David Perdue at The Resurgent Gathering
Marc Giller, The Resurgent
Georgia Senator David Perdue began his conversation with Erick Erickson this morning on a positive note, praising the state of the economy under President Donald Trump and touting the many accomplishments made by the White House and Republicans in Congress.
Perdue said that after Trump promised action on cutting regulations, unleashing the energy sector, rolling back taxes and repealing the most onerous provisions of Dodd-Frank, Republicans worked together and delivered. A a result, unemployment has gone down and middle class income has gone way up. Perdue added that it makes him “bananas” when Democrats try to claim credit by saying that the economic expansion over the last three years resulted from the policies of Barack Obama. Democrats, he said, “were doing everything they could to kill the economy.”
The conversation then turned to the national debt—$22 trillion and counting. Perdue distilled that down to a sobering number: $1 million per household in America. He outlined five courses of action that can help arrest debt growth and start to turn it around.