Encouraging news for Trump haters

  Opponents of President Trump define themselves as being more compassionate than the president. Maybe they’re right. Setting aside their plans for higher minimum wages, higher taxes, and higher abortion rates, these empathetic enemies of the economic ennui among working class Americans that so defined the Obama years have got to be cheering the good…

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Hong Kong vs. Cuba: a stark contrast

By Tom Quiner In light of the Democratic Party’s embrace of socialism, it is worth contrasting its effectiveness when compared to free enterprise using real world examples. A perfect comparison is Cuba vs. Hong Kong. In 1961, Cuba embraced unabashed socialism while Hong Kong embraced unabashed capitalism. Interestingly, Cuba owns some nice assets, such as…

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Iowa abortions contribute to the Iowa worker shortage

By Iowans for Life Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal ran with the headline: “Iowa’s Labor Plight: Too Many Jobs.” They ran with the wrong lede. The correct headline should have been: “Iowa’s Labor Plight: Worker Shortage.” The article points out that Iowa’s unemployment has dropped to an astounding 2.9%. Manufacturers in particular cannot find enough people…

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Donald Trump doesn’t learn from history

Key Trump rust belt states, such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia lost jobs last time we imposed these types of tariffs.

Will they stick with Republicans next go ’round if they’re back in the unemployment line? Tariffs are tax increases and job killers for working class American families. You know, Trump voters.

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“It’s the economy, stupid”

The economy grew an average of just 2% a year under Barack Obama. This was about a point less than our historic post World War II average.

The Left dismissed the anemic results as the “new normal.”

It looks as if the ‘new normal’ is history. Under President Trump, the economy has grown an average of 3% each of the past two quarters. In addition, Standard & Poor’s Dow Jones average has grown 20% since Mr. Trump’s election a year ago.

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