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While MSM Spins Anti-Trump Narrative, Voters and Donors Support the President

May 26th, 2017 Comments off
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The two most visible billionaires in manufactured housing are evenly split between pro-Democratic Warren Buffett, and now pro-Trump Sam Zell.

Certainly, other industry professionals run the gamut, from pro-Democratic, pro-GOP, Libertarian, other political affiliations and the all-important independents. But informal surveys of industry professionals by MHProNews reveals that the clear majority support the president and his policies.

That millions of voters feel the same way was reflected yesterday.

Last night’s special election in the state of Montana, won by Republican Greg Gianforte, was another piece in the puzzle of the tenuous D vs. R dance.

According to ABC News, Gianforte, who defeated Democratic opponent Rob Quist to win the special election for the U.S. House seat in Montana, had his campaign thrust into the spotlight after Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs described being “body-slammed” by the GOP candidate. A Fox News crew who witnessed the incident said the former technology and software executive “grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him.”

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Winner in last night’s special congressional election in Montana, Greg Gianforte. Credit: Wikipedia.

I’m sick and tired of you guys,” Gianforte said in audio of the event released by The Guardian.

I went from being vertical one moment to being horizontal the next,” Jacobs told Good Morning America.

While the alleged incident goes through the misdemeanor legal process, the Gianforte victory leaves Democrats without a win in special elections since November of last year, with Republicans having won contests in Louisiana, Kansas and now Montana.

Additional races for special House of Representative seats next month in California, Georgia and South Carolina will provide additional chances for Democratic candidates to make an impact, but there may be larger issues looming.

 

It Has to Make Dollars to Make Sense

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Besides ballots being cast, another measure of the pro-Trump advantage has been in fundraising.

According to Politico, the Republican National Committee raised $12 million in March and a total of $41.5 million in the first quarter. The RNC now has $41.4 million cash on hand and no debt.  In April, the Democratic National Committee reported the worst month for the DNC since 2009 for fundraising, with only $4.7 million. It seems that while the anti-Trump political and media bubble are crying ‘resistance,’ ala Keith Olbermann, the Trump-train crowd – 96% of whom would pull the level for the president again – are having none of what they see as ‘agenda media’ spin.

Pro-Trump voters wonder, Is Anything Real Anymore?

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Commenting on his sharing of data from a recent FOX News poll, analyst Howard Kurtz was to the point.

A Fox News poll came out the other night, and I tweeted some of the findings about President Trump. No analysis, no commentary. Just a few numbers,” said Kurtz.

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Trump approval at 40%, down from 45% last month. 53% say his agenda is coming apart; 44% say he’s shaking up Washington.”

68% approve of DOJ naming a special counsel, 29% disapprove. Well, you’d have thought I had called for the president’s impeachment. I practically got buried under an avalanche of angry tweets.”

Kurtz continued.

The troubling thing here is that we no longer agree on a common set of facts. Conservatives and liberals are increasingly in their own silos, turning to their own opinionated media sources and constructing their Facebook and Twitter feeds the same way,” said Kurtz.

If everything is fake news, then the role of news in fostering intelligent debate is decimated. And I don’t need a poll to be sure of that.”

While polling may present difficulties, facts are static.

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President Trump with a graduate at the U.S. Coast Guard Commencement. Credit: Daily Mail.

As the Daily Business News covered in a featured story recently, President Trump continues to make progress for American businesses and jobs, including the lowest unemployment rate in decades.

He enjoys the highest consumer, business confidence, and homebuilder confidence numbers in years.

Along with over $160 billion in ‘immediate’ federal and private business deals with Saudi Arabia, and some $300 billion more planned over the next decade, what ELS Chairman Sam Zell colorfully called a “cacophony” of Deep State resistance has moved into high gear.

It’s SABOTAGE,” said President Trump in a White House press release to MHProNews.

The fake news media is working hand-in-hand with Washington’s corrupt bureaucracy to try to slow and block our America First Agenda.”

The special interests know they can only win when you, the American people, lose,” Trump continued. “But we’re fighting to break the special interest stranglehold around our country that has silenced our citizens, stripped our nation of its wealth, and bled America dry.”

What It Means for MH

The manufactured housing industry’s fortunes stand to rise with the economic effects from President Trump’s moves.

MHProNews and MHLivingNews Publisher L.A. “Tony” Kovach spoke on the matter during his Inside the MH Road Show video interview with MHARR adviser and former association leader Danny Ghorbani, and current MHARR President and CEO Mark Weiss, JD.

Well, let me put it to you this way, if this industry was to create a person to put in the White House for betterment of our industry and consumer, they could not have come up with a better person than President Trump,” said Ghorbani.

If this industry, by the time he’s done 4 years, or hopefully 8 years, if this industry does not advance the way it should, the way it must in Washington, I hate to say this, the industry has dropped the ball.

Manufactured housing is the private sector solution to affordable housing, without costing government subsidies. And we can supply that need,” said Weiss.

We just need to be unshackled from excessive regulations, in order to pursue our full potential.”

For more on President Trump, including a recap of his first 100 days, click here. ##

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While Hundreds Remain Displaced, Solutions Sit Idle

February 21st, 2017 Comments off
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In Lumber Ridge, North Carolina, it’s been four months since Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on the area.

Over 350 families were displaced due to the storm, and, with homes too damaged to live in, they remain in hotels and motels, waiting.

The reason? According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), it’s permitting and process.

 

The clock just ticks down for the families,” said Adrienne Kennedy, who serves as vice chairwoman of the Robeson County-Lumberton Recovery Group. Kennedy says that the organization would like to see a loosening of local, state and federal regulations and ordinances to get the displaced into temporary housing.

According to the Fayetteville Observer, since late last year, the federal government has been storing Federal Emergency Management Agency manufactured housing units in a staging area outside the former Signature Aluminum plant.

I’m surprised because, historically, we have seen disasters come and go,” said Kennedy.

You know we can’t get it right every time. But by now, we should have enough technology and information that says automatically, the local government and FEMA should weigh the permit issues – flood-zoning issues.

Waive that,” said Kennedy, “and let’s get these trailers [sic] in.

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According to FEMA spokesman Mike Wade, the Lumber Ridge site is one of two in the state that the federal government uses as a staging area for the manufactured housing units. The sites were set up in the aftermath of the storm.

The housing units at the Signature Aluminum plant staging area go to Robeson County, which is one of the hardest-hit areas, and 10 other counties are also eligible to have the homes for temporary housing. But Wade says there’s even more to the story.

Not all those people may be eligible for assistance, said Wade.

They may not have had enough damage to be eligible. People need to realize that not everyone is qualified for a mobile home [sic].

Typically, the mobile homes [sic] are FEMA’s last resort.”

Wade says that the first goal is to try and help those who are displaced to find a rental property in the community or provide rental assistance while repairs are being made to their home.

We want people to get back into their primary residence as quickly as they can,” said Wade.

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But FEMA eligibility is, in some instances, a challenge.

Displaced residents must own property where the unit could be placed or have a spot in a manufactured home community. According to Stephanie Chavis, Robeson County’s director of Emergency Services, that is an issue.

It appears many of the displaced were living in public housing and renting property before the storm. They don’t own land – we can’t help the fact that a lot of people that were affected by this storm were in public housing or rental property,” said Chavis.

You have to realize FEMA has their criteria these people have to meet. When I met with FEMA on Wednesday, the discussion came up that maybe in this situation that their criteria be reconsidered and adjusted to meet the needs of these folks in motels. Maybe this is a different situation, so we may need to look at the criteria again to see if it meets the needs of Robeson County.

According to Chavis, about 18,000 people in Robeson County are receiving FEMA assistance, and the federal government has provided Robeson County with more than $24.5 million in financial assistance.

Even with those figures, Wade says there is only so much that FEMA can do.

As for FEMA’s temporary manufacturing housing units, there are a lot of things that come into play. No matter what we do, we can never make a person whole again if their home is totally destroyed,said Wade.

We recommend strongly that people have flood insurance. We understand in this area, there was flooding where normally it doesn’t flood.

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