President Bill Clinton-Curing What’s Wrong by What’s Right in America, Coalition Building, Wildly Potent Quotable Quotes, Profitable Liberty Lessons-Gonzo Journalism; plus MHVille Markets Updates


“I agree with all you said. Now that we know this, the question is, how do we use it? What would give us the most bang for our buck? Where and when to use it? And…are there other issues like this one out there still to be found?” So said an email to this writer which prompted the headline above and this public reply. President William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (D) famously declared during his inaugural address that “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.” Perhaps eighty percent (80%) or more of the nation might agree with that statement, regardless of an individual’s political affiliation or lack thereof, as evidence that follows reveals. About as famous are the words of the late President Ronald Reagan (R) who proclaimed that “My 80 percent friend isn’t my 20 percent enemy,” quoted by Rabbi Moshe Scheiner in his “Daily Sermon.” Building on those largely nonpartisan themes spoken by famous Democratic and Republican figures, let’s editorially explore for the benefit of all our eighty percent friends just how coalition building is done in a manner that can uplift and profit the vast majority of Americans.

What is the American Dream? While the phrase can mean many things to many people, for millions, it means having a home of your own. The left-leaning New York Times said: “A new survey reveals that nearly three-quarters of Americans place owning a home above career, family and college as a sign of prosperity.” That was on 6.2.2022 and that article’s headline was “Homeownership Remains the American Dream, Despite Challenges.”

“In the under-35 age group, 65% of American households are rented. Meanwhile, in the 65+ age group (senior citizens), 79.3% own a home,” according to an insurance company.

Politicians of whatever party get elected based on several factors, including making promises that will resonate with the most voters.

>> Politicos and marketers build their campaigns crafted on promises that target popular themes and desires revealed in facts such as those in this report.

“While 72% of renters report wanting to own a home, only 45% of renters are able to afford a home where they live,” said Worth Insurance.

Statista and Harvard’s Joint Center on Housing Studies (JCHS) both have stated there are about 44 million households that rent in 2022. “According to the latest Housing Vacancy Survey, the number of renter households climbed by more than 870,000 over this period, to a total of 44 million,” per JCHS.

“Over 40% (19 million) of renter households in the country spent more than 30% of their income on housing costs during the 2017-2021 period, according to new American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau” that federal agency said in a press release dated 12.8.2022.

Politicos and savvy marketers alike grasp and utilize the notion of ‘target marketing’ that weaves together appealing, troubling, and useful facts and insights.

With an average of 2.6 people per household, there are about 114.4 million people living in rentals. The Census Bureau said “30.6%” of those rental households had “one or more people under 18.” So, rental households are an immense number of prospective votes or customers. But an even larger audience are homeowners.

A Rocket Mortgage survey on 12.1.2022 provided similar data. Some of their key findings?

  • The Midwest has the greatest homeownership rate (70%) while the West has the lowest (60.2%).
  • Over 83 million housing units are owner occupied – about 65.5% of U.S. homes.
  • Seniors ages 70 – 74 have the highest homeownership rate at 84%.
  • 1% of millennials are homeowners as of 2021.
  • Only white Americans exceed the national average homeownership rate (65.5%) with a rate of 74%.
  • Black Americans are the least likely to own their homes, with a homeownership rate of 44.7%, which is 20.1% lower than the national average.
  • Veterans have one of the highest homeownership rates of any demographic group, averaging 72%.

As has been noted, marketing and political campaigns are created from such facts. To reach a larger group, it is NOT what you or I may think is the most important, rather it is what your target audience thinks is compelling that matters. When you know what people want or reasonably aspire to have, an attainable plan can be crafted to help people protect what they already have or help them gain what they desire.


Decisions, Decisions…

The drivers for decision making have been described as follow: “pride, profit, love, need, fear.” Those “five motivators” are also routinely woven into intelligent marketing and political campaigns.

Here is an example of a possible fear motivator: “Share of Americans living paycheck to paycheck rises to 63%” said left-leaning CNBC on 12.15.2022. That same source said: “63% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck — including nearly half of six-figure earners…” With such economic pressure exists even for those who are making $100,000 a year or more, and the hopes of millions to own a home dwindling, is it any wonder that the AP reported last summer that: “An overwhelming and growing majority of Americans say the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction, including nearly 8 in 10 Democrats, according to a new poll that finds deep pessimism about the economy plaguing President Joe Biden. Eighty-five percent of U.S. adults say the country is on the wrong track, and 79% describe the economy as poor, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.” There is your marketers/politicos 80 percent (+/-) target audience.

As troubling as such pessimistic factoids may seem, therein lies the opportunities to build coalitions and to potentially earn more moving ahead – IF the correct program is outlined. Why? Because ‘kitchen table’ issues routinely move minds and hearts. Because the American Dream still matters to most Americans.


A Fear on the Left

Attorney turned famous journalist Glenn Greenwald is thought of as a liberal, yet he is increasingly being hammered by the left. Why? Greenwald wrote yesterday that “a former Vox writer published on MSNBC today that claims that former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Matt Taibbi, and myself are leading a sinister and insidious movement designed to channel leftists into right-wing populism.” Greenwald slammed corporate or legacy media under the headline: “The Career-Advancing Lies of Corporate Journalists.”

Slamming untold numbers of his own colleagues, Greenwald said: “the most bizarre and surreal aspect of American journalism is that getting caught lying is no barrier to advancement and success. Specifically, I’ve long said, as long as you lie for the right people and causes mainly to advance the interest of neo-liberal global economic institutions, or do the bidding of the U.S. security state, then, I said, you can lie for as much as you want and it will not have any impact whatsoever on your career in corporate journalism.”

Weeks before the midterms, the New York Times and Sienna College did a survey from October 9 – 12, 2022 that included this question. “What do you think is the MOST important problem facing the country today?” The top two issues are pocketbook ones. Note that all others trail by a wide margin.



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In that same survey question and the responses are potential gold for marketers and the politically savvy.

Q13. Which comes closest to your views, even if neither is exactly right?

  • The government mainly works to benefit ordinary people 22%
  • The government mainly works to benefit powerful elites 68%
  • Don’t know/Refused 10%

By the way, as satirical nationally syndicated WMAL pundit Chris Plante, a former 17-year CNN journalist and ex-Democrat likes to point out, that New York Times survey last year found that the two biggest threats to democracy were the media and Democrats – in that order. More specifically are the following questions and the survey’s responses.

Q27: Do you think each of the following is a major threat, minor threat or not a threat to democracy? The mainstream media

  • Major threat to democracy 59%
  • Minor threat to democracy 25%

Q21. Do you think each of the following is a major threat, minor threat or not a threat to democracy? Democrats

  • Major threat to democracy 33%
  • Minor threat to democracy 30%

Q20. Do you think each of the following is a major threat, minor threat or not a threat to democracy? Republicans

  • Major threat to democracy 28%
  • Minor threat to democracy 39%

But here are some fascinating kickers.

Q24. Do you think each of the following is a major threat, minor threat or not a threat to democracy? The federal government

  • Major threat to democracy 33%
  • Minor threat to democracy 33%

Another factoid from that survey posed this question.

Q17. (If democracy is under threat) What one or two words do you think summarizes the current threat to democracy?

Beyond ‘other,’ the top specifically identified result?

  • The government/government corruption/non-specific politicians/leaders 14%

What wasn’t offered as a specific choice was the influence/power that the often left-leaning corporate and billionaire elites, sometimes called the “Establishment,” has on our system. That said, the actual top result was “Other, specify 24%.”

Now, recall that on Q13 of the NYTimes/Siena survey the response to ‘who does government work for’ was overwhelming.

  • The government mainly works to benefit powerful elites 68%.”

Hold that thought.


Going Gonzo

MasterClass defines Gonzo Journalism as: “Gonzo journalism is an unconventional style of journalism that relies on the reporter’s personal involvement in the story.”

Become a writer stated: “Gonzo journalism is a style where the writer actively participates in a story and reports their personal observations, experiences, and opinions.”

Here, let’s substitute editorial perspective for ‘writer’ or journalist. MHProNews has for years pressed a case that was summed up like this for WND under their headline.


“The solution to Big Tech and the oligarchs.”

Anyone who thinks Big Tech will be reined in by regulations has not been paying close attention. The following cases exposed years of documented corporate, regulatory and accounting failures. They spotlight massive corruption and mainstream media misses.

  • Enron
    · Theranos
    · WorldCom
    · VW “Diesel-Gate”
    · Solyndra
    · Bernard “Bernie” Madoff
    · WeWork
    · Lehman Brothers
    · Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (Government Sponsored Enterprises/GSEs).

Collectively, that list involved hundreds of billions of dollars in losses by investors. Various types of fraud, corruption and deception occurred. Because taxpayers and the broader economy were impacted by Lehman Brothers and GSEs housing-finance scandals, those cost Americans trillions of dollars.

John Kenneth Galbraith said: “Regulatory bodies, like the people who comprise them … become, with some exceptions, either an arm of the industry they are regulating or senile.” Bingo.

Modern robber barons are dominating information and capitalCold Fusion’s documentary about the Theranos’ scandal observed: “It’s the illusionary effect where if you repeat a lie enough times people start to believe it, especially if you have credible names surrounding the product.”

Problematic products are from corrupt companies.

Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes is shown with then Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama. In the massive Enron scandal, Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling are shown with then President George W. Bush (R). Those establishment politicians are sufficient to make the point of the “illusionary effect” of “repeating a big lie enough times” when “credible names” are involved.

Harry Markopolos and his colleagues spent years trying to get public officials and mainstream media to expose the massive Bernie Madoff fraud they knew existed. Forbes says Madoff losses may have exceeded $50 billion.

Other regulatory failures are hiding in plain sight. The New York Times quoted Warren Buffett: “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”

Buffett’s “class” profited wildly in the 2008 and 2020 economic upheavals. How? CNBC quoted billionaire Bill Gates: “I didn’t even want to meet Warren because I thought, ‘Hey this guy buys and sells things, and so he found imperfections in terms of markets, that’s not value added to society, that’s a zero-sum game that is almost parasitic.'”

The CDC defines parasitic: “A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host.”

Buffett said, “The most important thing for me is figuring out how big a moat there is around a business. What I would love, of course, is a big castle and a big moat with piranhas and crocodiles.”

When carefully examined, these oligarchs and their businesses employ “parasitic” “moat” and “sabotage monopoly” methods. They create a slow-motion monopoly of various markets. Experts like James Schmitz say monopolies “inflict great harm on low- and middle-income Americans.”

The solution? Enforce existing laws. Break these pernicious giants up. They cause social, economic and moral harm. Once broken up, watch the economy and America soar.

L. A. “Tony” Kovach ##

That summary and headline from WND are 505 words.

In order to do manufactured housing focused trade journalism properly, the parent company for MHProNews took the industry-expert viewpoint that both macro issues and manufactured home specific topics had to be explored and exposed in a way that people can grasp. Facts and evidence had to be presented, not mere opinion. Meaning, as trade publishers, we had to look at the ‘big picture’ – beyond manufactured housing – as well expose issues directly related to manufactured homes. As our final segment of the typical weekday Daily Business News on MHProNews reflects, we routinely source information from across the left-right political divide. Meaning, we are gathering information from sources across the left-center-right divide. Only in this manner can we be the most effective for our readers. As a disclosure, it is useful in that regard to note that we are political independents. Meaning, our management team are not registered with either major party, nor any minor parties. Our method is this. Follow the facts, explore the evidence, absolutely follow the money trail to see what the motivations are for various behaviors, and then apply sound reason, logic, or ‘common sense.’ Better to give more information than less, which respects the readers to decide how deep they want to dive. We also provide several cross links and often illustrations per article, which our site data reveals are routinely clicked and read.

Put simply, curious minds want to know.

We have shared the notion that the system is rigged for years, via quotable quotes. We’ve noted that this concern that the rigged system spans the left-right, Democrat or Republican, divides.

They often have entirely different proposed solutions, but they each have pointed to several of the same facts. That is a clue that a massive coalition is possible, if the correct messaging is utilized. 
Quote from a 1996 interview with former Democratic Governor Jerry Brown (CA-D). The concerns over a ‘rigged system’ are not new.



Recall those quotes from Warren Buffett and Bill Gates noted in the 505 word WND op-ed, cited above. Why? Because they are revealing. Then note how those quotable quotes happen to fit what that NYTimes/Sienna survey said is a common sentiment.

  • “The government mainly works to benefit powerful elites 68%.”

This statement is revealing. A parasite feeds on its host. Bill Gates admits he thought ill of Warren Buffett. But they got together on numerous business, nonprofit, and political levels. Clearly, whatever held Gates back he overcame because he and Buffett have been business and nonprofit allies for years. What Gates didn’t say in this quote is if or how Buffett has changed in any way. Carefully examined, there is an inference that Gates learned from Buffett and embraced that parasitic business model.
But there is still a sizable portion of the population that claims or thinks that government is working for what some have called ‘the little guy.’ Once again, here is their specific statement.

  • “The government mainly works to benefit ordinary people 22%”

In a tight election contest, if you are in that 22 percent, it might be handy to be a Democrat. Democrats are routinely seen as the ‘friend’ of larger government. Which brings us back to Bill Clinton. From his 1996 State of the Union Address is this famous line.

Absent applying the ancient principle of separating the wheat from the chaff, who would we ever find to quote, save God himself?

“The era of big government is over.”

Million may recall that statement by former President Bill Clinton but forget what followed it. “The era of big government is over. But we cannot go back to the time when our citizens were left to fend for themselves. Instead, we must go forward as one America, one nation working together to meet the challenges we face together. Self-reliance and teamwork are not opposing virtues; we must have both.”

Clinton’s speech writers grasped much of the mood of the country. Recall that Republicans had wrestled control of the Congress from Democrats for the first time in years. Under GOP pressure, a bipartisan approach to a balanced budget led the U.S.A. into its first federal surplus in generations. Back to that Clinton 1996 State of the Union speech.

  • “We must answer here three fundamental questions: First, how do we make the American Dream of opportunity for all a reality for all Americans who are willing to work for it? Second, how do we preserve our old and enduring values as we move into the future? And, third, how do we meet these challenges together, as one America?
  • We know big government does not have all the answers. We know there’s not a program for every problem. We have worked to give the American people a smaller, less bureaucratic government in Washington. And we have to give the American people one that lives within its means.”

Give Democrats and leftists their due. They are routinely relentless, observes Chris Plante and others. The Democratic Party has long been pitched as the party ‘for the little guy’ and for various interest groups such as minorities, abortion-rights for women, LGBTQ, students, immigrants, etc. Democrats have at various times label themselves as ‘progressives,’ ‘politically correct, and ‘woke.’ It sounds cool to be a Democrat.

But behind that veneer is the reality that event several leftist publications have acknowledged (see the screen capture below to document that point). The Democratic Party is working for the elites that ‘run’ this country via a ‘rigged’ system. That’s not to say that they don’t use some Republican politicians too whenever they can. Of course, America’s wealthy elites can be ‘bipartisan’ so long as it serves their interests.


There are RINOs just as there are DINOs. The billionaire class and their corporate interests wield enormous influence over U.S. politics. Something similar is often true in other nations too. 
Robert Reich worked in the Clinton Administration. He is a Democratic Party member.
Note the similarity between the implications of what Reich said in the quotable quote above, and what Glenn Greenwald said was a concern among leftists that are ripping him, Taibbi, and Gabbard. There is an opportunity for a coalition of roughly 80 precent of the country.


What this focused romp through the political, economic, and social landscape of the U.S.A. has revealed is this.

  • The American Dream still moves people.
  • People want a better life.
  • While perhaps a significant number of citizens are stuck in poverty programs and may find it more beneficial to be on public assistance than hold a job, that is unlikely to get them the home of their own that almost everyone in the U.S. has or yearns for, regardless of background or beliefs.
  • A close look at what was occurring during the period of the Clinton Administration when welfare cases were being reduced and people were getting a job and going to work also began to occur during the Trump Administration. Of course, the powers that be don’t want people independent of government. They don’t want people to realize that the American Dream won’t be given to them by the government, it must be earned.   Note in the graphic below, the prior high to the Trump era for advances in earning power occurred during the Clinton Administration after the bipartisan deal was made with Republicans that resulted in a balanced federal budget.
CNN is not a pro-Trump media outlet, but using federal data, this graphic from their news company reflects the upward trend of income following President Trump’s enactment of the tax cuts and jobs act. It is worth noting that Democratic President John F. Kennedy Jr. did similarly. Income and productivity also rose. During the Reagan Administration, former Democrat turned Republican Ronald Reagan cut taxes with a similar outcome as Presidents Kennedy and Trump. Facts matter.

What is often missed by partisans from either major party is that Trump used some Democratic ideas on issues such as trade, and favored Republican ideas in other areas – all with the goal of making life better for the average American. Like him or not, the Trump policies worked on several levels.




That NYT/Siena survey shows that deposed Donald Trump is still a lightning rod, both good and bad, in the minds of most American. The largely left-leaning, mainstream media outlets and anti-Trump voices on the right crafted a useful narrative around how evil and despotic Trump was supposed to be. The fact that much of that narrative was based on misinformation (or what Greenwald called “lies”) is apparently no problem for a career, according to that award-winning career journalist.

This article opened with an emailed comment that included this remark: “I agree with all you said. Now that we know this, the question is, how do we use it?” (See the top for the balance of that writer’s remarks and re-read this so that the facts and concepts sink in more deeply). The answer is both simple and complex. Every video, spoken or published item can, should, and ought to have some connections made to the American Dream. Every news item should be tied in an analysis to how an issue harms or helps the American Dream.

Coalition building is essential. It may be possible to achieve more than 80 percent of the population, or it may be less that that figure. But the vast majority of Americans of all backgrounds have more in common than the respective camps may think.

Near the heart of fixing the American Dream are the following, in no specific order of importance.

  • It should be obvious that the government can’t give you everything.
  • It should be obvious that the government can’t give someone something without first taking it from someone else. That on the surface will strike large numbers of people as unjust.
  • Whether he was paltering, posturing, or speaking sincerely, even Bill Clinton said that big government can’t give you everything. Big government can’t do everything.
  • Surveys (not just NYT/Siena) reveal that confidence in government is low.
  • There is a need to tie such facts together in a manner that bridges the gap between millions on the left (largely but not exclusively Democrats) who have been taught for decades that government is the solution. It obviously is not.
  • There is a need for those on the right (largely, but not exclusively Republicans) to retune their messaging to appeal to the broader audience that could create a new politically ruling coalition. The facts that the American Dream aren’t ever going to come from big government, per those who have worked in big government, has to be hammered on time and again so it sinks in.
  • The reason that leftist media ‘hates’ Greenwald, Taibbi, or Gabbard (among others, which may include the likes of lifelong Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr.) was nailed by Greenwald and underscored by Reich’s quoted remark, posted above. The powers behind the Democrats fear a possible coalition of much of those on the political left which could be drawn into the more populist-focused Republican Party. Note the GOP (Republicans) ironically rebranded in good measure by Donald Trump. Note too that Trump, like Ronald Reagan, spent years in Democratic circles. That historic fact ought to be of keen interest to coalition builders.
  • To accomplish a return to the American Dream, those who have rigged the system must be brought to heel by antitrust and RICO type actions. Perhaps nothing will more solidify a new coalition then lawfully punishing those who have rigged the system. Millions cheer when they see some bigwig brought to justice.

The legal tools needed to accomplish these things already exist. While someone may suggest that modifying (for instance) “Section 230” protections for big tech and social media are appropriate or useful, what would make the most impact the fastest could be prosecuting and state, federal or private party lawsuits that could legally punish those who have rigged the system. The right to sue for antitrust or RICO violations is a legitimate thing at the state or federal level.

Such steps are necessary, in this publication’s editorial view, for manufactured housing to come into its own and thrive as it once did decades ago. By the way, doing so would fulfill the American Dream of affordable home ownership. That is one of the reasons that as a publication we delve into political and economic issues, because doing so properly could liberate our profession to achieve its true potential to serve the maximum number of Americans.


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That said, something similar could be framed for virtually any other industry or profession. High taxes, high regulations, these things don’t harm the wealthy. They have simply manipulated the system – using nonprofits, media, and other coy methods – in a manner that allows them to navigate high taxes and use regulations to punish their enemies while benefiting themselves.



Philanthro-feudalism (a.k.a. philanthro-capitalism or the Charitable Industrial Complex) is an obvious factor in keeping millions of Americans more or less tolerant of the ultra-wealthy, even though a close examination of the facts reveals that their ‘charity’ is nothing more than another tool in a rigged system that yields ‘heads they win, tails you lose’ outcomes. This is where ‘following the money’ trail yields powerful and necessary insights into correcting what has corrupted and underminded the American Dream.


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People need and deserve a villain. Every good storywriter knows this. The honest to God villains in the story of the American Dream gone astray are the billionaires and corporate giants who have manipulated the system that made them rich and powerful in a way that keeps them rich and powerful at the expense of almost everyone else.

Quote from award-winning “Shadows of Liberty” documentary drama. Shadows exposed political, media, corporate, regulatory nexus. It explores examples from left and right with impact of money and information manipulation. Glover served on a Buffett funded board.

Those evil-doing, unscrupulous villains have allies in government, media, big tech and in the nonprofit/NGO world. Hammer away at the facts. Hammer away at the evidence. Keep telling people how to follow the money trail so that the corruption can be ended and the American Dream can blossom for the vast majority of people of good will.

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Some cheer others jeer Malcom X, but this quote is an insightful example of separating the wheat from the chaff. While quite different than Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcom X had some interesting thoughts on media.


Left-leaning Wikipedia said: Corporatism became one of the main tenets of fascism, and Benito Mussolini’s fascist regime in Italy advocated the collective management of the economy by state officials by integrating large interest groups under the state, which is a combination of crony capitalism and state capitalism:…“Per the ‘father’ of Italian fascism, “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power” Benito Mussolini. Note Mussolini, like Adolf Hitler, were both socialists. They were not from the political right, they were from the political left. Note: while some dispute this quotation, saying they can’t find a reference of the Italian leader saying this word for word, be that as it may, Mussolini’s writings at a minimum support such a possible statement or apt paraphrase.


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Part II. Daily Business News on MHProNews Markets Segment

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In minutes a day readers can get a good sense of significant or major events while keeping up with the trends that are impacting manufactured housing connected investing.

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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from the evening of 1.12.2023

  • Apple’s about-face
  • Customers shop at an Apple store on January 4, 2023 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China.
  • Why the tech giant may finally be rethinking its stance on touchscreen laptops
  • Live Updates: Dow and S&P rally for third straight day as inflation moderates
  • Milks are sold at a supermarket in New York City on December 14, 2022. Surging inflation has eased in recent months, but more evidence is needed to show that price increases are coming down in the long term, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday.
  • Prices fell in December as inflation continues to moderate
  • HBO Max raises prices for the first time
  • MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 21: A Subway restaurant is seen as the company announced a settlement over a class-action lawsuit that alleged that Subway engaged in deceptive marketing for its 6-inch and 12-inch sandwiches and served customers less food than they were paying for on October 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. While it denies the claims, Subway said that franchisees would be required to have a measurement tool in stores to make sure loaves are 12-inches.
  • Wall Street Journal: Subway is exploring a sale
  • See the new My First Barbie doll designed for preschool children
  • Inside Facebook’s high-stakes decision whether to reinstate Trump after a two-year ban
  • Exclusive: Pepsi is ditching Sierra Mist for a new Sprite rival
  • Travelers walk as a video board shows flight delays and cancellations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.
  • FAA is years away from upgrading the system that grounded all US flights
  • Tax filing season starts January 23, IRS says
  • Mortgage rates inched down last week, after a slight increase the week before
  • Live Updates: Bed Bath & Beyond stock is up 260% since it warned of bankruptcy potential
  • New York nurses strike ends after tentative deal reached with hospitals
  • Auto sales are falling — but profits are surging. Welcome to the new normal
  • Sam Bankman-Fried speaks out for the first time since his arrest
  • Investors are betting that the Fed will slow down rate hikes as inflation cools
  • Walmart shoppers in these states won’t get plastic bags
  • China’s local governments set 2023 growth targets, offering clues on economic recovery
  • Hong Kong businesses cheer China reopening, but warn there’s a long way to go
  • We’re not taking away your gas stove, regulator tells CNN
  • FTX lawyers say they have recovered $5 billion in assets
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Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax 1.12.2023

  • McCarthy: Biden Must Have Already Known About Classified Docs
  • President Biden examines a document ahead of a recent speaking engagement. His handling of classified documents has prompted the attorney general to designate a special counsel. (AP)
  • McCarthy: Biden Must Have Already Known About Classified Docs
  • “I think if you call a lawyer to remove something for your office, he must have known ahead of time,” House Speaker McCarthy said Thursday. “So, I think he has a lot of answers to the American public. The good thing about that is the American public has a Congress that can get the answers.” [Full Story]
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  • NOTE 1: The 3rd chart above of manufactured housing connected equities includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry finance lender.
  • NOTE 2: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
  • NOTE 3: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.
  • Note 4: some recent or related reports to the REITs, stocks, and other equities named above follow in the reports linked below.

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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in manufactured housing related issues. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. 

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship along with numerous awards in history. There have been several awards and honors and also recognition in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.










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