American economy

How the Trump economic miracle shatters the left

Monica Crowley, Washington Times

Trump's economic track record pointedly demonstrates that the statist vision — radical wealth redistribution, socialized medicine, green energy chimeras, social justice enforcement, limits on free speech, private property and gun ownership, and the rule of the leftist mob — creates only tyranny, poverty, injustice and servitude. Mr. Trump and his economic thunderbolt are exposing the left and its policies as irredeemably bankrupt, economically and morally. And that is perhaps the biggest reason why they must try to destroy him.

Either Trump is delivering on his economic promises, or he's very lucky

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

It looks like Trump is creating the kind of economy he promised, with growth targeted at the downscale (including blacks and Hispanics) rather than the upscale, with lower economic inequality and growth spreading to regions that have seen little of it for decades. Do you remember any mainstream media or liberal economist who envisioned such results? Maybe this is not a case of promises kept, but just dumb luck. Of course you can say the same thing — just dumb luck — about the 100 electoral votes Trump targeted and won. But after a while, you might wonder.

Trump's economic boom

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

In the years before the election of 2016 about 3 of 10 voters described the economy as good or great. This year 7 in 10 do. That surge in optimism began immediately after Mr. Trump’s election and hasn’t subsided. (See chart.) The same trend is true for small and manufacturing business confidence. Up, up and away. Perhaps the best news of all is to think that maybe Mr. Trump’s critics are right and that the economic thrust from the tax cut hasn’t even kicked in yet. If that’s true, then buckle up, because we’re in for a heck of a ride.

The economy rallied in 2017 because of what Trump didn't do

Editors, Washington Examiner

The tax bill could have been much better, mostly by simplifying the code, but it was better than the status quo, and will lead to higher wages in the near term and the long term. Trump didn’t build the economy. But in 2017, he’s done the right things to not get in its way. Continue doing that, and it will be entertaining to watch what the New York Times' Paul Krugman writes.

President Trump is decisively reining in the left

Newt Gingrich, Fox News

While the mainstream media has fixated on exaggerated day-to-day mini-controversies, the Trump Administration has methodically eliminated job-killing Obama-era regulations, filled judicial vacancies with solid conservatives at an astonishing pace, and accomplished real breakthroughs in trade relations with China and the Middle East. This is another fight that President Trump has won – and it couldn’t have happened quickly enough. Congress and the President should now work to abolish the CFPB as soon as possible, or at the very least, bring this rogue agency back under the rule of law.

Why “Working Guys” Get The Trump Economic Message

Trump’s economic message was largely overshadowed by his (accurate) comments that Obama and Hillary Clinton created ISIS, but with 94 million Americans out of the workforce it is by far his most powerful weapon in the battle for the White House.

Is America ready for a big economic crash in China?

Neil Stevens, RedState

The Chinese could do a few things about this bubble. They could remove government regulations that distort the economy. They could liberalize and abandon planned economy, in favor of free markets and free people. But they refuse. Instead, they’re imposing even more capital controls in the hopes that they can contain this craziness.