His View: Not so fast with claims about Trump’s achievements?

Our local philosophy guru takes on Trump’s 11-month accomplishments. 

I’m no fan of Trump. I’m less a fan of partisans spinning truth. 

Tozer offers the “soaring” stock market as his first brief, but under Obama the S&P 500 increased by 182 percent; the Dow Jones more than doubled its value; and the tech-heavy Nasdaq went up 250 percent. It is doubtful, especially since many experts believe that stocks are now overvalued, that Trump will ever best Obama’s record.

On the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s win in the U.S. presidential race, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is showing its biggest post-Election Day gain in more than 70 years.

But here’s liberal, partisan logic: After 8 years of Obama, the stock market increased 182%. After 11 months of Trump, the stock market only increased only 28.5%. 

See! Obama is better than Trump. 

They apparently don’t have philosophy professors learn logic whats more teach it any more. 

Oh, and Gier says “many experts”. He’s getting his economics lessons from the Huffington Post again? 

Obama reduced the annual deficit from 10 percent to 3.2 percent. Under Trump it has risen to 3.5 percent. It will no doubt climb higher with the new tax cuts. GOP leaders are delusional in thinking the economy will grow enough to reduce that deficit.

Obama and the Democrats doubled the US debt in 8 years. On January 20, 2009, when Obama was sworn in, the debt was $10.626 trillion. On January 20, 2017, when he left, it was $19.947 trillion. Obama added $9 trillion to the debt, more than any other president. 

Gier translation: good Obama, bad Republicans! 

Tozer claims “manufacturing is on the rise,” but there are only 125,000 new jobs there.

“There are only 125,000 new jobs.” 


Who cares about new jobs. Who cares about people being back in the work force. There’s only 125,000 new jobs. Bad Trump! 

Mike Pence loves to boast about what he did for Indiana as governor, but that state has lost 5,000 manufacturing jobs since he became vice president.

Mike Pence brings jobs to Indiana. He leaves to be V.P. There are now fewer manufacturing jobs. And that’s Pence and Trump’s fault? 

I could go on, but Gier’s partisanship and spinning the numbers is nauseating. I’m glad I didn’t ever have to sit under this teaching for 30 years.