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Q: Will Trump be able to "bring our jobs back"?

The promise to reverse the negative trends in trade mutual exchange with China was one of the cornerstones of Trump's campaign.Do you think it's possible for the U.S. to "bring enough jobs back" so as to make Trump's supporters satisfied and revert the negative trends? 

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I work in industry. And most of the industry is here. The supply chain is here. The machine manufacturers are her.

I hope he can take some of the production line jobs back. He should start with the jobs he himself outsourced to China.

But the trade is complex. Trump makes his ties here because labour is cheaper, rent is cheaper, and the machines are cheaper. The capital investment is lower.

But he does not understand manufacturing.

Western company's take advantage of low labour and low machine costs. But when they need a good machine, or good ball bearings, good nuts and bolts... They buy from Germany, Japan, or korea. They don't buy American. Because America has not joined the metric modular age. America has no leading brands in the world of industry. America needs to go metric if it wants to be taken seriously.

I had a job this week, to get an American made machine to fit a jig we had. What a pain in the arse. What is this thread? Why is it not M10? Where the fuck do I buy a tap to make it fit?

End result? We don't buy American machines, or components.

Trump has no idea about all of this. Nor does America.

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that wall should boost employment

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The problem will be - who's going to pay for it?

 

Jobs went overseas cos it was cheaper. Bringing them back, therefore, means it will be more expensive. Someone has to pay.....!

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I work in industry. And most of the industry is here. The supply chain is here. The machine manufacturers are her.

I hope he can take some of the production line jobs back. He should start with the jobs he himself outsourced to China.

But the trade is complex. Trump makes his ties here because labour is cheaper, rent is cheaper, and the machines are cheaper. The capital investment is lower.

But he does not understand manufacturing.

Western company's take advantage of low labour and low machine costs. But when they need a good machine, or good ball bearings, good nuts and bolts... They buy from Germany, Japan, or korea. They don't buy American. Because America has not joined the metric modular age. America has no leading brands in the world of industry. America needs to go metric if it wants to be taken seriously.

I had a job this week, to get an American made machine to fit a jig we had. What a pain in the arse. What is this thread? Why is it not M10? Where the fuck do I buy a tap to make it fit?

End result? We don't buy American machines, or components.

Trump has no idea about all of this. Nor does America.

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Start with reversing the lopsided trade deals. I don't know if this is current but the markup on American goods sold in China is about 15 times higher than the tariffs the US charges on goods made in China. Rip up those trade deals Bill signed (and whatever BS deal Obama and China are trying to hammer out now). 

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Deporting 10 million people will help a lot, the most favored trade status for China could be reviewed annually instead of being permanent like it has been for over a decade. I really think the manufacturing will go to India and leave China. I don't think America will ever get this back but service and high end products could be possible. I think the link between China and America will bring them both down, especially the debt of both countries, already looking for a place to live in India, every consumer looking out for the own self interest, but damn i really hate curry.

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