President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, Jan 30, 2018. What’s not to like?

By Jerome S. Kaufman

Astute Fox News Senior Analyst Brit Hume best summed up the Democrat response to the speech. “I don’t think the American people are going to like the attitude and body language of the Democrat leaders in the audience. “They all looked as if their dog had just died.” Bret Baier and Martha McCallum, the Fox team alongside for the speech coverage, cracked up.

What then was the Democrat problem? Simple. President Trump was just too good. He presented his unbelievable list of one year’s accomplishments. He put forward the American flag and his primary concern for the well-being of the United States of America First — not selfish, power seeking single minded partisan politics.

What was his one year list of accomplishments? In part they included:

2.4 million new jobs!
Rising wages in all segments of the economy,
Nation-wide unemployment at a 45 year low,
African American unemployment at the lowest level ever,
Hispanic unemployment also at the lowest level ever,
Small businesses gained 8 trillion in value.
The Stock Market gains are off the charts at all time highs,
Your retirement holdings, your 401K savings are greater than ever,

The Congress, thanks to the ceaseless nudging of President, passed a bill authorizing the biggest tax cuts and reforms in our history:

The Standard Deduction for individuals has been doubled

The first $45,000 of income is tax-free

The credit for each child supported has doubled

The tax bill for a family of four with an income of $75,000 has been halved

Take home pay has increased for everyone

The awful Individual Mandate of Obama Care forcing everyone to buy health insurance, whether they wanted to or not, has been eliminated.

Three million Americans have already received tax reductions

The taxes on businesses has been lowered from 35% one of the highest in the world to 21% making us once again competitive in world markets and virtually guaranteeing greater production, greater employment and higher wages.

Small businesses can now deduct from their taxes 20% of business income.

The big corporations are flocking back to this country from abroad, bringing back American dollars and creating new American jobs.

Apple is investing 3.5 billion more dollars in new operations and 20,000 new workers are to be hired

Exxon Mobile is bringing back 50 billion dollars to invest in US projects

Fiat Chrysler is investing one billion in a Warren, MI truck factory shifting work back from Mexico.

Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp announced they would build a new $1.6 billion joint venture auto plant.

US War Veterans, for the first time have other options for health care. They are no longer held hostage to the oft-proven inefficient operations of Veteran Hospitals

President Trump, with Senate approval, has appointed a top rated Supreme Court Judge, Neil Gorsuch, who is known for his faith and belief in the Constitution of the United States — not the whims of transient political popularity and correctness.

President Trump has appointed a record number of circuit court justices that are also sworn to uphold the Constitution of the US and actually believe and respect that oath.

President Trump became the first US president in the State of Israel’s 70 year old re-birth to recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. The audience’s response registered thunderous support and heart warming.

In the latest Fox News Poll, President Trump’s approval rating had risen to 45% and there is no question, after this home run of a speech, it will rise considerably more – as it should.

So, no wonder the Democrats sat upon their hands with wry, unhappy faces and left early.

Jerome S. Kaufman, Editor/Publisher
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