I keep seeing letters to the editor proclaiming Trumps’ great accomplishments. What planet are you on? Its time everyone left the Fox Planet and rejoined the world of facts. This is not the Trump economy. Have you forgotten that a black man saved our country from the greatest recession this country had ever experienced? Since 2009, our economy has enjoyed continued growth every year, except for a momentary blip when the Republicans shut down the government. I travel though about 16 state at least three times a year. The $1 billion plus given to almost every state for shovel-ready projects has been going on for the past seven years, and the last time I traveled though the states, construction is at a fever pitch. It would seem that this work is about to end. What then? The Democrats just gave Trump the opportunity to enhance his legacy by a $2 trillion infrastructure bill, which he walked away from in a huff.
So what is his actual legacy? He has managed to stack the Federal bench and the Supreme Court with very conservative judges who passed Trump’s test of wanting to end Roe v. Wade. We all know this is only the first step in trying to control a women’s right to make her own decisions. Next will be any and all birth control methods. The only other accomplishment is his
$2.5 trillion tax revenue giveaway to his wealthy friends, which they did not ask for and certainly did not need, leaving the country in debt to the tune of $24 trillion.
And the verdict is in. According to the Congressional Research Service, which analyzed the effects of Trumps tax cuts, they did not increase growth nor did they help wages. Businesses did not invest in helping the middle class instead they helped themselves with stock buy-backs and CEO bonuses. The tax benefit to the average tax payer was $28. So there you have it. Those are his only accomplishments to our country. This was the Obama recovery which is still in progress.
The worry is, according to most economists, that Trump will destroy Obama’s recovery. His terrible decisions regarding tariffs and trade policy around the world puts our economy at great risk. The next president, whether a Republican or Democrat, will inherit the actual Trump economy. Will the next president be able to repair the damage?