US DEBT: The Good, The Bad, the Ugly – AND The Solution

On the face of it, Dave Ramsey is the go-to king for helping people pull out of their personal debt crisis.   Typically it involves restructuring the current debt, forgiveness of some of the debt, and the creation of a revised budget.

But that type of approach is not as effective when it comes to the debt of a country, and what has now become the debt of the globe. They are not comparable as apples to apples.   In the Ramsey scenario – the typical analysis reveals the person/household is in a negative to assets and income. The US debt is typically compared to GDP, which is loosely defined as income – not assets. The GDP of the US currently stands at just over $22 trillion.

Global debt is estimated to be between $250-335 trillion.   Is it even possible to ever pay that amount of money, to be debt free, or even close? Is it even necessary?

The short answer – NO and NO.

The World Bank, the IMF, the UN, always suggest that wealthier countries simply forgive the debt of the poorer countries, particularly in Africa, so that they can borrow more money that they will never be able to repay.   As a result, those poor countries sell their assets whether it is land or the resources on/within the land.   Until they have nothing left to sell – and the creditor takes control of the country.   Which is similar to the micro-lending Ponzi schematic.

The IMF advocates for “voluntary sovereign debt buybacks’.   And cites corporations as a model example.  That too is a blah economics understanding.

Assuming the number that is dangled in the atmosphere is correct and the US debt is roughly $26 trillion, the US would have to sell something, given the available cash on hand is inadequate.   In order to sell anything, the US would need a buyer with cash on hand, or at least a sufficient portion to give the deal credence.   So you have to sweeten the deal.  How does that work?  Ask a businessman/woman.

Only 30% of the debt is foreign owned – $7.8 trillion. Of the foreign holdings, the two largest holders are: China which owns about $1 trillion and Japan $1.3 trillion.   The remainder is disproportionately lumped into retirement obligations including Social Security which is $2.9 trillion, military pensions, government pensions and Medicare which account for an additional $2.1 trillion. Much of these funds are pushed into the General Fund so that they can be disbursed for emergency use and invested for liquid gains. Which is why these moneys are not sitting in a proverbial bank account earning zero percent interest and doing nothing.  HELLO!

While there is no point in buying back treasuries that are not linked to retirement, if we simply wanted to buy back foreign debt that would only amount to selling assets worth $8 trillion (rounded).

What does the federal government own?

The government assets are divided between those above ground and those below ground. Above ground includes:   land, buildings, levees, dams and hydroelectric facilities. Nothing that we ‘want’ to sell. Below Ground includes:   mineral and oil rights and leaseholds.   The asset that would generate the most cash is oil and gas resources valued at roughly $128 trillion.

That means if we sold reserves valued at $8 trillion, we would only be shorting our asset reserve by 6%. Both China and Japan are oil poor. In 2019, Japans oil imports came predominantly from Saudi Arabia and UAE. The value of those imports to Japan totaled $130 billion in 2019.   The value of oil usage annually in China is roughly $150 billion.   That would give them a breakeven on the purchase of US reserves/debt exchange of roughly 8 years.

The internal debt for pensions and such is a constant flowchart.   In other words, an expanding workforce creates the wealth to support the annual debt load.   If you contract the workforce and their paycheck volume, then Houston – you have a problem.

Everything in this world is based on one core premise:   Expansion – more people. It is the reasoning behind the mass migration of refugee illegal immigrants into Europe.   Their expansion had become a negative growth with birth rates plummeting given abortion rates rising exponentially.   People wanted more money to hoard on themselves – and children sopped up that hoarding.   So birth rates dropped to such an extreme that the very core basis of continuation as an economy began a backpedal that gained speed!

Soros convinced Merkel that allowing massive migration would help that economic curve as these immigrants contributed to society and were productive.   Obviously, that was a lie, and as soon as the unchecked immigration flooded Germany, Soros declared that Merkel had made a ‘fatal mistake’.

Merkel’s legacy will be rife with ugly regard.

And so, the Shadow Ingrates discussed how they could destroy the global economy in the shortest span of time given all of Europe was already precariously in a recession.   And they devised a pandemic.

Locking down the global economy, this was their final arrow.   Their quiver was thus empty.   They believed they had won.   The EU caved, the respective governments wholly willing to support a further indebted destruction.

But there was – One Man.   President Trump.   And despite all our allies foaming against the US, President Trump, America, and The People, our President defied what NO OTHER government dared.

Make America Great is about realigning our economy with the people.   It is about NOT giving up.   It is about curbing our deficits so as to curb our debt.   And I believe, if we were left to our own resources under a Trump presidency – we would be An Economical Power House working For The People – instead of For the Corporate Cabal/Mafia.  

And THAT is what they fear – the most!

US CoVid Response; Science and Economics

While reviewing Colorado governor Polis’ mask mandate criteria, the website stated that the Science of Mask Wearing could be found on the CDC website.   Following the link, I was taken to an article written by CDC Director Redfield and two other doctors: John Brooks, an internist whose specialty is HIV, and Jay Butler, whose concentration had been opioid crisis in Alaska.  

I.   Mask Mandates:   According to the article, they evidence the need for hospital staff to wear masks during surgery.   They state that there actually has never been a scientific study regarding mask mandates for flu or any disease because the study would be too costly.   Instead they conducted two internet polls of 500 people each asking respondents if they wore masks. That is the sum total of SCIENCE.

The article concludes that communities need to conform to normalizing masks – without indicating that they would ever reverse the mandate.   And instead of giving an indication when masks would no longer be required, they urge innovation in the design of masks so they can be more readily tolerated over long periods of time.

In other words – the CDC is stating: A) there is NO SCIENCE, B)   masks are the New Normal – forever, C)   because I say so.

II.   Schools:   While schools are either 100% virtual or partially virtual, it has been reported that 10% of Americans have no Internet – 33 million people.   Roughly 5.5 million of those people are under the age of 18 – school children.   Which means that 5.5 million children are getting no education as a result of lockdown measures.

But even this does not reveal the true dimensions of the crime.   Households may have one computer that must be shared.   Requiring adults to work from home on their laptop – may mean their children go without.   In essence, the school mandate will create a bubble of lower income children being left behind with no education at all.

The Great Divide!

III.   Lockdowns:   Lockdown measures across the globe are inconsistent and to some extent ridiculously insane.   Rome has declared a curfew from midnight to 5am to combat the spread of CoVid.   Germany has declared that entry from all EU countries is accepted – entry from any other country is not accepted unless very extreme exception is granted. A 2 week quarantine is necessary unless a ‘proven negative test’ is provided to the government.   As of November, the quarantine will only be 10 days…

Spain has declared their borders are open to all EU countries and the following list of reciprocal countries:   Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay.

Apparently, Chinese are ok, but citizens of the US are not welcome.

Japan removed its restrictions in June for the entire country.   While the government’s response to the virus has been lauded as one of the world’s best – Japan is now in a recession. Foreign nationals from virtually any country in the world are prohibited from travel to Japan unless they quarantine for 14 days prior and have proof of a negative test. Medical travel insurance is required. And all events in Japan have been cancelled.

The population of Japan is 126.5 million.   They have had 1685 deaths attributed to CoVid, representing a death rate of .001%. Like Germany, Japan’s unemployment rate is a muddy representation.   When accounting for people who are furloughed, Japans unemployment is far greater than the 2.6% it announces, and is more likely 11.4%, which would better reflect the ongoing recession. The Logic:   14.4million people have no income, the country is in a contracted recession, to protect 1685 people who died – and 87,000 who recovered.

IV.  Unemployment:   The US unemployment rate is 7.9% which is anticipated to drop to 5% in 2021.   With the exception of Alabama, all US states report historical high rates of unemployment when lockdown measures were instituted.   And just in time for the election, WHO declared that lockdowns don’t work and urged all countries to get their economies flowing again. Tourism – was the primary reasoning.

According to recent ‘tallies’, the number of people in the US who died and either had a positive CoVid test or CoVid was presumed, and such individuals had 2 or more underlying diseases and/or conditions is roughly 220,000.   According to the CDC 6% of those people actually died because of CoVid – 13,000.   The US has the highest presumed death tally, but not all countries count the same – in fact, each country counts their death rate according to the way they prefer, many do not include nursing home deaths, or outside of hospital deaths.   And some have no way of making a determination at all – and simply provide a good faith estimate.

If 52% of all deaths are from nursing home residents, and those tallies are not incorporated into other countries rates, then making ANY comparison is impossible.

Essentially, comparisons of unemployment, case rates, and death rates are a castrated hodge-podge of discombobulation.

V.   Growth Rates.   According to trading economics, the growth rate/decline as of June 2020 by country showed the US has slammed down to -9.   But that doesn’t tell the whole story… Germany tanked to -11.3 and its previous growth was -2.2.   Germany was already in a recession before CoVid hit.   In fact, the same negatives reveal that many countries were in a recession before the virus took it’s economic lockdown toll:   Netherlands, Iceland, Hong Kong, France, Canada, Austria, Slovakia, Mongolia, Japan, Iran, Czech, Brazil, Ukraine, Thailand, New Zealand, Belgium, Peru, UK, Spain, Mexico, Belize…etc…etc…etc…

France previous growth rate was -5.7 and as of June 2020 hit -18.9, more than double the US.   The EU Growth rate was -2.7 and tanked to -14.4 as of June 2020.

What does this reveal?

The real MASK mandate was CoVid was used to hide the Bubble that had already hit the global economy.   And comparatively – President Trump’s actions and policies kept the US in much better condition than our allies.

President Trump: Art of War – A RESET

Distraction.  

For many, the distractions have been so perversely perfect that no one even remembers what was happening before CoVid.   But even the first round of CoVid wasn’t enough for The Deep State – they needed massive disruptions to shroud the entire globe in an image or illusion of darkness so pervasive we would forget and ultimately – succumb.

In 2019:

  1. Biden was in the hot seat as more and more details emerged about his and his son, Hunter’s, involvement in corrupt China deals.   Ukraine had opened an investigation into Biden’s possible embezzlement of funds through Burisma under the auspices of Hillary Clinton during her stint as Secretary of State, and Poroshenko the CIA planted president of Ukraine.
  2. Trump’s impeachment crashed and burned opening investigations into Schiff, FISA abuse involving Obama and Biden, and trashed witnesses.   CIA and FBI officials were fired for breach of trust and duty.
  3. The economy was soaring!
  4. Illegal immigration was caving despite caravan attempts to crash the border. The Wall was being built!
  5. Trade with Germany was being aggressively reorganized via the imposition of equal tariffs.
  6. Trump was winning the war with trade with China as their economy began to crumble on itself.
  7. Small businesses were flourishing.
  8. Cities were posting surplus revenues.
  9. Trump was working to make medical costs transparent and reduce the cost of prescription drugs.
  10. Trump had escalated the fight against sex trafficking and undercover agents were mopping up criminals.
  11. Unemployment was the lowest it has been in 50 years!

And The Deep State was getting crushed.

For the most part people were happy, taxes were lower, wages were higher, real estate was booming, and the US was once again emerging as the most lucrative nation on this globe while the EU continued to spiral into destitution and recession.

Another four years of this bounty would surely set back the globalization plan by decades. The EU Commission had become a laughing stock, Trudeau seemed brain-dead, and China was pressured.  What to do – what to do…

Ramping up a full scale war under the guise of internal implosion has always been the mantra of those who saw the US as the greatest obstacle to their success.   But land needed to be preserved – so any type of nuclear possession was not an option.   Destroying everything President Trump had accomplished would guarantee their thrones would remain intact while simultaneously reducing the population, mostly the elderly as they consume the most resources without producing anything of value.

EVERYTHING preached about CoVid 19 is wrong!  

BLM Protests reveal mostly white people – Antifa – leading the riots.

The Illusion Prevails!

Studies of previous pandemics reveal that death and infection rates decline in exact correlation to the mutation rate. For example the H1N1 virus that was first ‘discovered’ in 1918 mutated over 1400 times over a 60 year period.   Thus any test would pick up antibodies that could have been dormant the entire time as in all viruses.

The newest claim is that black people are more susceptible to CoVid than fair skinned people, a claim that was invented to help stoke the BLM Riots. Of course simple research of death rates in Africa and India blow that very ridiculous statistic out of the water; India deaths = about 17000 out of a population of 1.364billion, and Africa deaths = roughly 8200 out of a population of 1.29billion – TOTAL.  Not only do they have dark skin, they have the worst healthcare systems and highest poverty rates in the world!

Odd…

To date, the CoVid virus has mutated roughly 6-10 times based on false data of its origins – but who is counting. Mutations mean the DNA alters, the genetic makeup of the virus alters, and according to a study done in 2012 by NIH, the antibodies that protect subsequent infections work in direct reverse correlation. In other words, as the virus mutated, people had less infection rates just as they will with CoVid – which has already been in existence for 60 years.  

And just like TB and H1N1, if a person was exposed at any time over the last 60 years to any variation of CoVid, those antibodies would show up in the current Test scheme as a ‘positive result’ – thereby making the Test absolutely – worthless and a vaccine – absolutely worthless!

Ironically, just as the BLM anarchy begins to blowup, CoVid and Fauci suddenly make a reappearance on stage 1.   China announces a new and improved virus trend…   and the world bows diligently to the dogmatic dirge of Chinese propaganda.  Again.

Why?

Obviously China does NOT want another 4 years of Trump. The Deep State failed miserably the first 3 years – and obviously the two entities collaborated to destroy the US.   China gets portions of the land, The Deep State reaps the reward of more $$$$$$, the New Green Deal will give them beaucoup markets to drive, populations will die, history will be recreated, and a totalitarian regime will take control.

SCREECH – RESET

We have an incredible powerhouse in President Trump!   He is our saving grace – if the Deep State is this scared of losing – it means our President is Truly a Fearless Leader!  It means we would be less than cowards to back away now.   It means we need to be re-energized and focus on what CAN be done instead of the media feed of illusion and distraction!

NOW MORE THAN EVER OUR COUNTRY, OUR LIVES, OUR LIVELIHOOD ARE BEING ATTACKED – ART OF WAR 

  1.   Critical Factors:  strategy, alliance and unity
  2.   Know the enemies weaknesses and plan attacks accordingly
  3.   Flip defense to offensive strategy
  4.   Utilize spies and attack with one agenda – TO Win.
  5.   Weakening the enemy allows them to regroup – war means they must be eliminated.

US INCOME INEQUALITY: How we got here and how we can change

If we knew what causes income inequality peaks, could we change it?  

As history reveals, Income Inequality is cyclical. The current peak began in 1970 and there would seem to be little in the stratosphere to bridge that from continuing unabated.

Historically, between 1850 and 1950 the income equality among all peoples of the US, UK and Netherlands stabilized.   But across the board after WWII, those numbers spiked and continued a straight upward trajectory.   Economists vary somewhat on the current causes of the spike, but a few make logical sense:

  1. Globalization. Globalization meant increased trade, meant cheaper goods from China, meant labour in the US could not compete, meant labour caved and created a ridge of zero growth for an entire working class sector. It wasn’t labour unions, it was competition.   It was the beginning of the end for small mom and pop stores as big money swirled in and created the mega markets replete with cheap Chinese products.   One stop shop – save time – buy more – charge it!  Of course free trade wasn’t actually ‘free’ – tariffs were imposed over every market and those tariffs were not equal, hence trade imbalance began simultaneously. Despite being advised to not lower tariff’s, Reagan did anyway, no other country followed suit, and the US deficit spiraled out of control while China and the EU laughed.

And over the course of 50 years, not one president was willing to fix trade to make it truly ‘free’ – as in no tariffs.   Trump offered zero tariff trade with Germany, the EU, Canada, and Mexico – the EU and Germany declined.

  1. Technology Revolution.   While no one wants to sensor technology or squelch it, it has vast ramifications on income and labor and it can take a generation or more to catch up.   It creates bubbles of wealth for people that have no real philanthropic bent other than to funnel their wealth into tax avoidance foundations. Technology advancement also alienates a class of people who don’t have the ability or wherewithal to create an entirely new career or expertise. As such, they move ‘down’ the ladder.
  2. Education.   In Europe it is accepted that not everyone attends college, in fact the percentage is relatively small.   The US proposes that everyone is ‘entitled’ to a college degree because that enables them to make more money…   Really?   A degree in Art, or Language, of Philosophy, or Communications is really a non-degree and yet they are the most prolific.   While Germany has the right idea, they make it a communist dictatorial determination instead of a choice.   Germany stresses specific technology or trade certifications in lieu of college.   The stigma of not being a college graduate is mitigated, and a specialized trade is facilitated. The number of college graduates in Germany is roughly 20%, compared to the US rate of 34%. But what happens after graduating is more important.   And that is where a middle class is created.
  1. Taxes.   A touchy subject to be sure but when the 1%ers are paying the same rate after deductions as the average household, obviously this is not a true progressive system – and is likely meaningless with the exception of those on the cusp of moderately higher incomes being squeezed.

How do you keep the billionaires in the US if the Tax Man is going to up the ante?

Technically speaking, despite the US calling itself a Republic, it truly is a Monarchy with totalitarian bits and pieces.   The billionaires are the monarchs, and everyone else, the peasants, are left to scramble in order to eek a living.   In the US we’ve simply eliminated the terminology and replaced it with alternate terms that effect the same result – Monarchial rule.

The Bolsheviks assassinated the Tzar of Russia and his entire family because according to socialist history books, the peasants claimed an uprising due to wealth inequality.   But the Bolsheviks simply instituted their own version of Monarchial rule under the guise of Communism, the faces of the rulers changed, and money shifted hands.

This ‘shift’ is what the Socialists in the US are hedging for in order to make the Marxist totalitarian state – complete.  This is our fight!

Billionaires have two obvious qualities:  ; 1. They like to spend money on lavish things that only they can afford and, 2. They like power.

So if you are going to keep your billionaires you have to be willing to concede either power or taxes.  Painful.

Ultimately, today,  in order to reduce income inequality one measure that Trump is vehemently pursuing is scaling back tariff differentials. Another is Sovereign sustainability.

While taxes were an initial consideration, the US system is so convoluted at this point it is near impossible to scrap the entire tax structure and recreate a true progressive flat tax – unless by EO.

When Trump is re-elected, Education could be the next transformation.   Reducing federal funding of universities and redirecting that funding toward technical and trade schooling would not only eliminate the socialist indoctrination, it would secure a greater number of students toward an attainable job market sophistication. Ultimately lifting the whiners out of media attention and forcing universities to rethink their curriculum methodology and their current superfluous degree programs.

Because today, in America, you can have a bachelors degree, $150,000 student debt, and be qualified to work as a hamburger flipper.

Like Climate Change, history reveals valuable insight.  Sometimes it is necessary to research a bit more aggressively – instead of simply trying to find the history that fits an agenda.   Putting the pieces together means Trump cannot accomplish this alone.  It means redirecting all the hate filled memes and  criticism toward a viable solution.   And then, there is TRUTH.

WORLD TRADE WAR: TRUMP WINS

The EU Commission is backtracking their previous rejected deal with Theresa May and claiming that the no-deal BREXIT really means the rejected deal that gave them $46 billion is the best solution for all… according to Mina Andreeva, a spokesperson.

Certainly $46 billion is a whole lot better than the $9 billion they would likely get in the Johnson no-deal deal.   Of course, resurrecting a ‘rejected’ deal would legally be starting from scratch.   But in the mélange of chaos, the EU Commission would seem to be grasping and gasping – albeit too late.

All economic indicators now rally behind an impending recession for Germany. Given they are the stalwart economy behind the EU, where Germany goes, everyone else follows.

The primary cause of Germany’s implosion is trade not BREXIT.   Industrial output has tanked, primarily in the auto and machine parts industries. Merkel’s outright refusal to negotiate a fair trade with the US having been advised that in so doing she could create a German recession – is simply corrupt.

But allies can sometimes reveal the wolf behind the mask.   Germany is not a US ally, Germany milked the US economy for decades.

The US/China trade war tipped the balance, and Germany remained staunch and unmoving.

Timing is everything.

If the UK remainers win, the UK will derail with Germany and France.   They will be boarding a sinking ship. Short-sighted, ramping up trade with the US would be an economic win.   But sometimes, pride and principle are fervent manufacturers of destruction.

While the socialists in the EU argue against Trump’s tariffs, they seem to forget that Trump offered a zero tariff exchange which Germany and the EU snubbed.   Is the EU working for the people?   It would seem not.   And like the rejected BREXIT deal that they want to suddenly reinstate, a zero tariff trade with the US may be the no-deal deal.

Is it the trade deal or is it the ally that wasn’t?

While rejecting the US zero trade deal, the EU simultaneously agreed to zero tariff’s with Japan.   The wolf showed his face.  And the ally that was, revealed it’s true corruption.  The EU wanted an imbalance and it served them well for 30 years.

The US trade balance was at zero up until 1976.   The following 15 years saw the trade balance dip and trough before coming back to zero.   Between 1991 and 2010, the trade balance tanked! Why?

Clintonomics.

Clinton lowered US tariffs which ultimately destroyed US ability to compete in the export and trade markets, particularly with China.   Because while the US lowered its tariffs, other countries did not follow suit which would have been the job of the WTO…   The World Trade Organization, which was originally the General Agreement on Tariffs and Tax, was created to provide an equality, a balance of tariffs among all member countries. Apparently, that nondiscrimination balance didn’t apply to the US.

When Clinton lowered the tariff rate in the US trade disparities began to escalate rapidly to the detriment of the US. In fact, it was a binge selloff with the US trade balance going from zero to -900billion with the speed of a Lamborghini on a German autobahn!

Prior to this binge selloff, US small businesses were a growing, the economic boom of entrepreneurship expanded significantly.   Mom and pop stores changed the face of the US.   But with the advent of Clintonesque cheap imports, these small businesses began to shutter, unable to compete.   The Walmarts of the world took over increasing the trade balance even more as Chinese goods became the mainstay.   And middle class shrunk like Alice.

In 1980 small business start-ups represented 12% of all US companies and employed 4% of workers. Today those numbers are halved. Those companies were The American Dream. That Dream died when Clinton lowered tariffs despite advice from both parties that such a move would destroy US businesses. The World Trade Center obviously did nothing to balance the discrepancies in countries tariffs, and have proven to be a truly non-essential entity.

Back to BREXIT.

The creation of new trade partners invoking a zero tariff policy is the ultimate free-trade deal.   It is the deal that is now in effect with Mexico and Canada. Today China has slipped to third place in US imports with Mexico rising to number 1 and Canada to number 2.   Expanding their economies, Trump’s zero tariff trade is picking up the slack of China imports while contracting their economy.  It is a non-tax trade.

Adding the UK, would provide them with a backstop and relieve the angst of impending doom and gloom that the naysayers of BREXIT fear.  Trump and Johnson have already made arrangements to soften the initial BREXIT wind and create a sovereign economy without the welfare payouts to the EU.

It is change.   Change requires stamina and patience. Fear will only forebode chaos.

China Trade War – MSM Playing The Wizard Of Oz…

CNBC’s Emma Newberger has published an article claiming that Goldman Sachs the has stated; “cost of tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump last year against Chinese goods has fallen “entirely” on American businesses and households…”   Goldman says there are two very detailed, item level studies that prove that Chinese imports remain at the same price. In addition, the US GDP could be hit by a .4% decline.

I suppose to some this sounds devastating. But when analyzed just a bit, the entire article is misleading at best, an illusion, and a tactical study in propaganda at the very least.

The article does not provide any link to any studies. It cites no statistics.   There is no historical graph.   In fact, it is red Jello with absolutely no cherries. Hospital food.

Between 2016 and 2017, the Consumer Price Index, before the levy of ANY tariffs, rose 2.1%.   In 2018, the CPI increased 1.9%.   Between 1970 and 2018, the CPI rose 25% with a starting point of -10%.   This increase coincides with the increase in the ‘money supply’ which doubled into Nirvana land during the Obama administration.

As for the US GDP rate, in 2017 it was 2.3%. In 2018, GDP increased to 2.9%. And in the first quarter of 2019, it increased 3.2%.   A .4% decline from the previous year would amount to a total reduction of .0116 resulting in a new rate of 3.18%.

Just three months ago, the very liberal CNN authored a story in which they claim that “the Chinese economy has slowed severely.   It has hit its lowest level in three years.   And it is much, much weaker than government figures suggest.” Local businesses blame the trade wars.   Senior China economist at Capital Economics claims the economy of China shrank 3% last year making the Goldman Sachs argument smell like a dairy farm.

The problem with the media is they do not have the power to ‘delete’ history, and so instead they attempt to rewrite it.   But a five minute research by anyone can quite literally unfold the truth and reveal a plethora of lies. In politics, they call them ‘gaffes’.   In the media, they are fake news.

Goldman Sachs is thus guilty of – fake news.

Barron’s claims that the US economy is slowing down. They site different methodologies for measuring the growth and choose to eliminate certain ones so as to lower the actual numbers.   But a measurement is only so good as it’s comparable historical measure. To conveniently eliminate certain industries because they might ‘artificially inflate’ the number means one would have to eliminate those numbers for all history. It is a defeating argument, designed to manipulate and propagandize the economy.

In essence, when analyzing the manufacturing industry of the US, Barron’s has determined that the current outlook is ‘half as bad’ as the decline from 2014-2016 during the Obama reign.

All numbers are intertwined.   If economists are going to extrapolate specific numbers without looking at the whole, then there will always be fluctuations, but the whole is the ultimate grade of an economy, not the individual parts.

The Gestalt theory, expressed in psychological terms in the 1920’s, understood that the whole is a sum of the parts.   Thus extracting ‘a part’ denies the whole. My father named his sailboat, “Gestalt”.

If one reviews the news from farmer and agriculture sites, as opposed to political news sites, the concerns are not so much China as: weather, disease, techniques, herbicides, trends, organics, toxicity, soil – all the normal discussions among those inside the industry.

What they aren’t discussing is – China.

What this reveals is that the MSM is manufacturing a Farming crisis without a farmer, they are creating an Economic crisis without a study or statistic, and they are creating an illusion without – magic.

In fact, the MSM is no different than the Wizard of Oz, a slight, old man, standing behind a great curtain, using machines to create smoke and noise so as to scare Dorothy and her companions, when in fact, there is nothing wrong – at all – and they all can find what they want inside themselves without the idiotic, narcissist behind the curtain.

POOF….

Trump – In 5th Gear!

Trump is breaking loose, and he appears to be on the war path! Maga’s are CHEERING! He could give a dang about the Liberal whiners, the mainstream media vilifiers, the Biden gossipers, and polls that are contrived and worthless amidst the reality. Brennen is screaming!   Hillary is putting her best fingernail forward, the UN is weeping, and all is good with the world.

Isn’t it FUN!

Some idiot threw a cell phone at Trump – and baddabang – he was arrested. About time!

Everyone knows Brennan is dirty, but the nouveau means of expressing outrage is to – attack.   Brennan is furious that Trump and his Maga’s would even consider the notion that he wasn’t being torched from the getgo and this entire fiasco was rigged. Brennan isn’t the only won scared silly, Comey, Clapper and McCabe are also under the microscope. And contrary to his first two years – patience – is no longer required. In fact it somewhat appears that everything had already been crafted and staged waiting for the right moment to unleash everything at once. Upend the agenda so fast, they can’t defend themselves fast enough!

Facebook is not only facing a $3-$5 billion fine, but it is now being investigated by the AG of NY. The potential charge is that Facebook conned millions of people into not only giving up their private email, but Facebook took access of everyone’s phonebook and sometimes passwords.

More fines.

Zuckerberg will be required to step down – and I suppose the shareholder’s may elect a successor, but it is more likely that Soros will insert one of his own.

We have officially reneged the UN Arms Treaty.

And even Germany is writing end of the world op-eds as they claim that Democracy is ending and people need to get their heads out of the sand.

The squirrels touting ‘impeachment’ are mumbling as they slump their heads. The economy is still buzzing along despite Liberals attempting to but a boulder in its path.   And Hollywooders continue to pretend they are going to leave this fascist country, but have nowhere to go…

And in an odd view, the media thinks that whoever raises the most money as a Presidential candidate – WINS!   As in Biden.   Odd that the income equality mantra somehow gets completely buried when a candidate wants money fast – which obviously can not be sourced from $10 contributions…

Biden raised more than Beto…   But no one likes Beto. Biden is going to crash in his Ukraine coup and natural gas schism, and the other 19 candidates will swoop down like vultures as they pretend they aren’t narcissists who would do virtually anything to amass their fortune.

Most people won’t watch the debates because none of the candidates have a different platform, so all they are voting for is who looks coolest while saying the same thing but with more emphasis than his predecessor.

I expect the women will likely go overboard as they try to show how manly-man they are and they will be rougher than their gender counterparts.   They’ll pull the gender card in the election candidates although they might want to consider that every woman has the opportunity, just not the desire.

And the business world is blacked out as they proceed with mergers, fines, harassment suits, bad products, failing profits, and CEO’s stepping down by the drove not willing to go down with a sinking ship.

And like the chaos theory, the motion of the universe will ramp up before it slows down and a new comfort is created while the Cabal, Soros, and the Dark Web falter.

Germany’s Immigration Reforms – Much like Trump

Germany is hashing out new reforms to their immigration laws so that ‘skilled’ immigrants need only apply.  Australia has been on board for years authorizing only those who can contribute to society and prove their educational background.   Of course, both these countries are quite vocal when it comes to ‘other countries’ human rights requirement to compel the ushering of illegals across the border so that more residents can see their earned income dwindle further as welfare spikes, Medicaid spikes, and crime spikes.

MSM continues to attempt to recreate the issue as an immigration right that has been the creation of societies for centuries, including the US.  Just look at ethnicity?  A jambalaya of European descent mixed together to form an ‘American’. Ta-Da!   Of course, the obvious being that immigrants came, registered, conformed to legal requirements, desired to be “American” and abide by American laws, customs, and language.   And yes, it was good!

While MSMS knows their point is off-center, they continue to hash it over and over hoping that those supporting immigration will not understand the difference.  It is the power of persuasion.   In the sixties they used the power of persuasion at drive-in movie theatres whereby they subliminally imposed pictures of soft drinks, candy, popcorn and the like within an embedded screen shot to enhance the desire to buy the products.

Germany is in a crisis. They have a severe shortage of qualified, skilled workers.  The birth rate has been tanking for decades, their workers are aging and retiring, and no one can fill the void.  Somehow, Soros was able to convince Merkel that ushering in millions of illegal ‘refugees’ would solve Germany’s rising problem.

She complied.

Then Soros laughed and told Merkel and the world she was an idiot for ushering in unskilled, millions of refugees.

So now Merkel is trying to fast track deportations of illegal immigrants while curling her lips at Trump and demanding her fractured government create new and improved immigration reform laws to encourage only the educated elite to move to Germany.

So the MSM is trying to skew the diversity angle by claiming that diversity is good for sports, particularly, soccer…  In other words, German soccer players are a dying breed given the failing birthrates and the exodus of youth, therefore it is necessary to import soccer players from other countries and give them immediate national status so they can play as Germans.  Apparently the majority are imported from Turkey.

This is how convoluted the immigration policies have become.  “We believe in immigration as long as it benefits us…”

A rather nationalist statement.

But of course, they can’t have such a statement reprinted in the media.

The markets have reacted.

While the news has failed and/or omitted journalistic reporting on economic conditions around the world, the markets have reacted.  Not necessarily to the US economy, but instead to the desperation experienced in the EU and China.   With Trump’s reversal of supporting these economies, tax relief, and regulation reversals, the US economy has sprinted – but at the cost of those countries we have held up for decades.   Their economies depended on US $$$$ to fund their debt, to fund their militaries, to fund their taxes, to fund their stability.   With the rugs yanked, they need to fend for themselves and are spinning with their proverbial feet in the air as the attempt to balance the inevitable fall.

The economies of these competitive nations could not have reaped the rewards without US taxpayers funding their tariffs, their goods, services, and militaries.  As that money is banked, they begin to tumble without relief.   Of course it effects the US stock market!

Everyone who has been in the market field knows it tanks for two reasons;  fear and manipulation.  Even the Great Depression was based on these two technicalities.   If you were to maintain a log of the headliners issued by the ‘market gurus’ over a period of a year, they have absolutely no clue, they simply create a reason for a downturn or upturn, only to redefine it a day or week later.  Sometimes it is like listening to the weatherman tell you that it is sunny outside yet your view is gray and snowy… And you wonder where the heck are they sitting!

The percentage of people that believe the media is a hoax and manipulated is rising exponentially, some numbers reveal as high as 75-80%, we are becoming more aware, more adept at searching out headlines, and more skeptical.   That’s a good thing!

Be wary.  Be faithful.  Trump does want America to be Great Again.  And no one else could possibly work nearly as hard, and take near the abuse.  And survive. But he can’t do it without US.  If we give up, we become the caste sheep – and that ain’t good! 

CHINA Economy Spiraling! Germany Stalling! US Economy Flying!

China’s stock market has slid nearly 23% in one year.   While some economists would shout out Trump and the trade was as the causal factor, the downward trend began six months before the trade war began.  And it isn’t looking likely to shift anywhere positive. Estimates put a $5 trillion devaluation on Asian companies over the last year.  And while some economics point to a thriving housing market as a vestige of prosperity – think again.

Property speculation has been huge in China with short term flips of entire apartment buildings generating new millionaires.   It was easy money, until it wasn’t.

Developers are dropping prices by as much as 20-30%.  The flippers are caught in the middle with massive loans and a panic is brewing.  Property protests are the new norm and property owners are demanding companies compensate for the rapid decline.

While government data suggests the property market is up 7%, reality begs a completely different picture. Where does the truthful information generate from – blogs.  Economists and banks are more concerned with blocking the information given a panic could spiral China’s fragile economy out of control.

China’s largest developer, Vanke, actually compensated property owners with cash and new vehicles in an effort to quell the protests after their decision to drop prices by 33%.  Vanke’s Chairman Yu Liang told staff last month that “survival” was the ultimate goal for the developer over the next year, adding that the property market’s “turning point has really arrived.”

The concern is that the heavily indebted developers could go belly up creating a banking crisis.

When Trump initiated the tariff dispute, the economic fragility of China was known.  He put President Xi Jinping in a precarious position, and Xi Jinping fell into the hole of ego.   It has long been the consensus that China never reveals true numbers, manipulation has been the norm.  But Trump is a businessman, and caught off guard, Jinping did not know how best to negotiate and instead created a greater downward spiral.

Germany too is seeing the results of their refusal to bargain.   Add to the tension that Merkel took a lone stand in tabling trade with Saudi Arabia as the Khashoggi death is unwound, Germany’s economy splintered further.  Germany faltering translates to an EU spiraling.  German banks are also testing economic stability as fraud and corruption is revealed among the bigger Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank and stiff fines are sure to contract profits.

And while German trade continues to ramp a surplus, it comes at a cost to every other EU member who rely on their exports, i.e. Germany’s imports, to keep their heads above water.   Germany has become exactly what they accuse the Trump administration of adhering to – ‘Nationalism’.  Willing to let their EU partners stumble and fall, Germany is looking to support one country – Germany.

Like China’s Xi Jinping, Merkel is in a hole of ego.  Having no business acumen, she is at a loss of how to respond, how to negotiate, how come to the bargaining table.

By contrast, the US economy is growing and strong.  Reinvented by policies of individual and corporate tax reductions, legislation reducing regulations, and energy production, the Trump guidebook is working.

Slaying the demons with a sword in one hand, Trump inspires and reignites hope and faith with his Olympic torch in the other hand.  We know it is working when the barbs fly relentlessly.  We know it is working when every MSM plugs a slew of defamation that has no basis.  

We know it is working because the numbers don’t lie.

Obama’s Failed US Economy

 

Obama inherited a collapse that took hold in 2008 with banking breaking out and bringing everything and everyone down with them. Since then, the economy has recovered from the collapse, but only to the same level it was during the inherited Bush era which Obama claimed was the catalyst for the fall.

In fact, prior to the fall, the GDP growth rate was at the exact same level it is reportedly at today. ADP Employment Change was at the exact same level, as was just about every core economic indicator. Since 2012, levels have dipped and flattened with absolutely no relative growth whatsoever.

January 2016, CNBC reported that the US economy had reached stagnated levels and predicted a near collapse in the near future citing zero interest rates for seven years, an additional $6 Trillion in added debt, and an economy that had yet to break the 2.5% growth rate. They predicted a recession. The GDP Annual Growth Rate for 2016 presently sits at about 1.6% – hardly a celebratory success! That would put us on par with Cuba, Ukraine and Botswana.

They weren’t alone. Even the New York Times was skeptical, claiming the economy was trudging along on a thread. But that was before Trump was elected and the agenda changed.

Suddenly, everything is rosy and any falter that might occur will be blamed on Trump, not on the inherited mess as was the Obama blame game.

Even China has issued warnings of a global economic retreat and begun monetary policies to mitigate a potential spiral.

According to The Heritage Foundation, economic freedom in the US dropped us to 11th place behind Hong Kong and Singapore, with us virtually tied with Taiwan, Mauritius, Lithuania and Bahrain… Ouch!

And of course, this doesn’t even begin to factor in the growth of ISIS, al Qaeda, and el Nusra as the implosion of the middle east gains momentum with every year we do – virtually nothing.

Nor does it factor in the NATO buildup threatening war with Russia and China – or the Ukraine crisis instigated by a ridiculous US/UK/Germany coup that has propelled them into chaos.

The heightened epidemics that threaten. The failed state of Brazil and Venezuela assisted by coups backed and promoted and funded by the US and allies. The racial divide that has pit the 12% representing our black population against – virtually everyone else including our police authority, whites, Hispanics, and Jewish population. Nor does the baton seem to include the failed healthcare that is bankrupting the middle class while ALL our politicians are immune.

And this does not even mention the hundreds of corporations that have left the US for tax evasion/aversion including about 50 major names. This does not include the thousands of corporations who have moved their jobs overseas to the determinant of our unemployed. It does not include the fact that illegal immigration in the US has grown fourfold between 2009 and 2014 for Asia, Africa, and Central America with a total growth estimated to be an additional 1 million in total. Or the fact that the Trade Deficit is the largest since 1998…according to the Wall Street Journal – another Liberal media enterprise.

Still, in the vein of fake stories, fake news, fake statistics, The Washington Post and New York Times would have us believe that Obama is leaving Trump a sweet, robust, productive, heavenly, blank check of prosperity!

Truth still does exist…despite the media manipulation.