"Today in the paper it was reported that Medicare is failing faster than we just recently thought. And Social Security is right behind it. If anyone can fix these two massive Ponzi Schemes, it is Donald Trump. And I am counting on the fact he will do it."
The past couple months, it has been all eyes on Minnesota. As one of my friends from another state told me, "Boy - our state has stuff going on, but it is boring here compared to Minnesota!" Ain't that the truth! In all my years of paying attention to politics, this year is really a bonanza. Anyone who says they are bored with politics this year in Minnesota, might need to be drug tested.
Meanwhile - back in Washington - stuff is really happening. How much stuff? If this was happening under Obama instead of Trump, the headlines in the paper would be as large as "Dewey Defeats Truman!" But - because it is Trump, many of his accomplishments are listed somewhere in small print behind the obits.
Not too long ago, the big (yet almost unbelievable) news was in the first time in forever, this country has as many job openings as people who are unemployed. Instead of having the "economists version" of full employment (which is never really full), we had actual full employment. Hold on - this just gets better. Today in the paper, it was reported that we now have more job openings, than people unemployed! Let that sink in for a minute. And while that is sinking in, think back to the days of Carter or Obama.
How is that GDP going? The GDP which was barely above zero for eight years under BHO? Now there is talk about the GDP maybe going north of 4%. What? Yes. In the short time that Trump has been in office, amazing things are happening. Did he create all those jobs? Absolutely not! But - he did plow the road by eliminating thousands of job killing regulations and giving us a massive tax cut. Funny things happen to the economy when you have an experienced capitalist in charge rather than an avowed socialist.
Did I mention energy? Miss those old days of Jimmy Carter having fireside chats with us in his cardigan sweater? Turn you thermostat down to 62. Drive only 55. We are almost out of energy. All of sudden under Donald Trump, we have more energy than we know what to do with. How much so? By the end of the year, we will be an energy exporter. That means a surplus for us. In fact, is it estimated we will have more proven reserves than Saudi Arabia.
Some folks right now, are wetting their pants over possible trade wars. Because of the tariffs that Trump has put on some products, from some countries. If there were another way to fix our WAY OUT OF CONTROL trade deficit, Donald Trump would have done it. But his choice was keep letting these massive trade deficits grow, of fix them using tariffs. In the long run, this will be a good thing for our country. However, the road might be a bit bumpy for a while.
One final thought before I close. One of the business channels reported that our economy is so hot right now, with so many good things happening, business and financial reporters at some of the nation's largest newspapers have run out of words to describe the economy. It is just that good.
Now that the economy is fixed, it is time to move on to our entitlements. Today in the paper it was reported that Medicare is failing faster than we recently thought. And Social Security is right behind it. If anyone can fix these two massive Ponzi Schemes, it is Donald Trump. And I am counting on the fact he will do it.