The Left’s Weird Response To Prosperity
As the economic news gets better and better, Democrats come up with weirder and weirder ways to downplay America’s newfound prosperity. We once joked that they’d rather see the country fail than have Trump succeed. To Bill Maher, that joke has become a reality that he openly admits.
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After noting that the economy was “going pretty well,” Maher said:
“I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point. And by the way, I’m hoping for it. Because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people, but it’s either root for a recession or you lose your democracy.”
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Maher said he was sorry if that would hurt some people but said that was a fair price for saving America’s “democracy.”
According to ijr.com, Maher’s comments came amid great news for the economy under Trump. The unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent, the lowest level in 18 years. Unemployment among individuals who are African-American also fell to the lowest level ever recorded by the government.
Other Democrats found new ways to downplay Trump’s success. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) complained that even though unemployment decreased, Americans still faced stagnant levels of government dependency saying:
“This isn’t just about the unemployment rate. it’s about wages rising in our country so that consumer confidence is restored.”
MSNBC analyst John Heilemann also mocked Trump, saying that he was doing “everything you could possibly do” to ruin the good economy. He pointed to how Trump complains about foreign trade and he called the booming economy a “disaster.”