- - Monday, December 17, 2018


Former President Bill Clinton’s campaign manager James Carville made famous the statement “It’s the economy, stupid,” which means a good economy is the critical component of political success. In addition, the highest form of assistance is to help somebody become self-sufficient (that is, get a job or start a business).

As a result of President Trump’s removal of federal regulations that hurt job creation and the lower federal taxes he helped pass, the economy was doing very well. This was reflected in the greatly improved job market across America.

If “It’s the economy, stupid,” why didn’t the 2018 races for the House of Representatives reflect the great economy and give the Republicans stunning victories? The answer lies in the extremely limited news coverage of the excellent economic improvement by most of the media. The improved business conditions and job market was off the radar screens of many people. There was very limited coverage of the connection to national prosperity between the tax cuts and removal of harmful regulations. There was also very limited coverage of the improvement in peoples’ lives brought about by the good economic conditions (for example, a long-unemployed person finding a good job in an improved economy).

America is suffering because of the biased liberal news media.


Boca Raton, Fla.

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