he is a God, and that “normal rules do not apply” to him.

President Trump’s sharp words to George Soros were all that he deserved.

In contrast to Soros’s dismal speech, Trump’s speech went down a storm. Informing the audience that Washington “will no longer turn a blind eye” to predatory trade policies of other countries, he also made a point to note, “America first does not mean America alone. When the United States grows, so does the world.”

Besides George Soros, who could possibly argue with that?


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