Editor, Ceres Courier,
Since they’re pushing distasteful public policies like infanticide and a job-killing, socialist Green New Deal, Democratic Party political leaders have had to resort to falsehoods about the Trump economy.
Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer has told Americans “the Trump economy is failing America’s middle class,” while another leading Democrat, Stacy Abrams, says, “rather than bringing back jobs, plants are closing, layoffs are looming and wages struggle to keep pace with the actual cost of living.” These statements are false and essentially lies.
In recent months, the unemployment rate has been as low as 3.7 percent, an almost 50-year low. Currently, there are nearly seven million job openings that remain unfilled. Since the 2016 election, 4.6 million Americans have been lifted off of food stamps.
Due to President Trump’s pro-growth policies, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth has exceeded 3 percent over the last four quarters. Unemployment for African-Americans, Hispanics and the disabled are at record lows.
Former President Obama once said that the U.S. manufacturing jobs that had been lost were gone and not coming back. He was wrong. Since December 2016, the United States has added 467,000 manufacturing jobs. The National Association of Manufacturers’ Outlook Index had the highest annual average in its history over the past year. Overall, average hourly earnings have risen 85 cents in the past year, a 3.2 percent increase.
By way of comparison, it’s worth noting Obama was the ONLY American president who never had one single year of 3 percent economic growth and posted the fourth worst economic GDP record of all U.S. presidents. It would be beneficial if Trump’s opponents, such as Schumer and Abrams, would quit lying and maybe go suck on some sour lemons.
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