Eugene Scalia, Secretary of Labor, joined Brian Kilmeade to discuss the December 2019 jobs report which showed the U.S. economy added 145,000 jobs in December with unemployment holding at 3.5%. Scalia says the report shows a strong end to an extraordinary economic year with an unemployment rate at its lowest in 50 years. Scalia believes when phase one of a trade deal with China is implemented, along with passage of the USMCA, it will set the stage for a strong economy in 2020.
When asked about 2020 Democrat presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg saying people are getting short changed by an economy that is failing to spread opportunity, Scalia said Bloomberg is wrong on many different levels. Scalia points to continued wage growth at 3% for about a year and a half and lower paid workers seeing their income rise at a higher rate than their bosses. Scalia added, Bloomberg has it especially wrong when you look to lower income populations in less advantaged America.
Plus, Secretary Scalia on how his Irish mom was the fixer when it came to being the dominant handyman around the house when he was growing up