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Darkness and Light; Faith, Freedom, and Manufactured Housing

December 20th, 2017 No comments

It’s Advent for Christians, and Hanukkah for Jews. At the “darkest” time of the year, when the days are the shortest, believers in America and around the world are celebrating – light.

 

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Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire,” says Wikipedia. It’s a reminder that political, economic, and religious oppression have long been part of the human experience.

Hanukkah is also a reminder that such oppression can be overthrown.

The weeks of Advent are a reminder that the celebrated Nativity of Jesus Christ is approaching.

Dec. 12, 2017 and continues through Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods,” says Chabad.

Not being a member of his Willow Creek church, nevertheless the author of the book that the Netflix movie, The Case for Christ was based upon tells an interesting story. It made me think of the one-time skeptic, author C.S. Lewis, who said that Jesus is not just some good Jewish rabbi; rather, Jesus is either Lord, liar, or lunatic.

The Rev. Donald Tyr Jr. and we have a similar yet differing understanding on maters of faith. But we have enough in common to have created the joint statement, linked below. People of good will can work through differences.

Patience, mutual respect, and sufficient time/energy can accomplish amazing things.

Some will celebrate this holiday season in great wealth. Others will be in great poverty. Yet ours is a world filled with the raw materials needed for the masses to prosper too. If we lack something, it is the need to return to realities. To basics truths, so that we are not deceived, nor deluded, into doing or ignoring something ignoble.

Darkness&LightMastheadBlogDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsAll honest work has dignity, said Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

King was right. But if he was living today, would King be thrown under the bus for sexual harassment? King was an amazingly dedicated, accomplished, and yet imperfect man. Do we now throw out the wheat with the chaff?  Does the contemporary baby get tossed with the dirty bathwater?

Flashback

My parents were Kennedy Democrats and Reagan Republicans. Each of those presidents cut taxes, and spurred economic growth. Each president is celebrated by many, yet each of those leaders had their own scandals.

We are all mortals, living in a mixture of darkness and light.

We all have several things about ourselves that we wouldn’t want on the front page of the New York Times, or as the top story on Fox News. Duh. Myself, and all others, are imperfect. But we have to a degree collectively allowed standards by which leaders are measured to be subject to agenda-media spin, or manipulation by powerful forces.

 Controversial Jesus

 Jesus, for those who’ve never dug deeply into the matter, was a controversial figure. His birth, life and death are better attested to than Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Plato, Aristotle, or any other figure from the ancient world.

 

For those two plus billion who believe Jesus came as the saving “light of the world,” His land and His fellow Jewish people were then subjects of Imperial Rome. Jesus raised no sword. But Jesus overturned the tables of the money changers. He did so with a whip made of chords, as the Bible tells us.  He called out Jewish and Gentile leaders for their hypocrisy.  They put him to a horrible death, hoping to end their fears and concerns over this itinerant Jewish preacher. 

Jesus’ opponents failed.

But In fairness, how would you or I have responded back then to the wild-looking, controversial personality of Jesus?

In time, those early followers of Jesus watched as the Roman Empire collapsed. His followers remade Europe in a more Christian image. But the ancient and medieval followers – not unlike King, Kennedy, or Reagan – were all imperfect. Broadly united for centuries, Christians began to split – and divided over and over again – beginning 500 years ago at the time of Martin Luther.

Flash Forward

It is ignorant to judge the past by the present.

It makes no sense to curse ones ancestors.

We are all struggling with darkness and light. The meaning of the name Israel is revealing, “one who wrestles with God” = Israel. Don’t we all wrestle with God?

Only the truth sets us free. That means that lies, and half-truths, are enslaving.

The sincere, honest professional – or journalist – spotlights the truth as he or she understands it at the time.

As understanding grows for a person – experience and wisdom hopefully matures – and one improves at their trade.

America was never perfect, but the founders had a good vision.  This Christmas, we celebrate at a time of growing prosperity.  We look to the south, and see Venezuelans sadly struggling for basics like food, after only a decade under socialism. Socialism and communism have always been deceptive half-truths, that lured millions into a kind of economic and political slavery.  Those who peddle it are ignorant, or have an agenda.

Neither Christians or Jews were anti-private property.

Christians, Jews, Muslims, and several other groups all agree that theft is a crime.

But theft – the taking of property or life by force, threat, deception, or any other injustice – can sadly be done by individuals, groups, or governments.

America will be free only to the degree that we realize the capital “T” Truth, and are willing to sacrifice and struggle for it. Since the Garden of Eden, freedom has never been free.

This Christmas – my hope, prayer, and gift to you, such as it is – would be that more people seek the truth, and attempt as best they can to live it. Who is this Jesus whose birth we celebrate almost 2000 years later? 

Who Rules?

For centuries, God’s ancient people had no king, God periodically selected leaders. In the Book of Samuel, from BibleHub, we read:

When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders… (1 Sam 8)…3 But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice. 4 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. 5 They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”

But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. 8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. 9 Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.”

There was a litany of abuses and crimes that the prophet told the people would follow, if they chose a human king. Warned, the people still insisted. God respects our free will, so He gave them what they wanted.

On Christmas, we celebrate a new kind of king.  An infant King born in a stable, not a palace. One that the rulers tried to kill as a child.

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Christmas Star over Bethlehem – birth of Christ, credit Biblical World blog spot.

God does what humans believe to be unlikely. Principles, not posturing.

God gave us freedom. We can put freedom to work, or we can abuse our freedom. We can protect, or neglect our freedom.

There are many forms of slavery; drugs, alcohol, certain forms of “entertainment,” or anything taken to excess that is not light. Sin is real, and it is the darkness of sin that harms and divides people. We all need salvation. Light and truth are for a time, resisted. We all wrestle with God. Thankfully, the Creator is merciful. Maybe we all should be more patient and merciful too?

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Manufactured Housing is a noble, but widely misunderstood profession. There are reasons why the industry’s acceptance has declined instead of advanced. A wise professional told me decades ago, that this is the time of year that professionals ought to ponder, study, and reflect.

Part of our solution – as a professional, business, industry, or as a nation – must be to rely upon and apply eternal truths.

Truth is as controversial today as it was 2000 years ago.

Study. Analyze. Ask questions. Seek the truth with an open mind.  Don’t prejudge, as you don’t want your profession or our homes to be misjudged either. “Do unto others, as you would have others do unto you,” said the infant king, after he grew to maturity. That humble king built homes, so perhaps we should look to him more for examples of what we too must do.

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Tony took the photo at the right.

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. May the coming New Year be merrier and brighter.

Christmas UPDATE:

Ladies – Love, Lunacy, Leadership, and those “Laddies”

(Inspirational, commentary, Merry Christmas.)

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Where I Come From

August 8th, 2017 No comments
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Where I come from –  kids are taught 10 Commandments, and respect.

Where I come from – faith, flag, and freedom aren’t words twisted to elect.

 

Where I come from – a gentleman opens a lady’s door.

Where I come from – dishonesty is something to abhor.

 

Where I come from – people try their best, seeking better day-by-day.

Where I come from – mediocre doesn’t cut it, nor do good folks do their worst, hoping with it to get away.

 

Where I come from – liars, cheats, and thieves are avoided, reformed, or jailed.

Where I come from – money is honestly earned, and is not greenmailed.

 

Where I come from – mistakes occasion learning, humility, and more.

Where I come from – money comes in handy, but the Lord alone we adore.

 

Where I come from – a man’s word is his bond.

Where I come from – serenity is a prayer, not some phony golden pond.

 

Where I come from – when you mistakenly step on someone’s toes, you say “pardon me.”

Where I come from – “golly, gee” is not a mere line from ‘Gomer Pile, USMC.’

 

Where I come from – robots are science fiction for movies, TV, or books.

Where I come from – people matter more than automation of someone’s jobs which gadgets took.

 

Where I come from – you teach a woman or man to fish, so you feed them for a lifetime.

Where I come from – you don’t hook souls on drugs or drink, and drain the social lifeline.

 

Where I come from – songs inspire hearts, minds, and souls.

Where I come from – songs aren’t meant to cause crime, jail time, and paroles.

 

Where I come from – people know freedom isn’t free.

Where I come from – folks celebrate liberty, and opportunity.

 

Where I come from – telling it like it is gains respect, but doing what’s right is even better.

Where I come from – manipulating people, markets or votes are an offense against God’s Letter.

 

Where I come from – the bad guys get arrested, and imprisoned for their crimes.

Where I come from – good guys protect what’s right, and curse to hell ‘politically correct’ ideas, plans, and rhymes.

 

Where I come from – swindles are exposed, while truth and goodness sets us free, my friend. 

Where I come from – we sing God Bless America, may the truth and the good for all prosper once again.  ##

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The Revised Serenity Prayer

Oh God, please grant me the serenity to accept the things that can’t be changed,

The courage to change the things I can, 

And the wisdom that know the difference,

Without making wisdom an excuse to sit idly by 

while others nobly try. 

Amen. ###

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Team Kovach, (l-r) Soheyla (prounounced “So Hey La”), Tamas (pronounced “Tah Mash”) and Tony Kovach (prounounced “Co-Vatch” like a “Watch with a V”). The Kovach family, along with Matthew Silver, RC Williams – plus many volunters and sponsors – who join together daily to bring you the MH “Industry News, Tips and Views Pros Can Use.” © Photo above, from 83 Degress Media.

By L. A. “Tony” Kovach. 

 

Lies, Double-Talk and Cover Ups

June 4th, 2014 No comments

We all have the right to our own opinions, but we don't have the right to make up our own facts.

People sometimes say or do things that can be embarrassing or difficult to walk-back. Rather than 'fess up and try to make things right, at times a smoke screen is rolled out instead.

There have been rumblings, rants and wisps of smoke. "They kinda go out on their own and do things." Some say this is about this group vs. that one.

Please don't jump to conclusions.

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Please read thoughtfully, because for perhaps 4 baker's dozens (+/-) of MHPros, this is a "dog whistle" report. Most will gain an entirely different take.

What causes errors or blunders?

"It's isolation," says Woodward, referring to the Obama Administration's presumed impulse for the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl/Gitmo detainees 'prisoner exchange' fiasco.

One lesson is that no leader can afford to be isolated, as Bob Woodward – who has done two books on Barack Obama – says the president did in thesgt-bowe-bergdahl-credit-nypost-posted-masthead-blog-mhpronews-com- headline case with the Special Forces sergeant.

Nor should a leader suffer from "arrogance or ignorance," as some – like Fox's Bill O'Reilly – accuse our nation's president on this topic.

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The parents of soldiers who died searching for Bowe Bergdahl, soldiers he served with and people in both major parties are shocked as more details come out about this dubious exchange of Bergdahl for men the president himself admits could end up returning to acts of terror against the U.S. and it's allies.

So why did the president do this?

The NYPost report and the photo shown are on this web page linked here.

http://nypost.com/2014/06/02/six-soldiers-died-searching-for-deserter-pow-fueling-backlash/

As important as this is, why mention it on a manufactured housing industry trade journal site?

As various voices expressed to your Masthead scribe, there are concerns about bubbling issues, including not yet reported stories.

Sometimes analogies and parallels are the easiest way to get people to take a fresh look at something they are very – or too? – close to themselves.

Concerns are brewing – and may boil – amidst the clearly positive things happening in and for our industry.

Bowe Bergdahl; people in his hometown say he is this nice Buddhist-leaning son of Calvinist parents who was motivated to help the Afgan people. Yet 100% of the soldiers who served with him who have said he walked off – deserted – perhaps is a collaborator with the Taliban. Do you see the near polar opposite of those views?

Now the point is that a number of savvy, successful and motivated MH Pros have similarly divergent views on some important topics to our Manufactured Home Industry! Here is one example.

The RVIA/HUD Code and related issues

It is not my intent to state a position, because frankly I know people on every side of the topics (named and un-named), such as the RVIA issue.

For example, here are the public statements, in sequence of public release, made so far within the ranks of MH:

The number of off-the-record statements we've received dwarfs those shown. They run the gamut. These include industry friends, colleagues and clients. Many have strongly held views on this, or on the placement (or not) of RVs/ANSI Park Models in MHCs.

Which is a long way to say that intelligent people of good will can be on either side of issues, be it the RV/ANSI Park models, definitions of what is a Manufactured Home, how this topic is best handled to MH's advantage and much more that we won't go into today.

Voices at the Table

That the RVIA has a stake in the topic cited above is clear. We should listen, see what might be gained, but act according to our Industry's short-medium-long term best interests. You can bet that is how the RVIA will approach this!

What seems less clear to some is that the principle – that a solid cross-section of own industry's voices – must be given an ear, and ought to be broadly applied.

24: Live Another Day?

Have you seen 24 this season? Real life controversies can be every bit as complex as an intricate mystery or drama.

In episode 6 of 24, partially informed parties get incomplete intel that is misunderstood. The risks shot up (pardon the pun) – life and death – in the fictional drama; partially as a result of guessing vs. knowing.

For our industry, it isn't fictional life and death. Much less is so about real U.S. soldiers in Afgan lands, who risk – or lost – their lives and limbs.

For us, here safe at home under freedom's cover, this ought to be far simpler.

For industry pros, this ought to be about selling HUD Code homes and serving the public well.

But people's lives and careers are impacted by decisions being made, or in some cases, decisions being avoided.

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Making an – – – Out of…

We all recall from junior high what happens when people "assume."

Leaders don't just talk or do, they also ask questions, gather facts and then truly listen.

Then, after gathering info, they act.

Who says?

In the Jim Clayton part II interview, the industry legend says he makes quick decisions, but preferred to wait until he had the facts! He humbly admitted that at times, fast decisions led to errors, which he then sought to learn from.

That's wisdom, candor, humility and billion-dollar thinking.

Which is why all good leaders need to consider a broad, not a narrow view.

It is also why cooler heads must prevail until clarity on issues of importance are reached.

We share interviews with industry success stories and legends – like Jim Clayton and others – not just because they are good reads or interesting viewing!

But also to share success principles from those who know. Are we reading, viewing, listening?

Not 'Stirring the Pot' or Self-Serving…

We have word that a self-proclaimed 'agitator' plans to reveal information that has up until recently been kept quiet.

Why is that plan afoot? What is the motivation for revealing something heretofore kept quiet…is it for said individual's perceived personal or the industry's benefit?

Hopes, Faith and Concerns for the Industry

Dick Ernst graciously said to an audience in Tunica that your commentator sometimes takes controversial positions, but always with the desire to see this industry advance together. 2 minutes before he said that, I had no idea what he would say; so clearly, that was appreciated.

It doesn't mean that the Masthead author is always right (write? ;-), but Dick is correct about the goals and motivations. We routinely work for and support efforts that are hopefully the best outcome for all involved.

But sometimes the best that someone like me can do is raise a topic, take no sides at all, and say..."please, leaders!  Deal with this issue,"  while facilitating a genuine dialogue, as much as one is able.

Fortunate!

We are fortunate to have lots of talented people in our industry's ranks and leadership roles.

With all the right people at the proverbial table, there is no doubt in my mind we will see greater days ahead.

If you haven't already seen all the video interviews this month with industry leaders, kindly benefit yourself and your team by watching them, the list of those and other new red-hot features are linked here, scroll down to the listing.

Lies, double-talk, dodges and cover ups. The truth outs, almost every time.

No less a leader than legendary Jim Clayton says, gather the facts, get the data, then decide.

When the back-room efforts fail to perform, why not just get the issues on the table, let the various voices impacted be considered and come to the best possible outcome for all involved?

Bottom line. Let's resolve issues, so we can move ahead on all the great opportunities that await us.

One more thing…

Oh, Yes. Let's not forget to say, "Hi Phyllis…" ##

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Calling Died-Hard Democrats – Obama’s “Perfect Storm” Warning!

December 4th, 2013 No comments

There are things like the law of gravity that we can't suspend by mere wish or whim. If I step off the side of the cliff or building without safety gear, a chute or glider wings, no amount of wishing would keep me from falling. There are laws of economics that work as silently yet powerfully as gravity. Violate them, and the fall will come.

perfect=storm-wikicommons-posted-masthead-blog-mhpronews-com.pngWhich is why loyal, die-hard Democrats – as well as Republicans, Independents and minor party backers – ought to rally now to mitigate the damage from what could otherwise become the legacy of President Obama's agenda, a “perfect storm.”

Just as you can spot a storm system moving inland using satellite and radar, so too, you can spot the challenges coming to the president's agenda items.

*** As soon as professionals realize that we can have differing viewpoints on subjects asperfect_storm-atlantic-ocean-wikicommons-posted-masthead-blog-mhpronews-com-.png sensitive as politics – and that we can do it respectfully and without rancor – we have taken a major step towards healing any ill that confronts us. ***

Because indeed we are on the leading edge of what could develop into a new, full-blown perfect storm.

The good news is, we can navigate the storm, take steps to dissipate the impact of the economic head-winds and storm surge, or we can wait for the it to wreck havoc!

Either way, what we do is consequential.

Calling Die-Hard Democrats

Richard M. "Dick" Nixon was a Republican President. Nixon violated the hidden laws of a free economic society when he imposed wage and price controls during his administration. Those polices failed. Our nation paid the economic price.

When Sam Zell warns against Federal Reserve Policy, it is no mere opinion. The only thing that keeps the negative effects of QE3 from being more clear is that other nations around the world are debauching their currency too. Bernanke has served both Republican and Democratic administrations.

The point is that this ISN'T about party politics, this is about economic laws that when disturbed will bite you as surely as the policies in Detroit have caused a great city to fall into economic bankruptcy.

As an independent, this is not parroting some Republican, fiscally conservative Democratic (or Libertarian, etc.) talking point. This is about seeing reality for what it is.

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We need thinking Democrats – along with thinkers from all political or no political affiliation – to rally around the cause of our country, which in turn will be a major boost to our economy and thus our industry!

Taking off the Rose-Colored Glasses, the Perfect Economic/Political Storm

Some people are so hyper-political, they will ignore reality in favor of party or whatever position they happen to favor. Ours is a country based upon the ideals of freedom, so I respect the rights of others to see this or that topic differently. In fact, we will and do publish differing political or economic viewpoints from our readers.

That said, here is the snapshot of some of the elements of the impending perfect storm:

  • ObamaCare: everyone agrees that the website has been a train wreck, but arguably worse still are the policies that created the website. Over 5 million canceled insurance policies, a 29 hour work week, sky rocketing premiums and higher deductibles are all a recipe for an economic slow down. The National Retail Federation already stated that Thanksgiving/Black Friday shopping was down from last year.

  • Dodd-Frank and the CFPB. Sorry, but those who think that all of Dodd-Frankenstein is a good thing are sincerely mistaken. Our economy operates in large measure upon lending. To whatever degree you choke off lending, to that degree home values will be impacted or drop. The radio host, Charlie Sykes, is talking about Dodd-Frank at this podcast link. Without mentioning manufactured housing – Sykes and his call-in guests do a good job of explaining why the economy is about to hit another wall due to policies created by Dodd-Frank.

  • Massive federal deficits. When interest rates rise, the percentage of our budget that will go to sustaining the debt will naturally rise. Obama was right – as a candidate – to criticize massive deficits and borrowing by the Bush Administration. That means his own words about how un-Patriotic huge deficits are find his fingers pointing at his own even larger deficits and failing economic policies. As one industry pro and CEO told us off the record, “I've been through 4 recessions. Each time, the economy has coming bouncing or roaring back after about 12-18 months. Clearly, this time is different.”

  • FED Policy. The stock market is not a pure bubble, because there is real value to most of the corporations on the exchanges. But markets are being inflated by cheap money, and that same cheap money makes home values in cities around the country seem to be "rising." In fact, cheaper dollars means you have to spend more of those dollars to do the same thing. A depreciated dollar robs retirees, mid-to-low income and those on fixed incomes the most.

When Dodd-Frank regulations fully kick in starting January, 2014, our economy will begin to hit another invisible wall. Combined with the effects of ObamaCare and the rest of the items noted above, all are sound fiscal reasons why Democrats running for re-election in 2014 are nervous.

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This is why thinking Democrats need to sound the alarm, along with thinkers in all other political groups.

We are all in the same boat.

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And the Good News for Manufactured Housing is…

Sam's Zell's tongue in cheek observation about a negative economy could boost manufactured housing is right on target! Here are the links to our two Sam Zell reports.

> Our Way of Life is Very Much Threatened.

> Sam Zell, the Point of the Spear, and “You've Got to Have Confidence.”

You can see for yourself what he said, and what it means.

Our take here at MHProNews is simple. Almost anything that happens economically can benefit our industry, at least for those professionals who know how to position our amazing housing product!

 

But that doesn't mean we should wish for a bad economy. Quite the opposite, because misery is not what made America a great nation. We don't need a weak or crashing economy to do well. We did better when the economy was roaring in the 1990s.

Next Steps for Die Hard Democrats, Republicans and Independents

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Some commentators mistakenly think that pointing out problems is the same as a solution, wrong! We want to be solution oriented professionals here at MHProNews.

So this analysis is a way of saying, please send the link below to your Congressman or Senators. This article lays it out for you, step by step.

http://www.mhpronews.com/home/industry-news/industry-in-focus/6659-dodd-frank-fix-hr-1779-preserving-access-to-manufactured-housing-act-of-2013-achieves-growing-bi-partisan-support-

If you are a Democrat with a Democratic Congressman or Senator, we need you now!

Even if you disagree with the wording, tell your House or Senate members, you may not like how this article was written, you may favor health care reform, etc. But the facts are that Dodd-Frank and the CFPB are about to choke off lending to housing, and the biggest choke point will be to the most affordable housing.

Quality, affordable manufactured homes!

This article above has been a wildly popular read. A number of association and other leaders in our industry are sharing it. Please join them in sharing it with others.

Out industry can weather this next (avoidable) storm. As this article showcases, our industry can continue to growBut it would be much better for tens of millions if we could navigate around it now. There is still time to do so! Take 3 words from Nike: email/Tweet/FB the link above about HR 1779 and the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2013 to your Congressman and Senators; "Just do it." ##

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Tweetable Topics! Keeping it Politically Pithy

November 22nd, 2013 No comments

An MHIndustry friend was telling me how much fun he was having on Twitter. So to provoke thought, let's share a series of politically pithy topics. These are Tweetable in length, super-fine to share via Facebook, other social media or email.

As one private comment said, "LoL, Bill O'Reilly, eat your heart out!" 11 topics in just 311 words, wow. Let's go!

 

#ObamaCare

President lied,the People tried. Millions of policies slide,premiums+wallets collide,health care freedom died.Can it be revived?

 

#DoddFrank

Financial reform like ACA. SoundsGood, but not ok. MillionsCutFrom Financing,Unless,FixesLikeHR1779passes. Will it? Your guess?

 

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#NSA

#Snowden may not a saint be, but he's right in saying, we ought to be free. Our calls,emails, deserve integrity! Germany's Merkel seems to agree

 

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#IRS

The agency that delayed Tea Party tax exempt status,

will be part of ObamaCare…will our health care be based on political status?

 

#ForeignPolicy

NSA hacked Merkel's cell.

Any US friend well?

Or Benghazi! Egypt, Syria, NKorea, Iran.

Are any going according to plan?

 

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#terror

#immigration is4security. Policy+enforcement, a nation stays free. Boston bombers,UStipped in advance. WhoDidn'tListen, Perchance?

 

#Keystone

NDakota booming!

Texas zooming!

Fracking=jobs, energy independence too.

The #Solyndra zoo?

Was it a political smell?

Do tell!

 

#FEDqe3

Stocks roar

home prices seem2soar.

But QE cheapens US dollars.

Foreigners hollers. QE worries scholars.

Retired?Raise collars…

 

#LimitGovt

Freedom thrives when govt limits alive!

Listen2Founders+Lincoln! Bush, Obama, all presidents need limits,

accept it, admit us!

 

#GoodJobs

ObamaCare. Taxes. Dodd-Frank regulation.

Bad policies costing a Nation.

Limit Feds, let policy be stable=JobsProsperity enable!

 

#masthead

My fellow pros, MH is a great industry!

Limit govt! Tell & sell honest are another key!

Growth sets us free, yessiree…

Yippee!

 

Like them? #masthead

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