Category Archives: The Economy

Lifting the Arctic drilling ban

“‘Trump to OK new offshore plan, reverse Arctic, Atlantic bans: sources,’ said a headline from S&P Global Platts, an industry trade publication….

“Oil for the people. Money from leases for the Treasury. And getting out of the Middle East for our military.”

That last may be iffy now, with the Syria strike, but it is to be devoutly wished.

Via Don Surber

Ban auto-play video, please

Web creator Tim Berners-Lee on taking back control of the Web:

“We must work together with web companies to strike a balance that puts a fair level of data control back in the hands of people, including the development of new technology such as personal ‘data pods’ if needed and exploring alternative revenue models such as subscriptions and micropayments.”

That’s just for a start. But nowhere on his list do I see banning auto-play video, which I would think would be a necessary first step to getting back our control of data.

Via Instapundit

The jobs president

While the “deep state” continues to undermine Trump at every opportunity, the business community is enthusiastic about his presidency. After all, he’s the jobs president — versus Barry’s legacy as the food stamps and welfare president.

Congressional Republicans are still stupid

No Obamacare repeal. Shoot, not even hearings featuring some of the multitude screwed out of their insurance and doctors by Obamacare. No tax reform. Not even tax reduction. A slain Labor nominee, thanks to Republicans cooperating with Democrats in attacks on his ex-wife.

Instead, as Ann Coulter puts it “Republicans in Congress refuse to do the people’s will. Their sole, driving obsession is to see Trump fail.” All they want is to be part of the establishment, the establishment Trump is threatening.

They are a significant part of the swamp that needs draining. Trump will get to them in his own good time. It will be death-by-a-thousand-Tweets. It couldn’t happen to a slimier bunch of stooges. The Stupid Party.

Via Breitbart News.

Tom Brady’s digs

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Not precisely the New York City skyscraper condo of the Patriots’ star quarterback but similar. Even if I had the millions required I couldn’t live there. I get goosebumps just imagining a room with floor-to-ceiling exterior glass walls fifty stories high. Yipes.

84 Lumber’s Ode to Illegals

“Construction materials company 84 Lumber’s [Super Bowl] advertisement featured a mother and daughter ostensibly journeying illegally from Latin America or Mexico to the United States…[The ad] shows the mother and daughter walking through a large door of what appears be President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.

“’The will to succeed is always welcome here,’ reads the company’s tagline.”

Four other ads also were political, including a Budweiser paean to plain vanilla immigration. Presumably these are not companies that will be adding new American hires in the Trump economy—unless they’re refugees or illegals.

Via Breitbart.

UPDATE:  It seems 84 Lumber really was soliciting illegals. If that’s not against the law, it should be.

Bedrock of the Trump economy

His latest executive order, according to the WSJ, is pure genius:

“The Trump order [requires] the agencies to repeal two old rules for every new one they publish. This is in some sense a gimmick, since some regulations are far more significant, costly or distorting of investment choices than others. But the text of the order suggests that for every dollar of new cost imposed on the private economy, each agency will have to find two dollars of burden to relieve…

“The deregulation project that began with Jimmy Carter and gained speed under Ronald Reagan became the bedrock of the 1980s economic boom, but the administrative state gradually reverted to its old habits. If Mr. Trump can break up the Washington central planning that is again misallocating resources, the resulting job creation and new investment would be a great legacy.”

Via WSJ