Let's look at a couple of issues including the North American Free Trade Agreement from the 1990s and now the Trans-Pacific Partnership, both of which he has vigorously supported. Ever since Ross Perot as a third party candidate suggested that NAFTA would be that giant "sucking sound" he has been proved correct. Manufacturing has paid a huge price with plants being shuttered routinely and their production moved overseas. Open borders have also allowed illegals to swarm into America and take many of the remaining less skilled jobs that are left behind. And even in the high tech industry areas, such as Silicon Valley and other advanced sites, ramped up H1B technical job visa quotas have been used to turn out American workers and replace them with cheap, lower qualified candidates who will work for much less than citizens. And while this might be a boon for the large corporate treasuries, it is tearing America apart. The fact is that any increase in jobs that we show are generally low paying, part time and without benefits, meaning that wage earners now often work multiple jobs in an attempt to stay solvent yet still earn less take home pay than they did before.
You can see from the chart that Ohio has had a serious problem in this area, with median wages dropping even higher than the national average while Kasich boasts of his success. And Kasich supported NAFTA and has supported the current TPP, the latter designed by Obama with little in it for America if you read the fine print. Kasich has even supported increased immigration carte blanche and was "conned" by Obama into accepting his Obamacare medicaid dollars despite the program being placed totally on the back of Ohio taxpayers within three years. There goes the surplus, Governor.
We are becoming a land of "burger flippers", retail sales associates and hospitality desk jockeys and custodial staff employment for citizens while we open the flood gate for technical foreign workers despite a glut of home grown talent and it certainly isn't limited to Ohio. And the lower skilled also coming across
Even in my home state of Florida, Governor Scott touts wonderful growth yet most of it has bypassed existing citizens at the same time that the state lowers standards regarding pristine beach waters and the Floridan aquifer, the lifeblood source of water for citizens. Multiple part time jobs have become the order of the day for the common many, with the Governor touting their statistics as real high quality job growth. Meanwhile technical citizen Disney employees here have been forced to train their lower paid foreign replacements under threat of not receiving a severance package otherwise. And nary a word from the Governor while not just in Florida but nationwide, we pull out precious mineral resources and ship them overseas while our trade in return is usually cheap junk items, dealing with nations who have spoken loudly and often of their disdain for America.
In addition to Kasich's support for TPP, Republican Presidential candidates Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz have supported TPP although with further review Cruz dropped his support after the fact. But they have all supported huge increases in H1B visa quotas despite the lack of need for these people. And it's all about the money they can draw from large corporate donors who want more and more while turning the average Joes of American citizens into the impoverished. It's a Chamber of Commerce supported effort and it will also be detrimental to the small business community, the lifeblood of job creation as they will find it impossible to compete, a vicious situation indeed.
The only one who has indicated opposition of the currently active Republican candidates to all of this has been Donald Trump with his call for a wall, cleanup of the corrupt visa system, and putting Americans first. And while Trump has some issues in his past that make many skeptical, remember that he operated his businesses under the law allowances granted at the time and he has pledged as the only self-funded candidate to close those loopholes. At a time when America is sinking even faster, I'm going to take him at his word for I question the strength of others to do what is needed. I think Trump will prove good for it but to each his own. We all must make our own decisions, but I'll close with this, the only other candidate than Trump that will carefully look at the American dream from the perspective of the little guy is Cruz, for I think he at least gets it. The others don't, they just spout pomposity.
I will support Trump or Cruz, but my bet is on Trump for I want to see America come back, not through the use of statistical gimmicks but in results that can be seen around us every day. What say you?