Good things come to those who wait…or in this case, to those who vote for Donald Trump.
For years, business owners have suffered under the yoke of Obama’s oppressive regime. Anti-business is the only way anyone could describe that administration and frankly, it has all but crippled the country.
Now, however, the tide is shifting. Earlier this month, we learned of the soaring optimism index, which shows business owners and employers are suddenly hopeful for the future. And ever since Trump won the election, he has taken strides to bring more jobs to America, from Carrier and IBM to SoftBank and Apple.
And it doesn’t end there.
According to Bloomberg, the measure of Americans’ expectations has surged to a 13-year high, with more households anticipating a stronger economy and better jobs in 2017.
“Consumer confidence climbed in December to the highest level since August 2001 as Americans were more upbeat about the outlook than at any time in the last 13 years, according to a report Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board.”
Two questions: 1) From where is all this newfound enthusiasm stemming, and 2) When does the other shoe drop (when the article turns acidic and begins burning your insides with exclamations of “Republicans are evil!” or “This is because of Obama’s brilliance!”
Miraculously, the second one did not materialize. However, an explanation was given for the sudden uptick in American excitement for the future: Donald Trump.
You heard right. A card-carrying Liberal media outlet actually went with the truth for once.
“American households are expecting a Donald Trump administration to deliver. They are more upbeat about the prospects for the economy, labor market and their incomes, according to the Conference Board’s report. The results corroborate surveys by the University of Michigan and the National Federation of Independent Business, which showed jumps in household and business sentiment on Trump’s pledges to boost jobs, cut taxes and ease regulations.
“The post-election surge in optimism for the economy, jobs and income prospects, as well as for stock prices which reached a 13-year high, was most pronounced among older consumers,” Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at the Conference Board, said in a statement. “Looking ahead to 2017, consumers’ continued optimism will depend on whether or not their expectations are realized.”
To sum up, what we have all been feeling (and have known deep down) all along, is actually being backed up by non-partisan polling.
For now, we can accept this explanation with a satisfied smirk. Don’t let down your guard for too long, though…