Optimism Abounds: The American Economy is Coming Back Strong

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Consumer and business confidence continues to soar as President Donald J. Trump’s tax reforms and policies are helping the U.S. economy take off after eight years of stagnation.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Pew: Economy ‘Good-Excellent’ Rating Highest in 18 Years

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“Americans rating the economy good to excellent has surged to the highest point since former President George W. Bush took office, according to a new survey. Pew Research Center said that 53 percent rate the economy high and the best in some 18 years. ‘Americans’ views of national economic conditions continue to improve, with the share saying the economy is in good or excellent condition now at its highest point in nearly two decades,’ said Pew.”

GALLUP: U.S. Concerns About Healthcare High; Energy, Unemployment Low

“Affordable energy and unemployment have been the issues Americans worry least about for the past two years, given low gas prices and low unemployment rates. Unemployment also tied for last in 2001…. Levels of concern about most of the issues are similar to what they were a year ago, except for the economy and unemployment. Americans’ concerns about those issues continue to decline from their high points after the Great Recession. The percentage of Americans now worried about unemployment is down 36 percentage points from the high of 59% in 2010, including a seven-point decline in the past year. Worry about the economy has dropped 37 points from its high of 71% in 2011 and 2012, with about one-third of that decline coming in the past year.”

THE HILL: Business Economists Optimistic About Growth: Survey

“The National Association for Business Economics projected the economy will expand 2.9 percent in 2018, compared to a 2.5 percent projection in December. ‘NABE Outlook panelists are more optimistic about the U.S. economy in 2018 than they were three months ago, especially regarding prospects for the industrial sector of the economy,’ Kevin Swift, the group’s vice president, said in a statement…. Members of the panel cited the GOP tax reductions and the cut to the corporate tax rate as upside risks, NABE noted. ”

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: U.S. Consumer Confidence Hits 14-Year High

“U.S. consumers’ confidence hit a fresh 14-year high this month, as lower-income households reported feeling more optimistic about the economy. The University of Michigan on Friday said the preliminary result of its consumer-sentiment index was 102.0 in March, up from 99.7 in February. That was the highest level since January 2004, and well above the 99.0 economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected.”

FOX BUSINESS: Trump Tax Reform Spurs Workforce Investment Growth: EY Survey

“According to the EY Tax Reform Dollar Deployment Survey, conducted jointly by Ernst & Young LLP’s (EY) Transaction Advisory Services and tax businesses, 89% of companies plan to enhance compensation due to the new GOP tax reform law. ‘We’re seeing that the majority of the savings from tax reform is going to be put back in growth and innovation, which is great news for the U.S. economy,’ EY Americas Vice Chair Bill Casey said Monday during an exclusive interview with FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo.”

REUTERS: U.S. Job Openings Surge to Record High in January

“Job openings, a measure of labor demand, increased by 645,000 to a seasonally adjusted 6.3 million. That was the highest level since the data series started in December 2000 and pushed the job openings rate up four-tenths of a percentage point to 4.1 percent. ‘We believe employers are going to have to pay up to fill the openings, leading to stronger wage growth and sustained consumer spending increases,’ said Ron Temple, head of U.S. equities at Lazard Asset Management in New York.”

MARKETWATCH: The Number of Americans Collecting Unemployment Benefits Drops to 45-Year Low

“Initial U.S. jobless claims rose by 3,000 to 229,000 in mid-March, but they remain near the lowest levels since 1970. And the number of people collecting benefits fell to a fresh 45-year low…. The number of people already collecting unemployment benefits, known as continuing claims, fell by 57,000 to 1.83 million. That’s the lowest level since December 1973.”

THE DAILY CALLER: Two Million Americans Got Off Food Stamps In Trump’s First Year

“The number of food stamp dependent Americans hit a six-year low in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, reflecting an improving economy and falling unemployment, according to a U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) report. An average of 42.2 million Americans participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program in 2017, which is an 11 percent decrease from 2013, when a record number of people used food stamps, according to USDA.”

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Terry
Terry
3 years ago

I don’t believe it! He could have had anyone write this email. Don’t trust him never have,I don’t like what he stands for!!!!!!

Norma and Leo McCann
Norma and Leo McCann
3 years ago

The Radical Democrats are out of control, with all their “projects” to slander Republicans and the President.
And, Congress members have lost their mind regarding voting in raises, taking monetary and other gifts from lobbies, having a full salary for life, paying nothing for their healthcare, and sending their kids to college paid for by our government and tax money.
Take them down now!

Jeanice Turner
Jeanice Turner
3 years ago

How many of the people who “got off” food stamps have full-time jobs that pay a decent wage? My granddaughter’s husband WAS working 20+ hours a week at close to minimum wage and they were on food stamps AND he received Medicaid. His hours were increased to somewhere around 30, and he lost both his health coverage AND their food stamps. (They are a family of 4 – with a teen age boy and a little girl who is severely handicapped). Now, they must buy health coverage for him, plus they do not have food stamps so his “greater” paycheck has cost them – a lot!!! He SHOULD be on SSI for a mental disability since his IQ is somewhere in the 60’s, but they are still trying to make it on what he earns and my granddaughter’s SSI (mental deficiency, also). Those kids are trying so hard, and everything seems to make it worse for them!

steve smith
steve smith
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeanice Turner

and you azzwipes thought it was a good ideafor two mentally difficients to marry and have 4 kids–sounds like your entire family is retarded

NoahJ
NoahJ
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeanice Turner

Perhaps you should help him receive the benefits to which he is entitled still under the system that exists. Especially if the information you are providing is accurate.

Roger
3 years ago
Reply to  NoahJ

Right, sounds like BS to me! Illiteracy qualifies for disability! No 30 hour a week job at minimum wage is going to knock you off or even reduce a family’s food stamp allotment! They also forgot to mention if and I know they are receiving welfare payments for four children if they are on food stamps!

Jim
Jim
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeanice Turner

Help your kids. We can’t continue to support your family with various govt. handouts. Why doesn’t he work a 40 hour week or more like many people do?

Original Anna
Original Anna
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeanice Turner

Be careful with SSI. My Sister had to pay back what SSI gave her and her husband when her husband got a truck driving job paying 42,000 a year and SSI thought he was making enough money to pay back SSI. Medicaid would be better since it has a child assistance part to it. Look into it. We taxpayers pay taxes to help people like you with child mental disability problems. Medicaid actually has an insurance program for the whole family and depending on your income and dependents you can receive supplemental payments help to end up with a zero payment. Go onto the internet for asking questions to Medicaid and they have a telephone line too.

SAM
SAM
3 years ago
Reply to  Original Anna

This ain,t thestory story and you know it . I am willing to bet he was drawing SSI after he went to work or did not report his earnings before started drawing SSI . I have seen this many times with people thinking ” they will never find out ” .

Lewis Tripp
3 years ago
Reply to  Original Anna

I smell a bunch of flat out lies. 20 to 30 hrs isn’t that big a step to lose benefits.

Peter Rienstra
Peter Rienstra
3 years ago
Reply to  Original Anna

President Trump is trying to get the Democrats to work with the republicans to permanetly and that will help all of us . including many elderly living on just their social security . What else that needs to happen is paring down the Washington bureaucrats running the agencies . It costs more than 15 dollars for each dollar going to the people in need while the government people are getting at least 100 000 plus insurance paid which makes them over paid for the little work most of them do for America

Brad Larkey
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeanice Turner

If they are that mentally deficient, why on Earth would they be making babies? Don’t you think that may be part of the problem?

Chuck
Chuck
3 years ago
Reply to  Brad Larkey

Right on!!

Richard Tremaine
Richard Tremaine
3 years ago

Here is a young man with a so-called IQ of 60, now married and raising two children, one of whom is handicapped can no longer draw food stamps because he can now work 30 hours. The mother, is mentally deficient and is on SSi. What is wrong with this picture?

James and Wendy Silva
James and Wendy Silva
3 years ago

I already am a member thank you Sir for everything you do we love you and stand behind you . Praise JESUS CHRIST Amen .

Don Keadik!
Don Keadik!
3 years ago

Think of how much your family could have gotten if the millions of illegal aliens hadn’t sucked off the benefits you all were entitled to!!

Bill
Bill
3 years ago

Sorry for the families troubles but you have Obama to thank for most of their problems. Also there are lot more jobs available for people who want to work and in the case of this family, they need to spend some time with state and local counselors but I’m betting brionging the problems to the federal assistance counselorsd will get them some help. by the way it seems depending on the location minimum wage is now $10 hr in every state and 40hr jobs are very plentiful with some benefits!

dennis
3 years ago

Pooooor baby!!! Should have gotten educated first shouldn’t he!!! Instead any education went out the door getting food stamps first!! The stupid gun control children are throwing out there education learning instead to be brainwashed by the left to be in lock step with the socialist pack!!!

SAM
SAM
3 years ago
Reply to  dennis

Socialist kids only know one thing , you owe me . That is what they are being taught in schools today , by the liberal school teachers and democratic run states .

charles d
charles d
3 years ago
Reply to  SAM

Not socialist, not taught in schools,. and exactly what socialist theories are our teachers teaching? More GOP BS!

dennis
3 years ago

Two Million Americans Got Off Food Stamps In Trump’s First Year and are they ever whining!!!!!

SAM
SAM
3 years ago
Reply to  dennis

GOOD , keep whining .

Ray Hill
3 years ago

Well, that’s not happening.

Claudia
Claudia
3 years ago

liberals built society on No Jobs; just welfare; govt pays for everything including the Democrat vote! Trump builds on working for yourself to pay your own bills. Trouble is liberal infections like bobocare and illegals. Vote out the liberals and Rinos because they can’t learn economics even with success hitting them in the face!

Treva
Treva
3 years ago

Vote for more Republicans so the Democrats cannot hold Republicans hostage and you will see our country blossom with Trump as President! He is the greatest President I have seen in my lifetime. This is our chance to turn our country around. The Democrat party is no more. It has been stolen by left wing dividers who wish to turn us into a third world country. Support our President. No President has done more for us in such a short time in our history. Imagine , if he weren’t being attacked from all fronts and was not handed the mess he was from Obama and his administration. He works tirelessly for no pay. We won’t see a patriot like him again.

Rhesa Cook
3 years ago
Reply to  Treva

You are so right. Wake up America. Trump is doing a fantastic job. He is really sticking up for us just as he said. He is getting rid of the bad boys in DC & most of the fellow Reps won’t support him. They are going to be on their way out next election. & we need term limits, no pension for them & get a job when their time is up.

SAM
SAM
3 years ago
Reply to  Treva

If Democrats get back contol in NOV , there goes our tax breaks , insurance goes up , more sanctury cities , more American hating people pouring into the US , more unemployment , more regulation stifuling business , more give away programs , more of our money going over seas to help people who hate the US , and wish us dead . Please wake up , we are on the right track now , dont belief these lying democrats and their lying ways . If they are so interested in voting to help Americans , why aren,t they crossing the Isle in Congress to vote for the bills that put back in the peoples pocket instead of their own .

Judith Stockstill
Judith Stockstill
3 years ago
Reply to  SAM

Sam, you are so right. Everything that President Trump has done to make life better will disappear if the Dems get in!

Ginger Aldrich
Ginger Aldrich
3 years ago
Reply to  Treva

I agree!

Gary
Gary
3 years ago

This is not only fantastic news for all American, but also proves that voting for President Trump was the correct choice! It also shows any left wing, socialist, progressive, liberal zealot that doing things this way is much more preferable to their way and as such proves that they “MUST” be shoved back under the rock where they came from, PERIOD!

SAM
SAM
3 years ago
Reply to  Gary

It was the right choice , and if we put Democrats back in control of Congress and the Senate Trumps hands will be tie , and he cant do anything for the people .

Lenice Ellis
Lenice Ellis
3 years ago

You’re right, President Trump,is doing great things for the country and will continue doing so.
Thank you so much. Lennie

Allen Davis
3 years ago

Trump has done NOTHING for the people who voted for him… His big mouth is empty air… as I very high educated Data Scientist I can tell for the American Information Technology industry he has allowed MORE foreign Immigration Visa’s to continue and be extended.. meaning, American Technology workers are still in-employed DUE to his policies… go look at the LAWs.. if you don’t understand them, have a Lawyer explain them to you… TRUMP is Full of Horse S**T… We ALL believed and we ALL got Tricked by the Snake oil salesman..

Steve Bannon was right… Trumps game is over… he wants to keep holding you on to the mid-terms giving you false promises to only screw you over again… Keep an EYE on WALLSTREET, they are placing a massive Depression in 2019 just like in 1873 depression…

Trump controls the policies (which he is ONLY working for WALLSTREET) and the Federal Reserve playing with WALLSTREET controls money and your jobs… Trump does NOT create jobs, WALLSTREET does… and they say massive depression and the loss of the worlds reserve currency is coming in 2019… Bringing a NEW WORLD ORDER with Digital Money floating on the Blockchain.

Check it out for yourself.. .look at the legal policies passed and really see how TRUMP screwed us all over… he is worse than Obama.

Donna
3 years ago
Reply to  Allen Davis

Keep watching CNN …..you are brainwashed by fake news…

Joan O
3 years ago
Reply to  Allen Davis

Allen Davis, since you claim to be “I very high educated Data Scientist”, your grammar must have been skipped in school. You cannot even write a proper sentence. So, why should anyone listen to your thoughts?

MikeL
MikeL
3 years ago

Not only do we need to keep Liberal/Democrats from taking over Congress but we need to replace Republicans who are RINOS, Establishment hacks, lobbyist pawns, careerists. Main Street voters who are intelligent and honest see that Trump is truly “making America great again” despite unprecedented opposition and obstruction.

Claudia
Claudia
3 years ago

allen: Your words are proof that liberalism is a cult. not one fact presented and you believe a lawyer will explain your spin. Your idiocy got Trump elected!

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