WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 2 - The nation has made great strides over the past two years and there'll be more to come if the GOP keeps control of Congress for the next two years. It's a good reason to muster the energy on Tuesday to go out and vote and to encourage family, friends and neighbors to cast their ballots in a responsible way.
The economy is booming. Unemployment is at record lows. There are better jobs out there - for all Americans - and there are more of them than there have been in years. And, ADP Payroll Services, which keeps track of such things, says that 227,000 new private sector jobs were created in the month of October. Many economists were expecting only 178,000 new jobs. On top of all of that, taxes are lower so workers are pocketing more take home pay.
Seniors, in particular, are benefiting from the return of reasonable Social Security Cost of Living Adjustments. In the first year of the Trump administration in 2017 the Social Security recipients received a 2% COLA, in 2018 they received a 2.8% increase in benefits and in 2019 they will receive another 2.8% increase. And, the nation is safer than it has been in a long time.
The only things that increased under the previous administration were unemployment, the deficit and the National Debt. The jobless rate steadily approached double-digits. The deficit was nearly doubled and the National Debt soared.
Under the previous administration, we saw the establishment of socialist policies that eroded trust, confidence and America's standard of living. And, don't forget the Great Recession.
But, in just two years we have seen the restoration of our economic confidence. And, we've seen the reaffirmation of the country's commitment to protecting our core principles with the appointments of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, the political opposition has grown uglier over the past two years. Instead of offering hope for the future, the progressive movement threatens anarchy and a return to the bad old days of higher taxes, growing debt, high rates of unemployment and economic stagnation.
In just four days the fate of America's renaissance will be decided at polling places across the country. There's been a lot of speculation that the House of Representatives will wind up with a progressive majority bent on disrupting the status quo and the momentum we've gained over the past two years.
They want to focus on scatter-brained ideas such as opening our borders to more illegal immigration. They want that not because they are compassionate but because they seek an increase in the numbers of voters to ensure a socialist future for the U.S.
They want to bankrupt the country by adopting a foolhardy system single-payer health insurance that would guarantee that more people will get sick and die. And, they want to waste the country's time and energy by staging a mock impeachment of President Trump.
This year's local election battles may not have the excitement of a presidential election, but they certainly have a relevance that is worth the same level of attention. And, if enough of us in key Congressional districts put their minds to it, we can make the difference and we can ensure the preservation of our nation's heritage and make strides toward ensuring the future for the next generations.
So, on November 6 get out and vote.