The American economy continues to roar under President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress, with federal trackers and analysts predicting an unprecedented 5.4% GDP growth in the first quarter of 2018.
The shocking numbers show the US economy rebounding after years of stagnating wages and low-growth GDP in the wake of the “Great Recession” under former President Barack Obama.
“The economy is on track to put up blockbuster growth numbers in the first quarter, according to the latest forecast from the Atlanta Fed,” writes CNBC. “GDP is expected to surge 5.4 percent to start 2018, the central bank branch estimated in its latest rolling look at how the economy is progressing.”
In other signs of progress, consumer spending surged from 3.1% to 4% following the passage of the GOP tax cuts and jobless claims continue to hover around “generational lows” with unemployment at just 4.1%.
President Trump touted the economic success story during his State of the Union address Tuesday night; applauding companies and corporations for raising wages, expanding benefits, and paying big bonuses after he signed the sweeping tax overhaul into law.