Buckle Up for the Trump Boom-1/2017—44jH.b72
“See, now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like.” — Michelle Obama, on the election, to Oprah, quoted in The Los Angeles Times, 12/16/16.
They have no idea what’s about to hit them. Not only the institutional left, which is about to be steamrolled, out-maneuvered, and out-played — but millions of younger Americans, who have never experienced a roaring U.S. economy. America is about to be unleashed.
We are primed for a genuine economic recovery, one that will lead to skyrocketing growth at an intensity that is unfamiliar, sadly, to many in this country. They will be shocked what an America that is hitting on all cylinders can do.
Especially after eight years of being told that the best days of America are behind us, and that we must “manage the decline” of the United States in its new, diminished position in the world. That we must realize that the outdated notion of America as a superpower is destabilizing. That America is guilty — of theft of resources, of destroying the environment, of imposing itself on other countries, of oppression.
This has been the governing philosophy for eight years, and for Millennials it has been formative. Those who’ve spent the bulk of their 20s or their 30s under Obama have only known economic stagnation and limited prospects most of their working (or out-of-work) lives. That entire generation is about to be blown away by what’s possible. I expect it to be revolutionary, in terms of how the American people relearn the blessings of economic liberty. Not to mention the contrast in productivity and innovation under a punitive government versus a less invasive government that actually sides with Americans.
Something is awakening — everyone can sense it, whether they admit it or not. I have never felt one day of optimism in the last eight years with the leadership in Washington, D.C. Not with Obama, or with the Republican leadership in Congress, because there wasn’t any serious opposition to Obama. But there is coming a stark change in attitude, in policy, in energy — it’s already on the move.
You can feel the engines revving. Donald Trump is not yet inaugurated, yet during his transition he is already “bringing jobs back to America”:
- Nov. 17: “Ford Says Lincoln MKC Production Will Stay in Kentucky, Not Move to Mexico.” — Automotive News. Ford credited Trump “policies that will improve U.S. competitiveness and make it possible to keep production of this vehicle here in the United States.”
- Nov. 17: “Apple Mulls Moving iPhone Production to U.S.” — Fox News
- Nov. 29: “We are pleased to have reached a deal with President-elect Trump & VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy.” — Carrier
- Dec. 6: SoftBank of Japan founder Masayoshi Son agrees to invest $50 billion in the U.S. thanks to the coming deregulation under Trump. — CNN
- Dec. 7: “Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and … Apple supplier, [is] in preliminary discussions to expand its operations in the U.S.” — Reuters
- Dec. 7: “U.S. Steel CEO Says Company May Rehire 10,000 Workers” due to a more business-friendly tax policy under President Trump. — Consumer Affairs
- Dec. 7: “Trump’s Win Pushed This Manufacturer to Return to the U.S.” — CNN, on Trans-Lux, maker of giant LCD and led displays, moving its production out of China.
- Dec. 9: With Trump in Grand Rapids, Dow CEO announced Dow Chemical will invest in a state-of-the-art innovation center in Midland, MI, creating 100 new R & D jobs and repatriating 100 jobs from overseas. — Dow
- Dec. 13: “IBM Lays Out Plans to Hire 25,000 in U.S. Ahead of Trump Meeting.” — Bloomberg
Trump will be moving quickly across multiple broken systems — taxation, regulation, trade — that have been stifling this country like a wet blanket. I keep warning you that there are no guarantees, and there are bound to be glitches and missteps, but Trump has laid out a pro-growth, America-centric plan, that could indeed, as he says, create 25 million new jobs over the next decade. I happen to think it could be even more than that.
And he is bringing in a new type of leader to implement the plan. The political elites despise this. In an article headlined “Outsiders Selected by Trump Aim to Unnerve Washington,” The New York Times reports: “Mr. Trump has recruited people to lead his government who can be roughly grouped into categories that appeal to the different parts of his psyche. In addition to the disrupters, there are the dealmakers, the loyalists, the establishment, and the generals.”
Wrong. It has nothing to do with his “psyche.” Trump has picked doers. Period. Titans of American business, finance, the military, in many cases. Standouts, in virtually all cases.
Those opposing them are lifetime career bureaucrats and political hacks. But Trump’s election means we’re not going to be governed by the hacks anymore. We’re not going to be held back by a bunch of egghead academic theorists and faculty lounge lizards who haven’t accomplished anything in the real world.
Folks, we’ve had eight years of abject stagnation. We know how to fail. We know how to retard our growth, we know how to put the country in decline, we know how to penalize America, we know how to run around and feel guilty about America. What we need are people who love and respect America and believe that America’s greatness is the best thing for the world, because it is. It always has been.
I have no doubt. But few are prepared for the impact of his level of energy. We have not seen this kind of can-do spirit, throw-out-the-way-it’s-always-been-done-and-forge-a-new-way attitude in our lifetimes. It makes the Democrat Party and the media look inept, pathetic, childish. Donald Trump is the very definition of outside-the-box thinking and action — while not only are Democrats inside the box, their box is a concrete bunker with a couple of tiny windows, and they can’t see what’s coming at them.
source-rush, la times, nyt,