Jan 29, 2017 by Dave Hodges
President Trump has a nearly impossible job. The Mexican President, Nieto, spit in Trump’s face yesterday. Mexico says that they will refuse to negotiate with the Trump administration so long as they insist that Mexico will build the wall.
The simple thing to do seems to consist of canceling NAFTA. Mexico enjoys a $60 billion dollar trade surplus . They play home to millions of manufacturing jobs that used to go to Americans. Some economists will quietly say that this costs the United States almost a trillion dollars per year. This means lower wages, higher taxes and a declining standard of living for America.
To add insult to injury, the tens of millions of illegal immigrants that have flooded into America sent home $25 billion to Mexican private interests in 2015. This money is not taxed. The labor represented by this amount, which does not account for the under-the-table money that is sent to Mexico, is only a drop in the bucket. Conservatively, and this is a gross under-representation of the actual money that America is bleeding. The labor represented in this amount is not taxed, none of this goes to unemploymetn compensation, workmen’s compensation, social security and medicare. This greatly increases the burden on American citizens to cover these needs.
Mexico will never build the wall unless this movement of money is controlled and taxed. However, Trump is taking on an entire global economic empire. If you wondered why the media vilifies Trump at every turn, their six owners of the entire media profit greatly from all free trade agreements. This is what Trump is trying to undo. However, what most Americans don’t realize is the entire American economy is controlled by a few men who controls goverment and virutally every major industry in America.
Below is just a partial snapshot of how monolithic the corporate interests that controls our daily lives have beccome. Until Trump was elected, nothing ever happened without their approval. They own it all, they control it all. Take a look.
Six Corporations Control Almost Everything You Hear, See, Read and Ultimately Think-The 6 Masters of the Media Own All of the Food, Auto, Big Pharma, Managed Health Care, Clothing, etc.
14 Corporations Controls Almost Everything You Drive
Ten Corporations Controls Almost Everything You Eat
Please keep in mind that this is just the tip of the iceberg. The entire American economy is owned by fewer than 40 men, except for the dwindling number of small businesss that were devastated by the Obama administration.
These corporate giants dominate every aspect of your life and they own the media that tells what to think and how to behave. They control the voting process that stole about 20% of the popular vote. Yet, they still could not defeat Donald Trump and the American people.
Donald Trump can shut down NAFTA and cause Mexico to lose $60 billion a year in lost revenue, courtesy of Americans, and they can be taxed on the $25 billion that leaves the country, in the form of wire transfers from America to Mexico. However, it is critical to remember, this is a drop in the bucket.
These corporations benefit from bringing in cheap labor because they cannot export every job out of America. This is why we have massive illegal immigration. Your wages are lower and your working conditions are poor because the corporations have you where they want you. Ironically, they will NEVER allow immigrants to become citizens because they don’t want to pay employement costs of medicare, social security, unemployment compensation and workmen’s comp. The corporations are the biggest abuser of immigrants and yet, the media they control will never report this.
For Trump to be successful in negating free trade agreements, he needs our help. Congress must be made to feel the heat. Any Congressmen supporting the anti-Trump movement needs to be removed from office because they are costing you and your kids a decent wage and standard of living.
I have long advocated on shopping local, trading and bartering and removing your participation, as much as possible, from the corporate controlled economy. Eat out at Mel’s Diner and not Outback, for example. Go to Joe’s Hardware store and not Ace Hardware.
The American people are caught in a war. We face politicans who are bought and paid for by the very corporations that enslave us. We face a media that is relentless in their propaganda. And we have become conditioned to be apathetic and uninvolved.
Trump cannot do this alone.