Economy remains the primary issue
I would like to look beyond the current impeachment hoax by House Democrats and address what really matters to most Americans: Our economy.
The final jobs report for 2019 was released recently and I am not surprised how little the mainstream media have reported this. The Dec. 6 Washington Examiner story “Amid Media’s Recession Panic, U.S. Ends Decade With Robust Booming Jobs Numbers,” stated the Bureau Of Labor Statistics reported 266,000 jobs were created in November. Labor participation remained at 63.2 percent with wages rising 3.1 percent from last year. Unemployment is now at a 50-year low of 3.5 percent.
President Donald Trump’s economic policies, brought in shortly after he took office, have been key to this. Cutting taxes, eliminating job killing regulations, expanding our energy production, and renegotiating past trade deals have put American workers first.
It is this success which is the real reason behind the Democrat’s impeachment push. After all, it was Al Green, D-Texas who said, “Impeachment is the only thing that can prevent President Trump from re-election in 2020.”
And do you think our Democratic leaders and media are happy about our economy? Guess again. The New York Times, CNBC and Bloomberg News have all published articles claiming a recession is imminent. Bill Maher summed it up well when he said, “I do want a recession. We have survived many recessions. We can’t survive another Trump term.”
To these Grinches who want to steal our prosperity I have a simple comment, “It’s the economy, stupid.”
Patrick M. McElvaney