Signs of Growing Optimism – US Businesses Set Free

Posted by Tina

The election of Donald Trump finds our friends on the left in a terrible tizzy. Poor dears are in the dumps. College students and teens have taken to weeping requiring therapy, hot cocoa, and puppy interventions. Their older, but no wiser, hysterical allies are reduced to desperate measures such as recounts and accusations of Russian interference in the election. But while the sore loser circus continues something very positive is happening in the rest of America…optimism is in the air…and it isn’t just because of the Holly Jolly Christmas season:

12-13-16, Bloomberg, IBM Lays Out Plans to Hire 25,000 in U.S. Ahead of Trump Meeting

12-13-16, Daily Mail, Trump is the new JFK says Bill Gates: Microsoft boss says new president will unite country through innovation as the pair meet

12-13-16, Market Watch, Bull trend confirmed: Charting the approach of Dow 20,000 ahead of the Fed

12-06-16, Daily Caller, Trump: 50,000 New US Jobs From Japan: Masa (SoftBank) of Japan has agreed to invest $50 billion in the U.S. toward businesses and 50,000 new jobs….

December 1, 2016, Wall Street Journal, Get Ready for the Trump Jobs Rally – NFIB survey finds surge in hiring plans

Imagine…a nation that’s alive and bustling again!

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18 Responses to Signs of Growing Optimism – US Businesses Set Free

  1. More Common Sense says:

    It reminds me of 1980.

    • Libby says:

      The year the mentally ill and homeless first hit the streets of Chico? … and, as I vividly recall, the “Jobs” column in the ER ran to about three inches?

      But you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

      • Tina says:

        Cause and effect, Libby.

        In 1980, the year Reagan became president, Carters budget was still in effect and would be until the following October. Carters policies had already had a very damaging effect on jobs. As you recall inflation was through the roof and we were in a state of economic malaise.

        The homeless hit the streets before 1980 when liberals in the mental health profession convinced legislators that allowing some of the mentally ill to be released to the streets was a good thing.

        Liberals refuse to be responsible. Liberals refuse to accept that their ideas lead to terrible conditions…like the last eight years under Obama led to 2% growth and extreme unemployment, underemployment, and drop out of the workforce rates.

        Liberals LOVE to alter history, assigning all good outcomes to themselves and all bad outcomes to their opposition. We know better and will continue to correct the record at every opportunity!

        • Libby says:

          True. The mentally ill, homeless in the roads of Chico is more properly attributed to his tenure as Governor of the State of California.

          • Tina says:

            As I said liberals NEVER admit to their failures.

            I showed you the roots of this problem before:

            THE policy that led to the release of most of the nation’s mentally ill patients from the hospital to the community is now widely regarded as a major failure. Sweeping critiques of the policy, notably the recent report of the American Psychiatric Association, have spread the blame everywhere, faulting politicians, civil libertarian lawyers and psychiatrists.

            But who, specifically, played some of the more important roles in the formation of this ill-fated policy? What motivated these influential people and what lessons are to be learned?

            A detailed picture has emerged from a series of interviews and a review of public records, research reports and institutional recommendations. The picture is one of cost-conscious policy makers, who were quick to buy optimistic projections that were, in some instances, buttressed by misinformation and by a willingness to suspend skepticism.

            Many of the psychiatrists involved as practitioners and policy makers in the 1950’s and 1960’s said in the interviews that heavy responsibility lay on a sometimes neglected aspect of the problem: the overreliance on drugs to do the work of society.

            The records show that the politicians were dogged by the image and financial problems posed by the state hospitals and that the scientific and medical establishment sold Congress and the state legislatures a quick fix for a complicated problem that was bought sight unseen.

            ‘They’ve Gone Far, Too Far’

            In California, for example, the number of patients in state mental hospitals reached a peak of 37,500 in 1959 when Edmund G. Brown was Governor, fell to 22,000 when Ronald Reagan attained that office in 1967, and continued to decline under his administration and that of his successor, Edmund G. Brown Jr. The senior Mr. Brown now expresses regret about the way the policy started and ultimately evolved. ”They’ve gone far, too far, in letting people out,” he said in an interview.

            Dr. Robert H. Felix, who was then director of the National Institute of Mental Health and a major figure in the shift to community centers, says now on reflection: ”Many of those patients who left the state hospitals never should have done so. We psychiatrists saw too much of the old snake pit, saw too many people who shouldn’t have been there and we overreacted. The result is not what we intended, and perhaps we didn’t ask the questions that should have been asked when developing a new concept, but psychiatrists are human, too, and we tried our damnedest.”

            Dr. John A. Talbott, president of the American Psychiatric Association, said, ”The psychiatrists involved in the policy making at that time certainly oversold community treatment, and our credibility today is probably damaged because of it.” He said the policies ”were based partly on wishful thinking, partly on the enormousness of the problem and the lack of a silver bullet to resolve it, then as now.”

            So the truth is you’ve believed and pushed that FAKE Reagan did it story for decades.

            This fake Reagan story was made up and used politically in an attempt to destroy Reagan. The homeless problem was on the front page every day.

            You failed to destroy Reagan but unfortunately too many good citizens still believe the garbage history that the “homeless” was a Reagan problem.

            Most telling about this deceit was the day Bill Clinton was elected and the “homeless” vanished from the front pages.

          • Peggy says:

            Libs, the truth is you liberals are responsible for the mentally ill being thrown out on the streets.

            It all started in 1972 with the ACLU in New York, not Calif. and not Reagan.

            ACLU History: Mental Institutions:

            “Spearheaded by the New York Civil Liberties Union’s (NYCLU) Mental Patients’ Rights Project, the shuttered world of people confined because of mental illness and developmental disabilities was one of the next major enclaves targeted for legal action. Bruce Ennis, Director of the Project, was a prime participant in several landmark cases that became the highpoint of the civil rights movement for people with mental disabilities. In Wyatt v. Stickney (1972) and Wyatt v. Aderholt (1974), Ennis challenged the conditions of hospitalization for those with mental illness and developmental disabilities, leading to significant reductions in the institutions’ populations; major increases in expenditures for mental health and rehabilitative services; improvement in psychologist-patient ratios; significant reductions in the abuse of patients; and the adoption of the then-innovative concept of specific treatment and rehabilitation plans for each individual. The principles argued for by Ennis, and included in the judge’s final order, were subsequently adopted by 35 other states. Another significant result of the Wyatt litigation was the formation of the Mental Health Law Project (MHLP), now the Bazelon Center in Washington, DC. ”
            https://www.aclu.org/other/aclu-history-mental-institutions

            HOW RELEASE OF MENTAL PATIENTS BEGAN:
            Published: October 30, 1984

            “The legislation sought to create a nationwide network of locally based mental health centers which, rather than large state hospitals, would be the main source of treatment. The center concept was aided by Federal funds for four and a half years, after which it was hoped that the states and local governments would assume responsibility.

            ”We knew that there were not enough resources in the community to do the whole job, so that some people would be in the streets facing society head on and questions would be raised about the necessity to send them back to the state hospitals,” Dr. Brown said.

            But, he continued, ”It happened much faster than we foresaw.” The discharge of mental patients was accelerated in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s in some states as a result of a series of court decisions that limited the commitment powers of state and local officials.

            Dr. Brown insists, as do others who were involved in the Congressional legislation to establish community mental health centers, that politicians and health experts were carrying out a public mandate to abolish the abominable conditions of insane asylums. He and others note – and their critics do not disagree – that their motives were not venal and that they were acting humanely.

            Testimony to Congress:
            His point is borne out repeatedly by references in Congressional testimony, such as the following exchange at a House subcommittee hearing between Representative Leo W. O’Brien, Democrat of upstate New York, and Dr. Henry N. Pratt, director of New York Hospital in Manhattan, who appeared on behalf of the American Hospital Association.

            Mr. O’Brien: ”Do you know offhand how much New York appropriates annually for its mental hospitals?”

            Dr. Pratt: ”It is the vast sum of $400 million to $500 million.”

            Mr. O’Brien: ”So you see that, through a real attempt to handle this problem at the community level, the possibility that this dead weight of $400 million to $500 million a year around the necks of the New York State taxpayers might be reduced considerably in the next 15 or 20 years?

            Dr. Pratt: ”I do, indeed. Yes, sir.”
            He then told the subcommittee that ”striking proof of the advantages of local short-term intensive care of the mentally ill was brought out” in a Missouri study.

            ”Unfortunately,” he said, ”over the years the budgets were progressively reduced, the professional staffs were cut, and the program regressed to right back where it started.”

            Dr. Frank R. Lipton and Dr. Albert Sabatini of Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital in Manhattan, who have done research on the problems of the homeless, say one of the major flaws in the concept of deinstitutionalization was the notion that serious, chronic mental disorders could be minimized, if not totally prevented, through care provided within the local community.

            ”This philosophical and ideological shift in thinking was not adequately validated, yet it became one of the major conceptual bases for moving the locus of care,” they said in a recent study.
            http://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/30/science/how-release-of-mental-patients-began.html?pagewanted=3

  2. Peggy says:

    We are witnessing our friends on the left come to the realization that in the real world not everyone gets a participation trophy. They would rather carry on like a four year old having a temper tantrum than act like an adult and realize they aren’t going to get what they want this time.

    Hillary lost, Trump won. Grow up and stop destroying our country.

    Seeing all of the black leaders of faith, sport legends and inner city program developers meeting with Trump and making positive comments is fantastic. But, expect the democrats to fight even harder to discredit Trump and obstruct his goals to bring jobs to all of those who want to work for a better life instead of sitting at home living off of the gov’t. Democrats will have to fight for their survival and they will fight dirty.

    • Libby says:

      I just can’t hardly wait until Ryan hatchets your Medicare benefits, and you come to some realizations of your own.

      • Peggy says:

        Grow up Libby and quit acting like an informed bratty child.

        ObamaCare is already robbing seniors of over $700 billion in Medicare benefits with cuts to their supplemental plans and to reimbursements to hospitals and other medical services. Seniors are having to pay out of pocket for these cuts.

        Ryan’s plan makes NO cuts to any current senior and gives young people plan options.

        Also, why aren’t you complaining about the higher interest college students are being forced to pay for their student loans since the gov’t took over most of the loans to pay for ObamaCare? All of those protesting students will turn against your party even more when they find out you all told them another lie added to the already long list of lies.

        • Libby says:

          By the Goddess, you are an ignoramus. Banks commenced to selling student loans to the government when I was in college … thirty years ago.

          And you have no idea what Ryan’s going to do.

          • Peggy says:

            Libby did you get an F in every class when you went to college, because your comprehension level is really low?

            ObamaCare didn’t exist when you were in college.

            Here is one of many article on the student loan interest being increased on the gov’t loans and the funds going to offset the cost of ObamaCare.

            College Loans Subsidize Obamacare:

            “Recent speeches by Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander highlight a connection that has yet to be reported in the media and is yet to be understood by the young people struggling with high interest rates in the hopes of financing their college education.

            According to the Congressional Budget Office, $8.7 billion of the money collected in student loan interest payments actually goes to pay for ObamaCare. The CBO estimates that the interest rate on these loans could be reduced from 6.8 percent to only 5.3 percent were the funds not used to subsidize the healthcare reform law and other federal programs.

            The profits from student loans are divided as follows: $8.7 billion goes to pay for ObamaCare; $10.3 billion goes to pay down the federal debt; and $36 billion goes to Pell Scholarship grants.

            The 16 million American students who now have student loans are paying for ObamaCare out of their meagre incomes just at the point when they graduate from college and need funds to start their lives, buy their first homes and begin a family. ”
            https://obamacare.net/college-loans-subsidize-obamacare/

            Here is one more and then I’m done. You can do your own research on Obama’s big push to lower the student loan rates after ObamaCare was passed and the gov’t take
            over of the loans and it’s cost were exposed.

            McConnell: ObamaCare to blame for higher student loan rates:

            “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday ObamaCare is a driving reason for higher student loan rates.

            “Rates are going up, and the tuition is going up so [students] have to pay back more at a higher rate … all because of something young people had nothing to do with — and that’s the passage of ObamaCare,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.

            McConnell said that part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare “abolished the student loan program.” 

            As part of the healthcare law, Congress stopped allowing private banks to provide student loans. All student loans are now federal loans, which McConnell argues has led to higher rates.

            He said the administration pushed a policy that allowed the federal government to take over the student loan program and raised the interest rates. ”
            http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/303299-mcconnell-blames-student-loan-rate-hike-on-obamacare

          • Peggy says:

            Libs, I do know what Ryan’s plan says he’d like to do. Here read it yourself and become informed for once.

            Health Care Reform – A Plan Forward:

            “My plan, The Patients’ Choice Act, ensures universal, affordable health care for all Americans. Under The Patients’ Choice Act, patients and doctors would control their health care decisions – not insurance companies and federal government bureaucrats. Equally important, my proposal does not raise taxes or increase government spending, but uses the money we currently spend more effectively.

            Health Care issue paper The Patients’ Choice Act

            Short summary Long Summary Questions &

            Answers PowerPoint Slides: The Patients’

            Choice Act Bill Text of H.R. 2520, The Patients’

            Choice Act – See more at:

            http://paulryan.house.gov/healthcare/#sthash.2LGYITCS.dpuf

            http://paulryan.house.gov/healthcare/

          • Libby says:

            God, Peggy …

            Don’t you ever make any investigation, at all, into your sources. Health Network Group, based in West Palm Beach, Florida, would seem to be yet another cadre of Republicans out to make a killing on the ACA, luring dim persons like yourself to their site with fake news stories, and then selling them defective insurance products.

            I mean … geezzzz.

            In addition to obamacare.net, they run a little ditty called trumpcare.com. Who do you suppose they are out to get with these alluring domain names?

            They are after you, Peggy. Must you make it so easy for them?

          • Peggy says:

            You really are braindead Libs or hitting the bottle early tonight.

            Bet, you didn’t even read one word of Ryan’s plan. You can’t deal with the truth or that people way smarter than you would come up with something that would help more people instead of hurting them.

            Go back into your hole or bottle so you don’t have to deal with the real world.

          • Libby says:

            Personal abuse is not an effective response, let alone defense.

            You were suckered … by a wildly deceptive internet site … again. If this republic is going to survive, you must develop the wherewithal to resist.

            This is serious, Peggy. This is how fascism takes hold … so, just try … would you please.

            “Caveat Emptor” is going to be the motto of this next administration. And this does not bode well for people as gullible as you seem to be.

        • Peggy says:

          Correction to my above post to Libby. It should say uninformed instead of “informed.”

          Thanks J Soden. I’m tired of adults acting like children who think they get a participation trophy for being born. They really believe they’re entitled to a life of free stuff paid for by people who actually grew up.

          Every person receiving gov’t assistance of any kind should be required to pass a drug test, hold a part-time job or attend a job training class/es. If they live in gov’t housing they should be required to work in maintaining the building, grounds or assisting those who are disabled or need child care. No more free rides or lunches.

          Enough is enough. I can’t wait to see this country back on its feet financially. The last time we had a balanced budget was when the Republicans were in control of congress and Bill Clinton was forced to sign the budget, “Ending the era of big gov’t.” Twenty years later and $20 trillion in debt. Insane!

    • No Longer Deplorable J Soden says:

      Well said, Peggy!!! Time for the return of the adults in the room to the white house instead of the kindergartner class.

  3. Dewster says:

    US Businesses? Ya mean the ones who make products in China? Move their headquarters overseas ?

    Name the so called REAL US Businesses you speak about.

    Also market profits? LOL

    There is that Broad brush you speak about. Hypocrisy

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