Do you believe Trump will significantly revive the manufacturing industry?

This is part 28 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for here, and here.

28. Do you believe Trump will significantly revive the manufacturing industry thru higher tariffs and alienating trade partners?

I have mixed feelings about the trade agreements we hold with different countries. Perhaps he can work out better trade deals than what we have in place, but whether it helps or hurts manufacturing will be seen.

Part of the problem I have, is that you could certainly create a deal that makes it more viable for American businesses to hire American workers here at home, but what will that do to the cost of those goods? We enjoy low prices on a lot of imported goods, so while we may be put more people back to work with more manufacturing, we may simultaneously be hurting the poor.

The goal needs to be to not only put people back to work, but keep the cost of living down, and that’s going to be a fine line to walk.

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J. Alan Doak

J. Alan Doak is a blogger, reader, writer, news junkie, and student of the Bible. He is married and has three grown children. He holds a bachelor's degree in Pastoral Studies, and has blogged sporadically at this website, Reflection on Plumb, over several years.

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