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Opportunity knocks : how hard work, community, and business can improve lives and end poverty  Cover Image Book Book

Opportunity knocks : how hard work, community, and business can improve lives and end poverty / Senator Tim Scott.

Scott, Tim, 1965- (author.).



Senator Tim Scott knows adversity. As the son of a single mother from North Charleston, South Carolina, he struggled to get through school and had his dreams of a college football career shattered by a car wreck. But thanks to his mother and a few mentors along the way, he learned that "failure isn't failure unless you quit." He also learned that it's hard work and perseverance, not a government handout, that will get you ahead in life. Today, Senator Scott is the only black Republican in the Senate, and he believes that investment and commerce are the best ways to rebuild our most impoverished communities. This is the idea behind his signature piece of legislation, the "opportunity zones" program, which President Trump has strongly endorsed. The program provides tax incentives for businesses that invest in low-income urban areas, seeking to replace things like welfare and government assistance. In Opportunity Knocks, Senator Scott will tell his life story with a focus on adversity and opportunity. He will teach readers about the principles of hard work and hope while addressing the dangers of veering too far toward socialist policies. The book will also not shy away from discussions of racism and racial inequality in the United States and will recount some of Senator Scott's own brushes with racism as well as the many discussions he's had with people who want to help, including President Trump. - Publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781546059141
  • ISBN: 1546059148
  • Physical Description: 292 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: Nashville : Center Street, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note:
An American passage -- The road to opportunity -- My mother's American dream -- Survival -- Second chances and new opportunities -- A light in Clinton, South Carolina -- The blazing spirit of an entrepreneur -- Opportunities in winning and losing -- Losing, and bouncing back -- The challenges of Washington -- #Senate -- The darkest hour -- Trumped! -- The scales of justice -- America 2030.
Subject: Scott, Tim, 1965-
Scott, Tim, 1965- > Political and social views.
United States. Congress. Senate > Biography.
Legislators > United States > Biography.
Christianity and politics > United States.
South Carolina > Politics and government > 1951-
Enterprise zones > United States.
Job creation > United States.
North Charleston (S.C.) > Biography.
African American legislators > South Carolina > Biography.
United States. Congress. Senate.
Politics and government.
Job creation.
Enterprise zones.
Christianity and politics.
African American legislators.
Political and social views.
United States.
South Carolina > North Charleston.
South Carolina.
South Carolina.
Genre: Biographies.

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