On January 30, 2018, our President Donald Trump hosted his first speech at the State Union. In the speech The President gives the American people all types of claims and boasts it.
After hearing some of the claims, I did some research about them. The first one he states, “After years and years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages.” The real fact is the wages are not rising any faster than they have before. Average hourly pay rose 2.
5 percent in 2017, slightly slower than the 2.9 percent increase recorded in 2016. The second one is ,”We have ended the war on beautiful clean coal.” But in reality Coal is not clean. According to the Energy Department, more than 83 percent of all major air pollutants — sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, toxic mercury and dangerous soot particles — from power plants are from coal, even though coal makes up only 43 percent of the power generation.
The President also had a topic of gang violence in United States and one of those quotes from the speech he states, We have sent thousands and thousands and thousands of MS-13 horrible people out of this country or into our prisons.” The federal authorities said this was exaggerated, because federal authorities had secured the convictions of nearly 500 human traffickers and 1,200 gang members, “and worked with our international allies to arrest or charge more than 4,000 MS-13 members.” On other occasions, the attorney general has specifically said the 4,000 number reflects work done with “our partners in Central America.”That suggests that at least some of the MS-13 members Trump is referring to weren’t actually in the U.S when they were arrested, and aren’t now in U.S.
prisons. The forth quote he states, “We enacted the biggest tax cuts and reform in American history.” Once again Trump lies about it. I say this because, the December tax overhaul ranks behind Ronald Reagan’s in the early 1980s, post-World War II tax cuts and at least several more. An analysis by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget in the fall put Trump’s package as the eighth biggest since 1918. As a percentage of the total economy, Reagan’s 1981 cut is the biggest followed by the 1945 rollback of taxes that financed World War II.
Lastly, “The first pillar of our framework generously offers a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who were brought here by their parents at a young age that covers almost three times more people than the previous administration.” but this is not so true; because, The Obama administration pushed legal status for many more immigrants and was prevented by Congress and the courts from offering it. A 2013 bill that passed the Senate but died in the House would have bestowed legal status on about 8 million people, according to a Congressional Budget Office estimate.