Category Archives: The Economy

News from the Donald

“The Fake News refuses to cover the fact that GDP went up 33.1% for the 3rd Quarter, the best number by far in our Country’s history!”

Via @RealDonaldTrump on Twitter

Economics matters

Gotta like this Tweet from McKayla J on Twitter: “Black people out there clownin 50 cent for being part of the 2% but what y’all don’t understand is that [the] 2% is what employs the 98%. If they are being taxed to death then they’ll [sic] be a trickle effect, mass layoffs, no jobs and more depression… Economics matters.”

Voting has consequences.

The Attempted Covid Coup

“COVID-19 is not America’s plague. There was never the slightest evidence that the virus could produce mass casualties; all evidence pointed in the opposite direction. Instead, the ruling class took this opportunity to extort the general public’s compliance with its agendas. Their claim to speak on behalf of ‘science’ is an attempt to avoid being held accountable for the enormous harm that they are doing. They continue doing it because they want to hold on to the power the panic has brought them.

“In sum, the lockdowns have been inflicted and perpetuated by people who care more about your subjugation than your health. They want to wreck the U.S. economy and increase the Democratic Party’s chances in the 2020 election. And they might succeed.”

Looking at you, Dr. Fauci.

Via RealClearPolitics

Morning of destruction

You were (so far) relatively safe if you lived in southwest Minneapolis. Otherwise…700 buildings were damaged, burned or destroyed. How many livelihoods?

“Cities like Minneapolis will struggle for years to overcome the destruction of these riots…Rioters burned down the very club where George Floyd had worked. They also wreaked havoc on the local community, black and white alike…It is absolutely heinous that speaking out about this destruction is considered anathema on the left.”

Which is why we don’t often see a map of the scale of the destruction, except on very bold media, like the Federalist, which NBC and Google are coincidentally (?) trying to shut down.

Via PJMedia (one of the very bold).

Social distancing fatigue

Big crowds at Bull Creek greenbelt off 360 yesterday, according to the scolds of my neighborhood forum who have been arguing about volunteer face masks (should be mandatory) for weeks now. The gov said wear ’em if you want to; da mayor says businesses must require them. Will see if our cops wade into crowds to make arrests like in California. Hope not.

“Orders” from the pols

Travis County has now joined Austin city in “ordering” us residents to stay home from midnight tonight until April 13. To try to slow the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus.

We can go to the grocery, the doctor, do outdoor exercise, and etc “that contribute to the health of the public” but not, apparently, go to work. That should effectively kill many small businesses, which will not “contribute to the health of the public” employed by them.

President Trump has suggested (not ordered) a return to work by Easter, a week later than which is the 13th, to save the economy. Not to mention the livelihoods of so many people. Small business carries half of America’s employment.

No surprise it came from China

“The rapid economic growth in southern China has led to an increasing demand for animal proteins including those from exotic game food animals such as civets. Large numbers and varieties of these wild game mammals in overcrowded cages and the lack of biosecurity measures in wet markets allowed the jumping of this novel virus from animals to human…”

Via Powerline