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Why Trump can't bring jobs back.

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Jobs left this country because of a decline in discretionary income. Historically the world shopped USA because of Quality. Japan did not offer quality, they had junk. When incomes were squeezed people started shifting from quality to price. Japan financed their industrial emergence by supplying the USA with cheaper substitutes. And that continued to each new emerging economy offer. For Trump to bring jobs back he will have to offer cheaper substitutes or increase discretionary income. It is impossible for a free economy conservative to raise wages. He will probably be president and probably be the worst president. He was successful because he had built in compliance with people wanting to make money with him. The only saving direction for this country is a higher progressive income tax and a return to stricter gambling laws. Most of the futures market that is destroying this country was illegal under New York State gaming laws prior to 2000.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Chet, it is much more complex than that; for instance if you take todays electronics; the "guts" are all made overseas in places which have the least bureaucracy as well cheap labor and factories there have "robots" do the delicate work. The machines to built the tools for it are built in Europe and sold to for instance Intel. Due to the fact our society is so embedded in these things then "job's" become more service oriented or administrative. Every item nowadays has got some form of electronics, may be except your armchair and your duster. Thus labor in this country has to undergo drastic changes. The only thing I see which can improve this is, by infrastructure jobs; fixing our roads and bridges etc. As well get better schooling, which is adapted to the industry of today.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    I think the reason Trump gets away with his jobs promise is that to diffuse it would be self incrimination and all the politicians would plead the 5th.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Who would pay (even) a US minimum wage when they can pay 40 cents an hour with no cost for overtime ? Who would mess with US agencies when it's entirely avoidable ? I can't see people / companies paying more while reaping less. That's why I don't expect any significant job returns to the US. It will be popular as hell whenever it happens but that's not going to be common. Most products don't need thinkers to be made, just someone to notice when the machine needs attention.