Saturday, February 09, 2019

10 SOTU with no applause from Democrats

#1 Jobs: President Trump reported that more Americans now have jobs than ever before — 157 million.  “Nearly 5 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps” thanks to all that job creation.

#2 Record-low minority unemployment:  “African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded.”

#3 Healthcare: Only one Democrat stood to applaud when the President highlighted the “Right to Try” bill, which gives critically ill patients access to lifesaving cures and his commitment about bringing down exorbitant prescription drug prices.

#4 Cutting stifling regulations: "We’ve cut more regulations than any other administration in its entire tenure,“ President Trump said, receiving applause only from the Republican side of the House chamber.

#5 Energy independence: "We have unleashed a revolution in American energy. The United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. And now, for the first time in 65 years, we are a net exporter of energy,” Only Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia applauded among Democrats.

#6 Veterans: President Trump praised bipartisan efforts to deliver “historic VA reforms” in the last Congress, noting that “after four decades of rejection, we passed VA Accountability so we can finally terminate those who mistreat our wonderful veterans.”

#7 Combating anti-Semitism: While President Trump decried anti-Semitism, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thumbed through her copy of the speech.

#8 Fair trade deals: "Tonight I am also asking you to pass the United States Reciprocal Trade Act, so that if another country places an unfair tariff on an American product, we can charge them the exact same tariff on the exact same product that they sell to us,“ President Trump said.  Democrats now oppose it.

#9 Stopping Infanticide: When President Trump asked Congress "to pass legislation to prohibit the late term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s wound,” Democrats were silent.

#10 Anti-socialism: Bernie Sanders’ dismayed expression spoke volumes when President Trump boldly declared that “Tonight we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” That sentiment used to be taken for granted by both parties.

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