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Letter to the editor: Morgan Liddick’s ‘facts’ don’t mesh with reality

Kari Kronborg
Frisco

Once again, Morgan Liddick in his Jan. 21 column spews his incorrect information just like the Republicans during the impeachment hearing. I did not fact check the entire column but am just responding to the statement “Working-class salaries are rising faster under Trump than they did under Obama.” 

Wages for production and nonsupervisory workers have increased 2.4% since Trump took office. During President Barack Obama’s last four years in office, the average weekly earnings for the same group of workers went up 4.9%, and over his entire two-term tenure, wages were up 4.2%. Under Present George Bush’s two terms, wages increased 4.2%, and under President Bill Clinton, they went up 6.4%. Real average hourly earnings hit their highest increase under Trump in February 2019 at 1.9%, but in November 2015, the increase was 2%, and it was the same or higher nearly every month that year.

I could go on with more statistics but will not bore you. Liddick — as with Trump, his Lawyers and the Republican representatives and senators — continues to ignore the truth and spew lies. Check your facts.


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