Zody statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody issued the following statement after President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address.
“Tonight, President Trump outlined a divisive agenda tailormade to benefit the well-off and the well-connected at the expense of working Hoosiers. Wall Streeters and CEOs might be toasting the President, but real Hoosiers are right to feel left behind and mislead. It’s tough to imagine the 215 Carrier workers who lost their jobs this month getting much satisfaction from boasts about new stock market highs. President Trump’s word doesn’t mean much when their jobs still moved overseas. Raising taxes on middle-class Hoosiers to cut taxes for the wealthy and big corporations isn’t an accomplishment, it’s shameful. A year into his presidency, the GOP agenda isn’t raising Hoosiers’ incomes or cutting the price of prescription drugs. President Trump said little tonight to give Hoosiers hope that’ll change. The President would be wise to engage lawmakers like Joe Donnelly who are willing to work together to get things done. While he indicated he wants to work with both parties, talk is cheap until we see real bipartisan action from this administration on promises made to the American people.”