...and wages, according to Reuters, "Politics",
November 10th, 2016. I strongly urge one and
all to read this article; its bottom line concludes
that even if Mr. Trump had the ability to change
the trade deals he claims Clinton devised to ruin
America, any improvements "would be at the
margins", would be slight. Several economists
are quoted in the piece, reminding people that
~40 years of automation, technology and
offshoring manufacturing jobs won't disappear;
it's almost impossible to "shift the needle", "...
"to turn back the clock."
Here are a few hard-hitting questions for the Don
and crew, assuming they are actually serious about
effecting such a massive blast to the past:
(1) Where will the money come from to build the
factories required to give the blue collar workers
jobs they used to have? Will the Don tax the
Koch Brothers, et al.?
(2) These purported products created here at home--
who will be buying them? --Only Americans? What
about trade and debt imbalances?
(3) Can the U.S. become totally self-sufficient,
insular, thumbing its collective nose at the rest
of the world?
(4) If the USA could become completely
self-sufficient, as it was well over 100 years
ago, what would the implications be for
international relations (i.e., defense)?
(5) Has Mr. Trump made any provision to
combat other nation's invading us via hack?
In view of China, Russia and others hacking
our web, the disabling of our infrastructure
and utilities are real possibilities. For those
who read and view documentaries, such
threats are all too real and potentially
I'll continue to lob hard balls at the media,
the politicians, the addled, uncaring rich and
the desperate/deluded poor, as Albert Einstein
advised: "Never stop asking questions."
--Questions, the best reality check. Let's polish
them up and put them to the elite and the elected
...but the rest of us must review and reflect