(Editor's Note: In the video above LTC West incorrectly states that we never had above 2% GDP growth under Barack Obama. While annual GDP never reached 3% under Barack Obama, it exceeded 2% multiple times.)
Consider how the week ended with the announcement of a Q2 GDP growth number of 4.1 percent. That is the fastest economic growth increase in years. As well, we saw President Trump visiting a steel mill in Illinois that had been reopened. Now, one would think these are the type of good news stories that every news media outlet would want to highlight. Why not focus on an economic restoration that is getting Americans back to work, and our production and manufacturing industry churning again? This great news comes along with record unemployment and the fact that we have hit a time when we have the most Americans in our history employed – some 156 million.
We have more job openings than we have persons to fill them, and these are not just service sector jobs. We have companies and corporations signing up to dedicate resources to training and preparing the next generation of skilled American workers. You would think that every news agency would be featuring stories on Americans who have departed the welfare rolls and have reentered the workforce. After all, we have a rising workforce participation rate.
Last week, we had the President of the European Union visit the White House and the resulting press conference was positive news. We are opening more markets for our agricultural products, and we are on track to have fair, free, equitable, and reciprocal trade agreements and relations. And you would have to have a stone-cold heart to have not teared up watching the repatriation of the remains of our servicemen lost during the Korean War. Loved ones will finally have closure, and our uniformed warriors will be heading home.
This was just the past week, but what were the Bad News Bears media talking about?