Democrats didnt applaud Trumps mention of record-low minority unemployment
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON D.C. Why did Democrats refuse to applaud President Trumps statement of fact in Tuesdays State of the Union Address that minority unemployment rates are at the lowest levels ever recorded?
Democrats have disagreements with Trump over how to boost employment. But there is no obvious or moral rationale to reject celebration of lives improved.
Unless that is you care only about partisanship than anything else.
As Trump said:
Unemployment has reached the lowest rate in half a century. African-American Hispanic-American and Asian-American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded. Unemployment for Americans with disabilities has also reached an all-time low.
That statement speaks to lives being made better in new jobs being found new skills being learned and new means of rising up the economic ladder being reached.
With a pitch for unity Trump urged Republicans and Democrats to choose greatness
Economic growth and broadly shared prosperity matter. They matter because they inform whether people can pursue their dreams or whether they suffer unnecessarily.
For what its worth Democrats were ready to applaud economic progress later in Trumps speech. When he said no one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women who have filled 58 of the new jobs created in the last year there was a bipartisan standing ovation.
Conservatives should run on the momentum of this economic moment and have no fear in advancing policies that are making lives better.
Yes we must reform the nearly bankrupt entitlement system. Yes we must always endeavor to spend taxpayer money wisely. But todays economy speaks to something important: The free market is a far better servant of the human interest than Bill de Blasio and his diktats of know-better-socialism.