Tim Scott in 2021 State of the Union address


On Budget & Economy: Infrastructure plan is liberal wish-list of waste

Another issue that should unite us is infrastructure. Republicans support everything you think of when you think of 'infrastructure.' Roads, bridges, ports, airports, waterways, high-speed broadband--we're all in! Democrats want a partisan wish list. They won't even build bridges to build bridges! Less than 6% of the President's plan goes to roads and bridges. It's a liberal wish-list of Big Government waste... plus the biggest job-killing tax hikes in a generation.
Source: Republican response to the 2021 State of the Union address Apr 28, 2021

On Civil Rights: Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country

A hundred years ago, kids in classrooms were taught the color of their skin was their most important characteristic--and if they looked a certain way, they were inferior. Today, kids again are being taught that the color of their skin defines them-- and if they look a certain way, they're an oppressor. Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country. It's wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.
Source: Republican response to the 2021 State of the Union address Apr 28, 2021

On Education: COVID: school closures are clearest case for school choice

I am saddened that millions of kids have lost a year of learning when they could not afford to lose a day. Locking vulnerable kids out of the classroom is locking adults out of their future.

Our public schools should have reopened months ago. Other countries' did. Private and religious schools did. Science has shown for months that schools are safe. But too often, powerful grown-ups set science aside. And kids like me were left behind. The clearest case for school choice in our lifetimes.

Source: Republican response to the 2021 State of the Union address Apr 28, 2021

On Government Reform: Democratic voting rights bill would rig future elections

I'm an African-American who has voted in the South all my life. I take voting rights personally. Republicans support making it easier to vote and harder to cheat. This misplaced outrage is supposed to justify Democrats' sweeping bill that would take over elections for all 50 states; send public funds to political campaigns you disagree with; and make the bipartisan Federal Elections Commission partisan! This isn't about civil rights or our racial past. It's about rigging elections in the future.
Source: Republican response to the 2021 State of the Union address Apr 28, 2021

On Principles & Values: Americans asked for grace and God has supplied it

So many families have lost parents and grandparents too early[due to the coronavirus pandemic]. So many small businesses have gone under. Becoming a Christian transformed my life--but for months, too many churches were shut down.

Original sin is never the end of the story. Not in our souls, and not for our nation. The real story is always redemption. I am standing here because my mom has prayed me through some very tough times. I believe our nation has succeeded the same way. Because generations of Americans, in their own ways, have asked for grace--and God has supplied it.

Source: Republican response to the 2021 State of the Union address Apr 28, 2021

On Principles & Values: Beauty of American Dream is we define it for ourselves

Tonight we also heard about a so-called "Family Plan." Even more taxing, even more spending, to put Washington even more in the middle of your life--from the cradle, to college. The beauty of the American Dream is that families get to define it for themselves. We should be expanding options and opportunities for all families--not throwing money at certain issues because Democrats think they know best.
Source: Republican response to the 2021 State of the Union address Apr 28, 2021

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