Washington, D.C. – In an op-ed published by Fox News, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) highlighted the conservative policies that President Trump and House Republicans implemented over the past four years which have led to a safer, stronger, and more prosperous country.
Highlights are below, or you can read the op-ed in its entirety here.
“President Trump took office at a time when wages for the middle class had been stagnant for years, when good-paying jobs and cutting-edge technology had been offshored or stolen by China, and when terrorists in the Middle East controlled territory the size of Great Britain. The so-called experts predicted this decline would be the ‘new normal.’
“But Republicans and President Trump understand that managed decline is unacceptable. Together, our policies reversed it. And despite unprecedented, unending and unfounded attacks on his presidency, he delivered historic results in the economy, national security, energy and the courts.
“For three years until the coronavirus pandemic hit, job openings increased, small business closures fell, and wages rose — including for the lowest earners — because Republicans cut taxes, slashed regulations, and renegotiated bad trade deals…
“We built the greatest economy in a generation and we will do it again. Despite economic troubles singularly caused by the pandemic, the president and Republicans got right to work to get the economy back on solid footing. Through the most aggressive relief package in history, we saved 51 million jobs — and half of the jobs lost have been regained.
“We are well on our way to getting the American economy back to where it was just nine months ago.
“As for the coronavirus itself, a safe and effective vaccine will be available to Americans in record time because President Trump unleashed the brightest minds in the public and private sectors…
“After four years, the results are clear: America is safer, stronger and more prosperous. Some 56 percent of Americans told Gallup in September that they are better off today than they were four years ago. The coronavirus, the lockdowns, and riots can’t overturn the reality that conservative policies have paved the path to a Great American Comeback.”