• U.S. Making Economic Progress – Despite Dem’s Unhelpful Efforts

    Surge Summary: A handful of recent economic numbers indicate America is making positive progress after the catastrophe generated by the COVID-19 shutdowns. This has occurred in the teeth of aggressive Democratic opposition to steps which could help struggling U.S. households. They are hoping financial pain for the American people will result in a Democratic victory in November’s election.

    by Gary Bauer

    Weekly unemployment claims released [Thursday] morning were better than expected – 1.18 million actual claims versus expectations of 1.42 million.  Continuing claims, representing those who have collected unemployment benefits for at least two straight weeks, also fell more than expected to 16.1 million.

    Meanwhile, the manufacturing index rose in July, hitting its highest level since March of 2019.

    [Friday’s] job creation and unemployment figures are expected to show 1.5 million new jobs were created in July.  That will be dramatically lower than the astonishing figures from the previous two months, which were the result of the economy beginning to reopen after the unprecedented shutdown.

    These figures are incredibly important because they not only represent real people, but they also set the mood for the country going into November about whether we are making real progress.

    Fortunately, the economy is making progress in spite of the Democrats’ best efforts.  Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are refusing to compromise on their outrageous demands in exchange for additional emergency stimulus measures.  The economy could be doing even better, but Democrats don’t want that.

    White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows expressed his frustration, saying:

    “At the president’s direction, we have made no less than four different offers to Democrats on Capitol Hill.  Those four different offers have been actually rejected.  But more importantly than that, they’ve not even been countered.”

    Here’s one example:  President Trump and Senate Republicans offered Democrats a temporary extension of the $600 unemployment benefits while talks on a more comprehensive package continued.  But Democrats rejected it.

    Republicans tried to help unemployed Americans, but Pelosi and Schumer want to increase the pain people are experiencing, just like liberal governors have done with the shutdowns in their states.  They believe more suffering is their key to success this November.

    That’s disgusting.  But that’s today’s Democrat Party.

    We must defeat the radical left!

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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