Seven Spectacular Successes of the Trump Economy [Video]

Seven Spectacular Successes of the Trump Economy [Video]

There has been a bundle of recent news about the incredibly positive direction of the American economy under the tutelage of President Donald Trump. What? You haven’t heard? Other than tweets from the president, that is.

Rest assured, both the economic success and the stories about it exist. Both those stories which misinterpret, mislabel, and misinform, and those which deal with the facts and the numbers supporting them.

Additionally, the real news and correct analysis can be found and is being found, by those who look in the right places. How can one know if the news in real?

At this point, any news that denies these are incredible economic successes is questionable at best. Any news that denies the president should get the credit is suspect.

Trade Policy Success

Perhaps the most startling success in the area of the Trump trade policy is the new trade agreement with Mexico. The benefits of this deal for the United States are breathtaking.

Inset1.9.2.2018Most pundits and leftist economists thought this couldn’t be done. Columnist Wayne Allen Root weighs in on the new agreement.

 

 

 

“That was all before President Trump announced a United States-Mexico trade agreement. Because Trump talked tough and never gave in, US workers will benefit,” he wrote. “US carmakers will benefit. US manufacturers will benefit. US taxpayers will benefit. Trump did it. He won. We all won. …Trump announced he will terminate NAFTA,” he continued. “While we don’t know all the details yet, I guarantee this new trade deal will save us tens of billions, perhaps hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade.”

A ‘side’ benefit of this deal is suggested by Root. He believes that these savings could be thought of as a way for Trump to fulfill his statement that Mexico would end up paying for the border wall.

Successful Economic Growth

Another recent occurrence of good news has been the announcement that last month’s GDP figures had to be revised upward. The number went from a great 4.1 to a magnificent 4.2 percent growth in Gross Domestic Product.

Economic indicators have shown us that the U.S. economy grew at 4.2-percent in the 2nd quarter of 2018, having been revised up from the original estimate of 4.1-percent. The U.S. economy is the strongest it has been in four years. The Atlanta Fed is predicting the possibility of hitting 5-percent GDP growth in the 3rd quarter (July – September).

GDP is a measure of the economic productivity of the nation. The greater the numbers, the higher the productivity.

The higher productivity indicates both an increase in supply as well as an increase in expected demand for products from American businesses. This reinforces other economic indicators, such as the record-breaking stock market gains since the 2016 election.

Successful and Strong Deregulation

Inset.image.3.9.2.2018When President Trump was on the campaign trail he made a promise to eliminate the excessive regulations imposed by the government. His promise was that for every regulation enacted two regulations had to be removed.

Trump has more than delivered on that promise.

During the first year, for every regulation enacted there were 22 regulations removed! That amounted to a reduction of 33,944 pages from the 2016 Federal Register.

The economic impact of this cannot be over-estimated. This crucial measure in the course of Trump’s presidency could save more than a trillion dollars each year! That holds true if the president reaches merely half of his goal.

He believes that the government can reduce its regulations by as much as 75%. The cost of enacting and enforcing federal regulations reached almost 2 trillion (yes with a ‘t’ which is 1,000 billion dollars) in 2015.

The Competitive Enterprise’s (CEI) ninth annual Ten Thousand Commandments report claims the federal government issued 80,260 pages of rules in 2015. …The price tag for all these rules adds up to 1.88 trillion…

The Success of the Tax Cuts

Inset.image.3.9.2.2018President Trump’s most ballyhooed economic measure was the new law enacting large tax cuts for Americans signed in December of 2017. The cuts rang up to a huge 1.5 trillion in total tax reduction, the largest cut in dollar amount ever.

How has this affected the economic climate? The results as of January 2018, less than a month after the cuts became law, have been very encouraging. Even Bloomberg’s analysts have had to admit it, and they are certainly not supporters of the president.

Since Republican leaders pushed through their once-in-a-generation tax overhaul, more than 70 major U.S. companies — including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Apple Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. — have announced either pay raises or bonuses for rank-and-file employees, or more hiring and investment.

I can tell the readers from personal experience at my other full-time job that just weeks after the tax cuts, all employees were given an extra $1,200 bonus. This was on top of a generous holiday bonus of $1,000.

Additionally, every employee was given a dollar or more hourly raise beginning in 2018, and the entry-level wage was raised by almost two dollars per hour.

I have been employed at my current position for over 12 years. This is the first time there have been extra bonuses paid out to everyone. It is also the first time I received a pay raise that was even close to a dollar an hour.

Successful Results of Job Growth and Low Unemployment

Inset.Image.4.9.2.2018The expansion of the job market has been another smash hit for the Trump economy. The overall numbers have exceeded expectations for both numbers of people employed and for the falling unemployment rate.

Since January of 2017 through July of 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a gain of a little over 3.5 million non-farm jobs in the United States. This gain is across the board.

The unemployment figures are particularly noteworthy. Unemployment has dropped dramatically in the United States.

the Labor Department is reporting that jobless claims are at their lowest monthly average since 1969

Moreover, these low numbers are reaching record or near-record levels in all parts of the population. For example, the president highlighted these focusing on the newest figures for black unemployment in his State of the Union address.

“Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low,” Trump said during his State of the Union address in February. “It’s something I’m very proud of. African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded.”

A Successful Rejuvenation of Business and Industry

This is one of the topics President Trump truly enjoys talking about. While he was on the campaign trail in 2016, Trump often spoke of bringing jobs back to America that had left under previous administrations.

Candidate Trump was roundly criticized for making that promise. One of the most famous critiques was given by then President Obama on PBS in 2016.

Here is some of what the president had to say about the rejuvenation of business in the country back in February of 2018.

“Many car companies are now building and expanding plants in the United States, something we haven’t seen for decades. Chrysler is moving a major plant from Mexico to Michigan, Toyota and Mazda are opening up a plant in Alabama. Soon, plants will be opening up all over the country. This is all news Americans are unaccustomed to hearing…” Trump added that other companies were investing in the U.S. “Apple has just announced it plans to invest a total of $350 billion in America, and hire another 20,000 workers,” he said and added that on Monday, ExxonMobil announced that it will pour $50 billion into expanding operations in the U.S.

It would appear that President Trump found the ‘magic wand’ that Obama said he needed to bring jobs back.

A Successful Revival of Economic Hope

Hope can be a difficult factor to measure. However, in economic terms, hope is measured in large part by surveying consumer confidence for a certain period.

According to Reuters news service, this measurement is on a meteoric rise.

U.S. consumer confidence surged to near an 18-year high in August, as households remained upbeat on the labor market, pointing to strong consumer spending that should help to sustain the economy for the remainder of the year.

The ‘surge’ in confidence reflects a renewal of economic hope among Americans. This renewal has been triggered by the actual experiences of consumers in everyday life.

The average consumer has gained great confidence and hope for their own future because of what they see in their own communities. This personal testimony beautifully illustrates this revival of hope.

There is something good to be said about a reinvigoration of economic hope. President Trump’s policies have begun this process and I pray prosperity will continue to bloom in America.

However, the ultimate hope for America and the world is found in the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ. It is obtained one person at a time by trusting all of life to His guidance and care and being redeemed by faith in Him.

If your hope is solidly in Him, even a terrible economic outlook can be dealt with and your soul will prosper in the best possible way.

Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you. Psalm 33:20-22 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001
Top Image courtesy of Tim Dorr’s Flickr page – Creative Commons License
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Journal—An Ongoing Dialog Between thiaBasilia And Master Yahuwah/Yahushua. …

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 10:06 pm.

Time Is Telling No Doubt ….

The human element is going on, on queue –Knowledge. Business. Entertainment. Romantic Love. Noble humanistic ways, on and on the busyness goes on and on, but!

Time is telling. Time is saying—loudly lovingly saying, “I AM COMING TO MY END. BEWARE, O HUMAN, BEWARE!

Ha! A Doomsayer! Nonsense! Maybe Not. Read On …?

This day is coming to an end with a great note! O my Father? You are full of wonderful surprises for Your child.

Yesterday was a downer, but! Today? It turned out to be an upper! The cause? Whatsapp. SIWO Board Members. My inability to type in the phone screen.

All that insidious junk running through my carnal mind, but! My Father’s love and wisdom prevailed. Father whispered to me:

“Go to Whatsapp in your desktop. Read the instructions carefully to activate the app in your computer so you can type your heart out to communicate with the Board at SIWO.”

Wow! This time? In no time all my computer is set to handle whatsapp from my desktop. What a feat conquered!

Victory! Defeat! Up! Down, But! ….?

It’s now 11:35 pm. Suspense. Nothing has happened for the last couple of hours. I find myself as usual? Not knowing which way to turn, but! That’s only momentarily.

Anyhow? I’ll go to bed. Things will look better when I wake up if? I go to sleep. Perhaps things would look worse. No matter. In glee or gloom? You always zoom!

Good Reason To Sit Still And Wait ….?

Monday, April 16, 2018 at 3:07 am.

O my Father, thanks for Your Presence. I am not alone. Even so, the human element is not to be found, but!

You have good reason for things to be the way they are. I must sit still if I want to see Your deliverance.

It’s now 6:44 am. Indeed! I MUST sit still. I haven’t got the slightest about what’s happening with me. Nor have I the slightest about what’s happening in my world.

Definitely? My Eyes Are Set On You. The Human Element? I Now Understand It.

Whether the human element recognizes You in me or not? You are in perfect control of the human element

Me? I am human. You are in control of every minute detail of my life. Your children? My children and brothers and sisters.

Father’s Wisdom Prevails In My Life ….?

I continue to find myself so full of laughter, compassion, immense undying love for all my deserters and children and brothers and sisters!

Whatever happens between them and myself? Once I get over my shock? I continue to hear:

“Think like I think, respond! Reason with your brother et all. Reason with the wisdom I have instilled within your being.”

So, That’s What I Do. Then? The Vicious Circle! Shucks!….?

I get bent out of shape because I don’t get standing ovation from mine? O dear! What a tricky thing this carnal self of mine is!

Nay! I Am Human, But! No Need To Act Like The Wicked Human That I Am ….?

What I write? What I say? What I do? It’s all from the innocent child’s heart my Father gifted to me. It ALL comes from my Father’s heart not from my wicked human self.

Unbelievable! ….?

It’s unbelievable the pickles I get myself into from telling ALL people—female, male, young or old, “I love you! Give me a hug!” Never thinking of how it sounds.

The Shock Of My Life ….?

It was not until I came to these parts of the world that I got the shock of how people takes the famous 3 letters word, I LOVE YOU. Can you believe it, dear Reader?

The first instruction given to me when I arrived to these parts of the world? “Do not tell these men, ‘I love you’ for they take it you mean you want to go to bed with them.”

What? That Was A Shock Of Shocks, But!

An even worse shock? NO HUGS! Not even shaking hands. Do not touch the male element at all.

Even the women. If it is a friend? You kiss on their left and right cheek. If it is a fond friend? You kiss two or three times, but! Men?

It’s Totally Amusing To Me ….?

If we are visiting in their parlor and the husband or brother appears and announces a male visitor? The woman quickly get up and leave the room—they run for cover!

I remain in the room not knowing what’s happening because I don’t speak the language. Immediately, the male visitors appear with their respectful greetings.

I Am Ignored Like I Am Not There At All ….?

I watch. They pretty much ignore my presence. They simply go on with whatever their visit is about. Later on? I’m instructed. I do not have to run for cover. I am exempt. Phew!

The Tradition Must Be Kept ….?

If the woman goes to the roof or in any public place? She MUST cover her head least a man sees her uncovered head and takes her for a bad woman.

Of course, all that is changing. The older woman are having a time to get their young daughters to stick to the tradition, so? They tell them all kind of incentives for them to do so.

The Television ….?

Unfortunately? The television industry is prevailing over any such traditions. The young girls go now with ripped tight fitting jeans and Western style fashions in addition to the head cover. Beats the world out of old fashion me!

Anyhow? Coming To My Bout With The Human Element ….?

My Father’s mercy for me! He knows me like a book. I am His little girl. I amuse Him. Yes, I do, but!

The human element? They do not—better yet? They CANNOT understand nor accept my reality as my Father’s little girl. For the most? They think such to be nonsense! So I been told.

Regardless! I am what I am by my Father’s design and purpose for my birth and life in these earthly grounds. Here lately?

No More Begging For Human Approval.

No more begging for standing ovation. No more regard for whatever my carnal mind and heart can come up against my little girl’s reality in the Presence of my Loving Father.

Father’s Love And Wisdom Prevails In My Heart And Mind. I Think Like He Thinks ….?

I’m going on. Father’s love and wisdom prevails. In my heart there rings a melody of Father’s love for all. No problem anymore. I think as my Father thinks. I’m going on!

Meantime and until the next post? His love in my heart for you and for all stays there to stay for eternity, thiaBasilia.

The Reasons Why One Should Give Up Thinking. WHAT? See? There Goes One Reason. Thinking Gets One In The WHAT? Wagon Down Pat.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:30 am.

Inquiring minds? Forever the question, “What came first? The chicken or the egg?” Who cares?

O my Father! I haven’t got the slightest how to get out of this mood that I am in. To realize one’s deficiencies; one’s inabilities? It’s enough for a bad mood!

What’s the most depressing deficiency that troubles me?

That’s just it! I don’t even know what is it that troubles me, my Father? Perhaps the inability to let go of the insidious self-consciousness always lurking around no matter what I say or do!

No matter how certain I am? I can’t rid myself of the after the fact effect. I can’t get rid of that ‘humanly perfect’ concept. I can’t get rid of that insidious fear of repercussion.

Am I alone in this train of thought?

Perhaps that’s the human trend that humans so cleverly hide. Perhaps I’m opening a can of worms. Those hidden worms eating us up unaware.

Perhaps it’s You, my Father, the One opening that can of squirmy varmints eating me up unaware. Hum! Now I’m getting hot in the finding game, am I not, my Father?

O thiaBasilia—O Child Of My Heart? Indeed! I have separated you to cleanse you with the experience of My written words. For what purpose? That you might be set-apart and faultless. That you might be in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such things at My return.

Father? The Organized Church troubles me.

O my Beloved Father, You compel me to look around all the evil going on. I look around. I see the Organized Church as the greatest stumbling block for a closer relationship with You.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 5:28 am.

What now, O my Father? Your plan of restoration consumes my being.

Your Presence within my being compels me in the Oneness with Your Being. Sunning myself on the roof I see luscious gardens. I see happy faces taking care of those garden. I hear sweet loving songs.

The disgusting clutter in the present roofs? The screeching noise that goes by the name of music now? The crying babies. The disturbing angry voices? All gone!

Even now while we are still breathing the polluted air on these earthly grounds?

Even now Your plan of restoration is in effect. You have dried my tears away. You have restored me. In Your Presence You keep me aloof from all evil no matter any and all circumstances of glee or gloom.

Yes, You compel me to look around and be astonished at what goes on in this insanity ridden world.

I look around. I am astonished. Multitude of young people obsessed with the knowledge from the Tree of Good and Evil, but! Not a clue of what they do.

Multitude of parents obsessed with the raising of super knowledgeable children to rule the future in this world.

Behold the Great Fallen Away!

Right now as I look around all that goes on with young and old? I am astonished! The written words are coming to pass exactly as those are written, but!

What is it that troubles me with what I see? All this NOT so new thing with positive thinking and success, success, success.

Goodness sake! I am a member of Success Inspirers World Organization, and? Am I against SUCCESS? How that figures, O my Father? How that figures?

It figures in My written words, My child. I have planted you in this organization of My most selected children for you to herald those written words to them, why?

To prevent My most elected children from the great fallen away. You see, My child, your enemy is as shrew beyond your wildest imagination.

The enemy is no longer working on injecting doubt into your heart as to My intentions to forbid you to eat from that tree. No. That has already taken place.

So what is the enemy’s agenda now? To make of you a super human—full to the brim with the knowledge of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ quite capable to be your own ‘god’.

What for is there a need to depend on Me if you can depend on your own self, but! That is something not quite visible because of the camouflage of good and beautiful.

The New Age movement of positive thinking with all its branches? Is nothing else but tinsels instead of gold.

Even so, the GOLD of My Presence is now shinning forth from the heart of My selected witnesses. The experience of My written words?

That’s My work in the heart of My witnesses. That’s what makes My Presence shine forth as pure GOLD from the hearts of my selected vessels.

Furthermore? My selected vessels are not called to ‘teach’ or to ‘minister’ or to ‘police’ and apply those words as they see fit to do so. NAY!

My selected vessels only task is to refrain from doing any of that by the power of their mind. The written words CANNOT be taught by the power of the human mind.

It’s My Spirit Who gives LIFE to those words, but! The human mind is set to interpret and misconstrue My written words.

Therefore? My reason to empower you to give up the dependence in the human mind and heart both yours as well as any other human’s mind and heart.

My reason for planting you in the midst of My children in this institution? You are to share the experience of the words I have made alive in your heart.

Yahushua, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith

THEREFORE THEN, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us,

Looking away [from all that will distract] to Yahushua, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of the Almighty.

What Sin?

What is the sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us? The sin of unbelief. We all brag about our beliefs, about our faith, but!

In real life? The Universities. The Doctors. The ‘Holy Ones’. The Worldly Famous. The Work of our hands? That’s the gist of our beliefs. That’s what we live by. That’s what is preached!

No kidding. I know the drill only too well, but! The power and wisdom from our Loving Father/Creator. He sent me a WITNESS. He turned me around, and? I saw!

What did I see?

The same thing the Father/Creator is now showing to all who has ears to hear and eyes to see. He showed me the utter arrogance of MY KNOWLEDGE!

I thought I knew Him when? I knew nothing period. Nothing about Him at all. Nothing about life. I was an educated fool!

O well? That’s my two cents to make the point of this writing. What am I to do right now?

Whether is liked or not? I am to proclaim to SIWO and the whole world, the TRUTH of the evil of what the world has programmed us to do on this SUCCESS thing. It’s written,

2Timothy 4:1-4

I CHARGE [you] in the presence of the Almighty and of Messiah Yahushua, Who is to judge the living and the dead, and by (in the light of) His coming and His kingdom:

Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.

For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold,

And will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths and man-made fictions.

Dear Reader, none of us wish to hear such strong words. We are at the point that we only want to hear compliments and words of encouragement, but!

It’s imperative that we take these words, bitter as they are, in the same way we would take the most distasteful medication to heal our bodies.

NO! I am not against SUCCESS. I am for SUCCESS in hearing and understanding the intent of our Creator for creating us. He created us for 3 reasons:

  1. To love Him.
  2. To be loved by Him.
  3. Your Cherish Family O Mighty One? Forever To be!

Heavenly ointment to heal our wounded souls

To that end? We work day and night to accomplish His plan of restoration to the original intent for our creation.

Those words are the heavenly ointment to heal our wounded souls. Wounded by the lack of Knowledge of His loving ways.

Meantime and until the next post? His love in my heart for you and for all stays there to stay for eternity, thiaBasilia. 🙂