As you have probably heard, Donald Trump wants to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, effectively separating Mexico from the United States. Like all misguided rhetoric, it makes no sense. Forget the preposterous notion of Mexico paying for the wall. Forget the logistics of building Trump’s wall. For US citizens it comes down to their pocket books. So let’s focus on some inconvenient facts today that will affect every US citizen’s pocket book that would vote for Donald Trump plus the pocket books of those that know better.
Look at the following graph depicting US exports to Mexico. US exports are products made in the United States and purchased by Mexicans. In its simplest terms, every dollar sent back from Mexico to the US eventually ends up in a US pocket book.
Now, let’s put some context to those numbers.
The top three trading partners with the United States in 2015 was China, Canada and Mexico. China accounted for 16% of the trade. Canada was second at 15.4% and Mexico came in third at 14.2%. The next country is Japan, that came in at 5.2%.
What Donald Trump is proposing to do is stop 14% of its trade with the rest of the world. That is, leave the US citizens that directly benefit from the 14% of Mexican trade without a job. Is that really what the US needs today, large layoffs?
To make it crystal clear, Donald Trump wants to destroy the jobs of many US families just to get elected into office.
Every dollar the United States exports to Mexico is a dollar that is spent on a US worker. So if you don’t like the dollars in your pocket then by all means vote for Donald Trump. However, if common sense is something you have, then show these numbers, that represent US jobs to the misguided Donald Trump supporters and make them understand that they are only voting their prosperity away by electing Donald Trump.
It is a simple as that.
Donald Trump wants to kill US jobs and put families on welfare.