Hey, Trump! America IS already great! Check out these numbers….
Despite the doom and gloom cries from Donald Trump, America has improved quite nicely since Bush did his damage. I hope Hillary flat out challenges Trump and his numbers – if he ever gives any – as they are all lies. There are no legitmate figures to back up what Trump spews out. I also find his motto, "Make America Great Again," to be insulting. We, as a country, have been working hard to repair the damage from Bush, and we’ve made tremendous amounts of headway. Don’t insult our progress. Here are some of the more pertinent numbers of Obama updated in April 2016.
- The U.S. trade deficit has shrunk by 24 percent; exports have grown faster than imports.
- The number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally has gone down — by 3.4 percent according to one independent estimate and by 9 percent according to another.
- The economy has added 9.7 million jobs.
- The unemployment rate has dropped below the historical norm.
- The buying power of the average worker’s weekly paycheck is up 4.2 percent.
- Corporate profits are running 144 percent higher and stock prices have soared.
- The number of people lacking health insurance has gone down by nearly 15 million.
The growing Trade Deficit does have many worried, and Trump has jumped all over this opportunity like flies on shit. Trump carries on that he is the only person qualified and capable of reducing the deficit. Well, he is not. To the contrary, having filed four bankruptsies speaks volumes for his financial skills. He would treat this as if he was at the crap table getting ready to roll the dice with an all or nothing bet.
Despite what Trump claims, the number of people living in the US illegally has declined, according to independent estimates by demographers. The Pew Research Center estimated a decline of roughly 400,000, or 3.4 percent. And the Center for Migration Studies estimated that the drop has been even more pronounced — a decrease of 1.1 million, or 9 percent.
And this wall. Stupid. Think about it… most of the people who are in the US illegally originally legally flew in. Visitors who have let their visas expire yet continue to stay are the largest numbers of illegals. Sure, the wall would decrease the number coming over – for a while anyway. But the number of southern border hoppers are small when considering the whole. The only thing this wall will do – besides take our tax money as Mexico will not pay for it – is force the polleros and solo crossers to find other alternatives. I would expect more tunnels to crop up.
Dump da Trump
As you can see, by the numbers from Fact Check, we are doing quite well and still moving up. (All of Fact Check’s numbers provide their source references.) To go in and tear apart something that is working perfectly fine would be the most insane move done only for spite.
Trump’s biggest horn he’s tooting is our security within the US. He is creating fear-mongering, nothing else. Personally, I feel perfectly safe here. There is nothing to indicate that our security on US soil is decreasing. I think the biggest threat is from within — Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Trump’s ignorance, intolerance and hatred towards Mexicans and Muslims will only cause problems.
America is great and will continue to be great so long as Trump stays out of Washington.
In my lifetime, America has never not been great. As the saying goes, “America, love it or leave it.” Half the world would like to come here if they could. As for that stupid wall, well, I’ve no sympathy for anyone who enters or stays in this country illegally. We are, after all, a nation of laws. But any idiot knows you can’t build a wall on the border since the border is the middle of the Rio Grande. You have to build on one side or the other, either stealing Mexican land or leaving out American land. They’ve already had that problem in some metro areas where they had to leave some US land outside the fence. Stupid man with ridiculous ideas. If he’s got any good ones, I’d like to hear them. In fact, from both sides, I’d like to hear constructive ideas and plans for the future, not simply the exchange of ugly insutls and name calling. This is NOT grade school!
Is there any country which is “great”? Okay, maybe Norway. For the most part, though, we have a great country. It needs a lot of improvement as life changes through the years but the GOP won’t cooperate.
I’ve thought about those logistics, too. But the river doesn’t run the entire length of the border. You know Mexico would not allow Trump’s wall to encroach even one centimeter over the border. So I’d have to be the US is where they’d place it. But no worries, there’s no way in hell this will ever happen. Even if Trump is elected (that thought scares the hell out of me), Congress will do everything they can to make sure it doesn’t happen. I think the majority of Congress, included the GOP, don’t agree with this wall. Trump is an idiot.
You forgot the dismal GDP, under 2%. We need 350,000 new jobs per month to break even, never get over 200,000. The economy is in bad shape unless you work for a government. Time to grow up and stop lying!