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Old 02-16-2016, 09:42 AM
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Video:Carrier employees reaction to their layoff, jobs moving to Mexico.

The linked video shows the reaction of the Carrier workers to the news that their jobs are going to Mexico.

Additionally Cenk Uygur offers some insights:

The company, United Tech did not have to do that -
It made big profits.
It got a lot of incentives from government.

The government has leverage which it has not used.
United has billions of Federal contracts.

My personal view: I am appalled by the lack of grass roots reaction from people and the Dems in particular.


Well, well, the sucking sound continues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3-s72NToTw
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Old 02-17-2016, 07:13 AM
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What?? Indiana went "Right to Work""(for less). Just goes to show what happens when you weaken Unions.

BTW.... I lost a great job at GTE in 82 to Mexico. This has been going on for a long time.

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Old 02-17-2016, 09:04 AM
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What?? Indiana went "Right to Work""(for less). Just goes to show what happens when you weaken Unions.

BTW.... I lost a great job at GTE in 82 to Mexico. This has been going on for a long time.

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But the Democratic Party which is supposed to be the "Union Party" is a pussy.

It has no street credibility. Not even a demonstration...some civil disobedience...waving of flag and occupation of an office or two.
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But the Democratic Party which is supposed to be the "Union Party" is a pussy.

It has no street credibility. Not even a demonstration...some civil disobedience...waving of flag and occupation of an office or two.
What do you mean by "Democratic Party"? Do you mean the rank and file Democratic voters or elected Democratic legislators? Which of these groups should be occupying what offices?
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:52 AM
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What do you mean by "Democratic Party"? Do you mean the rank and file Democratic voters or elected Democratic legislators? Which of these groups should be occupying what offices?
Demonstrations organized by elected members and or officials of the party.
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:59 AM
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"Now Main Street's whitewashed windows and vacant stores
Seems like there ain't nobody wants to come down here no more
They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks
Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back,
to your hometown"

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Demonstrations organized by elected members and or officials of the party.
Um.... wow.
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But the Democratic Party which is supposed to be the "Union Party" is a pussy.

It has no street credibility. Not even a demonstration...some civil disobedience...waving of flag and occupation of an office or two.
Channeling the 'Donald'?
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Channeling the 'Donald'?
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Did not even remember that he used it. Just a fitting description.

BTW the Dems, by appearing to be less than vigorous, are surrendering such worker issues to a demagogue like Trump.
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But the Democratic Party which is supposed to be the "Union Party" is a pussy.

It has no street credibility. Not even a demonstration...some civil disobedience...waving of flag and occupation of an office or two.


The Indy Dems have a hard time getting the message out. Fought the long hard fight against ""Right To Work"" and lost. Fought hard against School vouchers again lost. Been losing local and state elections so are in a state of flux right now. The people want to believe the Repubs fairy tales of mythical job creators. Problem now is in what country they are created in.



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