Letter: Economy is Trump’s new casino
To the Editor:
Backward counting gets confusing. Think what it must have been like for folks when Baby Jesus was born. They’d been counting backward all their lives and all of a sudden they skid to a halt and had to start counting in the opposite direction. The switch from BC to AD likely caused a few missed dental appointments. Time has no meaning anymore: BC=Before Chaos, AD=After Donald.
Trump’s professor William Kelly has said “Donald Trump was the dumbest student I ever had”. He has no MBA from Wharton. Smartypants didn’t understand how tariffs work. He thought they were paid for by the exporting country. “Tariffs are working. Making America Great.” Trump launched his pudding-brained trade war on America’s closest allies: the U.E., Canada, Mexico and there’s China, they all announced retaliatary tariffs. Lucky us, we get to pay the price for his bullying. Americans will suffer needlessly all to placate a buffoon’s insatiable ego.
And he’s just getting warmed up. The $200 billion tariffs hit in July, another 10% was added in September and in December an extra 25% kicks in. Gasoline is set to polevault in March. Next year when your washer starts making a kathump sound and you need a new one, don’t blame China, blame Trump. Wear shoes? 98% are made abroad. Cars will jump as much as $7,000. The President wants you to do your part and you’ve no choice.
Do you use TVs, ACs, appliances, cellphones, toys, candy, pop, candy, meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, computers, dairy, tobacco, petfood, clothing, booze? The nincompoop thinks it’s like his business deals, but a community of nations isn’t a caterer. You can’t “win” by taking your business elsewhere. There’s not another China, Germany, or Canada in the yellow pages. Trump is a child playing poker with sharks. If China wanted they could destroy the US economy by calling in our debt, or dumping their US stocks. Both would cause our economy to collapse. Just what Putin ordered, bringing the US to its knees, a financial recession. And Trump brags it’s his greatest achievement.
GOP candidates are campaigning on babies in the womb, the right to bear arms. Yet not one of them will say the word tariff. You shop at Copp’s for oranges and chicken, not a fetus. You may patronize Scaffidi for an automobile, not an AR15. Why do folks vote against their economic issues so gleefully, crowing about their tax cuts? Anyone who thinks Trump is fighting for them is an imbecile.
Money adds zip to our lives, but that zip is gonna turn to zap. Trump is an elected pickpocket. Obama saved the auto industry (20% of US economy) and his low rent replacement decimates it. You are “free” to be tariffed to death.
When Baby Jesus shows up this winter, grab ahold of his coattails and ride them into AD. After Donald.