About those jobs

About those jobs

The Department of Labor released the jobs figures for the month of May today, and they’re not good. The economy added only 75,000 jobs last month. It’s the latest canary in the coal mine that the Obama economy which Donald Trump inherited is slowing down. Or, rather, I should say that Moron Hitler’s abysmal economic policies have finally come home to roost and are destroying the longest post-war expansion in US history.

With Trump either in trade wars or threatening them with everyone who doesn’t bow to his will, it’s no surprise that businesses are slowing down. His latest threat to slap tariffs on all goods coming out of Mexico is just the latest self-destructive policy. California imports $44 billion worth of goods from Mexico per annum. That’s a lot. But Texas imports over $100 billion. Will they keep supporting Trump as their costs go up? Could this be the motive force behind the Quinnipiac poll showing Joe Biden beating Trump by 4 points in Texas?

Trump voters have been speaking out lately about how Moron “betrayed” them. He didn’t bring jobs. He didn’t bring prosperity. Of course, if they’d been paying attention, they would have known that his promises were as thin air. The idea that a louche self-proclaimed billionaire would actually care about the hoi polloi was farcical on the face of it. His narcissism and sociopathy were no secret. He came to fame nationally as the asshole who fired people. It beggars belief that so many people equate bullying with toughness and success. But here we are: those salts of the earth were tired of namby pamby liberalism, and wanted someone who would hurt those whom they thought needed hurting. They certainly didn’t expect that they’d be collateral damage.

A softening economy leading into 2020 will only further harm Trump’s already-poor re-election chances. And it seems as if he’s doing everything to continue the economic decline. With Republican Senators defending more than 20 seats next year, they may want to start looking after their own hides rather than propping up the Orange Emperor. Or, they can just go down with the ship, which would greatly benefit the Republic.



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