GLOBALIZATION . . . the World Trade Organization and FREE TRADE in an unfair world is killing us.
If Trump is prepared to SLASH a massive amount of Trade Agreements with countries that cheat in terms of salaries, slave labor, child labor, monetary manipulation, and corporate subsidies . . . I will be for Trump.
IT’S TIME FOR AMERICA TO GET REAL:
As a Canadian, I’M ALL-IN for American success, because whatever will happen to the USA is going to impact BIG-TIME for Canada . . . and in spite of what our duplicitous politicians tell us Canadians – WE ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE.
TWO THOUSAND MORE JOBS are leaving the USA, because it’s CHEAPER and EASIER with far fewer Regulations to make Carrier Air Conditioners in Mexico.
FAR MORE THAN 100 WAL-MART stores are being closed, so are K-Mart Stores, Pier-1 Stores, Sears, and MORE – and believe this – IT’S JUST THE BEGINNING.
IT’S JUST THE BEGINNING . . . BECAUSE the American people can’t afford to shop, because not enough people are working and making an income. And stores can’t afford to stay open, because of the combination of Unions, Excessive Government Regulations, Fees & Taxes.
AND THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY TO FIX THIS MESS . . . GO BACK 60-YEARS:
1 – LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD by TAXING and imposing DUTIES on all countries that don’t play by our working and manufacturing standards. We don’t pay our workers pennies per hour, force people to work, and employ children, so we shouldn’t be buying products from countries that do.
2 – Screw the Regulations . . . if it doesn’t do REAL DAMAGE to the environment, and I mean REAL DAMAGE, not this airy-fairy crap that’s shoved down our throat by the CLIMATE CHANGE SCHMUCKS . . . Don’t kill jobs and destroy lives for feel-good BS.
3 – Screw MORE Regulations, which impose ridiculous and phony workplace costs.
4 – LOWER TAXES . . . and not by a token – I MEAN REALLY LOWER TAXES, and stop creating fiscal roadblocks for everyone to get rich.
As far as I’m concerned . . . and as I’ve written it innumerable times – SCRAP THE TAX CODE and implement either a FLAT TAX, where everyone working pays the same rate. Or impose a Federal Sales Tax, charging a National Tax on all non-essential items and services with NO INCOME TAX.
DO YOU WANT TO CREATE JOBS?
5 – RAMP UP ALL ENERGY PRODUCTION, so that North America could really be 100% Energy Self Sufficient, without importing a drop of energy from abroad, INCLUDING from Mexico, until Mexico gets serious about controlling their border, and really goes to WAR against their Drug Cartels.
And while at it, explore and develop every form of alternative energy that can be used for Light, Heat and Electricity . . . that is not generated by Carbon Based Fuels.
And make our Public Transportation (Trains & Buses) run on non-fossil-fuel generated electricity, while pushing for greater miles/per/gallon in all of our vehicles with new Tire, Engine, and Design Technologies, not to save the environment, but rather to conserve our Fossil Fuels.
Do you want to make it affordable and reasonable for EMPLOYERS to keep and increase employment . . . IT’S SIMPLE – get rid of all PAID HOLIDAYS, SICK DAYS, AND PAID PREGNANCY LEAVE . . . especially for the Father of the child.
If you want a vacation . . . PAY FOR IT YOURSELF. And that should include Statutory Holidays.
And get rid of the employers’ mandated share of TAXES AT SOURCE. Why should we the MAKERS be taxed on what our employees earn? Isn’t creating jobs for people enough?
DON’T WORK . . . DON’T GET PAID:
6 – I never understood why as an employer, I had to pay anyone NOT TO WORK, including, and especially the employer’s portion of the employees’ taxes.
If I walked into a restaurant, picked-up the menu and ordered a meal saying how I don’t intend to pay for it, would that restaurant owner be compelled to give it to me for FREE?
So why should I . . . be FORCED to pay for a service that I am not receiving?
7 – Crime and Punishment . . . There’s no reason for Inmates to be costing the various levels of governments, which manage penitentiaries on average $40,000 per year per inmate. And that’s really on the low side.
When driving down any US/Canadian Highway, you will see no shortage of Motel 6’s, which advertise rooms from $59 per night, which include freshly cleaned linens, soap, towels, a color TV and a relatively comfortable bed. And in many cases, the Motel 6 includes a cheap breakfast . . . often coffee and a doughnut.
So . . . when you multiply this $59 night by 365 nights per year, the entire selling price for that room is just over $21,000, where there is plenty of profit, even though the Motel 6 owner has to pay his or her mortgage, staff, the linens and towels to be washed, insurance, maintenance, and has to pay franchise and marketing fees.
And that’s only if the Motel 6 is selling out at 100%.
SO . . . EXACTLY WHY DO PRISONS cost at least DOUBLE to run, for what a Motel 6 Charges for their full service, when the prisons use FREE PRISON LABOR for just about all of these services, and gives accommodation to as many as two people per room, in a cell that might not be bigger than 8 feet by 8 feet?
Perhaps this all sounds MEAN SPIRITED & TOUGH . . . But guess what?
We’re all living in a MEAN SPIRITED and TOUGH World . . . that couldn’t care less about you and me.
AND SINCE WHEN . . . is having to work for what you get – comes down to being mean spirited?
These aforementioned common sense alternatives are just the Tip Of The Iceberg, where I would want Trump or whomever wins the nomination to go back to, TO HOW IT WAS WHEN OUR COUNTRIES WERE GREAT, up to and including the 1950’s, when afterwards, it has all gone downhill.
AND NONE OF THIS . . . even brushes on the Military, Immigration and Healthcare.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov