Trump’s actions harm state, so why support him?
As a resident of Northwest Arkansas, I am represented by three individuals in the federal government, Mr. Womack, Mr. Boozman and Mr. Cotton. Their voting record since the inauguration of President Trump demonstrably shows their devotion to Mr. Trump’s actions. His actions do not support the health and welfare of Arkansans.
Mexico is one of Arkansas’ largest trade partners. The Arkansas World Trade Center states that trade with Mexico supports 100,000 jobs in Arkansas. Mr. Trump’s actions have caused grain and meat exports from the USA to Mexico to drop precipitously, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Mexican government officials have stated that they are seeking to reduce and eliminate trade with the U.S.A. because the U.S.A. is not a reliable trade partner due to Mr. Trump’s actions, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, a conservative newspaper. Arkansas is not the only source for the products that Mexico imports and the drop in trade to Mexico clearly demonstrates that Mexico will be able to reduce its purchases of U.S. goods and commodities. Mr. Trump’s action visa-vis Cuba has also closed markets for Arkansas commodities. Will Arkansas lose 100,000 jobs because of Mr. Trump and the complicity of our government representatives? If they continue their devotion to Mr. Trump the answer could easily be yes.
Mr. Trump’s actions are also creating disruptions in the health care system. These disruptions are also harmful to Arkansans.
Why are our representatives supporting Mr. Trump’s harmful actions? Gov. Hutchinson has had the courage to speak out. Our federal government representatives have been silent and supportive of Mr. Trump’s disruptive behavior. This is not a game of Russian roulette at one of Mr. Trump’s casinos (pun intended). These actions damage the health and welfare of Arkansans. I would like to have an explanation. Perhaps it is time to find representatives who will stand up for Arkansas. KEN LEONARD Bentonville