The fact is that more people have jobs and are making more money and enjoying a higher standard of living than they were when Trump took office. The economy added 263,000 jobs last month. Unemployment went down to 3.60%, the lowest since 1969. Unemployment for Blacks is the lowest since they started measuring it. Real wages are up over 3.0% from last year. Please read the report.
Many have long complained that economic statistics don’t measure everything. There are certainly areas where things are getting worse. For example, the decisions in some cities to allow homeless to commandeer any public space has led many once pristine parks and beautiful streets to become outdoor latrines strewn with needles, but that tragedy of the commons doesn’t show up in economic statistics.
Many of your litany of problems that don’t get measured economically have existed for a long time. Many are things the Federal government is not directly responsible for.
But under Trump, wages are rising, more people are working, and people are taking home more money partly due to the tax cut. There are more open jobs than there are jobless. GDP is rising by over 3.0%, far stronger than the EU.
Obama’s recovery was somewhat anemic by comparison and was far more centered on the well-off. It magnified income inequality. Trump’s recovery has improved economic well-being of the working class.
Surely we’ve got problems and this isn’t Nirvana. But give credit where due. Things are getting much better under Trump.