A Thanksgiving Gift Courtesy of President Trump

My 30th Anniversary Atlanta/Alabama trip with DaWife a few months ago was a real revelation. Before Robert Stacy McCain first urged me to go to CPAC in 2010 and I became a bit known I did little or no traveling.  Post CPAC I traveled for pretty much the first time in my life but always chasing … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Gift Courtesy of President Trump

An Interesting if Sightly Depressing Anecdote

Lately I've had a lot more responsibility at work as we ramp up for Black Friday and the time that follows and I've been given a lot of people to get up to speed to be ready for the onslaught. Because these days available workers are at such a premium instead of just getting workers … Continue reading An Interesting if Sightly Depressing Anecdote

Donald Trump, Andrea X and Election 2018

George Bailey: Joe, you had one of those Potter houses, didn't you? Well, have you forgotten? Have you forgotten what he charged for that broken-down shack? Here, Ed. You know, you remember last year when things weren't going so well, you couldn't make your payments. You didn't lose your house, did you? It's a Wonderful … Continue reading Donald Trump, Andrea X and Election 2018

The Trump Economy makes Criminal Justice Reform Possible or #JobsNotMobs Revisited

There is one fact about the Trump Criminal Justice reform business that needs to be pointed out. Before I continue let me point out that the points that follow only apply to folks who are not incorrigible. If a person decides he prefers the financial, social or self esteem rewards that come with a criminal … Continue reading The Trump Economy makes Criminal Justice Reform Possible or #JobsNotMobs Revisited

Subscription Commentary NECCO Wafers and the Trump Economy

Today we premiere the first of a new Series of short Subscription Commentaries that replaces the old podcast. This particular commentary will be open to all but future commentaries will be for paid subscribers only Today's commentary is titled NECCO Wafers and the Trump Economy Incidentally packages of NECCO wafers are selling for ungodly amounts … Continue reading Subscription Commentary NECCO Wafers and the Trump Economy

GDP 4% Democrat/MSM Election Narrative Hardest Hit

For the first time in several weeks I'm not working overtime so I took advantage of this to relax in an Air conditioned room playing the DOS version of the old Avalon Hill 1830 (still a spectacular game) and look in on twitter when I saw this tweet from Joe Scarborough My Latest—> “With one … Continue reading GDP 4% Democrat/MSM Election Narrative Hardest Hit

There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

The phrase I borrowed for the title of this article is featured in the libertarian science fiction masterpiece, “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” by Robert Heinlein.  It represents one of the fundamental truths of the universe, one that socialists and big government types routinely ignore, often with disastrous results.  We the people have been … Continue reading There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

Trump Year 1 in a Single Chart

There are a lot of ways you can grade the 1st year of the Trump presidency USA today ran a piece giving him grades from A+ to F, but for my money the best way to see how the public grades this presidency is not a poll concerning this president's approval but chart above showing … Continue reading Trump Year 1 in a Single Chart

Three More Trump Wins UNRWA/Common Core/Apple

I'm pretty busy today working on the Trump Year one Lunch and Panel event in Leominster MA at noon today (you can still buy tickets here or at the door for $20 which includes an all you can eat buffet) so I don't have a lot of time for a long piece on shutdowns, Tom … Continue reading Three More Trump Wins UNRWA/Common Core/Apple

Jobless claims hit 45-year low, and mainstream media is silent

The last thing mainstream media wants you to know is the country is doing very well economically. Stock prices are up. Lower tax rates means 164 major companies and rising have given back to their employees in the form of raises and bonuses. Jobless claims just hit a 45-year low. Wait, you didn't hear about that last … Continue reading Jobless claims hit 45-year low, and mainstream media is silent

The biggest economic threat in 2018 is a power-hungry, Democrat-loving mainstream media

Jobs are coming back. Wages are going up. Taxes are going down. Consumer spending is at a pre-2007 level. The economy is looking poised to have a strong continuation in 2018 from the progress made in 2017. There are still many things that can derail it quickly, but the biggest risk is born from a … Continue reading The biggest economic threat in 2018 is a power-hungry, Democrat-loving mainstream media

Stacy’s Women Owe Donald Trump & the GOP a huge Thank You

Major Pintz: These are today's recruits, sir. Not much to pick from I'm afraid. Col Klink: Well, as they say, beggars can't be choosers. I'll take them. Major Pintz: Get these men uniforms, Sergeant, and have them report to me at once. Sgt: Jawohl, Herr Major. Col Klink: We are certainly scraping the bottom of … Continue reading Stacy’s Women Owe Donald Trump & the GOP a huge Thank You

Get Ready for Tom Brady Class Growth Numbers that’ll make 3% look Roetlisbergerish

The best way to descrive the effect of the tax cut bill that just passed will have on our already improving economy is to think of it as the difference between Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady. By any standard Ben Roethlisberger is a great quarterback. His stats are impressive. … Continue reading Get Ready for Tom Brady Class Growth Numbers that’ll make 3% look Roetlisbergerish

Tax cuts are great but meaningless without spending cuts

The evidence has been documented numerous times that cutting taxes improves the economy in ways that replace "lost" revenues for the federal government. In other words, reduced tax burdens spark economic growth with over time yield a revenue-neutral stance. This is the part about the proposed GOP tax cuts that I like. There are two … Continue reading Tax cuts are great but meaningless without spending cuts

The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Cause and Effect Seattle Edition

You might have missed these two stories in all the Trump Tweet stuff but you might want to remind yourself what we're fighting against before you jump off the wagon. Cause: Seattle’s minimum-wage law is boosting wages for a range of low-paid workers, but the law is causing those workers as a group to lose … Continue reading The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Cause and Effect Seattle Edition

Time to cut up the government’s credit cards

I really like credit cards. Every card in my wallet has purposes based upon rewards, limits, and due dates. The dollar bills in my wallet are probably the same bills I've had in there for weeks because I use cards for everything. Controlling expenditures and making certain my family is covered when life events pop … Continue reading Time to cut up the government’s credit cards

Our Broken Millenials

The 21st century isn't turning out so well for millenials.  They are making less than their parents did at their age.  Home ownership, one of the key markers of financial success, is down for their age group.  And, apparently, in general they are unhappier and more narcissistic.  It's declined to the point you can now … Continue reading Our Broken Millenials

Is Brick and Mortar Retail Going Away?…

if personal experience is any indication, yes. While we wait to see what Congress is planning to do about the no-good, very bad Iran deal, let's talk about something a bit closer to home. I do the majority of my shopping online, and get cold chills at the thought of any kind of cyber-attack on … Continue reading Is Brick and Mortar Retail Going Away?…

Is college really all that important?…

it depends. If your life-long ambition is to be a doctor, lawyer, or engineer, a college education is unavoidable.  But what if you just want to earn a decent living? Several weeks ago, my car was at the local dealership to have its timing belt replaced - something that is done at the 60K mark.  … Continue reading Is college really all that important?…

March jobs report – ugly

By Steve Eggleston Before I get to the bad news, I do have some good news, indeed the best news though it is almost 2,000 years old. Jesus Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Have a blessed Easter. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the March jobs report, and it was a … Continue reading March jobs report – ugly