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Trump Economy Continues to Rise, Unemployment Lowest in 17 Years

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There’s probably not been a more controversial, divisive political figure in recent history — besides Barack Obama — than current Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump.

The left in America hates him with a passion and has dedicated every bit of media coverage they can muster to try sabotaging his administration and the agenda he is trying his hardest to implement for the betterment of our country.

However, despite their best efforts, the president is still accomplishing a lot during his first few years in office, including some massive victories in the realm of economics.

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According to current Labor Department statistics, unemployment in our country has dropped below four percent, the lowest it’s been in the last 17 years.

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Projections for the April unemployment rate had been estimated to be 4.0%; the economy did even better than that.

The best news may be this: as Bloomberg reported, job openings are ready to pass unemployed workers for the first time on record. Bloomberg stated, “The figures are in sync with a Labor Department report last week that showed demand for workers remains solid. Employers increased payrolls in April, pushing the unemployment rate down to 3.9 percent, the lowest since December 2000, and March job gains were revised upward.”

The unemployment rate had stayed steady at 4.1% for six months before plunging in April. 236 thousand people exited the labor force in April; the number of unemployed people decreased by 239,000 to 6.35 million. Unemployment in the United States averaged 5.78% from 1948 until 2018; it hit a peak of 10.8% November, 1982, and a record low of 2.5% in May, 1953.

This is fantastic news as it means more and more people are working, providing for themselves, and expanding the free market. There’s little doubt one of the measures Trump has taken that has led to this increase in the labor force is his deregulation of businesses.

He’s been peeling back government interference in the marketplace, which is freeing up more capital for businesses to expand, creating more jobs. Also lowering taxes has also helped significantly.

Here’s to hoping the success just keeps on rolling.

Source: The Daily Wire

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Amazon Rolls Out Creepy ‘Pay By Palm’ Hardware at Whole Foods

Is this one of the harbingers of a cashless society?

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Throughout much of modern history, Americans and their cash were two separate things.  One was a human being, breathing and walking about, earning money.  The money was an inanimate commodity of varying value that we used to keep the organism alive, fat, and happy. But in the future, it seems as though we may find ourselves intrinsically, and anatomically indistinguishable from our bank account.  In fact, it appears as though Amazon is banking on it. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said it is rolling out biometric technology at its Whole Foods stores around Seattle starting on Wednesday, letting shoppers pay for items with a scan of their palm. The move shows how Amazon is bringing some of the technology already in use at its namesake brick-and-mortar Go and Books stores to the grocery chain it acquired in 2017. The system, called Amazon One, lets customers associate a credit card with their palm print. It offers a contact-less alternative to cash and card payments, Amazon said. Of course, the move is being regarded as a terrifying leap into Orwellian territory by privacy experts, as it appears to push us ever closer to a cashless society where hackers and power failures could doom us all to poverty in the blink of an eye.

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Fraternal Order of Police Responds to LeBron James’ Tweet Fiasco

And they were NOT happy.

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The politicization of American sports has been ongoing for some time, perhaps decades, but the most recent acceleration of this melding has come thanks to the power of social media and the blurring of the line between celebrity and athlete. At the forefront of this movement has been the NBA, and, more specifically, superstar LeBron James. This week, James came under fire for a tweet in which he referenced the Derek Chauvin trial’s guilty verdicts, with a photo of another officer who was involved in the shooting of a young black girl and text stating “you’re next”. The tweet was seen as a threat by many, including the Fraternal Order of Police who responded harshly. On Wednesday, James tweeted a photo of the officer involved in the shooting with a caption reading “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.” The tweet has since been deleted. James was reacting to the deadly police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. Hours later, the National Fraternal Order of Police tweeted a photo of James’ original tweet, saying: “[email protected], with his vast resources & influence, should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in. This is disgraceful & extremely reckless. The officer saved a young girl’s life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact.” James attempted to walk back the tweet after deleting it, by issuing an explanation that garnered only a lukewarm response online.

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