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Friday, November 10, 2017

It turns out that the $7 million in tax breaks that Trump and Pence gave Carrier meant nothing as another 215 workers have been laid off and there are no signs that the Carrier plant is going to stay in Indianapolis.

Via Fox News, "Carrier Corp., the HVAC manufacturer that had planned to move its operations to Mexico before President Trump staged a much-heralded intervention, said Tuesday it is gearing up for yet another round of layoffs. Less than four months after it laid off nearly 340 employees at its Indianapolis factory, Carrier announced that 215 more employees will be terminated on Jan. 11."

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Carrier has no faith in the plant staying in Indianapolis, and workers feel like they have no job security. Nothing about the Carrier plant status suggests that these jobs have been saved.

In December 2016, Chuck Jones who is the union president at the Carrier plant said that Trump never got a guarantee that the jobs would stay in the United States, "I don't know what their intentions is. We've heard no guarantees on if they are staying for what period of time, or if in fact, they will be ultimately phased out. We don't know what their strategy going forward is."

Carrier took $10 million in tax breaks from Trump and Pence and in return gave them a publicity stunt with zero assurances that the jobs would stay in the United States. Carrier took the taxpayers' money and kept shipping jobs out of Indianapolis.

It was all a giant scam. The Carrier plant may limp along for a while, but the plant looks like it will be closed eventually.

Trump scammed Carrier workers, Indiana taxpayers, and the media, but the good headlines are long gone because the Trump/Pence Carrier con has been uncovered.

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That's what conmen do, con.

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-11-10 08:06 AM | Reply

Celebrating Trump being wrong while people are getting their jobs exported damages the centrist Democrat economic message.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-10 08:29 AM | Reply

Kiss my ass Sitz!

#3 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-10 08:32 AM | Reply

Being a whiney, picky, little bitch damages everything you touch.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-10 08:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Celebrating Trump being wrong while people are getting their jobs exported damages the centrist Democrat economic message.

It isn't celebrating a thing.

It's showing evidence that the GOP's economic message is a sham, a farce, a joke. A giant ass con, just as it was called out as when it was first trotted out with great fan fair by then POTUS-elect Trump.

It also blows a giant hole in any righty notion that corporations are in any way trustworthy or concerned with the livelihoods of the people who work for them. Which means, immediately, that trickle down is a farce even if you don't get into historical data or detailed data.

Corporations do nothing but take. Very rarely do they give and when they do it's likely because they think it'll put them in a position to take more than they gave.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-10 09:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

No celebrating Sitz...just pointing out what a failure your savior is.

Where's Donny Dealmaker on this now? I thought he was going to be so busy getting jobs back to the US that he was going to be laser focused on working and getting things done. It has been 10 months of golf and failure after failure.

It must be painful to realize you were played for a Yuge fool by the champion of all grifters.

Let your butthurt flow.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-10 09:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It isn't celebrating a thing.

#5 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2017-11-10 09:18 AM | FLAG:

That's not how it comes off, particularly when the latest Democrat campaigned on globalist outsourcing.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-10 09:30 AM | Reply | Funny: 1


@#7 ... That's not how it comes off ...

You're projecting.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-10 09:31 AM | Reply

See the rest of the posters?

"Being a whiney, picky, little bitch damages everything you touch."

"Let your butthurt flow."

I didn't even vote for Trump, or any Republicans. No wonder Dems hate guns, they shoot themselves in the foot constantly.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-10 09:31 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

You're projecting.

#8 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2017-11-10 09:31 AM | FLAG:

No, just spectating. It's bad marketing for Democrats to celebrate Trump being a liar, wrong, whatever you want to call it with his failed protectionism, when it's resulting in job losses, right after an election that was lost due to economic anxiety in areas exactly like this one that previously voted for Obama and globalist outsourcing of their jobs, is a poor political strategy.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-10 09:36 AM | Reply

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@#10 ... celebrate ...

I don't see any celebration in the comments to which you responded.

To me it looks as if your comments are attempting to paint a negative attribute on comments that do not warrant it.

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-10 10:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump campaigned on saving these jobs through protectionism, the exact opposite of the traditional Republican economic agenda. He failed, people are happy he's failing. I see that as a celebration of his failure, but in this case that failure is job losses. I'm not for protectionism, I liked Hillary's globalism, but it's a huge component of why she lost. Bad economic messaging, and this one is even easy for Trump to spin. "Well, I tried, but the system the crooked Hillarys of the world built is rigged against you.", and it'll probably work, again.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-10 10:57 AM | Reply

Being a whiney, picky, little bitch damages everything you touch.

Obviously speaking from experience...

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-11-10 11:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#12 ... people are happy ... I see that as a celebration ...

I guess I see "happiness" as more of a range or a spectrum, rather than - you are happy, therefore you celebrate.

#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-10 11:20 AM | Reply

"Trump campaigned on saving these jobs through protectionism, the exact opposite of the traditional Republican economic agenda. He failed, people are happy he's failing."

People are not happy he's failing, we are happy that he is being exposed as the blow-hard liar that he is. We are laughing at those who believed him. Trying to somehow pretend there is something wrong with being glad liars are exposed is stupid.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-10 11:41 AM | Reply

The Sitz experiment isn't werking. It's time to smear him with a label.

#16 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-10 11:42 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump campaigned on saving these jobs through protectionism, the exact opposite of the traditional Republican economic agenda.

And he ----------- you about it, embraced corporate welfare without accountability for a photo op and these middle class workers got the shaft anyways.

Geez, who could not have forseen this coming? Anyone with a brain that didn't blindly gobble up the Dotard Protectionism Exit Tax ---- he was spewing over his adoring crowds.

It's not like Dotard had a history before 2017 of being a blowhard liar welcher cheat con artist since the 1980's....wait YES HE DID. You morons were too in love with his -------- to see the reality of who he was. The sad part of all this is the working class people that voted for him are getting screwed over worse now than before.

Donny Dotard is taking away their health insurance, raising their taxes, cutting funding for services they rely on and still shipping their jobs to Mexico and Gyna.

35% exit tax? Nope.

Holding businesses accountable for shipping jobs over seas? Nope.

You talk about "globalists". Guess what. He ain't fixing it. He loves it. He makes tons of money off of it. Corporate America wants it and he wants their donations. BOOM. It is staying.

Cutting taxes for the middle class? No fooking way.

Playing lots of golf and taking payoffs from foreign governments? Check.

The sad part is the schmucks in PA that see his lies would still vote for him. STILL. That is a level of stupid that is embedded in their DNA.

#17 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-10 01:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Carrier announced that 215 more employees will be terminated on Jan. 11.

Is SCROTUS going to show up in Indy on Jan. 11 to toss paper towels to the laid off Carrier employees?

#18 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2017-11-10 05:30 PM | Reply

We are laughing at those who believed him.

#15 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2017-11-10 11:41 AM | REPLY

Like I said, bad politics.

#19 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-11 12:52 PM | Reply

"Like I said, bad politics."

As the latest election certainly did not indicate.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-12 11:41 AM | Reply

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