Friday, January 26, 2018

Trumps Year 1

I posted here a year ago four things that if Trump improved he'd be keeping major campaign promises. Measures for a successful Trump

1. Better healthcare. Cover Everybody, cost less and have lower deducables - No things got Worse. America's uninsured rate is on the rise.

2. "If Trump can deliver an average of more than 3% over his 4 years in office I think an impartial observer would agree the economy has done well." Didnt happen in year 1. "The economy grew 2.3 percent in 2017, better than the year before, but far short of what Trump is promising. Officials had focused on 3 percent GDP growth as proof his economic policies were working, and Trump has said it could go far beyond that target."

3. A balanced Budget. Didn't happen 'the House of Representatives passed its version of a tax reform bill that added an estimated $1.4 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade.' The vote this year was not for an immediate reduction in the deficeit.

4. Infrastructure improvements didn't obviously happen but in fairness this would take time. So it cant be called based on the data that only goes up to 2016

Three of these measures did not succeed this year.