Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. Ronald Reagan, 1981
Colorado Marijuana Sales in March Hit Highest Monthly Total Ever HOLLY COMM: As a local radio show host pointed out yesterday morning, Pueblo (the city, not where we live) is gaining unenviable notoriety as being the drug capital of Colorado. This is a sorry situation. While pot tax $$ bring nice benefits, it's also attracting undesirables. Colorado's homeless population has grown because they'd rather panhandle for dope instead of a decent meal. Second, it's attracting an wanted out-of-state criminal element. In our little quiet unincorporated town of Pueblo West, large-scale pot busts have been made over the past several years. Cubans and Mexicans come up to Pueblo County and rent homes as their pot growing facilities. Cops were alerted due to the unusually high electricity usage for the size home, not to mention the smell. Large grow areas were also discovered in our neighboring San Isabel Mountains. This cash cow is more like a whole herd and it's not going away. CO legalized pot sales Jan 2014. From then through the first 3 months of 2019, Colorado sold just shy of $6.5 billion of pot. That netted the state treasury just a little under $400 million.
This graph from Colorado's Dept. of Rev. tells it all. Mistakenly, we though it was primarily medical marijuana people were using. Nope, it's mostly the 'get high' stuff. Then there's illicit drug use as a potent End Times Sign… ET Revelation 9:21 Not only is America not turning away from this activity, a great deal of the Country is embracing it. Now Colorado has legalized psychedelic mushrooms.
First-of-Its-Kind CBD Food Truck Comes to Colorado
Trump: We'll Know in 3 to 4 Weeks If China Trade Talks Are Successful
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Voting for Dollars
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Pope Joins Soros In Funding Immigrant Caravan Invasion Of US Southern Border
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NY Times Confesses: Most Taxpayers Got a Tax Cut Under Trump
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Wayne Peterson's Financial Survivalist Newsletter, April Ed.
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Vice President Mike Pence Backs Trump’s Call To Lower Interest Rates, Citing Low Consumer Inflation
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Trump Says ‘We’ll Know Over The Next 4 Weeks’ If a China Trade Deal Happens
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Wayne Peterson's Financial Survivalist Newsletter, March Ed.
NCAA March Madness to Cost Employers $13.3B in Lost Productivity, Firm Says
Solyndra's Loss Of Taxpayer Millions in Obama-era Loan Now Seems Forgotten 10 Years Later, Expert Says HOLLY NOTE: Solyndra wasn't Obama's only 'green' boondoggle just the most recognized. Check these failed investments that cost taxpayers $2.2 Billion:
Solyndra Solyndra alone when it collapsed, cost American taxpayers $627 million. (Fremont, Ca.)
Abound Solar (Loveland, Co.)
Beacon Power (Tyngsborough, Mass.)
Ener1 (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Energy Conversion Devices (Rochester Hills, Michigan/Auburn Hills, Mich.)
Evergreen Solar, Inc. (Marlborough, Mass.)
Mountain Plaza, Inc. (Dandridge, Tenn.)
Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsens Mills Acquisition Co. (Berlin, Wis.)
Range Fuels (Soperton, Georgia)
Raser Technologies (Provo, Utah)
Spectrawatt (Hopewell, New York) and
Thompson River Power LLC (Wayzata, Minn.)
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Federal Reserve Signals No Interest Rate Hikes in 2019
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Democrats Push To Bring Back Earmarks, Raise Lawmakers' Pay HOLLY NOTE: Yep, they need more $$. Kidding! As it is, their starting salary is $174,000. On average Representatives work only 138 days out of 365, while Senators work about 162. Their approval rating still sits at a paltry 20. So yeah, they deserve yet another pay raise. Still kidding. Last thought: Remember when shortly after AOC was elected and she whined and moaned that she couldn't make the move to D.C. and afford an apartment? Then 'miraculously' she moved into an expensive and exclusive area that barred poorer people.
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With Hickenlooper Running for President, He's Empowered Environmentalists and Targeting Colorado's $31 Billion Oil and Gas Industry
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Sterling Plunges After Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Suffers Surprise Legal Setback
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Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Policy Delivers Fastest Wage Growth Since 2009
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50% of Californians Say They Will Leave as State Leads in Outmigration HOLLY NOTE: I It's OK by residents in California and New York two of the most Progressive states in the U.S. when they demand all the freebies UNTIL they have to pay for them.
Now half of California or about 20 million wants to leave the state and New Yorkers are in the process of same. The biggest problem with their outmigration is that they come to beautiful states that are conservative or only slightly liberal. Over 4 decades, we've watched Californians move to Colorado and change it from a conservative-to-moderate state to one nearly overwhelmed by liberals. If you think this is an exaggeration, listen to Michelle Morin's podcast, "The Leftist Takeover of Colorado."
This started ramping up in the late 70s when the cost of Calif. housing went crazy. Now Colorado is experiencing the same housing shortage that spiraled California's prices into the stratosphere. Our little unincorporated area in southern Colorado has doubled in population since we moved here in 2001.
Colorado's entire population is about 5.5 million nearly double that of when I first moved here. California's is about 40 million many who are illegals. If even 25% of those who want to leave the state come here, those nearly 4 million would about double our population and complete the radical change of this beautiful state.
I coined the term "Californicates" decades ago before it ever became a 'thing' and ultimately a TV show because they are totally screwing up Colorado by moving here. Stupid is as stupid does. So our point of view… if you want to come to Colorado, come, but don't make us into the mess you voted for in your home state and abandoned. Learn from your mistakes.
It's tragic and short-sighted that whether it's people who move here from socialist countries or within America from very liberal states, they then begin to vote for and implement those same socialist values that destroyed the areas they came from.
As Residents Flee New York's High Taxes, State Uses Intrusive Audits to Get Cash From Defectors
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Mayor Calls For 400 Firefighter Layoffs So City Can Afford Voter-Mandated Pay Hikes For The Rest
Major Catastrophe Coming To America!! You've Been Warned video
Deadbeat Nation: 37 Million Credit Card Accounts In The U.S. Are “Seriously Delinquent” Right Now
90% of Big Manufacturers High On Trump Economy, Set 4.4% Growth Target
Manufacturers See Two Years of Record-Breaking Optimism
Trump Close to Closing Trade Deal With China
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Fiat Chrysler to Add More Than 6,000 Jobs in Michigan
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#MAGA: Rate of Hispanic Poverty Record LOW!
US Economy Grows Faster Than Expected in the 4th Quarter, But Annual GDP Misses Trump's Goal
White House Claims Victory On 2018 Economic Growth, Aims Higher For 2019
Cuomo, NY Democrats Try To Undo AOC's Damage To Amazon Deal
PG&E Likely Started The Camp Fire And Expects a $10.5B Impact To Its Bottom Line, It Tells Regulators
Facebook and Google Will Be Punished With Giant Fines in the UK If They Fail To Rid Their Platforms Of Toxic Content
J.C. Penney to Close 24 More Stores: Sales Fall As Department Stores Struggle HOLLY NOTE: As online sales increasingly rev up, they are killing brick and mortar stores. B&M's provide a vital cog in the purchasing wheel for those that need to sniff it, feel it, touch it, see it, try it. This is especially important for women whose bodies come in a million shapes and varieties. We need to try on clothes and shoes. Color: Everyone's desktop monitor, tablet and smart phone display color differently. If you're trying to match specific colors, it's essential to see it in person. Also, especially important for heavy items, do you want to pay shipping for furniture and appliances? Don't you want it delivered for $50?
ECONOMIC APOCALYPSE: Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' To Cost Up To $93 Trillion, $650,000+ Per Household, Study Says
Chase Bank Denies Service to Conservatives
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1.4 Million Households No Longer Need Food Stamps Under Trump, Report
The Bipartisan Spending Binge Is Now Worse Than Under Bush and Obama
This Will Terrify You!! World Economic Collapse video of day
Amazon Pulls Out Of Plan To Build HQ2 in New York City Amid Political Opposition
JPMorgan Will Be The First Major US Bank to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency
'Unbelievable': RetaiL Sales Collapsed By The Most Since 2009 in December
Gavin Newsom To Scale Back, Not Abandon, California's High-Speed Rail HOLLY NOTE: The Governor says he refuses to return $3.5 billion to the President for abandoning the originally designed bullet train run between L.A. and San Francisco. Newsom is only building a small fraction 20% of the system from Merced to Bakersfield. Also the money allocated by Obama would be returned to the Federal government, not Trump.
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Beware This Valentine’s Day: Romance Scams Cost Americans $143 Million Last Year
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Billionaire Kochs Back GOP/Dem Plan to Outsource Middle Class American Jobs
Federal Debt Tops $22 Trillion for the 1st Time HOLLY NOTE: That's nothing. AOC wants to add $82 TILLION more over a decade: $32.6 TRILLION for Medicare-for-All and $49.1 TRILLION for her Green New Deal. Let's not lose sight that Obama added ~$10 TRILLION of debt in just 8 years more than ALL previous presidents combined and he didn't muster even half the economic growth and prosperity that Trump has fostered and he's not done yet.
Latest Round Of Trade Talks Begins In Beijing With Deal In Doubt
Salvini Calls For Elimination Of Italy's Central Bank, "Prison Time For Fraudsters"
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Green New Deal: Air Travel Stops Becoming Necessary Build Trains Across Oceans, Rebuild Every Single Building in the U.S. - MORE HOLLY NOTE: Take a look at the bullet points in this proposal. It is truly a disconnect from reality.
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Jobs Surge By 304,000, Smashing Estimates Despite Government Shutdown
China Agrees To Buy 5 Million Tons Of Us Soybeans A Day After Talks in Washington
Bernie Sanders Proposes 77% Estate Tax For Billionaires
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Do People Care That The US Will Add $12 Trillion To The Debt In 10 Years, Or Am I Wasting My Time Writing About It? HOLLY NOTE: If hare-brained Alexandria Ocascio-Cortez gets her way, she will add nearly $82 TRILLION of debt with her $32.6 TRILLION on Medicare-for-All and $49.1 TRILLION on Her Green New Deal.
The Price of 'Forever' Stamps Just Went Up
Jeff Bezos Gives a Pitiful Amount of His $160B (Net) Fortune Just .0906% to Charity
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25,000 Workers Strike At Mexico Border Factories
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Over in Davos, Plutocrats Rub Their Hands Together At Ocasio-Cortez's 70% Tax Proposal
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Related: See H.R.25 - FairTax Act of 2019 HOLLY NOTE: This has to mean that they're eyeing a VAT Value Added Tax system again. This is a nightmare beyond description, especially crippling small businesses with endless paperwork. We lived under this in Australia and while abolishing IRS sounds like happy times, there are no free rides and this is one of the best examples.
Forget the Trade War. China Is Already in Crisis
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