Posted 4 months ago on Dec. 7, 2016, 11:53 a.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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"You load sixteen tons, what do you get Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my soul to the company store"
from "16 Tons" by Merle Travis, 1946
The deal with Carrier is about huge tax breaks to it and its parent, United Technologies. They're worth much more than the wages of the jobs saved. And several hundred of the jobs will still go to Mexico, with "technological upgrades" to improve "competitiveness" at home.
Worse yet: the precedent will tempt many more companies to pursue such economic blackmail, while making loyal corporations less competitive.
Newt Gingrich already spins it as "economic blackmail*" by the gov't in the interest of America to keep the jobs.
*presumably a 'good kind' of extortion, because Trump is doing it.
Weapons of mass distraction prevail again.
And then the real war against workers, which uses austerity as its weapon of choice, continues to be waged by both parties. This is one thing Demoncats and Repugnicants have agreed on since the mid 1970's.
"... The New Democrats are so eager to attack Trump's 'mountains of debt' that they are about to launch a new offensive against the working class in the New Democrats' long war against the working class via economically and politically illiterate austerity...."