Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Face facts, America, Donald Trump is a success. Let's count the ways.

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Face facts, America, Donald Trump is a success. Let's count the ways.

    Interesting article from USA Today:

    Tax cuts: Congress has passed a tax overhaul, but just the anticipation of tax reform, which will cut the corporate rate to 21%, has excited business owners and fueled stock market records.

    Economic growth: The gross domestic product has grown by more than 3% for two quarters in a row.

    Consumer confidence: In October, consumer confidence rose to the highest level in 17 years, according to the New York-based Conference Board.

    Deregulation: Trump has cut 67 Obama-era regulations and added only three new rules. The rollback on regulations has spurred business confidence, economic activity and stock market growth. Trump said the actions have saved $8.1 billion in lifetime net regulatory costs.

    Stock market: The Dow has set record highs 70 times this year, rising 5,000 points in a year for the first time in history.

    More: After Weinstein, consider the Pence rule to protect your heart and marriage

    POLICING THE USA: A look at race, justice, media

    Judicial appointments: Trump has staffed the judiciary with constitutionalists such as Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

    Unemployment: Granted, Trump inherited low unemployment numbers from President Obama, but the number of people collecting unemployment benefits has continued to fall to a near 44-year low.

    Trade: Trump worked out a trade deal with China, Vietnam and South Korea.

    Israel: The United States' relationship with Israel has been much improved since the last administration.

    Immigration: In August, illegal border crossing apprehensions were down 41% on the Southern border compared with August 2016.

    U.S. energy: The Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines are under construction. Jobs to be created: 42,000.

    Coal: Trump stopped Obamaís war on coal.

    Climate change: Trump announced in June that he plans to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, citing that it would undermine our economy.

    Schools: Trump is giving the green light to school choice programs across the country.


    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opini...ow/1251484001/

  • #2
    • Since President Donald Trump took office, the US has added over $2 trillion in new federal debt.

      That with a robust economy.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
      That with a robust economy.[/LIST]
      You'll see it the next time you take leave.

      Comment


      • #4
        Trump is a terrible president and has hurt the US internationally by fawning over foreign dictators and turning on our allies.

        He is an amoral individual who has no idea how to govern and has no integrity. He is of very low character and how anyone can support him is absolutely amazing. It is akin to smashing your own personal moral compass.

        Trump is the worst president in US history, bar none.
        We are not now that strength which in old days
        Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
        Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
        To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Nichols View Post

          You'll see it the next time you take leave.
          Recently 3 coal company's went belly up and 1700 miners were laid off. Coal in the US is only for export.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Nichols View Post

            You'll see it the next time you take leave.
            I can't travel and ya don't take leave as a retiree.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post

              I can't travel and ya don't take leave as a retiree.
              I'm hoping that soon you will be able to travel.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post

                Recently 3 coal company's went belly up and 1700 miners were laid off. Coal in the US is only for export.
                Those coal companies went belly up after 45 years of environmental regulations, and because of cheap natural gas.
                Coal is a dying industry, nobody can change it.
                Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
                Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

                Comment


                • #9
                  Did you tell Trump?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post

                    Recently 3 coal company's went belly up and 1700 miners were laid off. Coal in the US is only for export.
                    Coal mining is being replaced with REE mining. Coal miners will have plenty of work mining REE in old mine tailings.
                    "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

                    "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
                      • Since President Donald Trump took office, the US has added over $2 trillion in new federal debt.

                        That with a robust economy.
                      How much of that debt is due to Trump's actions and how much is due to simply meeting mandated spending by the Federal government on things like social security, Medicade / Medicare, or debt service?

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nichols View Post
                        Interesting article from USA Today:

                        Tax cuts: Congress has passed a tax overhaul, but just the anticipation of tax reform, which will cut the corporate rate to 21%, has excited business owners and fueled stock market records.

                        Economic growth: The gross domestic product has grown by more than 3% for two quarters in a row.

                        Consumer confidence: In October, consumer confidence rose to the highest level in 17 years, according to the New York-based Conference Board.

                        Deregulation: Trump has cut 67 Obama-era regulations and added only three new rules. The rollback on regulations has spurred business confidence, economic activity and stock market growth. Trump said the actions have saved $8.1 billion in lifetime net regulatory costs.

                        Stock market: The Dow has set record highs 70 times this year, rising 5,000 points in a year for the first time in history.

                        More: After Weinstein, consider the Pence rule to protect your heart and marriage

                        POLICING THE USA: A look at race, justice, media

                        Judicial appointments: Trump has staffed the judiciary with constitutionalists such as Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

                        Unemployment: Granted, Trump inherited low unemployment numbers from President Obama, but the number of people collecting unemployment benefits has continued to fall to a near 44-year low.

                        Trade: Trump worked out a trade deal with China, Vietnam and South Korea.

                        Israel: The United States' relationship with Israel has been much improved since the last administration.

                        Immigration: In August, illegal border crossing apprehensions were down 41% on the Southern border compared with August 2016.

                        U.S. energy: The Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines are under construction. Jobs to be created: 42,000.

                        Coal: Trump stopped Obamaís war on coal.

                        Climate change: Trump announced in June that he plans to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, citing that it would undermine our economy.

                        Schools: Trump is giving the green light to school choice programs across the country.


                        https://www.usatoday.com/story/opini...ow/1251484001/
                        There is also this related thread;

                        Trumpís list: 289 accomplishments
                        TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Israel: The United States' relationship with Israel has been much improved since the last administration.
                          Hi

                          Nobody would disagree with that, but in general it seems strange to highlight this as a success, without acknowledging the fact
                          that the relationship with many others, has become much worse!

                          Regards

                          Andy H
                          "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." Churchill

                          "I'm no reactionary.Christ on the Mountain! I'm as idealistic as Hell" Eisenhower

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post

                            How much of that debt is due to Trump's actions and how much is due to simply meeting mandated spending by the Federal government on things like social security, Medicade / Medicare, or debt service?
                            EXACTLY!

                            There is a bit of entropy or inertia regards Federal spending and as you point out, some of this are items to which there is huge Resistance to see cuts in. Unfortunately, it is these areas where we would need 10-20% reductions to come close to a balanced annual Budget. For those whom can understand the math and economics involved, here's the basic numbers;
                            https://www.usdebtclock.org/index.html#
                            This shows actuals at the moment of viewing so is constantly changing (growing).

                            Seems some forget that the current budget was one that Trump did not want to sign off on, Congress is the Branch whom decide how much to spend and on what, but since that would result in a "guv'mint shutdown" had he not signed it, we could say he approved what he didn't want to, under duress, given the uproar if he failed to do so, and that "shutdown" were to occur.

                            By comparison, Obama signed off on an expansion of National Debt amounting to @$10 Trillion (nearly doubling) over eight years which averaged out to about $1.25 Trillion per year he was in office. Trump by comparison is running at a bit less than that @$1.0Trillion per year. Not fantastic improvement, but some, and better than his predecessor.

                            For reference, this time in 2016;
                            https://www.usdebtclock.org/2016.html
                            Versus this time in 2008;
                            https://www.usdebtclock.org/2008.html

                            Note; it had taken nearly 200 years to get to that 2008 figure.

                            Interesting to note that many of Trump's critics here, regards the financials, have lifetimes spent being part of the problem, career guv'mint employees; whom seem to not grasp essentials of economics and wealth creation versus wealth redistribution.
                            TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Massena View Post
                              Trump is a terrible president and has hurt the US internationally by fawning over foreign dictators and turning on our allies.

                              He is an amoral individual who has no idea how to govern and has no integrity. He is of very low character and how anyone can support him is absolutely amazing. It is akin to smashing your own personal moral compass.

                              Trump is the worst president in US history, bar none.
                              Many of us would say the same only more so over your hero and his predecessor; B.H. Obama.

                              BHO's socialist and seditious time in office requires some undoing.
                              TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

                              Comment

                              Latest Topics

                              Collapse

                              Working...
                              X