One of the biggest reasons Donald Trump won the White House was his promise to cut government spending and reduce our debt.
This is a big difference between conservatives and liberals. Liberals tend to promise everything to voters. They’d give them the moon if they could. Yet they always fail to explain just how they are going to pay for all the bloated government programs and services they want to dish out.
Often they promise to raise taxes on the richest 1% of the country, this nebulous group we are all suppose to hate, who seem to have limitless supplies of cash. But, guess what? When democrats come to power, taxes are never raised on the most wealthy. In fact, they seem to be the ones who benefit the most, especially considering how they always find loopholes to avoid paying the increase in taxes.
So the burden to pay for programs like Welfare, food stamps, and Obamacare fall to the middle and working classes. People who already struggle to make ends meet are punished by big spending liberals.
It came as no surprise to anyone paying attention that Donald Trump would turn this around. His promise to reduce the size of government, cut bloated spending, and eliminate unnecessary government programs, would help ease the burden of taxes and reduce our debt.
But how much has Trump been able to reduce our national debt? You just won’t believe it.
From Gateway Pundit:
On January 20th, the day of President Trump’s Inauguration, the US Debt stood at $19,947 billion. As of March 16th, the most recent date for US debt reporting, the US Debt stands at $19,846 billion. President Trump has cut the US Debt burden by over $100 billion and 0.5% in the first two months since his inauguration!
By comparison, under President Obama, the US Debt burden increased by more than $400 billion after his inauguration through March 19th 2009, his first two months in office. Obama increased the US Debt by 3.9% during this time period and signed the trillion dollar ‘Stimulus’ bill which is widely considered a colossal failure and waste of US tax dollars as well. The failed ‘Stimulus’ was the major piece of legislation in Obama’s first year leading to Obama’s first year deficit of $1.4 trillion. Overall Obama doubled the US Debt during his Presidency and set records for highest deficits and the largest debt increase by any President ever.
This is pretty significant, considering he’s only been in office for two months. But let’s be honest, the bar was set pretty low, thanks to Obama.
I mean, in his first two months, Obama burned through cash like a drunken teenager on prom night. He wasted huge amounts of tax payer dollars, given to government agencies that just wasted them. He continued this irresponsible trend over the next eight years until we were in such a huge hole, that any improvements by Trump would produce huge results.
Just imagine who bad it would be if Hillary Clinton won. I shudder to think of the debt we’d already be feeling, if her terrible policies were put into place.
Thankfully, that is only the stuff of nightmares. We now have a president who wants to act responsibly with tax payer dollars and actually get the government under control.
Things will only get better from here.
H/T: Patriot Journal