09.29.20

Senator David Perdue Talks Economic Recovery After COVID-19

“The environment in Georgia creates a situation where you can grow the economy, and that provides opportunity for everybody.”

SAVANNAH, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with WSAV-TV to discuss ways to revitalize the economy after COVID-19. 

Senator Perdue on WSAV-TV

Highlights:

Economic Renaissance: “After eight years, Obama and Biden had given us the worst economic output in US history. In just three and a half years under President Trump’s agenda, over six and a half million people pulled themselves out of poverty. Before COVID, we had the highest middle class income and lowest unemployment numbers for African American, Hispanic, and Asian American communities that we’ve ever seen. It was the best economic turnaround in our country’s history. I want to get back to that economic renaissance that’s created such benefit for people who had been left out in the Obama-Biden Administration.”

Growing Exports: “The Port of Savannah is the fastest growing, largest exporting, and third largest port in the country; and, it’s going to double in size in a really short period of time because they’re growing exports. They’re not going to need federal money to do that, they need no state money to do that, and no local money. They’re going to do that on cash flow. This is how it happens when you find good business deals. This will allow us to export more manufactured goods and more agricultural goods. In combination with the trade deals that we’ve done in the last three years, this port is going to help bring this economy back.”

Road To Recovery: “I believe the people need to trust Republicans more than Democrats in terms of who’s going to lead us back and get the economy back after COVID. We’re creating demand and opportunity. We have brought back 10.6 million jobs across the country since the shutdown of the economy. If you want to have social systems that protect the weakest among us, you have to have a healthy economy.”

Opportunity For Everybody: “Georgia’s the best state in the country to do business. We have a government that works, we have a balanced budget law, we have a legislature that does its job and gets the government funded. Governor Kemp is very pro-business, and we’re attracting business here every day. The environment in Georgia creates a situation where you can grow the economy, and that provides opportunity for everybody.”

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