Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, January 19, 2018

[Donald] Trump's path to becoming "the best jobs president that God ever created" was supposed to run straight through Indianapolis and the Carrier manufacturing plant that had for decades employed thousands of workers there. Instead, more than a year after the then-president-elect stood before a crowd of cheering workers and trumpeted a deal to save their jobs -- and months after the company's name faded from the headlines and the president himself moved on to other talking points -- more than 1,500 once-employed residents are now out of work, Indiana union officials say. More than 200 Carrier employees clocked out of their final shift at the plant just last week. Despite [Trump's] show at the Carrier plant, the company has eliminated more than 500 jobs since July. And union officials fear that the $7 million Carrier received in state incentives as part of the Trump deal to keep jobs is only going to be invested in automation -- ultimately leading to a need for even fewer employees.

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"We have this strange thing in our politics where people get elected promising to bring back 1950s jobs, when we can't fill 2015 or 2017 jobs," said Scott Miller, a trade policy expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "That's the core conflict that is unresolved in all this."

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MAGA!

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2018-01-18 12:10 PM | Reply

Dotard tapped into the anger of displaced 50 year old manufacturing workers whose jobs went overseas or were replaced by robots and straight out lied to them that he would get their jobs back.

They were dumb enough to believe him.

I can see him trying the same schtick in 2020 and I can see a good number of them believing him again.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-18 12:10 PM | Reply

Google and Tesla are developing self driving vehicles to replace taxi and truck drivers. That's going to be the next employment crisis. Self driving trucks don't need any down time like those lazy truck drivers. They can drive 24/7/365.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-18 12:13 PM | Reply

"he made promises that he didn't keep"

Everyone who was paying attention knew that was Trump's business model. Ask and subcontractor he hired.

#4 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-01-18 12:35 PM | Reply

remember the time rightoecentre was pooh-poohing everyone's skepticism of these -------- trump "deals"

#5 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-01-18 12:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 Yup. And the voted for him anyways. Desperation is a powerful motivator.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-18 02:33 PM | Reply

Yet another fake news story.

#7 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-01-19 10:57 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Idiot Republicans can't except that times have changed.

Now the threat is automation.

First self driving big rig I see goes off a cliff.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-19 05:04 PM | Reply

"They were dumb enough to believe him."

Not dumb, desperate.

I'd say most Trump voters are desperate for an end to the liberalism that's been brought on thanks to the Civil Rights Era.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-19 05:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Yet another fake news story.

#7 | Posted by Sniper

Why don't you go to Indianapolis and ask the former Carrier employees if it's fake?

#10 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-01-19 10:12 PM | Reply

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#10 it's sniper. Reality is fake to that looser.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-19 10:26 PM | Reply

Yet another fake news story.

#7 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Snippy needs to change his name to Snowflake.
Whenever the facts and news don't support his politics he buries his head in the sand and yells "fake news" like the little retarded Nazi he is.

#12 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-01-20 06:45 AM | Reply

Whenever the facts and news don't support his politics he buries his head in the sand and yells "fake news"
#12 | Posted by aborted_monson

Inside the bubble there's no such thing as a fact. Reality is whatever your boss in Moscow tells you it is.

#13 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-01-20 06:18 PM | Reply

"Google and Tesla are developing self driving vehicles to replace taxi and truck drivers. That's going to be the next employment crisis. Self driving trucks don't need any down time like those lazy truck drivers. They can drive 24/7/365."

And they'll be as reliable as Windows 10. Self-driving vehicles are an idea whose time has not yet come. Hackable computers operating vehicles like big trucks would be a terrorist's dream come true. If those geniuses can devise self-driving vehicles then let them first devise unhackable operating systems, til they do, we can't let them replace human operators.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-21 07:34 AM | Reply

Don't worry Danni the first generation will still have a human behind the wheel with override capability.

Additionally most critical safety features are already off line in their own modules. The thing most likely to be hacked is the entertainment system which could give access to trip details and potentially conversations in cars. More the kind of thing a tinfoil hat guy like me is worried about than danger to the vehicle or other drivers.

#15 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-01-21 08:00 AM | Reply

Self driving vehicles are largely dependent on good roads. My car is really good at self-steering to stay in a lane but it's useless if it can't see the lane markers. And then there's winter.

#16 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-21 08:16 AM | Reply

Self driving vehicles are largely dependent on good roads. My car is really good at self-steering to stay in a lane but it's useless if it can't see the lane markers. And then there's winter.

#16 | POSTED BY REDIAL AT 2018-01-21 08:16 AM |

The technology that is used for self driving vehicles does not require lane markers. Those are for humans. The cars use GPS supplemented by situational awareness. They basically start as if they are the only car on the road and then scan for other vehicles and obstacles.

#17 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-01-21 12:02 PM | Reply

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