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TJ Wrote: Chet, You are misguided. Mr. Obama realizes there are poor people. He has empathy and compassion for them. He and / or his team didn't know how to or for whatever reason chose not to battle the high dollar insurance industry. It is not world wherein limitations have been put on corporations and thus we have gouging. Perhaps our brilliant new leader will fix the problem. (Sarcasm)
Yes Tony, indeed Obama tried, but got railroaded on anything he wanted to improve life for the poor. He's the one who helped the GM, Chrysler, AIG industries to survive for the "workers"; quite a different story than the "Carrier" one.
Unemployment during his term went from 12% to 4.8% as it is now, as low as it was before the crash in 2008.
I bet under Trump the unemployment will rise instead of being lowered, because the continuing "automation" of industries as well the non-education of the "deplorables". Like Clinton said the only area you can score in is "clean energy" and infrastructure. Of course Trump is promoting "infrastructure" but won't have the money for it, looking at his "platform".
Sorry China will of course not re-negotiate trade deals, unless they gain from it; they are not stupid and are now number "one" in the world. If we put tariffs on their goods; they will sell it to the rest of the world and not us and will slap huge tariffs on US made goods etc. Thus in my view it is simple; the "poor" here will stay the "poor" because they miss the right attitude and education to be hired in any industry; except may be in the "service' industries, like catering, grease monkey, bar keeper, Domino's, Walmart, etc.