Want to know why Trump’s winning? ‘It’s (still) the economy, stupid’

Want to know why Trump’s winning? ‘It’s (still) the economy, stupid’, by Wayne Allyn Root. Trump is winning because of the wretched state of the private economy —which affects Republicans more than Democrats — even more than because of immigration or cultural issues.

I live in the real world. I am a private sector businessman. I have “boots on the ground.” I understand that President Obama has wrecked the U.S. economy. We are in an economic disaster. And it can get worse. Much worse. If someone who thinks just like Obama is elected, we could slide into economic Armageddon….

I’ve seen some really bad trends, up close and personal. Consumers don’t want to spend money anymore. Investors don’t want to invest anymore (at least not in small business). No one wants to hire anymore. No one wants to pay bills on time anymore.

But it is mainly Republicans who are hurting financially:

The voters are scared to death about this economy, jobs and the future of middle class America. But it’s not all voters. It’s just Republican voters.

Why? Because like me, most Republican voters are living in this nightmare. Republicans are the private sector. We own our own small businesses. Or we work for private sector businesses. Or we’re independent contractors — real estate brokers, stockbrokers, car salesman, insurance brokers, mortgage brokers, etc. In other words, we are “boots on the ground.”

We know Obama, Hillary and the mainstream media are lying about “economic recovery.” There is no recovery. We have been living in an 8-year-long Obama Great Depression.

Republicans voted for Trump because he is the only politician on offer who really understands losing his own money and succeeding in private industry:

They don’t trust any politician to save us, or to change the situation. That includes even a pure conservative politician like Ted Cruz. Conservative, or not, Cruz has spent his entire life as a lawyer and government employee. He’s never created a job in his life. For all intents and purposes, Ted Cruz — like 99 percent of politicians — might as well be Obama.

They understand only a capitalist billionaire businessman can possibly turn this nightmare around. They know Trump has failed at a few businesses — and they don’t care. At least he failed with his own money, not the taxpayers! What a refreshing change.

Economically, Democrats and Republicans tend to live indifferent worlds:

Every Democrat I speak to swears the economy is fine. You know why there is such a disconnect? Because Democrats almost never work in the private sector. They sign the back of paychecks, not the front. Huge difference.

Democrats have rarely ever put up $100,000 or $1,000,000 of their own money to start a business (I have, many times). They’ve never risked their life savings to make payroll (I have). They’ve never sold anything for a living (I have every day of my life). They’ve never woken up on a Monday with no idea how they’ll pay their mortgage or bills this week (I do that every week). Republicans and Democrats live in different worlds.

Republicans work for a living, sell for a living, own for a living. We do it all with our own money, talent and wits. … Everything we do is with our own money. I’ve never taken a government check in my life.

Democrats, more safely insulated in the public sector, have no clue:

The vast majority of Obama, Hillary and Bernie supporters belong to one of four categories:

A. They work for someone else. They collect a safe weekly paycheck, without ever having to worry where the money comes from.

B. They work for government, or collect a pension from government for NOT working.

C. They collect a welfare or entitlement check (or many different checks) from government.

D. They are in school, or college, or broke and jobless living in mommy and daddy’s basement eating Doritos, while watching Jerry Springer. They’ve never earned a serious check, let alone signed the front of one. They understand nothing about money or the economy.

By the way, blaming the nasty downturn in the private sector on Obama might be a bit unfair. He was just the President when the big bubble stopped growing, in 2008 (see graph). Since 2008 the bubble has been on life support, with central banks taking over some of the money manufacture duties from private banks. But that life support is barely keeping the economy from shrinking, and flows disproportionately to the public sector. For the last eight years big government has been helping Democrats more than Republicans, big time — and for that Obama is at least partly responsible.