Those who have been waiting to climb out of the mire of the past eight economically stifled years have reason to be optimistic, as businessman Donald Trump is sworn in as the nation’s 45th President this week.
Evidence of that optimism can be seen in a variety of ways, says financial expert and nationally syndicated radio and television host Dan Celia.
In an op-ed for Townhall.com, where Celia serves as a regular contributor, he writes that things are looking up in the economy as a new administration preps for the White House. One sign is the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ National Business Survey of thousands of small businesses across the country.
“Last month, for the first time in ages, confidence in the economy had crossed into positive territory,” Celia wrote. “We had not seen this kind of news coming from the NFIB since 2007. Indeed, this is the best news on the economy in a very long time. These are small business owners and entrepreneurs who have their ear to Main Street as good—if not better—than anyone else. To me, consumer confidence is one of the most important factors to consider as an indication of where things might be going.
“Maybe we can’t give Donald Trump all the credit for this optimism,” says Celia, who leads Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries (FISM, www.financialissues.org). “Still, the idea that we will soon welcome a pro-growth president who is looking to cut taxes helps—so does a president that most people believe truly cares about America and the American people.”
To interview Dan Celia of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries during your Inauguration Week coverage, contact Jen Retallick at 610-584-1096, ext. 100, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102.