American people have had leaders who have little or no experience in the real world economy, but not anymore. If there’s one thing that President Trump knows a whole lot about, it’s how to run a business. The American economy has long been the envy of other countries for how successful businesses can be within it. Sadly, that success has hit some potholes over the past few years that were dug by federal overreach, and the declining trust of Americans in the government.Thanks to the hard work of the Trump Administration though, that trust is beginning to be restored, and with that trust comes a healthy economy once again. Not only is the new administration decreasing the national debt and lowering taxes on those who are creating jobs, they’re overall making the United States a better place to do business once again.
While that uptick in morale might not seem like it would have a very big impact on a national scale, history tells us that it does. When national morale and hope for the future is up, people spend more, and when they spend more, the economy gets better, which makes for a better outlook and even more hope and trust and spending, etc. etc.
Even though conservatives have known for quite some time that President Trump would have this effect eventually, the big surprise is just how quickly these changes happened. The Gateway Pundit reports that this holiday season has been one of the best in years, but you won’t be hearing that from the mainstream media. Why? Because it’s not good for their “Trump is destroying the world” narrative, and everything must bow to that:
“Retailers are reporting record holiday sales this season of $598 billion as of Christmas Eve, fueled by confidence in the pro-business, pro-jobs economic policies [sic] of President Donald Trump of cutting Obama-era regulations and enacting major tax cuts and reforms. Yet media reports by CB, , AP and the Wall Street Journal all failed to mention President Trump in their reports on the record sales.The Drudge Report however is leading Monday night with a photo and headline crediting Trump with the boom in sales over a link to the WSJ article that doesn’t credit Trump, “GREAT AGAIN: RETAILERS FEEL CHRISTMAS CHEER”
Total retail sales this holiday season added up to a record $598 billion dollars up $33 billion from last year.
‘This is literally the best season since before the recession,’ business owner Craig Johnson said. Johnson’s company, Customer Growth Partners, analyzes all things retail. He credits low unemployment and a booming stock market for this humbug-free holiday season.
‘The single biggest drive of retail sales is growth in real disposable income,’ he said. ‘And when real income goes up, people have money in their pocket and they’re able to spend it.’
The AP also cited Johnson about the sales boom and failed to mention Trump at all:
‘Experts have issued rosy forecasts for the season. Shoppers seemed to be in the mood with unemployment at a 17-year low and consumer sentiment at its highest level since 2000.Shoppers have been spending at a pace not seen since the Great Recession, says Craig Johnson, president of retail consulting group Customer Growth Partners.’
Using a different source, the Wall Street Journal (also via Fox Business) reported sales were up almost 5%, but did not mention Trump at all:
Retailers are enjoying some extra Christmas cheer.
Fueled by high consumer confidence and a robust job market, U.S. retail sales in the holiday period rose at their best pace since 2011, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks both online and in-store spending.
‘Sales, excluding automobiles, rose 4.9% from Nov. 1 through Christmas, compared with a 3.7% gain in the same period last year, according to the Mastercard Inc. unit, which tracks all forms of payment. E-commerce continued to drive the gains, rising 18.1%.
…Unlike in past years, when spending was driven by high-income shoppers, this holiday season a broader swath of the population opened their wallets, encouraged by rising wages and low unemployment, analysts and economists said.‘Fewer people are living paycheck to paycheck,” said Chris Christopher, executive director of economic-research firm IHS Markit. “There is a lot more spending from the lower- and middle-income groups, while the upper-income groups are splurging.’
The failure of the media to even mention President Trump’s policies as a factor in the record holiday sales is yet another example of why his poll numbers are low. In contrast, the media gave former President Barack Obama credit for every meager sign of growth such that it was…’”
As you can see, there’s a clear agenda in the world of broadcast journalism, and it’s not to keep you informed, it’s to keep you scared of conservativism.