@LANTASKI) 2. Correct years of job killing regulations and grow the economy in an unprecedented amount in just over a year
2016 Job Growth (excluding Jan. 2016): 2.09m
2017 Job Growth (excluding Jan. 2017): 1.84m
2016 Hourly Wage Growth: 2.9%
2017 Hourly Wage Growth: 2.5%
That's unprecedented? Wage growth isn't really useful till there are a few years for data purposes but w.e.
Now how about some figures Trump campaigned on:
1. Federal Deficit: Up to $666b in 2017 from $585b in 2016
2. Coal Jobs: Only 800 added in 2017, increasing from 49.7k to 50.5k
3. Manufacturing Jobs: Just 196k
4. Trade Deficit (not that it matters): $558b, the highest level since 2008.
And please, do not do the following:
1. Cite the stock market as proof of a strong economy.
2. Point towards unemployment rates
3. Point towards GDP rates.
The latter two are due to two things. First, he hasn't implemented any policies that truly affect either (at least in the near term). Secondly, they both have been trending the same way they are now for the past few years. It has nothing to do with Trump.
I will admit, it is unfair to look at the economy during such a short period of time given that most of the effects will manifest in a few years, but you brought it up not me.