President Trump recently welcomed conservative Australian prime minister Scott Morrison to Ohio to a Pratt Industries factory. Pratt is an Australia-based company. Trump touted an economic revival of the Ohio manufacturing sector with the promise of more foreign investment and new jobs.
“We proudly declare Pratt Industries and the great, great state of Ohio open for business…Pratt has pledged, as I said, to invest many billions in the United States” Trump said as the crowd chanted “U-S-A! U-S-A!”
Trump continued: “When this plant is fully operational, hundreds of Ohio workers will have full-time jobs, with quality healthcare, retirement benefits and really great wages…..I’m especially excited to announce that 1 in 4 workers at this plant is a veteran.”
Pratt is creating 5,000 new American jobs under Trump’s tax cuts which lowered the corporate rate to 21% from 35%. Trump said that foreign companies invested $250 billion in the United States in 2018 alone. This is a huge step in the right direction.
Pratt Industries is America’s 5th largest corrugated packaging company. And this is just one story out of hundreds that shows how the manufacturing economy is reviving under president Trump.
This comes after Obama wondered in 2016 if Trump was going to wave a “magic wand” to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US.
And no, the president is not waving a magic wand. He is applying sound capitalist economic policies that always work, like lower taxes and reduced regulation. Most important president Trump is acting as an advocate and a cheerleader for the US economy, which is precisely what it needs.
Since the peak of American prosperity in the 1950s and 1960s the US economy has been declining steadily as jobs have fled by the millions while politicians stood by and said nothing, as if the jobs exodus were a foregone conclusion.
Trump is changing this dynamic. He wants these jobs back and he is working hard and speaking out. This is why he is increasingly popular even in liberal places like Northern Minnesota where he is standing up for rural mine workers in an area that was heavily unionized and Democrat (see below).
American manufacturing jobs peaked in 1979 at 19 million. Today that number is 12.5 million. Nikitas3.com calculates that the American economy has destroyed or failed to create 20 MILLION manufacturing jobs since 1979.
These jobs departed the US slowly but surely, a few dozen or a few hundred here there and everywhere, or even by the thousands at a time. Small factories and big plants closed. Jobs disappeared into the ether. The inevitability of it all was never challenged. We were told that there was no chance that American workers earning $18 an hour workers could compete with low-wage jobs in poorer nations where workers earned $2 an hour.
This is false and president Trump is proving it. The manufacturing sector is doing very well today, steadily increasing job numbers under the president’s plan. But this is just a start. This process needs to continue for decades if we are to get US prosperity back to where it was.
For instance Apple recently announced that it will return production of its Mac Pro line from China to Austin, Texas. Great. That is a direct result of Trump policies.
Yet we must be concerned that a Democrat someday could get elected president who will undo the entire Trump growth agenda. This already has happened on a smaller scale in liberal states. Yet somehow these states are avoiding scrutiny from the Fake News media for their stagnant economies.
In the 1950s and 1960s in Nikitas3.com’s hometown in Massachusetts a General Electric plant employed 14,000 people. The whole city was prosperous, safe and clean. Most families owned their own homes and had 2 or 3 or 4 or 6 or even 9 children. The father went out and worked and the mother stayed home with the kids.
Then along came the radical unions to disrupt the good times. After decades of ruinous union activism including outrageous wage demands, strikes and violence, the GE plant was closed in 1988.
This is why the non-union Southern and Western states are booming. Labor unions, long associated with the Democrat party, are wealth destroyers. So are heavy taxes, regulations and punishing ‘green’ laws, all of which are common in liberal states.
But the unions don’t seem to have gotten the memo. Unionized auto workers are currently striking against General Motors production plants in the Midwest. This is bad news for a company that is not doing well.
Then again we could expect this after Obama bailed out General Motors in 2009 with $33 billion in taxpayer funds. This bailout did not demand accountability from GM which subsequently made years of bad decisions and just laid off 15,000 workers after it wasted billions on the electric car called the Volt.
If GM had been rescued by a private lender it never would have produced the risky Volt. Private lenders would not have allowed it. But with taxpayer funds the Volt was made as a result of pressure by left-wing ‘green’ groups. The consequences were predictable.
Trump, on the other hand, is encouraging private investment. This leads to long-term stability and growth. With private investors and leadership, companies don’t make useless products like the Volt. They make products that the market wants.
Minnesota for Trump in 2020?
Nikitas3.com recently posted a commentary that president Trump could win the 2020 electoral votes in Minnesota, which has not voted Republican since 1972. This idea seems to be gaining traction. Breitbart News reported:
The last Republican to win Minnesota was Richard Nixon in 1972. It’s generally considered a blue state, but in 2016, Donald Trump barely lost Minnesota by roughly 44,000 votes. According to a CNN report that aired Thursday evening, the state appears to be trending red and could be fertile ground for a Trump pickup in 2020. CNN’s Martin Savidge found that Minnesota voters are “more and more aligned” with President Trump. The mayor of Eveleth, Minn., Robert Vlaisavljevich, for example, votes Democrat locally but is a Trump supporter. “He’s our guy, he supports mining. He’s our guy.” He’s not alone. “Folks here say they didn’t leave the Democratic Party, the party left them,” Savidge reported.
Another resident, Melissa Axelson, whose husband works for a mining company, says she thinks Democrats have changed. “Conservative candidates seem to be more for the working person.” Mike Volker told CNN that “the Democrats kinda shifted more to the left and the Republicans are … the party for jobs.”
Awesome. Meanwhile president Trump recently flew to California and raised $15 million in one single day. This is an astounding total.
There are many people, including Nikitas3.com, who are urging the president to actively court California voters, who are considered to be a solid majority of blue Democrats in the Electoral College.
Nikitas3.com believes that president Trump is going to do very well in California in 2020 compared to Republicans of the past few decades, that the far-left drift of the state, and the increasingly dire conditions under this far-left regime, is pushing millions of independent voters, and even some Democrats, away from Democrat politicians.
Trump will certainly campaign for Republican US House candidates in California. This will help to increase his vote totals in the state as he makes personal appearances there, something that Republicans have not done for a long time.