Rush Limbaugh: “The things that Trump has done have revived a failing US economy. He has rebuilt the United States military.” T or F?
- SBR32277Lv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Certainly true on the military. At least true on the economy where I live, I don't know about the entire country. Our economy in Florida looked bad during Obama's term. Months after Trump was elected, our economy began picking up steam and now it is thriving once again.
- Anonymous1 month ago
So these things are mostly false. Paragraph let's start the economy thing. Trump didn't rebuild the economy when Apophis, nor was it crumbling. The economy that Trump inherited was in very good shape. It had come off of the longest peacetime expansion in US history. That expansion continued under Trump. So he didn't rebuild anyting he merely kept the economy going. This is something that's really important to understanding of that I don't think a lot of trump supporters really do understand. There was no Trump boom in the economy. The only part of the economy that boom was the stock market. Every other aspect of the economy essentially continued on as it had under Obama. In fact, economic growth and job creation both decreased slightly from what they had been under Obama. This is incredibly vital to understand in evaluating Trump's record as president. He did not fix any kind of economic problems he merely kept a good economy going till it got destroyed by covid.
Now, after covid-19 prompt initially did do some good things to try and help the economy. He didn't use in conjunction with Democrats supported a large stimulus program trying to blunt the economic catastrophe that Kobe created in the spring. So, I guess Trump does deserve some credit for that. However, in terms of re-electing him and comparing him to Joe Biden the credit that he deserves probably limited. That's because any Democrat who have been in office would have done the same. The Democrats in Congress all supported the same economic measures that Trump did. In fact, some of them wanted more money. The problem Suzanne is come with what Trump did after that initial last stimulus. Trump has so far refused to negotiate the Democrats in to get a new stimulus package passed. He's really dragging his feet on this. He has offered some money that he thinks he can allocate as an executive order but that's really really minimal. And mouse just a few hundred dollars for some people and his idea of a payroll tax deferment is a joke. So he really deserves minimal credit on restoring the economy from covid.
Intrusive rebuilding the American Military that's just a joke. Trump has done a lot to damage the American Military including attacking NATO, attacking other allies overseas, damaging our relationship please Koreans and other East Asian Nations Etc. Trump is also frequently rated the military budget to support other priorities of his. He has taken tens of millions of dollars out of needed military spending in order to fund his border wall. And, most recently, Trump has expressed no concern over stories that Russia is paying terrorist bounties to kill our troops. Trump has told reporters that he is not broach the matter with Russia, even in a hypothetical sense of if you are doing this you got to stop. He expresses no moral outrage at the idea. Trump fundamentally doesn't care about our military where our troops except as props that he can use during a campaign
- JeffreyLv 71 month ago
That was absolutely the case before the epidemic hit. You can't blame Trump for taking the advice of the medical experts unless you want to be able to blame him for all the deaths. But you probably do want it both ways.
- A.J.Lv 71 month ago
False. Economy is in the crapper with Federal debt through the roof even BEFORE Covid-19 by the tax cut on rich people. Many dead, many more sick, many permanently disabled, and unemployment in many places is outrageous as in here in Las Vegas. Economy was fine in being handed to Trump and he f'ed it up with unnecessary tax cuts that helped only a little for 6 to 9 months and put the Federal government into a deep hole for no reason. Stock market is 85% owned by rich people and the tax cuts went to companies buying back shares pushing up prices to get corporate executives big bonuses. That's Trump's economy! As to the military, we spend over 40% of the global total pushing a trillion dollars a year on Homeland security. That also makes government contractors richer. Our war is internal and cyberspace and trade. What the F'k are we buying invisible jets (according to Trump) for? We don't need a strong military. We were the world's largest LONG BEFORE Trump by a large amount. They're pumping money into an industry that doesn't need it.
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- davidmi711Lv 71 month ago
False and False. The economy was growing according to every economic indicator for the 6 years before Trump took office. Now it is at the lowest point since the great depression.
- LeoLv 71 month ago
- Chewy Ivan 2Lv 71 month ago
False. The economy was not failing when Trump took over. Until this year, the economy and job creation grew at roughly the same rate it did under Obama. Military spending has gone up significantly under Trump along with deficit spending.
Rush, the doper, lies. Obama had already revived the economy from Bush2's burst bubble of housing. Bush2 killed the econpmy, Obama revived the economy, and Trump lied as he took credit for something he did not do.
- Bisbee DudeLv 71 month ago
False. Trump got a great economy. Let's remember where it's at right now. And, the stock market is not the economy.
What becomes of a country when smart people listen to stupid people.