TRUMP’S TARIFFS IMPERIL HOMETOWN JOBS

From the WAPO, a summary of how Trump’s craze for tariffs is hurting his own constituents.  They use the example of the new BMW plant in Spartanburg SC, BMW’s largest plant in the world.   Read the whole thing HERE.

13 thoughts on “TRUMP’S TARIFFS IMPERIL HOMETOWN JOBS

  1. Yes, Trump is a helluva promoter for big domestic companies, not foreigners or small biz…….that is the point why the BMW situation in SC is so pathetic…..the workforce should apply for employment with a domestic biz if steel tariffs are their foe.

  2. …..and why did JT revert back to moderation?
    HOJ was not moderated before? Exclusionary practice versus inclusionary community conversings…….such a difficult choice….. inclusive versus exclusive……open or closed, like a club, Ingomar……where puds hang out….

    • This blog has always been moderated. Your post is incomprehensible. Post something understandable if you want me to approve it. I don’t have to agree but I need to understand what you’re talking about.

      • Really? Is it cuz ya claimed HOJ did not read the article or because of HOJ not giving props to BMW?

        Apologies if you drive a BMW……… it’s absolutely incomprehensible to find fault with BMW or the president……too surrealistic…..like franchising…… somehow the owner of the local franchise corporate business is absolved from being connected…..

        ……. BMW does have a nice looking franchise up in McKinleyville……. what the percentage cut to the franchise is….. who knows but them locals……

        …… only question is when they going to start selling motorcycles……. electric BMW Motorcycles to compete with the electric Harley-Davidson motorcycles…… just striking up conversation now JT…..

        • I don’t own stock in BMW not have I ever owned one of their cars. And I hate motorcycles. Noisy, dangerous form of transportation.

          • Noisy like cars that are quiet from factory OEM, but then the exciteable types have installed noisy mufflers….so, you are mentioning two separate issues.

            Dangerous is subjective to other conditions.

  3. Hometown implies Corporations……… Just like the stock market…… Who really believes that Trump gives a flying goose egg about small business……

    small business is too small even if it does cumulatively represent the majority of business in America as far as ownership is concerned…… And flops….. can’t not discuss business in America without discussing the high turnover rate and small business which equates to a lot of lost money that’s been wasted beneficially albeit to gubbamint and the surviving small businesses…..

    Corporations get away with regulation being forced upon the consumer that causes a consumer to live a life of must have purchases…… You know regulatory purchases…… those are the purchases that are forced economically upon Americans…… making Americans have to buy stuff, not because they want it, not because they need it…….. BUT because it’s being forced upon them, us and Society to have it……..

    Really half the stuff in America is unnecessary and only exists because of corporate profit and government Force…… Think about that….. Out of control capitalism by corporations……. Out of control face pulling individualists grouping together for socialist druidism by being the employed troops and gubbamint types…….

    ….What’s that saying……

    …… be careful what you wish for…..

    ……. America…

    • Sorry you didn’t have time to read the article, which was about BMW’s largest plant, not about small business.

      • The point was and still is while Trump talks smack, it is about Big Business, never small business (why write something you know not of – Actually did read it….)

        Got a Trump crowd…..factory workers for a corp, not small biz types…..

        Talk smack about a corp like HD…..theyre great….then theyre bad……

        Stock market – not a small biz playground

        Who cares about BMW, really …..

        • Somehow you have confused “small town” with “small business”. BMW is huge and a lot of people care about what happens in South Carolina.

          • True, lots of people care, but are they the type of people who can fend for themself when given the opportunity or backed into a corner……. or are they the dependent needy type who don’t understand that robotics is the future and while they sit there whining about their lifestyle centered around a car company or a car industry there’s a whole lot more out there in the world to provide them greater benefit than they would ever get with BMW……

          • No confusion, but BMW is not a Big 3 auto company, it is foreign and obviously picked a depressed area for margins and to avoid the Big 3 and Asian success stories…….Notice BMW has never been cited or referenced by Chump? That is the point…..while he talks smack about American companies, he silently wants to damage foreign companies until the foreigners start paying their equal fair shares…….that is the plan to make America great again……pay up or get the hell out……tariffs, UN, immigration…….good issues but he is a bad rep…….

          • That’s a helluva range between “Big 3″and “Small business”. Toyota also builds cars in the area.

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