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Trudeau's Comments are Insulting and Unacceptable

Randy DeVaul

Posted on June 2, 2018 17:55

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Canada's Trudeau's comments about President Trump's desire to place tariffs on goods coming from Canada sound like he thinks he is the one who runs our country. It is time we as America show the world that we are in the game to win. Participation trophies are no more.

The North America Free Trade Act took effect on January 1, 1994, thanks to Bill Clinton. Clinton spent his career playing in politics and with women but he couldn’t negotiate. Through “open borders” (sound familiar), the United States signed an agreement that allowed us to watch every decent job we had move to another country where companies could access cheaper labor, less taxes, more profits for shareholders, and incredible bonuses and salaries for the CEOs who sold us out.

As a qualified business person and proven negotiator, President Trump has done a phenomenal job in getting us out of the sewer where every country that we have “negotiated” agreements with in the past 20 years has not only had the upper hand but has raped us silly as a country.

The conversation about tariffs and getting America back on track goes back years. I recall the discussions around putting America first and to do that would require leveling the playing field with other countries; it would require some sacrifice by its citizens with price increases. At the time all that began, the mood of the country was positive and people were willing to pay more for “American Made” goods. Somewhere along the way, unions and CEOs got greedy while placating to shareholders over employees and priced us out of the market. NAFTA was promoted as a way to sell more American made materials and products but it became all about moving our manufacturing and other industries completely out of the country.

Today, President Trump is taking on the agreement and getting us back into equality with the other countries who have taken advantage of sloppy negotiations. These countries have benefited for years and those countries know they have profited from our ill-structured agreements. Having seen Trudeau on his worldly tour and his embarrassing display of how a leader should act, I was not surprised to hear him complain. I take umbrage, though, with listening to him say it is totally unacceptable. I have a news flash for Mr. Trudeau. Americans are sovereign, we make our own decisions, and we want was is best for us.

Trudeau’s claim of President Trump’s decision to place equalizing tariffs on his country as being insulting and unacceptable means his gravy train has come into the station.

Mr. Trudeau, consider yourself insulted. I am sure after a bit of a tantrum he will recover and move on. Yes, we are going to see the tit for tat and the third grade school yard wanna-be bully try to sway the President but it would be much more appropriate for us to just take our ball and bat and go home, leaving him with the results of his own trantrum and empty field.

Mr. Trump continues to be respectful while demonstrating he is the President of the United States, not some third world country trying to play in the big league. We are the big league and time we act like it.

Randy DeVaul

Posted on June 2, 2018 17:55

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