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September 23, 2020

A Paycheck Record 🧑‍💼

The facts are in: Conservative policies mean bigger paychecks for working families. The latest report from the U.S. Census shows that American incomes hit a record in 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, Americans did far better under the Trump administration than they did under the Obama administration.

The contrast between the two administrations is intense. During the second Obama administration, after the recession was over, income for men with full-time jobs rose by only 0.01% over four years. For women, wages rose by less than three-quarters of a percent.

Compare that to the first three years of the Trump administration. Men’s income rose by nearly 2% and women’s by more than 2.6% — more than triple what it was in the Obama years. These gains followed tax cuts, slashing red tape, and the unleashing of American energy, pushing median household income up by 7% in 2019 alone.

The pandemic has sadly reversed some of this progress. The best way back is to double down on conservative policies — not let liberal policies hold America back for four years.

→ Read more: Median income hit record high in 2019 before the pandemic, Census says (CNN)

→ Read more: The economy we lost (National Review)


Communist China and COVID 🇨🇳

Ambassador Haley likes to say that President Trump “tells the world what it needs to hear.” Case in point: Yesterday at the United Nations he called on the world to hold Communist China accountable for the coronavirus pandemic.

The President’s words are worth repeating: “The Chinese government and the World Health Organization, which is heavily influenced by China, falsely declared that there was no evidence of human to human transmission.” He also called out China’s double standard of domestic lockdowns while allowing foreign travelers to enter and leave the country at will. These claims and policies allowed the coronavirus to spread basically unchecked across the world.

It’s true that Communist China deserves blame for the coronavirus. It’s true that the World Health Organization needs reform to stop it from being a Chinese mouthpiece. Most importantly, it’s true that the United States and the wider world must confront Communist China and prevent such a crisis from ever arising again.

→ Read more: Trump says China must be held accountable for spread of COVID-19 in UN speech (New York Post)

→ Read more: Chinese tycoon who criticized Xi Jinping’s handling of coronavirus jailed for 18 years (CNN)