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Old 02-11-2019, 12:31 PM
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Public optimism in their personal economy has hit a 16-year high under President Trump, according to a new survey.

Some 69 percent told Gallup that they expect their personal finances to be even better next year, just shy of the record 71 percent when the internet boom was raging under former President Bill Clinton.

What’s more, the survey company said that 50 percent believe they are "better off” than just a year ago when the current economic surge was kicking in and when the White House coined the phrase “MAGAnomics.”



Gallup said that is the first time the level has reach 50 percent since 2007.

“Americans' optimism about their personal finances has climbed to levels not seen in more than 16 years, with 69 percent now saying they expect to be financially better off 'at this time next year,'" said Gallup.

The highlights:

  • 69 percent expect their financial situation to improve over the next year.
  • Optimism about finances over the next year is almost at a record-high level.
  • 50 percent say they are in better shape financially than a year ago.

The president has been touting the economy and stock market recently, and Republicans are urging him to continue with policies like deregulation that can continue to feed growth.


While partisanship colors the view of Democrats and Republicans on their level of optimism, both expressed confidence in the future.

“For both Republicans and Democrats, results are more positive over the same time spans for the question asking about financial expectations for the coming year. Though Republicans' expectations rose after Trump took office and Democrats became less optimistic, majorities from both parties said they expected to be better off in the coming year in both the pre-Trump-election polls and the post-Trump-inauguration ones,” said Gallup.

[Read more: Entering year 3: Trump’s economy better than Obama’s, jobs highest ‘in decades’]

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My concern is that all of this great economic news may not be getting that much traction with the voters. Specifically, look at the mid-term elections. Economic news was great then, but voters nevertheless gave the Democrats a sweep into the House.

The Democrats and their media supporters are in full court press trying to spin the good economic news as being really something bad. The most glaring example is the Youtube video of AOC claiming the low unemployment figures are due to so many people working two jobs just to survive.i
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My concern is that all of this great economic news may not be getting that much traction with the voters. Specifically, look at the mid-term elections. Economic news was great then, but voters nevertheless gave the Democrats a sweep into the House.

The Democrats and their media supporters are in full court press trying to spin the good economic news as being really something bad. The most glaring example is the Youtube video of AOC claiming the low unemployment figures are due to so many people working two jobs just to survive...



Their TDS keeps them biting the hand that is feeding them....
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The wife and are DEFINITELY better off.
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The midterms were hardly a sweep by the blue socialists. There have been only two times in the history of the United States where the party of the president had maintained a congressional majority at midterms. In the 2018 midterms, less seats were flipped to the Dems than under Clinton and Obama.
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People with college degrees and-or experience will always find some opportunity. But, there is an economist who's been tracking high school drop outs nearly 30 years and his numbers are off the charts. He says they are finding jobs, better jobs and more opportunity since they started keeping track....


I have section 8 tenants who found new jobs, better jobs and have worked themselves off the program. Some cities are even training on how to better handle a recessions. This is as good as it gets for everybody
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Great news, but the socialists will pool their resources to prevent the public from hearing all good economic news, I never watch the evening network news shows, but am 100% certain none have ever mentioned economic indicators and gave the credit to TRUMP.
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders needs to mention jobs numbers in every conference. Every time the media asks the same question is a different way, just start talking about the confidence in the economy and jobs numbers.
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Dem free thread ... again ... again ... again.
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we only lost the house ,because of all the repubs retiring [42],,and most were rinos ,hoping to do harm to prez trump
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“The Treasury's public debt exceeded $22 trillion today, the Associated Press reports. That figure has climbed at a faster pace following the enactment of President Trump's tax cut bill in December 2017.”

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we only lost the house ,because of all the repubs retiring [42],,and most were rinos ,hoping to do harm to prez trump
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“The Treasury's public debt exceeded $22 trillion today, the Associated Press reports. That figure has climbed at a faster pace following the enactment of President Trump's tax cut bill in December 2017.”
I'm still waiting for barry's trillion dollar stimulus plan to produce fruit, and still waiting for his Summer of Recovery and my $2500.00 health care savings....
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My only concern is this
Gallup said that is the first time the level has reach 50 percent since 2007. ]
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We all know what happened in 2007-2008. The whole country, from the feds, the states, individuals and corporations are up to their eyeballs in debt.
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My only concern is this .

We all know what happened in 2007-2008. The whole country, from the feds, the states, individuals and corporations are up to their eyeballs in debt.
True dat, but 2008 was also the year that the "Clinton-Dodd-Frank mortgages for everyone" fiasco from about 20 years prior, collapsed....
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True dat, but 2008 was also the year that the "Clinton-Dodd-Frank mortgages for everyone" fiasco from about 20 years prior, collapsed....
And economically nothing was really fixed. Basically the country (and the world) has gone on a ten year 0% central bank financed debt binge and kicked the can of financial responsibility off a cliff. There will be an expensive price to pay and we’ve enslaved the younger generations with debt, it’s not a matter of if but only when, do we walk off the cliff.
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And economically nothing was really fixed. Basically the country (and the world) has gone on a ten year 0% central bank financed debt binge and kicked the can of financial responsibility off a cliff. There will be an expensive price to pay and we’ve enslaved the younger generations with debt, it’s not a matter of if but only when, do we walk off the cliff.


And I'm hoping that the "day of reckoning" can be held off for another 12-14 years. That way, I may be dead, and won't have to worry about it. NOT because I'm an irresponsible p**ck, and like to see people suffer, but BECAUSE I was financially responsible and lived within my means, all my life, and have no intention whatsoever, in paying for the irresponsible freeloaders misdeeds.....
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Moving in the right direction.
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