WASHINGTON, December 18, 2017: President Trump and his administration have generated an amazing number of wins for America and Americans. He is making good on his “MAGA” promise.
The President’s lack of previous political experience has made his first-year rocky, to say the least. As Democrats, liberal media and political foes in both parties do everything they can to obscure any positive momentum, the Trump presidency has been like an avalanche as he moves the government through his campaign promises.
MAGA: Economic Growth
Trump wins for America have to start with the economy and jobs. Trump has ‘brought unemployment to a 16-year low’. The most recent jobs report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the unemployment rate in September stood at 4.2%, the lowest it has been since January 2001, when the rate stood at the same level.
Economists are saying our economic growth is at an ideal level right now; President Trump is hoping for 4 percent, if not more, in 2018. The Wall Street Journals says:
“Although President Donald Trump’s overall approval ratings have dropped to the lowest point of his presidency, he is getting significantly higher marks in one important area: his handling of the economy.”
This despite hurricane and wildfires.
Unemployment is at its lowest level since 2000. It is also at a 17-year low for African-Americans. While liberals, including a black community addicted to the Democrat’s big government platform, will give Trump little credit, facts are difficult things.
While campaigning Trump promised to increase the number of manufacturing jobs via his Manufacturing Jobs Initiative. A message of hope for the millions of American’s who make their living doing skilled labor work.
A White House statement claims that there are 159,000 new manufacturing jobs since the president took office. Manufacturing work is defined as creating new products, either from raw materials or from pre-made components. Manufacturing jobs can be highly skilled, and involve working on the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials to create these new products.
This is in direct contrast to the loss, on average, of 1,000 manufacturing jobs per month under Obama.
Ten Things President Trump has done to MAGA
- Cut corporate and individual tax rates. The bill is expected to pass and will give Trump and the GOP their largest legislative victory. The legislation will be the most significant tax overhaul since 1986 and cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent.The Tax Reform Plan is being heralded as being good for all Americans. President Trump should receive a Noble Prize for Economics. But he won’t.
- Rand Paul (R-KY) fulfilled a GOP promise when he amended the tax bill to include a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate. This will allow people to choose not to sign up for health insurance without the threat of a financial penalty.
Trump also directed three federal agencies to rewrite regulations to encourage the establishment of cheaper health plans that can be purchased across state lines and are not bound by certain Obamacare rules and regulations.
The directive would allow small-business owners, trade groups and others to join together to purchase health insurance. The plans would not have to include benefits such as prescription drugs. Trump also wants to expand the sale of stopgap policies that don’t cover pre-existing conditions, mental health services and other costly benefits.
- Trump’s replacement of Antonin Scalia, a justice dedicated to upholding the Constitution, with Neil Gorsuch, was a huge win for conservatives.
- The Senate confirms Trump’s 12th federal appeals court nominee. The federal courts have a huge hand in on policies conservatives care about, such as gun rights and religious freedom.
- Trump’s policy of cutting two regulations for every one implemented has wreaked havoc on the regulatory state since taking office. This has opened the way for new business development.
- The Keystone Pipeline project was rejected by President Barack Obama in 2015, and Trump promised to reverse course during the campaign.The proposed pipeline may provide a large boost the U.S. energy industry and create tens of thousands of new jobs.
- Despite their campaign promises, Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton all failed to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital. Under Trump, that’s done. Mic drop.
- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt October 9 announcement includes a new set of rules that will override the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s drive to curb global climate change.The agency is moving to undo, delay or block more than 30 environmental rules, the largest regulatory rollback in the agency’s 47-year history.
- President Trump is reviving the National Space Council for the first time in 25 years. The President’s goals are developing and implementing long-range strategic goals for the nation’s space policy. The space program will refocus on human exploration and discovery.
- The September 11 attack on the World Trade Center in NYC started a 15-year downward spiral on the War on Terror. In 2014 ISIS had made substantial progress achieving its stated goal of a caliphate, boasting tens of thousands of fighters and territorial control over an area roughly the size of South Korea.Under President Trump’s leadership of U.S. Armed Forces, ISIS has collapsed in its Syria stronghold and in Iraq.
Trump’s policies has driven them ISIS out of Iraq, where they once had a stranglehold on strategic outposts and cities. Iraq declared victory over ISIS on Dec. 9, a huge step in helping to stabilize the region.
In a Las Angeles Times op-ed, Northeastern Professor Max Abrahms and CATO Institute Director John Glaser, a former foreign fighter recently admitted, “It’s over: there is no more Daesh left.”
In 2018 we will see the administration tackle welfare reform. Part of that will be to finalize a plan on immigration, a decision on what to do about the “dreamers” and chain migration.
The Trump Administration is also behind HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson’s efforts to help urban youth find the American Dream with the EnVision Centers and its pillars of opportunity.
Despite the media’s tumultuous relationship with President Donald Trump, and with the GOP-led tax reform on the verge of passing, Trump’s first year in office isn’t without its serious victories – each hard won by the president for the benefit of Americans.