Let’s Make Our Economy Great Again
On Tuesday, each and every voter will go into their polling station, pull the (often metaphorical) curtain, and make their personal, private, secret choice. And in that sacred moment, there are the things that matter and the things that don’t.
The things that don’t matter are countless: What Donald Trump said about Megyn Kelly once upon a time, what Hillary Clinton’s aides wrote about Bernie Sanders in some email, where Jeb Bush stands on the election, and on and on. Those things were interesting at the time and they helped us keep our sanity in this interminable campaign season, but they really aren’t important. They don’t have anything to do with your life, your family, or your future.
After all of these distractions, it’s easy to forget why so many Americans supported Donald Trump from the beginning. It wasn’t because he could insult John McCain and get away with it. It wasn’t because he had the intestinal fortitude to wear his hair in such a strange fashion. It wasn’t because he was the last “birther” standing.
For many, it was because Trump had built one of the greatest real estate empires in American history. It wasn’t just that he was an “outsider.” It was what he had done with his life while his opponents were mucking up the Washington swamp with their know-nothing ideas. He was out there getting it done. He was building a business. He was succeeding on his own merit. That’s the kind of leadership that we haven’t had in the White House in…well…a very long time.
We could write a 600-page book outlining all of the mistakes Trump made in this election, but the biggest is that he failed to make the economy his number one message. His business record was always his greatest strength, but he never managed to make this election about that strength. If he had, the polls would look very different right now. It is the one issue where he clearly outshines Hillary Clinton, no matter your ideological bent.
A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for a better economy. Period. End of discussion.
Obama still has the audacity to go out there and claim to have presided over a successful economy. The mainstream media helps him do this, pointing out endlessly how he “saved us” from the 2008 recession. But eight years later, our economy is sluggish, growing at a pathetic 1.5%. That’s no recovery. That’s a warning sign. We are standing at the precipice of another sharp downturn, and Hillary Clinton’s tax hikes would almost certainly send us over the edge.
Trump has vowed one of the biggest tax cuts in American history. His 15% corporate tax rate will bring jobs and revenue back to our shores. He will push for the repeal of Obamacare, a move that would singlehandedly save millions of small businesses and families from bankruptcy. He will slash regulations, promote domestic energy, and ensure that our free trade deals aren’t making other countries rich at the expense of the American worker.
Trump can’t and won’t ensure that you are financially successful, of course. That’s up to you. All he can do is remove the liberal roadblocks that stand in the way. That’s all we need.