Matt Wuerker for February 08, 2019


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    kballweg Premium Member 2 months ago

    In the great renaissance of the Robber Barons, the GOP (and too many Dems) will not allow impediments to either jobs or capital leaving the country. Not as long as they continue to personally profit from it.

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    Radish Premium Member 2 months ago

    Are there no Republican workhouses to employ Trump’s 15,000 kidnapped children?

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    Godfreydaniel  2 months ago

    Does anybody besides Wile E. Coyote actually BUY Acme products?

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    BubbleTape Premium Member 2 months ago

    First, business moved the union jobs from the northern states to the southern states where wages were lower, labor wasn’t organized, and regulations weaker and then business move them out of the country to where wages were even lower and regulations even fewer.

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    brwydave Premium Member 2 months ago

    Matt, Please don’t give Tiny another faux reason to build his wall. He just might go for the argument that the wall would keep jobs here.

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    Kip W  2 months ago

    They’re patriotically using their wheeled factories to push the wall south. Manifest Destiny in all four directions!

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    112lenapah  2 months ago

    Corporations are a lot like Republicans. Chase the biggest profits wherever they can be found. Third world countries or countries with large poverty groups are excellent destinations for these companies: low wages, food shortages, and rampant corruption. Less money going to the producers of the product, leaves more money for profits and executive bonuses.

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    wellis1947 Premium Member 2 months ago

    I had a friend, several years ago who worked for a local food processor when the I.N.S. raided their plant and removed many of their workers because they were “in this country, illegally”! Upper management advised “human resources” to make sure only “legal Americans” were hired. Over the next several weeks production plummeted!

    When the lower managers were queried, they stated they were doing the best they could with their reduced workforce! When the “new” head of H.R. was called on the carpet, they were told that no one was willing to work for the wages they paid.

    He was fired and the old head of H.R. was rehired and quietly told to rehire the old “illegal” workers, where possible – most had managed to sneak back over the border by then so things progressed as before.

    The only “casualties” were the new head of H.R. and my friend who refused to fake I.D.s for the returning employees.

    And life goes on…

    (and, just so you know, both my friend’s sympathies AND mine were totally FOR the “rehired workers”!)

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    Radish Premium Member 2 months ago

    I wonder how many illegals are still working on Trump properties?

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    Cordylobia Anthropophaga  2 months ago

    Proctor and Gamble bought Gillette, they’re moving production to Mexico and Poland. The land in South Boston is worth a fortune. P&G is selling off lots as fast as they can. Couple of years and Gillette will be gone, without a trace left. I bought some gillette blades, made in Russia. Wow! Tossed them in trash. What can anyone do? I used to look for a union label and then later a USA tag. Now? It makes an old silver-back sad.

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    davidbyronhopson  2 months ago

    Sadly, most of the jobs disappearing from American workers are lost to robots, not foreigners.

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    Tricker  2 months ago

    Gentrified Americans don’t want those jobs. Gentrified American children won’t take those jobs. They just stay in their room until mom dies.

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    Daeder Premium Member 2 months ago

    We used to have a lot of great walls called regulations which prevented corporations from shipping jobs overseas, dodging taxes or polluting the environment. Good thing we switched our priorities to focus on what’s good for corporations instead of what’s good for citizens.

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    Spock  2 months ago

    The adamant fence… so, you think it would be the best not to trade with foreign countries anymore. No buying, no selling, America to the Americans! I only doubt whether this would make America great.

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    dickanders Premium Member 2 months ago

    The so-called jobs and tax act cut the tax on corporate profit down to 21%; but if the corporation moves its operation across the border they are eligible for an additional 10% tax savings! It was a law written by rich men for rich men and their families. It cut deductions for middle class Americans and added deductions for golf course owners, private jet owners, and property developers, in addition to cutting the inheritance tax on wealthy families.

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