Tuberville Joins ‘Kudlow’ to Discuss His Vision for the American Economy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) joined Fox Business’ ‘Kudlow’ to lay out his vision for the American economy. Senator Tuberville contrasted the pro-growth economic policies under the Trump administration with the economic catastrophe created by the reckless tax and spend agenda of the Biden administration.

Excerpts from Senator Tuberville’s interview can be found below and the full interview can be found here. 

On Alabama’s Success as a Right to Work State:

TUBERVILLE: “We’re a Right to Work state in Alabama, as 27 other states are, Larry. [In] Alabama, we have not only survived, we have really done well in the automobile industry of having six or seven automobile manufacturers come to our state because we are a Right to Work state. We give people the right to choose. That is the way it should be. As you said the reconciliation, the budget resolution, that’s getting ready to come up, and it will be interesting. They’re throwing the kitchen sink in there, Larry.”

“Give the people of this country the right to choose whether to be in a union or not.”

“This country was built on the back of hard-working people, and if we don’t remember it, and if we don’t get back to that, we’re not going to make it.”

“I was a football coach forever. Work ethic is what you learn in sports, work ethic is what you learn as an American, and we’re trying to destroy that.”

On the Importance of Free Market Principles:

TUBERVILLE: “I love what you say, ‘release the animal spirits of the U.S. economy.’ That’s free market, and let the people control your country because we can’t improve our country unless we go back to work. This pandemic came at a tough time. Thank God you and the President [Trump] and the tax cut bill that y’all had, had this economy roaring when the pandemic hit. Can you imagine this pandemic starting under Obama the way our economy – we were out of work, we were paying high taxes, corporations were moving out of the country right and left?”

On the Impact of President Biden’s Tax and Spend Agenda:

TUBERVILLE: “[Ending] the Step-up in Basis, as you were talking about, would absolutely ruin small farmers across this country. This country was built on small business, small manufacturing, and small farms and we continue to raise taxes on these people, it’s not going to be good. It’s not going to be good. We cannot live with the tax rates that President Biden is getting ready to throw in this tax and spend bill.”

On the Power of the American Economy:

TUBERVILLE: “The economy is what runs the United States of America, and we cannot run it into the ground. And if we do, we’re going to deserve what we get. But we’re not going to allow that to happen. The Republican party, and even some of the Democrats, I believe will say that we’re not going to do it this way. We’re not going to tax the American people. Let’s put them back to work. Let’s let them spend some of their money and get the free market going.”

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.