“Middle-class incomes, after adjusting for inflation, have surged by $5,003 since Donald Trump became president in January 2017,” Stephen Moore writes for Fox News.
“These numbers contrast sharply with the 16 years prior to Trump’s presidency. In the eight years that George W. Bush was president, median income barely showed any gain, up just $401 thanks to the deep recession of 2008. In the seven and a half years that Barack Obama was president, and not including the end of the recession, which Obama inherited, incomes inched up by $1,043 (June 2009 – January 2019).”
Of course, these income surges under President Trump, “especially in the last several months, have occurred at exactly the time when many liberal economists and media talking heads were shouting ‘recession.’”
In the Washington Examiner, Byron York writes that House Democrats do the public a disservice by holding their impeachment hearings behind closed doors. “The hearings are part of an effort to remove the president from office. There could not be a matter of more pressing public concern . . . The impeachment proceedings should be opened up — now.”
“The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a mutually beneficial trade deal that is good for everyone involved – the United States, Canada, and Mexico. But Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) continues to put politics over people, refusing to bring the USMCA to the House floor for a vote,” Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) writes in The Hill.
Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-LA) is catching heat for questionable claims about President Trump’s trade policies, implying the President’s tariffs have driven up the price of imported recycled scrap metal, Elizabeth Crisp reports for NOLA.com. “This is comically bad staff work: there are no tariffs on inbound recycled scrap,” White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro said.
“The latest book on Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a critical biography from two New York Times reporters that made new sexual assault charges that were immediately undermined, has suffered an epic sales crash,” Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner. The source called it “one of the most epic bombs” in recent political publishing.
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