Hola, Telemundo: 2% growth is not helping Hispanics!
During the GOP debate, the Telemundo journalist asked the candidates about "getting it" on Hispanic issues. She did what so much of the Hispanic media always does: immigration, immigration, and more immigration!
I thought Senator Cruz had a great response. He said Hispanics are concerned about more than immigration. He correctly reminded everyone that Hispanics are serving in the U.S. military in huge numbers. In other words, there are going to be a lot of Hispanic parents concerned if we send troops to fight a war anytime soon. He also spoke of public schools and the lack of parental choice and social issues like abortion and same-sex marriage.
His best response was about the US economy. Hispanics have not benefited from the anemic growth under President Obama, as Larry Kudlow pointed out this week:
The good news is that the economy is growing at 2 percent and that there’s no recession in sight (barring a complete collapse of profits). The bad news is that the economy is growing at 2 percent. It’s been doing so for nearly 15 years under Democratic and Republican administrations.
Coming off a deep recession, real GDP growth is averaging no better than 2 percent. After 25 quarters of so-called recovery under Obama, it has increased a total of only 14.3 percent.
Two-percent growth is bad news for everybody, but especially Hispanics, a growing and younger sector of the population. Hispanics need jobs, and they are not finding them under the Obama administration!
Hispanics also apparently voted for immigration reform. They didn't get that from Obama and large Democrat majorities in Congress, either!
Memo to Telemundo, et al.: There is more being talked about at the Hispanic dinner table than immigration!