Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Scott Walker silent on "Moron" Trump's decision to smear and destroy Harley-Davidson.

Scott Walker couldn't be bothered with the humanitarian crisis on our border, but when it comes to money, he's all mouth. Like Walker's favorite state-based businesses Harley-Davidson, featured in a campaign ad:
Nope, not a motorcycle guy!
Walker rides his Harley and asks the viewer, "Are you with me?"

Trump made fun of Walker for his love of motorcycles during the presidential race. At a rally in Janesville in 2016, Trump said: "He doesn't look like a motorcycle guy to me. I'm sorry."
But Walker's now an in the tank member of the Trump Party, and despite Trump forcing Wisconsin's own Harley-Davidson to move some manufacturing to Thailand due to a reckless trade war with Europe, Walker hasn't mentioned one word about Harley losing $100 million a year on Twitter.

Trump has decided to move on from destroying Amazon to destroying Harley Davidson...

The EU began imposing tariffs Friday on $3.2 billion worth of American goods, including motorcycles ... "Consequently, EU tariffs on Harley-Davidson motorcycles exported from the U.S. have increased from six percent to 31 percent ... tariffs will result in approximately $2,200 per average motorcycle exported from the U.S. to the EU." ... the company is going to take a bath ... "The incremental cost for the remainder of 2018 ... $30 to $45 million. On a full-year basis, the aggregate annual impact ... approximately $90 to $100 million."
BREAKING: We could have predicted this...Trump the moron:

Trump Party Republicans Whine: But conservative hack Brian Fraley is feeling the same pain we all feel from what is typically theoretical reckless policy churned out daily by his party. Aligator tears:

Well, this is Uncomfortable: On Thursday Scott Walker will be happily shaking hands with Trump and breaking ground for Foxconn. Walker doesn't appear to be so "Unintimidated" anymore. WISC:

Walker has avoided directly criticizing Trump on the issue, repeatedly saying instead that no tariffs would be good for Wisconsin manufacturers and farmers. He hasn't spelled out what he would do ... "Governor Walker believes there should be no tariffs or trade barriers as the President stated earlier this month at the G7 summit," Walker spokeswoman Amy Hasenberg said.
Harley's workers and Trump supporters not just on board, but okay with Job Losses: I hope you're sitting down. NPR interviewed Harley workers in Menomonie Falls, an unhappy bunch at best and hardcore Trumpsters okay with tariffs, trade wars, losing their jobs, and other reckless impulses emanating from the White House. Your heart will sink...(audio):
Some workers at the company could end up losing their jobs as a result. But they don't necessarily blame President Trump for what's happened.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also featured Harley workers comments that held true to Trump, willingly accepting his simpleton solutions to complex trade policy, hoping for magic.

Harley owner and enthusiast Robert Miranda, who is founder of the the Milwaukee chapter of the Latin American Motorcycle Association, has plenty of opinions on the situation. "I don't appreciate that this government is forcing me as an individual to start rethinking my loyalty to an American brand," he said, adding that Harley-Davidson is "a brand that I have always trusted and have always respected and have admired. That's being done by a government that right now seems to have its head up its butt on what's going on with international trade," Miranda said. "I think Harley is doing what Harley needs to do to survive, although I think Harley is also taking advantage a little bit of what's going on. But, this is a corporation, and corporations are about the bottom line."

Veteran Harley owner Ted Palmatier loves his bike but stands firmly in Trump's corner in this fight. "It's American iron and that’s how people who buy the brand, ride the brand, enjoy the brand see it,” said Palmatier, of Cudahy. 
Seriously, try to imagine the following amazing statement if President Obama started trade wars and hurt a treasured Wisconsin company like Harley-Davidson:

"We control what we can control," said Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. "What Wisconsin can control here is the ability to take a step forward in transforming our economy with an investment in one of the best digital technology players in the world. On the flip side, we're very cognizant of our homegrown global leaders like Harley-Davidson. So we want to make sure that Harley can participate in a fair trade environment."
One more unrelated comment I think we should be motivated by:

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