Maybe we could all use a little Maga.
Despite his constant social media foibles, misstatements, and occasionally a brilliant strategy message, President Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again campaign is actually making the world a better place. If it were not for the fact that so many people are riled by his unorthodox style, looking back you can see that his policies are not only working, but the world is actually better off because of it.
Today, for example, the U.S. Q2 GDP came in at 2.1, unexpected, just like the fact that the U.S. is on a 211 month winning streak in terms of economic growth, surpassing the previous record of 120 months back in 1991.
Trump’s strategy is simple, so simple in fact, that every other future president (or free market economy) should admit he is right AND openly embrace if they wish to have a prosperous future, which is the result of the now provable fact that lower taxes and less regulation equals small and big business confidence, which translates to consumer confidence that yields steady and sustained economic growth.
Now, we know, thanks to Trump’s persistence, that over-regulation kills enterprise, that higher corporate taxes create uncertainty with middle and small business owners. No hiring, no job growth, income stagnation – the Obama years.
So you see, despite being attacked by establishment media for almost three years as being a complete goof and bumbling idiot, Trump his proven his business acumen is on target, and when the American economy is strong the world becomes more confident. History will never take away Trump’s economic success, just as history will never take away the memory of six years of economic uncertainty during the Obama administration.
What Trump has proven is that less regulation and lower tax burdens equal productivity. Over-regulation kills, Government oversight kills prosperity. This is why Europe stagnates.
Current theory by elite planners like the IMF, the EU and the ECB is that people and businesses have to be regulated – controlled through central-planning (what folks like AOC and Sanders want to expand, as in “can you imagine if things weren’t regulated, why, people would do what they want and there would be no control, and we can’t have that,” says the Socialist).
A rising tide raises all boats, and right now America has proven that a free market society that is not under the thumb of oppressive bureaucracies, will thrive. China might one day realize that they don’t have to control people to make them prosperous, let them be free to choose and they will reward you by being a happy citizen who has control of his or her’s life. Human nature is such where if you allow people to be creative and in control of their destinies, wonderful things happen. Stop trying to fix things and let people fix things themselves and remarkable things like buying, investing, and spending will take place, as it has done now in this country for over ten straight years, with most of the growth occurring after Trump implemented his economic plan.
To AOC, Bernie Sanders and Liz Warren, stop trying to save us, we can save ourselves if you would just leave is alone.
As previously stated, Trump has done a great service to the world. He has shown that when you trust the people (and not try to control them), people are quite capable of finding prosperity on their own terms.
Had anyone else done what Trump has showed us what could be done, had the message perhaps been delivered by someone who possessed a little more charm, we would all be singing his praises. Fortunately, millions already look beyond the veneer of Trump’s insatiable desire to be in the spotlight (a minor character flaw when you consider the thousands of celebrities who actually have the same obsession) and his supporters do see the Trump strategy as a winning one.
We are all beneficiaries, whether we want to admit it or not.My sister in law, who is on welfare and gets free medical benefits, hates Trump. When I explained to her that her benefits were actually going up because of Trump’s policies and that there is more money in the economy so that social service can be sustained (instead of reduced, or cut), and that she is benefitting, she got it. My wife, who also hates Trump, saw our 401k go up by 40% this year., and our taxes were lower, a double-whammy). She still hates Trump, but at least his policies are going to help us retire a little more comfortably. And you might ask Stephen Colbert if he would like to thank Trump for three years of material, and good ratings to boot. He is, as they say, gainfully employed, which makes it possible for him and millions of others to sleep better at night.
Whoever the next president is, I hope they will be smart enough to realize the Trump strategy of low taxes and low regulation should be continued because they do serve in the public interest, and apparently, the world benefits equally as well. Perhaps these other countries could use a little MAGA themselves. Trust the people.
Jim Watkins is a formar national talk show host, author and media consultant.