Sometimes people get so used to doing something in one way that they forget that life did exist before the current way existed, in most cases. When someone loses their cell phone service while enjoying the perks of Google Maps on the road, for instance, there is a more than even chance that the person driving will have no idea what to do. It is as if the maps of the past were never written and as if the world never knew travel from taxis, semi’s, or jitneys before Al Gore invented the cell phone just like he did the internet. (That was a joke, snowflakes)
Well, now let us pretend that Google Maps was costing that driver $100 a month that they did not know that they were being charged because it was hidden. Would not all but the most wealthy of drivers be outraged and want a change? Soon Google, in this fake “what if” scenario, would have to meet with the people who once used their services and find a fair way for things to move forward before some other app programmer beat them to it. This analogy is really close to what is going on with president Donald Trump as he meets with Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.
The concern is that NAFTA benefits Canada quite a bit while it racks up a good deal of harm for America. NAFTA is the reason that outsourcing has taken the economy of America and obliterated it, knocking it far from its former glory and leading to a Trump mandate to get the U.S. OUT of the failed trade deal. Trudeau is for open borders to refugees and Trump is against the idea due to the terror that such an idea brings, as well. Still, refugees were likely not the topic of the day.
“We’ll be doing certain things that are going to benefit both of our countries. It’s a much less severe situation than what’s taking place on the southern border,” is what the U.S. president promised Canada, something that must have caused such a sigh of relief from Trudeau that the hockey ice melted for kilometers. He can not be blamed since 75% of what Canada exports comes to the United States and 98% of its energy comes with it. However, if Trudeau is expecting Trump to keep that number at 98% then the Canadian Prime Minister may want to read the most recent science that proves that man is NOT warming planet – therefore America is no longer to likely pay taxes on the global warming lie from them.
Donald Trump is a business man and he cares about the United States with an honesty that is very rare to behold. For this reason, it is unlikely that a deal maker like the president is going to do anything to hurt the $450 BILLION dollars that comes to America as Canada’s biggest market. Also, Canada is not Somalia, they can produce and meet their own needs without begging America to hold it’s hand, a fact that is often forgotten by those who are looking for reasons to detest Trump for every action that he takes.
The Keystone Pipeline has proven to be a huge win for Trudeau already because Trump has come out in favor of the idea that was sinking for Canada before Trump’s rise and election. Trump is just looking to see that the United States gets a fair amount of benefit from the deal. This last part was a point that most of the presidents in the past have not taken enough notice of and the fact that America wants to be treated fairly is what terrifies Canada the most, as it does Mexico to a much larger degree.
Ivanka Trump was also at the meeting and her role was to “recruit participants and set the agenda,” according to the Associated Press. Trump praised the work that she did saying, “In order to create economic growth and lots of very good, well-paying jobs, we must ensure that our economy is a place where women can work and thrive, and I think that’s happening in the United States much more so. And Ivanka is very much involved in this. And I appreciate you being involved in it.”
Canada has also suggested the idea of a task force to look into ways that will see both nations being happy with whatever trade deal is reached to replace the nightmare that has been NAFTA for America. The world did just fine before NAFTA in terms of U.S. trade. Before NAFTA, Regan established trade with the Soviet Union, peace was reached within many of the Asian nations, and even the English and Irish stopped blowing themselves up….all before NAFTA was even an ink stain on Bill Clinton’s desk. There is no reason that Donald Trump can not find such motivations to reach a deal that is better than any of those today in 2017 that does not see American jobs leaving the nations to countries that pray each night to see America fall.
If free trade is going to be happening, then it needs to be both free and fair. “Free” has come to mean that other nations are “free” to take anything from America, that America gives out “free” money, and that we call the awful deal “trade.” Calling a pile of Texas cow fertilizer a silk hat is not going to do anything but lower the demand for silk hats, and the voters of America have banded together and elected a man that knows the difference. America will joyfully trade with those mean us well but it will no longer happen at the expense of the average American. Sorry Trudeau, but those days are over the falls in a barrel.
Trump has just returned from a trip to Japan where the true meaning of working out trade with that nation was eclipsed by the mad cheese eater, Kim Jung Un of North Korea. Tinhorn dictators notwithstanding, Trump is believed to have made some serious headway in regards to how trade is going to work with allies and it is going much better than the Democrats said that it would. We do know that the days of America being on the south of end of a northbound horse are over and for that, Canada will just have to get used to the idea.