It’s the economy, stupid, as James Carville, Bill Clinton’s adviser, famously quipped during the Bush (H.W.)/Clinton presidential campaign. President Trump, despite operating in an atmosphere of emergency, crisis and imminent doom, even before he was inaugurated, seems to move on. But why and how? Here are a handful of reasons from Matthew Continetti in NRO: […]
America is making money again as corporate profits soar 16.1% compared to last year. The Wall Street Journal’s Harriet Torry and Theo Francis report on the Trump administration’s economic achievements: The Commerce Department said Wednesday that after-tax profits across the U.S. rose 16.1% from a year earlier, the largest year-over-year gain in six years. Sales by S&P […]
Americans are back to work, and with their new jobs they are feeling extremely confident as consumers. The Conference Board’s survey of Consumer Confidence shows American consumers feeling better than they have since December of 2000. Martin Crutsinger reports at the AP: Americans’ consumer confidence rose in August to the highest level in nearly 18 […]
This fall Americans will have a once-in-a lifetime chance to help keep America’s job machine humming and full employment for skilled workers. The progressive/liberal high-tax, heavy-regulation Obama administration nearly pushed America’s economy into recession (see my charts). Just the announcement of a tax-cutting Trump victory slammed on the recession brakes and propelled the historic jobs […]
It is to be hoped that every American voter understands what President Donald Trump has achieved for America. President Trump’s regulation-slashing, tax cutting, and conservative, business friendly judicial appointments are powering America’s historical economic rebound from the poisonous ruins of the Obama era. For nearly five decades, I have been gauging monthly economic momentum and […]
In the era of President Donald Trump, small business optimism has soared after years of misery under the Obama administration. The latest reading was second highest ever, and the highest since July 1983 under Ronald Reagan.
There is no equality in nature, and there never will be. Nature’s law rules supreme: “Eat or be eaten.” That’s the real world. Government jobs are not real jobs. They produce mostly paperwork, and consistently need to be reduced versus private sector jobs. America must dramatically reduce the size of the federal bureaucracy, cut the […]
Despite getting zero help from the Democrats, and almost as little from the GOP Congress, President Trump has been pushing forward an economic and reform policy that has the economy reviving. Americans are back to work. It’s easy to see that GDP is rolling with today’s announcement of 4.1% real GDP growth in the second […]
The University of Michigan Survey of Consumers shows that the percentage of respondents reporting positive changes in business conditions with respect to government and elections is off the charts. There hasn’t been anything like this on record–ever.
One has to search far and wide to find a single positive headline from the mainstream press about the Trump administration. Trade-wars and foreign policy gaffes dominate the papers, but the story that isn’t being covered well is Trump’s pro-business American revolution. After eight years of anti-business regulation and rhetoric, U.S. business finally has a […]