There were a lot of things I liked about Donald Trump’s campaign promises…IF they could translate into reality. There were a few things he’s done since he’s gotten into office that I shake my head at and wonder what planet HE is from (not just something I feel about Nancy Pelosi). But you can’t argue with facts…at least REAL facts, not the facts that Bobo Obama tried to foist onto the American public by telling us all that Global Warming Climate Change was real and the science was settled. Or that if you liked your doctor you could keep your doctor.
What I’m talking about here is jobs. It was the number one thing that Donald Trump hammered home during the election, because people believed the multi-billionaire could actually deliver jobs. Obama always touted jobs and something like 2 million straight months of job creation, but he never said that most of those jobs were at McDonalds, and other fast food or service oriented companies that were part-time, and paid minimum wage. Trump’s jobs, at least so far, seem to be real jobs. Jobs that mom and dad can raise a family on without relying on food stamps.
The January numbers were uber impressive, even to the so-called economic experts that thought Trump was going to tank the economy. There were 298,000 jobs created in January, while the industry was expecting it to be closer to 190,000. That’s HUGE when it comes to disparity. And most of the economists are eating crow because of it. One of them, a former Toledoan, was former Treasury Secretary, Larry Summers. Summers felt as late as January that Trump would tank the economy in the first 18 months of his presidency and that he couldn’t muster any job growth. He, and others like him felt that Trump’s plan would kill jobs. So much for Summers’ future as a prognosticator, and he’s a conservative!
No, there are a lot of things that Donald Trump is doing like accusing Obama of bugging Trump Tower that has me shaking my head. I’m also not too keen on what I see as far as the beginnings of the “repeal and replace” of Obamacare, because government is still got its mitts in my healthcare, and I don’t like that. But on the jobs front, I have to give Trump credit. And yes…to the snowflakes out there, I realize Trump was only president for 11 of the 31 days in January. It was the anticipation of his presidency that helped spur the job growth. It certainly wasn’t Bobo’s antics in the waning days!
So, I have to give Trump a pass so far on economics. Certainly, he’s better than either of the three guys that came before him, and I’d probably have to throw George HW Bush in there as well. Let’s see what he can come up with as far as healthcare reform and tax reform, the two big issues on his plate for this year. I’m still waiting…
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!