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President Trump Gives US Military Members Biggest Pay Raise In Years

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Our military’s number-one fan and commander-in-chief gave military members and federal workers their biggest pay raise since 2010. Their paychecks will rise this week as President Trump’s executive order takes full effect.

From Fox Business:

US military members receive biggest pay bump since 2010

Military members will see their paychecks rise by the largest percent increase since 2010 this week.

At the end of December, President Donald Trump, by way of executive order, mandated a 2.4% pay hike for uniformed service members and a 1.9% raise for federal workers. The Trump administration’s initial budget blueprint called for a 2.1% pay increase, while the House and Senate suggested the 2.4% figure, which was eventually adopted by the president.

In 2017, the Obama administration issued a 2.1% increase. This year’s raise will be the largest for the military since 2010, when wages jumped 3.4% under the previous administration.

The new pay increase went into effect on Jan. 1, however, this is the first full week that paychecks will reflect the higher amounts. The raise is in line with private sector wage growth, according to Militarybenefits.com.

Even though Trump signed the raises into law through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in December, the government still needs to agree on how to fund the act during the budget process, since it is over the cap imposed by the defense sequester. With a Friday deadline looming for Congress to reach a deal to keep the government funded, the military stands to be impacted by a potential shutdown in a number of ways.

If the government fails to pass a budget by midnight on Friday, both civilian and active troop members are unlikely to receive paychecks. Active duty members are expected to continue to perform their tasks and all civilian personnel who are essential to supporting them will also be required to go to work.

The government is currently funded through a temporary continuing resolution (CR), which was passed to avoid a government shutdown on Dec. 21. The CR allows for the continuation of funding levels as stipulated under the fiscal year 2017 budget.

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President Trump’s Support From Blacks DOUBLES Since Election, Despite Fake News Claiming He’s Racist

Stump for Trump is a political organization dedicated to supporting and re-electing President Trump. We spread truth to overshadow fake news and show Americans the positive effects of this presidency.

Although President Trump got more votes from blacks than any other modern Republican nominee, his message of “what do you have to lose” seems to have been proven effective after 1 year of prosperity. Black employment is at an all-time high under the so-called “racist-in-cheif”, coincidendtly after 8 long years of economic disparity under the first black President, Barack Obama.

Democrats can attempt to distract from President Trump’s positive results by crying false claims of racism, but that won’t stop him from helping the African-American community.

From the Gateway Pundit:

Trump Doubles Support Among Blacks Since 2016 Election

January 15, 2018 by Jim Hoft 124 Comments

President Trump continues to gain support among black voters despite the constant accusations of racism from white liberals.

Black employment in the US is currently at an all-time high under President Trump.

President Trump has doubled his support from black voters according to a recent poll.

Breitbart.com reported:

Two new polls show President Donald Trump’s rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants.
The growing support from blacks — despite furious Democratic claims of racism — could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his “Buy American, Hire American” policies.

Among black men, Trump’s “2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share,” admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein. “23 percent of black men approved of Trump’s performance versus 11 percent of black women,” said the article.

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That score averages out to 17 percent, or twice the 8 percent score he was given in the 2016 exit polls.

In November 2016, Trump got 13 percent support among black men and 4 percent support among black women, according to the exit polls. That very low support was critical to his victory in the Democrats’ now-demolished “Blue Wall” states.

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Hypocritical Left Fat-Shames Trump As Military Physician Declares He’s In “Excellent Health”

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One leftist narrative of President Trump’s “unfitness” after another has been shattered. Democrats are looking for any excuse to impeach President Trump. On their most recent failed attempt, Twitter’s army of verified left-wing cyber bullies exposed themselves as fat-shaming hypocrites.

From The Daily Caller:

Doctors Just Released The First Results Of Trump’s Physical — People Are Freaking Out

President Donald Trump is in “excellent health,” according to the military physician who examined the president Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Ronny Jackson gave the president a full medical examination and said in a statement that it “went exceptionally well.”

“The president is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday,” Dr. Jackson said in a statement, without releasing further details of the tests conducted.

Trump arrived at Walter Reed Friday afternoon by helicopter before greeting doctors on the tarmac before the examination.

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The White House released these photos of Trump’s visit with physicians:

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The media has been questioning Trump’s mental health in recent days. Commenters responded on twitter to the “excellent” bill of health with speculation:

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You could call it healthy speculation.

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Trump deserves credit for booming economy, not Obama, says economists

Well, I guess we figured out why the fake news refuses to cover our booming economy. As if we didn’t already know, President Trump’s massive cuts in regulations and signing tax cuts into law has given businesses a newfound optimism. It seems the quintessential businessman that Democrats said would destroy the US economy has actually done the opposite.

From The Hill:

Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

Who deserves credit for the booming economy? This is not a petty argument. How voters answer the question could well determine whether Democrats retake the House of Representatives come November.

Trump and Obama (and their admirers) are slugging it out, both claiming that it is their policies that have led to the ongoing economic expansion, steady job growth and higher stock prices.

Happily for President Trump, the pros agree with him. A recent survey of economists suggest it is President Trump, and not Obama, who should be taking a bow.

The Wall Street Journal asked 68 business, financial and academic economists who was responsible for the strengthening of the economy, and most “suggested Mr. Trump’s election deserves at least some credit” for the upturn.

A majority said the president had been “somewhat” or “strongly” positive for job creation, gross domestic product growth and the rising stock market.

The pros cite the White House’s push for lighter regulation and the recent tax bill as critical to a pro-growth environment; more than 90 percent of the group thought the tax bill would boost GDP expansion over the next two years.

A year ago in the same survey, economists awarded President Obama mixed grades. Most saw his policies as positive for financial stability, but neutral-to-negative for GDP growth and negative for long-term growth. By contrast, Trump was seen as neutral to positive for long-term gains.

Why would Trump rate higher than Obama with this group? Economists point to theupturn in business confidence that accompanied Trump’s election, and tie that to increasing business investment. Spending on capital goods accelerated sharply over the first three quarters of last year, growing at an annualized rate of 6.2 percent.

Such outlays will spur productivity gains and lead to wage hikes, creating a virtuous circle complete with rising consumer confidence and spending.

Unhappily Trump, voters have not yet caught up with the experts. Democrats have done an excellent job of trashing Trump’s policies, issuing hysterical alarms over the supposed dangers of deregulation (toxic water, foul air!) and vilifying the GOP tax bill.

Imagine the nation polling negative on a tax cut for an estimated 90 percent of the workers. That takes genius.

Democrats are terrified that the tax cuts will be a pleasant surprise to those who believed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) when she called the bill Armageddon, and when Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) declared it a “kick in the gut to the middle class.”

They are even more terrified of the bonuses and raises being handed out by employers large and small, who credit the tax bill for those unexpected benefits. Democrats are trying to convince voters that those $1,000 bonuses and pay hikes are “crumbs” as multi-millionaire Nancy Pelosi recently said.

Maybe $1,000 is “pathetic” to Pelosi, but for a great many Americans, it is a big and welcome windfall.

So far, Democrats are winning the messaging war, using President Trump’s unpopularity to sour Americans on everything the White House does.

In a recent Quinnipiac poll, a record 66 percent of those surveyed graded the economy as “excellent” or “good” but 49 percent of those surveyed credited Obama while only 40 percent named Trump.

That poll, though, seems biased. Only 23 percent of those questioned were Republicans, while 34 percent described themselves as Democrats, and 38 percent said they were Independents. It also asked the questions in a way that appeared likely to elicit an anti-Trump response.

As the months pass, it will be increasingly difficult for Democrats to separate rising wages and faster growth from the tax bill sponsored by Republicans and the rollback of regulations, which has encouraged an upturn in business investment.

Even the New York Times, no friend to President Trump, has described the “wave of optimism” sweeping over Americans business leaders, saying it is “beginning to translate into the sort of investment in new plants, equipment and factory upgrades that bolsters economic growth, spurs job creation — and may finally raise wages significantly.”

The Times ran the piece on New Year’s Day, pretty much guaranteeing it would attract few readers, but still.

More than two million workers have now received bonuses and or raises, with their bosses telling them the benefits are flowing from the GOP tax bill. That number will continue to grow as other companies are pressured into sharing the proceeds from lower taxes. This is a powerful and persuasive movement that is gaining momentum every day, which is probably why Democrats are so foolishly belittling the payouts.

A vast majority of Americans feel more optimistic about their prospects than they have in a decade. Will they really want to rock the boat come November and throw out the party at the helm? We shall see.

Liz Peek is a former partner of major bracket Wall Street firm Wertheim & Company. For 15 years, she has been a columnist for The Fiscal Times, Fox News, the New York Sun and numerous other organizations.

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President Trump’s tax cuts likely to reduce gas and electric bills across America

Tax cuts have already created widespread bonuses, pay raises, and bigger paychecks. But next month when they officially take effect, Americans will likely see lower gas and electric bills for families and businesses across the country as well.

It’s safe to say the fake news media won’t be reporting this, but that just proves to us all that they don’t actually care about issues that affect hard-working Americans.

From the Detroit Free Press:

Tax cuts likely to reduce gas, electric bills in Michigan, regulators say

President Donald Trump has signed into law a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package.Time

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan regulators are ordering 13 utilities to study the impact of new federal tax cuts and how savings will be passed along to consumers through lower electric and gas bills.

The order was issued Wednesday during a special meeting called by the Michigan Public Service Commission.

Utilities have until Jan. 19 to file comments with the state on how they propose to return savings to customers.