Donald J. Trump is the first non-politician president since Dwight D. Eisenhower (AKA “Ike”), Republican, 1953-1961. Ike was the World War II general who lead America to victory in Europe.
As a long-time, successful businessman, Americans were not surprised that the economy was President Trump’s early focus.
TRUMP SNEEZES, ECONOMY EXPLODES:
Through creating new trade deals, killing bad trade deals, deregulation, tariffs, tax reform and establishing 9,000 Economic Opportunity Zones, Trump turned around an economy that had been stagnant for close to two decades. This was the Bush/Obama recession; but, for way too many Americans, it was a depression second only to the Great Depression of the 1930s AND LASTED MUCH LONGER.
Americans learned, for the first time, the power JUST ONE PRESIDENT has over our economy and our livelihoods. The mere HOPE of a Trump Presidency was seen on Wall Street the day after the election. And, within just a few months, American businesses were starting to hire, unemployment was going down and stock values hit an historic high.
THAT begs the question: Why haven’t other presidents, who had the SAME power & authority as Trump, improved the economy? Why did past presidents feel comfortable harming the economy and/or keeping it stagnant? Were they ignorant of how economies work? Did they believe other issues were more important? Or . . . . . . .
RACING TOWARD GLOBALISM: DID PRESIDENTS 41, 42, 43, 44 INTENTIONALLY DEPRESS AMERICA’S ECONOMY?
Ronald W. Reagan, president from 1981 to 1989, took a decade year long recession and turned it into a booming economy through tax decreases and deregulation. His successor, George H. W. Bush (1989-1993), started his presidency with a booming economy, which he slowed down with an increase in income taxes. Bush 41 placed federal bureaucrats’ needs & wants (AKA The Deep State) above those of average Americans.
Knowing full well that NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) would suck American jobs to Mexico and make the top one-percent even wealthier, Bill Clinton (1993-2001) signed it ten months after taking office. Apparently, Clinton was comfortable taking jobs away from middle and working class Americans, and giving them to foreigners.
RACING TOWARD GLOBALISM: KILLING THE MIDDLE CLASS
The economy was doing well through much of the 1990s, thanks mainly to Reagan’s tax cuts, but had started to slow down by the time George W. Bush took office (2001-2009). Within months, Islamic terrorists slaughtered almost 3,000 Americans, shutting down Wall Street and throwing America into a deep recession.
Trying to improve it, Bush 43 played around the edges of the economy. His policies did little to improve the lives of average Americans, and the economy continued to stagnant. When the mortgage loan crisis hit in 2008, either Bush didn’t know what to do, or didn’t care. After all, the Ruling Elite weren’t affected.
RACING TOWARD GLOBALISM: “HOPE & CHANGE” TURNED INTO MORE MISERY
Promising “hope & change,” Barack Hussein Obama was elected (2009-2017). He never explained just what he meant by “hope & change,” but white guilt put him in office TWICE.
To fulfill his Marxist goals, Obama had to continue the destruction of the middle class that began with NAFTA and importation of low-wage foreign workers, legal and illegal.
To that end, Obama 1) increased regulations; 2) destroyed the used car market (where many middle & working class Americans get their cars); 3) threw at least five million (mostly middle & lower income citizens) off their health insurance plans; and 4) gave massive tax dollars to corporate cronies to subsidize useless “job-creating” companies (eg. Solyndra), to name just a few programs to harm middle/working class families.
To control the masses, dictators always start by destroying the means of production upon which the masses survive, turning citizens into powerless, demoralized beggars. In the past, that meant wiping out crops, massive starvation and slaughtering the educated.
In 21st Century America, government dependence and control are accomplished by keeping wages low, unemployment high and pushing the middle class down the economic rung into homelessness and food stamps.
During the Obama Administration people on food stamps doubled, shooting up to over 44 million and workers were unemployed so long they ran out of their unemployment benefits even though they had been extended from six months to 18 months.
PREPARING AMERICA FOR GLOBALISM
The scheme Democrats have been working on since at least George W. Bush beat Al Gore for the presidency is “global warming,” er, “climate change,” er, whatever scare word they come up with next. Scientists who have not been bought say the earth’s slight warming this past decade (Gore started screaming about it two decades ago) is cyclical and not man-made.
The climate hoax is designed to place more & more wealth in the hands of the Ruling Elite, kill the middle class, wipe out individual freedoms & choice and create complete government dependence turning Americans into little more than chattel of Global rulers.
The current plan to accomplish near-total domination is Cap & Trade which will grossly overtax businesses and individuals, with government deciding which businesses thrive and which die, who is allowed to work and who isn’t, and generally mandate lifestyles.
Until the Era of Trump, America was racing toward Globalism. It remains to be seen how much of the damage he is able to undo.