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President visits Wisconsin!
It’s not unusual that a sitting President makes campaign stops in many states during the election season. We have watched over the years when a president travels throughout the nation campaigning. That is what Kennedy was doing in Dallas, Texas in 1963.
President Trump visited the Wisconsin cities of Green Bay and Marinette last Thursday and at Marinette he praised workers at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine factory in Marinette. That company has received a navy contract to build a new class of navy ship. The contract could offer the company over $5.5 billion dollars to build ten of these new ships. The new ships are 496 feet long, 65 feet wide and carry a crew of 200.
Trump indicated that the company would need an increase in work force by 1,000 new workers, plus many more new jobs for other companies that will be supplying parts for the new ships.
As I looked over their agenda early last week, I wondered why our Wisconsin Governor Evers was not there praising the company for their efforts in securing this big contract and building these vessels in Wisconsin.
I received two emails early Thursday morning about the presidential visit. One was from the mayor of Marinette. The other was from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson, Philip Shulman.
Marinette Mayor, Steve Genisot made these comments on the presidents visit:
“The City of Marinette is honored to welcome President Trump, the first president to ever visit Marinette. We appreciate the President’s support of the recently awarded $5 billion Navy shipbuilding contractor to Marinette Marine. Our community will continue to see significant growth of up to 1,000 new manufacturing jobs, which will also impact hundreds of suppliers throughout Wisconsin. We see years of growth as a direct result.
“Again, I thank President Trump for his support in bringing good paying jobs to Wisconsin and years of growth to our community.”
Now there was a chance for both parties, (Democratic and Republican) to come together, but the Democratic Party could not find any enthusiasm with the announcement of a 1,000 new jobs in the state and issued this statement:
“Today is nothing more than an election year photo-op for Donald Trump, whose failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic has risen Wisconsin’s unemployment to 12 percent. Trump didn’t care about the Badger state until he remembered his name will be on the ballot, as his chaotic trade wars and tax scams bill cost us 818 dairy farms and thousands of manufacturing jobs in 2019 alone.
What’s more, Trump is continuing his crusade to repeal the ACA (Affordable Care Act). This would strip millions of Wisconsinites of their health insurance. This is nothing more than a cheap ploy that Wisconsinites will see through as they plan to vote for Joe Biden come November.” End of quote.
Let’s see if I can remember back a few months about what Biden said when Trump issued that travel ban restricting entry from China. Biden said, “It’s hysterical, xenophobia and fear-mongering.” It took Biden several months before he said he supported Trump’s travel ban.
And, as for the ACA, we all know that it was not a low price fix for our health insurance. The last figures that I saw noted that only ten percent of the population took advantage of ACA. The rest of us either lost what we had for health care coverage or saw the price increase.
And as for the 12 percent employment, and now blaming the president for the Virus which cause the rate to skyrocket to over 20 percent, the 12 percent does not look that bad and with these new jobs, and people returning to work as the president opens up our nation, the unemployment rate should drop back to a low single digit in short order.
As for Joe Biden, I think he has some mental problems with the number of slips he has made recently. Last Thursday he said, “The Virus has taken 120 million lives in the United States.” Joe, that’s one-third of our entire population, but the figure is around 120,000, which is too many, so let’s be safe and keep separated.
“Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.” – General of the Army, Omar Bradley.
Thanks for reading! ~Carlton