“The economy is in the doldrums,” wrote columnist Peggy Noonan.
“The world economy is going through a massive and long-lasting recession.
And the economy is now in the grip of an unprecedented recession that is destroying the very fabric of our society.”
This is a stunning admission, coming from the same person who told us she was “100 percent certain” President Donald Trump was lying about how many Americans were in the United States illegally.
Noonan was not alone in her belief that Trump was “playing the game” with the economy.
It’s a belief that is shared by nearly every mainstream economic pundit.
It is also shared by the Trump administration, which is now under fire for a slew of actions that could destabilize the economy in the immediate aftermath of a major economic downturn.
The president and his administration are in the midst of a political battle to keep their job.
And it’s one that could have a devastating effect on the U.S. economy.
In the first months of 2018, the president and Republicans in Congress have been pushing legislation that could increase tax burdens for the wealthy.
The proposal, known as the “Trumpcare” bill, would reduce tax deductions and exemptions for individuals and businesses and make them more expensive for middle-class Americans.
The plan would also cut funding for programs that provide financial assistance to the poor, seniors, children and people with disabilities.
The bill would also significantly cut Medicaid funding, which provides health care to more than half of the nation’s children and adults.
It also would cut funding to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which has helped millions of children who have fallen behind in their educational and health needs.
In addition, the plan would reduce federal spending on food stamps, unemployment benefits and other assistance for the poor and the unemployed.
Trump and his allies have long claimed that the economic downturn caused by the GOP’s healthcare bill would lead to an increase in economic activity.
But they have yet to provide any evidence to support their claim.
What’s worse, this assertion has been met with widespread skepticism from economists, who have been quick to point out that the economy hasn’t been performing poorly under the Trump years.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the index of U..
S.-based companies, has gained more than 20 percent since the president took office.
Unemployment has dropped to 6.4 percent, and economic growth is nearly 3 percent.
The stock market is also booming, and the Dow is up more than 10 percent in the past year.
But economic growth has not been a major contributor to economic prosperity.
According to a recent report from the Congressional Budget Office, the economic recovery since Trump’s inauguration has been a paltry 0.6 percent, compared to a 1.1 percent rate under President Bill Clinton in the Clinton years.
As for the Trumpcare plan, the CBO found that it would only affect the top 0.1 percentage point of Americans, who would see a decrease in their tax deductions.
But this would be offset by an increase to the federal budget deficit.
The CBO said the legislation would add $6.4 trillion to the budget deficit over the next decade, a sum that Trump and congressional Republicans would like to blame for a recession that they say has already begun.
Trump’s supporters are claiming that economic anxiety will cause the economy to go into a recession.
But that’s not the case.
The number of Americans without a job has fallen from 8.9 million in January 2018 to 7.9 millions today, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The unemployment rate, which measures the number of people who are actively seeking work, has dropped from 9.9 percent in January to 8.3 percent today.
And economic growth and the labor force participation rate, the share of Americans who are working but actively seeking a job, have both grown from 3.7 percent in 2015 to 5.4 in 2018, according the Bureau.
Those statistics support the view that the American economy is more stable and productive than it has been in years.
“There’s not going to be an economic recession that lasts for a long time,” said Steven Camarota, the director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
“People are very confident that we’re going to recover.”
And the recovery is not happening quickly.
In April 2018, just after Trump took office, the economy added just over 200,000 jobs, according a report from Moody’s Analytics.
By June, the number had fallen to a near-record low of only 100,000.
But economists are skeptical that a recovery can be sustained for long, because there are several reasons.
For one, the U,S.
dollar is weaker against other currencies.
In 2018, it was the lowest since 2008.
Second, the unemployment rate has risen from 7.8 percent to 8 percent, according of the Labor Department.
And, third, Trump’s budget proposals for fiscal 2018, which would increase the budget deficits by more than $1 trillion, include measures to reduce the deficit,