This was the best 52+ minutes I have spent in a long long time! Wow was that an absolute eye opener. The Republicans were absolutely disgusting! These POS are bought and paid for by the CoC. Senator Blunt from MO is a total POS. The Democrat House Member from MO truly cared about those 900 workers that lost their job when the aluminum smelter factory closed.
The Democrats actually seemed to be more aligned with our President. They want him to go after China 🇨🇳. Other than Senator Portman from Ohio, every other Republican was throwing out their BS worrying about steel and aluminum costs going up if tariffs are set, only 3% of our steel usage is attributed to the military. We only import 16% etc. etc.
I was so grateful that our President pointed out that what he has done in the Energy Sector is going to payoff Bigly in dropping the cost of manufacturing in our country.
I wrote the following after the 4th Quarter and 2017 Annual GDP was announced at the end of January:
What is holding our country and economy back is the IMPORTS that we are reliant upon. Notice in the 4th Quarter and for the 2017 year, there was an increase (acceleration) of imports which is subtracted from our GDP totals. Our President and his Killers absolutely understand that this was the plan of GHB, Bill Clinton, GWB & BHO. NAFTA & China becoming part of the WTO are the two creatures that was born and nurtured by these POS.
Realistically, a goal of 3% GDP for the 2018 year is what we should all aim for. The idea of 4% or 5% is not realistic at this time. The reason being, our need for imports. We saw Chrysler announce they are closing a factory in Mexico and expanding their factory in Michigan. Campbell Soup is closing their factory in Toronto, Canada and bringing their entire operation back to the US. Samsung and LG are opening new factories in SC and TN this year. Mazda and Toyota are expanding their production in the US with their factory in Alabama.
If the Mexicans and Canadians don’t agree to our terms with NAFTA, we need to get the hell out of there immediately. This will cause many new announcements of companies coming BACK to the US.
Putting these tariffs on solar panels and washing machines may effect the price by $50 but it allows Whirlpool and other US companies an opportunity to compete. Our President will be announcing massive tariffs on steel and aluminum within the next 90 days. Once again it will cost US consumers some additional money but it will bring our steel and aluminum companies back to life.
Everything I described will truly have AMERICA BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER! Cutting our need on imports has a multiplier effect. Our GDP by 2019 and 2020 will be closing in if not at 4% Annual GDP. By the time our President walks away on January 20, 2025, 5%+ GDP will become the new normal because factories will once again be up & booming like they did before NAFTA and China’s introduction into the WTO.
Everything I described will truly have AMERICA BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!