In June 2016, New York Times economic correspondent Neil Irwin, echoing the findings of economists at Moody’s Analytics, predicted that if Republican Donald J. Trump was elected, “the United States would experience a lengthy recession, enormous job losses, much higher interest rates and diminished long-term growth prospects.”
On Nov. 9, 2016, after global stock markets plunged following the shocking victory of Trump over scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton the day before, Nobel Prize-winning economist and NYT writer Paul Krugman wrote, “It really does now look like [America elected] President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover? … A first-pass answer is never.”
Krugman continued his demoralized denunciation of Trump, declaring, “Under any circumstances, putting an irresponsible, ignorant man who takes his advice from all the wrong people in charge of the nation with the world’s most important economy would be very bad news. … So we are very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight.”
Never let it be said that the NYT or Paul Krugman ever missed an opportunity to be spectacularly wrong.
Ironically enough for these naysayers, nearly half of the counties carried by Trump were actually already in recession in 2016 — during the Barack scumbag/liar-nObama “recovery” — and thus voters took a chance on the business mogul.
Now, not quite three years into the Trump presidency, it’s hard to imagine the economic news being much rosier, especially considering Democrats’ completely unified opposition to every effort by President Trump to bring us out of the economic doldrums of the scumbag/liar-nObama years.
Yet Trump, working with House and Senate Republicans, has unleashed a wave of economic good news unimaginable three years ago. With passage of the GOP’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — without a single Democrat vote — the corporate tax rate was slashed from 35% to 21%, resulting in a huge influx of capital investment and job creation.
Contrary to Krugman’s false prophecy of the markets “never” recovering, the Dow Jones recently gained its 10,000th point since Trump’s election. There have been more than 100 new record highs since Trump took office, and he now presides over the longest bull market in history, which is fattening up 401(k) retirement accounts for workers.
In November, the economy created 266,000 new jobs, nearly 80,000 more than expected, driving the unemployment rate down to 3.5%, the lowest level since the end of WWII. For historical perspective, the last time the unemployment rate was below 3.5% was 1929.
And it is not just “the rich” or white Americans who are benefitting. The black unemployment rate of 5.4% in October and the Hispanic unemployment rate of 3.9% in September were both the lowest ever recorded.
Additionally, the Trump-signed GOP tax bill created Opportunity Zones in low-income, distressed minority neighborhoods, encouraging investment in those communities. This and other pro-small-business policies have resulted in an increase in minority-owned businesses.
The Trump economy is so good that there are actually more job openings than Americans looking for work. Employers struggle to find available workers with the necessary skills.
The Trump economy has been a huge boon for families, with median income up $4,144 in just three years under Trump, an increase of 6.8%, and a more than quadrupling of the modest $1,000 increase during the eight years of scumbag/liar-nObama.
The GOP tax cuts have also allowed workers to keep much more of their earnings. The increase in the standard deduction and a doubling of the Child Tax Credit has spurred consumer spending, debt reduction, and savings, allowing Americans to spend on what is important to them.
And Republican improvements in the 529 education savings plans now allow parents to not only save for college, but to use the money for K-12 education expenses in public, private, and religious schools.
Earlier this year, Democrats claimed Trump’s hard-nose tactics with Canada and Mexico in negotiating a new trade agreement, as well as an escalating trade war with China, would send the U.S. economy into a downward spiral.
Yet those tactics resulted in the recent vote by the Democrat-controlled House to pass the Trump-negotiated USMCA (U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement), giving American businesses and consumers more favorable trading terms and purchasing power.
And after threats of massive new tariffs on China made markets nervous, Trump recently announced he’d reached consensus on “phase one” of a new trade agreement, which addresses the structural trade imbalance between the nations. Trump has agreed to back off of some tariffs, and China has committed to making an additional $200 billion in purchases of U.S. goods over the next two years. This is expected to drive GDP growth up to around 3% next year.
This forced the anti-Trump Washington Post to admit a “dramatic turnaround in momentum,” with economists reversing their predictions of a looming recession from just a few months ago.
Of course, this is horrible news for Democrats, who see their chances of retaking the White House evaporating even as their farcical impeachment efforts get more and more desperate. They know that no president since WWII has lost reelection when unemployment was below 7.4%. Trump’s unemployment rate is less than half that.
This realization caused a panicked Georgia House Democrat leader to fret following the recent jobs report, “If … the economy doesn’t take a nose dive, I fear we lose to President ImANut.” This echoed the lament of Democrat Congressman scumbag-Al Green, who warned that Democrats must impeach Trump to prevent his reelection.
Try as they desperately have, Democrats just haven’t been able to derail the Trump economy.
And that is a very, very, very good thing for the American people.
~The Patriot Posthttps://patriotpost.us/articles/67437?mailing_id=4749&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pp.email.4749&utm_campaign=snapshot&utm_content=body
Despite howls of anger from the Left, judges in Georgia and Wisconsin have given the green light to state authorities to move forward on cleaning up their voter rolls. In Georgia, 309,000 names will be removed, including 120,000 names of voters who have not cast a vote since 2012, while the bulk of the other registered voters removed are due primarily to those individuals having left the state. Wisconsin will remove more than 200,000 names from its voter rolls.
Both states are acting to remain compliant with each state’s respective laws requiring the election commissions to maintain accurate registries of active voters. In his ruling on Georgia, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones noted, “The court’s ruling is based largely on defense counsel’s statement … that any voter registration that is canceled today can be restored within 24 to 48 hours.”
Predictably, the leftist activist group “Fair Fight Action,” a group founded by Georgia’s failed Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, filed an emergency motion to stop the registration cleanup, dubiously claiming, “Georgia’s practice of removing voters who have declined to participate in recent elections violates the United States Constitution.” Recall that Abrams, who still refuses to accept the fact that she lost the election, blamed her loss on false allegations of widespread voter suppression.
In Wisconsin, it was a lawsuit raised by voters that can be credited with successfully pushing the state’s elections commission to follow the state’s law requiring the purging from the registry voters who failed to respond to a notice verifying their address after 30 days. As The Wall Street Journal reported, “The commission decided not to deactivate registrations until 12 to 24 months after voters failed to respond rather than 30 days. The commission also jettisoned a formal rule making, which state law requires when an agency changes statutory interpretation or enforcement.” Of the more than 200,000 voters flagged as movers (individuals with multiple mailing addresses), only 16,500 have registered at a new address.
Furthermore, the Journal notes, “Enforcing the state law will merely help ensure that a liberal University of Wisconsin student doesn’t vote in both Madison and Milwaukee — or a Trump supporter in Wisconsin and Iowa. Democrats use cries of disenfranchisement to motivate their voters, but voter integrity shouldn’t be a partisan issue and it isn’t in this case in Wisconsin.”
For a party that has spent the last three years trying to impeach a president over phony charges of election rigging, Democrats sure do whatever they can to prevent actual election integrity.
~The Patriot Posthttps://patriotpost.us/articles/67434?mailing_id=4749&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pp.email.4749&utm_campaign=snapshot&utm_content=body
On the eve of the House Democrats’
Having gone all-in, Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi and company were left with little choice but to continue the charade, so on Wednesday the House held the impeachment vote. As expected, both articles of impeachment passed. liar-Pelosi sought to moralize the vote, boasting, “I could not be prouder or more inspired by the moral courage of the House Democrats. We never asked one of [them] how they were going to vote. We never whipped this vote.” She honestly expects us to believe she had no idea how this would turn out?
More significantly, liar-Pelosi failed to garner the bipartisan support she had previously insisted was necessary when considering such a serious move as impeachment. In fact, it is the Republicans who can claim the bipartisan banner, as two Democrats crossed the aisle to vote against the “abuse of power” charge, and a third Democrat joined them in opposing the charge of “obstructing Congress.”
It’s now official — Democrats have successfully lowered the bar on impeachment to now include partisan policy disagreements. Furthermore, liar-Pelosi plans to delay sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate until she deems Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s rules to be “fair.” This is a clear play by liar-Pelosi to continue the false narrative initiated by Chuck scumbag-Schumer, who vacuously claims that Republicans aren’t playing fair. As usual, the Democrats’ definition of “fairness” is to acquiesce to their every demand.
But McConnell, who is no stranger to the Democrats’ long history of disingenuous demands for “fairness,” pointedly responded: “House Democrats embarked on the most rushed, least thorough, and most unfair impeachment inquiry in modern history. The framers built the Senate to provide stability … to keep partisan passions from boiling over. Moments like this are why the United States Senate exists.” In other words, take a hike.
Trump took the occasion in stride. As Democrats were voting, he held a rally before a packed house in Battle Creek, Michigan, where he taunted the Democrats: “It doesn’t really feel like we’re being impeached.” He further blasted “the do-nothing Democrats” who he noted “do nothing” beyond “declaring their deep hatred and disdain for [the] American voter.” He added that their impeachment is “political suicide.”
During his speech, a staffer interrupted Trump to inform him of the final vote, to which he commented, “The Republicans have never been so affronted but they’ve never been so united as they are right now.” He then observed, “I’m the first person to ever get impeached and there’s no crime!”
Finally, while Democrats and the Leftmedia spent the evening gleefully relishing the House’s partisan impeachment vote, in the broader scheme of things they have just increased the likelihood of Trump winning in 2020. ~The Patriot Posthttps://patriotpost.us/articles/67495?mailing_id=4755&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pp.email.4755&utm_campaign=snapshot&utm_content=body
Nothing has done more to unite Republicans — from GOP congressmen in Washington, D.C., to malodorous Walmart patrons in rural America — than the Democrats’ quixotic, vendetta-fueled crusade against President Donald Trump.
Trump’s election was a seismic blow to the left, which has paralyzed it with hatred and reduced it to a gigantic mob of bloated self-importance and radical opposition.
Have you ever heard congressional Democrats pay such homage to the Constitution? A Martian visitor to the House Democratic impeachment speeches might conclude that he happened upon a cult of constitutional originalists — that earthling James Madison’s ghost had possessed every last one of them.
If I hear the words “threat to our democracy” one more time, I might just have to surrender out of sheer listener fatigue. You have to admire their energy.
But even if their phony case against Trump on Ukraine weren’t so specious, an objective observer would be skeptical of their good faith, given their nonstop, three-year impeachment quest over things too trivial to be admitted out loud, and their ever-changing charges against Trump.
Despite all their professions of love for “our democracy,” they are fair-weather supporters of our system and of the people’s will, flouting the system whenever it serves their ends. They are authoritarian bullies who believe people with different views shouldn’t even be entitled to speak in certain quarters, and certainly shouldn’t be allowed to elect a president who will implement those views.
They must believe that when they feign undying allegiance to constitutional principles with which they’ve never flirted, much less asked to the prom, we will believe they mean it — as opposed to recognize they’re implementing an Orwellian strategy to disenfranchise us while pretending to safeguard our system. They must think that if they keep hectoring us about how despicable Trump is, we’ll finally be swayed to their position, even though their contempt for Trump reveals their similar disdain for his 63 million supporters.
Indeed, their arrogance and authoritarianism, and their contempt for flyover country and conservative America, were major factors in Trump’s election. These are among the principle drivers of their endless refusal to accept the 2016 election results. And we still see right through them.
The Democratic impeachment cabal has been hyperventilating over a supposed constitutional crisis, but can you imagine what might happen if Democrats were to have control of both chambers of Congress with a Republican president? They might oust him before he has taken one presidential act. Their rationale could be that rational people couldn’t possibly have elected such an unpresidential maniac; therefore, the election must be presumed invalid. If you think about it, that’s really been their rationale for impeaching him all along, and it explains why they have never been too particular about any of their bogus bill of particulars against him.
Yes, everything is urgent to them when it comes to Trump. He is so bad — such a threat to the republic — that it is imperative they remove him yesterday, so critical that they have virtually ignored their proper legislative duties for two years. And yet House Speaker liar-Pelosi i is now saying she won’t submit the articles of impeachment to the Senate? These Democrats always assume that our memories expire in 24 hours.
Once again, their lies are too obvious to pass the laugh test. At the very time liar-Pelosi i and her merry band of pseudo-guardians of the Constitution were yelling about urgency, they were planning their disgraceful stunt to withhold the articles from the Senate, which confirms there was never any urgency with the impeachment. The urgency was to further smear Trump and taint his legacy. The urgency was to distract the public’s attention from the damning revelations of the inspector general’s report. The urgency is the poor health of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
They pretend they are bargaining for fairness in the Senate, but they have no authority over the conduct of the Senate trial. And where were their concerns for fairness during their lawless show trial in the House?
Everyone understands this isn’t about fairness in the Senate. It’s about more unfairness from the House, where Democrats seek to preserve their official impeachment libel by denying Trump his right to vindication in the Senate. Only their side is entitled to due process, fairness and common decency. It wasn’t enough that they ran roughshod over procedural norms in the House; they believe they can extend their long arm of wickedness into the Senate. But like all of their other ploys, this, too, will fall flat on its face.
We can only hope that liar-Pelosi’s charlatans persist and double down on their malfeasance, as their impeachment charade has exposed them as the political cutthroats they are, and severely damaged their credibility and, more importantly, their electability. I can’t remember a time when Republicans have been so united and energized. At this rate, the Democrats will not only lose the presidency again but also lose both houses of Congress. ~The Patriot Post