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Don’t Be Fooled on Election Day - The Proof Is In Your Paycheck

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Posted: Nov 01, 2018 12:01 AM
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Don’t Be Fooled on Election Day - The Proof Is In Your Paycheck

Liberal Democrat Liz Watson plays the part of a typical small town girl from southern Indiana — but don’t be fooled by her act.

Beneath her down-home facade is a career lobbyist from the D.C. swamp who will simply rubber-stamp the liberal Democrat agenda if she gets elected to Congress.

Want proof? Then take it from Watson herself, who cited fanciful figures from the ultra-liberal “Congressional Progressive Caucus” to make the preposterous claim that President Trump’s middle class tax cuts are bad for the working people of Indiana.

Hoosiers know better — the proof is in our paychecks.

For almost two years, the President has worked diligently to improve our country’s economy by cutting taxes, renegotiating unfair trade deals, and slashing burdensome regulations. His efforts have paid off — the national unemployment rate has fallen to 3.7 percent, and GDP growth increased to 4.2 percent in the 2nd quarter of 2018.

If Watson truly cared about her state, she would praise the President for his success in strengthening our communities — especially since Indiana’s unemployment rate has also dropped below 4 percent.  

Watson also should have noticed that her neighbors have a lot more money to spend these days, because President Trump’s tax cuts are saving the average person in Indiana’s 9th Congressional District more than $1,400 per year. 

 But Watson is a Democrat D.C. lobbyist, so she’s probably been too busy trying to figure out how to take down President Trump with her fellow swamp dwellers.

 Thank goodness not every politician in Indiana is so out of touch with his or her constituents.

Unlike Watson, Congressman Trey Hollingsworth has fought tooth and nail to bolster the state’s economy, backing President Trump’s policies in the face of intense Democrat opposition.

Hollingsworth truly understands the people of Indiana — that’s why he voted for the President’s tax cuts and supported the Tax Reform 2.0 bill to make them permanent.

“Small business optimism is at an all-time high,” the congressman notes on his website. “Consumer confidence is at its highest level in 18 years. Jobless claims are down. At least six million workers have received bonuses, better benefits, or pay increases. Jobs are open. Wages and paychecks are up.”

But even those impressive results are not enough to deter liberal Democrats like Watson, who never run out of ideas for new ways to spend your money.

Echoing a core platform of the Democrat Party, Watson has indicated that she would support socialized healthcare in the form of “Medicare for All” — a program that would turn our healthcare system into a government-run disaster, even worse than what Obamacare did to the cost of healthcare in America.

An independent think tank estimated that “Medicare for All” would cost taxpayers an astonishing $32 trillion over 10 years — and that doesn’t include the indirect costs like long waiting lines and lower quality care that afflict similar programs all around the world. 

Not only would this irresponsible plan require us to pay far more in taxes, it would ruin our healthcare in the process.

Indiana, don’t be fooled — Liz Watson is just like every other Democrat in Washington. If she gets a seat in Congress, she’ll use it to obstruct President Trump from continuing his pro-growth policies that have already had such a positive impact on our economy.