NFIB, JCN, SCOTUS and VP Debate, plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

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The following is a recent release from the NFIB on the subject of the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett (ACB) to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).

Washington, D.C. – NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, issued the following statement on behalf of Brad Close, President of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) made the following announcement about the Trump Administration’s United States Supreme Court nominee:

Small businesses depend on the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the U.S. Constitution and protect their rights as small business owners. Judge Barrett has a proven record of interpreting the law as written, which provides needed certainty in the law for America’s small business owners. We support the nomination of Judge Barrett and look forward to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.”


As a bonus item for this evening, given that concerns about China are rising in America and in over a dozen other “western” nations and the various threats that poses to the U.S. and a range of businesses, before pivoting to the JCN commentary from Alfredo Ortiz, is this right-of-center Fox News video interview below.

Dr. Li-Meng Yan: Chinese nation says research reveals evidence that coronavirus came from Wuhan Virology Institute.


Note that another Chinese national is saying similarly to Dr. Yan. That fits with MHLivingNews and MHProNews previously published concerns.



Those points noted, let’s segue to tonight’s quotable quotes, left-right headlines, and two of our three market snapshot graphics at the closing bell today. The final market graphic that summarizes over a dozen manufactured housing industry connected stocks at the closing bell follow the featured focus, recent and related report links.


Quotes That Shed Light – American Social, Industry, National Issues..








Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business

  • The global elite
  • FILE: Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Inc., listens during an Economic Club of Washington discussion in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Inc. founder Jeff Bezos, the worlds richest person, and his wife MacKenzie are divorcing after 25 years. Bezos, 54, is worth $137 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the worlds 500 wealthiest people. The couple met when they both worked at hedge fund D.E. Shaw, and they married in 1993. He founded Amazon a year later.
  • Billionaires are getting even richer despite the ongoing pandemic
  • Analysis: This is an insane time for Trump to reject a stimulus package
  • The most important man in Washington may not be Trump or Biden
  • LIVE UPDATES US stocks rebound
  • Opinion: What record growth numbers miss about the economic recovery
  • Dangerous TikTok trends go viral because we like to be liked
  • Google and Oracle square off in the Supreme Court. What’s at stake
  • Ad attacking Mark Zuckerberg to air during VP debate
  • 66% of companies still plan to give bonuses next year
  • Ruby Tuesday files for bankruptcy
  • 3 reasons why holiday toy sales will be huge this year
  • Lawmakers say Amazon has ‘turned a blind eye’ to potential dangers posed by its own brand
  • Space is becoming too crowded, Rocket Lab CEO warns
  • Turkeys stand in a barn at the Yordy Turkey Farm in Morton, Illinois, U.S., on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Americans are expected to eat about 46 million turkeys during their traditional family feasts, and the cost to feed 10 people has slipped to its lowest since 2013, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual grocery store survey. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Why Thanksgiving turkeys will be smaller this year
  • Outside view of a house near downtown Southampton, New York on September 30, 2020. – Beach umbrellas are in back garages as temperatures cool, but wealthy New Yorkers are staying in the Hamptons beyond summer, fearful of the pandemic and rising crime in the city.
  • Here’s what’s different about getting a mortgage now

Headlines from right-of-center Fox Business

  • EXCLUSIVE: Senator embracing Trump’s strategy to punish China for coronavirus
  • Experimental Chinese COVID vaccine reportedly safe in early stage trials
  • China cashes in on America’s coronavirus lockdown
  • Fed ramped up deliberations over low-rate promises
  • Dow jumps over 500 points as stimulus hopes outweigh Fed’s warning
  • LIVE UPDATES: Airlines, consumer stocks rallying on stimulus talk
  • Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook fight Democratic campaign to break up Big Tech
  • ALFREDO ORTIZ: Pence must use debate to expose Harris’ anti-business agenda
  • 5 things to watch in first vice presidential debate tonight between Pence, Harris
  • National security officials reassure voters about election safeguards
  • Trump would cut taxes by about $1.7T, Biden would hike by $4.3T
  • SEE IT: ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ teases release date with spooky poster
  • S. Supreme Court hears Google bid to end Oracle copyright suit
  • Varney: Pelosi using coronavirus relief to bailout Democrat-run states
  • Iconic Second City comedy theater for sale
  • Amazon and Whole Foods evolving into grocery tech giant: John Mackey
  • These companies are becoming a grocery tech giant: John Mackey
  • 163 Pizza Hut restaurants up for sale
  • Stimulus checks to 100,000 Minnesotans left unclaimed
  • Pelosi, Mnuchin signal openness to $25B bailout for US airlines after Trump reverses course on stimulus
  • Eli Lilly seeks authorization for coronavirus antibody drug
  • Emergency COVID vaccine approval to require 2 months of follow-up data
  • Petco stops selling shock collars, asks competitors to do the same
  • What is Eddie Van Halen’s net worth?
  • Ikea opening record number of stores globally in 2020, despite shoppers moving online
  • Duracell debuts lithium coin batteries with bitter coating to curb accidental ingestion
  • NY loses more residents than any state during coronavirus pandemic
  • Apple expands health records on iPhone ahead of refresh
  • Cruise line association says all passengers, crew will need COVID-19 tests before boarding
  • Ruby Tuesday files for bankruptcy protection
  • Remember this at VP debate, Kamala Harris is no moderate on health care
  • Facebook steps up QAnon crackdown amid anti-trust, censorship scrutiny
  • McDonald’s adding items to McCafe menu for first time in nearly a decade
  • The paint colors pandemic-weary Americans are choosing for DIY projects
  • Bugatti could set revenue record in 2020, but will delay second model, company president says
  • Bill Murray tells FBN he can moderate next presidential debate after ‘a couple cups of coffee’
  • ‘Sex and the City’ star want millions for Hamptons home
  • Netflix indicted by Texas grand jury for ‘Cuties’ film
  • FOX Business enhances portfolio tracker, real-time market data

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Alfredo Ortiz is the head of the Jobs Creator Network (JCN). The conservative-leaning JCN’s president and CEO leader made the following observations on Fox Business. MHProNews has spotlighted Ortiz and the JCN work on previous occasions. The quotable quote below is one example.



With that brief tee-up, here is what Ortiz had to say about the looming vice presidential debate that starts tonight at 9 PM ET.


QuoteSymbolLeft78x121At VP debate Pence must expose Harris’ radical, anti-business agenda

Small business owners and ordinary Americans looking for insight into the governing agendas on offer on Election Day should pay close attention to VP debate

Wednesday night’s vice-presidential debate may be the most important one in history. And not just because President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the two candidates at the top of the tickets are 74- and 77-years old. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., are perhaps the best representatives of their respective parties’ policy priorities.

Whereas the presidential debates are more about style, this contest will be about substance.

Small business owners and ordinary Americans looking for insight into the governing agendas on offer on Election Day should pay close attention.

Pence and Harris are a study in contrasts. With Pence, what you see is what you get.

He is an Indiana conservative who will cut taxes, reduce regulations, and improve the health care system. Small businesses couldn’t ask for a better advocate and friend. Harris is his polar opposite — a San Francisco Democrat who has never met a tax or regulation she doesn’t like. Her agenda is outright hostile to small businesses. According to a 2019 analysis by GovTrack, a nonpartisan watchdog, Harris is the most liberal member of the Senate — even more so than socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

To hide this fact, the media has desperately tried to rebrand her as a “pragmatic moderate” with a “relatively centrist record.” The Guardian claims, “Kamala Harris is Obama’s natural heir.” In terms of worshipping media coverage, she certainly is.

With what will likely be an assist from moderator Susan Page of USA Today, Harris will try to continue whitewashing her radical record at Wednesday night’s debate. Pence must expose her real worldview for all Americans to see.   One of Harris’s most destructive small business positions is also the one that’s received the least attention. Harris supports a California law known as AB 5, which makes roughly one million contractor jobs in the Golden State illegal. California’s AB 5 outlaws many sole-proprietorships, which account for about 80 percent of American small businesses. If elected, Harris will likely expand such California-style labor legislation nationwide, destroying countless entrepreneurs and reducing American entrepreneurship in the process. Harris is also a cosponsor of the Green New Deal, perhaps the most radical anti-business legislation ever introduced.

The Green New Deal [GND] would cost at least $52 trillion and force the economy to transform rapidly from traditional to green energy.

The GND would dramatically raise energy prices, which are one of the biggest input costs facing small businesses. Many low-margin small businesses that use a lot of energy — such as laundromats or pizzerias — would be put out of business. “There’s no question I’m in favor of banning fracking,” says Harris. Eliminating fracking would destroy hundreds of thousands of good jobs and America’s world-leading progress in cutting carbon emissions. Swing-state voters in Pennsylvania should take note.   Harris also supports reducing funding for the police. She applauded Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s decision to cut $150 million from policing, a move that’s coincided with skyrocketing local crime.

Restoring order to Main Streets hit by recent rioting and looting is one of the biggest steps to getting local businesses back on their feet.

Harris supports “Medicare-for-all,” which would kick some 180 million Americans off their health insurance and put them on public plans akin to Medicaid. She also appears to support packing the Supreme Court. She wants to reverse President Trump’s tax cuts, including the 20 percent tax deduction for small businesses. She’s implied the 70 to 80 percent tax rates proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are “fantastic.” Some “pragmatic moderate.” A new report by the James Madison Institute chronicles the taxpayer pain of the Biden-Harris Administration. It finds that, if elected, Biden and Harris would cost ordinary taxpayers in swing states about $1,500 to $2,000 more per year. If Harris gets her way, these costs will only balloon. And Harris and her team of power-hungry leftists are champing at the bit to implement their worldview on all Americans. Biden is just their Trojan Horse to power.

It’s up to Pence to expose this ruse in Utah on Wednesday. ##


“Flatten the Fear” Says Jobs Creator Network Foundation, plus Manufactured Home Investing Stock Updates

The Ortiz led JCN has gone after several progressives, including Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.  They recently promoted the notion of flattening the fear now that the COVID19 virus is better understood. See reports on those topics above and below.

Both NFIB, JCN and a range of other groups are striving to set the stage for what they doubtlessly hope will be pro-small business victories. See the related reports for more.


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Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Closing Equities Tickers

Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.

                      • NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
                      • NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).



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