As many of you know, I’ve been a critic of Mr. Trump for a long time, but when he does offer a good plan, I support it, and there’s no question in my mind his economic policies would be much better for America than Hillary Clinton’s policies, which amount to socialism-lite in many respects. Below is a portion of an article I wrote recently for The Detroit News. To read the whole article, click here.
Former President Bill Clinton spent the last two weeks, including Labor Day in Detroit, wooing voters on behalf of wife Hillary Clinton with promises of a return to the 1990s when nearly 20 million private sector jobs were created.
But not everyone benefited during the supposed Clinton Golden Age in the 1990s, which was also a time of Republican dominance in Congress, a fact the Clintons often forget to mention.
Detroit, the South Side of Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo, Toledo and a number of other “Rust Belt” areas continued to see tens of thousands of jobs lost to competing states or to foreign countries, especially China and Mexico. The national economy boomed, but many inner-city areas never experienced the kind of growth enjoyed by others. Not much has changed over the last two decades.
The most recently available government data show about 46.7 million people live in poverty, including 21 percent of all children, which is about 3.8 million more than in 2009, President Barack Obama’s first year in office. Many of these people live in economically depressed urban areas that have experienced significant job losses since the 1960s. READ MORE …
Also published by Inside Sources, where I am a columnist.