I’m from the mining town of Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, and I can spot real down-home talk when I hear it — and baloney and bluster, too. And, I can tell you, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is full of baloney and bluster.
You’ve probably heard about his bigoted comments about Mexicans and Muslims and his reluctance to denounce the Ku Klux Klan. Those things are bad enough, but what hasn’t gotten enough attention is his support for dangerous and unnecessary policies, like “right to work,” that would cut our pay and benefits and make our workplaces less safe.
While campaigning in South Carolina, Trump was asked about right to work and he said, “I like right to work” and that it is “better for the people,” even though study after study shows these laws lower wages, make it easier for corporate CEOs to ship jobs overseas and make workplaces more dangerous.
It doesn’t stop there, though. He’s said that our wages are too high. He also gave Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a bunch of money and said he admired the way Walker attacked nurses, firefighters and other working people in his state with his anti-working family policies.
Despite what Trump says in his speeches, he has a long history of opposing working people. He wrote a blog in 2005 called “Outsourcing Creates Jobs in the Long Run” and said that outsourcing is “not always a terrible thing” and “I understand that outsourcing means that employees lose jobs… but we have to look at the bigger picture.” Can you believe that?
You see, Trump says he’s with America’s working class, but when you look close, it’s just hot air.
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- On March 9, 2016
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