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Re: President Trump's accomplishments, 8 million no longer need food stamps
« Reply #250 on: September 25, 2019, 04:33:05 PM »
Thanks to Trump, 7 million have quit food stamps
 September 24, 2019

Source:  NY Times front page headline, just kidding, Washington Examiner opinion section:
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/thanks-to-trump-7-million-have-quit-food-stamps

According to recently released government data, exactly 36,029,506 Americans (18,230,968 households) are currently enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP. Although it may seem as though a rather large number of Americans receive government subsidies for their groceries, the current SNAP figure should be celebrated.

Why? Because in 2016, the last year of the Obama administration, 42,972,692 Americans (21,232,456 households) received SNAP.
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That is roughly a 20% (18.6%) decrease in poverty.

Who knew?  Who cares??

Why doesn't federal social spending decrease proportionally?

Because federal agencies can only grow.

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new trade pact with Japan ; helps US farmers !
« Reply #251 on: September 26, 2019, 08:22:20 AM »

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Pres. Trump's accomplishments, promises kept: New trade deal Japan
« Reply #252 on: September 26, 2019, 08:47:17 AM »
obviously this will not be in the MSM:
https://patriotpost.us/articles/65726-trump-inks-new-trade-deal-with-japan-2019-09-26

I was typing while you posted that.   )

Tues on the forum:
"We need to resolve our trade issues with the rest of the world and have our allies join the fight against China until it is won."

Wed: Trump and Japan Prime Minister Abe announced a new trade deal. 
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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49834705

US and Japan agree on initial trade deal

Under the deal, over 90% of US food and agricultural products going into Japan will either be free of any duty or receive preferential tariff access, according to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

Japan will reduce tariffs on products such as fresh and frozen beef and pork, and will immediately eliminate them for certain nuts, fruits and vegetables.

In return, the US will either remove or lower duties on some $40 million of agricultural imports from Japan, including cut flowers, green tea and soy sauce.

According a transcript published by the White House., Mr Abe said there would be a "very wonderful, positive impact on the global economy".

The US and Japan have also agreed on preferential treatment for certain digital products.  They will prohibit any duties being imposed on digital products such as videos, music and e-books and will ensure data can be freely transferred across borders.
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This makes completion of a larger deal with Japan more likely and makes completion of a deal with China more likely.

The threat of larger tariffs on Japanese autos is what motivated them to open their market.

I don't like the use of tariffs in this way but no other way has worked.

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Re: President Trump's accomplishments and promises kept
« Reply #253 on: September 26, 2019, 09:00:31 AM »
I was typing while you posted that.   )

great minds think alike.


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Re: President Trump getting China out of Long Beach, CA port
« Reply #255 on: September 28, 2019, 09:35:12 AM »
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/trump_administration_forces_china_to_sell_the_port_of_long_beach.html?fbclid=IwAR3YovcatEkFAYJ6mS5fz-Cqx0yC8zzKRnxujhOG2zrH0KF8dg4ezd3-6I0#.XYV4kQtit9Y.facebook

Wow!  Winning.

I heard a friend who is selling his company that imports from China mention that the new tariffs are optional.  Chinese sellers off to declare less than value on the documents and each business has to deal with the moral, legal and practical aspects of that.  Having the ports or Chinese imports Chinese-owned doesn't help enforcement of that.  Trump is one step ahead of them - again.




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Re: President Trump's accomplishments and promises kept
« Reply #259 on: October 02, 2019, 08:36:21 PM »
Yes it is.  We regularly engage with each other on our FB pages and have spoken on the phone.

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Trump woke America to China
« Reply #260 on: October 04, 2019, 07:04:59 AM »
of course we here at DB forum have been woke for over 20 yrs to this but at least now there is even MSM and political notice of the gigantic problem ignored since Herbert Bush:

https://www.richmond.com/opinion/columnists/victor-davis-hanson-column-how-china-woke-america/article_f9b9c8ae-5d0b-5a31-b398-0071f3e4c992.html

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President Trump's accomplishments: wage growth, 42 percent improvement
« Reply #261 on: October 05, 2019, 08:48:14 AM »
The Bureau of Economic Analysis on July 30 published its annual revisions to personal income data. Following meager growth in employee compensation of 2.7 percent in 2016 and 2.9 percent in 2015, the revisions show significant increases of 4.5 percent in 2017 and 5 percent in 2018. To put those numbers in context, in President Donald Trump’s first two years, employee compensation increased by $672 billion more than it did during President Barack Obama’s last two, for a whopping 42 percent improvement.
https://www.timesonline.com/opinion/20190821/andy-puzder-sen-warren-is-real-economic-threat

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Unemployment rate for Hispanics and African Americans Hispanics lowest ever
« Reply #262 on: October 05, 2019, 11:53:26 AM »
Lowest unemployment rate in 50 years!

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/04/jobs-report---september-2019.html

September unemployment rate falls to 3.5%, a 50-year low, as payrolls rise by 136,000

Unemployment rate for Hispanics and African Americans Hispanics is the lowest ever.


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Re: President Trump's economic accomplishments
« Reply #264 on: October 17, 2019, 07:38:50 AM »
Income inequality down.  Income up more for low and middle income workers than during his predecessor.
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Last week’s Census: Worker earnings increased by 3.4% while the poverty rate declined 0.5 percentage points to 11.8%, the lowest level since 2001. Benefit rolls are shrinking as low-income workers earn more.

According to the Census Bureau, the number of full-time, year-round workers increased by 2.3 million in 2018, and employment gains were biggest among minority female-led households. The share of workers in female-led households who worked full-time year-round increased by 4.2 percentage points among blacks and 3.6 percentage points among Hispanics.

As a result, real median earnings for female households with no spouse present jumped 7.6% last year. The poverty rate among female households declined 2.7 percentage points for blacks, four percentage points for Hispanics and 7.1 percentage points for their children.

[Remember this the next time Senator Kamala Harris complains that Mr. Trump’s policies are harming women and minorities.]

The jobless rate for black women last month fell to a historic low of 4.4% and neared a nadir for Hispanic women at 4.2%.

Income gains are being distributed more evenly. The share of households making less than $35,000 in inflation-adjusted dollars has fallen 1.2 percentage points since 2016 while those earning between $50,000 and $150,000 and more than $200,000 have both increased by 0.8 percentage points.

Real median incomes increased in households between the ages of 15 to 24 and 25 to 34 by 9.1% and 5%, respectively.

Faster growth and tight labor markets of the Trump years are finally lifting incomes for folks at the bottom after the slow-growth Obama years.

   - WSJ Editorial, Sept 20, 2019, "The Real Cure for Inequality"


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Re: Morale at State Dept at all time low
« Reply #266 on: October 21, 2019, 09:16:33 AM »
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/466538-diplomats-describe-all-time-low-in-morale-at-state-under-trump

Morale in the swamp is at all time low. This President has an "unconventional" style, different world view, and a different way of negotiating than any of his predecessors.  That doesn't mean the old way was right; the old way is what got us in this situation in each trouble spot around the  world.  Like what is taught in 'Disruptive Innovation', you probably need new people with a different mindset to carry out a changed mission.  It's very unlikely the existing staff can adapt.  Maybe 75,000 employees aren't all needed if the mission changed and what their doing now, as reported, is complain, resist and wait for leadership to change.


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Re: President Trump's accomplishments and promises kept, 157 judges confirmed
« Reply #268 on: November 05, 2019, 06:44:07 AM »
157 judges confirmed, so far.
Source, Trump, Google, Wikipedia.

It is hard to be conservative and to be neutral on that subject come election day, given the choice of some ultra-liberal taking on that role.
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Re: President Reagan Statue in Berlin
« Reply #270 on: November 07, 2019, 04:53:01 AM »
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/berlin-rejected-reagan-statue-but-trump-administration-found-way-to-make-it-happen

Germany and Obama never thought to put a statue of Reagan in the city where this one American President changed the world?

Good to see you put it under Trump Accomplishments.