“In Hillary Clinton’s America, the middle class gets crushed. Spending goes up. Taxes go up. Hundreds of thousands of jobs disappear. It’s more of the same, but worse,” the narrator intones.
“In Donald Trump’s America, working families get tax relief. Millions of new jobs created. Wages go up. Small businesses thrive. The American dream – achievable. Change that makes America great again, Donald Trump for President.”
So goes Donald Trump’s newest ad on the economy, his second of the general election. It shares much in common with the first, which was focused on immigration. It uses some of the same imagery and verbiage to contrast two possible futures: One where Hillary is elected, and one where she is not.
“With Hillary Clinton off the campaign trail yet again this week and continuing to take many communities’ votes for granted, we see this as the right time to show voters the benefits of an American economy under the leadership of Mr. Trump,” said a statement from the campaign.
The ad is set to begin airing in nine swing states this week.
Contrary to what you would think, the economy has not been a central part of the Trump message. While illegal immigration, trade, and national security all play a role in determining the fate of the economy, the billionaire has not exploited his biggest advantage over Clinton to the fullest extent. All roads lead back to the economy, and it is there that Trump stands head and shoulders over his opponent.
It’s not just liberal ideology that has gotten us in the mess we’re in. A big part of the problem is that we have too many people in government who don’t have the slightest clue how to actually manage anything. So every year, Washington strays further and further away from grounded reality as these idiots run around pretending to know what’s going on. No matter how high up the ladder you go, though, you never find anyone who does, least of all our current president.
You can’t really see this mass incompetence when you get all of your information from the New York Times and CNN, though. They don’t know what’s going on, either. You can only see it when you turn off the TV, blink your eyes, and actually look around. When you touch base with that thought in your head that you usually try to ignore – the one that says, We are really screwed if something doesn’t change soon.
Unlike Hillary, Donald Trump has been living in the real world for the last 70 years. He doesn’t hear nonsense and then say, “Oh yeah, I guess that makes sense.” Never mind that he made a fortune. The important thing is that he’s actually awake. That fact alone makes him the right choice on the economy.