I would like to see the rational behind your 88% of American manufacturing job losses came from automation..it does not pass the smell test, every product in most retail stores comes from overseas and most used to be made in the US..they do not come from automated plants! It was regulation and taxation mansion rules that drove the products overseas. As a former Plant manager, I can attest to the regulatory environment being far beyond what was needed to keep the workforce and environment safe; and believe me the costs were burdensome. In the current environment,borrowing money is near impossible thanks to government regulaton. So tell me, why would you stay in the US when the government is making your life miserable and making you poorer through high taxes at the local, state, and federal level.
Its the current Administration, not the new guy, they have over-regulated everything.