Half of American Working Families are Living Paycheck to Paycheck

We need to get out of the spend, spend, spend mentality. We need to live bare bones for a while or go and work some overtime or find a way to make some extra money to pay off bills. Gather up all your bills. Utilities in one pile, then credit cards and loans in another. For the utilities, determine how you can cut costs on each one. Electric. Can you change Read More …

Trump Methodically Undoing Obama Policies

Our President has slowly been undoing Obama’s nation destroying policies. Some of them include areas concerning climate change, internet privacy, abortion/family planning, Keystone XL oil pipeline, Dakota Access Pipeline, fuel efficiency standards, Trans-Pacific Partnership, abortion/Mexico City policy, and personal finance. Pray that Trump has the backing to undo more of these family and nation destroying policies.

Six Jobs Eliminated for Every Robot

Streamlining and automation are big deals for most companies. The more efficient a company is, the more money it can save and send to their stockholders. It is no wonder many companies are turning to robotics. It’s happening on the Internet, too. Look at Amazon.com. Thousands of people are using Amazon.com for purchases rather than go out of the house. The market is greater, more products, more people selling, competition.

Consumer Confidence Booms to Highest Level in 16 Years

People are buying again! Read Breitbart Article One thing about buying though, is to try to stay out of debt. Another way to stay out of debt is to purchase quality items. It has been said that if you are poor, you cannot afford to buy the least expensive item on the market. Make wise decisions. Spend a little more on an item that will last much longer than the Read More …

Foreign Banks Retreat from Lending to U.S.

Rising interest rates and a strong U.S. dollar may explain a good part of the contraction. A combination of hikes by the Federal Reserve coupled with money market fund reforms has been forcing banks to pay more for short-term dollar funding. Three-month Libor recently climbed above one percent for the first time since the onset of the financial crisis, while the U.S. dollar is sharply higher against many foreign currencies Read More …

Trump’s Budget Takes a Cleaver to Cronyism and Waste at the Energy Department

It is good to see that this budget is non-partisan. President Donald Trump released his budget blueprint today, and his proposal for the Department of Energy is a breath of fresh air. This proposal reflects the president’s priority of “[putting] America first by keeping more of America’s hard-earned tax dollars here at home.” Opponents have pilloried the draft as anti-science, anti-clean energy, and even extreme—all of which lack merit. The Read More …

Trump Increases Defense, Border Security, Education Funding, Cuts at State Department and EPA

Shifting the budget around to protect the people is what we need. Mulvaney said increases like the $54 billion increase to the Defense Department would be offset in other areas of the budget blueprint to prevent any further increases in the budget deficit. The Director made clear that this does not mean that the budget is balanced. “There’s more money for enforcing security at the border. There’s more money for Read More …

Trump Details Big Plans in Detroit

Jobs, jobs, jobs! It is wonderful to see a President that is really working and not playing golf. “We’re going to do some wonderful work with you, but you’re going to have to help us with jobs,” Trump told the CEOs during a roundtable meeting. Trump promised to revisit the Obama-era CAFE milage standards and cut regulations to make it easier for auto companies to bring back jobs. “We want Read More …

White House Seeks to Cut Billions in Funding for United Nations

We the people have been funding the largest percentage of the United Nations budget per Heritage. The U.S. has been the largest financial supporter of the U.N. since the organization’s founding in 1945. The U.S. is currently assessed 22 percent of the U.N. regular budget and more than 27 percent of the U.N. peacekeeping budget. In dollar terms, the Administration’s budget for FY 2011 requested $516.3 million for the U.N. Read More …

Businesses added booming 298,000 jobs in Feb.

Some economists are revising up their forecasts for this week’s February employment report after payroll processor ADP announced Wednesday that businesses added a booming 298,000 jobs. ADP attempts to foreshadow Labor’s private-sector total and while it often differs significantly, it came within 9,000 in December and January. In January, Labor reported a healthy 227,000 new jobs. Labor, however, includes government payroll counts and President Trump’s federal hiring freeze probably held Read More …

President Praises Exxon Mobil Plan to Create 45,000 Jobs

President Donald Trump praised Exxon Mobil for its recent announcement that it will invest up to $20 billion and add more than 45,000 construction and manufacturing jobs in the United States Gulf Coast region. Exxon CEO Darren Woods said the investments would go to improving and expanding 11 existing facilities in Texas and Louisiana. This is exactly the kind of investment, economic development and job creation that will help put Read More …

Dirty Secret Behind Wind Turbines, They Need Lots Of Oil

Just installing the foundation of a single offshore turbine can consume 18,857 barrels of marine fuel during construction, according to calculations published by Forbes Wednesday. Offshore wind farms often have over 100 wind turbines, meaning that building them requires almost 2 million barrels of fuel just to power the ships involved in construction. The Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative will cost $1 billion dollar to build and generate Read More …

McDonald’s Launching Mobile Ordering App

In an effort to stem a flow of customers away from its restaurants, McDonald’s today said it is launching mobile ordering, mobile pay and curbside pickup across its 14,000-plus U.S. restaurants in the fourth quarter, executives said this morning. The burger chain, which said it lost some 500 million sales transactions since 2012—most to “near-in competitors”—said its biggest priority was improving foot traffic to its restaurants. In a special meeting Read More …

Wendy’s Installing Self-Order Kiosks in Stores to Cut Costs

The Dublin-based burger giant started offering kiosks last year, and demand for the technology has been high from both customers and franchise owners. “There is a huge amount of pull from (franchisees) in order to get them,” David Trimm, Wendy’s chief information officer, said last week during the company’s investors’ day. “With the demand we are seeing … we can absolutely see our way to having 1,000 or more restaurants Read More …