Sometimes people think conservatives support Trvmq cuz they were tricked into it, but no a lot of them want the awful shit he's peddling

Like my dad. I last spoke to him years ago, Oct 2016, and my dad explained why he was voting for him:
My dad, a business owner, explained that his friends over the border had companies that didn't have to pay certain taxes, didn't have to answer to OSHA or the Fire Marshal. And if Trvmq removed all regulations, America could have that too. Wouldn't it be great for his business?
So my dad was in support of him because he actively wants American businesses to be deregulated and not have to comply with OSHA and the Fire Marshal.

My dad actively wants to make more money by endangering his workers safety. He said this with pride.
and my dad isn't a millionaire. But he dreams about being able to take the shortcuts that would endanger poor people so he could become a millionaire.

And that's one of the many reasons I haven't talked to my dad since 2016. Some of these people just want bad things.
My dad is the type - an abdundant type - who describes himself as a hardworking american who earns everything the hard way, but at the same time wants deregulation so he can exploit the desperation of poorer people who have no choice but to risk their health and livelihoods
and he sees no conflict between these two things.

There are tons of people just like this. Who will talk about pulling themselves up by their bootstraps, and at the same time dream of being able to rest those boots on the shoulders of someone else and hold them down.

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