Posted by: maboulette | May 14, 2018

Trump Supporters ‘Tricked by the Devil’ are Now Facing Financial Ruin: ‘I Feel So Stupid

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Small business owners who supported Donald Trump are complaining about troubles hiring foreign seasonal labour.


After interviewing multiple landscaping business owners it is shown that they are unable to hire Americans for the same wages as foreign labour.  One such owner is Eddie Devine who voted for Trump but worries he may go out of business if he is unable to continue hiring 20 foreign workers a season though the H-2B visa program.  “I feel like I’ve been tricked by the devil,” Devine admitted. “I feel so stupid.”


Devin says Trump’s policies are more about race than economics, noting that Trump properties in New York and Florida rely upon the H-2B visa program for 144 jobs a year.   “I think there’s a war on brown people,” he argued. “I want to know why it’s OK for him to get his workers, but supporters like me don’t get theirs.”


 “We live and die by these visas,” said Ken Monin, owner of Monin Construction. “Last year we about went bankrupt. The workers we were supposed to get in March didn’t show up until August because they couldn’t get visas.”   “Americans don’t want most of these jobs,” Monin claimed.


Coal mining jobs Trump campaigned on bringing back no longer exist. In Decatur, Ill., far from the coal mines of Appalachia, Caterpillar engineers are working on the future of mining: mammoth haul trucks that drive themselves.


The trucks have no drivers, not even remote operators. Instead, the 850,000-pound vehicles rely on self-driving technology, the latest in an increasingly autonomous line of trucks and drills that are removing some of the human element from digging for coal.


Trump promised he would bring coal-mining jobs back to America. But the jobs he alluded to — hardy miners in maze-like tunnels with picks and shovels — have steadily become vestiges of the past.  Out of work coal miners voted in large numbers for Trump after he promised to bring coal mining jobs back.


“However way you spin it, gas and renewables are going to continue to replace coal,” said Nicolas Maennling, senior economics and policy researcher at Columbia University and an author of the automation study.  “And in order to stay competitive, coal will have to increase automation,” he said.


Back during the election, anyone who had researched just a little would never had made these promises to out of work coal miners of bring coal mining jobs back.



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