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“Girls of Steel,” 3 Untold Stories of Job Creation, Growing Opportunities for MHVille

November 1st, 2018 Comments off
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Composite of stills from video posted further below.

These three stories of actual Americans are the ones that don’t normally make the evening news.

 

These three stories in the video below are ones that can make a significant difference to all housing professionals, but particularly to manufactured home professionals.

We’ll set aside for the next few moments the question of why these stories aren’t headline news on all major networks, that can be better understood in some of the related reports, linked further below.

But for the next few minutes, consider some facts that the Daily Business News on MHProNews alone consistently reported in MHVille.

There are stories of significant-to-huge opportunities, when one listens carefully to all the details to discussions on existing laws, and current policies.  This is not pie in the sky, someday, maybe – but current realities, under this new administration.

In the video below, for example, we hear that there are already 3,900 Opportunity Zones between the 50 states.  Odds are good that one or more are near you and your business.

This jobs initiative that Ivanka Trump, Larry Kudlow, three “working class” people on this video and President Donald J. Trump discuss is reality.  This jobs private sector via White House leadership initiative isn’t a theory, it’s a reality.

 

Are You Connected to or Invested in the Sales of Manufactured Homes?

If you are in any way connected to the sales of manufactured homes, this video and report are important news for you.

Why?

Because typically someone on unemployment, or some other form of welfare or public assistance have a difficult time qualifying for the purchase of housing.

There are systemic problems that the federal government has failed to properly address for over 15 years.  Bipartisan efforts in the mid-1990s gave the U.S. a balanced budget, and a surplus.  It was one of the crowning achievements of the otherwise partisan rancor of the President Bill Clinton(D)-Speaker Newt Gingrich (GA-R) era.

It was also during that era that the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act was passed. There was bipartisan efforts between Democrats and Republicans.  There was also a reach-across-the-aisle between the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) and the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), and key business and state association leadership. That topic will be studied in the near term, perhaps after the midterms.  So now, let’s turn back to the White House press release on jobs that follows.

Over 100 companies have committed to this job creating program.

The first roughly 15 minutes of this White House video includes all three of the workers in the featured image, shown at the top.  The “Girls of Steel” is just one of several initiative programs that have launched with no, zero, zippo taxpayer cost.

Keep in mind that more people working, means less money spent on public assistance programs for the unemployed or those in poverty.  Programs like the enterprise zones and initiatives like those discussed will create more jobs, so there will be less unemployed. Last night’s jobs numbers reflects a trend that if properly understood, addresses one of several long-term systemic problems that has gone unaddressed for too many years.  ICYMI, see last night’s report, later for more details.

 

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If you:

  • listen and watch the working man and the two women in this video,
  • have a mind and a heart,
  • you will be moved, and impressed.

The White House is using the bully pulpit – plus good policies – to engage businesses in ways that are creating literally millions of job opportunities.

Some may have heard a sound bite on a network where President Trump’s economic adviser, Larry Kudlow says that “This is the blue-collar, middle-class Trump Economy.” That part of the discussion starts at about 16 minutes, and runs to about the 17.30 mark.

Frankly, almost every minute of this is packed with information that is useful, will be surprising to some, and will be eye-opening, practical, and even inspiring to others.

 

 

The president has some powerful points, but we will mention only one, before sharing the White House’s full press release to the Daily Business News.

We were letting our country go to hell,” said President Trump under both parties, “…in so many ways, and we can’t do that” any more going forward.

If an open minded, but anti-Trump person watches and reads this, it will at a minimum cause that person to sit back and ask, how could this not be front page news?  How could announcements like this one below not be a lead story on evening newscasts?

The White House statement to MHProNews follows.  Feel free to fact check it, to convince yourself or others, because we don’t publish information on MHProNews that we deem to be inaccurate. The Oval Office statement will be followed by some closing thoughts.

 

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‘This is the blue-collar, middle-class Trump Economy’

As Larry Kudlow sat with President Donald J. Trump and Ivanka Trump in the White House State Dining Room, he revealed a telling fact about the new American economy under the Trump Administration.

“We are looking at blue-collar wage increases [that] are rising faster than white-collars,” said Kudlow, Director of President Trump’s National Economic Council. “Now, I’m not against white collars, but I’m saying this is the blue-collar, middle-class Trump Economy”—one where manufacturing and other industries that fuel prosperity in America’s heartland are thriving once again.

In the past, that wasn’t always the case. Too often, economic growth would concentrate in the hands of a wealthy few rather than lift up all American workers.

Just over three months ago, President Trump made it clear that his Administration wouldn’t let that happen during this economic boom. In July, he unveiled his Pledge to America’s Workers, calling on private companies and associations to expand programs that educate, train, and reskill Americans from high-school age to near-retirement.

 

 

Ivanka Trump has helped lead the charge, traveling to more than 14 states to visit job centers and technical education programs across America. She was also instrumental in helping shepherd the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act through Congress this summer, marking the program’s first modernization in more than a decade. Perkins CTE authorizes more than $1 billion in vocational and career-focused education funding for more than 11 million American students.

Since July, more than 160 companies have answered the President’s call to invest in career-development opportunities for our workforce. This summer, Walmart pledged 1,000,000 such opportunities. IBM pledged 100,000. FedEx pledged more than 500,000. And today, President Trump announced that the total number of commitments under the Pledge now exceeds 6 million in just over 3 months.

“The previous Administration said there won’t be any more manufacturing jobs—you’re going to need a magic wand and all of that,” President Trump said today. “Well, we had the magic wand, because we have almost 600,000 manufacturing jobs since the election. And it’s going to go much, much higher than that.”

Answering the pledge: More than 6 MILLION opportunities committed

The other thing that hasn’t been seen much in the mainstream news coverage about this administration compared to prior ones are stories like the one below  The White House held a Halloween event.  An unbiased media would normally cover such matters, so why is so little of it taking place during this administration?

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The video above was added by MHProNews, and is from the same event captured in the still White House photo, above.

 

Closing Thoughts on the Meaning for MHVille of this News Item

The following is a comment from a widely known personality in MHVille, who has deep ties to MHI. It’s important food for thought.

The news today has a real illness.  There’s few facts printed.  Mostly what you see is opinion sanctimoniously delivered as fact.  Most of our national media produce stories designed to solicit a response of being appalled by someone’s or some group’s behavior.  With many, mostly on the Left, you can’t even have a civil discussion about a topic.  People likely agree more on certain topics than they do on ultimately conclusions.  For example, are you for reasonable fiscal management?  Most would say yes, but then many would vote for a politician promising unsustainable spending.” – from a mid-sized company owner, only one typo was corrected, the rest is verbatim.

The first video above near the end addressed the issue of spending, after the length discussion of jobs.  There are so many problems that faced the U.S.A., it is difficult to describe them all, but for the moment, let’s say foreign and domestic policy alike were suffering for decades.

Some conservative Republicans feared President Trump, thinking he was liberal, and not a real conservative. Democrats feared him, because they thought he could bridge the gaps between the GOP and some of the groups that Democrats depend upon, like labor and minorities.  Both were right, and wrong.

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Yun and the NAR have pointed out the need for more construction, and underscored the reality of modern manufactured homes.  Why are so few in media picking up that compelling news story?  Collage by MHProNews.

It’s nonsense to say that President Trump is racist, or other similar and numerous slanderous allegations tossed his way.  Repeating a falsehood doesn’t make it true.  There are too many examples of African Americans, Latinos and other minorities that have known the president for years.  They don’t think he’s a racist. So why do such claims persist?

The Daily Business News pivoted from doing ‘straight’ news to doing news and commentary, that’s the responsible and candid thing to do. Each story is labeled as news, analysis, and commentary. That’s the proper disclosure, that much of the mainstream media lacks.

The related reports below indicate in depth how media could be so weaponized, but it could be boiled down to human nature and money.  Those talking heads are paid to say things.  Actors and actresses read lines, and that describes much – though not all – of the mainstream media. 

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Stifel Investments today tied violate stocks to the midterms.

Former CBS News award winner Sharyl Attkisson went independent, because during the Obama era she tried to report on stories that the network would not dive into. She talks about “the smear,” how the media can use character assassination, spin, mislead or false information.

Not every mainstream media story is ‘fake news.’  But some are. Often, what occurs is a mix of accurate information that may be taken out of context and weaponized.

That reminds us of what Brad Lovin said about how the media treats manufactured housing.

The industry has good reasons to vote for candidate that support this president. It makes no sense to vote for candidates that will support the agenda that is creating more jobs, lowering taxes and regulations, and bringing back hundreds of billions of dollars into the U.S.

In less than 2 years, there’s been substantial progress. But the supporters of ‘the left’ fear that measurable progress.  Many policies they believe in have been proven to be false, in less than 2 years.  Manufacturing and other jobs are returning. Wages – it was reported yesterday – are rising at the fastest pace in a decade.

It’s about the return to common sense.  

2 years ago, MHProNews projected – based upon a close reading of mainstream polling – how then candidate Trump could win.  The same is true for the midterms. Our publisher has deliberately allowed numerous pollsters to go through their full spiel during this election cycle. “Many polls are subtly designed to push a respondent in a specific direction. After over a dozen polls, some pollsters will hang up, if you give them the ‘wrong’ answer.  Many of these polls are designed to manipulate opinions, not survey them,” said L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach.

In Florida and several other states, voting by party registration shows Republican ballots are ahead by thousands of votes.  A one of those independent voters, we’re encouraging industry professionals to use their common sense, and avoid emotional and other manipulation. 

Manufactured housing professionals should – more than many other professions – recognize that news gets spun, because that has happened to our industry for years.

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Elections come down each and every time to turn out and actual votes.  The House is harder to measure, but as many as 10 seats in the Senate could be Republican pickups once balloting next Tuesday, November 6 is complete. That’s what we see, based on numerous indicators we track.  In the House, it could go Democratic by a few seats.  But it could also be a hold of the majority — or even a pickup of a few GOP seats.

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“Season of War” Against “Establishment,” Manufactured Housing, and You

October 16th, 2017 Comments off

ASeasonofWarPixabayDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsI am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded.
In fact, if anything, I am the prod
.” – Winston Churchill.

 

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…
a time of war, and a time of peace
.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, and the lyrics for the pop song, Turn, Turn, Turn.

 

The manufactured housing industry in several ways tends to mirror the nation.  So, there are individuals working in the industry across the political and economic spectrum.

But as the pre-election surveys by the NYTimes MHLivingNews and MHProNews reflected, a clear majority of the industry’s professionals voted for Donald Trump – and for what Jim Clayton called the 45th president’s “disruptor” agenda.

Misunderstood…

It’s not a news flash, but it should be.  Manufactured housing is misunderstood, as are some of the causes for the industry not advancing more quickly.

But almost as misunderstood is clarity – or the lack thereof – of some pundits and media when it comes to Donald J. Trump and how he operates.  The same might be said of POTUS Trump’s former White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon.

Steve’s been a friend of mine for a long time,” said the president today, per a report by CNN.  Others in media spanning the left-right divide reported the same.  CNN’s narrative seemed to paint Bannon and Trump as being at odds after his departure from the West Wing.

But the president is apparently playing all sides, as part of his “art of the deal” to advance tax reform and other items in his agenda.

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Many on the left – and right – appear to be confused.

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Many in the media, left and right, are seemingly misreading the Trump/Bannon relationship, and strategies.

But for those who’ve closely followed the unorthodox methods that now POTUS Trump launched some 27 months ago may have missed what the Daily Business News previously reported regarding Dr. Keith Ablow insights on the president.

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Ablow, a FOX News contributor, mentioned early in the Trump Administration that the president is playing the media, allowing some controversy to distract their attention, as he advances his agenda.

RC Williams observed with Ablow, that it was political and media chess,” like the “epic Ali-Foreman,” “Rope a Dope” – could President Trump be zigging, while everyone else is zagging?”

“A Season of War…”

Bannon told the Value Voters Summit just days ago that he would be backing insurgent candidates against every Republican Senate incumbent, save Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

Bannon made it plain there was plenty of time to later regroup and focus on Democrats.

But for now, it was time to defeat those who were failing the president and the agenda that moved voters to deliver the White House, Senate and House to the GOP.

It’s a takeover of the Republican Party that Bannon has in mind.

President Trump, just hours before saying how well he was getting along with Mitch McConnell, said that he understood Bannon’s objectives.  See Trump/McConnell in the report, linked here.

It was reminiscent of what MHProNews previously reported as the “head fake” that gave Trump a win-win in the Alabama primary last month, when Luther Strange was upended by Bannon-supported Judge Roy Moore.

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Bannon is leading his flagship web-publication Breitbart – which Harvard and others on the left have after analysis decided is “not alt right” – in his war to purify the GOP, to become more loyal to the president’s America First agenda.

Bannon was a key player in the strategy that helped craft a Reagan-like coalition of “working class” Democrats in states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

That delivered the White House to President Trump, and gave the GOP a surprising, if narrow, majority in the Senate.

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Part of their strategy has been a:

  • strong on borders,
  • tougher on trade,
  • policies that are good for labor,
  • the working class,
  • to foster rising wages,
  • and ending what economist Larry Kudlow called the governments “war on business.”
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An in depth look at the cost of regulations, how it harms smaller businesses more than larger ones, and how MH industry state and national associations compare. Some surprising facts await.

POTUS Trump’s and Bannon’s concerns over monopolies ought to raise eyebrows in the manufactured housing space.

So instead of chasing tweaks like Preserving Access, or the like, Trump/Bannon are serious about their bolder promises to roll back Dodd-Frank, ObamaCare, get tax reform, accomplish entitlement reform, and liberate the economy from other parts of the Obama/left agenda completely.

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For those objectively following developments, the president, Bannon, Kudlow and others are likely triangulating.  The president has himself stated his “never quit” attitude.

Will this effort to replace decades of GOP and Democratic policies that the Team Trump believe have harmed business, and millions of American workers succeed?

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NFIB – Small Business Outlook, Optimism, How Can DC Keep it Going?

June 15th, 2017 Comments off

MaySmallZBizEconomicOutlookNFIBManufacturedhousingRelatedDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsWhile the two major parties and their respective media allies battle (sadly, literally) in Washington, Main Street is feeling optimistic.

So says the National Association of Independent Business (NFIB) President, Juanita Duggan.

Small business owners are highly encouraged by the President’s regulatory reform agenda, and they remain optimistic there will be tax reform and healthcare reform. This is a policy-driven phenomenon,” said Duggan about May’s optimism levels, in a release to MHProNews.

She says that health care reform passage, pending now in the Senate, is important.

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Juanita Duggan.

But “essential” to keeping the economy and small business moving ahead is tax reform.  This is a perspective that several pro-growth economists, such as former President Ronald Reagan and Trump Campaign adviser, Larry Kudlow, have said.

If Congress wants small businesses to invest in the economy, then they must cut taxes and simplify the code,” said Duggan. While there are pledges to simplify, NFIB says there are more specifics needed.

Duggan appeared recently on Fox Business, in the video shown below.

The President’s tax plan would slash taxes for small businesses and level the playing field for businesses of every size and structure,” said Duggan. “Congress also has other good ideas for tax reform, but they need to stop talking and pass a bill.”

NFIB sources have told MHProNews that they have “hundreds” of manufactured home industry connected independent businesses as members.  These reportedly include producers, suppliers, vendors, retailers and communities, among others.  Their size in MH rivals that of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), but their overall size dwarfs  the factory-built home industry.  NFIB has some 325,000 members nationally, so they have more members than there are total the estimated numbers of professionals working in manufactured housing.

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