Cutting Through The Economic Gaslighting – A Simple MAGAnomic Reference…

Obviously there’s an awakening happening throughout the U.S. body politic.  Proof of that awakening is President Donald Trump.  CTH has long held the belief that with information, simple information, the awakening will continue.  However, the MSM have a vested interest in keeping ‘simple truth’s‘ wrapped up on complicated linguistics.

Complication serves their interests.

That said, and against the backdrop of the Atlanta Federal Reserve saying the U.S. GDP is on pace for third quarter growth at 4.0 percent. Here’s a reference point to showcase how much the American electorate have been subjected to economic gaslighting by the media.

The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is simply the sum total of all goods and services made, manufactured and delivered in the U.S.A. minus the total value of our imported goods.

When considering economic growth, you may have heard that 4.0 percent or higher GDP growth is impossible.  Allow me to remove the gaslighting from that claim.

Assume the total of U.S. GDP is $20 trillion.  To get 5% growth we would need to add $1 trillion worth of goods and/or services.

However, we are not just constrained to the adding of $1 trillion in this equation. If we use a combination of additional exports totaling $500 billion, and we simultaneously eliminate imports of $500 billion we get the same GDP benefit of $1 trillion or 5% growth.

Now it might sound challenging to lower imported goods by $500 billion.  Indeed it is the harder part of the overall equation; ergo renegotiated trade deals.  However, if we can get the import manufacturers making the stuff in the U.S, instead of overseas, it becomes easier.  Now you see why Trump is trying to pull companies into the U.S. A successful example includes FoxConn.

On the other side of the equation we have U.S. exports.  If we can export $500 billion in more stuff, and/or add $500 billion in new stuff created inside the U.S. we gain our $1 trillion, or 5%.

It might seem like a challenge to export $500 billion in products.  It’s not; this is actually the easier side of the equation.  Consider the energy sector alone.  We are exporting massive amounts of energy resources; specifically ¹coal (energy coal and coking coal) and liquified natural gas (LNG).

Examples.  A single contract, with a single company, in one single state, is a deal recently made between Texas and Ireland for LNG.   One contract worth €338 million euros, or almost $400 million dollars. (LINK) That’s just one deal in the energy sector; with one company.  There are hundreds of such deals ongoing.

¹Coal: “exports of the fuel from January through May totaled 36.79 million tons, up 60.3 percent from 22.94 million tons in the same period in 2016“, (link) and that number is skyrocketing right now as you read this.

Additionally, remember President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia?  He signed a crucial trade agreement worth “over $380 billion US Dollars“, again those are export dollars.

A simple summary that helps break through the MSM gaslighting on GDP growth the media claims is unachievable.

If we want to achieve 5% GDP growth all we need to do is generate $500 billion in additional economic activity, and reduce imports across all sectors by $500 billion.  The total of the combined action generates $1 trillion in GDP growth.

It’s a challenge, but it’s not as big of a challenge as the corporate media would have American voters believe it is.  Of course succeeding in that challenge is actually against the interests of corporate media and their overarching multinational corporate ownership, hence the gaslighting to say it’s impossible.

 

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124 Responses to Cutting Through The Economic Gaslighting – A Simple MAGAnomic Reference…

  1. Minnie says:

    The figures are astonishingly stunning.

    Thank you for breaking it down for our consumption.

    One huge reason I rely on the Treehouse for a daily dose of truth.

    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    Liked by 45 people

    • Delilah says:

      I hear ya. After all this time of having NAFTA, I finally REALLY know what it’s all about…

      Liked by 19 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Minnie it really is! Watching the Energy sector take off from January 20th through today is absolutely breathtaking! What is to come is completely mind blowing.

      Our President said during the campaign he would reach 3% by the end of 2017. People laughed their asses off at the suggestion and said this is a perfect example why a non politician should never be President.

      Keep in mind that the 1st Quarter goes from January through March. Meaning the 🇰🇪 Kenyan was still in office for the first 20 days of January. Our President used the months of February and March to lay the foundation for MAGAnomics. The GDP for that first quarter reflected the putrid 🇰🇪 Keynan’s policies for the past 8 years. The final GDP was 1.2%.

      Our President started to get the Economic Train 🚂 moving during the 2nd quarter. Those were the months of April through June. We just started to sell our Coal and LNG throughout the world. The current GDP rate for the 2nd quarter is 2.6%. They anticipate it will rise once all the data is accumulated (1st quarter initially was 0.8% before it was adjusted to 1.2%). I anticipate it hitting 3%.

      https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/coal-makes-a-comeback-1502926053

      From the article linked above:

      Growing pipeline networks have boosted gas exports to Mexico and are providing new domestic outlets for gas trapped in the Marcellus and Utica Shales. Pipeline export capacity to Mexico is expected to nearly double by 2019. Several interstate pipelines are under review to deliver gas to the Midwest, eastern Canada and Gulf Coast for export. Liquefied natural gas exports have increased six-fold in the last year, and five new terminal projects are expected to be completed within three years. While coal and natural gas compete as electric power fuels, they can both prosper if energy markets expand.

      This is all horrifying to the climate-change lobby, but they might note that U.S. coal exports are rising to countries that claim climate-change virtue. Exports to France increased 214% during the first quarter of this year amid a nuclear power plant outage. Other European countries like Germany and the U.K. are utilizing U.S. coal to stabilize unreliable renewable sources and make up for electric capacity lost from the shutdown of nuclear plants. First-quarter coal exports were up 94% to Germany and 282% to the U.K. Et tu, Angela Merkel ?

      The 3rd quarter represents months July through September. Poland 🇵🇱 received their first LNG shipment in June. Our President has the 11 countries that comprise the Three Seas Countries ready to purchase all their fuel from us. Ukraine 🇺🇦 just went all in and is supplying all their energy from a PA Coal mine. South Korea 🇰🇷 in May signed a contract for $15 billion in LNG. Also look at my post below which references Western European countries (France, U.K., Germany) purchasing our coal. China also has agreed to purchase our LNG. This all makes the 4% prediction actually very doable.

      The President of Poland discussed the 40 million cubic meters of gas that is needed by the 11 Eastern European nations each year and the fact that the US is able to produce 180 million cubic meters of gas each year. This would absolutely take care of the needs of all 11 countries.

      The 4th quarter will have a similar projected GDP of 4%. That runs from October through December.

      Now the fun part. We add those percentages together and we get (1.2 + 3.0 + 4.0 + 4.0) = 3.1% GDP for 2017! The beauty with my calculation is that we still can afford to lose 0.2% and hit 3%!

      That is MAGASuperWonderWinning!

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      • thluckyone says:

        LOL! What joy! “…MAGASuperWonderWinning!” ROTFL! Love ya, Fle! THANKS for this!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Trent Telenko says:

        fleporeblog,

        Both Pres Trump and american energy companies are playing a game of “Making hay while the sun shines” in em-placing as much energy infrastructure “Facts on the Ground” as quickly as they can. So a 2006 like change in Congress, that might bring back an Obama EPA regulatory environment, can be preempted.

        Once the energy infrastructure is on the ground and the cash flow that goes with it is there. The Energy companies can locally outspend the fanatic Green hedge fund billionaires that bought the Democratic Party.

        Put in enough energy infrastructure in enough places nationally, with enough jobs, and there will be no National Democratic Party for the fanatic Green hedge fund billionaires to leverage out energy development.

        Trump is trying to buy an “economic peace” via putting America to work as an energy power.

        And it is working.

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      • razor1 says:

        flepourblog…. unlike former president obama who claimed that 3% growth was impossible, President Trump knows the difference between using a “magic wand” that he uses and the “magic juan” that obama used!

        Liked by 3 people

      • daughnworks247 says:

        We’ve NEVER seen a President wage war both militarily, diplomatically, and economically.
        It’s a joy to watch this man work.
        Have we EVER watched a Commerce Sec the way we do Wilburine?
        And when Mnuchin and T-Rex were huddling and whispering to each other, I thought, oh crap, something big is happening.
        And that little guy from OMB, I just want to squeeze him. If I were pregnant with a boy, I would name him Mulvaney.
        Oh heck yeah, we’re invested in this Presidency.

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    • carrierh says:

      Unfortunately being taught or led to believe this would not be possible. How it is that we had great results as I was growing up, and then lo and behold the democrats became stronger in Congress and WH, and we sunk like a stone. Thanks to President Trump, we are being uprighted one more. God answered our prayers and we need to continue to pray against all those who would take us and our country to be owned and ruined by a few.

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  2. dogsmaw says:

    Driftwood LNG expecting project’s contract this fall
    Emily Fontenot Aug 17, 2017

    http://www.americanpress.com/news/business/driftwood-lng-expecting-project-s-contract-this-fall/article_d784d122-8366-11e7-9a58-cb1a3cd5458b.html

    Organizers behind Driftwood LNG expect to have the project’s primary engineering, procurement and construction contract in place this fall — a contract only one other LNG export project in Southwest Louisiana, Magnolia LNG, has been able to secure.

    Bechtel recently submitted a lump-sum turnkey EPC proposal after completing the project’s front-end engineering and design study, according to a recent announcement by Driftwood’s parent company, Tellurian. Tellurian President and CEO Meg Gentle said that having an EPC proposal will help the company attract global buyers for the liquefied natural gas it aims to ship from Calcasieu Parish.

    “The EPC proposal differentiates the Driftwood project from other projects by enhancing cost certainty, which will support commercial and financing discussions,” Gentle said in a news release.

    Driftwood is the youngest of the 10 LNG facilities being developed in the area, having announced plans in 2016 to build a terminal in the region. It’s awaiting Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval, which is expected by the middle of next year.

    It expects to reach financial close in mid-2018 and begin operating in 2022.

    Company spokesman Joi Lecznar said that, in addition to completing the project’s engineering study, Driftwood began making “robust marketing efforts” this spring at the Gastech 2017 conference in Tokyo.

    The low price of oil and a temporary glut of LNG has made buyers reluctant to ink long-term contracts, an issue delaying many LNG projects. But Driftwood doesn’t see this as problem, Lecznar said, and is catering its sale structure to fit the needs of buyers.

    “Regarding the market, we see buyers as hesitant to get into long-term contracts, but that is fine by us,” she said. “We are happy to give them what they want, which is smaller tranches of LNG in shorter tenures.”

    Reuters reported in April that Tellurian is offering fixed-price contracts for shorter terms than the traditional 20-year span, a move that goes against traditional LNG practice by distancing the price of LNG from the price of oil.

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    • melski says:

      Just bought a 1000 shares of TELL last week. While they won’t be exporting for about four years they will be a major player in the LNG export business.

      Liked by 3 people

      • luke says:

        Do you own other Natural Gas/Oil ETF’s or stocks? Just curious what is about TELL that stands out or are you just adding in into your portfolio?

        I went immediately after the election and bought some American Industrial/Manufacturing ETF mainly because of Treehouse (Main St vs Wall St). I kept one that was doing well but have switched to target funds for the most part. Am looking for a good energy stock/fund. Please let me know from 1 Treeper to another.

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        • melski says:

          Luke, the only other oil stock I own is Exxon Mobil (I like their dividend). Only stocks, no ETF’s. What I like about TELL is their management team. They started a very successful LNG company (Cheniere Energy) which ultimately was taken over by Carl Icahn. He saw the LNG exports coming and took over the company forcing the brains behind the company out. They started Tellurian and while they have a ways to go yet I believe the team will be successful and will produce a winner. Again, as I mentioned I look at this as more of a long-term hold before any real upside but felt now the price was right to get in on a winner.

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        • kp3ace says:

          I’m curious as well about investment information. Would love to see if anyone has any suggestions!

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  3. willvecchio says:

    It all started with Carrier, even before President was inaugurated!

    Liked by 24 people

  4. Delilah says:

    You can always spot the pioneers in a crowd. They’re the ones with all arrows sticking out of their backs.

    Trump is taking on a lot of arrows. That’s mostly because people just hate change. They’d rather be stuck in a rut that they know rather than venture out into the unknown.

    Once they adjust and get accustomed to the new business practices, they will demand it. And it’s going to take a train to pull them all in the right direction…the Trump train.

    Liked by 31 people

  5. booger71 says:

    The only thing Barry ever exported was division

    Liked by 24 people

    • mikebrezzze says:

      Too bad we can’t export snowflakes, our universities are full of them!

      Liked by 15 people

      • We are reaping what we sowed by not paying closer attention to what our children and grandchildren are being taught in school.

        Liked by 10 people

      • M. Mueller says:

        “… our universities are full of them!”
        Well, Mike, a lot of those flakes are girls. I’ve heard that China’s one child policy created a country full of young men. Hmmm, sounds like we have a pretty good export right there.

        They could fill up those “ghost cities.”

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        • carrierh says:

          Yes, female fetuses were aborted because more males were needed on the farms, factories, etc. However, with the big cities allowed 2 births, we should see a big change in the offering. I know from my visits and studies in China that more and more female babies are being born. Chinese love their children and want the best for them. Think this: the first millionaire in China was a peon who came to the big city to work for an owner of an appliance store. Chinese are smart with money too, so he saved and bought out the store and then created more appliance stores. So, we are seeing more of the American story of getting ahead in life happening there. The old communists are slowly but surely dying and even more freedom and better paid jobs happening almost daily there. We noted more and more freedom with each visit and my studies there, gone are most bicycles because they love cars, cleaner and cleaner and more lovely parks everywhere, food always good and very affordable. Remember friends taking us to lunch in Beijing – we were mouths and you always order at least one dish per person. We had great food and look forward to returning to this “American Name” restaurant. Total cost: less than $8. Try doing that here! They are well educated or as my spouse has said the best thing Mao did was enforce education. Their children start ACTUAL studies at age 3 while many of ours are still babies at 30. They want to learn and speak English knowing its importance in jobs there and here. They go to Berkeley for PhDs. Don’t like Berkeley but the PhD program is outstanding. Some will become citizens here but many go back to China to further develop any and every thing there. It is a beautiful country, fantastic buildings and structure. My only complaint is they should leave the Canton (Hong Kong) area alone and let it as prosperous as it was under the English.

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    • dianeax says:

      He fomented it in the USA too. Think Sanford, Ferguson, Baltimore, Philly, Chicago, etc.

      Liked by 6 people

    • indiana08 says:

      On top of doubling our national debt.

      Liked by 7 people

    • MaineCoon says:

      ….AND our $$$$$$.💰💰💰💰💵💵💵

      Liked by 1 person

    • Kay Emig says:

      He imported a lot, too.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. mikebrezzze says:

    In eight years the GDP might be 8% and China’s might be 1.6% then Obama would have to come out and say China is doing a wonderful job!

    Liked by 10 people

  7. beowulf808 says:

    Considering that we now have a president who is not actively suppressing industries such as coal, we can do this!

    Liked by 6 people

  8. starfcker says:

    rubinomics, or clintonomics, if you prefer, can only work if the majority were willing to bow out, in the name of whatever. The racial component is key to that. If you could be made to feel guilty, if you could be persuaded to believe your gains weren’t hard earned, you could be rolled. The obongo years pushed that crap way too far. Now you have an enormous, skilled population, armed to the teeth, rearing up and saying no more. Liberalism is on defense. The brave face they are showing is fragile as glass. We will win

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    • Ann says:

      “…if you could be persuaded to believe your gains weren’t hard earned, you could be rolled.”
      Yes, as when Obama tried to convince everyone that nothing they ever did was due to their own hard work: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

      That infuriated me nearly as much as Pelosi telling everyone they’d have to pass the Health Care act to see what was in it.

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      • Rebcalintx says:

        Ann, yes that was infuriating. What seemed even worse is they love to lie. Just proudly proclaimed the biggest lie & think most people believe them. Yuck, made me sick of their behavior.

        Liked by 3 people

        • carrierh says:

          Red, but it did wake up a lot of Americans that they were being gulled/conned and America sinking. So many did wake up and prayed hard and long and God blessed America with Trump, the right man at the right time and, yes, the democrats/leftists/communists/socialists/brainwashed/brainless can’t stand losing that which would have made them more powerful and rich. Tsk! Tsk! Sorry, but we Americans are a tough bunch and we ain’t taking it any more.

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      • PreNanny says:

        Renaming CHARITY as giving back…..
        That one steams me to no end it takes an act of kindness and tries to turn it into a guilt/hey that is mine now give it back thing.

        Liked by 2 people

  9. chbailey says:

    That CTH elegant graphic right there… with the Great Seal of the United States, my President, the Lion…this is the Party of which I am a member, a visual culmination of our Presidents’ leadership. God bless America.

    Liked by 5 people

  10. Jim Rogers says:

    MAGA? It’s working! And the creatures of the swamp are the new “huddled masses,” yearning only to be free of DJT!!!

    Liked by 7 people

    • Alexsandra says:

      LOL. If I could click like perhaps I would have, but love it! LOL.

      Like

    • carrierh says:

      Jim, you nailed it because that is exactly what we are seeing. Like whiny children kicking and screaming but all to no avail. We will not allow them to be free to steal us and our country but we will be able to see their continuing agony and attempts to do so until they are either dead or convinced they are not going to win and shut up. They send out these tiny groups with a decent salary, but they are soo few they couldn’t truly affecting voting or anything of consequence except hurting each other. Neverthless, I do see paying these brainwashed clods to fight and destroy does put money back into our economy to further help MAGA.

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  11. Carrie says:

    As I have said before, I learn more about economics and finance here than I ever did in college. I am a logical and analytical thinker and it’s wonderful to see and understand how the money aspect is all playing out in the larger arena. It is truly a wonderful time to be alive and witnessing history unfold right before our eyes!

    Liked by 12 people

    • Alexsandra says:

      Yes, thank God for Sundance and this site. Indeed we are witnessing history and it is great to have this site with others who are also awed as it unfolds.

      Liked by 3 people

  12. TwoLaine says:

    I remember when the Kenyan Impostor made fun of President TRUMP and his Magic wand. 😉

    Liked by 8 people

    • lisabrqwc says:

      such a punch-worthy face. spit.

      Liked by 9 people

      • NewNonna!!! says:

        ‘Punk-ass’ comes to my mind.

        I wish we Treepers wouldn’t bring him up when we’re talking about our brilliant Lion and all he’s doing to MAGA. Punk-ass doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same group of comments.

        Sickens me. I’m waiting on God and His timing in dealing w the pathetic evil swamp POS. I won’t gloat when He does, but I will be praising God for all His Might and Glory displayed when he does!!!

        God help him and all the ugly rest of them.

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  13. missmarple2 says:

    Indianapolis, where I live, has a shortage of housing on the market. Demand is so high that a realtor stopped today at my friend’s garage sale and asked if we knew anyone who was interested in selling a house.

    And this morning, my sister sold her house at full price for cash after only being on the market for 2 days.

    Her only problem is going to be finding a place to move two before she winds up living in my garage with her 2 dogs and 2 cats!

    Liked by 11 people

  14. Brian L says:

    If Trump could get his tax plan through, I believe a growth of 7% is possible.

    Liked by 6 people

  15. railer says:

    I’m starting to believe that we may be able to balance our budget, too. If Trump can get us to 3rd quarter growth of 4%, it’s going to give him political leverage to hammer on the budget. This is the guy who won the nomination spending almost nothing, while JEB! spent $165M for a total of about 3 delegates. I guess we know who understands how to conserve money, and who doesn’t, and the RINOs don’t. Add in the additional revenue from economic growth, and we’re on our way to a balanced budget. My grandchildren will thank him, if he does it.

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    • Alexsandra says:

      I just tried to find an article I read earlier today and could not locate it — but it was about Congress being concerned about POTUS spending — not that he would spend too much, but that he would not spend enough. Thank God he is there. They think they are checks and balance on him, but he is keeping them from their insanity.

      Liked by 3 people

    • grlangworth says:

      Legislating through the tax code should be declared a federal crime. The States should form up a one-issue convention and change the Constitution on that one.

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    • carrierh says:

      And Congress already complaining he his NOT SPENDING ENOUGH MONEY! We need to remove 95% of Congress asap in way, shape or form and they leave with no benefits/
      perks because we did not vote nor authorize them. AND, yes, Trump take away our supportive 73% pay to help Congress members and their staff have premium ACA on our bucks. They need to come back to reality because they are our employees and time they recognized it. You made yourselves millionaires by taking outside money/bribes and ignoring us, your BOSS! Time we told them YOU’RE FIRED and must be out in 2 days lock stock and barrel! In the meantime, wherever you can start looking for candidates for 2018 and vet them down to high school, beliefs, etc. and warn them no more big $200K salaries nor any benefits/perks because you will have the same stuff we have. You will be representing us and not yourself in Congress. Any misstep, and you are immediately fired.

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  16. booger71 says:

    We are going to need a bigger Magnatometer.

    Liked by 11 people

  17. maiingankwe says:

    Today is a great day, after speaking with some family members and sharing the numbers I’ve learned the past few days from Sundance and fellow Treepers, I’ve looked darn smart. I even surprised myself at how much I actually I knew.

    One Auntie was a bit surprised and didn’t know I had it in me to be so up to date with not only our country, but the world. She is now going to use me as a reference guide. Too funny.

    No one really knew we were sitting down and fixing NAFTA. Those who did had limited knowledge. Their reliance on their news sources are now realized to be bereft of any real substance.

    Get this, most didn’t know about our Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce or Lighthizer. They knew of TRex, but not as much as us Treepers. They did know the bum deal Sessions got while being grilled and labeled as a racist. They remembered what he did for his state to the KKK.

    It felt good to be the one holding court with everyone listening intently and asking really good questions. My family cares about our country, they are all patriots. It was my Mom who had been up to date with all the going ons in politics, and it was she they would go to. Sadly, she has crossed over, but before she did, she handed me the torch.

    She would have me read the Judicial Watch newsletters, suffer through the news on tv and would tell me who to vote for and why along with how to vote on a referendum and so forth. Believe it or not, she handed me Trump’s book in 2012 and told me the easy fix with China. She wanted Trump to be our President and lead our country. This was way before anything we had heard of. She was always so far ahead of everyone else. (To be honest, I had forgotten the book, so she mailed it to me.)

    I know I will never reach her level because she was just so brilliantly smart. However, I know I can do well enough and she is always with me. I have my family members listening after me right? I was always the black sheep with this side of the family, so this really is a new day.

    The only thing I regret is not being able to have conversations with her during the election and now. I know we would’ve been passing to each other loads of information and whatever I couldn’t understand she’d explain it to me. I also know we would’ve been on the phone for hours.

    I am happy she didn’t get to witness who all the backstabbers and RHINOs are though. I think it would’ve cut her deep, but then I don’t think she’d be much surprised either. She never did like Romney or Ryan. And she sure as heck never liked McCaine since we our a military family. She despised him as much as Jane Fonda.

    I just spent more than a few minutes debating whether to delete this post or not. It really doesn’t have anything to do with the article except in a long, roundabout way. I’m going to hit send anyways. I apologize, but I just couldn’t delete what I wrote about my Mom. All I had intended to write was a thank you to Sundance and everyone here for teaching me so much, my Mom really would’ve been proud. I can now stand on my own and share what I’ve learned to others, and to me that is a really good feeling. I couldn’t have done it without you Treepers, so thank you guys.
    Be well,
    Ma’iingankwe

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    • EV22 says:

      Ma’iingankwe, so glad you didn’t delete this post about your mother. Everything she showed you demonstrated how it’s all connected – family, economy and country. I’m sure she’s very, very proud of you for having picked up the torch of liberty to help guide your family forward.

      Liked by 15 people

    • kpm58 says:

      God, Country, Family, from one generation to the next.
      Amen.

      Liked by 12 people

    • THAT is how it’s done!
      Great job Ma’iingankwe! When people hear you spout off numbers, encourage them to look it up to verify what you say.

      Liked by 11 people

    • ginaswo says:

      Ma’iingankwe! What a beautiful, inspiring post! I hope I am as blessed as your mother to have my daughter take up the torch when I am gone.

      There is no America as we know and love it without blessed Patriots like you and your dear mom.

      Liked by 12 people

    • Ddanna says:

      I’m glad you posted — I always enjoy your posts!

      Liked by 7 people

    • Wow maiingankwe; that was terrific for me to read and believe.
      Thank you for being here and sharing your advice and wisdom.
      I wish I could have met your Mom; b/c I’ll bet she would have set me straight on many an evening’s back and forth daily news discussions.
      I do have my strong opinions, and butting heads is a pastime of mine.
      It appears you are my match!
      Keep posting.

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    • SpanglishKC says:

      Great post. From the heart. It’s what made it real for many here I am sure. Many can relate.

      Liked by 9 people

    • Fe says:

      I am delighted you didn’t delete this. Brought me to tears, loved reading every word
      Sweet Ma’iingankwe. Covfefe onward as your family’s ‘go to’ person for truth.

      Liked by 8 people

    • Alexsandra says:

      Ma’iingankwe, I loved your post. Made my day.

      Liked by 6 people

    • thluckyone says:

      Nothing to say, Ma’iingankwe but THANK YOU! No more words from me. Hot tears. You bless us all…

      Liked by 5 people

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Ma’iingankwe. I always love to read your thoughtful posts. Your gentle soul comes through no matter what you are writing about.

      I am glad you posted this. There is not one day that passes that I don’t feel the loss of both my parents. My dad was my political mentor, I guess you could say. You and your mom reminded me of times with my dad. It was very sweet to read your story. Thank you!

      Liked by 4 people

    • tampa2 says:

      Beautiful, Ma”iingankwe. Simply beautiful. Your soul shines like the sun.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Sail NH says:

      Freedom &liberty are not passed down through generations.
      We must fight the evil democrat communists everyday.

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    • carrierh says:

      You are not alone as I have been referring many of friends and contacts to this site for honest to God truths. I happened on Treehouse by accident and can’t get enough, altho there are 1 or 2 others doing the same but just not as well as this site. Even democrats are listening and tuning in and many, especially in my family switched parties because fed up with the democrat crap (literally words from my Godson!). We learn how to defend what we think here and how to pass it along as any real American will do. Because we are better informed, we along with Trump will win over the paltry small groups of protesters being paid to push us off the cliff. Sorry, it ain’t working but doing the exact opposite.

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  18. Piper says:

    I am prouder of this man everyday- I just love him to bits!!
    No amount of gas lighting will shake my confidence in him.
    I know God has always had a plan for him, so I am settled in for the ride!
    Thanks for the truth bombs here!

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    • Alexsandra says:

      It is both exhilarating and oddly comfortable on the Truump Train, with great sights to see. Only people who seem to have angst are those in a hurry to get to a designated destination before it all unfolds. And of course the truly miserable ones are those who never boarded or jumped off prematurely. But for us, well, you said it all!

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  19. cup of Joe says:

    Those that get rich or make money by making others poorer are in effect thieves. Thief is a sin and is in need of repentance or will bring in the end God’s wrath. Think about what you invest in.

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    • CORRECT! That’s why the Swamp needs to be drained.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Amen to both posts.
        Life long habit of not putting any money into anything that I
        believe messes up things in the long run.My retirement planners
        had never had anyone else refuse to put any of their money into
        Real Estate Investment Trusts 20 years ago. REIT=HUD.
        No to both. Not with my money. Same logic behind yanking my
        money out of a bank and going with a credit union. Banks
        are required to participate in the Community Reinvestment Act.
        Credit unions aren’t.

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    • Jim Rogers says:

      Then I suggest you don’t invest in any organized religion…..

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  20. EV22 says:

    SunDance – High fives for a brilliant set of posts today (not that they always aren’t….), but we’re really getting to the core of MAGA now and your explanations are just stellar. Can’t wait to see what you add once the budget discussions start in September because cutting wasteful government spending and freeing capital to MAGA instead of disappearing down the sewer in DC is going to be a sight to behold.

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  21. Budman says:

    You rockin em Sundance! Keep it comin!

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  22. Brant says:

    Earlier thread on economics and energy, I posited the thought if 100% of Ozero stopping domestic energy production was to reduce the US economic standing in the world and 0% “purtectin’ the environment and it’s for the chilrun”.

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  23. adoubledot says:

    What’s even more exciting about the examples above is that these hundreds of deals won’t all happen in the same fiscal year, and each are spread out over however many years they are agreed upon (discounted cash flows, corporate finance stuff). Then there are the future multi-billion dollar MAGA-making deals we haven’t even thought of yet. Without the fixed globalist schemes, that’s how it all worked anyway, right? We just needed the right man to unleash it again.

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  24. Sundance. On economics.

    I hear many talk that they will not get a budget deal through, well duh, it is the obstructionists. I also hear much talk of a government shut down.

    However, I read your article on the GOP wanting Trump to spend more. How to they square that circle?

    When the government is shut down, then it is not spending. How do they expect Trump to spend more, which he obviously isn’t going to do, when the government isn’t operating. To shut the government down, would mean that we will be spending less. I know essential services and the like would continue, but many unnecessary services would take a break.

    Personally, I would love a government shut down. It would really serve our purpose well. To me, it would mean that Congress and the Senate would not get paid, and more importantly, would not be able to pass anything, or do any of their obstructionist work. Trump, our president, on the other hand will be in the White House, as busy as ever.

    But something more important would happen. My guess is that a large % of people believe the government actually works. They think if there is a government shut down, that the country would grind to a halt. What would actually happen, is that life would carry on as normal. People will not miss them, and they will realize how ineffectual and unnecessary they really are. This is not something they would like the country to discover.

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    • cherrybark says:

      Oh they get paid. During a shut down the Fed workers’ pay is deferred. Heaven forbid they miss a paycheck.

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    • PreNanny says:

      The dims have been huffing and puffing that they will shut down the Federal government over this or that. Please know they are the MINORITY and have no such power.
      You are correct in theory about less spending but the reality is that all they do is delay payment to those expenditures they deem as unessential and continue paying anything that is deemed essential. FYI the vast majority of expenditures are deemed essential.
      MAGA

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    • carrierh says:

      Precisely stated. No Congress blocking and enriching itself is no longer going to be able to do more damage but again we must Drain the Swamp so when they are on vacation, let them know they are our employees and we are fed up with them and are removing them. Our President is the CEO/PRESIDENT/EXECUTIVE OFFICER and he is the one that can also say YOU’RE FIRED, so get over the fact that you have power any more. Ain’t gonna happen so best you retire now but we NO LONGER ALLOW ANY BENEFITS/PERKS TO GO WITH YOU, as you will now be on your dollar and not ours and have to “enjoy” the damage you have caused us with Medicare/Medicaid/ACA/buying your insurance coverage, etc. None of you in Congress is special, only the President is special and you are there to do what was set out in our Constitution and not enriching yourselves and taking over our lives with ridiculous laws and regulations that you don’t have to follow, such as Insider Trading, what kind of energy appliances, taking a look at bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, etc. No more, no more, no more! You have pushed us to rebellion and you will lose and mightily.

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  25. Prior to the 90’s, nations used the GNP (Gross National Product) as a measure of the health of their economies. Then the globalists, led by the World Bank and the IMF decided to use GDP as the common measure.
    As you’d expect, the subtle but important difference between the two measures was to fool the populace. So it’s important to understand the difference between the two.

    GDP is the measure of all production within the borders of a nation, even those by foreign companies. The profits by these foreign companies is included in the GDP measure, but guess where those profits go? Out of the country.
    GNP is same as GDP but also includes profits repatriated minus profits exiting the country. THIS IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE US.
    Have you heard Trump talking about the exorbitant taxes on American companies wishing to bring profits back to the US? Those profits stay overseas, are re-invested overseas for the benefit of the economies of those other countries.
    If Trump can reduce the taxes on overseas profits, much of that money will return to the US, will be invested in the US for the benefit of US citizens. There are Trillions at stake.

    Economic measures are just numbers, they are meaningless to average Joes like us unless we personally benefit. What’s the use of having a GDP of 4% or 6% if ordinary people are still without well paying jobs and still lack good infrastructure.
    I would encourage Treepers to look up GDP and GNP and encourage Sundance to do a post on this important subject.

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  26. fluffyfang says:

    Other motivations the corporate media might have for saying higher GDP growth is “impossible” could be:

    1) The media will have a harder time running cover for Obama’s abysmal <3% GDP growth throughout his time as president. Saying Obama didn't have better growth because it's impossible is going to be harder and harder to sell after such great growth under Trump, and in such a short. amount. of. time…!

    2) If the economic numbers continue to improve under Trump, American workers may get used to higher standards. How can any future Democrat anti-American president hope to convince the people to accept less again? Think of the difficulty of socialist-Democrats in the future (Aah!)

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  27. mj_inOC says:

    How blessed is America to have a business expert POTUS!

    Divine intervention… this coming LORD’s Day!

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  28. BillRiser says:

    The Globalist brought us NAFTA. Twenty years ago Ross Perot a businessman running for President like Trump, warned voters that “There will be a giant sucking sound going south” if NAFTA went into effect. He was laughed at and declared a crazy man by the elite. He lost, badly. The erosion of one greatest nations in the worlds economic power began. The sucking sound began as Bush took office, the sucking got louder as Mexico had a recession which gave China a toe hold.China was given a back door NAFTA. In 1993 USA only bought 5.8% from China today 30%+!
    As time went on, things keep going against the American Small Business. WTO ruled the the Byrd Rule was illegal and congress repealed it in 2005 and signed by George Bush, which allowed duties and levies on US exports. I.E the Japanese government introduced 15% retaliatory duties on U.S. steel imports. The North America Free Trade was no longer free trade. It became a big lie, Free Trade!! Big Business moved overseas, Small Business didn’t. In 2009 Mexican Truckers filed a law suit against the USA to allow tractor-trailer crossing into the USA. On Oct 21 2011 a Mexican tractor-trailer crossed the into the USA for the first time. More US business started moving to Mexico for cheaper labor and transportation cost and the barn door came crashing down we got more drugs and illegal aliens.
    Then came Obama the regulation and health care king adding more expense to a business, More business moved out or sourced to China and Mexico the sucking sound sucking sound began sounding like a straw in a near empty cup! Big Liberal Global Companies got bigger, Small Business went out of business or got smaller.
    So if you are 40 years old and younger you did not live the Great America Story, sorry. I lived a time where the USA produced steel and mined coal and most everything was made in the USA! Things were great! For the last forty years its been one big lie! Acid rain became global cooling to global warming to weather change all lies. Free Trade a lie! Health Care Lie! Since Bill Clinton to Obama lies! In the 70’s & 80’s the GDP was 4%-7% depending on administration. GNP ranged from 8% to 13% than came NAFTA dropping it to 5% to 7% then Obama Could not get above 4% in eight years! That’s what Globalism brought us.. nothing!

    God Bless Donald Trump for turning on the Great American Ingenuity Again. He can make America Great Again…. I’ve seen it! We are the Greatest Country in the world, we have the largest natural resources in the world and we have the greatest people in the world! THANK GOD!
    MAGA

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  29. trialbytruth says:

    Thanks SD much easier to explain to the shell shocked default dems.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. tampa2 says:

    All I can think of is Lee Greenwood singing “God Bless the USA”!

    Liked by 1 person

  31. JoAnn Leichliter says:

    GDP was at 4% growth during part of the Clinton administration. I do think that if we get/remain serious about renegotiating trade deals and doing corporate tax reform (to 15%), we will certainly hit 4% growth. Only if we tuck our tails between our legs and roll over to the idea that we must be a “service economy” will we fail.

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  32. daughnworks247 says:

    It’s time for us all to do our part too.
    No more avocados and tequila.

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