While many of us are focused on presidential policies and platforms, sometimes it is just common sense to evaluate the health and energy of the candidates.
It was truly amazing to see the stock market and international confidence in the U.S. get boosted after the 2016 election as Donald Trump was being sworn in to office.
Read this list and see if anyone compares to the health and performance of Trump over the last 3 years.
Some Items to Consider:
- Trump is actually one of the youngest and healthiest of the viable candidates. He will turn 74 in June. Trump’s policies are predictable, certain and his results for workers can be seen as an outstanding achievement for the last 3 years.
- Bernie Sanders is 78 and will turn 79 in September. Sanders has suffered a recent heart attack. He is an avowed socialist and besides taking over private enterprise, nobody is really sure what he would do in office.
- Michael Bloomberg just turned 78. In a letter from Bloomberg’s doctor, the late entry into the Democratic presidential race is receiving treatment for several medical conditions, including an irregular heartbeat, but was described to be in excellent health. His performance during his tenure as mayor of New York City has been harshly criticized.
- Joe Biden is 77 and has had some sort of brain surgery in the past. In April 2019, the Washington Examiner reported that "not everyone is as fortunate after an aneurysm as Biden was: 30,000 people have aneurysms that rupture every year, and about 40 percent of those cases are fatal. Of those who survive, 66 percent have a neurological deficit. "
- Pete Buttigieg is 38; Amy Klobuchar will soon be 60 and Elizabeth Warren will soon be 71.
If Bloomberg or Sanders were elected, they would both be roughly 79 years old, which is older than Ronald Reagan was when he left office.
14 Presidential Economic Issues Swaying How Americans Will Vote:
- Trump will go into the election with superb employment numbers, wage advances, stock-market highs, and many other economic achievements.
- Wages are up for the first time in 20 years under Trump.
- We have the greatest employment in over 50 years right now.
- President Barack Obama’s 8 years were somewhat miserable for most workers which still may have a psychological impact on the democrat party voters.
- Tax rates are down for the first time in a generation.
- No wasteful wars have been started under Trump.
- Employment for all minorities in the U.S. is at an all-time high under Trump.
- Drug deaths are down for the first time in 10 years.
- Immigration has been slowed, protecting union workers from an onslaught of cheap, unskilled labor.
- More money is now being invested here into our workers, our schools, our hospitals, our roads and bridges.
- The Federal Reserve has not sabotaged Trump as of yet. In 1999 and 2007, the Fed raised rates too high which crashed the economy in both cases.
- The trade disputes that Trump has benefitted from have created more domestic spending and greater GDP.
- Experts predicted that Trump could not have an economy GDP higher than 2%. Trump has beaten all of those predictions beating the major nations in the world.
- Corporate tax rates went from the worst under Obama to one of the best in the world under Trump.
How does the rest of the world view our leadership and laws? Will the smart money stay on the sidelines for 2020?
Trump’s landslide win of 30 states created so much global interest that investments began to pour into the U.S. before Trump was even sworn in. I call this the “Trump Confidence Effect.” Keep in mind, when Obama was predicted to win in 2008, the market began to destabilize because global investors wanted to take their money off of the table and out of the U.S. to avoid unnecessary political risk.
The tax situation is also delicate. With 94% of global customers being outside of the U.S., the “smart money” is going where the taxes and governments are the most business friendly. As a result, if Trump stays in power with congressional support, global confidence in the U.S. will continue to maintain momentum.
The first bull market in a generation started on Nov. 9, 2016, when global investors realized that the United States should again be a stable and reliable place to invest. Global investors include major countries and individuals from the EU, Arabia, China, Russia, Latin America, India and Africa.
Trump also possesses an amazing work ethic. Very few people admit that they can keep up with the everyday enthusiastic effort of Trump. Like Thomas Edison and Ben Franklin, Trump doesn’t require as much sleep as other presidents. Trump has been quoted as saying that if he sleeps only 4 hours a day, then he will get an extra month of work done every year.
In conclusion, the health, policies and work ethic of a president are critical to success. The types of taxes, regulation, and worker policies of a president are also extremely important.
However, the chief issue in this election will be confidence in the ability to serve, work, and lead. Trump has won over the people in the last 3 years by his service and focus on working families, which has boosted his overall approval upward another 6% higher since his dramatic win of 30 U.S. states in 2016.
According to recent Gallup polls, the president has other reasons to celebrate because 51% of Americans view the Republican Party favorably, up from 43% in September. It is the first time GOP favorability has exceeded 50% in over 15 years, since 2005.
George Mentz JD MBA CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ® is a licensed attorney and CEO of GAFM ® global education, which is an ISO 29990 Certified professional development company operating in over 50 nations. Mentz is an award-winning author and advisory board member to several companies around the world in education, charities, and crypto currency.
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