We celebrate the American worker today by taking a day off to relax!
Americans have a lot to celebrate today given the fact that they finally see good jobs coming back and their wages rising. Yes, our thriving economy has produced fantastic opportunities for workers all across the fruited plain. Construction jobs, manufacturing jobs, service jobs…authorities say there are more job openings than there are workers to fill them. This is the fulfillment of a campaign to “Make America Great Again.” It follows many years of stagnation and despair for middle class and poor workers.
The fascinating thing about this year and this holiday, with the many positive reasons for celebration, is the nonsense that falls from the mouths of some in the political arena. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, for instance, said of the bonuses American companies gave their employees following the tax cuts, “I’m not sure that $1,000 … goes very far for almost anyone.” Nancy Pelosi, called the tax cut bonuses “crumbs,” which is ironic since she once described a $40-per-paycheck tax cut under Obama as a “victory for America.”
The press has also downplayed the good economy as a positive for Trump and the American people. The Washington Post didn’t think Trump deserved credit for the economy: “Trump doesn’t deserve credit for all the economic good news.” Larry Summers claimed that “while Trump will probably try to take credit for all the economic good news, it is unlikely that he deserves it.” And the New York Times tried to convince the American worker that his experience of the economy wouldn’t turn into a positive for Trump at the polls: “Booming Economy May Be Little Felt as Voters Decide.” Another WaPo story featured the headline: “The good economic news is actually bad. Here’s why,” and included the following: “…all economic news is bad — especially good economic news, because it gives rise to bad behavior…recent Wall Street Journal front-page headline: “Americans Save Less.”
We Americans can laugh at all of this biased partisan blather because consumer confidence has risen to a fifty year high…because the middle class and poor finally have good jobs…their kids are finding work and moving out of the basement…and the booming economy is crushing records for minority and women employment. The economy has improved significantly (4.2% GDP last quarter) since Donald Trump and the republicans in Congress cut their taxes and Trump removed unnecessary job-killing regulations. Trump DOES deserve credit for advancing these policy changes!
President Trump’s message for Labor Day celebrates the working people who make America great:
“On Labor Day, we celebrate the American worker: The bulwark of our national prosperity and the cornerstone of our national greatness. America’s workers pay our taxes, support our values, serve in our military, raise our children, protect our Constitution, and build our communities. They deserve, in return, the unwavering fidelity of their Government. Thousands of Americans have found a renewed sense of purpose in our resurgent economy. The dedication, resolve, and pride of the American worker are the reason our nation has achieved prosperity that was once thought unattainable. We have kept our promise to always keep the White House door open to members and leaders of our country’s labor organizations. The dedication, resolve, and pride of the American worker built the greatest country in the history of the world — the envy of nations and the pride of countless millions — and now, we are bringing to life the next great chapter in the history of this magnificent Republic.
“Make America Great Again” was a campaign slogan that was meant to inspire hope for the future for all Americans after a dismal decade of economic malaise and failing companies. Trump’s detractors and enemies are now attempting to say that Trump implied America was never great. How petty and cheap.
Let the nasty remarks of politicians and talking heads roll off your back and have a great day today whatever you do…even if it’s work!