08.30.19

Senator David Perdue: The Future Bodes Well for Georgia

AUGUSTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Brad Means on WJBF’s The Means Report to discuss Georgia’s strong economy, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), the Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta, and America’s free enterprise system.

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Highlights:

On Georgia’s Economy: “Georgia has been named the best state in which to do business for six straight years. I am extremely proud of that. That has happened because we’ve got a state government that works, the best workforce in the country, successful in-state companies, nine military installations, and a great agriculture industry. When you look at that, the future bodes very well for Georgia’s economy.”

On the Georgia Cyber Center: “We’re up against some nefarious players out there. Under President Trump, we’re providing deterrence in the cyberwar, and Augusta is ground zero for those capabilities and defending our cyberspace. We don’t talk a lot about our cyber activity publicly, but a lot of it is happening right here. The people of Georgia would be shocked to know what we are doing around the world out of the Cyber Center in Augusta.”

On Deepening the Savannah Port: “The Savannah Port is the fastest growing port in America. Deepening the Savannah Harbor is job number one for growing Georgia’s economy. President Trump is the first president in twenty years to fully fund SHEP, and it’s now on track to be completed by 2021.”

On Standing Up for Free Enterprise: “Democrats are trying to talk us into a recession, and yet, we have more capital at work in the economy right now than ever before. I’m a business guy. I look at capital expenditures, labor rates, and job openings. We have nearly 7.5 million job openings right now and the highest middle-class income in U.S. history. A free and unfettered market is our history, our future, and our legacy. I’m up for the fight for the free enterprise system because the socialist agenda has been proven to fail.”

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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.