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Chris Christie unveiled his leadership PAC today, with a succinct message: cut spending, and increase educational opportunities. I liked the message. Nothing lofty, just simple, direct and with an eye set on international prosperity. Nothing ominous, more or less a follow your heart message encouraging Americans to join in on that journey to prosperity.
I expect that he has a uniquely diverse donor base. I attended his 52nd Birthday Bash, and the crowd was filled with people of all ethnicity, something that other candidates may be missing. America is the ultimate training ground for capitalist of every device, and the more capital that is funneled through America's banking industry the more strength surges through the economy.
As the leader of the free world every industry is an opportunity and every government is a partner either directly or indirectly. Investing in America by Americans is no small feat, when there are so many different lucrative international industries, eagerly wanting diverse management and access to markets to dispense the fruits of their productivity. The upside to investing in America has always been its lucrative markets. As the largest economy on the globe, anything produced here has a plethora of eagerly awaiting customers set on acquiring the latest product.
GOP leadership has taken credit for strengthening the economy, and rightly so. What the next step entails: the Presidency --probably. Lowering the unemployment rate and putting more Americans to work is no small task. One that the GOP is fundamentally equipped to handle and eagerly anticipates accomplishing. Christie is still the most adored leader in GOP circles, and has the ear of all the movers and shakers in the Republican Party. As the campaign gets closer to the summer, I expect to see his poll numbers tick up. He is eloquent at portraying the modesty every candidates needs, yet articulate enough to combat the naysayers in open debate. Financially, GOP leadership means opportunity for every cash strapped industry. The democratic taxing scheme will only materialize modest gains when compared to the free market techniques of the GOP.
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In the week ending January 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 307,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 316,000 to 317,000. The 4-week moving average was 306,500, an increase of 6,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 2,000 from 298,000 to 300,000
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On November 20, 2014, President Obama took executive action to start fixing our broken immigration system so it works better for our people and our economy. The three main pillars of his action include:
- Making it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates, and entrepreneurs to stay and contribute to our economy,
- Dealing responsibly with certain undocumented immigrants who are DREAMers or parents of citizens or lawful permanent residents, by requiring that they pass background checks and pay their fair share of taxes.
- Building on our progress at the border and enforcing our immigration laws in smarter, more effective ways.
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