Re: Oh. My. God.
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2016, 11:44:11 AM »
20 years ago it wasn't difficult for a 18 year old kid to get a job in a factory, a mine, or construction site. These type of jobs typically paid anywhere from $15-50 an hour, now a days jobs like these are virtually non existent in many states. Especially without some sort of connection.
Whats to blame for the loss of opportunists for recent high school grads who are unable or unwilling to go to college? Everyone can pin it on one thing or another but the fact remains most politicians in Washington have more or less ignored the growing problem.
Is it really that difficult to see a uprising like what was seen last night?
Oh, it was very easy to see coming, except that Trump was so offensively bad that it seemed impossible. But Hillary was the worst person possible to run against Trump. Trump was an outsider saying Washington doesn't work for the common people, and she's an insider who enriched herself making hundreds of thousands speaking at Wall Street and other corporations. She was basically the embodiment of all the things voters were fed up about. To top it off her husband passed NAFTA, and she was on the record supporting the TPP. Her denials were not credible. And then you turn and look at two of the
key states in Hillary's loss, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. States that, along with Ohio, were more than enough to swing this election. Obama won PA by 5 and MI by 10. Democrats shouldn't be losing those states, but those are states that were gutted by factories closing. People want jobs and here's Trump ranting against the free trade deals, so yeah. You can see why it happened, it's just hard to believe it when her opponent is talking about sexually assaulting women and is unable to answer basic questions.