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Manufactured Home Production Slide Continues – Call it Corruption, Collusion, Incompetence, Attempted Coverup – Self-Evident Failures Mount

February 5th, 2019 Comments off

 

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The Daily Business News on MHProNews starts this report with the release from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) on the new HUD Code manufactured home shipment data for December 2018.

 

We will then turn to some additional analysis and commentary on the closing totals for 2018.

 

HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Decline Persists – Time For Action Not Excuses

 

You can read MHARR’s analysis on their website, by clicking on the text/image graphic above – or continue here below for their complete text, which will be followed by our analysis and commentary which follows their release.

 

HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Decline Persists – Time for Action not Excuses  

Washington, D.C., February 4, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), HUD Code manufactured home production declined again in December 2018. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code manufacturers produced 5,943 homes in December 2018, a nearly 18% decline from the 7,245 new HUD Code homes produced during December 2017. On a cumulative basis, then, industry production for 2018 totaled 96,555 homes, a 3.9% increase over the 92,902 HUD Code homes produced in 2017.

Annual HUD Code industry production totals for the past ten years – from 2009 to 2018 – are thus:

  • 2009 – 49,683 homes
  • 2010 – 50,056 homes
  • 2011 – 51,618 homes
  • 2012 – 54,881 homes
  • 2013 – 60,228 homes
  • 2014 – 64,334 homes
  • 2015 – 70,544 homes
  • 2016 – 81,136 homes
  • 2017 – 92,902 homes
  • 2018 – 96,555 homes

 

While the four-consecutive-month decline in industry production that began in September 2018, as previously noted by MHARR, is disconcerting, continuing strength in the broader economy, as well as the exceptional quality and value of today’s HUD Code manufactured homes, demonstrate – once again – that constraints on industry sales and production levels exist primarily, if not exclusively, within the post-production sector, as was detailed by MHARR in the January 2019 edition of “MHARR: Issues and Perspectives.” And, while those constraints, including exclusionary and discriminatory zoning and placement restrictions, as well as wholly inadequate consumer financing support from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae, are quite real and extremely damaging to both the industry and American consumers of affordable housing, the remedies for those constraints are also quite real and already in existence, in the form – among other things – of the “Duty to Serve Underserved Markets” (DTS) provision of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) and the enhanced federal preemption of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000.  In short, the industry and consumers do not need new laws.  What is sorely needed, rather, is a willingness to aggressively advance and fully implement all aspects of these existing laws, instead of chasing after illusions – i.e., new laws that, even if enacted by a politically-divided Congress, would take still more years to implement.

MHARR, as a key proponent of both DTS and the enhanced preemption of the 2000 reform law, will continue to aggressively advance the full implementation of both provisions to remedy the post-production limitations that continue to be the primary obstacle to the ability of the industry to achieve its full potential for all families – at every rung of the economic ladder – seeking to achieve the American Dream of homeownership.

A further analysis of the official industry statistics shows that the top ten shipment states from the beginning of the industry production rebound in August 2011 through November 2018  — with cumulative, monthly, current year (2018) and prior year (2017) shipments per category as indicated — are:

 

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Data per MHARR, graphic by MHProNews.

 

The latest information for December 2018, does not result in any changes to the cumulative top-ten list.

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of independent producers of federally-regulated manufactured housing.

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First, in fairness and accuracy, one must note that the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has stated the slide in new home production via their data release to members too.  However, MHI has not raised any alarms.  Quite the contrary, the Arlington, VA based trade group has touted “momentum” in their own materials.

While an MHI attorney specifically complained about the use of this graphic, below, MHI arguably KNEW what as about to occur, per our sources with MHI. Rephrased, MHI produced this video touting “momentum” knowing that production totals were about to show a decline.

 

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Collage of logos plus a still from MHI Video, logos added by MHProNews. Provided under fair use guidelines.  MHARR and MHProNews were essentially alone in publicly warning against this ‘new class of homes.  It should have been obvious that the HUD Code as a whole should have been promoted, not a tiny select group of housing units that have yet to take off. The logic for their ‘new class’ was arguably flawed from the inception. The data now proves it.

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Their promotions are red-herring, razzle-dazzle, whatever phrase one might call it, besides an attempted deception – a ‘cover up,’ in that sense.

 

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Artful dodge, razzle dazzle, ways of emotionally or otherwise moving the focus away from the actual issue.

 

Let’s look at the data from MHARR above, through a different lens.

 

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The Arlington-based association have used MHI surrogates to echo increasingly self-evidently false impressions.  MHI’s members include the top 3 producers.  They therefor could or should have known the coming totals, well in advance of the industry at large.  Yet MHI and their  amen-corner connected trade publishers are still singing sunshine and roses. What credibility do those MHI mouthpieces have, given the stubborn facts?

While some sign ‘amen’ to all that MHI says, meanwhile, the new manufactured home shipment levels have demonstrably dropped. Facts are #NettlesomeThings.

Numbers of state associations pass along MHI “housing alerts” and ‘news updates’ without any critical analysis. That’s not to condemn all state associations and their executives — some of them are reliable sources for us.  But those that do so feel apparently feel trapped.

While mainstream housing, multifamily building, or RV shipments have soared, manufactured housing is snoring. While there is a modest rise at the first of the year, it was almost wiped out during the drop of last 4 months of 2018.

As MHProNews recently reminded readers, 4 years ago, Richard ‘Dick’ Jennison assured manufactured housing professionals in front of a live audience, caught on video, that the industry could do 500,000 new home shipments.  Previously, MHI projected 107,000 shipments for 2018.  Now, the industry fell thousands of units short of even 100,000.

 

MHI CEO Dick Jennison’s Pledge – 500,000 New Manufactured Home Shipments

 

The reason we keep reminding readers of this video of MHI’s CEO Jennison is that he signaled their slow growth at the time. Jennison’s words, on camera.

 

 

The graphic below was produced prior to the final totals that we now have in hand.  It will have to be updated, as it is 3,445 units too high. Nevertheless, it is still more accurate on the GDP contributions at retail of manufactured homes to the U.S. economy.  Why is it that MHI can maintain – with a straight face – inaccurate information?

But the point of the graphic below is to highlight the opportunity, vs. our industry’ truly meek performance.

 

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This graphic needs to be updated in the light of the fact that it shows 3,445 more units than were actually sold in 2018. But the principle is sound, Manufactured Housing is underperforming. MHI can’t have it both ways. MHI either are or are not the industry’s ‘leaders.’ If MHI are the leaders, then aren’t they responsible for poor results?

 

Here is the simple logic.

MHI either

 

  • Knows how to grow manufactured housing, but is not doing so.
  • Does not know how to grow manufactured housing, but postures through videos and other tools that they are properly promoting the industry.
  • Some combination of the above 2.

Are any of those outcomes acceptable?  Isn’t this the latest example of why deceptive trade practices should be part of a legal investigation of MHI?

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The need for a new, post-production association is becoming ever-more-clear.  Instead of explaining themselves, or defending the industry against mainstream media or other problematic errors about manufactured housing, why are they spending legal dollars threatening MHProNews?

MHI has made MHProNews part of the narrative, by directly and indirectly hiring attorney(s).  Okay, aren’t their deeds once more showing their hand?  MHI won’t defend the industry, nor are they successfully promoting the industry, but they are willing to spend money attacking those that are reporting the facts about their failures?

It is the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis and their allies that have ducked the issues.

Let’s close with Mark Weiss, JD’s, apt summary from the above.

 

MarkWeissJDPresidentCEOManufacturedHousingAssocRegulatoryReformDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews“…continuing strength in the broader economy, as well as the exceptional quality and value of today’s HUD Code manufactured homes, demonstrate – once again – that constraints on industry sales and production levels exist primarily, if not exclusively, within the post-production sector, as was detailed by MHARR in the January 2019 edition of “MHARR: Issues and Perspectives.” And, while those constraints, including exclusionary and discriminatory zoning and placement restrictions, as well as wholly inadequate consumer financing support from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae, are quite real and extremely damaging to both the industry and American consumers of affordable housing, the remedies for those constraints are also quite real and already in existence, in the form – among other things – of the “Duty to Serve Underserved Markets” (DTS) provision of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) and the enhanced federal preemption of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000.  In short, the industry and consumers do not need new laws.  What is sorely needed, rather, is a willingness to aggressively advance and fully implement all aspects of these existing laws, instead of chasing after illusions – i.e., new laws that, even if enacted by a politically-divided Congress, would take still more years to implement.”

That’s the vexing reality. That’s “News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

 

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Cavco’s Joe Stegmayer, MHI Chairman, George Allen-COBA7, Collusion, Coverup, and Allegations of Selling Out

August 28th, 2018 Comments off

 

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To tee this up, the emailed messages revealed below were all sent under the subject line, for the record.” So, there is no violation of information shared off the record. Furthermore, the replies – initiated by George F. Allen (COBA7) – went to an email list of his.  Joe Stegmayer, Chairman and CEO of Cavco Industries, was openly included by Allen as an open CC. Per sources, the messages from Allen also went to some at/with the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), plus others that included professionals with the GSEs, producers of manufactured homes, and more.

 

So, hundreds in MHVille, are already aware of several – but not all – of the elements of the report that follows.  Why it matters to thousands can best be understood by points that will follow, further below.

 

The Background and Issues?

It’s clear from new home shipment trend lines that the MH industry is rising. That said, the issues that face manufactured housing (MH) are many.

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But as the Daily Business News on MHProNews has exclusively reported, compared to the trendlines of the RV, general housing to manufactured homes, the HUD Code industry has been recovering slowly.

The MH industry has had low/suppressed results or so long, that twenty years have elapsed since the last peak in manufactured housing.  That means there is a new generation of manufactured home professionals who have never personally experienced anything like the heydays.

By contrast, RV’s went from trailing MH by roughly 1/3, to now outselling MH by some 5 to 1.

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These are cold, hard facts.

So long as MHI claims, right or wrong, they say they represent the industry, then they logically deserve a healthy measure of scrutiny and accountability. “We are the only national trade association representing all sectors of the manufactured and modular housing industries and over 85 percent of the homes produced each year,” says MHI’s website, adding “MHI’s advocacy efforts are focused on overcoming barriers to the growth of the manufactured housing market.”

With that backdrop – quoting from long-time MHI member and National Communities Council (NCC) co-founder, Col. George F. Allen (ret.) here’s what he’s said prior to his recent about-face and flip-flops.

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George Allen, has a modest following today, which once used to be a large following. As a former client of his told MHProNews, with George “It’s AAA, All About Allen.” If someone is doing good, per sources – and Allen’s not somehow in the mix – it is not uncommon for Allen to attempt to undermine that source. If Allen is getting paid by someone, expect that source to get praised.

Allen admits in writing that he has dropped his membership at MHI. Dozens of MHI members may recall that Allen and Spencer Roane were scorched by MHI in an NCC meeting, about 3 years ago.  Roane quit not long after.

In his recent on-the-record emails with MHProNews, Allen denies that he’s been paid off (“sold out,” as a reader of his said-with-concern to the Daily Business News).  But in stark contrast to the quotes from his blog in the graphic above, Allen told MHProNews this:

I continue to appreciate the work MHI does in behalf of our industry and realty asset class, as lobbyists in Washington, DC.”

Questioned by the publisher of MHProNews, Allen goes all in. In an emailed reply, he also wrote:

Frankly, I am honored Joe Stegmayer, chairman of CAVCO Industries, MHI, & the RV/MH Hall of Fame agreed to be the lead-off keynote presenter at this year’s Networking Roundtable. And I’m no less pleased senior executives from the FHFA and both GSEs will man a panel featured as second keynote presentation. I’m also humbled all the major HUD-Code housing manufacturers are participating as $ sponsors and event participants; also many of the major loan originators. And Mark, from MHARR knows he has an ‘open invitation’ to attend, but generally does not.”

One must wonder if Allen ponders moment-to-moment what he writes to some, and then publishes but a few days later on his blog the following.  Why?  Because just days after the above was emailed, Allen said the following on his blog.

In my opinion, national advocacy in behalf of HUD-Code manufactured housing and land lease communities, via representation, lobbying, and product/service provision, remains relatively ineffective at best, disparate at worst.”

Summing up, Allen vacillates from slamming MHI, to praising them, and then once more questioning their – and other – national association leadership. This is one more stark reason why this publication urges “separating the wheat from the chaff.”  Otherwise, Allen would demonstrably appear to be completely inconsistent, and difficult to take seriously on anything.

Circling back to Allen’s previously cited email, our publisher zeroed in on this part of Allen’s reply: “…Mark, from MHARR knows he has an ‘open invitation’ to attend, but generally does not.”

So, L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach took Allen up on that, and encourage him to broker a public discussion between MHI’s and Cavco’s Chairman – Joe Stegmayer – and Mark Weiss, President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).

Keep in mind, that Allen specifically cc’d Joe Stegmayer, as the email screen capture below reflects.

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After some delay, Allen said the following. “I don’t recall that matter being so much a debate, rather, two national manufactured housing advocates, at the same time, in the same room, presenting differing or like views on the topic at hand.”

I’m not interested in planning or hosting any gigAnd frankly, I don’t see our friends at MHI handling such an opportunity differently, preferring to keep their ‘politicing’ personal, not public.”1

When asked if Joe Stegmayer or others at MHI influenced that answer?  Allen broke off that thread of communications.  It seems that Stegmayer, Allen, or others on the MHI staff are unable or unwilling to answer questions about thorny issues, such as on the GSEs, among numerous others.  For a related report on that topic, see the article below.

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Revealing?

Allen has, as that reader of his alleged, apparently been coopted for money. Allen also said a group bought out the last community he had an interest in. If there was any doubt before that Allen’s doing some of MHI’s bidding for money, there should be little left to those who objectively read this and received Allen’s email exchanges with publisher Tony Kovach.

Having slammed MHI off and on for years – due to how Allen felt the Arlington-based trade group handled their on-and-off-again ‘buy out’ of his annual meeting, and other services – he’s now off-and-on singing their praises. But as a classic Allenism, just days after the email, Allen’s back to questioning MHI’s effectiveness.

Allen deserves credit for at least making an on the record reply, even if it is one arguably laced with posturing, flip-flops, and spin. By contrast, for roughly 18 months, MHI has stopped replying to questions from MHProNews that they once answered promptly. But prior to that, under Jennison or Thayer Long, MHI’s president and others would promptly reply.

SychophantsDefinedCartoonDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsIn fact, MHI is still replying to concerns raised by MHProNews and/or MHARR, or others. But MHI does not do so directly.

Rather, MHI arguably 0bliquely replies by using shills, sycophants, paid-for platforms, and/or their own emails to members.

Stegmayer’s fail to reply to MHProNews, raises a separate but related issue. Long-time readers recall Stegmayer’s praise of this platform. While he certainly has to the right to reply or not reply, it leaves the debatable impression that he can’t answer in a way that would play well with the MHI audience.

Programming note: a separate report on Cavco, based upon some reader news tips, is planned for the days ahead. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, the irony of the above is this.

If MHI – or Allen – where confident in their positions, why wouldn’t they welcome a public debate with MHARR?

It’s akin to the numerous times that MHI has ducked out on failing to answer questions at public forums.  MHI VP Rick Robinson declined comments, in front of dozens of industry professionals last year.

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As an MHI affiliated state association executive said about Jennison at the time, “strange man.” He should welcome discussion, not duck it, if they truly believe their stated positions.

Quite so.  In the meantime, what Allen, MHInsider, and others are making clear is this.  They’re happy to take MHI’s money.  Several in MH trade media are happy to take money from MHI members who are connected to consolidation efforts.

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Rephrased, have Allen and several others in MH trade media sold out?

If ads, sponsorships, and other dollars spent by MHI and the ‘big boys’ means they are now favoring MHI’s messaging, it’s an important question for industry readers who seek the truth instead of weaponized spin need to ponder.  With MHI having failed on several of their own self-proclaimed issues for years, it wasn’t until the kitchen got hot enough that they began to appear to do something. ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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Footnote 1: MHProNews turns most direct quotes brown and bold by default, and has for years.  In this case, Allen used bold text where we’ve added the underscoring. Rephrased, Allen emphasized those points himself. In citations, … means there was other words between the quoted phrase, edited for focus.

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Stunning Degree of Corruption, Collusion, Manipulation, and Ignorance Threatens MHVille

August 24th, 2018 Comments off

 

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If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.” – Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s minster of propaganda, per the Jewish Virtual Library, and citing ThinkExist.

 

Earlier this week, after the news of the Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen verdict and guilty pleas, The Drudge Report noted that the mainstream media had used the word “impeach” over 200 times in 24 hours.

There is no degree in medicine or psychology needed to realize that when something is repeated that often, in so short a time span, it has an impact on a significant part of the population. 

There is no need to buy into a ‘conspiracy theory,’ because facts are facts. It’s about looking at the evidence dispassionately, not emotionally, because emotions are what’s often manipulated. Understanding the truth of an issue in doubt or controversy is about considering the evidence about an issue from several angles.  That’s how the truth is discovered in turbulent times. 

The odds of impeaching Donald J. Trump are arguably low, because the constitutional requirements sets a two tier process, neither one of which is easy to meet. “At the federal level, Article I, Section 2, Clause 5 of the Constitution grants to the House of Representatives “the sole power of impeachment”, and Article I, Section 3, Clause 6 grants to the Senate “the sole Power to try all Impeachments,” per Wikipedia. 

So in this case, the phrase “impeachment” is more about its usefulness as a political narrative tool. It is a rallying cry for those who lost the last election. Democrats, Republicans and all others are being asked to respond to the notion of impeachment in the upcoming midterms. 

 

Stunning  

Facts are facts no matter how often lies are repeated. The byline writer is an MD by training, and thus had to take psychology as part of the courses needed to obtain a medical degree. With that understanding, it is stunning to note that several notable attorneys, including Democratic supporter Alan Dershowitz, has cast doubt that any crime has been committed by the Donald J. Trump in the alleged payments – even if those payments to porn stars took place.

Attorney, author, radio and TV talker Mark Levin has said that an abuse of power has taken place. Why?  Because former Trump attorney Michael Cohen plead guilty to a crime that is in fact no crime at all.  That being so, it would directly reflect on high levels of the Department of Justice (DoJ) too. Those are views held by other attorneys, and of course, the other side has their taking heads too. 

So, to discern reality, one must step back and reflect on the evidence and competing claims.

It was so-called “Russian collusion” that was the supposed predicate for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Why did that fall into the background?  Simply put, no evidence exists for it.  All that exists are often repeated allegations, with no proof offered, other than a dicey dossier paid for in part by the Clinton campaign.

A juror in the Paul Manafort case, who admits she voted for Donald Trump, said Manafort was guilty of the tax related crimes he was accused of, but said she believed the matter only came to light because President Trump is the target. They want to get him any way that they can. 

The mostly progressive voices on the compelling documentary video Shadows of Liberty, linked below, stressed the high degree of control of the news media in America by 6 major conglomerates. They decide what is news, said former CBS anchor Dan Rather and a host of others cited in the documentary video have said.

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President Trump doesn’t say that all news in America is corrupted. But the president – and the White House press room, which supplies MHProNews with numerous daily updates – do say that significant portions of the media reflect a strong bias against him.

As if to prove the point, the Boston Globe organized over 300 newspapers to do editorials that say that the news media is not the “enemy of the people.” But what the president has clarified is that it is fake news that’s the enemy, and not all news is fake.

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Deepa Kumar quote from from the thought-provoking video documenatary, Shadows of Liberty, posted on the page linked here.

 

No Choir Boy 

The Access Hollywood/Billy Bush video in 2016 made it abundantly clear to Americans that candidate Donald J. Trump was not a choir boy. Evangelicals, blue collar, and others nevertheless turned out to vote for him by the tens of millions. Normally blue states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania flipped for Donald Trump, knowing about allegations very much in keeping with what porn star Stormy Daniels or others like her have more recently allege. 

People voted to make Donald Trump President based upon his policies, and/or to oppose the policies of Secretary Hillary Clinton. 

A massive smear campaign is clearly underway. It is not unlike the Billy Bush video of Donald Trump in 2016, hoping to separate the president from his supporters.  It is insignificant if the claims of Daniels – or if an army of hookers – stepped forward and proved their ‘relationships’ with candidate or citizen Trump.  Legal experts say that it is not illegal to pay someone to be quiet. All else is routinely a repeated smoke screen, advanced by those who have an anti-Trump agenda.

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MHVille and Why it Matters

For MHVille:

  • S 2155 would never have taken place under Hillary Clinton, if she held true to her promises to defend Dodd-Frank and the CFPB.
  • Secretary Clinton would not have done the tax cuts.  Virtually every manufactured home industry business has benefited from that, as have the majority of workers.
  • It was candidate Trump who pledged – and has kept his word – that he would massively roll back regulations.  There was no such pledge by Clinton.  As Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and others are proving, if the GOP lost control of Congress, regulations could come roaring back with a vengeance.
  • Jobs in mining, energy, and manufacturing are returning under President Trump.  Then President Barack Obama mocked Mr. Trump about during the campaign, that those jobs and industries would never come back. Secretary Clinton doubled down on comments like “the deplorables.” She too spoke about jobs that would never come back, which are now, due to the 45th president’s leadership.

Certainly, even many Trump supporters are not comfortable with certain tweets and tactics.

But in spite of a historic blizzard of news coverage that is some 90 percent against him, POTUS Trump’s approval has been rising nationally. Black and other minority support has nearly doubled since he took office. Among the clear reasons why is the lowest unemployment levels in decades.  Business and consumer confidence alike have soared during his time in office.

Mr. Trump is a businessman, who comes from the housing and construction fields.  What more needs be said, is reflected by the MHARR video interview, shown below.  It must be emphasized for clarity, that MHARR takes no sides in political campaigns. They have no PAC, as MHI does.  So when prior MHARR President, now senior advisor, Danny Ghorbani speaks about the president and his administration in this short interview, that must be kept in mind.

The midterms are racing up. Congressional voting is just over two months away. The agenda-driven voices in the media apparently hope to smear the president, and suppress turnout among his supporters.

 

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Dan Rather quote from the compelling video, Shadows of Liberty, posted on the page linked here.

Would MHVille be helped or harmed by a GOP loss of the House, or the Senate?

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That’s a critical issue – what’s best for MHVille and the nation – that you and your peers must answer. That is what you and your circle of influence must decide before you vote, or sit on your buns come midterm Election Day. 

Repeating a lie, or using an exaggerated narrative for an agenda, doesn’t make it true.

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