economy

But is it still 'the economy, Stupid'?

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

If Trump had been content to do what previous conservative presidents did, to talk about what a great thing it would be if he could do all these good things and one day he surely would, the Democrats would have been pleased to give him a nice (figurative) pat on the head and everyone could have got on with civility, the rage this year. But he actually set out to do these things, and that’s not the way the Washington game is meant to be played. If the Democrats take the House, we can expect the game to get meaner. Chuck and Nancy and Maxine promise an impeachment party, and it will be an exercise in ultimate futility. But we’ll have fun breaking some furniture.

The sky isn't falling on Trump's America

Editors, Washington Examiner

Take a mental health break from social media and talk to real people, and you’re likely to realize that most of them don’t think the country is in trouble or that Trump’s presidency is a disaster. A month from now, voters are expected to follow the historic norm and repudiate the party in power. If they reprimand Republicans more gently than the Beltway media expect, we will not be surprised.

A trillion-dollar blunder

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Mr. Trump’s tax cut in only 9 months old so it is too early to say it is paying for itself. But already well over half the projected cost has evaporated because of higher growth. If we stay on this 3 percent to 4 percent path for another couple of years, the flood of added revenues will mean smaller deficits and much smaller debt levels relative to GDP. What makes this all the more remarkable is that most Democrats are running for Congress this year promising to repeal or rollback the Trump tax cut even though it has helped get us to 4 percent growth in a mere 18 months.

The evidence is clear: America is back

Vice President Mike Pence, Des Moines Register

The forgotten men and women of America are forgotten no more. But for all that we’ve accomplished, there’s still more work to do. With Iowa’s continued support, with the support of your conservative leaders in the Congress, with President Trump in the White House, and with God’s help, we’ll finish what we’ve started, and we will Make America Great Again.

Are Liberals and Progressives Sabotaging the Economy?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The cries of economic disaster will only grow more intense as we approach the mid-terms. Every little statistical waver will blown way out of a proportion. Schumer and Pelosi will say that bread lines are imminent. Bernie Sanders and his new leftwing friend Ocasio-Cortez will proclaim conditions for the working class are worse than the 1930s when they have never been better. The good news is -- if they fail at this, they will end up with nothing and be flailing for a long time.

Could Democrat James Carville save the GOP?

Michael Graham, CBS News

If Republicans can convince voters that keeping the economy moving means keeping Republicans governing, they may have a chance. If all the talk of "socialism" and far-Left progressive economics sparks fears that the Obama-era economy might return on the Democrats' watch, even Trump-averse voters might back their local Congressman—or at least stay home.

The State of the American Worker — Never Better

Stephen Moore, Investor's Business Daily

For American workers, the job market has never — or at least seldom — been better. If you don't have a job, go out and get one, because jobs are out there for the taking. President Donald Trump boasts about the job market almost daily, and deservedly so. Several of the Democrats on the committee kept disparaging the Trump tax reform as the "tax scam" for the rich. That was a good sound bite a year ago, but do they still want to stick with that message today when about two-thirds of Americans rate the economy as "good" or "great"? This is called leading with your chin.

The Federal Reserve’s War On Jobs

A year and a half into the Trump presidency the American economy has seen solid growth, more people in jobs and Wall Street has broken records on a regular basis. However, in the alternative universe where Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe and the mandarins who control America’s Federal Reserve Bank live, good news for America’s middle-income families is apparently bad news.

Will The Fed Raise Interest Rates Helping Wall Street And Hurting Main Street?

President Trump campaigned on policies that would boot the economy to 4 percent – or greater – growth. Now, just when America’s hard-pressed middle-income families are beginning to see the benefits of Trump’s policies, is not the time for the Fed to cool the economy.

Desperation Time As Democrats Seek to Stop Trump From Succeeding

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

The simple fact is that Donald Trump’s unlikely presidency has become an unlikely success. The economy is booming. He’s doing what he promised with foreign policy and regulations. He’s outmaneuvered the Democrats again and again on illegal aliens. He’s got the momentum. And the liberals are desperate to stop him – no matter how much doing so will hurt Normal Americans.

The Coming Economic Disaster, and the Last Chance to Avert It

David P. Goldman, PJ Media

The attitude of the Establishment has shifted from contempt to panic, rather like the British facing a Japanese army advancing on Singapore in 1942. The Establishment is now defeatist. It is one thing to concede more power to China in the South China Sea, for example, and quite another to accept Chinese dominance in high-tech trade. That would be a disaster. Unfortunately, we are now headed for such a disaster.

Should Trump Receive Credit for Surging Stock Prices?

Daniel Mitchell, CNS News

In my humble opinion, politicians (at least the ones who support good policy on net, and I still don’t know whether Trump is in this category) should argue for good policy because that will lead to higher per-capita income over time. And they also should say, in the interests of accuracy, that it generally takes time to see good results. Consider the lesson of the Reagan years.

The sickening effect of Obamacare taxes

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Certainly, the extremely negative economic effects of Obamacare's tax hikes have been underreported by the media. Republicans are right to fight for their total repeal, but the left has retaliated that the Republican plan is a tax cut for the wealthy. But Obamacare’s taxes hurt nearly everyone with new tolls on business investment, drug and vaccine production, payrolls, medical devices, hiring and union health insurance plans.

JOBS JOBS JOBS!

Economists had forecast 200,000 nonfarm payrolls in February, according to a Bloomberg survey. They raised their forecasts Thursday after a report by the payrolls-processing giant ADP showed the private sector added 298,000 jobs in February, many more than expected.

Obama’s Economic Report Card Sees America Hit New Low

Ed Feulner, CNS News

The U.S. economy is remarkably resilient, but it needs help. Fortunately, the Trump administration has promised a sharp break with the regulatory, tax and trade policies of recent years. Regaining our place among the top 10 economies won’t be easy, but it can be done. And the sooner, the better. Your move, President Trump.

Obama’s Fed Stifles Trump Market Rally And Economic Recovery Plans

After pumping-up the economy with near-zero interest rates for the entire Obama presidency, we here at CHQ have expected that Obama’s Federal Reserve would not be friendly to Donald Trump’s plans for an economic growth agenda. And the numbers appear to bear us out.

Trump bump: Confidence in economy highest in 8 years, up 17 points

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Gallup's latest survey showed a remarkable 17-point turnaround since just before the election. Confidence in the election was at a dismal negative 11 points right before the election. Now it as a positive 6, higher than at any point during President Obama's eight years.

We Conservatives Must Nationalize the Election or Lose

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
We conservatives must take action NOW to nationalize this election. The defeats of Jerry Ford, George HW Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney, as well as the 1998 and 2006 congressional elections are proof that running a content-free campaign and refusing to nationalize the election is a losing strategy for Republicans, especially in a “change election” year like 2016.

Donald Trump: Forgotten America's Law and Order Candidate

"The main victims of these riots are law-abiding African-American citizens living in these neighborhoods. It is their jobs, their homes, their schools and communities which will suffer as a result." The truth of Trump’s analysis is so obvious that it was even recognized by the rioters.

277,000: Fed Regulators Have More Than Quadrupled Since 1960

James Gattuso, CNS News

Even when the rest of the country is doing poorly, the regulators do well. From 2014 to 2015, the economy grew by only 2.6 percent, while the regulatory business grew by 4.3 percent. So if you’re looking for work and the private sector isn’t hiring, you can always try finding work as a bureaucrat in the industry that never shrinks.