E Trump Cannot Easily Fix Rural America: Here's Why

Duy goes on to say that Trump can't fix the problems of economic shocks occurring in rural America, but that the only other answer is a bigger safety net. Those independent rural Americans and their parents and their children know that work is the only moral answer, not a safety net. 

The rural folks want the industries restarted. In one rural Oregon town, Sweet Home, department stores have been replaced by pawn shops. There is hope that logging can be replaced by other industry related to the area.

An old article from Reuters sums this all up. The rural towns find it hard to diversify. Their shocks hurt for years. Diversification is only available only to some of the rural populations hit by high unemployment and the ending of that one industry that held the town together. 

I believe Donald Trump cares about this issue. Or, at least he has pretended to care. But the ideas are not yet there to fix the problem of rural decline. Some rural areas have moved to marijuana production. The City of Coalinga has converted a local small prison into a marijuana production facility run by Damian Marley, the son of Bob Marley. 

But Donald Trump has shown little sympathy for a legal marijuana trade, and these moves could all one day be shut down. Maybe his love for rural America will trump his dislike for the marijuana industry. Time will tell. 

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Disclosure: I am not an investment counselor nor am I an attorney so my views are not to be considered investment advice.

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