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On Friday May 10, 2019, the Trump Administration raised the 10% tariffs to 25%. The trade war quickly escalated, with the Chinese government announcing plans for tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. imports in retaliation.  "Trump, meanwhile, began the process of expanding U.S. tariffs to cover all $540 billion in Chinese imports." [post_title] => Trump Raises Tariffs On $200 Billion Worth Of Imported Goods From China From 10% To 25% [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => trump-raises-tariffs-on-200-billion-worth-of-imported-goods-from-china-from-10-to-25 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-05-19 13:32:24 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-05-19 13:32:24 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2805 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2788 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-04-27 17:37:16 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-04-27 17:37:16 [post_content] => The U.S. GDP rose 2.9% from 2017 to 2018, tied for the largest increase over the last 10 years.   [caption id="attachment_2789" align="aligncenter" width="558"] SOURCE: FRED (See Below Citations)[/caption] [post_title] => Total U.S. GDP Rose 2.9% from 2017 To 2018, Tied For The Largest Increase In The Last 10 Years [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => total-u-s-gdp-rose-2-9-from-2017-to-2018-tied-for-the-largest-increase-in-the-last-10-years [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-04-27 17:37:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-04-27 17:37:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2788 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2765 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-03-16 12:09:00 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-03-16 12:09:00 [post_content] => "The Commerce Department said Wednesday [March 6, 2019] that the United States last year posted an $891.2 billion trade deficit in merchandise, the largest in the nation’s 243-year history" and an increase of 12.4% since 2017. The trade deficit (or surplus) is measured by both goods and services, as well as the combined total. "The overall trade deficit surged 12.5 percent to $621.0 billion in 2018, the largest since 2008."   [caption id="attachment_2766" align="aligncenter" width="445"] SOURCE: bea.gov (See Below Citations)[/caption] [post_title] => 2018 U.S. Trade Deficit In "Goods" Largest In History at $891 Billion; Overall Trade Deficit Largest Since 2008 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 2018-u-s-trade-deficit-in-merchandise-largest-in-history-at-891-billion-overall-trade-deficit-largest-since-2008 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-16 12:27:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-16 12:27:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2765 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2744 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-02-10 13:12:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-02-10 13:12:58 [post_content] => The third government shutdown under President Trump ended on January 25, 2019 after 35 days, making it the longest government shutdown in history. "The U.S. economy lost at least $6 billion during the partial shutdown of the federal government due to lost productivity from furloughed workers and economic activity lost to outside business, S&P Global Ratings said on Friday [January 25, 2019]." The bill to reopen the government only lasts until February 15th, but it does contain provisions for retroactive pay for employees that did not receive paychecks during the shutdown. [post_title] => Third Government Shutdown Under Trump Is Longest Ever, Cost U.S. Economy $6 Billion [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => third-government-shutdown-trump-longest-ever-cost-u-s-economy-6-billion [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-02-10 13:12:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-10 13:12:58 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2744 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2748 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-02-09 15:03:38 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-02-09 15:03:38 [post_content] => The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan group employed by Congress to provide budget and economy forecasts and analysis.  Their 2019 Economic Outlook Report provides a detailed analysis on government spending and economic growth in the United States.  Key points in this report include:
  • "The federal budget deficit is about $900 billion in 2019 and exceeds $1 trillion each year beginning in 2022. Over the coming decade, deficits...fluctuate between 4.1 percent and 4.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), well above the average over the past 50 years."
  • "Because of persistently large deficits, federal debt held by the public is projected to grow steadily, reaching 93 percent of GDP in 2029 (its highest level since just after World War II) and about 150 percent of GDP in 2049—far higher than it has ever been."
  • "Federal outlays...are projected to climb from 20.8 percent of GDP in 2019 to 23.0 percent in 2029. The aging of the population and the rising cost of health care contribute significantly to the growth in spending for major benefit programs, such as Social Security and Medicare."
  • After 2019, annual economic growth is projected to slow to between 1.7 and 1.8 percent until 2029, below the potential growth levels projected by the CBO.
  [caption id="attachment_2749" align="aligncenter" width="787"] SOURCE: Congressional Budget Office (See Below Citations)[/caption] [post_title] => Congressional Budget Office 2019 Economic Outlook Report: Budget Deficit Over $1 Trillion Per Year, Well Above Average; Debt Projected To Be 93% Of GDP (Highest Since WWII); Government Spending Increasing; Economic Growth Projected To Slow To 1.7% Through 2023 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => congressional-budget-office-2019-economic-outlook-report-budget-deficit-1-trillion-per-year-well-average-debt-projected-93-gdp-highest-since-wwii-government-spending-increas [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-02-09 15:24:27 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-09 15:24:27 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2748 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2747 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-02-09 14:42:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-02-09 14:42:56 [post_content] => 1 year after the Republican "Tax Cut And Jobs Act" took effect, "The National Association of Business Economics' quarterly business conditions poll, published on Monday [January 28, 2019], found that while some companies reported accelerating investments because of lower corporate taxes, 84 percent of respondents said they had not changed plans [for capital investments or new hiring]."   "The lower tax rates, however, had an impact in the goods producing sector, with 50 percent of respondents from that sector reporting increased investments at their companies, and 20 percent saying they redirected hiring and investments to the United States from abroad." [post_title] => 84% Of Businesses Report No Change To Capital Investments Or Hiring Because Of Republican Tax Cut Plan, According To National Association Of Business Economics Poll [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 84-businesses-report-no-change-capital-investments-hiring-republican-tax-cut-plan-according-national-association-business-economics-poll [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-02-09 14:42:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-09 14:42:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2747 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2737 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-01-26 01:29:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-01-26 01:29:27 [post_content] => From July 2017 to July 2018, U.S. manufacturing industry jobs increased by 2.6% (327,000 of 12.4 million total jobs) .  This was the largest increase in a 12 month period since 1995. From January 2017 to January 2018, manufacturing jobs rose by 1.7% (209,000 jobs). [post_title] => Manufacturing Jobs Increase 2.6% (327,000 Total Jobs) From July 2017 To July 2018; Largest 12 Month Gain Since 1995 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => manufacturing-jobs-increase-2-6-327000-total-jobs-july-2017-july-2018-largest-12-month-gain-since-1995 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-01-26 01:29:27 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-26 01:29:27 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2737 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2726 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-01-05 13:41:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-01-05 13:41:56 [post_content] => The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), a common indicator of stock market performance in the United States, decreased 3.6% in 2018.  This was the first annual decrease of the index since the recession in 2008. [caption id="attachment_2727" align="aligncenter" width="636"] SOURCE: Yahoo Finance (See Below Citations)[/caption] [post_title] => Dow Jones Industrial Average Decreases 3.6% in 2018; First Annual Decrease Since 2008 Recession [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => dow-jones-industrial-average-decreases-3-6-2018-first-annual-decrease-since-2008-recession [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-01-05 13:59:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-05 13:59:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2726 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2719 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-12-23 13:13:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-12-23 13:13:09 [post_content] => The third government shutdown of Trump's Presidency took effect on Saturday December 22, 2018 "after the House and Senate failed to reach a compromise on a short-term funding plan to keep the government running through early next year. The key stumbling block: Senate Democrats opposed President Donald Trump’s $5.7 billion request for building a wall on the southern border." While this is the 20th government shutdown since the Budget Act of 1974, "no other administration...has overseen a government shutdown that included federal employees being furloughed." "There have been shutdowns where one party has controlled all three parts of the government, all under President Jimmy Carter in the 1970s. But during those shutdowns, no government employees were sent home without pay, known as being on furlough." One shutdown occurred during Obama's Presidency, but Democrats controlled the Presidency and the House, with Republicans controlling the Senate. [post_title] => Federal Government Shutdown On December 22, 2018 For Third Time Under President Trump, 20th Time Ever; 3 Shutdowns Under Trump First Time Government Employees Furloughed When 1 Party Controls House, Senate, And Presidency [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => federal-government-shutdown-december-22-2018-third-time-president-trump-20th-time-ever-3-shutdowns-trump-first-time-government-employees-furloughed-1-party-controls-house-s [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-12-23 13:15:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-12-23 13:15:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2719 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2705 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-12-15 18:43:48 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-12-15 18:43:48 [post_content] => As of December 31, 2018, 4 of the 5 largest single day stock market (DJIA) point decreases occurred in 2018, the largest being on February 5, 2018 with a decrease of 1,175 points. [caption id="attachment_2706" align="aligncenter" width="448"] SOURCE: S&P Dow Jones Indices (See Below Citations)[/caption]   As of December 31, 2018, 2 of the 5 largest single day stock market (DJIA) point increases also occurred in 2018, the largest being December 26, 2018 with an increase of 1,086 points. [caption id="attachment_2723" align="aligncenter" width="446"] SOURCE: S&P Dow Jones Indices (See Below Citations)[/caption]   The 1929 stock market crash had lower decreases in total points but higher percent decreases: the DJIA in 1929 was in the 200's compared to during 2018 when it ranged between 23,000 and nearly 27,000. 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On Friday May 10, 2019, the Trump Administration raised the 10% tariffs to 25%. The trade war quickly escalated, with the Chinese government announcing plans for tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. imports in retaliation.  "Trump, meanwhile, began the process of expanding U.S. tariffs to cover all $540 billion in Chinese imports." 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