51,000 new jobs. 4.6 percent unemployment rate. More Americans employed than ever before. Plummeting gas prices. All-time stock market highs.

While this news alone proves the strength of our economy, just yesterday, President Bush announced that the federal deficit has been cut in half three years earlier than he originally promised. Unfortunately, Democrats are too consumed with casting a dark shadow on Republican policies to acknowledge the great strides our economy has made in the past several years.

The facts, however, are indisputable: Republicans' responsible fiscal policies and pro-growth initiatives have put money in the pockets of American families and raised the standard of living nationwide.