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Gallup: Trump Economic Approval Highest Yet at 56 Percent

The Gallup Organization reports Trump's rating for handling the economy, 56 percent, is the highest of his presidency and the highest of his approval ratings on any of 14 domestic and foreign issues tested in the latest Gallup poll. Americans' approval of his handling of unemployment is nearly as high, at 54 percent.

Trump using American capitalism to lift up the poor

Star Parker, Boston Herald

Governors in the 50 states were asked to identify their most economically distressed ZIP codes, neighborhoods where, for instance, poverty stands at twice the national average, to qualify as Opportunity Zones. More than 8,700 ZIP codes have been designated, and they qualify for tax-preferred investment that, by estimates from the Treasury department, could amount to $100 billion. This is all private investment, which can flow into these troubled areas, that because of preferred tax treatment — forgiveness of capital gains taxes — would not otherwise be made.

2018, the year of the worker

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

If 2017 was the year of the investor with stock market gains of more than 25 percent during President Trump’s first year in office, 2018 was undoubtedly the year of the American worker. There has never been in most of our entire lifetimes a better time to be looking for a job than today. Unemployment is nonexistent in almost all parts of the country. Wages are rising for the first time in two decades. Americans are again the most productive and among the highest-paid workers in the world. Anthony Scaramucci, a former Trump adviser, titles his new book: “The Blue Collar President.” That is exactly what Mr. Trump is: The working man and woman’s CEO.

Federal Reserve Policies Attacking Working Families

Why would the Fed want to do anything to slow the record-breaking run in housing values, slow wage growth and encourage a Bear stock market that will strip more wealth from the retirement accounts and college funds of America’s working families?

The Fed Steps On Middle America Again

Whether there is a political motive, or simply a Wall Street over Main Street bias one thing is certain: In the alternative universe where Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe and the mandarins who control America’s Federal Reserve Bank live, good economic news for America’s middle-income families is something to be feared.

Is The Fed Trying To Tank The Trump Economy Before The Midterms?

The Federal Reserve has raised rates recently and expects to do so again soon. Translation for those not aligned with the Wall Street – Washington – Silicon Valley Axis: The Fed wants to stifle your wage growth and job mobility by establishing a so-called neutral level that neither spurs nor slows economic growth.

Federal Reserve Steps On Trump Economic Boom… Again

President Trump campaigned on policies that would boost the economy to 4 percent – or greater – growth. Now, just when America’s hard-pressed middle-income families are beginning to see the benefits of Trump’s policies, is not the time for the Fed to cool the economy.

Will The Fed Stomp On The Trump Economic Boom Right Before The Midterm Election?

An increase In the Fed interest rate could trigger a jump in unemployment claims and a drop in the stock market right before the election, quashing the efforts of the GOP to expand their majority in the Senate and hold or expand their majority in the House by campaigning on the booming economy.

The State of the American Worker — Never Better

Stephen Moore, Investor's Business Daily

For American workers, the job market has never — or at least seldom — been better. If you don't have a job, go out and get one, because jobs are out there for the taking. President Donald Trump boasts about the job market almost daily, and deservedly so. Several of the Democrats on the committee kept disparaging the Trump tax reform as the "tax scam" for the rich. That was a good sound bite a year ago, but do they still want to stick with that message today when about two-thirds of Americans rate the economy as "good" or "great"? This is called leading with your chin.

Scott Taylor: The Terrorist Congressman

When Rep. Scott Tayor (VA-2) screamed obscenities and threatened to "blow up" NumbersUSA he clearly brought discredit upon the House of Representatives and may have violated a number of state and federal statutes. It is time the House of Representatives investigated him for those threats.

Pro-Amnesty Virginia GOP Congressman Scott Taylor Flips Out

Virginia Congressman Scott Taylor is a classic RINO, telling his conservative constituents one thing about illegal immigration during the campaign and then voting the liberal line once he got to Washington. Getting caught by NumbersUSA caused him to totally flip-out and threaten to blow-up their headquarters.

Make Two Phone Calls To Stop Amnesty

We urge every CHQ reader to call two Congressmen – their own Representative and Virginia Congressman Scott Taylor (VA-2). The Toll-Free Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044. Tell them them you oppose amnesty for any class of illegal alien and that you will oppose any Member of Congress who votes for an amnesty bill.

Trump’s Michigan Surge Confirmed And Explained

Hillary Clinton's lead in Michigan has fallen 7 points in the past month. An exclusive new Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV poll shows Trump has moved close to tying Clinton in a state that hasn't backed a Republican nominee since 1988.

Every policy that has failed Forgotten America is a policy supported by Hillary Clinton

In his remarks to the Economic Club of Detroit Donald Trump has it exactly right – the current economic disaster visited on America’s working families isn’t some natural disaster, it’s a political and politician-made disaster, and Hillary Clinton supported every bit of it.

Another Reason To Back Trump: The US Chamber of Commerce Is Against Him

Donald Trump’s analysis that bad trade deals and currency manipulation are largely responsible for the destruction of our manufacturing base is certainly correct, but there’s another signature US Chamber of Commerce issue that didn’t get much play in Trump's Pennsylvania speech, and that is unlimited immigration, which has contributed as much, if not more, than NAFTA has to the destruction of America’s middle class.

Why Black Voters Should Support Donald Trump

John Gibbs, The Federalist

Trump’s focus on American workers is in fact a black jobs policy. Just as many working-class whites are backing Trump because he is the one fighting for working-class interests, maybe black people should realize that our interests are not that different than those of working-class whites and do the same.

Trump: The Great White Hope

Patrick J. Buchanan, WND.com

White males, now down to 31 percent of the population, have become the only Americans against whom it is not only permissible, but commendable, to discriminate. When our cultural and political elites celebrate “diversity” and clamor for more, what are they demanding, if not fewer white males in the workforce and in the freshman classes at Annapolis and Harvard?

Obamanomics Explained in One Chart

For the over 93 million workers who have left the workforce the Great Recession is by no means over as their quality of life and wealth continue to erode.

Everything You Thought You Knew About the Unemployment Rate Is Wrong

Benjamin Weingarten, GenFKD.com

Do you have any idea what the current unemployment rate in America is? By the most popularly used “headline” Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) “U-3” measure that you see the figure as of November 2015 was five percent. Yet by another measure, the “U-6” rate, the figure as of November 2015 was almost double the U-3 rate at 9.9 percent. What gives?

Congress Destroying American Quality of Life One Foreign Worker at a Time

Under Obama's cheap labor immigration policies the number of foreign workers employed in the United States rose by 1.7 million, while the number of American-born workers employed decreased by 1.5 million, and their family income dropped by $5,000 per year. It is time the rest of the GOP got in the fight and helped Senator Jeff Sessions stop this devastation of America's working families.