Tim Scott: 'Before COVID, We Had the Most Inclusive Economy in My Lifetime'

Tim Scott: 'Before COVID, We Had the Most Inclusive Economy in My Lifetime'


Former President Donald Trump oversaw “the most inclusive economy in my lifetime,” Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said Wednesday while delivering the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress.

Scott said:

The American family deserves better. And we know what better looks like.

Just before COVID, we had the most inclusive economy in my lifetime–the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians and a 70-year low, nearly, for women.

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Wages were growing faster at the bottom than for the top. The bottom 25 percent saw their wages go up faster than the top 25 percent.

That happened because Republicans focused on expanding opportunity for all Americans.  In addition to that, we passed opportunity zones, criminal justice reform, and permanent funding for historically black colleges and universities for the first time ever.

We fought the drug epidemic, rebuilt our military,

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