Ortiz: Roaring Economy Gives Trump Bragging Rights for State of the Union Address

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In an opinion piece appearing in USA Today, Alfredo Ortiz writes, “The president has worked to protect employers from an encroaching Washington. He is both pro-jobs and pro-business — and we’re all better off for it.”

An excerpt of this article appears below:

President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address next week, chronicling the many successes of 2017. You can expect the economy to loom large — and for good reason.

With his pro-growth agenda, Trump has delivered economic prosperity to millions of Americans. Job creators and job-seekers alike are benefiting from lower taxes, fewer regulations, and an unwavering commitment to free-market principles not seen since the Reagan years.

America’s unemployment rate stands at just over 4% — the lowest level since 2000. The S&P 500 rose 18% in Trump’s first 11 months, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average recently reached a new record of 26,000. The future’s even brighter: An International Monetary Fund reported released this week projects the U.S. economy will grow nearly 3% in 2018. It’s a far cry from the Obama years that ended at a lowly 1.9% rate in 2016.

The full piece by Alfredo Ortiz can be found here.