Friends, got a few fun things for you on this cold Saturday in Washington, DC:
Tom Suozzi This Wed at 8pm EST - Fresh off a poll showing him up 45%-42% with registered voters in NY-3, Tom Suozzi joins us this Wed at 8pm - register here and you can donate and volunteer below. Thanks to all of you who are already working for and supporting Tom, and am optimistic we can get the whole Hopium community involved in winning this thing in the days ahead. Let’s do this people!
S&P 500, Nasdaq Close in Record Territory - Good Economic News Just Keeps On Coming - From CNBC:
The S&P 500 closed at an all-time high on Friday as investors returned to buying equities in force following a short-lived market stumble to start the new year.
The broad market index rose 1.23% to settle at 4,839.81, surpassing both the prior record intraday and closing highs from January 2022. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which set its own record at the end of last year, added 395.19 points, or 1.05%, to end at 37,863.80. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.70% to 15,310.97. The smaller, more tech-focused Nasdaq-100 gained 1.95% to also hit a record high.
With Democrats, Things Get Better - Above you can find a recording of my latest presentation of “With Democrats, Things Get Better,” recorded on Friday, January 19th.
With Dems is a 30-minute deep dive on what I think is the most important, least understood story in American politics today - that when Democrats are in the White House, things get better in America. The economy grows, incomes rise, the deficit comes down, and America moves ahead. When Republicans are in power, however, we’ve seen recession, higher deficits, American decline; and now this party which has repeatedly failed to do its part has become a serious threat to our democracy itself.
This presentation, its data and its arguments are foundational to understanding this Hopium project, and I hope you will take the time to watch it in coming days. While I do not release the power point deck itself, many of the graphs can be found in our day to day work here and I’ve included some key graphs and slides below. If you like With Dems please share it widely through your networks and help bring this powerful message about the greatness of the Democratic Party to those who need to hear it.
So watch if you can, chew on it, learn more here, and let’s keep working hard everyone. I am proud of my country, proud of my President and proud of my party, and I look forward to continuing to be loud and proud about it all with all of you - Simon