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PRICELESS! US Competitiveness Dropped to #7 Under Obama, Look Where We’re At Now With Trump!

Critics can’t dispute the cold hard facts!

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President Donald Trump’s slogan wasn’t just a gimmick. In just over one year, Trump has turned America’s economy back into the number one ranked country for competitiveness. If Trump’s naysayers thought he was kidding about making America great again, then they can think twice once they see what information we discovered about the GDP growth. Not only has the U.S. jumped back up several spaces, they’ve finally reclaimed the top spot among countries and it’s based on 256 different variables. This is a major improvement to what America had about two years ago.

The information provided goes further into the discussion about what’s going on and how America has finally reclaimed the top competitiveness spot over other well-known countries. Thankfully the business website, Investors, provided some hard facts and more in-depth details to provide people with the information about the surge and success of Donald Trump’s America. Like it or not, the business is booming and critics cannot dispute the facts and statistics. People can melt snow with fire, but they can’t dispute facts and hard statistics with their feelings simply because they don’t like the president.

“The report comes from the IMD Competitiveness Center in Switzerland. Each year it ranks countries by 256 different variables to come up with its global competitiveness rankings.

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For 2018, there was a surprise: The U.S. leapt three places to take over the top spot in global competitiveness — just ahead of Hong Kong, Singapore, the Netherlands and Switzerland. That jump was based on its “strength in economic performance and infrastructure,” ranking first in both areas.

That this is so shouldn’t shock anyone with any knowledge of what’s going on in the economy.

Since Trump took office, GDP growth has averaged 2.9%, up from 2% under President Obama. Unemployment now stands at 3.9%, and jobless rates for African-Americans, Asians and Hispanics are at or near all-time lows.

Inflation, at about 2%, remains under control. Business investment is surging, and a big reason for that is that corporate taxes are low, thanks to Trump’s tax cuts.

Meanwhile, Trump continues to slash away at the thicket of regulations that strangles the U.S. economy, costing us collectively nearly $2 trillion a year. All of this has helped to fuel an economic renaissance of sorts. U.S. households are $7.1 trillion richer since Trump entered office, thanks to rising share prices and strong real estate markets.

Just to be clear, we’re not citing this one report as a be-all and end-all for competitiveness or even for the fate of the economy. Nor are we in the forecasting business.

But others are, and among them have been some of Trump’s fiercest critics. To read what they wrote and said, the U.S. returning to No. 1 in competitiveness wouldn’t just be unlikely — it would be impossible.

Just last November, for instance, a blog post on the Economic Policy Institute’s website informed us that “Republican tax plan will reduce American competitiveness.” That was, to be kind, wide of the mark.

Similarly, the liberal Brookings Institution opined in March of last year that “Trump’s ‘America First’ budget will leave the economy running behind.” Didn’t happen.

Going back even further, many economists and pundits were wrong — d**d wrong — about Trumponomics. But to this day they can’t bring themselves to admit it. Imprisoned by the illogic of their own liberal ideology, they all saw not just failure, but instant disaster. They still do.

We’ve run the following quotes in IBD before, but in light of this new report they bear repeating:

“We are probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight,” said New York Times columnist and Nobelist Paul Krugman, just one day after Trump won the election.

“Under Trump, I would expect a protracted recession to begin within 18 months. The damage would be felt far beyond the United States,” said Larry Summers, the former top economist for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, speaking in the summer of 2016.

“If the unlikely event happens and Trump wins you will see a market crash of historic proportions,” agreed MSNBC’s Steve Rattner, a former Obama administration official, speaking in October of 2016.”

It doesn’t matter how many people like or dislike President Trump. The facts are there. The economy and competitiveness are doing much better than they were about two years ago. Many corporations were able to hand out raises and hire more employees thanks to their tax cuts. Many American workers saw tax cuts. When people and/or companies have more money in their hands, then there are more ways to spend or invest it. Some people save, some invest in their business, and some people just spend their money and help other businesses thrive.

Some critics think there’s no way that America can grow 3% in their economy. Other people might be thinking there’s no way we won’t grow!

What do you think? Is America doing great yet? Are Trump’s critics looking at this data and thinking “wow, he did it.”

 

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Maxine Gets Nasty Surprise From Trump Supporters For Her 80th Birthday

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Look at this! Maxine Waters announces her 80th birthday wish, proving what a scam she has always been, and begging for a “leader” who appreciates the Constitution and doesn’t divide us. Newsflash, we have one. Trump leads while he Tweets (very funny by the way), he obviously loves the Constitution, and he doesn’t divide anyone but the swamp. If anything, the people who are divided are the ones dividing, like herself. Maxine called for non-Trump supporters to confront people and that’s a call for division. Trump supporters and anyone who doesn’t support her sure had nothing nice to say about her. That’s such a great 80th birthday present, right!! Does she deserve a nice present? I don’t think so. Do you?

Maxine refuses to support her president because he’s not a Democrat. That’s another way she divides people. Maxine lives outside of her district while the people in her city live in filth. She lives in a nice home somewhere else. That’s division.

If there’s anyone dividing people, it’s the Democratic Party and people like Maxine Waters who has a pathetic career of accomplishing barely anything.

Not sure what kind of voters live in her district, but they sure don’t seem very educated. Are her voters real or is this another case of voter fraud? I find it hard to believe that anyone else is brainwashed enough to vote for Maxine. Then again, California is the same state banning plastic straws, so there you go. They want to ban straws and ICE for their 2020 campaigns, right?

Enjoy Trump’s Tweet about Maxine causing people to flee the Democratic Party. #WalkAway.

Fox News covered Maxine and a possible ethics complaint as well, stating: “The head of a conservative watchdog group said Thursday that Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is inciting “mob violence” with her call for protesters to confront Trump officials in public, as he urged a formal ethics investigation on Capitol Hill.

“When you’re out there … inciting mob violence against sitting Trump Cabinet members, that doesn’t obviously reflect credibly on the House,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told “Fox & Friends.” “And the House has to decide whether they’re going to allow its members to use the House as a platform and its power and position to attack and incite violence.”

Judicial Watch earlier sent a letter to the House Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation into whether the California Democrat violated ethics rules with remarks she made in Los Angeles telling supporters to “push back” on Trump officials seen in public.

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them! And you tell them that they are not welcome, anymore, anywhere,” Waters said last month.

Those comments came after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Homeland Security Security Kirstjen Nielsen were pressured to leave restaurants amid the controversy over the administration’s immigration enforcement policies.
Waters has since said she was not calling for violence and accused President Trump of lying about her comments.

But Fitton, in his letter, wrote that her remarks were in violation of House rules requiring representatives to conduct themselves “in a manner that shall reflect credibly on the House.”

Fitton said Thursday that Waters should be reprimanded or even expelled from the House over her remarks.
“You can bet there is an increase in security costs for all Cabinet officials as a result of her rhetoric and comments,” he said.

He also encouraged voters to urge their representatives to act in reprimanding Waters.

Fox News reported on August 1st that along with the FEC complaints already filed, another one is in the works as we speak:

“The conservative National Legal and Policy Center is still drafting a second broader complaint focusing on the sources of money going to the Waters campaign and flowing to her daughter—and the accuracy of campaign finance reports, said Tom Anderson, director of the group’s government integrity project.”

How’s that for a “Happy Birthday”?!

Here’s another video from 2017 of people sick and tired of Maxine Waters.”

Maxine Waters is one of the people who are causing most of the division. For her birthday, she should give herself a pat on the back for not accomplishing much over her long career other than becoming known as a divisive, big mouthed, absolute waste, and a scam artist.

If she disagrees with that, then too bad. She heads a disgusting district that she clearly doesn’t seem to take care of. Her office in California has every single window covered in gates (from what I saw) and she must not be working in a nice area full of trustworthy people if that’s how she’s locking up at night.

What exactly does she do for a job, besides run her mouth and become memes?

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State Assembly Just Impeached Their Entire Supreme Court – They’ve Had It!

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In what has to be the feel-good story of the day, The Hill is now reporting that the West Virginia House of Delegates actually voted on Monday night to impeach all of the justices on the state Supreme Court. This decision was prompted by reports of extravagant spending on office renovations.

In a series of votes that of course fell along party lines, lawmakers approved 11 articles of impeachment against the four sitting justices. Sending the process on to the State Senate.

State lawmakers had originally voted to impeach Justice Allen Loughry on eight articles after he and his office spent $363,000 in renovations. This became an issue when he was allegedly found to have lied to the House Finance Committee about having a $42,000 antique desk and computers, owned by the state, transferred to his home. And also was found to be using state vehicles for his personal use.

Here is more on this via Fox News:

“West Virginia lawmakers, seeking to remove every justice on the state’s four-member Supreme Court amid what they called an “over-the-top” spending scandal, impeached three justices on Monday, including Chief Justice Margaret Workman.

One article of impeachment said Workman and Justice Robin Davis signed documents in their roles as chief justices allowing for senior status judges to be paid higher than allowed wages. Lawmakers say the overpayments violated state law and stopped when they were challenged by the Internal Revenue Service.

Earlier Monday, the Republican-led House of Delegates voted 64-33 to send an impeachment article against Davis to the state Senate for trial. The vote came shortly after lawmakers also impeached indicted Justice Allen Loughry by a vote of 64-33. Loughry’s impeachment vote, which came after approximately two hours of debate, took only seconds, NPR reported.

Fox reported that one justice escaped impeachment, but that has now changed:

“Justice Beth Walker is the only current justice who has not been impeached as of Monday evening.

Walker was cleared late Monday of an impeachment article for spending $131,000 on renovations after taking office last year. She still faces another article that accuses her and the three other justices of abusing their authority by failing to control office expenses and not maintaining policies over critical matters. Some lawmakers said they didn’t condone Walker’s spending but said it paled in comparison to other justices.”

The Charlotte Observer is now reporting that another vote was held & Justice Walker has been impeached also:

“The West Virginia House of Delegates has impeached all four of the state’s Supreme Court justices.

The Republican-led House on Monday night impeached Justice Beth Walker and the other justices for abusing their authority. The article says they failed to control office expenses and not maintaining policies over important matters such as working lunches, the use of state vehicles and office computers at home.

Walker was the last of the four justices to be impeached. She had avoided impeachment earlier when the House voted not to pass an article against her for $131,000 in renovations she made after taking office last year.”

Fox News continues:

“The impeachments do not remove the justices from office. The articles will go to the Senate, which can formally remove the justices only by a two-thirds vote.

The charges were largely related to the justices’ use of state funds to conduct office renovations. Davis spent more than $500,000 on her office and Loughry spent more than $363,000 on his.

Loughry is under federal indictment and named in eight impeachment articles, including allegations he lied about taking home a $42,000 antique desk and a $32,000 suede leather couch.

On Monday, Loughry was impeached under six impeachment articles, including for allegedly driving state vehicles for personal use and of using state-owned computers at his home. He was also impeached for his role in assuring higher pay for senior status judges.

Republican Delegate Tom Fast of Fayette County said he had seen the work done in Davis’ office, including track lighting on the floor. He characterized the renovations as “over-the-top” and said the impeachment article “is one of the more easy ones” for him to support.

However, some legislators said they didn’t support impeaching any justice for wasteful spending, only for articles pertaining to lying, cheating or stealing.

Several lawmakers noted that the Supreme Court has a separate budget and is currently allowed to spend as it sees fit. A proposed constitutional amendment this fall would bring the state courts’ budget partly under legislative control.

But State GOP Delegate John Shott, who helped draw up the impeachment articles, said that if West Virginians do not trust their highest court, “we need to take action to try to rebuild that trust.”

Normally, West Virginia has five Supreme Court justices who are elected to serve a 12-year term. However, Menis E. Ketchum resigned from the state Supreme Court in July after he was accused of alleged federal wire fraud. He pleaded guilty to a felony charge of defrauding the state and faces up to 20 years in prison.”

Justice Robin Davis was also impeached after allegedly using $500,000 for office renovations.

Reports are now also adding that state lawmakers had initially overlooked Chief Justice Margaret Workman’s spending of $111,000 on office renovations. So she was also later impeached for her role in allegedly allowing senior-status judges to receive higher wages than allowed by state law. Davis and Loughry have also been accused of this.

Justice Beth Walker was the final justice whom lawmakers voted to impeach after she was found to be guilty of abusing her authority. This article also counted against the other justices. Lawmakers had previously decided to look past her spending $131,000 on office renovations.

The former Justice Menis Ketchum was reported to have stepped down from the bench last month and pleaded guilty to one count of federal wire fraud.

The West Virginia Governor, Republican Jim Justice will be allowed to appoint new justices to replace those who were impeached. He is not required to appoint justices from the same party as the incumbent as well so let the left wing whining begin.

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