Trump And The Average American Worker
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “You do know that California is one of the highest-taxed states on the planet. California is one of the most expensive states to do business in on the face of the planet. When it comes to taxes, when it comes to air quality regulations, when it comes to trade and labor laws, when it comes to hiring practices – you better hire the right amount of transgenders and the right amount of transabled and whatever else you have there.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest….
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“We’re not going to be the stupid people anymore,” Donald Trump promised the crowd in Southwest Virginia, where manufacturing jobs have slowly dried up over the past few decades. “We’re going to be the brilliant people.”
Mike: That’s right, they’re not going to be the contestants in a suicidal race. They’re not going to be the people packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes. By the by, how many of you know what a lemming is? Do you know what a lemming is? Young Christopher’s first reaction was: I’m going to Google it. It’s a rat. A lemming is a rat. Packed like rats into shiny metal boxes. Back to Carney:
He was talking about trade wars.
“We’re going to be the people that create jobs for our country – not for China, and not for Mexico.”
Trump’s anti-free trade stance underlies much of his appeal to a core constituency: the working-class voters who have been absent from both parties until Trump.
“We’re going to bring jobs back from China,” Trump said at Radford. “We’re going to bring them back from Mexico. Before I’m finished, I guarantee you, that we will have Apple products made in the United States, not in China.”
Mike: I am reminded that when Barack Hussein Obama went out to a meeting in San Francisco – he was invited to a dinner. This was in the first couple months of the Obama presidency. Obama went out to this dinner and he was seated at a table with Steve Jobs. As a matter of fact, I’m going to Google this as I’m talking. The subject came up about free trade and about what the Chinese were doing with manufacturing, and how Apple had shipped most of its production for the iPhone or had assisted in building the plants with Chinese labor and in China. At the dinner, Obama said something to the effect of: You’re going to have to bring those manufacturing jobs back here. Steve Jobs said to Obama: With all due respect, Mr. President, that is not going to happen. Jobs said: Number one, there are not enough people who will work for the wages that we’d have to pay to bring the jobs back. Secondly, there aren’t enough engineers who will work to do the onsite work that would make it possible to bring the jobs back.
There are hundreds upon hundreds and hundreds of stories out there on this dinner. The most reliable one, if you want the actual story, I got it from Walter Isaacson’s book Jobs, which they kind of loosely based the movie on. Isaacson had concluded, because no one would talk on the record about what was said. It was all – I can’t remember. Maybe Mark Zuckerberg was there. Somebody’s Facebook account or something had happened. Isaacson had pieced it together piece by piece and summed them all together to get a rough dialogue of the conversation. When Obama said you’re going to bring the jobs back, Steve Jobs said: That ain’t gonna happen.
The same conditions exist today, especially if you’re talking about in California. You do know that California is one of the highest-taxed states on the planet. California is one of the most expensive states to do business in on the face of the planet. When it comes to taxes, when it comes to air quality regulations, when it comes to trade and labor laws, when it comes to hiring practices – you better hire the right amount of transgenders and the right amount of transabled and whatever else you have there. Back to Carney:
“You’ll have some of these conservative people, like at National Review,” Trump said at Radford, “but they don’t have a clue. They don’t understand this.” Trump then put on his William F. Buckley accent: “They’ll say, ‘Trump is not a true conservative, because he wants to charge a tax to a country.’ Well, they’re taxing us, OK? So if they’re taxing us, I wanna charge the same tax.”
This is a direct appeal to the working class, which has seen wages fall in recent decades while the rest of the economy generally has grown. “Donald Trump will do more for the middle class and low-income workers” than any other candidate, former Rep. Virgil Goode said before the rally Monday. “It’s time we had a president who stood up for American workers first,” Goode said before blasting free trade.
Mike: We can stop right here with what Carney has written about the expert narrative, which I quite frankly grow tired of, and I’m sure you have grown tired of as well. What does the working-class guy actually think about when he thinks about Trump? Here’s one of example:
Warren Mills used to work at one of Volvo’s local suppliers. After his employer laid off 1,500 people during the 2008-09 recession, he left for a different job, at a packaging manufacturer in Dublin, Va. He tells of his old colleagues, “They were unemployed for some time. Some of them did odd jobs, mowing lawns … .Some of them were unemployed for two or three years. I know of lot of them lost their homes, lost their vehicles.”
What’s Trump going to do about it?
“He’s a businessman,” Mills said. “So he understands how to negotiate. How to make deals.” Mills thinks Trump will use this skill to “bring companies back to the U.S. Make it beneficial for companies to manufacture here.”
Greg Radford cites Carrier, the U.S. manufacturer that just announced it is shipping thousands of jobs down to Mexico. “I think we should make it so tough on them that they have to sell their friggin air conditioners in Mexico. Keep it down there.”
Trump also cited Carrier. “They move to Mexico, they make air conditioners, they bring them across the border, probably taken by illegals” (yes, he’s arguing that Carrier will export air conditioners to the U.S. via illegal couriers). The problem, according to Trump: “No tax! Because these stupid people say, ‘We want free trade.’ If you want that, you lose every job. Every single company in this country is going
to be gone.”
Here’s where tough-guy Trump comes into play. “If they do that, we have to give them a hard time.” Trump said he would personally call the president of Carrier and say “every single time you sell an air conditioner” into the U.S. “we’re going to tax it at 35 percent.”
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Mike: Folks, if you do that, all you’re going to do then – here’s what’s going to happen. You’re going to force the air conditioner manufacturer to keep the plant in the United States. The a/c unit that used to cost you, let’s say $5,000, is now going to cost you $7,500. It is possible to do it, but you have to understand that trade, especially tariffs, taxes, imposts, and duties, are not zero sum. They have long-term and far-reaching consequences and effects. It would be more prudent to examine why the conditions have become so expensive to produce things. Now, this brings us back to the argument presented here almost every single day on the Veritas Radio Network’s Crusade Channel, either by myself or by the morning show host, Mark Kreslins. It is the government that has caused this. The working conditions and the working environment are the result of the government. You add the agencies up, the taxes up, the regulations up, and that’s why it costs so much. This is not hard to figure out. It is boilerplate common sense here.
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