The economy is not in the best of shape presently, and this becomes even more obvious the more the administration tries to pressure the Federal Reserve Board to further lower interest rates, and yet the pundits continue to claim that things are going well.
One thing is for sure, this isn’t the rapid growth economy we were sold.
The current administration is desperate to have American voters believe their blatant mediocrity is somehow better than the blatant mediocrity of the prior administration…
There are a lot of indications, not least of which the rhetoric coming out of the White House, that the economy is not as strong as has been sold.
The only thing keeping the United States economy out of a significant recession have been low interest rates…
It is obvious something is holding the economy back, but no one is dealing with the underlying problem.
Trade talks with China remain a wild card that can stave off an economic slowdown in 2019, or, if things go south in trade negotiations, take the economy of both countries down with it.
[T]he president’s misbegotten policies are presently the biggest factors in the market today.
Americans should remain skeptical of the rosy picture painted by the latest jobs report, because fundamental problems in the economy remain.
The current administration’s economy has only outperformed the average performance of the previous administration (post recession) eight months out of the last twenty-one months, or roughly one-third of the time.
[O]ne thing Trump is very good at is claiming responsibility for the things that are going right for the United States economy, but these claims don’t actually hold up to any rigorous scrutiny.
This simply isn’t good news for the Trump economy.
By all objective measures, the economy generated fewer jobs in 2017 than the previous 3 years. This isn’t political punditry, it’s merely a statement of fact.