Trump’s Reckless Trade Policies Hurt the Economy

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Trump’s Reckless Trade Policies Hurt the Economy

Donald Trump’s trade war by tweet is hurting our economy. Now Trump’s own chief economist is admitting it.


This isn’t the first time an organization has sounded the alarm about Trump’s reckless trade policies. The Federal Reserve found the president’s trade policies have backfired on manufacturing.

Here in Ohio, Trump’s failed trade policies have harmed manufacturers, farmers, small businesses and consumers. Farm bankruptcies were up 20 percent nationwide in 2019, and in Ohio, we saw the highest number of Chapter 12 filings in a decade.


Ohio Supreme Court in the Spotlight

In a decision announced last week, Ohio Supreme Court Justices Melody Stewart and Michael P. Donnelly sided with the law and voted to protect a worker from retaliation by her employer.

Unfortunately — in yet another example of how the Republican justices on the Ohio Supreme Court routinely vote to protect powerful special interests over the people — the GOP majority chose to side with the restaurant owner, who fired the employee after she complained he was underreporting her income to the state.


“Christine House was a restaurant server in Medina County who was fired for causing ‘drama,’ according to her former employer,” said Ohio Democratic Party Communications Director Kirstin Alvanitakis. “Well, the ‘drama’ that Ms. House caused was calling out her employer for violating state unemployment compensation law.

“She sued for wrongful termination, and the Republican majority threw out her lawsuit. In their opinion, there was no public policy need served by allowing House to have her day in court. Instead of protecting a worker from retaliation, the GOP justices all sided with her employer, who allegedly attempted to cover up its misdeeds by asking her to lie to the state about the circumstances of her firing and offering her an under-the-table payoff. That’s outrageous. In 2020, we need to elect new justices who will stand up to the powerful special interests that have unduly influenced the Ohio Supreme Court for decades.”

Stewart and Donnelly won election to the court in 2018. Donnelly is heading up a new Ohio Supreme Court task force on wrongful convictions, and Stewart recently was the featured speaker at the Ohio Supreme Court’s Black History Month event.

Judge Jennifer Brunner and Judge John P. O’Donnell are running for the Ohio Supreme Court in 2020.


The Ohio Democratic Party is holding its annual Legacy Dinner on Sunday, March 15, in Columbus. Click here for info on tickets and tables.

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