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Toyota explains the Trump Administration: How damaging the tariffs are on the Auto Industry!

Just as the letter is leaked from Stephen Ciccone, Group Vice President of Government Affairs within the Toyota Motor North America INC, who had written this leaked letter to the Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Who has defended the tariffs on steel and aluminum, which has been on the European Union and NAFTA trading partners.

The reason why this letter is interesting, is because what he reveals, that the Government and Trump Administration will not reveal. The cost of the tariffs will be in jobs in the United States and also for the consumers. The most popular car produced by Toyota, the Toyota Camry with 30 % Foreign Parts, will be costing $ 1,800 more. The company has translated the cost, if the companies put the cost and compensation on the consumers. It would be 25%, an estimated loss of sales because of it could be up 2 million units or 10 % annually. If these numbers are true, than the Trump Administration are not only destroying imports, but local production and car-sales in general. That all because of the tariffs on these set-fixated goods, which is used to produce cars.

Therefore, these tariffs made are directly as the Toyota Company in the United States through the whole chain from factory to the consumer are around 470,000 people hired through the chain. While the manufacturing piece alone is 137,000 in 10 factories (soon 11). They are in Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi, Texas, California, Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan and West Virginia. So it is not like this is just hitting the favorable blue-states, which the Republicans hate. This would hit in the middle of the rust-belts and heartland f the Trump Voter.

Toyota Motor has really put themselves strategically in the United States, as well as put themselves in the midst of ironic territory. As they are in the areas where the President got the most support and also has the strongest loyalty, even as they are not serving the principals of the trade. The cost will be taken by the same people who voted him in and the added cost will be on the voters themselves. Either in lose of jobs in manufacturing, if not in lack of sales as people cannot afford to buy as many cars as they could before. That is not weird as the wages in the United States has been stagnant for so long. Therefore, the rise of prices combined with lack of surging wages, they cannot manage to afford the luxury of new cars, even used ones.

Just imagine the sudden rise of 25% on each imported car and also close to 2 Grands more expensive Camry. That will be costly for plenty of people. That is not mere cents on the can of beans as Wilbur Ross did on TV after the tariffs was made public. This here is much more costly and actually affect as many as 470,000 people in the United States. That is only in Toyota, what about the all American General Motors or FORD? Who knows how they will be hurt or how much added cost this will have on the consumer? Even how many people in their production chain from manufacturing to the consumer will be hurt by these efforts made by the state?

If Toyota is sending this warning and show the real affects on the economy by doing so. In just one company, what will it do to the whole industry and also the possible outcome of the provisions made by the tariff. That should be striking, but wisdom is rare in this administration. They are not concern with other, than their own pride and deluded acts of ignorance. This is destroying industry, not creating or salvaging anything.

Toyota is sending a signal to the Trump Administration, but will they care? No they won’t, unless they are Russian Oligarchs or Putin’s henchmen in the US. Peace.

Opinion: Why I don’t care about the VP pick in this US Presidential Election!

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Let me be blunt, let me be clear I don’t really care about who Democratic Presumptive Nominee Hillary R. Clinton picks as her running mate, as the race was establishment and Wall Street money versus a real-contender with some ethical and positive stances in Bernie Sanders. Let me clear, I don’t care about the vetting process for the Republic Presumptive Nominee Donald J. Trump. Donald Trump is arrogant narcissist who hates everything he doesn’t understand and is racist, even if his campaign team isn’t meant to be interpreted that way or the policy on the Muslim foreign ban isn’t in stone, the picture of a xenophobic wall-building charlatan, is something the Republic nominee is and acts like. Therefore whoever he picks have to stand by these principals, have to support and trade the water that Trump carries and keep up with the inaccurate statements blurring like a bad radio signal.

If Hillary Clinton picks Elisabeth Warren, it will be a double woman ticket and some-what a progressive that even The Young Turks (TYT) admire a little bit, but if she has the character to sustain the cash-strapped Democratic National Party and their function built around Clinton money, is surely questionable, if she would pick somebody else, what would it matter? Who really rallied behind Obama, because of Joe Biden? Really did anybody do that? Did any cold-blooded American in 2008 run behind and vote Obama, Barrack Hussain Obama becomes of the calm and tidy Honorable Joe Biden?

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Let, me take the other main candidate Donald Trump, the man who is vetting actual candidates from the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who been used a bad substitute after he dropped from the Presidential race earlier in the Election Road Map, he has run the state of New Jersey, but his controversial style and charisma might be what Trump needs, but he does speak a lot for himself and hug the spotlight; something that a self-centered son-of-bitch doesn’t want to see. Mike Pence is some kind of a Indiana Governor and former lawyer, he is the likely man behind him. The man who promised a better Indiana and wanted for re-election as Governor in 2016; that will not happen if the goes behind Trump, than he has to trade his ethics for a possible VP choice. Another wild-card of a man is the former New Hampshire Senator Scott Brown, who in June asked Elizabeth Warren to be DNA tested for her native-Indian heritage, he sounds like the perfect running mate, as he runs in the same “moderate” circles of Trump and believes in the same kind of non-sense. As he want to be a political gamble and likely running mate, as they both have crazy sides and doesn’t have issues with bending public opinion or reality in their quest for power.

The Reason why I write this, is that the VP is a safe-bet from the Presidential Nominee, to either gain respectable position, clear the air in a fragmented Senate or Congress, while also tender to the public the Nominee doesn’t have grounds in, therefore if Hillary want’s to gain the excited, strangely unknown youths who got energized by the Sanders campaign; she should pick somebody who ignites these ones and not fear the Republican and Conservative votes. While the Trump who has battled and battled all kind of stereotypical political landscape with more rants than angry football coaches after a losing match. The Trump can either choose a man of character, a man of honor and a man who actually tender the public in another way then himself. But, he wouldn’t because that would make him look bad, that would be like a sequel actual being better than the original; that is a unlike scenario; this with the context of somebody of a man who has upset the whole staged republican party and has abolished many of the established candidates, together with stopping the funding of Presidential Nominee from the Koch brothers, as even companies are not funding the RNC convention in Cleveland this year, as it is supposed to start the Presidential Campaign for the Nominee of the Party.

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So the questions seems to be a bit far fetch, nobody can do a worse pick that John McCain did in 2008 and picked Sarah Palin, the talking wonder from Alaska, who proves that some persons on this blue-earth does need drugs to talk out of whack. She is the epitome of bad pick. It was a wild-card and even if he tried the Woman for VP, it didn’t strike anything against the force of Barrack Obama as he proved the campaign of “Change” after long years of George W. Bush. Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan, the Koch infused Politician and the youthful character… Not that people remember that in 2012, that he did chose him as the man behind his back, as he later became the Speaker of the House in 2015. The savviness of Romney came to weakness of his character and still “Hope” from Obama. Therefore even with a wise choice and clear political aspiration of Ryan, didn’t help Romney a smidge.

That is why we shouldn’t focus much on the VP, the Vice-President is the hand-man and the saving grace for the President, the Head of State’s water carrier, if he was a Hip Hop Artist he would be his Spliff-man. Not that the man, is famous for doing much, just not let the President be caught or act a fool. Therefore the Spliff-man get caught with the spliff(weed) and serve time, while the artist continues to tour; as the money and service rendered will be repaid in full when his time behind is over. The same is with a VP, they can either step down or run themselves as a hopeful candidates. Biden could have run if he wanted, though gone against O’Malley, Sanders and Clinton. Though his name rings and synonymous with Obama, he still might have carried his own. The time will tell if he would have been a better Presidential Nominee than Clinton for the Democratic Party.

What is surely true, how much does the VP question really matters? They are practically spliff-men for the President and not the man in charge, unless the Chief is on a Foreign Trip or other unexpected is happening to the Executive. Peace.

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