Before President Trump was elected, our nations Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was falling like a rock!
President Obama was on record saying that 1.5% GDP was “The New Norm” (why would any president say this?) The ONLY thing I can attribute this to is “GLOBALISM”. The fact is, the trade deals that the Obama administration were brokering were moving our manufacturing plants (60 thousand +) to other countries. It is pretty clear that once Trump was elected, things started turning around.
Main Stream Media and Democrats in Washington keep saying that the upward trend was created by Obama. The graph below shows the truth. And although the 2017 numbers did not equal the 2014 numbers, they were obviously better than the 2016 numbers! The 2018 bar, is only for the first two quarters of the year.
This graph was created to try and say that President Trumps claims that the economy was booming were wrong. But I believe it shows a “TURNING AROUND” of a diminishing GDP. The increase seen between 2016 and 2017 represents an approximate 62% change in 1 year!
Here is a list of the accomplishments President Trump has made since his election in November, 2016.
- Almost 6.5 million jobs created since election.
- More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.
- They have created more than 600,000 manufacturing jobs since President Trumps election.
- Manufacturing jobs are growing at the fastest rate in more than THREE DECADES.
- Economic growth in the first quarter of 2019 hit 4.2 percent.
- New unemployment claims recently hit a 51-year low.
- Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
- African-American unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
- Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
- Asian-American unemployment recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
- Women’s unemployment recently reached the lowest rate in 65 years.
- Youth unemployment has recently hit the lowest rate in nearly half a century.
- Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma.
- Under President Trumps Administration, veterans’ unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in nearly 20 years.
- Almost 4.5 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election.
- The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans. We are committed to VOCATIONAL education.
- 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future—the highest ever.
- Retail sales surged last month, up another 6 percent over last year.
- Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. After tax cuts, over $300 billion poured back in to the U.S. in the first quarter alone.
- As a result of President Trumps tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
- Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
- Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.
- Opened ANWR and approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.
- Record number of regulations eliminated.
- Enacted regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions.
- Obamacare individual mandate penalty GONE.
- President Trumps Administration is providing more affordable healthcare options for Americans through association health plans and short-term duration plans.
- Last month, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history. And thanks to the administrations efforts, many drug companies are freezing or reversing planned price increases.
- They reformed the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs—saving seniors hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.
- Signed Right-To-Try legislation.
- Secured $6 billion in NEW funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
- They have reduced high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16 percent during President Trumps first year in office.
- Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
- Increased the countries coal exports by 60 percent; U.S. oil production recently reached an all-time high.
- United States is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
- Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord.
- Cancelled the illegal, anti-coal, so-called Clean Power Plan.
- Secured a record $700 billion in military funding; $716 billion for the next year.
- NATO allies are spending over $100 billion more on defense since 2016.
- Process has begun to make the Space Force the 6th branch of the Armed Forces.
- Confirmed more circuit court judges than any other new administration.
- Confirmed two Great Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
- Withdrew from the horrible, one-sided Iran Deal.
- Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
- Declared the Golan Heights as parted of Israel’s sovereignty.
- Protecting Americans from terrorists with the Travel Ban, was upheld by Supreme Court.
- Issued Executive Order to keep Guantanamo Bay open.
- Concluded a historic U.S.-Mexico and Canada Trade Deal to replace NAFTA, now known as: The United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (U.S.M.C.A.)
- Reached a breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports.
- Imposed tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum to protect our national security.
- Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices.
- Net exports are on track to increase by $59 billion this year.
- Improved vetting and screening for refugees, and switched focus to overseas resettlement.
- We have begun BUILDING THE WALL. Republicans want STRONG BORDERS and NO CRIME. Democrats want OPEN BORDERS which equals MASSIVE CRIME, and reduced employment opportunities for American Citizens.
With these accomplishments, how can anyone say that we can’t continue to get better? This President has shown us it is possible. The Democrats have NO message to the American people about helping in ANY of these items. They completely avoid talking about them! They speak to FREE, FREE, FREE for everything, and increase taxes to pay for all the FREE stuff.
I say, 4 more years is in order, to set a lot of these polices in stone and NOT let socialism take root in America!