The “Kill Floor”

 TheKillFloorImagine2050DailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsA friend from decades ago described working on the kill floor of a meat packing plant. It takes intestinal fortitude, because it’s ugly. Perhaps that’s why the legislative process is likened to making sausage. If you like sausage, then you better not look too closely at how it’s made,” said trade publisher L. A. “Tony” Kovach.

The right-leaning New York Post covered a story this week which depicted the White House as the biggest reality TV show.

It’s not just ugly in the halls of Congress, it’s pretty nasty – per reports of salty language, and threats to match – at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave too.

Some of what is going on in the White House/AG Jeff Sessions ‘spat’ may be a head fake, per sources. But there seems to be very real drama between several of the inner circle in the White House.  The most recent flare up reported has been between chief of staff Reince Priebus, and the new commmunications director, Anthony Scaramucci, the latter of whom is striiving to shut down leaks.

Market Watch

It will be interesting to watch the markets’ reaction to these developments, because experts have observed that a significant part of the rise of the markets has been attributable to promises like fixing ObamaCare, and getting tax reform done.

While regulatory reforms have been accomplished – mostly through presidential executive action – that have boosted business, Democratic #resistance, along with fairly small numbers of GOP members in both chambers, are proving to be a challenge.

But if President Donald J. Trump’s Twitter feed is any indication, he isn’t giving up on any of it.

3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!”


The Washington Times reports that “Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska also rejected the plan, though both had balked at GOP efforts earlier in the week,” which made Arizona Senator John McCain’s vote the decider to kill the “skinny repeal” of ObamaCare.

The irony of McCain being the do-or-die vote are many, including the fact that his campaign lost in 2008 to then Senator Barack Obama, who went on to push bill now known as ObamaCare.

Vice President Mike Pence arrived on Capitol Hill around 11 PM Eastern last night, standing by as a potential tie breaker vote.  That was a vote by the vice president that circumstances never allowed him to make, because of McCain’s no vote.

A previous report on health care is linked here.

Flashback, Flash-forward, DC Swamp Watch and Programming Notes

As we’ve been reporting since the election outcome, the markets have soared based upon the president’s agenda.  The positive impact on manufactured housing connected stocks – and businesses – has been pronounced.

In a very real sense, MHARR is counting on this administration to unleash the strangle holds at HUD, and to avoid the one that could be caused by DOE regulations.  If MHI’s Preserving Access bill ever hits the president’s desk, they are counting on the White House too.

The parts of the president’s agenda that he has been able to implement are working. Will key people in Congress prevent the rest of his agenda from being put to work?  The President Trump is a fighter, as the 2016 campaign – and the tweets above – remind Americans.

To rephrase, the drama playing out in DC is impacting our industry, along with the rest of the nation.

Democratic President John F. Kennedy and Republican President Ronald Reagan both took similar pro-growth steps during their terms as President Trump has begun.

Pro-growth economic principles such as lower taxes worked for Kennedy and Reagan.  They will work for President Trump, so long as they are allowed to work.  Just doing regulatory reforms is boosting jobs in mining and energy, which in turn is brining fuel prices to the lowest levels they’ve been in a summer in some 12 years.

Don’t count the president’s agenda out.  On November 3, 2016, MHProNews did a deep dive into the polls from left-wing media like the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and others. Using their polls, we projected the potential for a Trump win, when that same New York Times gave Trump less than a 10% chance of victory.

The Daily Business News will continue to track developments and provide summaries and insights that help industry professionals cut through the left-right media noise.   ## (News, Analysis.)

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