As part of his pledge to “Make America Great Again,” President Trump is going to get Americans working again – and promising they are “gonna love it!”
Speaking to a capacity audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, the president, just entering the second month in office, laid out his plans for reducing government regulations that have contributed to the slowest economic recovery from a recession since the period immediately following World War II.
Trump has actively engaged with business and union leaders since before the inauguration, meeting to discuss ways to keep jobs and spur investment in the United States.
Trump’s message to CPAC is being interpreted by some as a cue that welfare reform is in the offing during his first year, but the president’s words were also an indication of his commitment to address the social, as well as economic ills of unemployment as well as underemployment facing the nation.
“It’s time for all Americans to get off welfare and get back to work. You’re gonna love it! You’re gonna love it!!” he told the crowd, drawing enthusiastic applause.
A recent study by The Economist found that a shocking four in ten white men have abandoned work and are no longer seeking employment, living instead on disability payments or the support of family.