GM is eliminating 14,000 jobs in Ohio, Detroit and elsewhere in the United States.
What should Trump do?
Words won’t cut it.
Nor will worrying about the legal ramifications if action is taken.
We don’t need if.
If Trump had guts, he would immediately suspend all sales of GM cars, trucks and parts in the United States.
If he had guts, he would stand in front of the dealerships himself brandishing a weapon.
If he had guts, he would immediately place under house arrest all GM executives and board members.
If he had guts, he would confiscate their wealth to be placed in the public trust.
If he had guts, he would break the back of General Motors on the basis of national security.
But this would take guts, something in short supply in both Washington and Trump.
The gall and nerve of General Motors to eliminate jobs in the United States is staggering given the bailouts that this giant corporate baby received only ten years ago.
For your information these bailouts weren’t exactly a winner for us,
This company is begging for a spanking.
And Trump should deliver it.
If that is not forthcoming, then the people themselves should boycott General Motors.
An adequate slogan might be: “You don’t make here, you don’t sell here.”
It sounds reasonable to me.
This is the only way to take down these global titans.
The leaders of these international corporations have become unhinged from the people they are supposed to serve.
They don’t give two flips about the people.
Hence, the people should reciprocate.
Trump, the candidate who said, “I will be your voice,” should reciprocate.
It’s time to man up, Mr. President.