John Stossel Interview With Labor Secretary Nominee Andy Puzder…

Long before President-elect Donald Trump selected Andy Puzder to be the nominee for Secretary of Labor, Puzder appeared with John Stossel for a forum interview. Within the short 5:00 minute segment which aired you can sense the general perspectives of Puzder.

Additionally, it would be intellectually dishonest not to note the inherent libertarian perspective. This, when combined with the Trump, Bannon, R & R Mercer connection, provides the backdrop for the nomination of a more libertarian-minded business executive.

trump-puzder-3

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Donald Trump, Donald Trump Transition, Economy, Election 2016, media bias, Political correctness/cultural marxism, Uncategorized, Union Activity - ALL. Bookmark the permalink.

132 Responses to John Stossel Interview With Labor Secretary Nominee Andy Puzder…

  1. FLEEVY says:

    Great interview! I’m feeling good on this guy.

    Liked by 11 people

  2. SoCal Patriot says:

    That was a great interview…very informative.

    Liked by 7 people

  3. Chuck Finley says:

    Absolutely insane that the likes of Anne Coulter and Breitbart.com are crying about this pick. We elected Trump to put the best people in the best places to MAGA. If you can’t find hope in the 5 minute video… just live in eternal pessimism and get out of the way.

    Liked by 13 people

    • Summer says:

      I think after Bannon’s departure BB is sliding back into the “TRUE CONSERVATIVE litmus test ™” ideologue mode.

      Liked by 8 people

      • Chuck Finley says:

        Sure seems that way…

        Redstate is a terrible model to follow.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Sentient says:

          Erickson is no model.

          Liked by 2 people

        • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

          Redstate, Anne Coulter, and Breitbart.com can criticize but the have zero life experience for their crank calls on “Taking Care of Business.”

          Liked by 5 people

          • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

            “they”

            Like

          • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

            Agreed!

            It is easy to fall into those “cracks.”

            A litmus test is the lazy-man’s way of doing things.

            It’s hard work to actually think it all through.

            TRUMP has been doing this with people almost his entire life. Methinks he’s probably got it down by now.

            Liked by 3 people

          • They’ve all been basically critics and cynics most of their profession. Must be hard to stop as we enter a new err of winning and restoration. Not all people are adaptable and they get stuck in their ways. I think it’s like that in many professions. If they don’t adapt there will be others who will come along and take their place. Those who find optimism the new era of winning and working together instead of at each others throats will simply find all these critics and cynics repugnant, stifling and REGRESSIVE.

            But perhaps these critics can turn their attention and concerns to helping expose and stop crime? Rather than focus on mistrust and always suspicious of Trump? They are being harder on Trump than they were on OBAMA. Maybe they’re still stuck in the cult of Republicanism or on that never ending quest for the one true Conservative that only exists in their minds. Old habits are hard to break. Until then I won’t listen to pessimists. winners aren’t pessimists. Christ wasn’t a pessimist “be thankful in everything.”

            Liked by 2 people

    • Chuck, it’s not that Ann and BB don’t love Trump. It’s that we’ve been betrayed so many times before. We don’t want to be fooled again.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Chuck Finley says:

        I just don’t get the handwringing. If he proposes a rule that is contradictory to Trump’s promises, then we’ll know. But what is gained now? Do we want Trump’s picks rejected in the Senate in the first 100 days? That’s supposed to bring the change we want… by teaming up with the sabotaging Uniparty?

        Trump’s in charge. If he is going to get rolled (hardly likely) by his Labor Secretary – that will be the least of our problems. I think it is wiser to look at why a PE-Trump would pick this guy FOR his declared agenda.

        We need to quit acting like losing is inevitable. Just my 2 cents.

        Liked by 9 people

        • Chuck, we (the grassroots) helped Trump win, and we’re part of the vetting process.

          That is our role to play. Maybe we have it wrong. Some people hated Pence as VP, and I didn’t have a hard opinion, but he has proven himself to be perfect in that role.

          We can trust Trump, but we can also help him stay on track by pushing on his selections where we have ANY doubts.

          Liked by 1 person

          • TheseTruths says:

            I agree to an extent, except about us pushing back if we have ANY doubts. I’ve seen so much concern about things that turn out to be actual wins that I’m tired of it. I don’t think we have enough data in most cases to know whether doubts are warranted.

            I’m not advocating blind faith, but to let Trump be Trump. I don’t think he needs me looking over his shoulder all the time, and I don’t think we have to watch and see if he needs to be held accountable. I fully expect that he will do the things he said he would. If we find out otherwise, then it wil be time for feedback.

            Liked by 4 people

            • Whatev says:

              Your refer to “ANY doubts”, but a substantailly big doubt, not small, is Puzder’s own frequent words in the past so strongly and passionately pushing for Gang of Eight style massive amnesty.

              It’s hard to believe anyone could sincerely turn on a dime to now fully oppose it.

              His warm embrace yesterday by praise in Twitter from both Eric Cantor and Jeb!, both of whom support the Gang of Eight ideology (along with Schumer, Rubio, McCain, Crooked H, etc.), implies those two think Puzder still agrees with them on the general topic.

              Why couldn’t the Labor Secretary choice have been someone such as Lou Barletta, the Pennsylvania congressman, former mayor, former business owner, strong early supporter of Trump (much unlike Puzder in that way too) who has many years and decades of loudly opposing amnesty and opposing illegals?

              Barletta, for one example, is someone who the base would love, is competent, would easily be confirmed, AND who Cantor and the Bushes would not congratulate nor welcome.

              Trump’s own occasional waffling about illegal aliens is troubling, even though he was easily the best choice among those who ran. We don’t owe him 100% blind benefit of the doubt.

              Like

              • IIRC, the Labor Secy has no say in Congressional legislation re: immigration. Secy’s dept administers Labor laws and regs. Works w/unions. Unions are attacking fast food franchises right now. See???
                Forget optics, too. When have optics ever deterred DJT???

                Like

        • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

          Touche touche touche!!!!

          I’ll have what Chuck Finley is having!!!!!!

          Like

        • TheseTruths says:

          Chuck Finley — well said. 😀

          Like

      • Love is an ACTION, not a FEELING. Faith is a decision. Each one of these people are professing Christians where is their faith? Where is their joy? Where is their PEACE? Where is their discernment? Always they are angry, complaining, suspicious and doubting. At what point do they recognize Trump is not the enemy? Being an optimist means you always win because winning is perception. Just because they were fooled before does not mean they are being fooled now.

        It must be severely depressing to always see the glass half empty. If one can conserve then the glass becomes FULL.

        Liked by 3 people

      • ediegrey says:

        Ann and BB have bad judgment – when the chips are down, they fold.

        Liked by 2 people

      • EXACTLY!!!
        No one, and Donald Trump himself would not, expect nor condone acquiescent silence if we think or fear he is not seeing the trees in the fog. He needs and masterfully uses our noisome warning whoops both to form opinion, and strengthen his positions.
        NEVER blindly go along to get along…ultimately one does mis-justice to yourself and the target (unless of course in the famed fox hole firefight… then follow orders and hope for the best while expelling with great creativity your finest four letter utterances!!). 😉
        semper fi

        Liked by 1 person

    • Marygrace Powers says:

      Totally agree Finley/ another astute pick by Trump/
      Mr. Puzder has a very specific skill set/ perfect for SOL/

      To a point Sundance made yesterday/to the critics/
      ‘Have any of you ever signed the front of a check?’

      Liked by 2 people

      • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

        Touche!

        “Specific skill set” – opposed to the “no skills whatsoever” Cronies that the Globalists/Uniparty sticks in.

        Like

      • After listening to Mr. Puzder with a clear and sound mind it is apparent he is acutely aware by personal experience of the crippling effect of over regulation to the point of aversion and will work to eliminate regulations that are not conducive to success in business. Such aversion that it overrides any philosophical views on open borders. In other words, he is a businessman more than a idealist.

        Puzder is the regulation terminator warrior.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Whatev says:

        It isn’t important that we’ve signed the front of a check if we aren’t proposing ourselves for Labor Secretary.

        There are many people who have signed the front of a check and yet who have a record of opposing massive amnesty for millions of illegals who’d become Democrat voters under Gang of Eight.

        Mocking the credentials of “critics” looks like elitism.

        Like

    • Ron says:

      Absolutely. It’s pretty infuriating that this guy’s not good enough for them, and that they don’t trust Trump’s judgement on things like this.

      it’s a damn witch hunt. This guy in 5 minutes completely convinced me he agrees with me on pretty much what I feel about the labor department, I think we’re in good hands here.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ron says:

        And by the way, If Trump gets ‘rolled’ by somebody, he’ll FIRE THEIR ASS and he might make a reality t.v. show out of it when he does so.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Notmeagain says:

          Exactly. Every time someone’s favorite candidate isn’t picked there’s this round of grousing, as if those cabinet members couldn’t be kicked out. There are probably at least three replacements lined up as contingencies for each post.
          Strangely, I can’t remember a president whose cabinet didn’t offend somebody, but I can only remember back to Eisenhower.

          Liked by 2 people

    • Rick Corelli says:

      Pudzer is as open borders as it gets

      Like

      • But he is a business man more than an idealist. Pragmatist by nature.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Whatev says:

          Okay, but when so many similarly qualified people were available to be the selection, and yet Trump chose someone with a history of being not only open borders but very strongly and passionately open borders … even to the point of attacking Trump during the campaign over the issue … it’s legitimate troubling to people who supported Trump mainly due to this topic, and those who are saying we should shut up if we haven’t signed the front of pay checks are condescendingly, elitistly in the wrong.

          (to be clear, Moni, I’m not implying that you’re saying anyone should shut up … that part was a reference to words from some others)

          Like

      • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

        That was then. This is now.

        Liked by 1 person

    • starfcker says:

      I don’t like the guy. Sundance explaining the need for someone who understands the need to streamline document enforcement on a large scale without disrupting the economy makes total sense, and I am willing to defer any misgivings I have to Mr Trump’s judgement on why this guy will work. I do see an open borders globalist here, though.

      Like

      • Arlo Falconbrook says:

        Well he was a successful operator in the existing legal framework (ie one in which all his competitors were hiring cheap foreign labor). That law is going to change and he will make a success of the new paradigm. Lincoln’s friends and several members of his wife’s family owned large numbers of slaves. He was perfectly OK with that until he wasn’t and then he went 110% in that direction and to hell with his friends and family. Besides no appointment is there to follow his or her agenda whatever that might be, They aren’t there to follow Obama’s or Hillary’s either. They are there to follow DJT’s and just like managing the build of an 80 story skyscraper he will be all over what those under him are doing and saying. So far DJT has gone about the process of assembling his already formidable team with vigor and precision and a clarity of purpose. We are not in a position to second guess him at this stage because we aren’t part of that process. But DJT will be making sure every one of his appointments is on the team and pursuing the agenda – and the agenda is VERY clear so there can be no doubts. No appointment could ever be philosophically pure – I am more interested in proven capacity to tackle complex briefs and see them through to a successful conclusion. Everyone he has appointed so far are proven “doers” in fields that matter to their portfolio and for the moment that should be all we need to know. You can bet any failure or tardiness in delivery DJT’s specifric results will be dealt with swiftly and without sentiment. Faith is something few with intelligence ought to have after years of abuse and corruprtion but I have been solidly with DJT since the start of his journey and even when things looked bad I never waivered. He is the Teddy Roosevelt and FDR and Eisenhower of our times. I am as certain now as I ever was that he will prevail.

        Liked by 2 people

  4. georgiafl says:

    Here is Pudzer on Fox:

    Liked by 1 person

    • georgiafl says:

      and CBS:

      Like

      • Trump knows what needs to happen:

        America needs to employ people at the bottom of the wage scale faster than they exit and come into the workforce, combined.

        The wages they can command will then zoom past the minimum wage, ending the need for it, not to mention for dependency.

        CHECKMATE FOR DEMOCRATS’ CULTURE OF DEPENDENCY.

        Liked by 2 people

      • glypenblog says:

        Could not listen to all this BS, of course it is Clinton News Network. What a slap in the face off all the people out there with out jobs.

        Like

      • ediegrey says:

        We are at near full employment in the USA? Really? The media gets away with these lies – and then they attack all the “fake news” out there.

        Liked by 3 people

      • My gosh, that woman is a knowledge destroyer! She knows and speaks LESS THAN nothing.
        Minimum wage = law. Supply & demand driving up wages = free market. Got it, lady?
        SBA (Small Business Administration) pick – Linda McMahon – built the WWE up from a small business to a large business. Got that, lady?
        Almost every sentence she uttered contained misdirection and misunderstanding like that. A total waste of time for ANY viewer. Ugh!

        Like

    • Puzder has love for business and success and his actions speak louder than words, in the same way the enemy speak tough but their actions are compromised.

      Like

  5. EbonyRapror says:

    Are there facts on the wife beating? I would just like some proof that it is true before we accept that he actually did it.

    Like

  6. rashamon says:

    Anybody that brings up the problem of not being able to employ teens for a logical wage ($3/hr?) is my king of leader. We are doing great disservice to youth by not giving them the opportunity to get a job at ANY age. I’ve had 5-year-olds stamp envelopes. They quickly learned how to set up their own system to make it fast and fun. Git the gubmit outta here.

    Liked by 8 people

    • joshua says:

      most of us OLDERs worked when we were 12…and learned how to become men working with adults….we didn’t do dangerous stuff…but we did hard work for our ages….and we made OUR OWN MONEY and learned how hard it was to get and then to keep. Now we have a generation of snowflakes who have NO CLUE about ADULT RESPONSIBILITY or money anymore. Let kids work and earn a little self respect and ability.

      Liked by 6 people

      • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

        Too true. Plus we have a full-time MSM media – Marketing Complex working to keep them “infants” so they can sell any old overpriced crap to them (and take advantage of them).

        The Role of Marketing in the Infantilization of the Postmodern Adult
        http://www.uta.edu/huma/agger/fastcapitalism/10_1/bernardini10_1.html

        Liked by 1 person

        • Interesting article. Good at the beginning – I was thinking about women who talk like little girls – an increasingly annoying trait, and Pyjama Boy. Both created by Socialism – an attempt to get young and old people to think they depend on the government, especially the federal government, for everything.
          A couple of days ago a woman was lamenting the terrible shortage of Government Emergency Plans. When I demurred, noting that following a recent earthquake in my county. both civilians and civic employees such as police and fire knew exactly what to do … and did it. Shouldn’t surprise anyone to know that my county is made up of agricultural people and rugged individualists.
          The author of the linked article blames marketing, Calvinism and capitalism for this phenomenon. As I expected, deep inside the repetitive article, he also quoted Karl Marx! I quit reading then, but expect that the words collective and collectively began to appear shortly afterwards.
          Still, this is something for us to think about. I think Donald J Trump will restore adult thinking and behavior as the ruling paradigm for the world’s culture! Why, even now, it appears that fewer women are choosing to use their “little girl” voices! Yay!!

          Like

      • Rock Knutne says:

        Of course, we all did.

        There’s not a single visit to or from my grandkids that I don’t give them some kinda job to do.

        They’re 2, 4 & 7. Swinging the swiffer and the dusting wand around are by far their favorites. They get paid in change so we can work on counting and saving skills when we’re done.

        Liked by 4 people

    • Ron says:

      I honestly think we should abolish the minimum wage. I own a small partnership, we don’t employ anybody even though we have a retail store… the main reason is because it would be a big pain in the ass to do so.

      I wouldn’t pay as low as the minimum wage is now, but there are lots of kids out there who just need some work experience to learn how things happen, how money is made, and if they were doing a menial job for $4 an hour or whatever it was worth, they would gain an immense amount of knowledge from that.

      I know I did.

      The other side of the argument is that people can’t live off of minimum wage.

      Quite frankly, if you’re an adult who’s still making minimum wage, you’re a loser and need to better yourself. You need to get an education, get a skill, start a small business, something.

      I was paid minimum wage at my first job for about 3 months, then I asked for a raise and haven’t looked back.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Jenny R. says:

        You do realize that in some parts of the country (ones that helped to give Trump the election, one that have helped the GOP in the past 2 elections) the people who did have “non-loser” jobs have been relegated to being, as you call it, “losers”, right?

        Get the price of necessities down and then you don’t have to raise the minimum, or get them balanced a bit…in fact, I’d prefer to see that, as raising the dollar amount winds up over-heating the economy. No thanks. This will take some time, but we do need to get our economy affordable for the working class — they will revolt even more if they don’t see some relief from the skyrocketing cost of living (and we can’t afford to juice the printing presses anymore.
        And calling them losers is a democrat/GOPe/uniparty ploy…and will backfire.

        The problem Coulter and Breitbart see (and I can see it too) is that this could blow up…immigration and trade got Trump a large portion of his base. Puzder may be a good pick, but he’s got enough old quotes that could be used by the left (and don’t say it won’t happen!). This may not be “thinking pragmatically”, because he may be good at SoL…but it is taking politics into consideration.

        Puzder needs to do a lot of proving of himself…and maybe watch his mouth.

        Like

        • Illegal says:

          Exactly the economy is out of balance. One problem is everone buys things on credit. This becomes a destructive force and creates a vicous inflationary cycle.

          Its not the time it takes to build a Carls restaurant but the unnecessary cost involved. This cost is passed onto the customer

          Like

  7. georgiafl says:

    Myth Busters gave our new Common Sense Labor Secretary Pudzer 20+ minutes:

    Love that it ends in Yo!

    Mr. Pudzer is a worker, had jobs since he was a young teen. When he was named CEO of the Hardees/Carls Jr chains, he actually worked the lines, the front, every job. He identified the problems – and – solved them.

    Pudzer is a true Trump hire – a thinker and a doer, a problem identifier and a fixer.

    Liked by 8 people

  8. Too bad you didn’t do a little research before condemning this man. Fact is, accusations of this nature were once quite common in divorce situations, especially 30, 40, 50 years ago. Be that as it may, ex-wife made the following comments to NY Daily News.

    “I am disgusted that the media would stoop this low,” she said. “Andy is one of the finest men I have ever known…He and I have long ago worked out any differences that occurred over thirty years ago and I cannot recall a single incident involving the police. We now enjoy a wonderful relationship.” Link follows.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/labor-secretary-pick-andrew-puzder-accused-beating-wife-article-1.2903792

    Like

    • Bull Durham says:

      Every family law attorney advises California wives in divorce to concoct some “abuse”.This marginalizes the man for custody arrangements, and costs him for more support payments as it turns the judges, the social workers on the case (all women) and often is “leaked” back into his employment situation.

      I have never met a guy here in California who has any kind of wealth or income that hasn’t faced it.

      Anyone who is married in California is asking for such abuse at some point, generally after the ten year mark when half of everything goes to the woman and then they work on taking your half.

      And it is a suicide mission to fight for your kids. They will destroy you and take every dime they can find if you want custody.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Dennis Leonard says:

    You supported obama for 8years and than wanted to put the witch in power,so why is a little wife beating so important to you.

    Like

  10. 1coffeelover says:

    Link please. I really don’t think Trump would nominate a wife beater.

    Like

  11. Peter says:

    Absurd. Ye of little mind, can’t see an attack tactic ??? Come on, slanderous.

    Like

    • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

      The Hillary Paid Trolls haven’t tried to cash their latest pay checks I guess………….

      Like

      • doc says:

        Well congratulations, you’ve become a concern troll. You don’t remember something from a newspaper clipping 20 yrs ago, you heard the liberal line and went around regurgitating it. Lies don’t fly here and this sort of stuff gets corrected fairly quickly. And yet how many other sites have you spread this around on? If you truly are a CTH member, then you let your EMOTIONS get in the way of the truth. So maybe next time you can take a breath and look to see if what you are spreading is the truth instead of misdirections planted in your head.

        Like

  12. India Maria says:

    Very smart. Free Market Capitalism. What’s not to like?

    Liked by 2 people

  13. krisk says:

    I still don’t like him… thats all

    Like

  14. thesavvyinvester says:

    How ironic… The last 8 yrs ( and frankly much longer ) the non producing bureaucratic state only focused on growing it’s own organisms ( like something Ripley fought against ) rather than fostering yours, will now be run by those that for eons that had to dot their I’s and cross their T’s for all these pencil pushers. Yikes, they will be more uncomfortable than Rodney Dangerfield constantly adjusting his collar and tie during his comedy rountine :-). No I am not tired of winning, grab the popcorn this will be fun.

    The game changing nature of a Trump Administration that will be run by in essence by efficiency experts rather than coming up through the ranks politicians is so stunning I am not even sure Treeper’s and Freeper’s get it. Words like Demming, Kaizen, Six Sigma etc will be like names of villainous monsters once these departments have to adapt or go metaphorically extinct. No more room for Comity and advising and extending my remarks and yielding to the gentle lady from bla-bla-bla, get-er-freaking-done. Is it me or is this George Washington 2.0 and no one gets it?

    Liked by 8 people

  15. jackphatz says:

    Hardee’s moved out of our area. Too bad, they had the best biscuits and gravy. No Carl’s Jr around here either.

    I would have liked to have heard the entire interview with Stassel and Pudzer.

    Like

  16. maiingankwe says:

    Sandra,
    There are no excuses or justifiable reasons to beat a spouse. None.

    To be honest, I have not heard of this, but then I’ve been secluded these past couple of days as well. I also cannot imagine Trump hiring anyone who had beat their wife. I don’t think he would stand for it.

    I will look and see what evidence there is of this before I make my mind up. I think it’s what you would want us to do.

    I am truly sorry you have had to gone through these horrific experiences in your life. I hope you can see how far and how well you have done despite this. You seem like a smart lady and one that has it together, I never would’ve guessed this of your past. What I am trying to say is it looks as if you chose the most difficult path, and that is path to succeed no matter what has been thrown you way.
    Be well Sandra.

    Like

  17. Scotsman says:

    Before watching a long video, is there anything to counteract his previous terrible statements on immigration? Labor is the 3rd link in the immigration enforcement chain after DHS and Justice, so this is important.

    Like

    • IMO his past immigration views related to survival and prosperity IN the restaurant business and UNDER the smothering oppression and unstoppable immigration tsunami of the Obama Administration.

      EVERYTHING just changed, and therefore so would his views of whether and how anyone could MAGA.

      Imagine the starting gun of the New York Marathon being January 20, 2017.

      Trump will have 4,000 Executive Appointees taking off like rockets in every direction, with pre-mapped routes and fall-back detours, and supported by hundreds of thousands of federal employees who want to earn continued employment (and many disrupters who won’t).

      The press will be strolling up to follow the traditional foot race, at a walkathon pace, along a well-scripted route with predictable times to check progress at the typical checkpoints.

      Nobody told them the appointees are all experienced race car drivers with formula 1 vehicles on unexpected routes to unanticipated destinations in a nationwide grid.

      All hell is going to break out, and we’ve got front-row seats!

      Liked by 6 people

    • teekay says:

      How about his previous statements on immigration:

      “The government’s first obligation is to protect our security and to protect American workers from unfair competition that drives down their wage rates. In an age of terrorism and organized crime, every American has a stake in effective control over who is coming into our country. Landowners along the border with Mexico deserve a secure border and protection of their property rights.”

      The very sloppy Breitbart piece links several items well worth reading in their entirety.

      Liked by 3 people

  18. snaggletooths says:

    Great interview glad to have seen this I see he is old school worked from a young age did different jobs realized you can’t support a family on min wage. Again he will be representing Trumps policies not his own. Glad I saw this interview more need to before they rush to judgement on the guy.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Rock Knutne says:

      The entire rebuttal on him is gonna be ad hominem attacks along the lines of sexist and misogynist. It’s all they got. We know it, we’re on to them.

      As for me… I’m gonna sit back and enjoy the snippets of the Carl’s Jr. ads they’re gonna run!

      Mmmm… tasty. In more ways than one!

      Liked by 2 people

  19. Bull Durham says:

    I made all my arguments about Puzder yesterday on that thread.
    Some folks don’t like him. Entitled. Hope you’re wrong, and I’m right.
    I don’t trust Pence. I hope I’m wrong and you who like him are right.

    What matters is Trump is running the show. I understand him. I particularly like that he stiffed the Climate jerks and his daughter on that issue.
    So far, so good.
    I’m liking that he has mostly picked ‘can do’ people.
    He has given all his enemies and the resistors things to make them happy. So now they owe him. That’s how he works.

    I sense he wants to be the greatest President ever. I like that.
    The forecasts are for creation of 20 million jobs. I believe he wants to exceed 50 million for eight years. He has Commerce, Treasury and Labor with top notch people who can make this happen.

    Liked by 8 people

    • ” I sense that the wants to be the greatest President ever. I like that.”

      Exactly! I was just commenting EXACTLY that to my wife yesterday. Remember how Trump always says “THINK BIG”. Damn straight. He’s thinking big, and how lucky are we? How lucky are Americans? How lucky is the world that this guy wants to step up and think big?

      Liked by 7 people

      • Rock Knutne says:

        Here’s the other thing I love about Trump.

        “You’re fired!”

        Two words he’s not afraid to use.

        He demands success. Oddly enough, those he fires understand and still are on his team.

        Liked by 2 people

    • andymilken says:

      Exactly, Bull. Don’t get why people think these potential cabinet members will “run” the show. It is DJT’s vision and he will telll them how to execute the mission. They are not policy driver but policy executor, no more no less. I am very sure there will be some “rogues” along the way but that’s expected with any administration. But like everything else in life, when you fight w/ the boss, you’ll lose. People should pay attention more on the people on the background who will dictate and legislate the types of policies that our president wants not the “names’.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. clash108 says:

    Puzder: “it’s easier to open a restaurant in Siberia than it is in California.” (which he did)

    Amazing. We got the right guy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ron says:

      Exactly! Ann Coulter wants to criticize him, but she doesn’t know a damn thing about employing people. AT least give the guy the change to screw things up.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. GiGizMe says:

    My issue with Pudzer has nothing to do with minimum wage. He’s a “New American Century” Ryan/Bush/Rubio/GangOfEight proponent. He believes in global workforce migration. I have a lot of friends and family losing jobs to H1-B Visa schemes (good paying tech jobs), which is hurting American workers, especially older and younger tech workers & STEM graduates. A man like Pudzer will NOT put American workers first.

    It’s difficult to imagine Jeff Sessions in favor of Pudzer who is so diametrically opposed to what he believes in.

    I’m dissapointed but will wait and see what becomes of this pick.

    Like

    • Rock Knutne says:

      How about we trust the guy we trusted through the primaries?

      Liked by 4 people

      • GiGizMe says:

        That’s what I’m doing…

        Also, until you’ve personally experienced the loss of a job through these expanded VISA programs it’s difficult to understand the serious impact it has on families and older workers. It’s not okay to bring in foreign temporary workers from India to replace workers in America.

        I personally know 5 regional tech. managers who’ve all received “packages” in the last month. The flood of H1-2 Visas will make it almost impossible to find another job in the short term.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Scarlet Gold says:

          Lots of people have personal stories involving immigrants, including people they know being murdered. On this issue President Trump has to produce!

          Like

    • Paul Killinger says:

      We’ll see. The one thing we can be TOTALLY sure of is he and Donald were of ONE MIND before he was offered the position.

      Like

    • andymilken says:

      So do you think he will write and dictate policies that contrasted to his boss’s view? You know what happens when you do that, right?

      Like

  22. Ron says:

    Ultimately what the problem comes down to is ‘Trust’. Conservatives don’t trust anybody anymore to do what they say they’re going to do… so in the past, with past politicians, any negative you find in them and their associates supports the belief among Conservatives that they can’t be trusted. So for instance, Ted Cruz’s wife working for Goldman Sachs, he also accepts loans from them, etc. throws up the Globalist red flags. What are his real motives? We don’t trust him because of that.

    With Trump, we have a different type of candidate, because he has no reason to betray us. Money is not an issue with him, he can’t be bought. So we have to TRUST him, even if it’s hard to do, and even if we find negative things about some of these candidates, instead of focusing on the negative issue that proves their disloyalty, we have to look at the positive issues that prove their fidelity to the country.

    I personally completely Trust whoever the hell Trump names, because he’s interviewed them and I haven’t. I also completely Trust that if anybody betrays us, our good President Trump will fire their ass in the most public way and get somebody better.

    I don’t have time to vet all these people, that’s what I voted Trump for. He’ll do it… and he’ll do a damn good job of it. I trust that.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Dixie says:

    My immediate thought after watching the Sundance video was wow, we’ve got a real down to earth common sense kinda guy and I like it. I especially liked the comment he made about not paying his 16 year old son $12 an hour to do anything.

    I love Hardees and have been a patron of it for years just because i like their hotdogs. He’s right about the poor service, dirty restaurants and catering only to old folks kind of atmosphere. That has changed significantly and I’ve also watched weird counter clerks disappear – but she did have teeth. Only the better employees remain. The biotch of a manager is gone too! Hahahaha!

    I don’t like their advertisements directed at young hungry men though. They are disgusting. But then he won’t be in charge of advertising for the labor department.

    Keep up the great choices President Trump! And everybody else: Let Trump be Trump!

    Like

  24. ALEX says:

    The thing I’m getting REAL tired of is people and media sites projecting things they have not researched or know very little about. Trump is sitting down and interviewing all these people and he has a plan.

    Listen to his last three rallies. He has specifically mentioned the foreign visa issue. He is using very tough trade rhetoric etc. I would like to thank Sundance for taking the big picture view and backing it up…Ive stopped watching most of the Trump leaning media it’s so bad….

    Liked by 3 people

    • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

      That’s the way the Lyin’ MSM and Globalist psychopaths operate.

      Besides “facts” don’t agree with their agenda.

      Like

  25. I hope Lou Dobbs reads this thread! Lou was big league pissed today, about Trump’s pick of ‘Mr. Fast Food’ for Labor Secretary. I generally find Lou pretty well thought out, so I started to get a bit upset! But luckily I came to my senses… and said to myself: “Self, go see what Sundance and the Treepers think!”

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Jack says:

    Folks, folks: you’re all losing perspective here.
    The question we should be asking isn’t if Pudzer will be good for the US economy, but, rather, how does this help Israel, our greatest friend in the Middle East? Unless someone posts a video of him grovelling on his knees in front of a bunch of rabbis, I don’t think I can support him.

    Like

  27. wheatietoo says:

    President Trump wants Jobs.

    How do you get jobs?
    How do you encourage employers to come out of their fraidy-holes and create jobs?

    You get a Labor Secretary who is Pro-Employer.
    Employers need to see that there is a Labor Secretary who won’t beat them up and take sides with the Unions.

    We’ve had Pro-Labor Labor Secretaries.
    How’d that work out?
    We lost millions of jobs; Employers fled and took their jobs to other countries.

    Without jobs…there is no ‘labor’.
    Without jobs there is only unemployment, decay and despair.

    No one ‘owes’ you a job…and we cannot force businesses to create jobs.
    We have to encourage businesses to create jobs.

    We do that by having a Labor Dept that understands what employers have to deal with.

    Other countries welcome our Job Creators with open arms.
    We have never faced such extreme competition for jobs, ever before.

    The way we get jobs…is to make Employers feel welcome here.
    The way we do that is having a Labor Secretary who was an employer himself, and is working to remove all the obstacles to creating jobs.

    I think Puzder was a brilliant choice.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. tedsned says:

    I just read all the comments.
    First, let me say, wow, what a group of informed, smart folks… and Sundance, double wow. His analysis is always cogent and in-depth. The consensus of the remarks seems to be, “trust… but verify.” Sound familiar?
    There are a couple of things I didn’t see mentioned that I thought might be good to consider.
    First… If anyone has been listening to DJT at his thank-you rallies, one statement has been repeated time and again. “We are going to have a wall, AND IT IS GOING TO HAVE A BIG DOOR.” Context: I remember reading three or four years ago about a casino in Atlantic City being forced to close, not because it didn’t have clients or because it wasn’t making money. It had to close because it couldn’t find enough employees to do the menial labor necessary to keep it open. I don’t think it was a Trump property, but even so, DJT had to be aware of it.
    Where does everyone think the maids and kitchen help comes from to keep all those resorts in Vegas open?
    Folks, historically those entry level jobs have been filled with immigrants. The continental railroad was built with Irish and Chinese labor. The South lost the war, to a great measure, because the Union army filled its ranks with immigrants right off the boat and the South didn’t have any.
    What is killing us is ILLEGAL immigration with floods of welfare-seekers who want to come in and live off the largess of our working citizens. The entire system has to be torn down and rebuilt. Birth citizenship has to be examined and overhauled. Welfare benefits for non-citizens has to be curtailed. Muslim immigration has to be halted until we have systems in place to verify we are not importing terrorists. (I don’t want to hear one word about moderate Muslims… I know that all Muslims are not terrorists, but it is damn sure a fact, ALL TERRORISTS ARE MUSLIM.)
    DJT is putting together a team to rend the entire fabric of the progressive blanket that has been smothering our economy and destroying our culture.
    Be brave, hang in, and above all, thank God for the small miracle that saved us from four years of Hillary Clinton.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s