|How have the bogus "middle-class" tax cuts and deregulation led to job growth?|
The idea was that those tax cuts would lead corporations to increase investment, which would lead to more jobs. That never happened - the corporations used the money to buy back stock and increase the share price, and shared some of it with their investors in the form of dividends. Some employees got one-time bonuses. Few if any got pay raises. There was no increase in investment and no resulting job growth. Wage growth is keeping pace with inflation primarily because the minimum wage is being raised in many states; that has nothing to do with tax cuts and is actually a form of regulation - deregulation in that arena would mean eliminating a minimum wage altogether. Do you see anybody doing that?
Once again, it's been shown that the Republican concept of trickle-down economics simply doesn't work - Reagan tried it, Bush tried, and now Trump tried it. All have failed.
So please explain to me how and why YOU think that deregulation and tax cuts have increased job growth, given that there is zero evidence to support that belief.
The reality is that we've had YEARS of increasing job numbers since the last recession. NOTHING Trump has done has changed that glide path. Despite his claims, he didn't inherit an economy in tatters and turn it around - the country was already moving in that direction and chugging along well before he showed up. In fact, if you check the historical numbers, the job growth under his watch - especially last month - is lower than it was under the last administration. An inconvenient MAGA fact that you can easily verify for yourself.