Thanks to Trump we’re in the best economy in a generation.
It may be a surprise, but President Trump is nowhere near as unpopular among minority voters as the biased mainstream media suggest. Why is that? In a word, jobs.
Trump, it turns out, has been the most consequential president in history when it comes to minority employment. In June, for instance, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos 16 years and older fell to 4.6%, its lowest level ever, from 4.9% in May. The previous all-time low was 4.8%.
African-American unemployment bounced up from its all-time low of 5.9% in May to 6.5% in June. But that 6.5% still represents the second-lowest unemployment reading ever for Black Americans.And our own IBD/TIPP Poll data show that, on average, minority Americans’ confidence in their own finances has risen from 57.1 to 63.5 since Trump took office. That’s important, since people’s happiness with their own finances is a good indicator of future voting tendencies. As the Zogby Poll recently noted: “Even though President Trump receives little support from these (minority) groups, things might be going just good enough economically that … Republicans can retain control of Congress and Trump gets re-elected in 2020.”We wondered, if Trump were truly racist, “why would (he) put in place policies that, factually speaking, benefit minorities? It’s funny, too, that those that sell this toxic brew of false racism don’t mention the truth: That, like the rest of us, minorities thrive as the economy’s growth picks up.”
Thanks to Trump we’re in the best economy in a generation. The sun is rising for people who for way too long have known only darkness. While everyone benefits, minorities are gaining especially well. It’s always been true that Democrat welfare does not solve poverty. If it did Lyndon Johnson’s “war on poverty” would have been a huge success rather than the abject failure it was and is.
Democrats and liberals refuse to accept that a growing economy might just be more important to low-skilled workers than any welfare program could ever be. The importance to them is not merely the job they hold today. It is the work experience they are receiving that will help them get better jobs in the future.
This is especially so because the liberal hand outs are mainly for the purpose of buying votes with taxpayer dollars and not for raising poor minorities out of poverty. If that were the goal and if it were successful it would not serve the needs of the Democrat party. A permanent underclass that believes its only hope is to keep Democrats in office is the real objective. That’s why Democrats see Trump as their worst enemy. His policies could bring down the false edifice of caring and empathy they have created. Trump is exposing the truth about liberalism, as resentment and a demand for power disguised as compassion.
It is plain to see how poor minorities are gaining better lives since Trump was elected. If Democrats really cared about all the things they claim to care about they should be celebrating this new birth of freedom and prosperity, not to mention self respect, for those Americans who need it most.