Mike Talks About how Trump’s Administration has Fared so Far

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President Donald Trump has been in office for quite some time now after having taken the reigns in an unprecedented victory over fierce rival Hillary Clinton a little over two years. My name is Mike Smith and today I am going to break down the Trump era to see just how Americans and the economy are coping with the new faces at the oval office.

Many have moved to Canada?

Trump’s victory in 2016 was swiftly followed by waves of Google searches centered around “moving to Canada” as many who didn’t take too kindly to the new man in charge sought refuge elsewhere. Does this mean that there was an instant flux of people crossing the borders in the aftermath of the November election? Well, I think not. I’ve seen Google records showing the new subject of contention encompassing impeaching a president so it’s safe that people got around to the idea of an enigmatic character in the white house. If you want to learn more check out second hand stores tucson for more details

Trade deficit is up

Now, on a more serious note, the trade stats don’t look too good. According to figures I obtained from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau, trade deficit went up by 12% in 2017 compared to the previous year with the trade imbalance with China particularly worrying. So what does this mean for the America people? Well, I expect one of either two scenarios to pan out. One, heightened tariffs and restrictions on imports and the second possibility is that President Trump would turn a blind eye on the matter. The second case is highly unlikely given how the President strongly feels about trade deficits being a direct reflection of economic weakness so the latter scenario is bound to occur.

The Rust Belt Rut

Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania are the four Rust Belt States that undoubtedly tilted the Presidential race in trumps favor yet the economic development in the region has been fairly quiet. While stats deceptively paint a rosy picture of dwindling unemployment rates, labour-force growth has stagnated at a dismal 0.4% which I believe tells the true story of the demographic decline in the job market.

Deficit-to-GDP failing

The previous administration saw a remarkable annual improvement in this regard but the current one seems to be going in the opposite direction. Some of the unwanted changes include a 0.4% fall in the deficit-GDP ratio complimented by an aging workforce and not-too-pleasing wage gains. This state of affairs is probably down to the fact that the Republican Congress delivered the largest tax code alteration witnessed in the past three decades. The changes are to be effected over a 10 year period with the total cost amount to $ 1 trillion dollars and Trump says the new implementation will reduce the deficit-GDP ratio by increasing annual GDP growth. I’ve found no studies to substantial this and I think it’s a matter of hopeful optimism meant to quell raised eyebrows.

The current administration in a nutshell

While I believe it’s not being a bad to the President’s campaign in office, it has been far from a flawless one. Scandals have continually rocked the present administration with various controversies, such as Russian’s alleged hacking of US servers, continuing to derail the development agenda. That said, does the future look bright for the American people under the new rule? I’d say the answer to that question is a cautious no.

Mike’s Opinion on Donald Trump

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The election of Donald Trump as US president in 2016 horrified and excited many people in equal measure. Mike Smith is among those who welcomed his election with a lot of enthusiasm. He may not like many aspects of Trump’s personality, but he likes what he represents. Moreover, most of his policy stances are pretty much his own. Here is a look at Mikes opinion on Donald Trump and his policies.

Trump as the anti-establishment president

Trump may be the head of the Republican party but he is very much his own man. One of his core messages as a candidate was to ‘drain the swamp’ in the nation’s capital. Like Trump, Mike believes that differences between Republicans and Democrats are superficial and that politicians on both sides of the political divide together with mainstream media, lobbyists, and top business executives operate like a corrupt cartel. Trump, Mike believes, has the will and the strength to break this cartel and make the opinion of average citizens count.
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Israel and the Middle East

Mike Smith has very strong pro-Israel views. He believes in Greater Israel, a strictly Jewish state comprising of today’s Israel, West Bank and Gaza with the whole of Jerusalem as its capital. Trump does not talk of Greater Israel but his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital exhilarated Mike. Previous presidents had made similar promise but Trump had delivered on his. Then there is Trump’s staunch anti-Iranian stance. Mike has a pathological hatred of Iran and its political system. He wholeheartedly believes that Iran is a menace not just to Israel but to the entire world. It is, therefore, not surprising that he welcomed Trump’s withdrawal of the US from Iranian nuclear deal and reimposition of punitive sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Immigration

Immigration is one area Mike is passionate about. He believes that immigrants are contributing to insecurity in America. He also believes that they are taking jobs that would have been done by Americans. These views also happen to be Trump’s views. It is, therefore, no wonder that he supports Trump’s quest to build a wall along the US-Mexican border. Such a wall, Mike believes, will help keep illegal immigrants from setting foot in the US.

Trade policies

Trump’s protectionist trade policies don’t appeal to Mike. He is a strong advocate of free trade. In fact, he believes that it is because of free trade that America has achieved the level of economic prosperity that it enjoys today. According to him, Trump’s tariffs against some goods from the European Union, Canada, and China harm the American economy. Not only are the tariffs a form of tax on Americans, they also make American producers less competitive. He is particularly alarmed by Trump’s obsession with America’s trade deficit with China. Unlike Trump, he doesn’t view the deficit as a bad thing, not least because China uses most of the money it gets from the US to buy American bonds.
Looking at Mike’s views on Donald Trump, it is clear that he is a typical Trump supporter. He likes his guts and most of his policies. Above all, he likes the fact that Trump does what he says he will do. For Mike, this is a breath of fresh air.