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The Trump Bump Stumps Chumps November 12, 2019

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Here’s a sampling of some of the positive economic headlines and pull quotes after almost three years of President Trump’s effort to Make America Great Again:

Trump’s Economic Triumph: “Prosperity is increasing, and the less well-off are benefiting the most.”

Trump economy is really experiencing a middle-class boom — this data doesn’t lie: “Median household incomes under Donald Trump have soared from $61,000 to an all-time high of $66,000 in less than three years into the Trump presidency. This is tremendous news and documents substantial middle-class prosperity in Trump’s first three years in office.  The $5,003 rise in middle-class incomes is especially impressive given that incomes only rose by $1,200 in the seven years under Obama”

Trump’s Economy Is Working for Minorities: “The U.S.’s long economic expansion has been particularly beneficial for minority workers. … The unemployment gaps between both blacks and whites as well as Hispanics and whites have reached all-time lows. It’s not just that the job market has been good: For minorities, it has been historically good.”

Trump economy surges while Biden and Obama hog the credit: Middle-class incomes have grown almost three times faster under Trump than under Obama. This is like trading in a Pinto for a Porsche and as you’re flying down the highway saying it’s just a trend.  Small business and consumer confidence as well as the stock market surged in the days after the Trump election and have stayed high ever since.  Coincidence?  Hardly.

More to the point, most of Trump’s policies have been to reverse Obama policies, not to continue them. Obama raised tax rates; Trump cut them . Obama grew regulations at a record pace; Trump has been rescinding them at a record pace.  Or as the Washington Examiner expressed it, “Trump kills 16 regulations for every new one, crushing the 2-for-1 goal.”  Obama negotiated the Paris climate accord — a $100 billion tax on the American economy — and Trump smartly pulled us out.

What’s next?  Will Jimmy Carter start taking credit for the Reagan boom?”

Of course the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media work overtime filling the airwaves, headlines, and the wall-to-wall cable chatocracy with fake news telling us how lower taxes and less regulations will destroy of the American economy.

In reality, the Trump program of tax cuts for workers, deregulation, and policies that put American industries first—from farmers to manufacturers to energy producers—is finally allowing the United States to negotiate from a position of strength.

The fact is that the self-appointed experts who broke our economy have no idea how President Trump is fixing it.  The very thought that free enterprise, individual liberty, and economic opportunity might be just what’s needed to reinvigorate the over-regulated and centrally-planned nation in decline they devised doesn’t even register as a possibility.

American jobless claims fall week after week.  This means fewer of our citizens have to file for unemployment benefits in what is now a strong labor market.   Surprise – surprise – surprise the democrats who pose as reporters and their in-house economists didn’t see that coming.  Did you ever notice how every positive report is accompanied shock and bewilderment.

While the economy is surging across the board for an example of why let’s take a moment and think about the so-called trade war with China.  For years, both Democrats and Republicans promised to hold Beijing accountable for breaking the rules on trade. For instance China is responsible for 87 percent of the counterfeit goods seized entering America which costs us an estimated 600 billion per year.  Its intellectual property theft is estimated to cost U.S. employers another 600 billion each year.  Its average tariff rate on our goods entering their country is nearly three times what we charge them.

Unlike past leaders, President Trump is actually keeping his promise to make China play by the rules. The socialists don’t like that.  They’ve argued for years that upsetting the Chinese communists by calling them to account will hurt our economy.

But that doesn’t appear to be the case.

Andy Puzder the former CEO of CKE Restaurants wrote for Fox News: “Here in the U.S. – despite claims that tariffs would end the current economic recovery and increase consumer costs – our economy remains the envy of the world.  Inflation is in check, unemployment is near a half-century low, wages are surging, and economic growth is continuing to beat expectations.”

Puzder continued, “A skilled negotiator like President Trump knows that you should never rush into a deal, even if the political benefits are compelling.  As a nation, we would eventually pay the price for a deal driven by politics rather than substance.”

How is President Trump’s policy of standing up for America impacting China?  President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor Larry Kudlow said on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street. “The Chinese economy is crumbling. It’s just not the powerhouse it was 20 years ago. …  Any long chart of Chinese investment or economic metrics shows a steady downdraft.  …  Their GDP, which is probably inflated by several points, is coming in lower and lower. …  The economic burden of these tariffs is falling almost 100 percent on China.”

As highlighted above the Trump Economy is already strong, especially for the blue-collar workers who need it most.  Once the President’s America First policies persuade China to end its decades-long trade war on America, the United States’ economic future will be shining like a bright sunrise after a long dark night.

So while the left’s continually surprised self-appointed experts claim President Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing on trade or the economy the results prove they’re the ones being schooled by the reality of the Trump Bump or as my purposefully attention grabbing alliterative title puts it, “The Trump Bump Stumps Chumps.”

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, Global Studies, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

Dr. Owens’ Next Book Signing Event November 11, 2019

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When:

Friday        NOV 15             4 PM – 8 PM

Saturday    NOV 16             9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday      NOV 17             9 AM – 3 PM

Where:

Bridge View Center

102 Church St

Ottumwa, IA 52501

Dr. Owens has six new titles published this year.

Bring in a book to be signed or purchase one new.  All sixteen of Dr. Owens’ titles will be available.  His books include: Five novels in the America’s Trojan War series, America’s Odyssey: You Can’t Go Home Again, America’s Odyssey II: You must Go Home Again, America’s Steel Brigade, and America’s Armageddon. Four books on Political Science: The Constitution Failed, Constitutional Philosophy in Action, Then Came Trump, Drain the Swamp, and The Complete Encyclopedia of Socialist Wisdom.  Four History Books: America Vol. One: Colonial History, The Azusa Street Revival, The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same (describes how the elites in America use presidential assassinations to create and sustain a secular political religion), and America Won the Vietnam War! A book on Leadership: COGIC History: The Dark Years, and a book designed to strengthen and encourage Christians called Faith.   All of these books are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle.

All of Dr. Owens’ books are available in paperback and kindle at Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Owens’ Next Book Signing Event November 8, 2019

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When:

Friday        NOV 8         4 PM – 8 PM

Saturday    NOV 9          9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday      NOV 10        9 AM – 3 PM

Where:

Hawkeye Downs

4400 6th St SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Dr. Owens has five new titles published this year.

Bring in a book to be signed or purchase one new.  All fifteen of Dr. Owens’ titles will be available.  His books include: Five novels in the America’s Trojan War series, America’s Odyssey: You Can’t Go Home Again, America’s Odyssey II: You must Go Home Again, America’s Steel Brigade, and America’s Armageddon. Four books on Political Science: The Constitution Failed, Constitutional Philosophy in Action, Then Came Trump, and Drain the Swamp.  Four History Books: America Vol. One: Colonial History, The Azusa Street Revival, The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same (describes how the elites in America use presidential assassinations to create and sustain a secular political religion), and America Won the Vietnam War! A book on Leadership: COGIC History: The Dark Years, and a book designed to strengthen and encourage Christians called Faith.   All of these books are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle.

All of Dr. Owens’ books are available in paperback and kindle at Amazon

 

 

 

Quit Looking at the Wind November 5, 2019

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The talents we have are God’s gifts to us.  What we do with those talents is our gift to God.  Paul told us, “Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay that Jesus Christ is in you. Test it out. If you fail the test, do something about it.”

As believers we don’t just know about God.  We not only personally know the Master of the universe.  He’s in us.  We’re wall-to-wall Jesus filled with His Spirit.  And it’s that dynamic union that makes us who we are.  Like the energizer bunny we’re filled with power but ours doesn’t come from the copper top it comes from the Creator of everything.  What we do we do in and through Him and without Him we can do nothing.  If we attempt to build our lives without Him we’re building castles in the sand instead of a fortress on the rock.

John told us, “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.  I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. This is how my Father shows who he is—when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.”

How do we test our lives?  How do we know whether or not we’re allowing God to work in and through us?  Are we allowing Him to guide us?  Or are we insisting on being the piolet instead of the co-pilot on our brief flight through this world?  We can easily test this by asking, “How fruitful am I?”  If we’re producing fruit we’re united with Christ.  If not what are we doing?

Are we waiting until the time is right?  Are we waiting until we’re fully prepared?  Are we waiting until we have all the provisions we need to face any eventuality?

The time is always right.  God is always ready to act, to be, to do because He is the great “I am” not the will-o-the-wisp “I’m going to be.”

We don’t need to worry about being fast enough, strong enough, or smart enough because God delights in using the ordinary to do the extraordinary.  He took a bunch of nobodies from a backwater and turned the world upside down.  Or as my favorite band Casting Crowns puts it, “I’m just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody who saved my soul.”

Our God hasn’t changed.  He still delights in using the weak to confound the strong.  Just look at the history of faith.  You don’t have to look very deep, Jacob, Joseph, David, Paul to see the obvious God deliberately “chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these nobodies to expose the hollow pretensions of the somebodies.”

Therefore being a weak and foolish nobody isn’t a disqualification.  In fact it might be why He chose us to do what He’s called us to do.  What has He called us to do?  Maybe we should ask Him?  And then allow Him the space and the time to tell us.  In prayer as in life we need to listen more than we need to speak or as James put it, “let every man be swift to hear and slow to speak.”  If we listen to Him and let Him lead us we can be assured He will show us where we should go and what we should do.

Often when I say to people, “The Lord told me to do so this or that, to go here or to stay there” they look at me as if I have two heads.  Many have looked at me that way and said, “Do you mean God talks to you?”  In such cases I always look at them the same way and ask, “Do you mean God doesn’t talk to you?”

God is always there.  He’s always guiding us.  If we don’t hear Him the odds are we aren’t listening.

Are we waiting until we have all the resources?  Do we think we need to wait until we have enough money?  Do we think we need to wait until we have enough time, or skill, or opportunity?  I can tell you when all that will occur, never.

When God called Moses from the burning bush and told him he was going to go to Pharaoh and lead the chosen people to freedom Moses protested saying he wasn’t strong enough, smart enough, and that he didn’t have a silver tongue.  Did all that fear dressed up as humility impress God?  No it made God angry. So let’s do our best not to make God angry.  Let’s leave the objections that we aren’t the ones He called to do what He has told us to do and come to the realization that where God guides God provides.  If He calls us to walk upon the water we can walk upon the water.  Let’s quit looking at the wind and the waves and step out of the boat.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, Global Studies, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

Dr. Owens’ Next Book Signing Event November 4, 2019

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When:

Friday        NOV 8         4 PM – 8 PM

Saturday    NOV 9          9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday      NOV 10        9 AM – 3 PM

Where:

Hawkeye Downs

4400 6th St SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Dr. Owens has five new titles published this year.

Bring in a book to be signed or purchase one new.  All fifteen of Dr. Owens’ titles will be available.  His books include: Five novels in the America’s Trojan War series, America’s Odyssey: You Can’t Go Home Again, America’s Odyssey II: You must Go Home Again, America’s Steel Brigade, and America’s Armageddon. Four books on Political Science: The Constitution Failed, Constitutional Philosophy in Action, Then Came Trump, and Drain the Swamp.  Four History Books: America Vol. One: Colonial History, The Azusa Street Revival, The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same (describes how the elites in America use presidential assassinations to create and sustain a secular political religion), and America Won the Vietnam War! A book on Leadership: COGIC History: The Dark Years, and a book designed to strengthen and encourage Christians called Faith.   All of these books are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle.

All of Dr. Owens’ books are available in paperback and kindle at Amazon

 

 

 

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