So, Never-Trumpers… what do you have to say about this?
President Trump has been hammered by the Left and the Right about his tariffs on steel.
But you know what? It seems to be paying off in job creation.
The 25 percent tariff on steel is bringing back manufacturing jobs in the good ol’ U.S. of A.
You know, those jobs that Barry said were never coming back?
Yep, those ones.
Granite City, a steel town in Illinois, had been devastated by free trade. In 2015, the town saw 2,000 layoffs of steelworkers from the local plant. But the plant is now rehiring 800 workers.
In her Chicago Tribune report, Samantha Bomkamp explains how the jobs for steelworkers have ripple effects in the local economy.
The restart is causing an influx of customers at Park Grill, which is adjacent to the plant and was hit hard after the 2015 layoffs. Some steelworkers eat multiple meals a day at the grill. Railroad workers, truck drivers and others who have jobs supporting the plant also stop in or place orders for burgers and barbecue sandwiches.
“I’m hoping that everything goes back to where it was, and I think it will,” Park Grill owner Mike DeBruce said. “I think it’s going to be stronger and better.”
“These are things that should have been implemented a long time ago, and it would have never got this far,” he said of the tariffs. “They seem like they’re drastic changes. But something has to be done. So whether you like it or you don’t like it, it’s one of those things that for us, right now, is working.”
Source: Chicago Tribune
The GOP establishment fought the ‘America First’ trade policies, but according to a Harvard/Harris poll, 83 percent of Republican voters favor the tariffs on automotives and electronics, as do 81 percent of conservatives.
Look at that — the voters were right and not the Swamp Things.
Free Trade saw tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs move from the United States overseas to places where labor is inexpensive.
With President Trump’s ‘America First’ policy, however, that just ain’t gonna happen anymore, because he’s bringing the jobs back, baby!
The Rust Belt won’t be so rusty with more of these MAGA policies in place.
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