Contact: Philip Shulman, [email protected]
(MADISON, WI) — From an aluminum factory in Manitowoc, to local labor in Kaukauna, to a ginseng farmer in Edgar, small business owners, workers, farmers, and local economies alike are being crushed by Trump’s erratic trade war with China.
It is clear that even if the trade war war were to end tomorrow, Trump has created a ripple effect with his asinine trade policies that will not stop spreading for a long time. This comes after promising he’d bring back manufacturing jobs; Wisconsin lost over 5,200 factory jobs over the past year, the second most of any state. This comes after promising wages would rise; wages have been stagnant while analysts find his trade war could cost the average family up to $1,000 a year. And this comes after promising farmers he’d have their backs; on average three farms are closing a day.
Trump has broken promise after promise after promise to Wisconsinites, and they can’t afford another four years of his broken promises.