GET USED TO HEARING THE NAME, BILL LEE …
Tonight business man Bill Lee won the Tennessee Republican Governor primary by nearly 100,000 votes. Lee garnered 37% of the vote in a crowded primary defeating the likes of Randy Boyd, Diane Black and Beth Harwell. Bill Lee ran his campaign the right way and won the election the same. He never went negative, even though some of his opponents did so in a disgraceful manner. Hmm, a business man pulling off a Cinderella type upset in a political election, sound familiar? It should. The Volunteer State voted Donald Trump in as president in 2016, look for the folks in Tennessee to do the same in 2018 for Bill Lee in the governors race. He is a great businessman, a man of deep religious faith and conviction, and a good man.
In arguably the biggest Cinderella story in Tennessee Republican politics in decades, Williamson County businessman Bill Lee on Thursday secured the GOP nomination for governor.
Lee bested a formidable field of opponents that included U.S. Rep. Diane Black, Knoxville entrepreneur Randy Boyd and House Speaker Beth Harwell.
Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean to face off in the Tennessee governor race this November. Democrat Karl Dean has a tough row to hoe as the votes just don’t seem to be there to win a general election against Lee.
Tennessee has decided. Businessman Bill Lee and former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will face off in the race for Tennessee’s next governor.
Lee topped U.S. Rep. Diane Black, ex-state economic development commissioner Randy Boyd and state House Speaker Beth Harwell in a race that cost more than $45 million. Much of that money came from the candidates themselves.
The candidates painted themselves as the most devoted to President Donald Trump and his tough-on-immigration priorities. They questioned each other’s allegiance to the president and his policies.
Lee called himself the race’s only conservative outsider and focused heavily on his Christian beliefs.
He ran ads saying attacking him isn’t what a leader does and some people will say or do anything to get elected.
Lee heads his family’s mechanical contracting, facilities and home services firm.
This is only the beginning for Bill Lee. You heard it hear. One day this individual will be running for president.
TRUMP: MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN FOR ALL …
As reported at The Hill, 14 U.S. states have set record low unemployment rates in the past year during Donald Trump’s presidency. It is an amazing accomplishment as President Trump has made America great again for all. The unemployment lows span the ideological gamut, from conservative Texas to liberal California, from solid red Mississippi to blue Maine and from lefty Oregon to conservative Arkansas. Trump’s economic plan is good for all, not just one party. All have benefited. Like him or not, Trump has brought the jobs back and with the tax cuts, that not one Democrat voted for, has not only provided workers with more of their own money, but also allowed companies to grow and hire. Between the Trump-GOP tax cuts, the elimination of burdensome regulations and providing a positive business environment, the American economy is burning red hot.
Fourteen states have set new records for low unemployment rates in the last year, nearly a decade after the recession put millions of Americans out of work.
The states hitting new unemployment lows run the ideological gamut, from conservative Texas to liberal California, suggesting a recovery stronger than any particular political persuasion.
In March, eight states saw new record lows, including Hawaii (2.1 percent), Idaho (2.9 percent), Kentucky (4 percent ), Maine (2.7 percent), Mississippi (4.5 percent), Oregon (4.1 percent) and Wisconsin (2.9 percent).
California also set a new record last month.The Golden State’s unemployment rate stands at 4.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That’s the lowest rate recorded since BLS began keeping track of state-level unemployment figures in 1976, and it’s a third of the 12.3 percent unemployment rate California notched at the height of the recession in December 2010.
Colorado’s unemployment rate is just 2.6 percent, among the lowest in the nation, and a third of the 8.9 percent peak it hit in 2010.
In Alabama, just 3.7 percent of workers are unemployed. Arkansas reached a 3.6 percent unemployment rate last May, its lowest rate ever.
North Dakota set its own record last year. Texas hit a 3.9 percent unemployment rate in November, after peaking at 8.3 percent during the height of the recession. Tennessee fell to the lowest unemployment rate it has ever measured, 3.3 percent, in January.
Hawaii’s unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation, BLS said. Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Wisconsin all have unemployment rates lower than 3 percent.
Under President Trump, blacks have also seen all-time low unemployment as well as Hispanics. But of course the partisan LEFT would never give Trump credit for it. The Left only touts Trump when there are negative stories. Many of the states that have seen record low unemployment are not ones that voted for Trump. This may pose a problem for Democrats in the 2018 and 2020 elections. There is no chance that liberal states like California or Oregon will ever vote for Trump, but they might just vote for their Republican U.S. Representative. However, states like New Hampshire, Colorado and Maine could be in play for the GOP.
American voters have a real choice in the 2018 midterm and 2020 elections … do you want to continue the great economic growth, jobs, low unemployment and revitalization of the US economy, or do you want to go back to the days of high unemployment, food stamps and dependence on government like under Obama?
There Actually Are Brave Companies that Stand Up to the Bully LEFT … FedEx Is Not Cutting Ties to the NRA
IMAGINE THAT, A COMPANY THAT IS NOT BULLIED BY THE LEFT …
Yesterday as cowardly companies buckled to the bullying and threats of the LEFT and cut ties with the NRA, FEDEX did just the opposite. FEDEX stated that they were not cutting ties with the NRA. A question to the radical LEFT, Democrats and some of these misguided kids from Florida … exactly what did the NRA do? Do you really have any clue what the NRA stands for and what they do? Did they even bother to teach you about the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights? Obviously not. Sorry if I don’t take the advice of a teenager when it comes to a multi-billion dollar business.
FedEx put out a statement this afternoon saying they will not be cutting ties to the NRA:
FedEx Corporation’s positions on the issues of gun policy and safety differ from those of the National Rifle Association (NRA). FedEx opposes assault rifles being in the hands of civilians. While we strongly support the constitutional right of U.S. citizens to own firearms subject to appropriate background checks, FedEx views assault rifles and large capacity magazines as an inherent potential danger to schools, workplaces, and communities when such weapons are misused. We therefore support restricting them to the military. Most important, FedEx believes urgent action is required at the local, state, and Federal level to protect schools and students from incidents such as the horrific tragedy in Florida on February 14th.
FedEx is a common carrier under Federal law and therefore does not and will not deny service or discriminate against any legal entity regardless of their policy positions or political views. The NRA is one of hundreds of organizations in our alliances/association Marketing program whose members receive discounted rates for FedEx shipping. FedEx has never set or changed rates for any of our millions of customers around the world in response to their politics, beliefs or positions on issues.
The LEFT and the likes of David Hogg can rant all they want and attack businesses and attempt to extort them in the wake of the Parlkand shooting. However, you are not really helping, you appear to be just exploiting the tragedy. A note to the companies that buckled to the the pressure from the LEFT and their knee-jerk reactions to cut ties with the NRA, wait for the backlash. Newsflash, there are many more people who own guns and defend the Second Amendment than are members of the NRA. A whole lot more.
Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter Says Berkshire Hathaway Received $29 Billion From New GOP-Trump Tax Code
BUFFET FOR AGAINST IT, BEFORE HE WAS FOR IT …
Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, stated in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway investors that Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) made a $65.3 billion net gain in 2017, but only $36 billion came from Berkshire’s operations and his brilliance. The other $29 billion came from the Republican-Trump tax cuts. Namely, the reduction in corporate tax rates. Imagine that 55.4% of Berkshire’s net gains came from Buffet’s efforts while 44.6% came from Trump and the Republicans. This from the man who backed Hillary Clinton and condemned the Trump policies on taxes. Oops, looks like the so-called Wizard of Omaha got that one 100% wrong. Every right thinking person without a political bias knew Trump was going to be good for the economy. Even the likes of Warren Buffet were wrong and tainted by their liberal bias.
It would appear that Donald Trump trumped Buffett.
Buffett told investors that Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB)made a $65.3 billion net gain in 2017 — but “only $36 billion came from Berkshire’s operations.”
The rest was a gift from the new U.S. tax code.
“A large portion of our gain did not come from anything we accomplished at Berkshire,” he wrote, adding that about $29 billion of that $65.3 billion gain came from changes to the tax law.
Buffett went on to extol Berkshire’s investing methods. Careful decisions and an aversion to debt and speculation has gotten the firm this far — and that’s the course it’ll stay on, he said.
But remember when Warren Buffet was against the Trump Tax plan? I am certain the Berkshire Hathaway investors are glad Trump went against the wishes of the individual they put all their trust in with their investments. I wonder who the investors of Berkshire Hathaway feel that the individual in charge of their investments cared more about politics than he did his fiduciary responsibility to their monies?
President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan came under new criticism on Tuesday from two towering Wall Street figures, including billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who called into question a Republican drive to slash the U.S. corporate rate.
With the White House and top Republicans in Congress already on the defensive over claims the plan would not cut taxes for many middle-class Americans, Buffett and BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink suggested in separate interviews that the corporate rate may not have to be cut as deeply as proposed.
“We have a lot of businesses… I don’t think any of them are non-competitive in the world because of the corporate tax rate,” Buffett, thechairmanand CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, told CNBC.
WOW, EVEN THE MOST LIBERAL OF CORPORATIONS ADMIT THE BENEFITS OF THE TRUMP TAX CUTS!!!
Via CNBC comes this amazing admission from one of America’s most liberal corporations; Starbucks will raise their employee’s pay and benefits in 2018 thanks to the PRESIDENT TRUMP-GOP tax cuts. That is correct, Starbucks actually stated so. I guess President Trump is “making Starbucks Great Again” too. A note to all of the Starbucks liberal employees and baristas, it was Trump, yes, that man you so love to hate that made it happen. It was also the work of the Republicans in the House and Senate who provided this for you as well. Not one Democrat voted for the tax plan that allowed you to keep more of your own money and by reducing the corporate tax rate, allowed for your employer to pass the benefits to you. You might want to remember that in the 2018 midterms and 2020 elections.
Starbucks will use some of the savings from the new U.S. corporate tax cuts to give domestic employees pay raises, company stock and expanded benefits with a combined worth of more than $250 million, the company said on Wednesday.
With the announcement, the world’s biggest coffee chain joins companies like Walmart, Apple, Comcast, and American Airlines in sharing their tax savings with employees.
Starbucks is known for giving its workers, which it calls “partners,” more generous pay and benefits than other mass-market restaurants and retailers.
“Investing in our partners has long been our strategy, and due to the recent changes in U.S. tax law, we are able to accelerate some significant partner investments,” Chief Executive Kevin Johnson said in a letter to employees.
Seattle-based Starbucks said it will give hourly and salaried employees, who received pay raises in January, a second wage increase in April.
It is giving additional stock grants to eligible employees on April 16. Coffee shop workers will receive a grant of at least $500 and store managers will receive $2,000 grants.