Top Promises Kept by Republicans 2016-2018

The Economy

Enacted largest individual tax cuts for the American people since Regan.

Economy grew 5.4 percent to start 2018 – Obama’s average was under ½%

U.S. home sales hit 11-year high in 2017.

Business Investments up 39% in 2018-Q1.

All time high government budget surplus in April 2018. **

Pushed household net worth to new record – 7 times disposable personal income.

Lowered Debt to GDP Ratio first time in over 50 years. **

Created over $9 Trillion in new wealth for Americans.

Boosted consumer confidence to an 18-year high.

Increased Middle Class income to record high – over $62,000. **

Increased farm land value almost 2% in last 12 months.


Job Growth: Helped create more than 3.7 million new jobs for Americans. **

Unemployment down to 3.7% in 2018  – dropped in every category – while wages rising 5%

Youth Unemployment Hits 52-Year Low 2018.

Construction hiring booming – 300,000 new construction jobs. **

Manufacturing jobs growing at fastest rate in 23 years. **

U.S. Job Satisfaction at highest level since 2005.

African American business ownership jumped 400% in 2018.

Trump Announced $200 Million in apprenticeship funding.

Food stamp reliance has plunged to an 8-year low. **

Broadcom, a $100-billion high-tech company returning to U.S. – among many others. **

Wasteful Government Spending: Draining the Swamp

Abolished more needless federal regulations and bureaucratic red tape than any President in American history, saving over $200 billion a year in costs. **

Republican administration has cut 22 regulations for every new regulation introduced.

Withdrew from the bogus Paris climate accord saving $3 Trillion over next 10 years. **

Cut $285 million in unfair taxpayer contributions to UN budget. **

Cut the White House budget saving taxpayers $22 million. **

Found $500 Billion In Errors during Audit of Obama HUD. **

Strengthened lobbying laws with 5 year lobbying ban on White House officials.


Ended billions of $$ in illegal ObamaCare taxpayer subsidies for insurance companies. **

Ended the ObamaCare exchange mandate saving consumers up to 50%.

Ended IRS fines to people who can’t afford ObamaCare.

Signed “Right to Try” drug bill, humanitarian legislation giving terminally ill patients the right to use experimental medications not yet been approved by the FDA.

Border Security

Illegal border crossings have dropped 35 % under President Trump.

Declared war on the 10,000 ultra-violent MS-13 gang members who are in the U.S. Most  came due to Obama’s “open border” policy geared to create more liberal voters.

Making America Strong Again

Trump pulled U.S. out of Iran nuclear deal initiated by Obama which cost us at least $33 billion and funded Iran’s nuclear arsenal..

Virtually every ISIS stronghold in Iraq has been destroyed.

ISIS has lost 98% of the territory it once held.

The founder and leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been eliminated.

More than 50,000 ISIS fighters have been killed since President Trump took office.

Got North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s agreement to end his nuclear weapons program.

Signed the largest increase in defense spending since the Reagan years after massive defense spending cuts made by Obama weakened our defense systems.

Cut off $300 Mil. in foreign aid to Pakistan. **

Suspended $2 billion in security aid to Pakistan for failing to clamp down on the Taliban.**

Cut off $200 foreign aid to Palestinians. **

Shut down CIA funding of Syrian rebels and ended $230 Mil. rebuilding payments to Syria. **

Withdrew $300 million in foreign aid to Egypt. **

Banned almost all travel to the United States from seven countries known for terrorism: Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea.

Reversed Obama’s Power Plan that would have closed hundreds of power plants. **

Transforming America’s Courts

Appointed more than 150 solid Constitutionalists to our federal courts, including Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. This has helped offset the more than 400 radical left-wing federal judges appointed by Obama.

Stopping Government Funding of Abortions

Gave states the option to deny Planned Parenthood access to Medicaid and other federal grant money they have been using to conduct more than 328,000 abortions per year.

Halted U.S. taxpayer funding of international organizations performing abortions.

Establishing Law and Order in America

Provided full support for America’s police law enforcement efforts and offered cities federal support to crack down on violent crime in our city streets. This was a stark departure from Obama’s rhetorical war against America’s police. Under Trump, murders and violent crime are dropping in most cities, reversing the trend established under the Obama administration.

Sex trafficking arrests have soared to all-time high under Trump.

** These items will pay for the tax cut and lower the deficit

Author: List compiled by Dick Kuiper, Former VP & Senior Research Analyst with The Gartner Group and Gerson Lehrman

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