Thursday, 05 September 2019 12:32

OP-ED: By voting for President Trump, North Carolinians will vote for economic prosperity

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As North Carolina prepares to host President Trump, its people have plenty to celebrate because of him.


After promising to make America great again in 2016, President Trump’s “America First” agenda has indeed ushered in a new era of economic prosperity—in the Tar Heel State and nationwide. Employers are creating jobs and rewarding their workers, employees are satisfied in the workplace, and job-seekers are finding it easier than ever to climb the career ladder. And, no matter what the left-leaning mainstream media claims, there is absolutely no recession in sight.

We’ve come a long way since the Obama years. In 2010, North Carolina’s unemployment rate surpassed 10 percent. Fast forward to July of this year, and the Tar Heel State is sitting on an unemployment rate of barely four percent.

Job creation is on the rise, especially in the manufacturing sector. In just two years, President Trump has aided in creating more than 45,000 new manufacturing jobs in North Carolina alone. The forgotten Americans who turned to him for any hope of economic opportunity have been rewarded by jobs, jobs, and more jobs. Those Americans are forgotten no more.

And they have Republican policies to thank. Consider tax cuts: Within a decade, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed by President Trump in 2017, is expected to add nearly 37,000 full-time-equivalent jobs to North Carolina’s economy. At the same time, dozens of North Carolina employers have decided to provide their workers with pay increases, bonuses, and other benefits because of tax reform.

The logic is simple: Get Uncle Sam off their backs, and job creators will put their money to good use. They’ll invest that money back into the local economy.

That’s exactly what is happening, and North Carolina’s economy is open for business. In 2018, Forbes described North Carolina as having the best economy for business, for the second year in a row. Earlier this year, CNBC also praised the Tar Heel State for its business climate, citing low unemployment and high growth.

Because of President Trump and Republicans at the state level, there has never been a better time to live in North Carolina. Now, it’s time for North Carolinians to return the favor — and vote for President Trump in 2020.

In 2016, President Trump won the Tar Heel State by four percentage points, and he can do even better this election cycle. There are millions of new Trump supporters who are ready to get him re-elected.

I know because I’ve traveled the country and spoken to them. My organization, the Committee to Defend the President, has dedicated $1 million to traverse urban and rural North Carolina, registering these new Trump supporters to vote.

We are also proud to support Sen. Dan Bishop’s (R-Mecklenburg) campaign for Congress, as we educate North Carolinians about the Republican policies that are helping them as we speak. By engaging with potential Bishop voters on the ground, we can also explain to them why President Trump deserves their support in 2020. From Charlotte to Raleigh and beyond, we can and we will mobilize a pro-Trump army this election cycle.

A vote for President Trump is a vote for economic prosperity. Anything less is simply a step backwards. 

 

Ted Harvey is chairman of the Committee to Defend the President.