The Rust-Belt Resurrected



Trump gets stand-up kudos for kicking the economy in the Henie and getting  results. One’s mind is boggled with the lighting speed of the deregulation and tax relief in POTUS first year in the oval office! Such activity, (life) is unusual  Such political tachycardia is a little unnerving when congress usually creeps along at the lightening speed of a glacier! They keep stethascopes in the congressional cloak room! …….(humor)


The authors personal experience testifies to the fact that wages have been paralyzed for at least 3 decades….. well the wages are on their way up again as per the robust economy born of Pres. Trumps financial action in his first few months in office.



A surge in manufacturing after a 49 year decline brings to mind world war two. America came from a non-military pre-war condition, and had most of its pacific navy sunk at the bottom of Pearl harbor.  We put our women to work in the armament, steel and technical positions commonly held by men so the men could ship out to both a war with  Japan, Germany and in a Cameo appearance of the Italians, (always a good army to follow when on is looking for weapons fired only once or twice and dropped only once.  Everything from newspapers to rubber tires were rationed,  (victory gardens) were popping up in every spare foot of planting space.

Within a few months we had rebuilt our Pacific navy, and engaged in massive war in two theaters of conflict.

Their tanks were better than ours. It would take an average of four of our tanks to one of theirs to get a kill.  When queried, German tankers said, “When we destroyed one of your tanks three or four more would soon appear.”  Put simply, we fought a war on two fronts on opposite sides of the planet and out manufactured our enemies.I have worked in pipe fabrication of rather complicated power plants, usually we fabricate what we are sent. WE made the steel. We literally out-manufactured our enemies. We, with the assist of the other democracies of the free world, won the war.

We won, in part, because we made our own steel,  hewn from raw iron ore from our own mines to fabricate tanks and guns, we out produced all others. Through a series of bad trade agreements, and overly rambunctious environmental regulation we have shuttered most of our steel mills and now, the generations of steel milling craftsmen are dead and gone. We could not, I believe, pull of the same hat-trick now as we did back in ’42. What do we do?

Thank you President Trump. I had doubts, but I didn’t waste my vote.





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