“I have neither bitterness nor envy over my present poverty. Deeply feeling
the pain of compassion for suffering I once asked the Lord, of what little I have,
take even more to help relieve their suffering.” ~Sulaf Aragain
Mr. Ross publishes the Ross Rant, a $300 per year subscription newsletter, which makes predictions based upon economic data
July 29, 2018
By Joel Ross, Principal, Citadel Realty Advisors, 15 West 36th Street, NYC, NY.
To understand the trade war with China, you need to understand that China at the moment is having a major slowdown economically. The stock market is down 25%. Many banks are being bailed out by the government. Everything and everyone in China is way over-levered, and the economy is therefore in a high-risk position which the government was trying to fix. The trade war got in the way, forcing the government to subsidize the smaller banks. China is loaning tens of billions to countries like Pakistan to build ports and railroads and infrastructure. Problem is, these countries have zero possible way to ever repay these loans. So now they are faced with stopping the projects or asking the IMF to bail them out. It is a mess for China and the countries who took the loans. There is starting to be pushback against China for this. So, Trump’s timing to go after China is exactly right. They are in a weakened position right now. Ignore all the hype about how they could sell their $1.4 trillion US Treasuries…to who? Not going to happen. The whole world agrees China violates every rule on trade and steals IP. Trump is just the only one who is willing to take them on, with the rest of the world cheering him on from the sidelines. Now it appears the EU is willing to cooperate with Trump and revise the WTO and to push China on IP and other trade violations. Something they were never willing to do before.
Can 4% GDP growth continue? Maybe. But 3.5% would be great. Remember the left, and the press saying in 2016 and early 2017, 2% was the new normal maximum, and the US was at its peak and we faced stagflation, economic decline, etc. 2% was the accepted number as what good growth would be. Larry Summers was right out there saying 4% was impossible. Some in the mainstream media and Wall St said getting above 2% was pure fantasy and Trump was dreaming.
August 24, 2018
Following are remarks for President Trump, drafted by The New York Sun as a public service:
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Good evening. In little more than two months we Americans will go to the polls to choose a new Congress. It will be the 116th convened under the Constitution that I have sworn before God to preserve, protect, and defend. The Democrats have made it perfectly clear that if they win control of the House, their first move will be to start impeachment proceedings against me. That makes this an apt moment for me to share with you a sense of my thinking.
So today I want to talk with you about the “rule of necessity.” It is a venerable principle in law. I have been thinking about it because I have come to see that a special prosecutor operating against the president under whose authority he is appointed is a constitutional contradiction — even, when it becomes a politically motivated witch hunt, an outrage. It is calculated to hamstring the president that millions went to the polls to elect.
Democrats did not always obstruct, resist, and embrace anti-American exceptionalism. John F. Kennedy—revered by the Left as Ronald Reagan is by the Right—was intensely pro-American; it was Kennedy’s deep-seated belief in American exceptionalism that drove him to push NASA’s Apollo missions, with Americans accomplishing the staggering feat of placing a man on the Moon.
Look at the aftermath of the Helsinki press conference. The New York Daily News ran the words “OPEN TREASON” over its cover page illustration—a cartoon of President Donald Trump shooting Uncle Sam through the head while holding Vladimir Putin’s hand.
That wasn’t enough for CNN host Fareed Zakaria, who said, “I feel like ‘treasonous’ is too weak a word.” Apparently, MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle agreed: “Rewrite the Constitution and have another president take over right now.”
In what sounded like a call for a military coup, one Democratic congressman tweeted: “Where are our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!”
Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks told MSNBC that the Trump–Putin news conference “will live in infamy,” comparing it to the “Cuban missile crisis in terms of an attack, or the 9/11 attack,” and to “the Pearl Harbor attack or Kristallnacht.”
The left has become completely unhinged.
by Jul Thompson
24 June 2018
I found it appalling. An owner of a restaurant disrupting a public figure and patron’s meal, then refusing continued service based on what she perceives as a political and moral difference, seemed a grossly unnecessary form of deep disrespect. I tried to imagine for a moment being the proprietor of a DC-area restaurant and having the POTUS himself come in as a customer. To be honest, I would certainly have struggled with deciding whether to serve him. Weighing good against bad decisions and giving him the benefit of the doubt, into his second term it was clear President Barack Obama was not making a series of uninformed or misguided decisions. He was deliberately tearing down values and institutions I cared about, circumventing process and rewriting law.
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Open Letter to Ed Cox
By Carl Paladino
June 18, 2018
Buffalo, New York: If you agree with the following, send it to your contact list and write Ed Cox a note and tell him to go home.
[NY GOP:(518) 462-2601, https://nygop.org/contact/ , https://www.facebook.com/GOP,
Hey Ed, except for the top of the ticket New York’s statewide nominating convention once again was a poorly planned farcical circus. Not many County Chairmen were happy with you or your under-ticket selections.
Ed, you may be the Republican State Chair but you are still a Washington establishment RINO with the fallen Reince Priebus as your godfather. You endorsed Elliott Spitzer’s egotistical Jonathan Trichter as the State Comptroller candidate against Thomas DiNapoli. Trichter can’t seem to find an issue that will appeal to upstate voters in the most wasteful and highly taxed state in the union. He’s a former Democrat strategist who hesitated to re-register as a Republican.
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Why are there no consequences for the Seneca Nation’s failure to pay for basic services provided by the City of Niagara Falls?
June 13, 2018
Letter to the Editor
If a taxpayer fails to pay a utility bill, the service is shut off. In Niagara Falls, if the most successful business in town is disrespectful of the local community and intimidates its elected officials, it doesn’t have to pay for any services.
I am a significant Niagara Falls taxpayer. Why are there no consequences for the Seneca Nation’s failure to pay for basic fire, police, water, sewer, roadway services provided by the City?
The methodology used to pay for services from the City was the Compact with the State however, the State incompetently renewed the Compact without provision for the payment of State and local shares. The Seneca’s originally said they would pay the local share but reneged on the promise. They apparently feel no obligation primarily because the city fathers are not disposed to do anything about it.