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  • Media Ignores Trump's Economy

    09/21/2018 11:58:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    It's surprising that a White House incapable of organizing a two-car funeral - if you believe the mainstream liberal media - is presiding over the most robust economy the U.S. has had in years. One could almost say it makes America great again. Strange, isn't it? The Obama administration boy and girl geniuses were managing up a storm when it came to the economy, yet growth was sluggish, wages stagnant and economic optimism was nowhere to be found. Then the Trump clown car crashed into the Resolute desk in the Oval Office and all hell broke loose. And that's...
  • Donít Like Trumpís America First Agenda? Whatís Not to Like?

    08/18/2018 7:38:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Dan Celia
    For all the talk of how Americaís protectionism may sink this bull market in stocks, itís still very much ďAmerica firstĒ on Wall Street ó just look at stocks. Five regions and countries, including the Eurozone, the U.K. and Japan, trail U.S. stock returns this year. Only Saudi Arabia and Norway have performed better, with 17 percent and 9 percent returns, respectively. On average, most regions are down around 4 percent. The U.S as measured by the S&P is up 0.03 percent. President Donald Trump has been about the business of fundamentally changing America. These fundamental changes are very...
  • Working for Tips

    08/01/2018 1:11:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2018 | John Stossel
    Union protestors and celebrity advocates have decided that waiters' tips aren't big enough. They are upset that in 43 states, tipped workers can be paid a lower minimum wage, as low as $2.13 an hour. Not fair! say celebrities like Jane Fonda, who recorded commercials saying, "That's barely enough to buy a large cup of coffee!" As usual, those who want the government to decide that workers must be paid more insist that "women and minorities" are hurt by the market. But waitress Alcieli Felipe is a minority and a woman. She says the celebrities and politicians should butt out....
  • What A Great Time To Be An American

    07/31/2018 9:27:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    On Friday the Department of Commerce announced that U.S. GDP had grown at an incredible 4.1% rate during the second quarter, the highest in several years and even more noteworthy given the extraordinarily ďhotĒ state of our economy right now. That growth is mixed with historically low unemployment at 4%, a stock market that has seen the S&P 500 rally over 30% and the NASDAQ over 49.59% at the moment since election day, and immense consumer confidence. In fact, the job market is so hot right now that employers are getting rid of experience requirements, long-maligned older workers are...
  • It Is Terrible To Be A Liberal In 2018 Ė Which Is Awesome

    06/28/2018 4:44:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    What a letdown ‚Äď you libs were totally promised that you and your elite cohort would rule forever, unchallenged, over the filthy hordes infesting America‚Äôs non-coastal regions, and then all of a sudden those nasty Normals got militant and elected Donald Trump. It‚Äôs not fair, damnit! And it just gets worse and worse as things in America, under Trump, get better and better.This prosperity and this relative peace are the worst things ever. Well, for you liberals. But then that‚Äôs all that matters, according to liberals.So, now you got Bill Maher pining for a recession, apparently so Trump will somehow...
  • 'Hip Hip Hooray:' Pelosi's Clueless Mockery of Economic Progress is Gold for the GOP, But...

    06/11/2018 6:12:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2018 | Guy Benson
    A number of months ago, when Republicans' collective 2018 fate was looking fairly bleak, I attended an off-the-record briefing that reviewed internal party polling, highlighting the party's strengths and weaknesses heading into a challenging midterms.  The political headwinds, as they're often referred to, were blowing against Team Red -- based both on historical precedent and measurable electoral outcomes.  Many of those same obstacles remain firmly in place today.  But two of the bright spots that the assembled GOP gurus underscored were (a) the growing strength of the US economy, thanks to tax reform and other policies, and (b) the polarizing unpopularity of...
  • Democratic Mid-Term Hopes Are Crumbling

    06/02/2018 1:31:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    The U.S. Labor Department released another strong employment report today. It showed that non-farm payrolls expanded by 223,000, far exceeding expectations of most economists. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.8%, the lowest since April of 2000. For African Americans, the unemployment rate was the lowest on record, at 5.9%. After many years of losses, manufacturing jobs have made a comeback under President Trump. This trend continued in May with 18,000 new manufacturing jobs reported. There were also solid gains in healthcare with over 31,000 new jobs and in the construction sector, which added 25,000 new jobs in May. Because of...
  • WaPo: Dems Now Openly Fretting About Rising Trump Approval, Deteriorating 2018 Prospects

    05/15/2018 1:27:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2018 | Guy Benson
    Democrats stand to make gains in the upcoming midterm elections -- but their cockiness about winning sweeping victories has reportedly become more restrained in recent days, thanks to tightening generic ballot polling and improved presidential approval numbers.  CNN's newest national survey shows most Americans are pleased with the general state of the country, with Democrats' 2018 advantage down to just three points (as opposed to 16 points in the same series several months ago).  Reuters' national data shows Democrats' lead whittled down to one measly point, well within the margin of error.  At the beginning of the year, 'Chuck and...
  • The Trillion-Dollar Myth

    04/17/2018 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    There is an old saying that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, and we've learned that again with the Congressional Budget Office and its latest highly misleading fiscal forecast. For years, we've been trying to get the CBO to use real-world scoring that reflects how businesses, workers and financial markets react to changes in tax rates. But no go. This is why the left is having a field day with the CBO's forecast that deficits under President Trump will average a trillion dollars a year for the next decade. This is supposed to be a result of Trump's...
  • Will Automation Kill Our Jobs?

    02/21/2018 12:41:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    A recent article in The Guardian dons the foreboding title "Robots will destroy our jobs -- and we're not ready for it." The article claims, "For every job created by robotic automation, several more will be eliminated entirely. ... This disruption will have a devastating impact on our workforce." According to an article in MIT Technology Review, business researchers Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee believe that rapid technological change has been destroying jobs faster than it is creating them, contributing to the stagnation of median income and the growth of inequality in the United States. If technology is destroying jobs...
  • Are Liberals Rooting Against America? (Sure Looks Like It)

    02/06/2018 5:22:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    The unseemly sight of nearly the entire Democratic congressional delegation sitting on their hands and clinging to their chairs throughout Donald Trump's State of the Union speech is further evidence that they want America to fail on Trump's watch. Hundreds of American companies are bringing jobs to America and paying American workers bonuses: Democrats sat stone-faced. The lowest black unemployment rate in 40 years: Democrats smirked. We are defeating ISIS in the Middle East: Ho-hum. Many on the left are suffering from a severe case of anti-Trump derangement syndrome. ATDS sufferers crave bad news. In a bright, sunny economic sky,...
  • Yes, Pelosi Is Still Saying 'Crumbs'

    02/01/2018 1:33:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is being shunned by members of her own party for downplaying the benefits of tax reform. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) informed Pelosi that $1,000 bonuses were not "chump change."Crowley wondered whether those employers had already planned to dole out bonuses, despite the tax reform package. But, it's quite the coincidence when dozens of other companies have suddenly invested massively in their workforces after the vote. Boeing, AT&T, Darden Restaurant Group, Apple, and Starbucks to name a few.Yet, Pelosi continues to be a broken record. The employee bonuses are "crumbs" compared to the rewards large corporations...
  • The Trumpian (or Something) Achievement

    01/30/2018 6:56:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2018 | Bill Murchison
    The media will make of the State of the Union speech what it will -- which won't be much, given the media's agenda to discredit or oust the president delivering the speech. We might turn our eyes, briefly at least, in another direction: what could be called American capabilities. These in the end matter more than rhetorical flourishes, legislative proposals or even the disharmonies of the Grammy Awards. (Hillary Clinton -- really!) American capabilities and successes are growing, enhancing respect for what Americans can achieve when they put their minds to certain matters: something they haven't done for years....
  • Make Trump Tax Cuts Permanent -- Now

    01/30/2018 6:01:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    We're just one month into the new tax bill, and only those wearing left-wing ideological blinders -- which, unfortunately, is still the case for millions of anti-Trumpers -- can deny that Donald Trump's tax cuts are helping just about everyone. The avalanche of news stories of bonuses, pay raises, fringe benefit payments, job openings and factories relocating to the United States piles up with each passing week. As many as 3 million Americans have received such pay boosts. And the vast majority of people haven't even yet gotten their tax cut dividends, which will be delivered in the form...
  • Must-Watch TV

    01/25/2018 6:13:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2018 | January 25, 2018
    This Tuesday, President Donald Trump will travel to the United States Capitol and deliver his first State of the Union Address from the well of the House of Representatives. Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Paul Ryan will sit behind him during the address and stand, clap and nod as appropriate. This will be a historic address. It will combine Trump's ability to engage, entertain and connect with his audience, the American people, with his ability to create a vision of an even brighter future of Americans. With the passage of major tax legislation behind him, and the government back...
  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Already Paying Dividends

    01/20/2018 10:52:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2018 | Congressman Scott DesJarlais
    The American Dream: The idea that every citizen has a chance to succeed, if he or she works hard; that each generation will do better than the last; that freedom creates economic opportunity and progress. Throughout the history of the United States, we as a people have embraced these principles. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are our unalienable rights. And our country has prospered, creating unparalleled economic success. American ingenuity and productivity have created amazing technological advancements and raised the standard of living, as working- and middle-class Americans have climbed the economic ladder to new heights. Upward mobility...
  • Demolition: Bonus-Paying CEO Schools Pelosi on Economics

    01/16/2018 9:08:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Guy Benson
    An appropriate bookend to yesterday's post , which mentioned the aspiring Speaker's "crumbs" comment, an instant Pelosi classic. Throughout the tax reform debate, liberals pounded the table insisting that corporate tax cuts would not benefit workers or consumers -- just fat cat shareholders and executives. But much like they were disastrously wrong about how much tax reform would benefit working and middle income households, they've also been proven wrong on the corporate side, as literally millions of Americans workers have already received bonuses, wage increases, improved bonuses and other concrete benefits. (Incidentally, if you missed it earlier, this clip...
  • Who Are You Calling a Moron?

    01/08/2018 9:39:57 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 09, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    I remember when I was in fifth grade and kept losing tennis matches to a kid I despised. After one match I slammed down my racket and fumed to my mother that my nemesis was a really terrible tennis player. She brought me back down to earth by placing her hands on my shoulders, looking me in the eyes and saying: "How bad can he be, if he keeps beating you?" Which brings me to the trash talking from the media and others on the intellectual left about Donald Trump in the wake of Michael Wolff's new anti-Trump screed, "Fire...
  • Boom: CBS News Report, Bernie Sanders Comments Confirm Sweeping Benefits of GOP Tax Law

    12/27/2017 10:11:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2017 | Guy Benson
    We've been having some fun at the expense of Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party's literally apocalyptic hyperbole and rhetorical overreach about the new tax reform law, showcasing examples of businesses -- large and small -- that are celebrating passage of the landmark legislation by paying out employee bonuses, raising wages, expanding, and making charitable investments.  For what it's worth, here are a few additional examples that have cropped up since our last pre-Christmas post on the matter.  As we await more announcements from corporations and small businesses across the country in the new year, I'd like to go back...
  • Donald Trump's Sechel -- Yes, Sechel!

    12/20/2017 9:29:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2017 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- "It's the economy, stupid," as we used to say back in the good old days -- the good old days being the 1990s, when the president of the United States could have molested women in the White House during business hours with impunity. In fact, if memory serves, that president, William J. Clinton, saw his popularity soar after accusations of his molestations were made public, or at least after some of them were made public. If all of them were made public, according to wisdom of the time, he might have been elected President for Life. Those...