The American public was sold a snow job, not only by Donald Trump, but also by Bernie Sanders. Both promised, if elected, to ‘bring back jobs from China-or wherever.’ Both assured Americans the problem was “bad trade deals’ that had traded away millions and millions of ‘high paying jobs.’ This was ‘angry talk,’ words that angered men and women who had witnessed their good jobs apparently disappear by evil Chinese or Asian workers who earned a few pennies an hour, resulting in jobs leaving America and headed west toward Asia.
Well, here are the FACTS. Since 2000 about five million factory have disappeared in America. BUT, despite five million fewer workers, production has risen 15%. Since 1997, production has grown by nearly 50% despite fewer Americans working in factories. Ladies and gentlemen, the jobs did not go to Asia, the jobs are now being done RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA BY— TECHNOLOGY! Either Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders lied, or both simply lacked understanding of the modern economy– each year technology assumes more and more roles in production.