08.28.19

Senator David Perdue: Free Enterprise is What Makes America Different

GAINESVILLE, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Martha Zoller on WDUN radio to discuss President Trump’s bipartisan budget deal, America’s free enterprise system, and his work to address the national debt. 

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Highlights:

On The President’s Budget Deal: “Last year was the first time in ten years that we started the fiscal year without a continuing resolution on the military. Voting yes on the recent budget deal actually lowers costs compared to the two likely alternatives: sequestration and continuing resolutions. A continuing resolution causes costs in the military to go up astronomically. It also handcuffs our military, slows down training, and shuts off and sets back readiness. By preventing these unnecessary costs, the budget deal could actually save billions of dollars over the next decade.”

Fixing The Debt Crisis: “The national debt is why I ran, frankly. We have $22 trillion in debt. You can see the debt clock in my office that spins about a hundred thousand dollars a second. To fix this, President Trump said job number one was to grow the economy. In the first two years, we worked on regulation, energy, taxes, and Dodd-Frank, and we’ve had a tremendous economic turnaround. Now, we have almost six million new jobs, the highest middle class income in U.S. history, the lowest unemployment in fifty years, and the lowest African-American, Asian and Hispanic unemployment ever measured. But we have to do a lot more than that. We have to fix the budget process, get rid of redundancies in the federal government, address our health care costs, and save Social Security and Medicare.”

Protecting Free Enterprise: “Right now, we have a debate at the national level that pushes for a socialist agenda. I never thought in my lifetime we would be sitting here talking about socialism. To think that some are pushing for big government that will take our rights away, it makes no sense to me. The socialist agenda has been proven to fail. I’m ready to defend the free enterprise system. It’s what makes America different from most of the rest of the world. This is going to be the marquee issue going into 2020, and America has a choice coming up.”

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 When Senator Perdue was elected, he was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.