With 4.1 percent growth thanks to socialism’s opposite—tax cuts and deregulation—we’ve reached the fastest economic expansion in four years, and Trump doesn’t plan on slowing down.
Great GDP numbers are just the latest positive example of what has been an objectively successful economy under President Trump.
Since taking office, the Dow has gone from 18,332 to 25,503. The Nasdaq has gained almost 3,000 points, and the S&P is up just shy of 800. Our national unemployment rate was 4 percent in June, up from an 18-year low of 3.8 percent in May.
Further, President Trump has slashed red tape at a record rate. Consumer confidence is through the roof, and we have more available jobs than we do workers prepared to fill the vacancies.
As President Trump was speaking on the White House lawn Friday morning touting the recent economic numbers, democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was plotting her next move on the New York campaign trail.
Since her upset primary win over Joe Crowley, the current chairman of the House Democratic caucus, Ocasio-Cortez has been the center of considerable media coverage.
The 28-year-old self-described democratic socialist is now the standard-bearer for a phenomenon that can no longer be ignored: the rise in popularity of socialism among Americans, particularly young Americans.
The great GDP numbers are just the latest positive example of what has been an objectively successful economy under President Trump.
All the economic success from President Trump’s policies begs a big question for Ocasio-Cortez and those on the Left: can they reconcile their beliefs on economics with the economic success stemming from President Trump’s polar-opposite views?
Now, almost two years into the Trump presidency, the Left faces a fork in the road to determine if the future of the party will follow Ocasio-Cortez into outright socialism.
Evan Berryhill is a former congressional communications staffer for Rep. David B. McKinley. Currently, Evan is a second-year law student at West Virginia University. He has written for The Daily Caller, The Hill, Washington Examiner, American Thinker, Charleston Gazette, and WV State Journal.
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