Success Often Breeds Success

When President Trump campaigned for President, he said he wanted to redo America’s trade deals and bring manufacturing back to America. He has renegotiated the trade deals. Congress has yet to approve the deal with Mexico and Canada, but a lot of manufacturing has returned to America. The Washington Times posted an article today about public opinion of President Trump’s trade policies.

The article reports:

“Bipartisan consensus has emerged that foreign trade is good,” wrote Gallup senior analyst Lydia Saad. “Americans’ broad view of trade is the most positive it has been in more than a quarter-century.

…“Both Republicans and Democrats have become more positive about trade over this period of improving economic conditions,” she noted. “However, support for trade among both groups jumped sharply after Trump took office in 2017.”

The 2019 poll numbers now reveal:

• 70% of Americans say trade with other nations has a positive effect on “innovation and development of new products.”

• 67% say international trade has a positive effect on U.S. economic growth.

• 63% say trade has a positive effect on American businesses,

• 58% say trade has a positive effect of the quality of products.

• 51% say trade has a positive effect on jobs for U.S. workers.

I wonder if the positive results of President Trump’s policies will be reflected in the 2020 election.

 

 

 

Moving Toward Energy Independence

One America News posted an article today about the impact of developing America’s oil resources.

The article reports:

The Energy Information administration reports U.S. oil production reached almost 9.9 million barrels per day this month.

So what is the impact of this? America i s exporting more than 1.7 million barrels per day of oil. Hopefully this will end some of our cozy relationships with tyrants who rule oil-producing countries in other parts of the world.

The article further reports:

Energy experts say the U.S. is on track to surpass Saudi Arabia in oil output this year, and rival Russia as the world’s energy giant.

The article also notes that the increase in our oil exports give America an advantage in both international trade and diplomacy. There is a concern that the increased exports will cause fuel costs in America to rise, but the Trump administration believes that the deregulation of prices will prevent that from happening.

Energy independence is a good thing. Being able to export oil you don’t need is an even better thing!