jimjam wrote:The main thing I dislike about Trump is that he is a con artist who makes the rich richer at the expense of the poor.
Regardless of the partial government shutdown, the economy is still doing great.Job growth in January was phenomenal
Feb 1, 2019
Employers added 304,000 new jobs to the US economy in January — once again surpassing economic forecasts, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists had expected only about 180,000 new positions in January. https://www.vox.com/2019/2/1/18206649/j ... employment2018: Still No End In Sight For Best Jobs Market Ever
There's a word to describe December's jobs report: Wow! With 312,000 new jobs in December, employment growth was much stronger than anyone anticipated.
Since President Donald Trump took office nearly two years ago, some 4.8 million new payroll jobs have been created. That's more than four times as many as created during President Obama's first four years.
Some 419,000 people entered the workforce during the month, driving the labor force participation rate to 63.1%, up from 62.7% a year ago. That bellwether employment figure declined pretty consistently during the job-poor Obama years, from 65.7% when Obama entered office to 62.9% when he left.
Last year, virtually every sector of the economy gained jobs. In addition to the 2.6 million new jobs overall for all of 2018, health care employment added 346,000, food and restaurant employment added 235,000 jobs, construction 280,000 jobs, manufacturing 284,000 jobs, retailing 92,000 jobs, and professional and business services 458,000 jobs. It was a great year for workers, as Heritage Foundation economist Steve Moore recently pointed out in IBD.
And it wasn't all about jobs. Average hourly earnings grew in 2018 by 3.2%. That's the fastest growth since 2008. And real household income, at $63,554, is now at its highest ever, up 3.2% from last year and 4.3% since 2000, the previous record high, according to a recent report from Sentier Research. With inflation now running below 2%, these are the best of times to be a worker.
None of this is accidental. It's all due to policies that boosted investment, productivity and economic growth: namely, tax cuts and deregulation. Trumponomics has been a rousing success.https://www.investors.com/politics/edit ... egulation/
The Jobs are there for people that really want to work. However, some people are just too lazy and would rather live off welfare.