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.”
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