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Mike Barnhill

Ashland

Dear Editor:

While it would really feel good to chant to Trump voters in 2016, "We told you so," we can't brag yet due the "upset" victory of Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016. However, would it be safe to say that many of the voters Trump bamboozled into voting for him are now questioning their past actions? The polls (fake news?) are telling us Trump is heading for a "butt whooping" in November but we'll just have to wait and see.

What if Biden wins then what? No time to crow, but time to introduce change that really works for all of us. Number two on the list is forgetting the grandiose idea that cutting large U.S. based international companies a deal on tax breaks will bring jobs back to American shores. Those CEOs' experience in cutting deals to make money dwarf anything Trump could ever dream up. They knew a four-year president or even eight years wasn't worth the risk of leaving where they're already receiving excellent tax benefits. While it sounded good to the American voter, it was a sham idea from the start.

Biden will have his hands full with the third most important change, and that is international trade terms. At least Biden has a history of listening to more experienced advisors and that's a big plus for America compared to Trump's single-minded, "go-with-his-gut feel" type governing style. Attempting harmony in the world of business will benefit all countries and all the people in those countries.

The most important change Biden will deal with is the COVID-19 pandemic. A united effort set in a standardized method of countering the virus by all 50 states will definitely benefit us all. Nothing but common sense like washing your hands more often, wearing a mask, social distancing until a vaccine is manufactured should help decrease the number of virus sufferers and resultant deaths.

If Trump is defeated in the presidential 2020 election, his tenure may be looked upon by history writers as a test for rapid change in politics. Just like the Prohibition Era, we tried a fast way to cure a problem and it ended up only creating more problems. Politics should be compared to an Asian food buffet in this way, "I don't know what I like, but I sure do know what I don't like."

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