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There Are None So Blind…

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One of the constant refrains I hear from Trump supporters is: “He’s bringing jobs back to America!”

I try and explain that this is not true. I try and explain that nothing backs this up.

I try and explain…reality.

But, as I have learned, Trump supporters are not interested in reality. For, they have…faith.

I am terrified for my country.

 

Today, a new report came out, with statistics confirming that Trump is, yet again, lying about something.

I have attached an article below, in full. If you click on the actual article, it has hyperlinks with supporting documentation.

I am 100% confident that this post will make not the slightest difference to any Trump supporter. They will simply respond with “Fake news!”

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

 

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 A new report shows that American jobs are going overseas at a higher volume than average, disproving Donald Trump’s claim that he is bringing jobs back to the U.S.

Good Jobs Nation analyzed data from the Department of Labor and found that since Trump was elected, 93,000 American jobs have been lost to foreign competition. That is an increase from an average of 87,500 annually over the past 5 years.

Soon after his election, Trump made a big show of his “deal” to keep jobs from Carrier Corporation in Indiana, boasting, “Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences.”

But almost immediately, the Carrier deal was exposed as a sham, and a sterling example of how Trump has lied about his ability to keep jobs in the country. Along with Mike Pence, Trump had simply arranged a $7 million bribe to Carrier, which then proceeded to send jobs overseas anyway. The Trump team never forced Carrier to keep their jobs in the United States, since they were simply looking for positive headlines at the start of their administration. Hundreds of Carrier employees have been fired since the deal was announced. Chuck Jones, then-head of United Steelworkers 1999, raised the alarm on the deal when it was first announced, only to be personally attacked by Trump — prompting death threats.

Writing in the Washington Post, Jones notes how Trump has utterly failed to use his power to help American workers: “The truth is that even though Trump has signed more than 100 executive orders since he took office, he has yet to sign a single one to stop offshoring by federal contractors.”

Trump family businesses continue to outsource manufacturing overseas [my red], just as they did when Trump directly controlled them. The Trump Organization, now run by his sons but still lining Trump’s pockets because he refuses to divest, just rolled out an entire slate of merchandise that was made in China and Bangladesh.

Ivanka Trump also profits from millions of dollars in outsourced merchandise, some of it assembled by companies accused ofinhumanely treating their employees.

Like everything about his entire career, Trump is all smoke and mirrors on jobs and workers. He speaks constantly about his supposed commitment to the average worker, but when push comes to shove, he is in it for the ultra-wealthy like himself and the corporations they own.

The Republican tax plan that Trump is pushing for is a clear example of his skewed priorities. It won’t help American workers at all.

The Economic Policy Institute analyzed the plan, and found that the benefits were skewed against the families Trump claimed he would help. Instead, most of the tax cuts will go to giant corporations.

They concluded, “This Robin Hood-in-reverse plan would be a disaster for most working families, and is nothing more than a payoff to the Trump family and the wealthy individuals and big business that helped put him in office.”

Trump promised America “so much winning,” but on issue after issue — and especially on stopping jobs from going overseas and helping the American worker, he is a complete loser.

 

11 Responses to There Are None So Blind…

  1. That is only the tip of the giant iceberg that they are floating our lives, home, and financially strong for the furture. The gullible just don’t realize that they are so dumb that they are brainwashed; they are of afraid to ask questions for the fear of looking dumb. Trump & Company seek these so-called dummies out. Want to be on the side with POTUS. They are so special!!! We need to assign an Gardian Etlittumthru [Ross: Huh?] the courts as being mental unsound. After all Trump will be close by. Poor Barron Trump. He doesn’t deserve the family he was born into. Barron: Go back to your roots and spent time with your mothers side of the family’s. I know they must miss you. You’re a fine young man. Eat some Kochlachi and a glass of milk.

  2. Thanks for the info, Ross. I had not seen this article. This year I am going to put some cash in the stockings of the Justice Democrats! We need some new thinking and these candidates could help us out alot!!

  3. “Like everything about his entire career, Trump is all smoke and mirrors on jobs and workers. He speaks constantly about his supposed commitment to the average worker, but when push comes to shove, he is in it for the ultra-wealthy like himself and the corporations they own.”

    Let me say that I am not a Trump supporter and also cringe when I think of some of the things happening in the Country today. But…. come on. How can anyone take reporting that is so incredibly biased seriously?

    The process for big business to relocate factories is many years in the process. It often takes a year to relocate a little doctors office, so think about how long it would take to do so with a hundred million dollar factory employing thousands. Just the construction time alone could take 2 years from design to finish and then at least another year to focus in and negotiate for the location – these are often worldwide or at least multi country searches. Any statistics today, good or bad, date back to the prior administration.

    Come back in 3-5 years and evaluate the numbers. Only then will you have a clear picture of success or failure.

    • Hi, John!

      I agree with your third and fourth paragraphs but am confused by the second.

      What is biased about the quote from the article? I mean, what has Trump ever done for the average worker?

      • Hey Ross,

        Quality journalism is supposed to be fact based and unbiased. It is quite obvious that this is a highly biased piece – the statement that I quoted is but one example of the writers unsupported opinion. It is quite obvious that he/she is not a Trump fan. The issue is that today anyone can write anything, accurate or inaccurate, and post it online. With an ocean of information available, I feel like everything I read has the be vetted to make sure it isn’t just representative of someones biased opinion rather than based upon fact. I’m not debating the specific issues but prefer articles myself that outline the issues and then provide details that support the conclusions of the writer. In other words, there is just way too much BS online.

        I want you to know that I really enjoy your ongoing updates on the restoration of the house. It is amazing to me that you haven’t killed yourself (climbing scaffolds) and are able to consistently accomplish so much (you must have incredible energy & passion) plus run a business. I think often of how proud the architect and Cross family would be to know that someone like me – far across the Country and living two or three lifetimes after the house was conceived and built – is in awe of the design, detail and workmanship.

        • John, I concur that information needs to be vetted. Indeed, I am ALWAYS doing this. I fact-check constantly.

          However, regarding the author’s comment: “Like everything about his entire career, Trump is all smoke and mirrors on jobs and workers. He speaks constantly about his supposed commitment to the average worker, but when push comes to shove, he is in it for the ultra-wealthy like himself and the corporations they own.”

          I find this to be an accurate statement.

          You see, I worked for Trump for two years in the late 1980s. He stiffed me. Twice. And I heard him on the phone once where he BRAGGED about stiffing all workers and contractors. This was something he did automatically.

          His every employee was terrified of him, and of his rages and foul mouth. He once, in a room full of people building Trump Tower, said to his then-wife: “Shut the fuck up, you stupid cunt”.

          The man is a pig.

          Thus, the idea that Trump is for the average worker is ludicrous. Laughable even. NOTHING factual backs this up, while there is a massive mound of evidence supporting how he screws over the average worker.

          (Oh, and thank you for the kind words in your last paragraph!)

          • Agreed that he is a pig, dishonest scum, a very poor example to our youth (a very big and an embarrassment to our Country. I’m not surprised to hear that he stiffed you – I’ve heard and read the same thing about him many times. That said, given that he is such a controversial figure and such an easy target today, I personally like articles that are more fact based.

  4. The political problem as I see it is that “The American Dream” is meant to be achieved by hard work and the lucky break.

    I believe that the Trump supporters are so confident in the idea that they will achieve the “American Dream” themselves, that they are unable to contemplate that the boondoggles for those with huge incomes won’t eventually be their’s.

    I have seen no evidence that the majority of these people won’t end up in an income bracket that will not benefit by the changes being made to the tax law, nor that they won’t need the programs that they are blithely encouraging the administration to dismiss. The problem is that so many think that the “Dream” is their personal destiny that when they do need social programs to survive, it will be too late.

    For the present, they do live in a dream and spend their thoughts on what might happen rather than seeing the reality that they are likely to face. While they are pointing fingers at all of the people categories into which they don’t belong, they are not even capable of facing the fact that no matter who they are, receiving the big salaries that they aspire to is highly unlikely.

    Yet they continue to invest there energy in “it could happen” as opposed to facing what is happening. I foresee a sad old age with a sadly lean purse for the majority of them.

    They will continue to blame those who are working to better themselves as they slide down the financial ladder. They are likely to be be some of the biggest losers. They seem highly unlikely to get rich. They reassure themselves with the thought: But it could happen.

  5. Sue, thank you for correction. Several years ago Trump was touring the factory making his products in China, I believe. They show encampment, dorm rooms with four (4) bunks stacked in a room. The fence was to keep out young women who really wanted to work there so bad, women who wanted to live there something like 6 1/2 days a week. The cafeteria was disgusting. Trump told all the world, in a live broadcast for the world to see, how well his businesses were run. Underfed young women locked into an encampment to support their families or maybe paying off a crime, or ??????

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