Trish Regan, the host of the “Trish Intel” podcast, told the “Todd Starnes Show” on Friday that the economy has shown signs of life despite the best efforts by some Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who seem to want the economy to stall in order to advance their socialist agendas.
“There are those that do not want to see our economy succeed,” Regan said. “They are politically motivated, they are not economically motivated…and as such, they would rather see us struggle than see us really be able to push through this whole ordeal.”
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There is little debate that a rolling economy by November would benefit President Trump’s chances at reelection. But the coronavirus outbreak has given Democrat lawmakers an enormous amount of power to pick and choose which businesses can reopen and which ones must remain closed. The theory is that if Democrats can prevent schools from reopening and continue to force closures, there is little chance that the economy could bounce back in time for the election.
Regan said the country needs to resist the shift to socialism at all costs because capitalism has proven to be the best economic system the world has ever seen.
“When you look, historically, at what has really succeeded…capitalism has brought more people out of poverty than anything else,” she said.
Todd Starnes, the radio host, mentioned some of the conflicting messages from state and local governments about business reopenings. Restaurants, for example, have to weigh several risks during these uncertain times, including how much inventory they need to purchase considering that health departments could force their closers on a whim.
There have been some bright spots for the economy. There is a high demand for housing and the weekly jobless claims are at their lowest since the start of the pandemic, totaling 1.186 million. CNBC reported that those collecting benefits have dropped to 16.1 million.
“If our economy is a mess come November, I think a lot of Americans are going to say, ‘OK, I need to vote for something different,’ because they will want change,” Regan said.
Regan said many Americans voted for Trump in 2016 because they saw the “miserable economy” under President Obama, which “should have been so much better.”