If you’ve been monitoring the news for the last few months, one of the things you may have noticed is the many times that President Trump has announced new jobs coming back to the United States. These announcements usually grow out of personal negotiations that the President (or his staff) have had with certain companies and corporations.
Thank you to General Motors and Walmart for starting the big jobs push back into the U.S.!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2017
Thank you to Ford for scrapping a new plant in Mexico and creating 700 new jobs in the U.S. This is just the beginning – much more to follow
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017
The constant flow of new deals bringing new jobs to the American manufacturing industry, or keeping old jobs in purple states, have been an important part of President Trump’s first month of work. Whether or not he is personally responsible for these particular events matters little. What matter is the “optics” of the situation. It sure seems like the President is doing his very best to bring jobs to the Americans who need them most, and that will go a long way toward convincing voters that the President deserves their support.
Meanwhile, the Democrat Party is still their own worst enemy as they continue to pursue policies that do nothing but hurt the economy and hurt the average American.
Pepsi says slumping sales from Philadelphia’s new sweetened-beverage tax are prompting layoffs of 80 to 100 workers at three distribution plants that serve the city.
The company sent out notices Wednesday saying layoffs will occur at plants in north and south Philadelphia and in Wilmington, Delaware, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Dave DeCecco, spokesman for the Purchase, New York-based company that employs 423 people in the city, said the tax has cut sales by 40 percent there.
“Unfortunately, after careful consideration of the economic realities created by the recently enacted beverage tax, we have been forced to give notice that we intend to eliminate 80 to 100 positions, including frontline and supervisory roles, in Philadelphia over the next few months, beginning today,” DeCecco said.
While Philadelphia liberals blame the greed of beverage companies for the layoffs, it’s not just Pepsi announcing that layoffs are likely. Several Philadelphia area supermarkets and beverage distributors have announced that they’ll be forced into layoffs due to slumping soda sales as well.
Some Philadelphia supermarkets and beverage distributors say they’re gearing up for layoffs because the city’s new tax on soft drinks has cut beverage sales by 30 percent to 50 percent — worse than the city predicted.
Jeff Brown, who owns six local ShopRite supermarkets, told The Philadelphia Inquirer he expects to cut 300 jobs. Bob Brockway, chief operating officer of Canada Dry Delaware Valley, has predicted a 20 percent workforce reduction by March.
If Democrats keep killing jobs in blue states and President Trump keeps working to bring new jobs (and keep current jobs) to purple states, then the upcoming 2020 presidential election will bring an easy victory for Trump and the GOP. Knowing today’s Democrat Party, I don’t expect them to right their ship, which is probably good news for America.