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Sunday’s video: Six new names were added today to The Hall of Fame

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July 29, 2018 at 5:45 pm

The US in one direction Cuba and Venezuela in another

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On Friday, President Trump celebrated some good news from the U.S. economy.  In the last week, a different message is coming from Cuba and Venezuela.

We are watching three countries going in different economic directions: the U.S., Cuba, and Venezuela.  It is a classic case of free markets versus socialism.

Down in Cuba, the message has not changed over the years, as the new president reminded us:

Cuba’s economy grew less than expected in the first half of 2018 and an ongoing liquidity crisis will force fresh belt tightening, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Sunday.

He is proposing constitutional changes.  However, Cuban perestroika won’t work any better than the one we saw in the USSR.

Venezuela is more than falling apart: “Venezuela could eventually have 1 million percent inflation.”

What does that inflation level mean?  It means this: “Venezuela’s currency has lost 99.9997 percent of its value in the past 6½ years.  To put that in perspective, $333,333 worth of bolivars in 2012 would be worth $1 today.”

A failed state?  I think so!

As I recall, a “bolivar,” the currency, was 4.29 to a U.S. dollar back in the 1980s.  It used to be a middle-class country!

On the other hand, we had great news in the U.S.

It was a good day for the U.S. economy; for workers; and, yes, for President Trump.  It is not the same down in Cuba and Venezuela.

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July 29, 2018 at 9:34 am

The US economy growing & Cuba plus Venezuela falling part plus other stories

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We will look the contrast in the US, Cuba and Venezuela economies…..Socialism is failing in Cuba and Venezuela……….Red state Democrat McCaskill…..Talk of a blue wave is back specially for the House……..Jackie Kennedy 1929-94……Dennis Martinez 1991…..Kenny Rogers 1994…..Happy # 69 Vida Blue……and others stories……..

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Source: The US economy growing & Cuba plus Venezuela falling part plus other stories 07/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts

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July 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Saturday’s video: The economies of Cuba, Venezuela & the US

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July 28, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Is Senator McCaskill’s lucky streak over?

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In 2006, and later in 2012, Claire McCaskill was the luckiest Democrat in a red state. In 2006, she won a very close election in the big “blue wave” that saw the Democrats pick up the House and U.S. Senate. In 2012, the GOP just gave the seat away with a lousy candidate.

2018 will be different and recent news stories are not helping the incumbent.   

We learned this week that her husband has been on a lucky streak too:   

Now a report in the Kansas City Star reveals that businesses tied to McCaskill’s husband, Joseph Shepard, have received more than $131 million in federal subsidies since she took office in 2007 ($62 million in her first term, $69 million in her second). 

The report says while Shepard doesn’t personally pocket that money, he has benefitted from profits from the housing projects he’s invested in that received those funds.

McCaskill claims she has no role in how the money is awarded or in her husband’s business interests.

Nothing, Senator McCaskill? Really?

Senator McCaskill’s “I knew nothing” story just doesn’t add up.    

Is she saying that she never asked her husband about all of that business success that he was having?   

Didn’t it occur to the senator that someone someday might raise the issue of her husband’s success? 

Watch for Senator McCaskill to play every card known to the Democrat Party, from race to gender to whatever else they have on the shelf.  However, it’s going to be very difficult to persuade voters that her husband got all of those “federal subsidies” by chance.   

Maybe he did, but most people won’t buy it.

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July 28, 2018 at 7:43 am

Good GDP numbers & reporters who scream questions plus more stories

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We will look the new GDP figures out today……..Trump and the US economy……The reporters who scream questions at the President…..Happy 70-something Bugs Bunny……..Leo Durocher 1905-91………Bob Hope 1903-2003…….and others stories…..……..

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Source: Good GDP numbers & reporters who scream questions plus more stories 07/27 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts

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July 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm

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Friday’s video: Great day for the US economy

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July 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm