posted on Feb, 20 2017 @ 02:08 AM
First of all, a tip of the hat to all you fine gents whom have contributed to the first semi-politically charged multi-page thread that I have seen be
almost completely civil and constructive in a very long time...
I think the main problem here is the idea of infinite growth. This is definitely as much of a Wall street issue as it is a main street board of
directors and company owners issue. What ends up happening is companies can operate at what looks like break even as long as the right people are
getting paid, and there is GROWTH. Not just profits, growth. I'm not particularly savvy to in depth economics and market philosophy, but it seems to
me like volume is the biggest tool of traders and speculation... Either way, this leads to the winners in various industries becoming huge bloated
I think Trump's best shot at fixing this specific situation will be his efforts to reduce regulation. Regulation is the secret line item on every
huge companies books. It is 10x more lucrative to buy a politician and thereby a law, regulation, or fee in your favor than it is to innovate or
compete fairly for a better share of your market. If Trump can deregulate to the point that the Joe the Plumber level entrepreneur can compete and
take LOCAL market shares vs. mega corporations, I think a manufacturing renaissance could be in the making. The key is putting the very small
business, say single family through a dozen or so employees, into the position where they are making a decent living while undercutting the big boys.
There MUST be some fat to trim off of the enormous cash flow in these huge companies that leaves room for a smaller operation to be content with
Because really.... if all of these companies are using more robots than ever, and employing 60% less people, and paying half of them fractions of
real salaries, WHY ARENT THESE PRODUCTS RIDICULOUSLY CHEAP. And I'm not counting Chinese plastics and silicon... Frankly we could do with less of
that and have a little pride of ownership with some more boutique goods that are appreciated more... The cost of a cheap small car is a year's worth
of minimum wage, the same if not more when compared to when vehicles were first being produced! What if Joe the Mechanic could build a midsize
vehicle with NONE of the bells and whistles with 3 employees and a modest warehouse space for 6K? But it would be "unsafe" or something right? Surely
there's an encyclopedia of laws, codes, taxes, and regulations preventing Joe from even building 1...I dunno I suppose motorcycles can be had for that
price, but either way how about WE LET THE MARKET DECIDE..
Fu#$ the red tape and regulations and fees and insurance and bookkeeping and taxes and restrictions and codes and inspections and BS FOR THE LITTLE
If Trump can put manufacturing in people's Garages, we win.