The economic news keeps getting better and better:
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 150 points at the open, following the release of the better-than-expected jobs report. The Nasdaq Composite opened 0.7% higher, while the S&P 500 also climbed 0.46%.
The U.S. added a robust 263,000 new hires in April while the unemployment rate fell to 3.6%, the lowest since December 1969, according to a Labor Department report Friday. The nonfarm payroll growth far outpaced Wall Street expectations of 190,000 and a 3.8% jobless rate, according to Dow Jones estimates.
Those states that are pushing the #fight415 stuff had better hope that Trump stays in office as his roaring economy is the only reason that this idiocy hasn’t bankrupted them.
Today I gave someone a lift to a Methadone clinic in Leominster where addicts trying to recover get the daily dose that keeps them going until such time as they can be weaned from their drug addiction. Talked to a guard outside who says hundreds of folks come each day. Looking at the faces of the people as they went in and out it occurred how normal they looked and that this daily visit was the difference between hundreds of people having normal or at least semi-normal lives and hundreds of people doing anything and everything to raise the money to get their next high destroying themselves at an incredible cost to society, their families and themselves.
There are those who object to the War on Drugs and dealers but I submit and suggest that if a nation state was doing to us what Drug deals do on a daily basic we would have invaded and destroyed them with the complete backing and support of the public.
It’s also worth noting that because of the roaring economy people who normally would have little chance at employment such as ex-cons and recording addicts are being given a shot by employers desperately seeking people to fill positions.
Donald Trump’s economy has done more for the poor in this country than all the platitudes of those who have predicted doom and gloom for the last two years
Speaking of things not to be believed I see poll after poll showing Democrat after Democrat beating Trump. These pols are from the same people who told us that Hillary was a lock, that the Economy was going to tank the moment he got elected and that Trump was a Russian dupe.
One has to be either really foolish or really desperate to buy into these pols. I think they’ve become the Methadone of the left
Finally both the Bruins and Celtics are even in their 2nd round series and are respectively 10 and 11 wins away from a title. Both are facing good teams and have even better teams ahead if they win this round. But the idea that Boston might hold all four major sports titles at the same time is becoming more and more possible and the idea of all four teams at least being in the finals is moving into the “probable” range.
If you told any Boston Sports fan in 1999 that this would be the case is 20 year we wouldn’t have believed you.
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