I agree with columnist Andrew Fiala that we need to vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, even though we don’t like either candidate.
If we vote for Clinton, banks and hedge funds will take huge risks and grow too big to fail. And Clinton won’t make the banks renegotiate home loans. To bring jobs back to America, Clinton will have to persuade our Asian trading partners to increase the value of their currencies, buy more American goods and shift their workforces from manufacturing to service jobs.
She’ll also need to give incentives to the likes of Samsung and Acer to make their products in the U.S. Will she get Asians to buy American goods and rein in Wall Street?
If we vote for Trump, he’ll make deals with corporations to enrich himself and give them market share and tax breaks. He’ll muzzle the press, dismiss congressional opponents and stack the courts. He’ll violate treaties and break trade agreements. He and Putin could plunge the world into nuclear war.
Once he’s our undisputed strong man, will he restrain himself as commander-in-chief?
Our Hobson’s choice is between Trump tyranny and Clinton corporate rule.
Philip Erro, Fresno