Make America Hate Again: Wake-up Danville, to Donald Trump's not-so-secret backdoor globalism...
|Nobody will ever accuse them of being smart, that's for sure! (Image courtesy of Facebook)|
"Plenty of blue-collar workers believe that, as president, Donald Trump would be ready to fight off U.S. trade adversaries and reinvigorate the country’s manufacturing industries through his commitment to the Rust Belt. What they likely don’t know is that Trump has been stiffing American steel workers on his own construction projects for years, choosing to deprive untold millions of dollars from four key electoral swing states and instead directing it to China—the country whose trade practices have helped decimate the once-powerful industrial center of the United States.
A Newsweek investigation has found that in at least two of Trump’s last three construction projects, Trump opted to purchase his steel and aluminum from Chinese manufacturers rather than United States corporations based in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. In other instances, he abandoned steel altogether, instead choosing the far-less-expensive option of buying concrete from various companies, including some linked to the Luchese and Genovese crime families. Trump has never been accused of engaging in any wrongdoing for his business dealings with those companies, but it’s true that the Mafia has long controlled much of the concrete industry in New York.
Throughout his campaign, Trump has maintained that some controversial decisions for his companies amounted to nothing more than taking actions that were good for business, and were therefore reflections of his financial acumen. But, with the exception of one business that collapsed into multiple bankruptcies, Trump does not operate a public company; he has no fiduciary obligation to shareholders to obtain the highest returns he can. His decisions to turn away from American producers were not driven by legal obligations to investors, but simply resulted in higher profits for himself and his family."
How ironic is it that Tommy, who probably relies on steel for his hate flag poles, thinks that The Donald is going to bring jobs back to Virginia, when The Donald is helping to make sure that jobs leave places like Virginia, by buying cheap steel from China, so he can line his pockets with even more money? Nobody said you have to be smart to run a flagpole company. Don't worry Tommy, The Donald knows what you want. Tommy, let me let you in on a little secret. Donald isn't going to build your wall, he's not bringing any jobs back, and he sure as hell isn't paying any fucking taxes. I think you're the one who needs to wake-up bud.
James McMurtry - We Can't Make It Here Anymore
Restoring the honor!