We shouldn't import anything .
Not if we can make it here.
The things that we can make but don't, we should resume making here.
This obscenely rich country shouldn't have 50,000 homeless in NYC tonight. In 2018 that should be
5,000. And 45,000 people should be making replacements for the Toyotas we won't be buying.
That is the only way we can make America a country that is great for the working class. We can't Globalize our way to full employment. We have to import- replace our way there.
We will never re distribute wealth. Because we don't want to. Some countries do. We don't. Those 45,000 newly re-employed New Yorkers will have wealth distributed (not re) to them in their paychecks. And the money we save by not having to care for them and the government revenues that they will generate can be used in ways that don't just create employment in 2019 but keep on doing it. Maybe infrastructure. Maybe lower taxes on job creators so they are motivated to create more jobs.
Or we could hope for the goose to lay a golden egg. Could happen.I wouldn't hold my breath.
Won't automation put those rehoused homeless out of work again? Sure . That's why we need the job creators to create jobs,
I'm not going to include the ever popular denunciation of the President. If he happens to be saying the same things as me just maybe it's true anyway. If you're into hating there are plenty of other things to hate him for. Not when he says that Americans ought to be making the things that other Americans want to buy.