U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business today to discuss the budget, maintaining a secure border, tax cuts creating wage growth for working families in Louisiana, and the success of President Trump’s first year in office.
Key excerpts of Cassidy’s remarks are transcribed below.
ON SECURING THE BORDER
CASSIDY: The wall says that from this point forward, we have our border secure. Not just for folks coming here illegally, but also for human trafficking, drugs, guns going south and north. All the activity the cartels are doing we have a better way to control. That’s a good thing. If you have to negotiate to get that good thing, the president’s clearly willing to negotiate. Again the question is, well, the Democrats are serious or whether they just want a political issue.
ON ECONOMIC GROWTH
CASSIDY: Since the president took office, the economy has grown over three percent per quarter—the GDP—three percent per quarter. We’ve deregulated, we’ve got conservative justices, we’ve just done the most significant tax overhaul in the last 30 years. We repealed the individual mandate. It doesn’t sound like a fellow over his head, it sounds like a fellow who’s accomplished a lot.
ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FIRST YEAR
CASSIDY: Look at the accomplishments in the economy and regulations in judiciary, etcetera, and I think we’ve seen a president who’s been pretty effective his first year.