A Savvy Businessman in the Oval Office
What can a savvy entrepreneur like Donald Trump do for the US economy that a proto-socialist closet revolutionary like Barack Obama couldn’t (or wouldn’t)? For starters, unemployment is at a record low for blacks, hispanics, and women. More:
The 3.1 percent Q4-to-Q4 growth rate in 2018 means the United States just had its strongest calendar year of economic growth since 2005, well before the Great Recession.
Where did that growth come from? Consumer spending, which accounts for about two-thirds of U.S. economic growth, was robust, driven by the strongest jobs market in decades, the best wage growth in a decade, low energy prices and increased take-home pay resulting from the 2017 tax cuts. With consumer spending up and the Trump administration having reined in unfriendly regulations, business investment was also strong, accelerating in the fourth quarter and laying the groundwork for future economic growth.
There does seem to be a distinct difference between the Obama economy and the Trump economy. Here’s more:
A new poll released by CNN shows that more than 70 percent of Americans believe the economy is in “good shape,” the highest number to say so in over 18 years. That’s good news for businesses and workers who are enjoying a time of record economic growth and prosperity.
… CNN and others in the Washington bubble may be baffled by the president’s impressive economic results, but they shouldn’t be. Donald Trump promised that he would deliver for the average American and that’s exactly what he’s done. And trust me, the president and his team are just getting started.
No one can predict the future. But judging by Trump’s actions of reducing taxes and regulations while boosting job creation, the entrepreneur president seems to have done more for working Americans than Mr. Hopey-Changey empty chair did in 8 years between 2008 and 2016.
It is clear that Obama placed hundreds of onerous and nonsensical regulations in the way of new and established businesses for no logical reason other than political game-playing. Trump has removed as many of these destructive regulatory policies as he could, and continues doing so. The difference is in one of perspective, level of expertise, and ultimate goals. Trump wants Americans to succeed. Obama wanted America to be humbled, forcing radical changes to the foundations of society and government.
Parenthetically, it should be obvious to the attentive that many of the policies being proposed by “new socialist democrats” such as eliminating the electoral college, neonatal infanticide, stuffing the Supreme Court with political activists and lackeys, and other policies to undermine the US Constitution, are merely extensions of the underlying Obama agenda — if Obama could have been elected for another two terms. He just did not have enough time.
Obama Was Not At the Same Level as Trump
It should be clear that Trump is a player, whereas Obama was a willing puppet for the higher level players who jerked his strings. The two men were at different levels of power, although both sat in the same office. Trump writes marching orders, Obama followed marching orders written by others.
Which is just as well, since Obama has to be one of the less intelligent, less perceptive, and least knowledgeable of all the men who served as US President. He was lost without a teleprompter, and the thought of the dimwitted Hawaiian making actual policy should cause most any thinking person to cringe.
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