Article By Joann H. Buchanan
This Article Originally published in Christian Times Magazine Issue 32 | July 2019
As of June 21, there are more than 70 Democrats that are calling for impeachment of President Trump. After months of holding back, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has stepped forward in approval of the Democrats impeachment act. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat on the House Judiciary committee stated in an interview he was looking to impeach President Trump as soon as it was apparent he was going to win. The Democrats decided to wait until the Muller Report and planned on using that as a foundation to start impeachment procedures.
When the Muller report became available, it was apparent that President Trump was telling the truth all along, there was no collusion with the Russians in his campaign and there was no obstruction during the investigation. For a little over two and a half years the American people watched as Congress went from one witness to another and still there was nothing to show for it.
According to Jamie Raskin, There is no doubt. Obstruction of justice is plainly an impeachable offense. It was the heart of the Nixon articles. Check out Article 3: It alleged presidential obstruction of justice and congressional process, and then assembled an inventory of different things Nixon did to block and confound the investigation, including lying, intimidating subordinates, destroying evidence, and so on.
At this point in time, the Democrats are holding onto the hope that they will be able to impeach on Obstruction of Justice, namely, the Muller Report.
Fortunately for the American people, Bill Bar doesn't see it that way. In the mean time, President Trump announced his bid for office at a large Trump Rally in Florida where he was met with the same enthusiastic Patriots who elected him to begin with. Not only does President Trump have the support of the American people, he also has a log list of promises he kept since taking over the office.
• 4.2 percent growth in the second quarter of 2018.
• For the first time in more than a decade, growth is projected to exceed 3 percent over the calendar year.
• 4 million new jobs have been created since the election, and more than 3.5 million since Trump took office.
• More Americans are employed now than ever before in our history.
• Jobless claims at lowest level in nearly five decades.
• The economy has achieved the longest positive job-growth streak on record.
• Job openings are at an all-time high and outnumber job seekers for the first time on record.
• Unemployment claims at 50 year low
• African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American unemployment rates have all recently reached record lows.
o African-American unemployment hit a record low of 5.9 percent in May 2018.
o Hispanic unemployment at 4.5 percent.
o Asian-American unemployment at record low of 2 percent.
• Women’s unemployment recently at lowest rate in nearly 65 years.
o Female unemployment dropped to 3.6 percent in May 2018, the lowest since October 1953.
• Youth unemployment recently reached its lowest level in more than 50 years.
o July 2018’s youth unemployment rate of 9.2 percent was the lowest since July 1966.
• Veterans’ unemployment recently hit its lowest level in nearly two decades.
o July 2018’s veterans’ unemployment rate of 3.0 percent matched the lowest rate since May 2001.
• Unemployment rate for Americans without a high school diploma recently reached a record low.
• Rate for disabled Americans recently hit a record low.
• Blue-collar jobs recently grew at the fastest rate in more than three decades.
• Poll found that 85 percent of blue-collar workers believe their lives are headed “in the right direction.”
o 68 percent reported receiving a pay increase in the past year.
• Last year, job satisfaction among American workers hit its highest level since 2005.
• Nearly two-thirds of Americans rate now as a good time to find a quality job.
o Optimism about the availability of good jobs has grown by 25 percent.
• Added more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since the election.
o Manufacturing employment is growing at its fastest pace in more than two decades.
• 100,000 new jobs supporting the production & transport of oil & natural gas.
• Median household income rose to $61,372 in 2017, a post-recession high.
• Wages up in August by their fastest rate since June 2009.
• Paychecks rose by 3.3 percent between 2016 and 2017, the most in a decade.
• Council of Economic Advisers found that real wage compensation has grown by 1.4 percent over the past year.
• Some 3.9 million Americans off food stamps since the election.
• Median income for Hispanic-Americans rose by 3.7 percent and surpassed $50,000 for the first time ever in history.
o Home-ownership among Hispanics is at the highest rate in nearly a decade.
• Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels ever recorded.
• Small business optimism has hit historic highs.
o NFIB’s small business optimism index broke a 35 year-old record in August.
o SurveyMonkey/CNBC’s small business confidence survey for Q3 of 2018 matched its all-time high.
• Manufacturers are more confident than ever.
o 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future, the highest ever.
• Consumer confidence is at an 18-year high.
• 12 percent of Americans rate the economy as the most significant problem facing our country, the lowest level on record.
• Confidence in the economy is near a two-decade high, with 51 percent rating the economy as good or excellent.
• Investment is flooding back into the United States due to the tax cuts.
o Over $450 billion dollars has already poured back into the U.S., including more than $300 billion in the first quarter of 2018.
• Retail sales have surged. Commerce Department figures from August show that retail sales increased 0.5 percent in July 2018, an increase of 6.4 percent from July 2017.
• ISM’s index of manufacturing scored its highest reading in 14 years.
• Worker productivity is the highest it has been in more than three years.
• Steel and aluminum producers are re-opening.
• Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ have all notched record highs.
o Dow hit record highs 70 times in 2017 alone, the most ever recorded in one year.