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Trump's manufacturing jobs promises ring hollow in midwest

‘Workers are feeling abandoned and betrayed after promises on the campaign trail to boost factory jobs fell woefully short.’

“Shannon Mulcahy of Whitestown, Indiana, voted for Trump in the last election. This time his rival Joe Biden will get her vote. For 18 years she worked at the Rexnord steel bearings plant in Indianapolis before it shut down in 2017, moving operations to Mexico. Mulcahy was one of 300 workers who lost their jobs.

Trump publicly criticized the plant’s closure in 2016 and 2017, blaming the decision on the Obama administration and threatening to increase taxes on products made by companies like Rexnord in retaliation for moving jobs abroad. But in 2018 the company cited $55m in savings from US tax reform in the wake of Trump’s tax cuts in December 2017.”

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by Anonymousreply 710/16/2020

Trump publicly criticized the plant’s closure in 2016 and 2017, blaming the decision on the Obama administration and threatening to increase taxes on products made by companies like Rexnord in retaliation for moving jobs abroad. But in 2018 the company cited $55m in savings from US tax reform in the wake of Trump’s tax cuts in December 2017.

by Anonymousreply 110/16/2020

Mulcahy said she feels betrayed by the jobs promises Trump made throughout his 2016 election campaign. Since losing her job, Mulcahy has struggled with depression while trying to find other work. She’s managed to find a new job, though it pays significantly lower than what she was making at the plant.

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“There are a lot of plant closings he could have stopped. He talked the talk everyone wanted to hear about saving jobs. I don’t see him saving any jobs,” said Mulcahy. “I think it’s all fake. It’s all a campaign thing. He’s telling people what they want to hear.”

by Anonymousreply 210/16/2020

In the meantime, nearly 1,800 US factories disappeared between 2016 and 2018, including several high-profile plants throughout midwestern swing states that were key to Trump’s election win.

by Anonymousreply 310/16/2020

I guess Trump felt that by the time he had to run again, he could just spin out the same old lies.

People do tend to know whether they have a job or not. Fool me once . . .

by Anonymousreply 410/16/2020

I also brought back coal!

by Anonymousreply 510/16/2020

[quote] R4: People do tend to know whether they have a job or not.

Frankly and sadly, I think you give some people too much credit.

by Anonymousreply 610/16/2020

I’m glad that Deplorables are able to articulate their frustrations.

‘It’s fake’

by Anonymousreply 710/16/2020
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