You know how the country is actually doing really well, even thought the media doesn’t want you to know about it? Like stock market surges, tumbling unemployment, that kind of thing?
If not, and you’ve fallen victim to the media blackout of All Things Successful, here’s a quick summary from Yours Truly:
Of course, the debate over exactly which president gets the credit for all this economic success has been an epic Ping-Pong battle between Team Obama and Team Trump, with each side crediting their own champion for the country’s upward climb. But it looks like the experts have spoken, and they’re pointing to Team Trump for the win.
Happily for President Trump, the pros agree with him. A recent survey of economists suggest it is President Trump, and not Obama, who should be taking a bow.
The Wall Street Journal asked 68 business, financial and academic economists who was responsible for the strengthening of the economy, and most “suggested Mr. Trump’s election deserves at least some credit” for the upturn.
A majority said the president had been “somewhat” or “strongly” positive for job creation, gross domestic product growth and the rising stock market.
The pros cite the White House’s push for lighter regulation and the recent tax bill as critical to a pro-growth environment; more than 90 percent of the group thought the tax bill would boost GDP expansion over the next two years.
As far as Obama’s contributions to the national upswing, experts gave him an A for effort, and that's being generous:
Most saw his policies as positive for financial stability, but neutral-to-negative for GDP growth and negative for long-term growth. By contrast, Trump was seen as neutral to positive for long-term gains.
Let me tell you what an absolute SHOCK it is that pro-freedom, pro-Capitalist, pro-jobs policies would result in economic success over a Socialist agenda that's never once resulted in prosperity in the history of ever.
After all, it's not like conservatives have been saying this stuff for years.