Trump’s good works, cont’d

AS THOSE WHO vote Democrat continue to writhe on the floor, screaming, because Hillary blew “her turn,” the good works of the Blond Bomber soldier on. To wit:

thumb-up-icon-back-fillThe share of American workers satisfied with their paychecks rose last year, and “the biggest leap came from millennials and Generation Z, whose enthusiasm for their compensation shot from 36% in 2017 to nearly 46% a year later,” The Wall Street Journal reports.

In all, nearly 54% of U.S. workers said they were satisfied with their jobs in 2018, the highest share reported in more than two decades.

But wait, there’s more:

thumb-up-icon-back-fillEver since President Trump insisted that China halt exports of illicit opioids to the United States, the flow of lethal fentanyl-style drugs coming to America from China has collapsed, David Fickling writes for Bloomberg. “It could be that 2019 is the year when the U.S. finally started to turn the tide in the opium war,” he says. “What’s more, the success may be coming as a result of that most improbable activity, cooperation between the U.S. and Chinese governments.”

Hold onto your MAGA hats, there’s even more:

thumb-up-icon-back-fill“To say that many liberal elites have all but given up on educating low-income minorities might seem like an overstatement. But when you consider the state of public education in our inner cities, and the priorities of those in charge, it’s hard to draw any other conclusion,” Jason Riley writes in The Wall Street Journal. The racial achievement gap is a main driver of inequality in New York City, for example, where Democrat Mayor Bill De Blasio is looking to shut down the charter schools where mostly low-income students have passage rates of greater than 90 percent for math and English.

That’s right. De Blasio wants to shut non-government schools in spite of their doing a far better job of educating students than do government/union schools.

I imagine you’ve not read any of the positive news I just cited, and that’s because the corrupt mainstream media ignores good Trump news. Again, I recommend you go to the White House website and subscribe to newsletters.

Get it straight from the horse’s mouth. You won’t get it elsewhere. Sad.

And here’s a bonus:

31 thoughts on “Trump’s good works, cont’d

    1. Leisa: You only beat the second responder by 16 minutes, but … good work.

      Yes, the White House website is a great resource on the president, one of the few accurate ones.

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  1. The end goal of government is total control. The people working in government don’t see it that way, but it is the unconscious end result of regulations. Government sees small-business people as crooks and liars. But it is scared shitless of big businesses.

    If the U..S. government prosecuted and convicted dope dealers just as the USDA does Amish farmers that produce and consume unpasteurized milk, the drug war would be over.

    Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria said, “Bring me the man, and I will find the crime.” Considering the plethora of government regulations, no one is innocent. The cord on your crock-pot may be too long, or your lawnmower may violate safety regulations. Everyone can be prosecuted.

    Maybe one has currency that is suspicious. Why isn’t it in the bank? How does government know it is legally yours? It can be seized without a reason. Just having it is reason enough. Civil forfeiture is a way to deny the funds for legal defense. Worse, when David Koch died, his death was celebrated at Warren’s and Sander’s political meetings. Bill Maher was ecstatic. Just think what will happen when these people are in charge of your healthcare.

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    1. Señor Gill: One of the two biggest threats to the American republic nowadays is mushrooming regulation, i.e. laws made by people who were never elected by anyone to anything. Trump is right to focus on that. The other threat is the modern Democrat Party.

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  2. I do not share your enthusiasm for the president. (Of course, it has been more than 30 years since I have felt kindly toward an occupant of the White House.) But I think it is appropriate to give credit where credit is due.

    The president has turned out to be an adequate steward of the American economy by trying to get government out of the way and letting Americans do what they do best. I hope that his economically-pointless tariff war with China will soon end. He has off-footed China. Now is the time to join with our free-market allies and get China back to the WTO table to re-negotiate the rules China has been manipulating. I doubt that will happen, though, due to the president’s aversion to multilateral organizations.

    Having said that, he should get as much credit as any politician should when Americans are allowed to grow the economy.

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    1. Señor Cotton: No one bats 1,000, but the Blond Bomber is batting 850 at least. As for your lack of enthusiasm, well, I attribute that to your naturally contrary nature.

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        1. Ms. Shoes: Ole Steve just likes being contrary for contrary’s sake. It’s why he celebrates Thanksgiving in July and Christmas in April.

          As for the semisesquicentennial, I’ve learned a new word! And my child bride did not forget this year. Well, at least she remembered around noon.

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  3. I give him credit for not starting any wars. Economically I give him a C-. The slow but steady recovery started early in the Obama administration continues, but things could be better. The payroll tax that the White House was talking about but Trump seems to have rejected would have been a good boost. The trade war is a fiasco, and his fixation on the Fed is probably based on the fact that a rate cut would save the Trump Organization lots of money.

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      1. This year’s expected budget deficit will nearly reach one billion and is expected to surpass that in 2020. General economics have always held that during times of economic prosperity, which is Trump’s biggest claim to fame, is when you reduce government spending and pay down on the debt. This is obviously not the case. It is increasing at record levels. Just like home economics, borrowing beyond your means will lead to big problems in the future. I would say this is clearly another example of Trump’s past mistakes which led to his numerous business failures and bankruptcies.

        And where is his infamous wall he guaranteed his followers?

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        1. Gerard: Excessive government spending? Of course. A longtime problem. Better talk to your fellow Democrats, and I’ll have a word with the RINOs.

          As for the border wall, read my previous sentence. But wall additions and improvements are continuing as we speak. I doubt you’ll see much about that in the MSM. Subscribe to the White House newsletters to keep informed. Another option: Do a search for “border wall” on YouTube. You’ll find videos on the improving situation.

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        2. I’ve objected to deficit misconstructions from conservatives, in fairness I can’t let it go from liberals either. In a fiat money economy, the deficit (trillion this year, not billion) is just a number. The deficit has real effects on the economy, causing either inflation if it’s too large or unemployment if it’s too small. If inflation or unemployment is a problem, then we should then worry about whether the deficit is the right size.

          Conservatives and liberals agree that the Federal Government creates money out of thin air, but few on either side follow the implications of that reality to their logical conclusions. You can’t extrapolate from personal fiscal experience to national fiscal policy because only national fiscal policy involves creation of money. There is an assumption by many on both sides that the National Debt will have to somehow be “paid back,” presumably by children and/or grandchildren. It will not be paid back, it will simply be rolled over indefinitely.

          There are noises from prominent Republicans (e.g. John Thune) that Trump will be pressured to do something about the deficit in a second term. History tells us that every significant reduction in the National Debt is followed by a recession.

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          1. Yes, that would be a trillion in the U.S. Here in Mexico, where I have resided for 46 years, and in other Spanish-speaking countries, a billion is one million millions whereas in the U.S. one thousand millions is called a billion.

            Cultural differences.

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            1. Gerard: Like a week having eight days and two weeks having 15 days when two weeks would have 16 days if one week has eight days. All just part of the nuttiness of Mexican thinking.

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              1. Actually it is nothing like the “cada ocho dias”. The mathematical definition of numbers as I mentioned above is something found in Spanish-speaking countries not a “nutty” mexicanismo. France also defines a trillion as a million million.

                Similarly, in many non-English speaking countries there exist but five continents. Not seven as you and I learned in school. The five rings of the Olympic flag represent the continents.

                Simply different cultural interpretations.

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                1. Gerard: Well, whatever. I believe you on the trillion-billion-gadzillion thing. Ni modo. I was just taking advantage of an opportunity to make fun of the Latino belief that there are eight days in a week and then 15 in two weeks. Nutty.

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            2. I forgot about the differing billion/trillion definitions. Apparently the UK also used billion to mean a million millions until 1974, then changed to calling it a trillion. Maybe there is hope they will start driving on the proper side of the road sometime!

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      2. Economic progress is Obama’s doing? Not really. Presidents have less influence on the economy than they are given credit or blame for. Fiscal policy is a key, but Congress has more to say about that than the President.

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  4. Thank you for an excellent posting Felipe!

    Some comments made here refer to this great president as a politician (note the absence of reference to the fact that he’s donating ALL of his salary to worthy causes). Yea, he’s hard to take on many levels, for sure, but he has America heading the right direction again. For me, Trump is the greatest president to serve in my (72-year) lifetime.

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  5. President Trump is the lousy tasting medicine your mother gave you, but it did work.
    The Democrats are the chewable vitamins that were easy to take, but do they work?

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    1. Dave: I think the Trump pills are quite palatable, but I think they are a short-term setback for the Bolsheviks. He will, even when ending his second term, be a speed bump in America’s downhill spiral. In short, I am not optimistic. Wish I could be. As for Democrats being chewable vitamins that are easy to take, that would only be for folks poorly versed in history and human nature.

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  6. The whole world is build upon debt. When those that invest in these bonds realize that the debt will never be retired they may opt to place their wealth elsewhere. That is, given that the Democrats haven’t confiscated it all. Free this and free that and really nice salaries for the government folks and sweet contracts for friends and family, and puesto, it is all gone. Time to raise taxes again. We are here just to do the work and pay taxes.

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