Yes, that’s former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton out there shaking hands and posing with perspiring followers under a scorching sun at the Iowa State Fair. Are her falling poll numbers or the ever broadening FBI investigation causing her concern? Fellow democrats are getting restless suggesting Biden, Kerry, or Gore might get into the race.
Donald Trump on the Move
The roar of a dark blue helicopter emblazoned with bold white letters spelling T-R-U-M-P circled the Iowa State fairgrounds three times. He offered free rides to all children gathered there.
Trump will be in Mobile, Alabama this weekend. He moved the site for his speech to a stadium since between 30,000 and 40,000 people are expected to attend. His poll numbers are rising. He is broadening the GOP base.
Senator Bernie Sanders
Socialist Party candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, a New Hampshire Independent called for a “political revolution to take on the billionaire class.”
Then looking up in the sky he spotted Trump’s helicopter hovering overhead. “I apologize,” he said. “We left the helicopter at home.”
Carly Fiorina once had supported and worked for Sen. John McCain. During that time she was impressed with Hillary and was busy placating Clinton voters, trying to get them for McCain. Today she is a harsh critic of Hillary and aims to defeat her.
She has been telling audiences that “a mix of common sense combined with her business know how would yield solutions to issues ranging from securing the border to simplifying tax rates to defeating the Islamic State terrorist group…a lot of this isn’t complicated…pretty basic.” (Jenna Johnson, Washington Post) Simplistic thinking or more on the job training?
Trump on Jeb Bush and Bush on Trump – the Sparks are Flying
With Common Core and Bush’s lack of energy he is unelectable per Trump.
Trump has been a democrat for a long time and is not a conservative. He doesn’t hold to conservative values per Bush.
The Federal Reserve Bank
That private corporation which operates under the cover name “The Federal Reserve System” at its July meeting voiced concern that it had planned to raise rates back toward a more normal level, starting later this year and continuing for several years.
Fed officials, in the minutes and in recent statements, have sounded increasingly convinced that the central bank is approaching the limit of its ability to improve labor market conditions. The share of Americans with jobs remains much lower than before the recession. And wage growth has been slow despite the fact that the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.3 percent as of July.
The Fed’s standard view, widely shared by outside economists, is that tighter labor market conditions will contribute to faster inflation as workers are able to extract larger wage increases.
Last September, the Fed predicted that prices would rise between 1.6 and 1.9 percent in 2015. But that has not happened yet.
With the stock market losing ground the Fed may change its mind.