Category Archives: The Economy

“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

Trump! Trump! Trump!

Just had to laugh when some Detroit auto-workers chanted this at Pedo Joe, the wonder veep, on a Dimocrat campaign stop. He pretends to be for the working slob but it’s phoney-baloney. While Trump, who worked for years with construction crews, actually got the auto workers their jobs back.

“When Biden left the auto plant, owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, videos show some workers shouting “Trump, Trump, Trump.”

Yeah, Reuters, you better source it to videos. Your Mediacrat cronies won’t like any bad news for the Dimocrat front-runner, who’s going to lie his way across America, just like he’s lied his way across the blue-collar Northeast. When he’s not slurring his words and forgetting some in Dementia Stage 2.

Won’t help, Slow Joe. You’ll be toast, just like Bernie would be.

Via Reuters

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As Milton Friedman would note

Feds regulate your savings accounts

Imagine my surprise when I tried to transfer some savings to checking this morning and was told by the bank’s robot that I had already reached the federal limit of six transfers in one month.

Never heard of it? Neither did I. Invasion of the bureaucracy!

Via LifeHacker

Finally, antitrust

“The Justice Department has opened a broad antitrust inquiry into whether Silicon Valley giants are unlawfully stifling competition. The announcement under Attorney General William Barr confirms that Facebook, Google and Amazon are all in the crosshairs, significantly ratcheting up the pressure on Big Tech as lawmakers also conduct their own hearings into issues of privacy, hate speech and content moderation.”

Via Fox News

The Gipper on the Dim economy

“To revise and extend the Gipper’s remarks, the DNC-MSM’s view of the economy can be summed up in a few short phrases: if it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it. And if people like it — ban it.”

The exact opposite of what Trump has done and is doing. And the economy roars and all boats are lifted.

Via Instapundit