Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Other Leftists Don’t Understand What It Takes to Keep the Economy Humming

Written by William Pauwels on September 18, 2018

Obama is giving speeches around the country claiming his administration initiated the economic boom that the USA is now enjoying. That’s simply not true. See the attached chart which clearly shows the disappointing GDP growth during the Obama years. Note GDP growth was only 1.6% in 2016, his last year. Donald Trump’s last GDP growth report was 4.2% – almost 3 times greater than Obama’s 8th year. And Trump has achieved this in less than two years!

Frankly, it befuddles me that Obama would be this deceptive – or misinformed – when addressing potential voters. But then, the Democrats are in panic mode with little to offer but a return to the mediocre economic days of the Obama administration.

Hopefully voters will see through their deception and vote to retain the Trump administration’s program to Make America Great Again – To Put America First Again.

Remember – President Trump is a non-politician – a successful, action-oriented businessman. He has already accomplished more for the well-being of our nation and our workers and businesses than any two presidents combined. And President Trump is not done as evidenced by his recent meetings overseas and his sense of urgency. He is already at work today regarding additional tax cuts and fair-trade agreements.

If we have learned anything in recent decades, it is that inexperienced, physically attractive candidates – promoting Marxist/Leninist/Democrat-Socialistic values — is the formula for economic decline, at best.

Just look at the Obama administration under his inexperienced leadership. President Trump has already produced nearly three times the GDP performance of Obama – in less than two years. For the first time in many decades, America’s GDP has grown to 4.2%, while unemployment is at a low of 3.8%. (GDP was below 2% during the entire Obama administration, and unemployment was well above 4%.) Clearly, Trump’s tax and regulation reductions and fair-trade insistence are having a surging effect – to the benefit of workers and businesses.

Barack Obama and Leftists like Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know nothing about running the government – the economy – the party. Let’s not make the same mistake again by voting the likes of her into office.

For the first time in decades, the American economy is booming under Republican rule, and the business-savvy leadership of Donald Trump.

Democrats who led the American economy into mediocrity in the past are in a panic – enlisting the help of their allies in the Leftist media. They are attacking our elected President, Republican Congress and Senate in a smear-everything-Trump all-out effort. Their hope is to enlist the support of habitual Democratic voters – many of whom have no idea of what makes the American economy and job markets grow.

My concern is that uninformed voters will cripple the economy once again – voting politically oriented Democrats into power – thus curtailing Pres. Trump’s Make America Great Again – Put America First Again – Agenda. It could happen if enough voters are fooled as in the past.

So I call on all of you to get the word out on the dangers of returning to incompetent Democrat Party rule. Pass on this column and the list of Trump and Republican Party accomplishments in less than two years.

Image: Public Domain; Excerpted from: Mark Dillman –, CC0,

William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.