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Have You Ever Wondered Why the Media Doesn't Talk About It?

The United States is chugging along in overdrive, but don’t expect to hear it reported in the Main Stream Media. At best, they give it passing mention or try to make the wonderful news sound somehow bad.

To be more specific, in the last week of July, the official numbers were released showing that the US economy grew by 4.2 % in 2018. That is huge. It might not sound like much, but from 2008 to 2016, economic growth remained relatively stagnant at around 2%.

With the growth, the average wages for workers in America has also grown substantially. For 2018, the average wage paid to workers grew by 2.8%. That is the greatest growth in average wages since 2008. The increase is also including for minorities and women and lower as well as middle-income earners.

What makes all of this even better is that since January in the US is now at 3.9%. Only 8 times since 1970 has the unemployment rate been below 4% and three of those times have occurred in 2018. The news is especially good for some segments of our society. The unemployment rate for Hispanics is lower now than it has ever been and unemployment for women is also lower. In fact, employment for people who didn’t graduate school is higher than it has been since records were kept on that segment of society.

Despite this terrific news, which is extremely positive for America and for many other nations that interact with America, very little is said about it in the news media.

  • Would you be interested in hearing or reading positive news like this more often?

    • Yes
    • No
    • I really don’t care
  • Do you think that the media is afraid to report positive news about the US economy?

    • Yes
    • No
    • They aren’t affraid, they just don’t want to admit that Trump is doing a good job regarding anything.
  • If you are in the United States, have you personally seen the result of lower unemployment, economic growth, and increased consumer confidence?

    • Yes
    • No
    • I’ve experienced it personally
  • Do you trust main stream media in the US?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Only when it doesn’t concern politics
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    • You are very welcome. The great news about the economy was known around here, locally, a couple of months before the numbers were even released. Ours is a small town; barely 1,000 people, counting everywhere within 5 miles of town, and for the last 10 years, this whole county has had the highest unemployment in the state.

      Since late spring, businesses in town have started expanding, four large business buildings are being built, and businesses are hiring. Over the past two years, this county has gone from double-digit unemployment to about 5% unemployment. That is still higher than the national average, but it is far better than it was.

  1. It is crazy Rex. Without getting off into the deep…. you know like I do the left does not want anything positive about our president to be talked about. Even if it involved having the remains of our soldiers returned from North Korea. If other presidents been responsible for this happening, we would not stop hearing about it. History is being made and they do not even report about it. Very sad.

    • You are exactly right. They have no platform, so all they can do is attempt to obstruct. The funny thing is that if at any time during the time period from 2008 to 2016 the unemployment rate had dipped below 5%, or economic growth had gone above 2.5%, or wages had increased (without government regulations, no less), they would have touted it like it was the greatest thing that had ever happened to this nation and they wouldn’t have stopped talking about it. They would still be talking about it. Naturally, nothing that good did happen during those 8 years, so the only thing they can do with even better numbers is to ignore them.

      Giving credit where credit is due, though, MSNBC *did* report on the increase in wages.

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