FoxNews.com reports that
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow denounced Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sunday after the 2020 White House candidate said President Trump was “taking credit for a recovery that started under [former President Barack] Obama.”
“What Mr. Booker and some others are saying is simply not true factually,” Kudlow told Fox News’ “America’s News HQ”.
Kudlow spoke two days after the publication of the April jobs report, which showed that the American economy added 263,000 jobs last month while the unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent, the lowest since 1969. Despite the rosy numbers, Booker insisted that the boom’s effects were not being felt across all economic levels.
“You have people on my block – I’m the only presidential candidate that lives in a low-income inner-city neighborhood. Talk to folks, and they’ll tell you: ‘I have to work two jobs just to try to keep myself in housing. And, by the way, that housing isn’t reflected in any of my family,'” Booker said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Americans are struggling. Their wages are too low … for the last four decades, I don’t think they’ve budged that much … We’ve got to make sure that this is a shared recovery, because, right now, it definitely is not.”
Kudlow emphatically begged to differ.
“I’m just gonna use the damn facts,” he told Fox News’ Leland Vittert. “On the wage front, [average hourly earnings are] rising 3.2 percent overall. The bottom [poorest] quarter [of workers], 4.4 percent increase, the top quarter, 3.5 percent [increase].”
“First of all, both are good and a rising tide is lifting all boats,” Kudlow added. “But the point I’m making is, it’s the blue collar people that have the fastest job expansion and it’s the blue collar people that have the best wage growth.”
Kudlow reacted to the April jobs report in a video posted on the White House’s Instagram page Friday afternoon.
“Wow! Low unemployment, high jobs, high wages, big consumer confidence, major productivity and no inflation,” said an enthusiastic Kudlow while gesturing toward the camera. “It’s totally awesome. We’re killing it on the economy.”
“I don’t know how I had the energy to do that,” Kudlow said Sunday. “I just walked out and, I don’t know, man, let her rip. These are blowout numbers. The economy is going great guns and POTUS’ [Trump’s] policies, to be perfectly honest, his policies to rebuild this economy have entered us into a tremendous prosperity cycle. And I don’t see any end to it right now.”
Trump has delivered what he promised: a stronger economy and more jobs.
Americans are more concerned with providing for themselves and their families than they are with the silly “Social Justice Warrior” Political Games which the Democratic Socialist Party, as exemplified by Cory Booker, continues to play.
Quite frankly, the reason that Obama Presidency did not move our economy forward, like President Trump is in the process of doing, is because Obama was more concerned about growing the Central Government, than he was about growing American Production by freeing the job creators from punitive tax rates, in order to encourage the growth that will revitalize our economy.
That is why I once spent 6 hours on a Saturday, on the phone with Punjab from Calcutta about my Comcast Cable Box, which was on the fritz.
But, I digress…
Make no mistake, granting amnesty to millions of unskilled, underage illegal aliens would have done and still would do nothing for the health of our economy.
This action would simply provide future voters for the Democrat Party, which is now, as I wrote earlier, firmly in the control of the Far Left.
A popular Liberal Defense that was going around during Obama’s Presidency was the claim that President Ronald Reagan actually had a bigger Federal Government than Obama.
The funny part is: It’s true.
It was larger because President Reagan, through his sound Economic Policy, actually increased tax revenues.
American Production rose, therefore, TAX REVENUES INCREASED.
Yes, “Trickle-Down Economics”, “trickled up”, allowing for a well-funded, strong American Military and Administration.
You see, boys and girls, that’s the secret of American Exceptionalism, a concept that Obama always gave lip service to, but, clearly, never believed in.
For America to prosper, we must remain free. For America to remain free, we must be prosperous.
American Capitalism is the engine which drives a strong, vibrant economy. American Capitalism is the result of the courageous Entrepreneurial Spirit of American Citizens. The same “Can Do” attitude which led to Western Expansion and triumphs against those before-mentioned enemies, foreign and domestic.
If Americans had elected Hillary Clinton as President on that historic night of November 8, 2016, America’s economy would still be swirling down the ol’ porcelain receptacle as it was when Obama left office.
It would have been, except Americas did not elect another clueless politician, like Obama and Hillary.
Instead, Americans elected a Citizen Statesman with Real World Experience who is not afraid to remind those whomever he is negotiating with that he is always willing to walk away from the table and that he is THE Master of “The Art of the Deal”.
President Trump is succeeding as President because of his ability to focus on the challenges he faces and to come up with innovative, common-sense solutions.
His popularity continues to rise dues to average Americans’ appreciation of a President who puts America first.
And as Trump continues on his mission to Make American Great Again, all the Democrats have to contribute is hate, divisiveness, and their memories of a FAILED PRESIDENCY.
And, that is not an election-winning Party Platform to run on.
Until He Comes,