While the mainstream media was arguing about Trump’s tweets, and his weight, and his swearing, something important happened. Something I didn’t think could or would ever happen.
Apple, the largest company in the world, decided it was going to move the cash it had squirrelled away overseas, to get artificially low tax rates, back to America. And pay a $38 billion “repatriation” tax for the privilege of doing so.
All because Donald Trump cut taxes, on both individuals and companies...
Apple said it would invest $30 billion in capital spending in the U.S. over five years that would create more than 20,000 jobs. (...) It also will expand from $1 billion to $5 billion a fund it established last year for investing in advanced manufacturing in the U.S. (...)
All told, Apple said it would directly contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years.
And it's only January.
And the tax cuts have only just kicked in.
No need for showy minimum wage hikes like Rachel Notley and Kathleen Wynne are doing. The American job market is the best in a generation. Unemployment for black Americans, for Hispanic Americans, is the lowest ever recorded.
We should be the best-positioned people in the world to benefit from Trump:
We have a free trade deal with him; we have access to their market; we’re culturally a fit, we’re friends, we have a lot of oil and gas, we should be winners.
Instead, we’ve decided we’re going to be the anti-Trump country.
I am deeply afraid, sad actually, that this will be a national disaster...
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