The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


If you were to listen to the Democrat candidates for President, you're surely convinced that minorities are suffering, women are chattel, and the middle class is in the dumps because we have a "racist," "misogynist," "fascist" president who is a "FAILURE." One thing is certain, based on actual economic data, Trump has "failed" to hurt the very people the Dem's tell us he loathes.

Investor's Business Daily provide a radically different set of facts, not opinions:
To its credit, [The Washington Post] recently analyzed Labor Department data. What it found was shocking: More than 86% of the jobs added since the end of 2016 went to minorities. Out of 5.2 million new jobs, minorities accounted for 4.5 million.

If Trump’s a racist, he’s an abject failure.

What about that other favorite epithet of the left, “misogynist”? If Trump hates women so much, why do his policies seem to provide so many opportunities for them?

As The Daily Signal’s Mary Margaret Olohan notes: “Among full-time, year-round workers, the number of women increased by 1.6 million and the number of men increased by about 700,000 between 2017 and 2018.”

The median real income for female-headed households with no spouse rose 5.8% from 2017 to 2018. For married couples, there was no change. The poverty rate for female-led households shrank from 26.2% in 2017 to 24.9% in 2018.

OK, but surely, billionaire Trump hates the poor and his policies have been disastrous for them, right?

In fact, as the Census data show, the number of people living in poverty fell by 1.4 million people in 2018 alone, with the poverty rate dropping from 12.3% to 11.8%, its lowest since before the 2007 financial crisis. That decline was led by female-headed households, minority ones in particular, the most vulnerable of all.

Meanwhile, Department of Agriculture data show that 6.3 million Americans have fallen out of the food stamp program since Trump took office. The main reason: parents in poor families are getting jobs and are no longer eligible.
Say what you will about Trump the man, Trump the president deserves credit for an economy that is helping everyone.