45 has made a lot of promises to #MAGA. One big component of his rhetoric: bringing jobs to Americans. There's been a lot of talk, and some sort of odd actions (skinny budget, wanting to invest in outdated energy, credit-claiming for jobs that were already in the works or simply don't exist).
News agencies and fact checkers have been busy with many of 45's comments. The fun thing about 45's job creation comments is that there's usually real quantifiable data to hold against these claims. For example:
"Just today, breaking news, General Motors announced that they're adding or keeping 900 jobs right here in Michigan and that's going to be over the next 12 months." - 45 According to NBC, the GM announcement should actually read like this:
But GM announced that it will lay off 1,100 workers in Michigan when the company ends a factory's third shift in May. That means a loss of 200 jobs for the company even after the 900 jobs are either created or recovered. Here's how Trump's Michigan announcement breaks down, according to GM:
- 220 of the jobs are new
- Included in the 900 jobs saved number are 680 workers who will be laid off from Lansing, then eventually hired back
- Within the 680 number: 180 of those laid off in Lansing will be re-hired 60 miles away in Flint, Michigan sometime this year (no exact timeline is set). Another 500 of those laid off in Lansing will be hired back sometime in "early 2018," said GM spokesman Tom Wickham
Micro-business Caucus: Support Etsy in asking Congresspersons to join the new Microbusiness caucus. Text "RESIST" to 50409 and the free ResistBot will generate and send a fax to your members of congress on whatever topics you'd like.
Support Coal Miners not their industry. 45 Promised to bring back jobs for a flourishing economy in Coal. However, he has broken that promise according to the Roanoke Times. Many in West Virginia believed 45 would restore the local economy, but his approach to easing regulations doesn't achieve that--in fact, it puts many of these people at greater risk. Contact your Congresspersons and urge them to support economic development funding in coal country so miners and their families can have good job opportunities. Text "RESIST" to 50409 and the free ResistBot and fax Congress.
Oppose the "skinny budget:" Much of what 45 proposes in his "skinny budget" would prompt job loses in a variety of fields for both skilled and "unskilled" labor. This includes jobs within government agencies, but also many jobs programs. Review a "boat load" of ways to oppose the skinny budget here.