The Trump-haters are at their hysterical best this holiday season. Had they known there was even a sliver of a chance his tax cuts would be passed by both Houses of Congress they would have tried nuclear hysteria.
President Donald Trump has just done what he does best; beaten the odds once again. His tax cuts amidst a firestorm of negative media throughout his presidency are nothing less than astounding. He managed to turn his sweeping tax-reform quest into the law of the land.
The campaign promises candidate Trump pledged during the 2016 presidential campaign continue to be met despite wild opposition from both sides of the aisle. It began with his selection of constitutionalist judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Despite wildly inflammatory rhetoric from the left, Trump managed to tilt the Court more to the center.
Then there was his pledge to reduce federal regulations across the board. Although he is nowhere near his planned goal of two burdensome regulations removed for every new one installed, his quest is on a record pace.
The Keystone Pipeline was approved after years of stalling in a Democratically-held presidency. It will provide thousands of good paying jobs in the construction industry. Add to that the loosening of restrictions on "clean-burning coal," and you have an industry that is enjoying a revival with thousands of miners going back to work.
Trump pledged to defeat ISIS, the radical terrorist group. He left the task to the U.S. military and one year later 98 percent of previously held territory by these savages has been reclaimed.
The president has put the world on notice that America will no longer be the fall guy for their incursions and threats. That includes the North Koreans, Iranians, Chinese and the Russians. That was taken a step further with notice by our U.N. ambassador America will no longer tolerate the world’s dismissal of our monetary contributions and this country’s independence.
Liberals, progressives and collectivists are in mourning. The FBI investigation into any Trump campaign collusion with the Russians has produced nothing despite outrageous and unfounded allegations by the left-leaning media that wants nothing less than the president’s head on a pole. Donald Trump has overcome incredible odds to advance the nation’s economy and a stock market that has reached record highs in 2017.
The Democrats consider the tax cuts the economic equivalent of Armageddon. But after a stagnant economy the last eight years, there is little chance the law will be nothing but a godsend to investment in this country. Most economists agree that the worst that can happen is a benign effect.
That being said, the cuts could very well unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of the American public. The country may very well see growth rates unknown since President Ronald Reagan. If the 2017 indicators are any prognostication of things to come, it has already begun.
All the above is not the least of the Democrat’s problems. Should the economy continue to grow as expected, it could cut deeply into the minority party’s gains in the House and further their seat losses in the Senate. The midterm elections in November generally favor the party out of power, but this year may be very different.
Donald Trump is building a success story that the lopsided media cannot contain. The president is already planning further tax cuts and his infrastructure bill will most certainly have bi-partisan support. The Democrats basically have no choice considering its benefit for all Americans.
Trump the successful businessman always has the bigger picture in mind. He is setting the stage for the next seven years of his presidency. While the opposition puts forth weak 2020 candidates for the presidency such as Biden, Warren and even Hillary, he forges ahead with ideas America can agree upon: A booming economy, strong military and an American resurgence on the world stage.
Should the economy grow at four to six percent, you are looking at a second term for Trump. His relationship with Congress and his fellow Republicans is improving by the day despite a lynch mob media and Democrat’s hard feelings over his stunning defeat of their sure thing candidate, Hillary Clinton.
Whether individual like or dislike Donald Trump the man, he is winning the public relations game. AT&T, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Comcast, Boeing and many other large corporations are rushing to get their share of the attention.
Upon the passage of Trump’s tax cuts, they are sharing the wealth with their employees. One thousand dollar bonuses have been handed out this holiday season on top of several thousand to be realized from the individual cuts.
Trump’s next proposed tax cuts will be met with far less opposition. The Democrats are gnashing their combined teeth at a political roller coaster that cannot be stopped. Meanwhile their message continues to encourage optimistic Americans to hate Trump all the time.
The question now is how that will resonate going forward? The ghost of George McGovern looms over the Democratic Party.
Dwight L. Schwab, Jr. is an award-winning national political and foreign affairs columnist and published author. He has spent over 35 years in the publishing industry. His long-running articles include many years at Examiner.com and currently Newsblaze.com. Dwight is an author of two highly acclaimed books, "Redistribution of Common Sense - Selected Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014" and "The Game Changer - America's Most Stunning Election in History." He is a native of Portland, Oregon, a journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, and a resident of the SF Bay Area. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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