Facts About Trump Presidency

Dear Editor,

James Bennett writes of wishing he had been able to complete a red-light conversation with a Trump supporter. Bennett would have “informed” the poor misguided young man of the “truth” about Trump’s record on the economy, tax cuts and COVID-19.  Or perhaps the young man would have imparted some of these facts:

According to Yahoo! News:

 “About 1.6 million, or one percent of all taxpayers, bore 40 percent of the income tax burden due to the federal government …

So here are the results of the Trump tax cuts:

  • The income tax burden for high earners increased $16 billion to 40 percent of the total owed.
  • The income tax burden for middle class earners decreased by $31 billion to 13 percent of the total owed.
  • The income tax burden for low wage workers decreased by $4 billion to 1 percent of the total owed.

Doesn’t sound much like a tax cut for the wealthy.”

From Snopes: “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the country’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.5% in fall 2019 — the lowest rate in about 50 years, since December 1969.”

From FactCheck.org – (October 2019-pre-pandemic):
“Since President Donald Trump took office:

  • The economy added 6 million jobs, and the unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level in nearly 50 years.
  • Median household income rose 2.3%. Average weekly paychecks rose 2.8%. The poverty rate and food stamp rolls declined.
  • Stock prices rose: The S&P 500 index was up 29.8%. Single-family home prices rose nearly 23%, hitting a record level in June.”

To be sure, not all financial stats were as favorable to Trump (deficits were up even before the pandemic).

Speaking of the pandemic –  Did Trump “fail” in his COVID response as Bennett claims?

  • Jan 7, 2020, The CDC set up its coronavirus incident management system
  • Jan 29, 2020Trump formed the Coronavirus Task Force
  • Jan. 30, 2020The Trump administration had a conference call with state governors and produced an action plan for the outbreak.
  • Jan 312020He put in place a travel ban from China,
  • Feb. 24, 2020The Trump administration requested $2.5 billion from Congress to fight the Coronavirus
  • All of the above were before the first US COVID death onFeb 29, 2020
  • He worked with businesses to begin ramping up production of needed medical supplies for healthcare workers.
  • There were also a number of executive orders passed to tear down government restrictionsthat blocked businesses from manufacturing products outside their designed purpose. 
  • Not a single patient in need of a ventilator was denied the use of one due to lack of availability.
  • Established a COVID hospital in NYC and dispatched hospital ships to NYC and LA.
  • Operation Warp Speed resulted in two vaccines being available before the end of 2020, with almost 1 million vaccinations per week by the end of Trump’s term.
  • In sworn testimony in Congress, Dr. Fauci testified that President Trump’s COVID response saved lives.

“Dr. Neil M. Ferguson, a British epidemiologist…is regarded as the preeminent source on disease outbreak modeling. He … came up with high-and-low end estimates to what the United States was likely to face. He stated there was a possibility of 2.2 million deaths, in his worst-case scenario…… if all went well the U.S. would ‘”only” see about 1.1 million deaths.”

Of course, the real number was much less. So far total deaths (under both administrations combined) is about half of Dr. Ferguson’s *best-case* scenario. So apparently Trump’s “failure” saved between 500,000 and 1.7 million lives.

Chris Smoot


Both Administrations Deserve Credit For Rapid Vaccine Rollout

Dear Editor,

Many would think that something as massive as the COVID-19 pandemic would breach things like political obstacles simply because of the fact that it doesn’t care what your political beliefs are. And if you were talking just about the pandemic itself you’d be right. The problem is it’s gone beyond that. If there was ever an apolitical subject, this is it. But the only way that’s going to come out is if both sides concede that the other side was just as important in getting us where we are in defeating this crisis.

Operatives in the Biden administration are doing their best to make it appear that the Trump administration was all talk but no action and it was them, the Biden people that actually got the ball rolling. I have heard one individual; I believe he was a senior White House individual on COVID that actually, reluctantly gave credit to the Trump administration for their part in getting the ball rolling and creating the base for the vaccine rollout which has led to the rapid surge in vaccinations under the Biden administration.

Yes, I give credit to both administrations for where we are at this point. To do anything else would be disingenuous and divisive. But to hear the Biden mouthpieces tell it, all progress…all progress…is the result of the Biden Administration.

Now let’s get down to the real elephant in the room. In my opinion all of this is not the Biden administration talking. It is in reality the (National Socialist) Democrat Politburo using him as their cover to operate and pass legislation they want. They have taken distraction to the nth degree. The Pelosi/Schumer/Harris triumvirate with the Democrat majority in both houses of Congress has all the power they need to ram through virtually anything they want, along with occasional help from the RINOs in both chambers. The term for this is ‘one party rule,’ something the ‘rats have only dreamed of up to now.

Getting this power was the first step. The next is maintaining it, and we’re seeing the start of that with H.R.1 which, if allowed to pass, is the beginning of the end of our current form government, a Representative Democracy, and the beginning of up to now I have jokingly referred to as a (National Socialist) Democrat Party.

Now more than ever We the People need to stand up and be heard.

Alan Marshall