Senator David Perdue: Just When You Think Democrats Can’t Get More Hypocritical

“Chuck Schumer wants to cut taxes for the richest in his own state.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” to discuss Democrats’ push to cut taxes for the wealthiest, China trade talks, and the latest developments between Syria and Turkey.

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Most Hypocritical Thing: “Just when you think the Democrats can't be any more hypocritical, they come up with something like this. This so-called ‘state and local tax deduction’ would be a tax cut for the top earners in New York, California, and Illinois. The rest of the country has been subsidizing these high tax states forever, and what we did two years ago with tax reform was balance that across the country. The regulatory work and tax bill together have created the best economic turnaround in U.S. history. Now, Chuck Schumer wants to go back and give money to richest in his home state. That’s the most hypocritical thing I have ever heard. It’s not going anywhere in the United States Senate, I assure you.”

Good News From China Trade Talks: “Having lived in China and worked there during my business career, I think this latest development is encouraging. It’s a very small step, but we can take our agriculture exports from $9 billion to $40-50 billion. Most importantly, it’s an incremental step, which neither side wanted to do before now. I was in China over Labor Day with Senator Daines from Montana. We had meetings with Vice Premier Liu He, China’s trade representative, and they gave us indications they were willing to begin negotiating incrementally. I think that bodes well for the next conversation with China.”

Defeating ISIS Is Still The Mission: “I am very concerned that a member of NATO – Turkey – is partnering with Russia. NATO was created in order to stand up to the threat from the Soviet Union and now Russia. What Erdogan wanted all along was a 30-kilometer buffer between Turkey and Syria on the border. There were three allies working with us to develop that buffer zone. It didn’t happen in the time frame we were working with, so Turkey stepped in. Now, Vladimir Putin has also stepped into that vacuum. However, I don’t think this changes our mission in Syria, and that is to make sure that ISIS does not get redeveloped and that we counter Iran, protect Iraq, and support Israel.”


 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.