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What a Trade War with China Would Mean

Kevin Felts political commentator

What would a trade war with China mean? It would mean the collapse of the Chinese economy.

It has been proven historically, time and time again, Communist do not innovate. Neither do slaves innovate.

Where does innovation come from? Free people and mainly from a capitalist economy.

Why don’t Communist innovate? Because their inventions belong to the government. As a result, there is no financial incentive for people living under a communist, or oppressive, regime to innovate. As a result, China is totally dependent upon what the people of the United States create.

What would happen if U.S. based companies were forced to move their factories back to the U.S.? The economy of China would collapse. Unemployment would skyrocket, and there would be wide-spread civil unrest.

Civil Unrest

Democrats: Repetition and Simplicity Over Substance

Kevin Felts, blogger and political commentator

Have you ever wondered why modern pop music is so terrible? The lyrics are rather bland, and the lyrics are repeated over and over. This makes the song easy to remember. Just say the same lines over and over and it makes the song easy for people to follow. The end result is repetition and simplicity over substance.

This it the same trick Democrats use to cover up their failed political agenda. Give the people a simple answer, then repeat the answer over and over until people believe it.

Rather than facing their failures, being honest, talking about why Hillary lost the 2016 election, Democrats play the blame game.

The game Democrats play is to blame Russia for Hillary losing the election. Blaming the Russians is simple. It gives the public an enemy to point at and blame. The repetition reminds people that Russia is to blame for Hillary losing the election.

The goal is to give people a believable excuse. Hillary did not lose because Democrats are the party of hate. Hillary lost because Russia hacked the elections.

Let’s be honest, the stances Hillary took on certain topics cost her the election.

Historical Blame Game

China Reacts to Trump’s State of the Union

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Make do doubt about it, China is not our friend. As much as we would like to think China and the USA are buddies, we have drastically different ideology on simple stuff, like human rights, gun rights, voting, freedom of speech, freedom of religion… etc.

During the State of the Union address, President Trump made it clear our government will protect our workers, our economy and our intellectual property rights. Those comments seems to have upset the Chinese government.

China has positioned itself so it is the face of global economic domination. It is the worlds largest trading partner, however, without innovation from the USA China has little to market.

The only thing that has allowed China to become the worlds largest trading partner is its access to cheap labor. When trading partners demand balanced and fair trade, the “cheap labor” business model is no longer effective.

Cutting Out Middle Man For Prepping Supplies

Pocket Compass

One nice thing about Ebay and international shipping, it lets you cut out the middle man. Rather than going to a store, or even ordering from Amazon, get on Ebay and go straight to the source.

Believe it or not, there was once a time when the internet did not exist. If you wanted something, you either went to a store and bought it, or you ordered it our of a magazine.

In the stores there are these displays where paper magazines are sold. Yes, I know it is difficult to believe, but people use to read stuff printed on paper.

Turned 50 Years Old

Working on the bar-b-q pit

I recently turned 50 years old, and life has not turned out like what I had expected. When I graduated high school and went to work, I believed that if someone worked hard, and was a dedicated employee, the employer would treat you well. That was all a lie. Pretty much everything I was taught in school had been a lie. The only thing that was not a lie, was going to college.

In 1986 when I graduated high school, shipyards along the gulf coast had collapsed due to switching to OPEC for our oil production. I thought a young man could leave high school, apply himself, and everything would be ok. It was a fantasy that was no longer realistic.

1994 was when I decided to go to college. I was working at a welding shop in Southwest Louisiana that did not provide any real benefits. There was no vacation time, just a few paid holidays, no 401k, and no health insurance for my family. Something had to change. I had been working in various welding shops for eight years, and knew they were a dead end. So I went to Lamar College and talked to them.

Dear Democrats You’re Welcome

Kevin Felts, blogger and political commentator

For everyone who was worried about how Donald Trump was going to do as president, and for everyone who voted for Hillary, you’re welcome. You are welcome because the fly-over states did not believe Hillary.

We voted for someone who would fulfill Obama’s failed promises of hope and change.

Why didn’t we vote for Hillary? Because we saw through her lies. Let’s take equal pay for women as an example. Hillary promised, when she is elected president, women would make as much as men. Well, we already have the equal pay act of 1963. So what was Hillary going to do, pass a law to enforce a law?

During the 2016 elections, Democrats were playing their age old agenda of tell a lie until people believe it.

Democrats, You’re Welcome For:

What Trump Means To Preppers

Kevin Felts blogger and political commentator

What does the election of Donald Trump mean to preppers? It means there is a lot of good stuff in the future.

End free trade and bring our jobs back from China.

Let China know we will no longer bow to them.

Restore relations with Russia.

Restore good relations with Britain. President obama made some disparaging comments after Britain left the EU.

Bomb ISIS back to the stone age. Even if you feel ISIS is no threat to the United States, they are a threat to stability in the middle east and they are a human rights issue.

ISIS is killing innocent civilians. Their actions have caused hundreds of thousands to flee the middle east. Destroy ISIS so families can return to their homes.

Stances That Cost Hillary Clinton The 2016 Election

Kevin Felts political commentator

While liberals continue to ask why did Hillary Clinton lose the election, the answer lies within her stance on certain issues. What Hillary told the people and want she said to Wall Street were two different things. Rather than addressing the issues, Hillary played on the fears and emotions of minorities.

President Obama promised a lot of stuff. Very little of what he promised came to fruition. States who expanded Medicaid under Obamacare are running out of money, as was be expected. Companies still have offshore tax havens.

Instead of working with congress to close to tax havens, president Obama sat on his hands. That tax money could of been used to send young adults from under privileged families to college.

The People Want a President Who:

Millennials Have to Support Trump For Their Financial Future

It is critical millennials support President Donald Trump. Ending free trade will be the only way they will have a real financial future. Free trade with China and other low wage nations has decimated the middle class here in the United States. Millennials do not realize their financial future depends on ending free trade.

While browsing YouTube I came across a video of two young men arguing back and forth about Trump.

One young man asked how is trump going to make America great again.

It was at that point I realized he had slept through American history classes in school. There was once a time when the United States was the manufacturing hub of the world. We produced all kinds of stuff.

Then came along free trade.

Those young men did not know that there was a time when a young man could go into the workforce and afford to buy a home. buy a car and have a family.

Millennials voting against Donald Trump are voting against their own financial future.

Financial Future

Democrat Party Socialist Agenda Is In Death Throes

Kevin Felts political commentator

The socialist democrat party is in its death throes. Voters are starting to wake up, they realize the end goal of the democrat party agenda is communism

Republicans, the party that was “supposed” to fade away into history now controls two branches of government. Democratic party leaders are in their 70s, which are Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders.

In two years something like 25 senate seats will be up for election. This gives the GOP 2 years to turn the economy and the nation around. If they do, democrats will lose even more seats in the senate.

The fear mongering, corporate loving, free trade loving, open immigration democrat party better get its act together before the final nails are driven in the coffin 2 years from now.

The silent majority sees democrats for what they are, and we do not like it.

Free Trade

Free trade has devastated our economy ever since Nixon opened trade with China.

Race Had Nothing To Do With Trump Winning

The race baiters are at it again. This time they are callign the election of Donald Trump a, “Whitelash.” As in whites are lashing out at the United States having a black president.

Honest truth, the middle class is tired of business as usual. We are tired of out jobs being sent to China. China surpassed the United States as the worlds largest trading partner.

Donald Trump won the election based on President Obamas failed policies and the fear mongering done by Hillary Clinton. President Obama promised hope and change, and all we got was mandated health insurance. Rather than working with both parties, President Obama tried to rule by exectuive order, and people are tired of it.

There Is The Issue Of:

Who Is To Blame For Hillary Clinton Losing The 2016 Presidential Election

Kevin Felts, blogger and political commentator

Who is to blame for Hillary Clinton losing the 2016 presidential election? Start by blaming liberal agendas, wall street, liberal elite, globalist,,, everyone who has turned their back on everyday working people.

Hillary Clinton losing and Donald Trump winning is the result of the government turning its back on the people for decades.

To understand and explain the election of 2016 we need to go back to the 1970s. All the way back to when Richard Nixon was president.

Richard Nixon – Let’s start back in the 1970s with Richard Nixon. Nixon opened relations with China. Shortly after toy company started moving production to China. Factories closed, people started losing their jobs and company profits started going up. Wall Street loved not having to pay workers a fair wage.

Why Did Hillary Lose the 2016 Election

Kevin Felts political commentator

Why Did Hillary Lose the 2016 Election? Hillary lost because working class people are tired of liberal agendas, and we were tired of career politicians.

We are tired of free trade.

We want our jobs back from China.

We want to be able to afford to buy a home, car, and have a family.

We are tired of banks getting bailed out.

We are tired of wall street getting a free ride.

We are tired of obama being more interested in bathrooms than veterans.

Fear Mongering

We are tired of democrats fear mongering to divide us. Without fear democrats have no political platform. That is the way they have been in the past and that is the way they will always be. Democrats thrive on turning one demographic against another. Hillarys whole platform was built on how one group, conservative white men, are keeping everyone else down.

What’s It Like To Be Past Middle Age

Kevin Felts, blogger

At 46 years old I consider myself a little past middle age. That is unless I live to be at least 92 years old. So who knows, I might not even be at middle age yet.

Even at such a young age I look back and realize how much water has gone under the bridge. I wonder how I will feel when I am in my 60s or even 70s, that is if I live that long.

I often wonder how my mom and dad feel about how much things have changed in their lifetime? My dad did not get electricity and running water until he was somewhere around 6 years old. What is it like going from kerosene lamps and an outhouse to computers and the internet?

The past 19 years, from 1995 – 2014, humanity has made leaps and bounds with technology. We went from dial-up internet to smart phones in less than a generation. I look forward to what scientist will develop in the next 20 years.

Even as technology makes the world smaller and we are able to keep up with friends and family members easier, age old problems still exist. We still need jobs, we still worry about getting sick, we still worry about our kids, we still need to pay our bills, etc, the list goes on and on.

Maybe one day we can buy clones to work in our place? Then the cry baby liberals will complain about the clones civil rights and how they should not be used as slaves.

1980s vs 1990s

China The New Face Of Global Domination

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Lets talk about history for a couple of minutes, then let’s move onto the heart of this article. One of the main reasons Germany was defeated in WW II was the United States and Russia produced more tanks, planes, ships and guns than Germany. We had the resources where Germany did not.

World War II boiled down to numbers. Where Germany could only produce a certain amount of tanks, trucks, planes, and lacked raw materials such as oil and iron deposits, the United States and Russia had no such limitations.

For 35 – 40 years after World War II, or until the late 1970s and early 1980s the United States was the worlds production powerhouse. We made everything from toys to Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. The economy was strong, there was a thriving middle class who could afford to buy a home, buy a car or truck or both, have a family, times were good.

Then along came corporate greed and free trade. Wall street not satisfied with the profits they were making decided to move the factories to China, exploit low wage workers, then close the factories here in the states which as led to the death of the middle class.

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