I’ve mentioned in the past that the economy is not helped by the fact that the Federal Reserve has hiked interest rates a number of times since Trump’s presidency started (and they only raised them once during Obama’s tenure), and that they plan to raise them again, even though they don’t really know if the economy will do well enough in the future to warrant it (and I argue it hardly ever warrants it).
But regardless of how the Left might want to manipulate the economy, largely pointing towards the stock market as some sort of sign of an impending economic Armageddon, they can’t actually do as much damage to the economy as they would want.
Yeah, the stock market overall went down in the year 2018, but that’s not the biggest indication as to what the economy is looking like. Things like consumer confidence and unemployment rates and claims tend to be the more important factors.
And in that department, at least in the ones regarding jobs, the economy seems to be doing fairly well, all things considered.
Actually, that might well be an understatement.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs numbers for December 2018, and boy do they look good.
According to CNBC: “Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting job growth of just 176,000, though they projected the unemployment rate to fall to 3.6 percent.”
In reality, the BLS reported that we saw a job growth of 312,000, far surpassing expectations. And while the unemployment rate climbed back up to 3.9%, it’s for good reason, which even CNBC admits.
“The jobless rate, which was last higher in June, rose for the right reason as 419,000 new workers entered the workforce and the labor participation rate increased to 63.1 percent.”
In other words, the reason for the increase in unemployment was not because a significant amount of people lost their jobs, but because so many new people entered the workforce in December, that the number rose significantly. It’s a more natural reason for the unemployment to rise.
Job growth wasn’t the only thing to see some gains, with wages jumping 3.2% from a year ago and 0.4% from the previous month. Payrolls growth also totaled “2.6 million in 2018, the highest since 2015 and well above the 2.2 million in 2017,” according to CNBC.
The healthcare industry saw the biggest rise in jobs, with 50,000+ jobs added in December, followed by food and beverage services with 41,000+, construction (38,000+), manufacturing (32,000+) and retail (24,000+).
The unemployment rate, as I said before, rose back up to 3.9%, with adult males currently standing at 3.6%, blacks standing at 6.6%, adult women standing at 3.5%, teenagers standing at 12.5% (which makes sense because of the increase in work force), whites standing at 3.4%, Asians at 3.3% and Hispanics at 4.4%.
Actually, that number for Hispanics ties a record-low in the BLS system, which was previously set in October of 2018. So Hispanic unemployment sits at the lowest it ever has once again.
Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics said: “the far bigger than expected 312,000 jump in non-farm payrolls in December would seem to make a mockery of market fears of an impending recession.” He also says that the BLS report “suggests the US economy still has considerable forward momentum.”
Which really leads me to my overall point for this article. While sharing these fantastic and unexpected news regarding the jobs market is of utmost importance, I want to bring with it the main point that the Left can try as much as they want to create a recession, but if the economy is doing well, their efforts will be for naught.
Like I mentioned earlier, it doesn’t help whenever the Fed raises interest rates. It causes the economy to slow down a little and the stock markets to freak out. Some of the biggest single-day drops we’ve had were because of the Fed announcing interest rate hikes, including the latest one.
Ironically, I could consider this as a good thing for the economy as well. Now, I’m no economist, so I could well be wrong about what I’m about to say. But if the economy is doing well, with more people getting jobs and wages rising, that means more people have more money in their pockets. If the stock market goes down, or goes into a full-on crash, wouldn’t that seem like a fairly good opportunity for people to get into it, when stocks are cheaper than they normally would be, and thus make more money, which in turn would also help the economy grow even more and the stock market to climb back up?
I feel like that’d be the logical thing to occur, though that may not necessarily be what happens. People can be very panicky about the stock market. The media pointing towards the Dow Jones as a sign that Trump’s economic policies don’t work ought to provide proof of that previous statement. They think the Dow Jones is the end-all, be-all of how good the economy is, when that’s not necessarily the case.
During Obama’s years, the stock market tended to go up. But the economy was in free-fall and not getting any better. The stock market was going up, but not for the right reasons.
Lately, the stock markets are fairly volatile, going up a lot and going down a lot, not because of poor economic policies, but due to a number of things, including people being panicky about the stock market.
It’s often a self-fulfilling prophecy whenever the media says that “experts” expect a recession and the markets go down because people are so panicky. Currently, as Paul Ashworth mentioned, people think there is an impending recession, and they point towards the stock market as an indication of that coming recession.
In reality, while the stock market may be flaring, jobs are being created, wages are rising, and the economy is growing.
That’s the exact opposite of what the Left wants to see. For as much as the Left wants to see the economy crash and people suffer, there’s only so much they can do. There’s only so much the Fed can do. There’s only so much George Soros can do. There’s only so much a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives can do.
If we have solid and healthy economic policies in place, such as the ones Trump is implementing, then that will have a far greater impact on the economy than the apocalyptic alarms the Left wants to sound off.
And while I do expect the Left to create some damage in some instances because it’s simply in their nature to ruin things for everyone else, it is not up to them to decide what happens to the economy unless they have both chambers of Congress and the White House.
And the One who decides whether or not they get those things is the Almighty Himself. And even if He does put them back into those places of power, He still reigns supreme over them and knows precisely what is to come and what will occur to everyone in the end.
So the Left can manipulate the stock markets as much as they want with whatever narrative they want to drive and can have the Fed raising interest rates as often as they want, but it is God who decides whether or not they even are allowed to do anything one way or the other.
But for now, let us be thankful to the Lord that our economy is growing, more and more people are working, and they are getting some neat wage raises as well.
“Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever! Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord, or declare all His praise?”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Taking our attention outside of U.S. polls, surveys and studies, let’s take a look at a poll from France, where Macron is facing fire due to proposed carbon tax hikes to “combat” climate change which are resulting in higher gas prices and is seeing a 26% approval rating, a new low in his presidency.
But this poll does not really touch upon people’s view of Macron or even the carbon tax. It has to do with immigration and how it affects multiple aspects of the country.
According to Le Point, a French news source reporting on the poll, “58% of French people consider negative the role of immigration in general, and the trend is found in almost all the themes declined: growth (54%), future of the country (55%), identity of the country (58%), respect for secularism (61%), social cohesion (64%), or security (66%).”
If that paragraph read a bit weird, that is because the original page was in French and I had Google translate it to English, so the phrasing of some things will seem a bit odd.
Basically, what that said is that 58% of French people consider immigration in general to be a negative, with increasing majorities believing immigration is bad for the future and identity of the country, social cohesion and national security among other things.
The Le Point article continues: “More broadly, 64% believe that welcoming additional immigrants is not desirable, as many illegal immigrants regularly arrive in Europe, and that the migration issue is likely to be important in the public debate before the European elections of May 2019.”
According to the poll, 71% consider that economic migration gives way to employers pulling down wages.
Now, this being a French news source, I suspect that the French people largely mean illegal immigrants, not simply those who legally enter the country and reside in it. However, they could also be talking about legal immigrants as well. I won’t leave that possibility off the table.
Why? Because immigration CAN hurt the economy. If immigrants, legal or illegal, enter the country and live off of government welfare, then they are taking from the economy and not giving anything back. If immigrants enter the work force and earn enough not to rely on the government (which could be difficult for multiple reasons), then they are not a liability, but an asset to the economy.
If the majority of French people believe immigrants are hurting the economy, it might be because said immigrants in general might not actually be in the work force and contributing to the economy. Granted, this is a poll that says the French believe this to be the case, not something that proves this to be the case, but the people might believe this for a reason.
Of course, something else that might be hurting the economy is the fact that France has a 45% tax rate on income (as opposed to the tax brackets here in the U.S. that range from 10% to 37% depending on your income) and that Macron is proposing raising taxes on carbon, thus raising gas prices, for the purposes of fighting a hoax of a problem, but immigration could also be something to point out.
Now, allow me to get to what I consider to be the best part of the poll. Still within the topic of immigration, 63% are in favor of abolishing the Schengen Agreement, which is an agreement that established free movement of persons across borders within the European Union. The abolition of such an agreement would restore national borders and would allow European countries within the Union to have a say in who they allow into the country.
In other words, 63% of French people support having national borders and having the national government have authority over migration into the country.
Now, that number should, according to common sense and reason, be far higher. It simply makes no sense for the EU to have control over an individual country’s borders, forcing them to take people they might not want to take in. But that’s just globalism for you. Globalism, at the end of the day, is global communism. It’s unelected officials deciding how the world works.
It’s for this reason that so many people in Great Britain voted to leave the EU (although May and other pro-EU hacks managed to completely sabotage that). It’s partly for this reason that Italians voted into power a populist, not a globalist. And it’s clear to me that the people of France might be heading back towards nationalism.
Let me remind you of two survey items in the poll: future of the country and identity of the country. Both were issues in which a majority (55% and 58% respectively) felt that immigration was harming them. Globalists don’t care about the future or identity of an individual country. These are people who are against borders in general. They don’t care about what people in an individual country think. They don’t care what people think in general! They are unelected. They have no reason to please anyone but themselves. They have no accountability for the chaos they sow.
And they are so far up their own behinds they think they can just bully people around without any push-back. Well, the French people seem to be really pushing back here. Sure, this topic is largely about immigration, but there are underlying topics of conversation within this poll alone.
The French people in this poll might signify the start of some major push-back against globalism. These people clearly care about their own national identity, which is something nationalists care about, not globalists.
They care about their own country’s well-being, whereas globalists only care about an individual country so long as that country plays ball and serves as an asset to the globalists and their agenda.
So this, combined with the fact that Macron’s approval rating stands at a record low of 26% for him, and I can’t help but see at least some push-back against globalism and globalists like Macron.
Of course, I could be wrong and this could really not mean a whole lot at the end of the day, but I can’t help but notice these sorts of things and remain optimistic with good reason.
Now, since this is largely a conversation about immigration in general, I wonder how the Left would react to seeing this sort of thing. Would they call the French racists? I wouldn’t put it past them to do that.
In fact, the very source where I got this information, Le Point, wrote that “this survey illustrates the hostility of a French population that has integrated a large number of immigrants for decades, a phenomenon that has contributed to the transformation of society, all in a weak national economic context.”
Thinking that immigration has negative effects on the economy is apparently considered “hostile” now. Le Point also repeats that word later on when talking about economic migration, saying: “But [the French] are hostile to economic migration,” before sharing the percentage of people who say that it allows for employers to drive wages down.
So the very source that’s reporting on the poll has some negative things to say about the French people who feel this way. As a result, were this to be talked about by any American mainstream source, I could imagine that source also having negative things to say, though would perhaps go further than simply suggest this is a “hostile” attitude.
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
With the elections happening tomorrow, let’s take a look at the latest figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) regarding our economic situation in terms of jobs created, unemployment rates, and rising wages.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 250,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent.”
That number is significantly higher compared to September’s surprisingly low number of 134,000 jobs created during the month, which was lower than anticipated. However, as I explained in the article covering the September report from the BLS, one explanation that the Bureau gives is that Hurricane Florence might have had some significant impact on the jobs numbers.
Now, at the end of the report, the Bureau informs us that they had made revisions for both September’s jobs report and August’s jobs report. In their revisions, September’s jobs report was revised down from that 134,000 to 118,000, which is not great, but indicates more jobs were created in the prior month. As the report explains, while September’s numbers were revised down, August’s numbers were revised up. August’s original number was 270,000 and was revised up to 286,000, which makes up the difference for September’s numbers.
Over the last 3 months, the average jobs gain has sat around 218,000. Over the last year, the average jobs gain has been 211,000, so seeing 250,000 in October is fantastic, as that shows higher-than-average job growth.
Moving on to unemployment rates, as I mentioned earlier, the overall rate remains unchanged at 3.7%.
For adult men, unemployment rose by 0.1 percentage points from last report’s numbers to 3.5%. For adult women, the number currently stands at 3.4%. For teenagers, the number went down significantly from 12.8% in the last report to 11.9%, so almost a complete percentage point. For whites, the number remains at 3.3%. For blacks, the number went up by 0.2 percentage points to 6.2%, which is not great. I would like to see that number go down, as we were seeing earlier this year. For Asians, the number dropped by 0.3 percentage points from 3.5% last report to 3.2%. Finally, Hispanic unemployment rate went down by 0.1 percentage points from 4.5% last report to 4.4%.
So overall, there was little to no change made to specific unemployment rates. Teenagers saw the biggest drop in unemployment, followed by small changes for Asians and Hispanics, with blacks unfortunately seeing a bit of a higher rate.
Employment in manufacturing increased by 32,000 jobs and has added 296,000 jobs throughout the year so far. Construction also rose by 30,000 in October, adding 330,000 throughout the year.
Moving on to wages, the report shows: “average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 5 cents to $27.30. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by 83 cents, or 3.1 percent. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 7 cents to $22.89 in October.”
The overall economy is currently booming, largely thanks to Trump’s economic policies.
Now, I’m old enough to remember Obama saying that a stagnating America was the “new normal” and that we better get used to it. How Obama could ever have been considered to be “Presidential” at any capacity, particularly more so than Trump, is entirely beyond me. Those words appeared to be words of surrender. That we would never see greatness in our country again.
Of course, knowing Obama did everything he could to fundamentally change and destroy our country, saying that America’s best days were behind us was simply part of the whole thing. Matter of fact, I would be willing to bet at least part of the reason Trump made his slogan: “Make America Great Again” was because of Obama’s attitude and words that America will only see stagnation from that point on.
And now, only a couple of years later, we’re seeing the realization of that very slogan. Sure, there is still an awful lot of work to do. We still don’t have a wall at the southern border, largely because of RINOs and Leftists who stand in the way of our border safety, but we are doing fantastic in many other areas.
And making America’s economy boom again is a big part of Making America Great Again. It would be hard to make it great again if we are not doing well economically. It’s hard to do much with next to no money. But that is not a problem we see today, now that Obama is out of the White House.
Part of the reason I seriously doubt there will not be anything close to a blue wave tomorrow is because I believe people see the difference Trump’s economy is making. During the Obama years, the president basically wrote off manufacturing and blue-collar jobs and literally said they were never coming back. Now, they’re back and they brought some friends, too.
The fact that the Democrat Party has essentially abandoned the manufacturing industry and just about every other blue-collar industry, while Trump and the GOP have done tremendous help with regard to those industries tells me those people will not vote Democrat again, if they have in the past.
The Democrats have abandoned blue-collar workers, white people, middle-America in favor of illegal immigrants. This will come back to bite them.
Regardless of what many polls say, I don’t see a blue wave happening. Now, does that mean the Democrats could take back the House (notice how the House is the only thing they talk about, not the Senate, which begs the question of “if there is a blue wave, why would Democrats not win Senate elections too?”) and do some real damage? Yeah. There is a chance, slim as I believe it to be, that Democrats could take back the House, albeit by a relatively small majority. But regardless of how small, a majority is a majority and Democrats have shown themselves to be very dangerous when they DON’T have power. I couldn’t imagine what they would do WITH power.
Democrats winning back the House by a slim majority may not be the coveted “blue wave”, but it still can be dangerous. All logic, all rationale, indicates Republicans winning tomorrow. These great economic numbers, as we have seen, can only be achieved when Republicans are in control.
And the good news is that I do believe Republicans will definitely retain and even gain seats in the Senate, and I have faith that they will also retain the House. I won’t go by early voting statistics one way or the other because some states do not have early voting. Often times, Democrats are ahead in early voting, even when Republicans end up winning. The fact that Republicans seem to be in the lead currently doesn’t mean much to me.
Now, it goes without saying that it is our civic duty as Americans to vote, regardless of what party you vote for. But it is imperative for Republicans to take this election as seriously as we did the last one. Tomorrow, we will see if we are a nation that worries more about creating jobs or creating mobs.
So please, go out to vote. And if I may make a recommendation, vote Republican. We have seen for the last two years how toxic and flat out mentally ill and evil the Left is. And that’s when they are outside of power. We can’t let them back in power, even if by a slim majority.
I’m not saying this jobs report will definitely boost Republicans, but it should. It gives us one final reminder of one of the things we are fighting for pre-election day.
But no matter what, I am glad to see such great jobs reports throughout this year. I just hope we can continue seeing them like this, unimpeded by the damage the Democrats could cause.
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Author: Freddie Marinelli
If this title seems familiar to you, I would not be very surprised. A month ago, almost to the date, I wrote an article about unemployment claims standing at a 50-year-low. However, those numbers are a tad different from these numbers.
In that previous article, I covered a story by The Hill, where they said: “Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell to a seasonally adjusted 203,000 for the week… the lowest since December 1969… the four-week moving average… was 209,500… the lowest level for this average since Dec. 6, 1969 when it was 204,500.”
But the unemployment rate is a different story. A month ago, it stood at 3.9%. In the latest jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “the unemployment rate declined to 3.7 percent in September, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 134,000…”
According to the BLS: “the number of unemployed persons decreased by 270,000 to 6.0 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons declined by 0.5 percentage points and 795,000, respectively.”
The report also mentions that adult women’s unemployment rate stands at 3.3%, as well as White unemployment. “The jobless rates for adult men (3.4 percent), teenagers (12.8 percent), Blacks (6.0 percent), Asians (3.5 percent), and Hispanics (4.5 percent) showed little to no change over the month.”
The last time I saw the black unemployment rate, it stood around 5.9%, so a little bit of an increase, unfortunately, but nothing severe. Hispanic unemployment rate is sitting at the same record low that it was last month.
Now, we should also mention the fact that we only added 134,000 jobs last month, which is lower than usual and lower than was even expected.
According to the BLS: “Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 134,000 in September, compared with an average gain of 201,000 over the prior 12 months.”
However, they explain that Hurricane Florence hitting some of the East coast states likely impacted the jobs report to some extent. I do not know the full details of how much damage the hurricane caused and how many jobs were negatively affected by the hurricane in this report, but it stands to reason that the hurricane would do at least some damage.
Regardless of this, the overall news is pretty fantastic. Sitting at a 50-year-low unemployment rate is pretty significant and a huge achievement for this administration. It really should not be understated how big an achievement this is.
The last time we had an unemployment rate this low:
So knowing all of this, this just tells you how impressive of an achievement this is.
We have record-low unemployment rates across the board and we are truly Making America Great Again.
When the Democrats say they “have to stop Trump”, is this what they mean? They want to stop the economy booming? They want to set us back in trade policy with other nations? They want to set us back in foreign policy altogether? They want to allow ISIS, or Muslim extremists in general, to rebuild their strength and once again pose a threat to Western Civilization?
I know these are all rhetorical questions, but the answer honestly is yes. That’s precisely what they want to do. They hate the fact that the economy is doing so well under Trump. They hate the fact that he’s successfully destroyed NAFTA and negotiated a new, better deal with Mexico and Canada. They hate the fact that his “bullying” tactics have worked with North Korea so far, and even try to say that such tactics won’t work on Iran. They hate the fact that terrorism is now largely a threat to nations that have elected socialist governments to represent them, such as Great Britain, France, etc., while largely leaving the U.S. alone.
We never had numbers even close to this with Obama. Sure, they tried to say the numbers were low, but largely because a lot of people simply stopped looking for work in the first place. These numbers are real, as reflected by the fact that wages are going up and thousands of businesses have given their employees some extra cash in their pockets, with Walmart having increased their minimum wage to $15 without being pushed to doing this and risking layoffs.
The economy is truly booming, which is why the MSM doesn’t cover it unless the Dow Jones goes down by a lot in a single day (and when it goes back up by a lot the next, they go back to not covering the economy very much).
And no Democrat, especially Obama, is to thank for this. It’s not their tax cuts that are helping – it’s the GOP’s. They adamantly voted against those tax cuts, if you’ll remember.
Here’s hoping that there is a Red Wave this November, Congress gets flooded with more and more Republicans and we can continue seeing these great numbers all the way to 2020, when Trump goes against Cory “not so Smarticus” Booker, Kamala “illegals are more important than you” Harris, Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren or Hillary “how am I still not in jail, Jeff?” Clinton.
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
There’s something to be said surrounding this very topic: results matter.
But before I get too ahead of myself, allow me to set up the context for this article.
Recently, Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform went to Michigan State University to ask college students about Obama’s ludicrous attempt at taking credit for Trump’s economic success.
As a reminder, here’s what Obama said: “When you hear how great the economy’s doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started.” Oh, I remember. It started the day Trump got elected, with the stock market soaring to new heights as a result of the election. Remember how the Left said Trump would cause the market to crash if he got elected? I definitely do.
Now, while some on the Left such as anyone within the Leftist media or anyone who dons a “D” next to their name in Congress might believe this ridiculous idea that today’s economic success is even partly due to Obama, it seems that the college students Cabot interviewed did not share the same views.
In the video (below), Cabot asks multiple students about what Obama said and their overall opinions on the economy and Trump’s job regarding it.
One student said: “[Obama’s] been out long enough now, [the economy] is not on him anymore, it’s more on Donald Trump. I guess he’s a little bit in the wrong.”
Another said: “I would, unfortunately, side with Trump on this one. I think he has done a lot for the economy that Obama didn’t do such a good job on, so I’ll side with Trump on that one.”
One student noted that “I feel like once a President’s done, they hand it off… in terms of [economic] confidence and changing people’s attitudes, I would say that’s mostly Trump.”
Now, that’s not to say that these students are going to start supporting Trump. Pretty much every single student interviewed either visibly or verbally showed that, while they agree with Trump over Obama on this issue, they do so with some dismay. You can see that when one of the students said that she “unfortunately” sided with Trump on this. One of the female students went as far as to say that she finds Trump’s tweets “because I’m a girl and a lot of [the tweets] are against us.”
I don’t want to get too much into this, as I’d rather relish in the idea that college students actually agree with Trump on SOMETHING, but I will quickly say that not a single Trump tweet is against women. If they call someone out, they call a particular someone out (be it Pelosi, Feinstein, Warren, etc.) but do not make any sort of generalized sexist comment towards women. So, obviously, I disagree with the student on this.
That being said, she does follow up her comments, getting back on topic, that “economically, I feel like he’s really helping us.”
Now, I don’t know who “us” is in this scenario. Since she mentioned the fact that she’s a girl (do I call her out for not saying she’s cisgender, thus offending transgenders? Kidding.) she could mean he’s helping women economically, since female unemployment rate is hovering in the low 4% according to the website statista.com. She could also mean millennials, in which case the overall unemployment rate also shows promise for this age group. Or she could mean Americans altogether, in which case I would refer you to the overall unemployment rate, the African-American unemployment rate sitting below 6%, the female unemployment rate, the Hispanic unemployment rate sitting at 4.7% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as the overall growing GDP hitting over 4%.
To summarize, yeah, Trump’s doing pretty good for all of us.
Now, let me return to the initial sentence of this article. Earlier, I mentioned that results matter. What exactly do I mean by that? Well, think about it. When else are we going to see Leftist millennial college students agree with Trump on anything?
The mainstream media “reports” everything that is happening (or not actually happening) as though it’s doomsday, it will doom Republicans in November and will lead to Trump’s impeachment. The media loves to pretend the world is on fire when a Republican is President and they make sure that they blame this "doomsday" on him, but when a Democrat is President, they go out of their way to ensure things that are actually going bad aren't blamed on the Democrat President.
Just think about the way the media reported things during Obama's presidency. They would report that things were bad, but they made the effort to drive any blame away from Obama and instead, placing it either on the Republican majority in Congress when they had it, or the Republican minority in Congress when they had it. Either way, everything wrong that happened was not the result of Obama’s socialistic rule that naturally and intentionally destroys societies but the result of the Republicans either pretending to fight or even being completely complacent.
In the case of Trump, it’s 180 degrees backwards. Everything bad that happens is Trump’s fault, even if he has no control over it. I mean, for crying out loud, they were blaming HURRICANES on him. That shows you the mental state of the media is quite poor if they blame THE WEATHER on Trump. It’s really no different from the crazies in the Muslim world who blame Israel for, well, the weather. It’s almost literally the exact same thing.
With the constant reporting of Trump basically being Hitler, it really is a marvel that these Leftist college students, who themselves do not necessarily like Trump, go as far as to properly give credit to Trump for the success he’s had regarding the economy.
And that’s why I say that results matter. These students, despite the fact that they agreed with Trump with varying levels of dismay, and even go as far as to mention what they don’t like about Trump (seemingly, it was mostly his tweets), can all see that Trump is actually doing a good job with the economy. Even if they don’t think he’s a good President, they can’t help but agree that he has helped with the economy.
Now, I could sit here and list the other achievements that show that Trump is a fantastic President not just in terms of the economy but many other aspects of leading the country, but that’s for another time. As it is, I want to take note of the fact that, despite the media and the Left’s best efforts to pin Trump as the worst President to have ever served office, they can’t successfully convince people to ignore every facet of reality.
The reality is that Trump’s economy is the best I have ever seen (being 22-years-old, that’s not saying much, particularly since I only have Obama’s economy for comparison) and that it’s showing no signs of slowing down.
From what I can gather, the only way the economy will slow down is if the Democrats win the House (especially if they win Congress). The disruption they would cause would send us back to the economic stagnation we were all too familiar with during the Obama administration. Sure, Trump can do some other things that will certainly help the economy (I still don’t believe Democrats could impeach Trump without a supermajority in the Senate), but things would definitely slow down significantly.
While I don’t necessarily believe that any of the interviewed college students will vote for a Republican candidate, the fact that they go as far as to acknowledge this is Trump’s economy and his to claim success over is significant.
Who knows? Maybe one of them will have a change of tune about the Democrat Party and vote Republican, either this November or sometime down the line. There certainly have been a lot of lifelong Democrat voters who have had enough with the Party of the ass and have decided to vote for Trump and/or other Republicans.
One can hope.
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
In the midst of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, the U.S. Labor Department released new numbers for unemployment claims.
The Hill reported: “Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell to a seasonally adjusted 203,000 for the week ending Sept. 1, a drop of 10,000 from the previous week, the lowest level since December 1969, the Labor Department said on Thursday.”
“The four-week moving average, which is a better indicator of where the job market is headed, was 209,500, a decrease of 2,750 from the previous week, the lowest level for this average since Dec. 6, 1969 when it was 204,500.”
In other words, unemployment claims currently stand at a 50-year-low. This, combined with the 4.2% GDP growth for the April-June quarter, as well as the fact that there has also been a drop in Americans who have had their hours cut to part-time or simply couldn’t find a job is a strong indicator of a quickly growing economy.
The unemployment rate sits at 3.9%, with Hispanic unemployment sitting at a new record low of 4.5% and black unemployment sitting at 5.9% in May, which is the lowest since 1972.
Of course, there are a number of reasons as to why the MSM would choose against reporting this (of course, with the exception of The Hill). For one, the Kavanaugh hearing has taken the spotlight and is at the center stage of every news organization. This is actually a legitimate reason for not talking about these numbers. However, if the hearing weren’t currently in the spotlight, there isn’t a shadow of a doubt that the MSM would still choose against reporting this.
After all, we’ve been receiving great numbers after great numbers in terms of unemployment rates, GDP growth, consumer confidence and other indicatives of a strong economy. And yet, the Left-wing media only ever talks about the economy nowadays whenever the stock market goes down heavily in the course of a day, even if it shoots right back up the next.
So since these numbers are only helpful for Trump, they choose to ignore them completely, and choose to focus on nothing-burgers like the Russian collusion story, the Stormy Daniels story, (which has since been dropped pretty much completely and replaced with) the Michael Cohen story and just about anything that can even seemingly hurt Trump.
None of it has thus far, but they keep digging through the bottom of the barrel. Never mind that Americans today are openly admitting that they are better off today than at any point during the Obama administration, including black people, blue-collar workers and others. Never mind that America is experiencing a sort of economic revival and boom that the former President of the United States said would never return and we would have to get used to a stagnating America because that was the new “normal”.
I remember having talked about this multiple times, but I will bring it up again. A large majority of Americans (72%) are distrustful of the MSM, according to an Axios poll.
Why do you think that is? Maybe because of things like these? That the MSM focuses on nothing-burgers that are only meant to harm Trump (even if they don’t) than focusing on actual prosperity in this country?
Again, the MSM only talks about the economy when the stock market goes down a good bit in the course of a single day. Whenever it shoots way up, or it bounces back after a down day, they don’t cover it because it goes against their narrative.
But this narrative exposes a key weakness: even if they want to attack Trump on the economy, they can’t because he’s actually doing a fantastic job.
Trust me, if they could, they would rail Trump as much as possible on the economy. But since it’s doing so well and the American people are benefitting so much from the tax cuts, deregulations and other feats that boost the economy, the MSM is relegated to trying to credit Obama for the great economy.
And the funniest part is that they quickly recognize that such a thing does not work out. Oh, sure, people like Joe Scarbarough try every now and again to credit Obama for this economy, but even they are fully aware of how bad of a lie that is.
It’s such an easy argument to refute. If our current economic climate is because of Obama, then why weren’t we seeing it at any point during HIS administration and not AFTER he already left office after 8 YEARS?!
And don’t tell me Obama inherited a mess from Bush. He may have, but he did nothing to fix or rectify it. The only “indication” that Obama’s economy was good was the stock market going back up to the 17,000s by the end of his second term, but even that argument is easily refutable, as the fed didn’t raise interest rates at any point during his administration and companies were buying back their own stocks (which is the opposite of what they are currently doing because we are in an actually good economic climate where people have more money to spend).
Also, if Trump is destroying everything else that Obama was doing, wouldn’t he have an effect on “Obama’s” economy as well? If Obama is to credit for the current economic climate and Trump is as destructive and as bad of a POTUS as the Left claims he is, wouldn’t that have an effect on the economy?
So you see, the argument that Obama is to credit for any of this falls flat even within the fake news media.
Due to stories like that, as well as every other firestorm they want to throw at Trump, who could blame people for distrusting the media? Our country is doing great and the MSM can’t stand it and either ignore it or try to place the credit where credit is not due.
With how they ignore stories like this great economic boom, I’m not surprised they believe a blue wave is coming. When you sleep with dogs who have flees 24/7, you’re bound to pick up some of those flees yourself. They constantly report on things that make Trump look bad and unpopular, so they believe America thinks the same way.
They believe the very b.s. they want to give to you, so they think Trump is toast.
Meanwhile, with stories such as this booming economy and others that make Trump look like he’s keeping the promises he made on the campaign trail, I don’t see any indication of anything even remotely close to a blue wave. If anything, in the natural, these things should result in a RED wave come November.
Whether it happens or not remains to be seen, but that’s what should logically follow. “This party is doing great for our country? Why would we want to kick them out?”
Again, that’s what should logically follow, but Leftists are usually never logical, and unfortunately, there are plenty of them. Otherwise, airheads like Ocasio-Cortez would never get anywhere close to a Congressional seat.
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
It is no surprise that we learn something new every day. Sometimes we learn a new skill or how to improve upon something. Other times, we learn certain people’s and organization’s political leanings and are either disappointed or pleasantly surprised. The latter is what I felt upon going through the New York Post’s website and finding article after article either slamming Democrats and the Left altogether, or slamming Dems like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Forgive my ignorance, but I operated under the assumption that all New York news media sources were Leftist. Sure, I had seen, read and written about other things from the New York Post, such as Bill Clinton’s promise to North Korea to give them $5 Billion and two nuclear reactors in 1994, but I had not really thought much of the NY Post. I certainly did not expect them to be as conservative as they are.
Now, let’s talk specifically about the NY Post article crediting Trump for NYC’s booming economy.
The article is interestingly titled: “New York City’s booming economy is bad news for the far left”.
Michael Goodwin, the writer of the article, informs us that New York City is going through what much of the country is going through: record-low jobless rates. “The news is extremely good for workers, families and businesses – and very bad for the deep blue political class,” writes Goodwin.
“There are more than 4 million jobs in the five boroughs, and the unemployment rate stands at a measly 4.2% - both are records, according to the quarterly report from Comptroller Scott Stringer. He found that, from April through June, 13,800 net new jobs were added, with 6,000 of them in high-wage sectors like securities that have average annual salaries of $220,000. Another encouraging sign: Government jobs fell by 1,000.”
He documents that Queens’ unemployment rate stands at 3.4% and the Bronx’s stands at 5.3%.
Goodwin credits these great numbers to the GOP’s tax cuts, noting that while the nation’s GDP grew by 4.1% in the latest report, New York City’s grew “by a still-respectable 2.7 percent”.
Goodwin also makes sure to slam Gov. Cuomo and other Democrats for attacking the tax cuts, and slams the state for filing a lawsuit to overturn the tax cuts.
Either way, it’s fascinating to see a New York news source speak in such a way about Trump and the tax cuts, while also attacking Democrats who wish to overturn the bill. It puts a smile on my face to discover a news source from New York that doesn’t parrot the daily dose of garbage other mainstream media sources try to sell to people.
Of course, it’s not like it’s a new thing, it’s just I haven’t paid much attention to the NY Post before. With that Bill Clinton deal with the NK’s, I did not find it strange that the New York Post shared that information. I did not think too much about it. But looking back on it, and doing my own research as to what other columnists are writing in the opinion piece (naturally, since the actual news portions should not be biased), I see that the NY Post is surprisingly conservative.
But this really makes you think about something. It’s not like the New York Post is a small news source. Its circulation numbers are pretty good (of course, nowhere near as much as the NYT, but still not bad at all). And it’s not just circulation, they also manage to bring in millions of unique visitors in the U.S. to their website.
What I’m trying to say is that, considering this is dyed-in-the-wool-blue New York City, I am pleased to see a fairly conservative publication be so popular. Even in the state and city that is probably second in most socialistic ideologies, only behind California, they still manage to rein in a conservative publication and that publication is successful.
Regardless, that’s beside the point. While it puts a smile on my face, I want to get back to the main topic of this article.
Goodwin notes that the Left in New York might be in trouble because of these great numbers. Given the title of his article, he believes the city’s booming economy is bad news for the Left. What Goodwin says is logical, but the Left is hardly ever logical.
You see, I have no doubt that if NYC’s economy is booming, which it seemingly is, the Democrats in New York will definitely take credit for it. I mean, look at the country’s economy altogether. There are idiots in the media who occasionally try to credit the booming economy to OBAMA not Trump.
Most recently, it was faux Republican Joe Scarborough from MSNBC who tried to credit Obama for the good economy. So the Left will no doubt try to take credit for NYC’s booming economy.
Unfortunately, unlike with Scarborough’s attempt to credit Obama, the Left could actually convince people that the economic climate is because of them.
On a national scale, few reporters try to credit Obama with today’s economy because they know perfectly well that people will credit Trump’s policies. It’s Trump’s policies that are boosting the economy. Of course, this is also the case for New York City, but with a Democrat Mayor and a vast majority of registered voters being Democrats, not to mention media darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is from there and the Gubernatorial race is really between Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon over who can be the bigger socialist, the Left could actually convince more people that New York City is doing great because of Democrat policies, despite the fact that these great numbers are relatively new in a city where Democrats have been the majority party for decades.
While Goodwin might believe the Left could be in trouble because of the good economy not being the Left’s to take credit for, the way the media and Democrats can portray things to their Democrat base in a deep-blue state and city will likely triumph over the truth that the Left has made sure such economic success is unfamiliar with their people.
Logically speaking, the people of New York (and California, honestly) should be waking up to the garbage that socialism is bringing them. Instead, you see nothing but socialists running for substantial places in power and succeeding.
One can only hope that these people manage to wake up and realize that decades of Democrat policies culminate to stagnation at best and destruction at worst. However, I am a realist, not an optimist. I seriously doubt the people of New York will push back against socialism unless they experience it fully. Of course, by that point, socialism is nearly unbeatable.
1 Timothy 3:13
“For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
According to Labor Department job figures published late last week, the U.S. added 223,000 jobs in the month of May and the unemployment rate fell to 3.8%, way better than economists even forecasted.
The forecasted figures had the U.S. creating 190,000 nonfarm jobs and the unemployment rate staying at 3.9%.
According to the jobs report: “Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (3.5 percent), Blacks (5.9 percent), and Asians (2.1 percent) decreased in May. The jobless rates for adult women (3.3 percent), teenagers (12.8 percent), Whites (3.5 percent), and Hispanics (4.9 percent) changed little over the month.”
Let’s look, in particular, at the unemployment rate for African-Americans. That is a new record low and the first time in recorded history that the number is less than 6%. By the way, the previous month’s unemployment rate for African-Americans was 6.6%, a major improvement.
“In May, retail trade added 31,000 jobs… Over the year, retail trade has added 125,000 jobs… Employment in health care rose by 29,000 in May, about in line with the average monthly gain over the prior 12 months. Ambulatory health care services added 18,000 jobs over the month… Employment in construction continued on an upward trend in May (+25,000) and has risen by 286,000 over the past 12 months.”
Overall, nearly every employment sector added a significant amount of jobs.
Even average hourly earnings in the private sector (nonfarm) rose by 8 cents to $26.92, with the average hourly earnings having increased by 71 cents over the year.
And according to Breitbart: “Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting firm, says it now foresees the economy expanding at a robust 4 percent annual pace in the April-June quarter… That is up from its forecast last week of less than a 3 percent rate for the current quarter.”
Even Costco is choosing to raise their minimum wage to $14 an hour, close to what the Left wants to FORCE them to pay. See what happens when you don’t force people to pay more than they can afford? When they start doing better, they choose to increase wages on their own.
You may recall a time when then-President Barack Obama mocked Trump for saying he would bring back the lost jobs, with his “what magic wand does he have?” remark. I know I remember those comments. Well, as it happens, Trump’s economy has helped facilitate the return of many of those jobs, with even more jobs being created as time goes on.
The unemployment rates are at an all-time low, including for African-Americans, who are enjoying the best economic times for them in recorded history.
And with these great economic news for African-Americans, surely there are plenty of Democrats cheering for these news. Surely, they are happy that there are record low unemployment rates for African-Americans. Right?
Of course not. These are terrible news for them in more than just one way.
First, this only highlights the failures of the Obama administration, who was supposed to be the “savior” of African-Americans and help them get jobs. His numbers never even got close to Trump’s.
Second, this further makes it an uphill battle for Democrats in the midterms. When people look at the current economic climate, whether good or bad, they look at just who is in charge and is responsible for it. This is what happened in 2016. There is no doubt in my mind that at least part of the reason people voted for Trump was because they did not like what Obama had done with the economy. They didn’t want more of the same, which they figured was what Hillary was going to do. So, they voted for the opposing party to the then-President. Similarly to what they did in 2008.
Regardless of the MSM and Democrat Party’s constant attacks against the President and their vicious and vile attacks against his family (why does Samantha Bee and her writers and producers still have a job?), the people can feel and witness a different America from what they report. No matter how much Cryin’ Chuck Schumer and his fellow Democrats and Mainstream Media buddies say that Trump is destroying middle-class families and aiding the rich, the people will always notice the extra money in their wallets.
Which is precisely the reason why, this time around, the Democrats can’t credibly campaign on the state of the economy. Not a single one of them helped create it; not a single one of them voted for the tax cuts that helped people. Not a single one of them has a hand in this. So if they were to campaign on “Trump is hurting the economy”, not a single one of them can be taken seriously.
This, combined with the fact that they show their true colors on a daily basis, as well as choosing to defend MS-13 while attacking law-abiding gun-owners, and there is little to no chance of a “blue wave”.
Even people who did not vote Trump or tend to vote Democrat will see the current state of the country and realize who helped make it this way. Why do you think Trump’s approval ratings continue to rise? It’s obvious that people are more concerned with how he handles the country than how he handles his Twitter account or his speech mannerisms (both of which I love, but others do not).
Why? Because this has always been the American way. Actions over words. While people may not like Trump’s character or personality, they do like what he is doing, at least with the economy. You don’t honestly hear much complaining regarding that, other than the occasional day when the stock market has a bad day. That’s because the Left can’t credibly attack Trump for it. They can run their mouths, saying that Trump should thank Obama for the current economy, but even that argument can be easily obliterated, so they don’t run with it much.
These economic news are fantastic for anyone who doesn’t have a job badmouthing the Trump administration. They are fantastic news for people looking for work, since it’s far easier now than during the Obama years. They are fantastic news for people who don’t want to see America fall and are fantastic news for Republicans who hope to be elected this year. They just have to not be utter jackals and betray their base by unnecessarily bashing Trump.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
I don’t often talk much about the economy, since other areas of politics simply intrigue me more and draw all my attention and focus. Things such as the Russian dossier, the Weinstein scandal, and more recently, Manafort’s indictment (which, as I expected, shows no signs of making things worse for Trump).
But it’s important to take notice of the economy – even the Left knows this. All throughout Obama’s 8 years, they vaunted how Obama was making the greatest economic recovery in history, even though reality was entirely different. And in less than a year before Trump was even ELECTED, the economic climate is far more optimistic for the future than it ever was under Obama.
In his first six months, Trump helped create a million new jobs. I’ve seen reports that the economy is growing at a far faster rate than anticipated in the third-quarter (3.0% as opposed to the projected 2.5%), after having grown 3.1% in the second-quarter. We’ve seen the Dow Jones Industrial Average break record after record. And now, CNBC (who also reported that 3% third-quarter growth) is reporting that “Consumer confidence hits highest level since December 2000”.
“Consumer confidence rose to 125.9 in October, according to the Conference Board. The rating is at the highest level since December 2000. This accounts for Americans’ views of current economic conditions and their expectations for the next six months.”
Now, I don’t know what that rating means in terms of people. I don’t know how it’s calculated or what that number is based off of, but that matters little to the topic of this article. The number is entirely irrelevant. What I’m focusing on is the fact that CNBC is basically FORCED to report this because they simply can’t ignore the improvement Trump has made for the economy.
It’s beyond even any sort of policy. It’s about ATTITUDE. If consumer confidence is at its highest since December 2000, that means people are very HOPEFUL for the future of the economy and, by extension, the country. If anything, this is a measure as to how people feel about Trump. Trust me, the economic climate wouldn’t be this way if the media was right and most people hated Trump.
I remember CNN reporting months before the election that “Mark Cuban believes a Donald Trump victory would be a big loss for everyone with money in the stock market.” That, according to Cuban, “there is a really good chance we could see a huge, huge correction.”
Well, Donald Trump won, and the stock market SKYROCKETED the day he was elected! And it has only been going up ever since. Again, it’s been breaking record after record, as well as breaking Leftist heart after Leftist heart.
And even the Left has to take notice of it. They certainly don’t like it. They hate it, in fact. But they still have to report it, because it’s still happening. People are optimistic and confident about the direction the economy is going in. They are optimistic for the future of the country.
And that’s very different than what the MSM reports. They report that Trump’s approval numbers are horrible. That he’s the most hated man in America. That he’s going to fall and fall hard. And yet, reality is far different. People are optimistic. People like what Trump is doing and they LOVE that he’s President as opposed to Hillary, who pitifully joked that she’d be dressing up as the president for Halloween.
You and I both know that the economy can be very reactionary. We saw, upon knowing the election results, that the Dow Jones jumped up dramatically and it’s only been improving since. We’re seeing TRUE economic recovery. The media, for 8 years, had been lying about how the economy was doing. Yes, the Dow Jones was going up, but there was never any real confidence in consumers. The economy under Obama never grew to the rate it has been this year.
Trump, in less than a year as President, has done far more for the economy than Obama did in 8 years. Obama didn’t do things for the economy, he did things TO it. Trump is helping the economy, while Obama was essentially pulling a “Weekend at Bernie’s”. The economy was pretty much dying and he was dressing it up and pretending it was doing great. There was no truth to anything he said about the well-being of the economy.
And yet, despite the “savant” the media had been calling him, not once could they report that the economy was improving at these kinds of rates. They, and certainly we, know that Obama’s economy never improved at the rate Trump’s is. Of course, they hate that. But they have to report it.
If the Left ever used any sort of logic, they would conclude that what they report in terms of Trump’s popularity and approval is far from the truth. Like I said, the economy is reactionary. The economic climate is as well. If things are looking up for consumers, that means that they are liking what the future holds under Trump - something they never felt under Obama.
Alas, the Left, given their nature, will never see the logic behind my statement. They will never accept that the American people love that Trump is president. They can’t possibly accept reality. And they don’t realize that, with these reports, they’ve been closer to reality than at any other point. But they just can’t see the connection between consumer confidence and Trump’s status as President.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Author: Freddie Drake.
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