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Why Trump will struggle to bring back manual labor jobs

By the Los Angeles Times via the Hartford Courant

Nov 16, 2016

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Michael Smith is not used to stretching a paycheck. As recently as March 2015, the 42-year-old was earning nearly $100,000 a year as a district manager on oil fields for company based in Union City, Pa. Then oil prices dropped, and his company laid him off.

Smith, a father of four boys, now makes $12 an hour as an apprentice electrician. He is not a die-hard disciple, but voted for Donald Trump because he's desperate for something new.

"Do I think Donald Trump is what this country needs and do I think he will make it great again? No," Smith said. "Do I think he is a step in the right direction? Absolutely."

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