If Democrats Want Criminal Justice Reform, They Should Work with Republicans

The White House – June 30th, 2020
A year and a half ago, President Trump signed historic prison reform into law. Now, once again, he is looking to work across the aisle in bipartisan fashion to “increase public safety for all communities, particularly Black Americans,” White House advisor Ja’Ron Smith writes in The Hill.
 
“But congressional Democrats are, sadly, playing politics with police reform.”
 
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During the first 3 weeks of June, 75 people were shot in Atlanta. Eleven have died. “These are not police shootings. They’re civilians shooting civilians. They don’t carry the outrage and notoriety that a cop shooting someone will. But the victims are just as dead,” Bill Torpy writes in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

President Trump’s recent action to suspend certain foreign guest worker visas will not hurt the U.S. economy, Matthew Tragesser writes. “The influx of foreign labor, largely via the suspended visa programs, has stagnated and depressed wages for Americans for decades.” Read more in The Daily Caller.

Since April, the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than 4.7 million loans totaling over half a trillion dollars. “SBA worked with 5,500 lenders of all sizes, including 4,000 community banks, 1,000 credit unions, 302 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), 170 Minority Depository Institutions, [and] 54 farm credit institutions,” SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza writes in the Orlando Sentinel.

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Democrats made promises. President Trump delivered.

THe White House – February 10, 2020
“Democrats talk a big game about raising living standards for the ‘little man,'” Adam Brandon writes. “But the Trump administration is getting it done.”
 
On school choice, criminal justice reform, record-low minority unemployment, and more, Democrats have promised progress in disenfranchised urban communities for generations. The left’s actual policies, however, have only made matters worse.
 
🎬 WATCH: In the land of opportunity, no American should be left behind
 
Under President Trump, real change is happening. The booming jobs market has brought African-American and Hispanic-American unemployment to historic lows. Wage gains are boosting pay for low-income workers more than white-collar ones.
 
Education and workforce development opportunities are expanding, too. “Our black colleges have been struggling for a long time, a bunch of them have gone under. [President Trump] threw a lifeline to them in real life in his budget,” CNN’s Van Jones said.
 
The President’s historic 2017 tax cuts are also playing a major role in rebuilding our cities. In Charlotte on Friday, the President announced Opportunity Now—a nationwide effort to build on these successes and connect community leaders, workers, employers, and faith leaders across urban centers. “We are not interested in business as usual. We are not interested in continuing yesterday’s failures,” the President said.
 
We want to disrupt what’s broken.”
 
 Tony Rankins: Opportunity Zones helped me, and they’ll help countless others.
 
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NEW today: A responsible budget for a strong America
President Trump unveiled his budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year today, which combines responsible cuts to long-term government spending with common-sense investments in America’s working class.
 
The highlights include proposed funding increases for the core functions of the U.S. government—Veterans Affairs, NASA, and Homeland Security among them—along with sensible reductions to foreign aid and areas of redundancy across the Federal bureaucracy.
 
Fiscal discipline won’t come at the expense of hardworking or struggling Americans. “We’re not touching Medicare. We want to keep Medicare,” the President said today. “We’re not touching Social Security. We’re making our country stronger again.”
 
🚀 President Trump proposes big boost for NASA to return to the Moon!
 
MORE: Trump’s budget will lift Rural America
 

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