Arizona has flourished under President Trump — and on Friday, he will be right here in Mesa to see it up close.
Thanks to the President’s bold agenda of cutting taxes, scrapping regulations, and defending the interests of American workers, communities across Arizona are prospering to an extent that would have been unimaginable during the Obama era.
Arizona surely grew over the past decade, but now we see what could have been possible if not for the high taxes and heavy regulatory burden imposed by the federal government.
In just the first half of this year, thousands of jobs were created in the Mesa area by businesses that can’t wait to expand and invest.
According to a report published by the East Valley Tribune, the local labor market is “on fire” in the wake of President Trump’s economic achievements.
“The East Valley’s job gains were more than half of all jobs generated in the greater Phoenix area – which is impressive considering the growth that’s also occurring in the West Valley,” the report observed. “The investment and manufacturing sectors are seeing the biggest job growth in the region, followed by technology and financial services.”
Tech company EdgeCore is constructing a $150 million facility in Mesa — a move that is just the first phase of a much larger expansion — and Eclipse Automation is investing $1 million in its local factory, creating more than 50 new jobs.
“It’s fun to be mayor when the economy is doing well,” Mesa Mayor John Giles told the East Valley Tribune.
Of course, economic prosperity is difficult to achieve without securing our communities at the same time — that’s why President Trump is dedicated to fixing the broken immigration system that has failed to keep many neighborhoods safe.
The examples are, sadly, plentiful.
In 2014, on Mother’s Day, Mesa resident Mary Ann Mendoza learned that her son, Police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, was run over and killed by an illegal alien who was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Steve Ronnebeck, a Mesa father, also felt the pain of losing his beloved son. In 2015, an illegal immigrant shot and killed Grant Ronnebeck, a 21-year-old QuikTrip clerk, over a pack of cigarettes.
President Trump has met with countless families who lost their loved ones to criminal aliens, and has pledged to fix our ineffective laws for good. In the meantime, he has insisted on actually enforcing the laws that are already in place.
Yet while the President is diligently working to further improve our economy and tighten our immigration system, Democrats are scheming around the clock to undermine him.
Time and again, the Democrats have publicly rebuked the President for his tough stance on illegal immigration, putting political correctness above the safety and security of the American people.
Time and again, the Democrats have criticized the President’s tax cuts, voting unanimously against legislation that kick-started our economy.
If they get control of Congress on Election Day, the Democrats will continue their campaign of partisan obstruction, no matter the cost or consequence.
That’s why it’s so critically important that we support GOP candidates, such as Martha McSally in her race for the Senate, who will back President Trump’s agenda and keep our great American comeback going.
That’s the message President Trump will bring to Mesa this week when he sees the benefits of his booming economy firsthand.
It’s a message Arizonans should heed.
Jan Brewer is the former governor of Arizona and a member of the Donald J. Trump for President Inc. Advisory Board.