08.22.19

Senator David Perdue: We’re Proving That What We Believe In Actually Works

COLUMBUS, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Wes Carroll on WDAK radio to discuss trade, economic success under President Trump, and his recent visits to Fort Benning and Kia’s manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia.

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WDAK Interview

Highlights:

Kia’s Home In West Point: “Kia’s manufacturing plant in West Point is so impressive. They are about to celebrate their tenth year being in Georgia and will soon put out their three millionth car. The thing that impressed me most was the workers. Even with robotics and advanced technology, Kia still employs a lot of people. Everyone had smiles on their face, and they were glad to be at work.”

Visiting Fort Benning: “Every time I come to Fort Benning, I get chills thinking about the men and women who have dedicated themselves to defending our country. Soldiers who come through Fort Benning are sent all over the world, at every level. Fort Benning has been such an asset to Georgia. It’s become more than just the facility. It’s the people here – the community does such a great job at supporting this base.”

Ongoing Talks With China: “Look, nobody likes tariffs, but who can fault the President for trying to develop a level playing field around the world? I’ve watched as the United States has helped develop trade around the world. Now, we’re asking China to do five things: stop stealing our technology, stop forcing the transfer of our technology, comply with the World Trade Organization, stop the cyber war, and give us equal access. It’s just that simple, and I believe we’ll win out in the long term.”

What We Believe In Works: “Under President Trump, we worked on regulation, energy, taxes, and Dodd-Frank. We’ve created over six million new jobs. We have the highest middle-class income in the history of our country. We have the lowest total unemployment in 50 years and the lowest African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic unemployment ever measured. We’re proving to America that what we believe in actually works.”

What’s At Stake: “What’s at stake right now is the direction of the country. We have big problems, and we have three phases to get at those problems. The first was to get the economy going. We reversed regulations, put an energy package together that allows us to produce more oil and gas than any other country, passed a tax package that makes us competitive with the rest of the world, and we passed a bipartisan bill that repealed the worst parts of Dodd-Frank and saved our community banks. The second phase, which we are in now, focuses on immigration, trade, and infrastructure. And the third phase will be saving Social Security and Medicare.” 

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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.