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Sanders writes: "Over and over again, Trump told the American people that he would substantially reduce the trade deficit and stop corporations from shutting down factories in America and moving abroad. Well, shock of all shocks, he wasn't telling the truth."

Workers move a pipe at a desalination plant in California. (photo: Gregory Bull/AP)
Workers move a pipe at a desalination plant in California. (photo: Gregory Bull/AP)


Under Trump, America Has Seen 185,000 Jobs Shipped Overseas

By Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders' Facebook Page

12 April 19

 

ver and over again, Trump told the American people that he would substantially reduce the trade deficit and stop corporations from shutting down factories in America and moving abroad. Well, shock of all shocks, he wasn’t telling the truth.

Since Trump has been in office, his own Labor Department has certified that 185,000 U.S. jobs have been shipped overseas and the annual U.S. trade deficit has gone up by over $120 billion.

The trade deal that Trump re-negotiated with Mexico and Canada would do nothing to prevent corporations from shipping even more jobs to Mexico where workers are paid less than two bucks an hour. It includes outrageous giveaways to the fossil fuel industry that will make it easier for corporations to pollute the air we breathe and the water we drink. It also includes an even bigger giveaway to the pharmaceutical industry that would prevent Congress from lowering the outrageous prices Americans pay for prescription drugs, while increasing prices in Canada and Mexico.

So, I say to Donald Trump: For once in your life, keep your damn campaign promises. Go back to the drawing board on NAFTA. Do not send this treaty to Congress until it includes strong and swift enforcement mechanisms to raise the wages of workers and to prevent corporations from outsourcing American jobs to Mexico. And take out all of the riders in your treaty that increase prescription drug prices and benefit big oil companies. We need a trade policy in America that works for working families, not the CEOs of multi-national corporations.

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+6 # MikeAF48 2019-04-12 15:03
Way to go trump jobs deleted.
 
 
+23 # Texas Aggie 2019-04-12 18:46
Like individual 1 even understands the concept of keeping his word. His actions are totally disconnected from what he says and he doesn't see anything wrong with that. All his life he has been like that and uses words to manipulate other people with absolutely no sense of actually following through on the meaning of those words.
 
 
+2 # Robbee 2019-04-13 17:25
Quoting Texas Aggie 2019-04-12 18:46:
Like individual 1 even understands the concept of keeping his word. His actions are totally disconnected from what he says and he doesn't see anything wrong with that. All his life he has been like that and uses words to manipulate other people with absolutely no sense of actually following through on the meaning of those words.

- yes! dickhead is a shit-bird!

as aggie so-aptly notes! any advice to dickhead IS, OF NECESSITY, RHETORICAL! - meant rather for us!

bernie's words to us are treasures! we need to gather and spread!
 
 
+2 # futhark 2019-04-14 08:21
For Donald Trump the truth is anything that serves to further his self interest. Everything else is "Fake News". He doesn't seem to have the ability to distinguish objective reality from his own delusional fantasies. As such, he is completely unfit for the office he holds.

Senator Sanders, on the other hand, has consistently used his ethical and rational faculties as guides throughout his political life and, as the antithesis to Mr. Trump, may serve as the perfect antidote to Trumpism, our best hope in recovering from the wreckage that has been Trump's single term in office.
 
 
0 # Moxa 2019-04-14 18:25
One of many things I admire in Bernie Sanders is his patience. How many times have I felt like blowing up the whole government once and for all, demolishing all the self-serving, hypocritical, greedy, corrupt, lying, criminal inhabitants on both sides of the aisle (the aisle separating hell form Hades, apparently.)

Yet, Bernie, day after day, year after year, keeps coming back, following his inner light, seeking the best for this dark country and its mainly complacent and ignorant inhabitants. How many unjust slurs and slanders has he withstood, bravely and steadfastly, never flagging nor wavering.

I admire that grit and that innocence to always give his best, and to adhere to his highest principles; his ability not to give in to frustration, contempt or despair.

They don't make them like Bernie Sanders often. We should be thankful to have him among us.
 

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