FoxNews.com reports that
Democratic presidential hopefuls took pains to downplay economic gains under the Trump administration at the first debate of the 2020 presidential cycle—blasting large corporations and calling for more taxes for the wealthy.
The answers came minutes after the debate began, as 10 candidates squared off in the first debate of the 2020 presidential election cycle at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida.
“Who is this economy really working for? It’s doing great for thinner and thinner slices at the top,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said right out the gate.
“When you’ve got an economy that does great for those with money…it is corruption pure and simple. We need to call it out and we need to attack it head-on. We need to make structural changes in our government, our economy and our country.”
Minutes later, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., was the first on the debate stage to mention President Trump by name.
“The economy—we know that not everyone is sharing in this prosperity. And Trump just sits in the White House and gloats about what’s going on when there are so many people having trouble paying for college and trouble paying for their prescriptions,” Klobuchar said, laying out her plans to “make it easier” to pay off student loans and attend college.
“Billionaires can pay off their yachts, then students should be able to pay off their student loans,” Klobuchar said.
Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke then weighed in, blasting the economy, saying it “does not work for everyone”—in both English and Spanish.
And New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also took a swipe at the president, saying: “There is plenty of money in this country, it’s just in the wrong hands.”
But while the Democrats challenged the sense of economic gains in recent years, the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee rapid response team sent email blasts and tweets “fact-checking” and defending the president’s economic record and the creation of “6 million jobs” since Election Day 2016.
Warren was the highest-polling candidate among those on stage Wednesday but others were looking for their breakout moment or to recapture lost momentum, especially contenders like O’Rourke of Texas. Top-polling candidates including former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont are set to face off Thursday night on the same stage.
The format and sheer number of candidates, though, means candidates have limited opportunity even during two hours of debate to make their case.
The rules, set by the Democratic National Committee, gave candidates 60 seconds to answer questions from the NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo moderators, and 30 seconds to respond to their follow-up questions. The candidates could not give opening statements, but were offered the chance to give closing remarks later in the night.
Also on stage Wednesday: Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Reps. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Tim Ryan of Ohio and former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland.
As was shown very clearly last night, the Democrats have a major roadblock in their path to regain the White House in the 2020 Presidential Election.
The 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. 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 the car load of clowns on that stage in Miami last night, 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, like the Democratic Primary Candidates on stage last night, 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 due to average Americans’ appreciation of a President who puts America first.
And as we begin the Primary Elections Debate Season, President Donald J. Trump continues on his mission to Make American Great Again, while all the Democrats have to contribute is hate, divisiveness, their advocacy of a political ideology which has failed everywhere it has been tried, and their memories of a FAILED PRESIDENCY.
And, that is not an election-winning Party Platform to run on.
Until He Comes,