We just finished up a brutal national election . . . in which a brash, bold, oftentimes offensive Billionaire was elected as President. He ran on a platform of “Make America Great Again.” He expressed criticism of the current political climate within the USA that tends to be troublesome for American companies/employers, and specifically identified two firms planning to lay off American workers and move those jobs to Mexico: Carrier and Ford Motor Co. The President-Elect contacted officials of both firms and persuaded them to cancel those plans and continue to make their products here using American workers. Many people have praised the President-Elect’s actions . . . but none more that the folks whose jobs were saved. Yet, many in the media are arguing that it is a bad idea for the President-Elect to get involved in such matters. I must admit that I simply don’t get their point.
A nation’s government has two basic responsibilities: (1) to provide for the common defense of its citizens and (2) to act in such manner in order to provide a healthy economy. Do these media folks not understand that our government has created an economic environment that makes relocation to a third-world nation preferable to staying in business here? How have they created such an environment? How about over taxation and overly regulating? Do you know that by the time a loaf of bread reaches your dining room table it has been taxed twenty-eight times?
I am not a big fan of the President-Elect, but I do appreciate that he is delivering a message to the marketplace that his Administration will be committed to creating a more favorable environment for business . . . a level playing-field. He has pledged that government will spend less; taxes will be lowered; and that silly, cumbersome regulations will be eliminated and employers won’t feel the need to escape in an effort to survive. I can’t recall in history ever having had a successful business man serve as President . . . someone who knew what it was to make a payroll, to survive in the marketplace, and produce something with value. Most men who have been elected as President have been attorney, academia, military, a farmer, or such.
I have three question for those in the media who are being so negative about and critical of the President-Elect’s actions; they are:
1. Do you not realize that it was elected officials who created NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), the very vehicle designed to permit and even encourage American manufactures to relocate to cheap labor markets (Mexico)? That legislation was lobbied for and promoted by a President who then signed it into law.
2. Do you not realize that those same elected officials have created a mountain of debt and a sick economy which rewards lazy folks for not working, while penalizing those who do with a progressive, graduating income tax system that penalizes American workers for their success? and
3. Exactly what are your qualifications to even render an opinion on the subject? You and your lot have been dead-wrong on pretty much everything you all have said about this man . . . both as a candidate and now as the President-Elect?
My inclination is that we will do well to just hang on a bit and see if this highly successful man can, in fact, do good some things for our sick nation . . . he has a brilliant track record of successful business enterprises across the world. I tend to agree with him that I think it is high-time that America wins again and that we put American’s interest first again.
I know that there are some 1,100 families in Indiana who are happy that he got involved and cared enough to come alongside of them in the dark hours of staring at job-loss right here at Christmas. Who know? He just may finally be a President who does what he says and makes wise, prudent decisions for the USA . . . now, that would really be something new, huh? I mean the last guy released over a billion dollars to a radical, evil group of thugs who are fast and furious on developing a nuke . . . all the while declaring their sole purpose is to destroy our closest friend, Israel.