"But Trump makes his products overseas and employs foreign H1B visa workers"
Donald Trump is the only American Business owner who's products aren’t made in the USA and who hires foreigners on those Worker Visa’s?
I’ll answer my own guessing in a minute…first, lets address why so many jobs have gone overseas, shall we?
In the ‘90’s, there was another Corrupt Clinton running for President….and this little guy called Ross Perot. He is an American Business Person who, like Trump, actually DID BUSINESS under the laws and regulations passed by the people in elected office. He spoke at great length about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)….his most memorable line was the “great big sucking sound as American jobs went overseas”….something he was correct about as we would find later.
Between 1993 and 2012, the number of manufacturing businesses fell by 71,525 — and then there is the China trade agreement. In 2014, total trade with China was close to $650 billion in exports and imports, with a trade deficit of about $316 billion, larger than with any other single country. (American trade with Canada = $759 billion, with trade deficit of only $7 billion.)
University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy reports that U.S. manufacturers have a “typical marginal effective tax rate” of between 32 and 35.6 percent, the highest in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (compare that to Irelands rate of less than 13%). Could that have anything to do with why businesses are moving out of the country?
What phone is it you use? What laptop? Are those made in the US? How about what you will be wearing this weekend? The linens on your bed? The curtains or blinds or shades in your windows? How about your car?
It’s really easy to take a swipe at Donald Trump as a Business man….but here is why he’ll get my vote instead of Hillary this fall (well, one reason anyway)….He actually works and lives under the laws that Hillary Clinton has spent the last 25 years being a part of instituting.
He has actually negotiated deals with those countries that are benefiting from the unequal trade agreements that have been “spreading the wealth of America” around the world while the middle class peons here get smaller and smaller….and the goods we purchase no longer last for any reasonable amount of time…and our pets die from poisoned food and treats….and our kids are poisoned with lead from imported toys…and chicken is now sent to China for processing and then sent back here for selling….
He understands the regulations that unelected officials put down on millions of pages — the regulations that cause all that red tape that we all complain about so regularly yet continue to elect the same treasonous politicians over and over again so that they can write more bills that become laws that spawn more strangling regulations…..
Happy Independence Day and enjoy your weekend with all the goods that you use that were made overseas…..