Dem Rep. Gwen Moore Dismisses Economic Gains During Trump Admin: 'Blah, Blah, Blah'

February 13, 2019

Rep. Gwen Moore (D., Wis.) summed up her excitement about Americans' improving economic wellbeing in the first two years of the Trump administration by saying "blah, blah, blah" Wednesday.

Moore, an eight-term congresswoman, reacted to widespread prosperity across demographic lines by attempting to discredit them as short-term during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing. Moore referrred to Republican Rep. Darin LaHood's statistics that show the economic situation is improving for African Americans, Hispanics, and the country as a whole, but she wasn't as enthusiastic about those numbers.

"My good friend and my good colleague Mr. LaHood waxed on about the health of the economy," she said. "GDP is great, unemployment is at an all-time low, African Americans are doing well, Hispanics are doing well, wages are rising at the fastest pace in ten years, blah, blah, blah."

She has long been a critic of the Republicans' tax reform legislation, although she repeated LaHood's figure that 90 percent of taxpayers saw their taxes cut.

"Ninety percent of all taxpayers over all income categories received a tax cut under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and so on and so forth," Moore said.

While she appeared to acknowledge that there was an "expansion" to the economy, she called on one of the people testifying to explain why the economy would not be able to maintain its growth. Moore has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration and has repeatedly called Republican tax reform  a "scam," pointing to how it it affects the deficit helps the wealthy.