A new report by an advocacy group, Good Jobs Nation, has revealed that more than 133,000 Americans have been sacked since President Donald Trump took office 18 months ago.
The study which alleged that the Trump administration has awarded more than $50 billion in new federal contracts to companies that continue to shutter U.S. factories as they seek cheaper labour abroad, also revealed that Trump administration has actually been encouraging companies to ship jobs abroad and they are doing so in record numbers.
Some of the Federal contractors who made the list of offshoring jobs at the fastest rate since the Great Recession, include arrier’s parent company United Technologies, General Motors, Honeywell and Siemens.
It was further gathered that though President Donald Trump is campaigning in battleground states with a new slogan: “Promises Made, Promises Kept” ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, however the annual offshoring by taxpayer-funded corporations under Trump is on track to be three times greater than under the Obama and Bush administrations, the report said.
The Wall Street Journal on the other hand, alleged that Trump won the White House by selling himself to voters like Elliott and vowing to deliver “more jobs and better wages” by bringing jobs back to the U.S. Trump’s pro-worker message helped him score upset victories in Democratic strongholds that have been hard-hit by outsourcing and the disappearance of good union jobs.
Overall, more than 133,000 Americans have received pink slips since US President took office. President Trump has the power to stop giving taxpayer dollars to companies that outsource jobs. However, even though he’s signed more than 100 executive orders and memoranda, he has yet to sign a single one that delivers on his promise to “create more jobs” by stopping offshoring.
According to a Pew Research Panel survey of validated voters taken three times in 2016 and again in 2018, 62 percent of Trump voters still felt very warm views toward him. At the same time, there are a significant number of voters who hold a negative view of the president, and that number has grown since his election.