RPA Weekly Recap | September 4, 2023

Labor Day 2023 and RPA Recap

Today on Labor Day we take time to celebrate the exceptional workforce that has helped build the greatest nation in history! Thank you to all the men and women whose resilience and grit have strengthened our communities and made Arkansas the best place to live, work, and raise a family.

Take a look below at some of the news from the past week you may have missed, including Attorney General Tim Griffin's summit to combat human trafficking, a huge sports announcement coming to Arkansas, and a viral tweet from Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Attorney General Tim Griffin Launches Summit to Combat Human Trafficking, October 16th-17th, Free Registration

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New PGA Tour Champions Event Coming to Arkansas, Multi-Million Dollar Impact Expected

Roby Brock | Talk Business & Politics

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Monroe, Lee, and Phillips counties held their joint Lincoln Reagan Dinner this past week. Chairman-elect Joseph K. Wood, AACA Chairman Iverson Jackson, and Congressman Rick Crawford spoke to the enthusiastic crowd about Republican values and 2024. State Representatives Jeremiah Moore (R-Clarendon), Mark McElroy (R-Tillar), and State Senator Ron Caldwell (R-Wynne) were also on hand for the evening.

Americans Feeling the Effects of Bidenomics

Bidenomics isn’t working – the last three months have been the worst three month stretch for job growth since the pandemic. Prices are up, real wages are down, and despite the lies and gaslighting from Biden, American families are being left behind because of his failed economic agenda.

What you need to know:

  • Last week's jobs report offers no comfort to the average American who is being squeezed by Bidenomics.
  • The U.S. economy added just 187,000 jobs in August.
  • The last three months have been the worst three-month stretch for job growth since the pandemic hit, with an average of just 150,000 new jobs each month since May.
  • Biden’s economic agenda is decimating Americans’ finances – the average middle-class household has lost over $33,000 in real wealth in just the past year.
  • U.S. average gas prices currently sit at $3.82 per gallon which is more than $1.40 higher than when Biden became president.
  • American families are seeing higher prices for virtually everything, and they know exactly who to blame: Biden and Democrats.
  • Just 36% of Americans approve of Biden's handling of the economy according to an AP-NORC poll.
  • A majority of Americans believe the economy is getting worse and 59% disapprove of Biden’s handling of inflation according to an Economist/YouGov poll.
  • 80% of Americans say the economy is in bad shape according to the latest Fox News survey, with the share of voters feeling dissatisfied with how things are going in the country up 17 points since Biden took office.

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