Thursday, March 30, 2017
But we stated when he was Inaugurated and re-state now that this is not a Trump butt-kissing propaganda blog
When we disagree with something or feel some disappointment or frustration with a policy or stance, we will express it but unlike mainstream media, our goal is not to destroy the man but rather to see Trump be great
In addition, if we had to use political labels to describe our positions on issues of importance that affect millions of everyday people, we would categorize ourselves as socially conservative but economically moderate
So because Trump is very much big business and pro-corporation, and we are the opposite, we're sure that there will be times we express disagreement with his economic policy
Trump believes strongly in trickle down economics which was Reagan's economic policy..
We believe in the opposite.. a trickle UP where corporations and Wall Street benefit when the standard of living improves for everyday people First
Problem is that corporations are heartless, faceless profit-first, community-second entities who's Sole fiduciary is to benefit its shareholders, no one else including its workforce
And we believe the collective billions these corporations will save in taxes will not go to hiring more workers or increasing salaries of those currently employed but instead go into shareholders' pockets or double down investing in robotics, drones and other automated means to increase production while eliminating jobs
If successful and profitable, expect it ultimately here in the US and one day its bye-bye pizza delivery jobs..
You simply walk to a kiosk, select your order, and specific preferences of what you might want on or excluded from your burger, then put the credit card in or apple pay with phone and presto..
No more need for people to take your order meaning less opportunities for teenagers, the elderly, the uneducated and the mentally handicapped to find work
Wages dropped between 0.25 percent and 0.50 percent per 1,000 employees when one or more robots came into the picture
In addition, within the years studied, robots were responsible for the loss of up to 670,000 manufacturing jobs, a number that could rise as more companies are expected to turn to industrial robots in the coming years
So if you see us critical of President Trump in the future, remember that unlike 99.9% of the media and those in the political blogosphere who want to eviscerate him personally, our disagreements are not based on hate, anger or a desire to see him fail
Instead it is open disagreement of particular policy and there's nothing wrong with any supporter of Trump to wish he go about things different on certain things
But like everything else in life, nothing ever seems to benefit the little guy (or gal) unless big business benefits first..
And more so..
Posted by Susquehanna at Thursday, March 30, 2017