May 23, 2019

Cassidy in Advocate Oped: President Donald Trump is creating opportunity for Louisiana workers

President Donald Trump is creating opportunity for Louisiana workers
By U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.
May 22, 2019 

Before President Donald Trump, working families suffered. Years of slow growth, wage increases only for those already well off, and high taxes suffocated families. Overregulation impeded Louisiana businesses and jobs. South Louisiana never quite recovered from the previous administration’s offshore oil moratorium.

Two years into Trump’s presidency, we have the lowest unemployment rate in 60 years — record low unemployment for veterans, women, high school dropouts, African Americans, and Hispanics. We have more job openings in this country than workers to fill them. Wages are growing for working families. Businesses are once again investing billions in South Louisiana natural gas.

The president’s economic agenda has given more jobs to more Louisiana workers, and tax cuts have put more money in more families’ wallets. Prioritizing American workers has been Trump’s focus, and we are succeeding. My focus is working with Trump to bring more of that success to Louisiana.

So-called “experts” claimed this explosive economic growth would be impossible. Not only is it wholly possible, but we are witnessing an economic renaissance the likes of which we have never seen before. Washington Democrats are looking for ways to distract Americans from this success or roll it back entirely. Serious voices in Washington are calling to increase taxes on American families by taking away their tax cuts, take away Louisiana energy jobs by enforcing the Green New Deal, and escape the outcome of an election by pushing conspiracy theories to impeach the president.

My focus is on helping Louisiana families. I am looking for more ways to work with Trump, build on our successes, and ensure even more Louisiana families benefit from our leadership.

Read the whole oped here.