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(Daily Kos)   Mitt Romney: This one time, at a factory in China with 120 girls to a bathroom   (dailykos.com) divider line 159
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2012-09-19 09:08:56 AM  

Z-clipped:
That's a hell of a lot cleaner and nicer than some of the toilets I've used in Italy. In a lot of small towns there, all you get is a smelly hole in the piss-covered floor. If you're lucky, someone will have painted footprints so you have an idea of where to stand. Then you have to figure out how to drop trou in such a way that no part of your clothing touches the floor.


Oh yeah, as a woman who once had to use a gas station toilet in middle-of-nowhere, Italy, I understand. It was almost as bad as camping in Egypt.
 
2012-09-19 09:09:14 AM  

ps69: I hear from the audio that he thinks young girls penned in and living 12 to a room is just absolutely super. What I can't tell is what the point is. Is this what he's looking for in America? That can do spirit of indentured servitude? Why is he just so golly gee happy about near slavery conditions in a factory? This man is a farking monster.


Maybe he just had this sort of thing in mind:

hostedmedia.reimanpub.com
 
2012-09-19 09:10:56 AM  
Mitt went to buy a slave labor camp in China, 'cause you just can't do that sort of thing in the US, ya know...
Mitt thought it was neat


the end.
 
2012-09-19 09:12:20 AM  
Maybe he's thinking creatively about jobs for our veterans. They're used to communal living in hot conditions already, right?
 
2012-09-19 09:13:23 AM  
now you see why Mitt and his ilk want to do away with bothersome regulations?

I bet little Mitt perked right up when he got a look at how they dispose of their garbage in the river out back.
 
kab
2012-09-19 09:17:05 AM  

Lupine Chemist: My stance is that from the US POV it frees up resources that are currently being used stamping a metal plate in some factory to do something potentially more productive


Like sit on an unemployment line, or become a WalMart cashier? Both are totally more productive.

This has never ever been about freeing up resources to make gainful employment in the US 'better'.
 
2012-09-19 09:18:24 AM  
2012 might be some sort of Republican test for the American public. They put out the worst candidate imaginable, who farks up all the time, with no real policies. Just 100% "Democrats bad!" All this just to see how many people will vote Republican no matter what.
 
2012-09-19 09:18:54 AM  

jayhawk88: God, there is just no bottom here, is there? A week before the election we're going to be getting tapes leaked from a Skull and Bones ritual where Mitt harvests the liver from a live orphan child, while Fox News hammers Obama for wearing vertical stripes with a plaid tie.


Please, that man went to Harvard. Skull and Bones is a Yale thing. I bet Romney went A2M on a diseased bull during his days in Hasty Pudding.
 
2012-09-19 09:19:25 AM  

ox45tallboy: Kibbler: Guard towers and barbed wire: the path to breaking government dependence.

Are you kidding? You think they have private security manning those towers? What do you think the police are for?


Nah, the cost of the security and barbed wire is taken out of the workers' salaries
 
2012-09-19 09:20:53 AM  

dantheman195: The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Confabulat: thamike: What's more is that he probably made up the whole story. He can't whine without insulting people, he can't brag without looking like a dingleberry. He barely makes an effort at vicarious experience. Mitt Romney is the alpha and omega of navelgazers.

I'd actually be more disturbed if he DIDN'T make up the whole story. Do rich powerful Americans often visit factories surrounded by guard towers and barbed wire and think, huh, THIS is what we're missing in the USA! Cause that is terrifying to consider.

Be afraid.

A few months ago some Apple exec was giving an interview and talked about manufacturing iPhones in China. The anecdote he gave was that before the latest iPhone release there was a last minute design change to some component. They sent the change to their manufacturers, at something like 3am in China. The factory operators immediately woke up several thousand laborers in the company dorms, took them to their work benches with the new instructions and set them to making phones. Within a day or so they we're churning out thousands of phones a day.

The exec was thrilled with the speed and flexibility of the workforce and (IIRC) bemoaned that you just couldn't do that in the US.

/posted from my iPhone.

That exec was Steve Jobs, but he gave that interview a couple years ago.

He was all giddy about it too... Maybe too giddy about it


And then he got megacancer. Coincidence?
 
2012-09-19 09:21:31 AM  

sprawl15: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Oh and I LOVE this:

And, and, and around this factory was a fence, a huge fence with barbed wire and guard towers. And, and, we said gosh! I can't believe that you, you know, keep these girls in! They said, no, no, no. This is to keep other people from coming in.

What, amorous boys or people so goddamn excited to work there that they'd sneak in? And you honestly believe this crap, Mitt?

Well, it makes sense considering the GOP wants to set up the same security on the Mexican border to prevent people from slaving away in our fields.


www.vistaprint.com
 
2012-09-19 09:22:45 AM  

kab: Lupine Chemist: My stance is that from the US POV it frees up resources that are currently being used stamping a metal plate in some factory to do something potentially more productive

Like sit on an unemployment line, or become a WalMart cashier? Both are totally more productive.

This has never ever been about freeing up resources to make gainful employment in the US 'better'.


that whole idea is demonstrably completely wrong. Off shoring does not work that way.

for example I'm in Flint MI daily and there are entire blocks where factories once thrived that are leveled.
guess they're just freeing up that area for the packs of wild dogs. Thanks job creators!
 
2012-09-19 09:24:30 AM  

Eapoe6: How many people to a bathroom in a corporate headquarters? Remember to count all those peeing visitors clogging up the conference rooms.


Yeah, I don't doubt that conditions are deplorable but I have no basis upon which to compare "120" as being large or small. "Bathroom" doesn't tell you how many stalls there are, either. And besides a comparison to corporations in America, I'd like to know how it compares to other public and private bathrooms in China, not just the USA. The worst bathroom I've ever seen in my life was at a train station in Nanjing. We're talking turn around and try to forget what you just saw, bad.

I'd need to know stalls, actual frequency of use, cleanliness, etc. The 120 number all by itself isn't that useful.
 
2012-09-19 09:30:19 AM  

FuturePastNow: And then he got megacancer. Coincidence?


Actually, he got treatable cancer. The only reason he died from it was because he was an idiot about how he treated it.
 
2012-09-19 09:30:42 AM  

unexplained bacon: kab: Lupine Chemist: My stance is that from the US POV it frees up resources that are currently being used stamping a metal plate in some factory to do something potentially more productive

Like sit on an unemployment line, or become a WalMart cashier? Both are totally more productive.

This has never ever been about freeing up resources to make gainful employment in the US 'better'.

that whole idea is demonstrably completely wrong. Off shoring does not work that way.

for example I'm in Flint MI daily and there are entire blocks where factories once thrived that are leveled.
guess they're just freeing up that area for the packs of wild dogs. Thanks job creators!


www.vistaprint.com
 
2012-09-19 09:32:47 AM  

Lumpmoose: I'd need to know stalls, actual frequency of use, cleanliness, etc.


www.featurepics.com
 
2012-09-19 09:36:00 AM  

ox45tallboy: T.M.S.: Right now I am in China looking at potential venues to outsource American jobs.

/getting a kick etc.
//12 hour time difference sucks

Can you verify the toilet pic I posted above? Is this the norm in any dormitory or public restrooms there?


More common in SE asia than what you are used to.
 
2012-09-19 09:36:51 AM  

Lost Thought 00: xsive: ox45tallboy: T.M.S.: Right now I am in China looking at potential venues to outsource American jobs.

/getting a kick etc.
//12 hour time difference sucks

Can you verify the toilet pic I posted above? Is this the norm in any dormitory or public restrooms there?

Yes almost all toilets in public places are as posted there. The only western toilets you will find are in handicapped stalls or western establishments.

/was in Beijing last March

There is a reason this sign exists in airports that serve a large number of asian travelers


Hah! I forgot about that sign, I laughed pretty hard the first time I saw one
 
2012-09-19 09:37:30 AM  
I dated a Chinese factory owner for a while. She had a lot in common with Mitt, poor people weren't human, they got what they deserved, etc. One of her purses cost more than she paid her workers a year. She was just looking for an American husband.
 
2012-09-19 09:37:40 AM  

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Confabulat: thamike: What's more is that he probably made up the whole story. He can't whine without insulting people, he can't brag without looking like a dingleberry. He barely makes an effort at vicarious experience. Mitt Romney is the alpha and omega of navelgazers.

I'd actually be more disturbed if he DIDN'T make up the whole story. Do rich powerful Americans often visit factories surrounded by guard towers and barbed wire and think, huh, THIS is what we're missing in the USA! Cause that is terrifying to consider.

Be afraid.

A few months ago some Apple exec was giving an interview and talked about manufacturing iPhones in China. The anecdote he gave was that before the latest iPhone release there was a last minute design change to some component. They sent the change to their manufacturers, at something like 3am in China. The factory operators immediately woke up several thousand laborers in the company dorms, took them to their work benches with the new instructions and set them to making phones. Within a day or so they we're churning out thousands of phones a day.

The exec was thrilled with the speed and flexibility of the workforce and (IIRC) bemoaned that you just couldn't do that in the US.

/posted from my iPhone.


There is a scene in the book Shogun where the westerner hangs a goose he shot in his garden to age and gives orders it is not to be disturbed. After a while the goose starts to stink so the gardner removes it to preserve the harmony of the garden. He then reports to the local constabulary to have his head chopped off.

Although that is an extreme case and (hopefully) fictional I am always reminded of it when I work in many Asian countries. These people take whatever I say SEROUSLY. And sometimes their efforts to accomplish it appear afterward as absurd.

In the west I am just another jerkoff boss/ collaborator and the staff do their best to accomplish things within reason all the while humoring me so I feel like I am in charge. (Which is the arrangement I prefer.)

In Asia if I say something even off handed the shiat gets done immediately. No jive, what would be pretty much ignored unless I asked three times in the west gets done overnight the day I ask it. I come to work in the morning and there is a small army of workers just finishing up after pulling an all nighter. It's flattering but very alien to me and frankly sort of embarrassing. I don't actually expect to be taken seriously.

Z-clipped:

I live in the Philippines right now.....


Are you in Manila? Would you like to attend the opening night of the musical NINE this Friday night? It's at the Carlos P. Romuld Auditurum of RCBC Plaza and I have an extra ticket.
 
2012-09-19 09:39:21 AM  

xsive: Hah! I forgot about that sign, I laughed pretty hard the first time I saw one


I'm just trying to wrap my head around what someone would look like attempting that.
 
2012-09-19 09:44:18 AM  

Confabulat: thamike: What's more is that he probably made up the whole story. He can't whine without insulting people, he can't brag without looking like a dingleberry. He barely makes an effort at vicarious experience. Mitt Romney is the alpha and omega of navelgazers.

I'd actually be more disturbed if he DIDN'T make up the whole story. Do rich powerful Americans often visit factories surrounded by guard towers and barbed wire and think, huh, THIS is what we're missing in the USA! Cause that is terrifying to consider.


I can picture him thinking it is a "nice" place (free from distractions, alcohol, drugs, rap) were poor can work hard for a little bit and quickly rise up in ranks.
 
2012-09-19 09:46:29 AM  
Noticed FOX News is disabling comments on the newer Romney articles. Almost as if they are scared of this getting out.
 
2012-09-19 09:55:48 AM  

jayhawk88: while Fox News hammers Obama for wearing vertical stripes with a plaid tie.


It's called "power clashing". And he does it because he can.
 
2012-09-19 09:59:42 AM  

Lupine Chemist: I actually agree with him on this issue and he still comes off as a raging out of touch douche saying it.

My stance is that from the US POV it frees up resources that are currently being used stamping a metal plate in some factory to do something potentially more productive. The issue is there needs to be more assistance to help people that are displaced by this sort of movement find new work and help their families. I think outsourcing is better on the whole for the country and economy as it prevents legacy inefficiencies from lingering, but there are real losers at home when it happens and someone should be obligated to help them.

From the Chinese POV you cannot look at it with western preconceptions. The fact of the matter is the conditions are horrible but they are also a million times better than having to collectively farm every day. This is how the Chinese middle class is forming and it's not pretty. And the fact is unless Chinese factories can start producing things at world class quality (they will in some time, but that's still a ways away) they are going to have to compete on labor costs. And as harsh as it sounds and as repressive as the CCP is with regards to human rights, they do honestly seem to have the interests of the people in mind as far as Economic development goes.

I think it's a hard decision that cuts 55-45 in favor of outsourcing, but you really do have to accept that that 45% negative is there.


Okay, fair enough as far as it goes, but this isn't about Chinese working conditions. This is about Americans' perception of Mitt Romney's behavior and attitudes. Sure, one can argue that it's "more efficient" to move jobs overseas, but that still leaves Americans unemployed. The same would-be President then complains to his cronies that those suddenly unemployed Americans are whining about an entitlement attitude and expectations the gov't will take care of them.

Does Mr Romney REALLY not see the connection between actions like his and the consequences of those actions? Or is he a sociopath who just doesn't give a fark?

Maybe the election will wake him up. I can dream, can't I?
 
2012-09-19 10:03:29 AM  

wingnut396: Eapoe6: How many people to a bathroom in a corporate headquarters? Remember to count all those peeing visitors clogging up the conference rooms. .

How many bunks to a cube at corporate, you know, where the office drones live?


They sleep sitting up with a tie wrapped around their necks. They are made to wear humiliating pleats on their pants. These poor creatures are bored to death from pretending their costly MBA somehow pertains to their job. Attending meetings and staring at PowerPoint is not work. It is torture! The muffins are sometimes nice...maybe a danish.
 
2012-09-19 10:06:46 AM  
When I was back in my private equity days, we went to China to buy a factory there. It employed about 20,000 people. And they were almost all young women between the ages of about 18 and 22 or 23. They were saving for potentially becoming married.

And they work in these huge factories, they made various uh, small appliances. And uh, as we were walking through this facility, seeing them work, the number of hours they worked per day, the pittance they earned, living in dormitories with uh, with little bathrooms at the end of maybe 10, 10 room, rooms. And the rooms they have 12 girls per room.

Three bunk beds on top of each other. You've seen, you've seen them? (Oh...yeah, yeah!) And, and, and around this factory was a fence, a huge fence with barbed wire and guard towers. And, and, we said gosh! I can't believe that you, you know, keep these girls in! They said, no, no, no. This is to keep other people from coming in.


Because when I hear 'near sweatshop conditions' and 'mandatory on-location board' I think "I gotta get me some of that action"!

What a slimy waste of humanity.
 
2012-09-19 10:07:02 AM  

Lumpmoose: Eapoe6: How many people to a bathroom in a corporate headquarters? Remember to count all those peeing visitors clogging up the conference rooms.

Yeah, I don't doubt that conditions are deplorable but I have no basis upon which to compare "120" as being large or small. "Bathroom" doesn't tell you how many stalls there are, either. And besides a comparison to corporations in America, I'd like to know how it compares to other public and private bathrooms in China, not just the USA. The worst bathroom I've ever seen in my life was at a train station in Nanjing. We're talking turn around and try to forget what you just saw, bad.

I'd need to know stalls, actual frequency of use, cleanliness, etc. The 120 number all by itself isn't that useful.


We don't even know if there is a White Castle nearby. There are all kinds of factors that have not been determined.
 
2012-09-19 10:10:08 AM  

Alphax: Confabulat: heavymetal: What is not brought up but part of the Republican narrative is that is how they want job conditions in the U.S. Why else do yo think they want to destroy organized labor and labor laws? They want to make the American worker so desperate they will accept a lower standard of living, less pay, and no benefits.

This is exactly right. Republicans dream of a country where Americans live in dorm houses, forced to work 12 hours a day for little wages, and be thankful to their glorious masters for allowing them such an opportunity.

/this IS what Republicans actually believe

You move 16 Tons, and whaddaya get?
Another day older and deeper in debt.
St. Peter don't you call me, cause I can't go,
I owe my soul to the Company Store.


This is the "America of Yesteryear" they want to go back to, not the time where a person could start at the bottom and work their way up. Labor is not considered an asset which builds wealth like Henry Ford did to people like Mitt, they are considered and expense which effects the bottom line. To people like Mitt Romney worker productivity is not to be rewarded, it is to be exploited for further profit.
 
2012-09-19 10:10:38 AM  

Lost Thought 00: xsive: ox45tallboy: T.M.S.: Right now I am in China looking at potential venues to outsource American jobs.

/getting a kick etc.
//12 hour time difference sucks

Can you verify the toilet pic I posted above? Is this the norm in any dormitory or public restrooms there?

Yes almost all toilets in public places are as posted there. The only western toilets you will find are in handicapped stalls or western establishments.

/was in Beijing last March

There is a reason this sign exists in airports that serve a large number of asian travelers

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x311]


I had one of those robotic "toilets of the future" in a hotel room in Seoul once and not only did it have that sign it graphically illustrated the squatter breaking the seat, falling to the ground and smashing his head on the tile floor. It was all done as a weird sort of cartoon.
 
2012-09-19 10:14:32 AM  

heavymetal: What is not brought up but part of the Republican narrative is that is how they want job conditions in the U.S. Why else do yo think they want to destroy organized labor and labor laws? They want to make the American worker so desperate they will accept a lower standard of living, less pay, and no benefits.


They're succeeding, to a degree, already. I know I'm not alone among employed Farkers who have had benefits cut and wages frozen while taking on more and more work. My CEO's attitude is exactly that: we should be grateful to have jobs.
 
2012-09-19 10:17:18 AM  

ox45tallboy: First, don't do a GIS for "Asian squat toilet" while you're eating.

Secondly, here is what these 120 girls share:

[vivevivir.files.wordpress.com image 550x412]


I wouldn't mind them if they didn't stink.
 
2012-09-19 10:17:47 AM  

I should be in the kitchen: heavymetal: What is not brought up but part of the Republican narrative is that is how they want job conditions in the U.S. Why else do yo think they want to destroy organized labor and labor laws? They want to make the American worker so desperate they will accept a lower standard of living, less pay, and no benefits.

They're succeeding, to a degree, already. I know I'm not alone among employed Farkers who have had benefits cut and wages frozen while taking on more and more work. My CEO's attitude is exactly that: we should be grateful to have jobs.


I'm in that boat with you.
 
2012-09-19 10:18:36 AM  

I should be in the kitchen: heavymetal: What is not brought up but part of the Republican narrative is that is how they want job conditions in the U.S. Why else do yo think they want to destroy organized labor and labor laws? They want to make the American worker so desperate they will accept a lower standard of living, less pay, and no benefits.

They're succeeding, to a degree, already. I know I'm not alone among employed Farkers who have had benefits cut and wages frozen while taking on more and more work. My CEO's attitude is exactly that: we should be grateful to have jobs.


Be grateful that they so felicitously send voters to the Democratic party. The day we become a fully-fledged Euro-style social democracy draws ever nearer.

I for one welcome our Nancy Pelosi overlords.

/might be a hint of sarcasm there...
 
2012-09-19 10:18:47 AM  

Confabulat: thamike: What's more is that he probably made up the whole story. He can't whine without insulting people, he can't brag without looking like a dingleberry. He barely makes an effort at vicarious experience. Mitt Romney is the alpha and omega of navelgazers.

I'd actually be more disturbed if he DIDN'T make up the whole story. Do rich powerful Americans often visit factories surrounded by guard towers and barbed wire and think, huh, THIS is what we're missing in the USA! Cause that is terrifying to consider.


It seems a little unbelievable that his factory tour would include the girls dormitory. Can you visualize that? Scary. But has others have pointed out, whether it's true or fabricated it's scary that he would remark on it.
 
2012-09-19 10:18:57 AM  

T.M.S.: I had one of those robotic "toilets of the future" in a hotel room in Seoul once and not only did it have that sign it graphically illustrated the squatter breaking the seat, falling to the ground and smashing his head on the tile floor. It was all done as a weird sort of cartoon.


www.icbe.org
 
2012-09-19 10:24:14 AM  

T.M.S.: Are you in Manila? Would you like to attend the opening night of the musical NINE this Friday night? It's at the Carlos P. Romuld Auditurum of RCBC Plaza and I have an extra ticket.


I'm not, I'm down in Visayas, and can't pick up and leave because I have a Physics exam that day. But holy crap, thanks for the offer- that's extremely kind of you. If you end up spending any length of time here, and you want to get away for a few days and go diving at a world heritage site, shoot me an email. I live about an hour or so from Apo island.
 
2012-09-19 10:25:26 AM  

Epoch_Zero: I should be in the kitchen: heavymetal: What is not brought up but part of the Republican narrative is that is how they want job conditions in the U.S. Why else do yo think they want to destroy organized labor and labor laws? They want to make the American worker so desperate they will accept a lower standard of living, less pay, and no benefits.

They're succeeding, to a degree, already. I know I'm not alone among employed Farkers who have had benefits cut and wages frozen while taking on more and more work. My CEO's attitude is exactly that: we should be grateful to have jobs.

I'm in that boat with you.


When my dad got laid off, he was essentially doing 3 jobs for the salary of one. Because he was one of the last to get laid off, you see, but the work still had to be done.

They then hired him back as a f--king temp for half a year - hourly, of course, no benefits, etc., - because whoops, we need people who know what they're doing so we can shift this whole thing over to Mexico. Once that was done, he was gone again.

My dad has worked his ass off his entire life, pulled himself out of a very working class family in Detroit, got himself the best education in the state, and that was really horribly depressing to watch.

On the plus side, he's got a full time job again. A contractor to one of the Big 3 realized that outsourcing their product tracking and monitoring and forecasting and whatever else to India didn't work all that great. He's working like crazy to learn all of these new programs and such - but funny how a job with security, decent pay, and benefits on day 1 makes people *want to work*. Whenever I see him he's way happier than he ever was with former jerk company.
 
2012-09-19 10:30:55 AM  

GranoblasticMan: The only explanation for Romney saying such utterly ridiculous things on such a frequent basis is that he must be constantly high off his ass.


Mormon Tea
 
2012-09-19 10:34:00 AM  
Karac: So, did he buy the sweatshop or not?

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Jesus Christ, man, there's some things you just don't talk about in public!


Exactly. That's what "quiet rooms" are for.
 
2012-09-19 10:46:40 AM  

ox45tallboy: T.M.S.: I have seen that sort of thing in Malaysia and Korea but not nearly as filthy.

That was actually one of the cleanest ones I found on the GIS.


Having been to China I will verify that indeed, that is one of the cleaner toilets available that isn't in an upscale hotel. Also, there is toilet paper but you usually have to buy your own and carry it around with you, and you aren't allowed to throw it in the toilet...that's what the garbage can next to the toilet is for. The stench is godawful.
 
2012-09-19 10:48:51 AM  

ox45tallboy: First, don't do a GIS for "Asian squat toilet" while you're eating.

Secondly, here is what these 120 girls share:

[vivevivir.files.wordpress.com image 550x412]


My ex-wife is Korean and was adopted when she was five. For the first couple of weeks after arriving in the US, she would stand on the toilet seat to pee. Her mother tells this story any time adoption, bathrooms, or JFK airport comes up in a conversation.
 
2012-09-19 10:50:00 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: My dad has worked his ass off his entire life, pulled himself out of a very working class family in Detroit, got himself the best education in the state, and that was really horribly depressing to watch.

On the plus side, he's got a full time job again. A contractor to one of the Big 3 realized that outsourcing their product tracking and monitoring and forecasting and whatever else to India didn't work all that great. He's working like crazy to learn all of these new programs and such - but funny how a job with security, decent pay, and benefits on day 1 makes people *want to work*. Whenever I see him he's way happier than he ever was with former jerk company.


My dad died before seeing retirement, sadly. He was a high school teacher before having to change careers because he couldn't support us on a teacher's pay. He worked right up until his death this January knowing that there was a high likelihood he wouldn't get to retire for another decade or so. The prospect of Medicare eased this pressure, but not soon enough.

Right after he died we found out that the company he had worked for since 1983 had been bought out by a Bain-ish firm and bankrupted.
 
2012-09-19 10:51:17 AM  
ALL THE GIRLS STANDING IN THE LINE FOR THE BATHROOM
 
2012-09-19 10:51:21 AM  
I'm going to bash Republicans online with my iPhone and iPad.
 
2012-09-19 10:58:47 AM  

Wyalt Derp: To be fair, all I see there is Romney describing what he saw - it doesn't say he approved. The next part of the story could be that he was horrified at the conditions and immediately pulled out of the deal. Though I'd be pleasantly surprised if that was the case.


This. I'll have to watch the video later to see if this is the case.

/pretty sure he's still an aloof sociopath
 
2012-09-19 11:05:27 AM  

T.M.S.: Right now I am in China looking at potential venues to outsource American jobs.

/getting a kick etc.
//12 hour time difference sucks


So that's why you get paid the big bucks.
 
2012-09-19 11:21:17 AM  

SuperTramp: heavymetal

What is not brought up but part of the Republican narrative is that is how they want job conditions in the U.S. Why else do yo think they want to destroy organized labor and labor laws? They want to make the American worker so desperate they will accept a lower standard of living, less pay, and no benefits.

PRECISELY.

And a lot of white southerners are HAPPY to go along with it so that black folks will "keep their place."


I was recently informed by a rural Tennessee TeaTard that liberals are forcing them to be racist. Yup! "We didn't have any problems down here, everyone was getting along just fine, everything was equal, until you people came along and basically invented racism where there wasn't none, just to make Obama look like a victim and blahblahblah... We had no choice! "
 
2012-09-19 11:25:53 AM  
Big Business has the same secret reaction when they look at China's social/business model that Evangelicals have when they look at Fundamentalist Islamic run countries:

Drool.
 
2012-09-19 11:39:29 AM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: T.M.S.: Right now I am in China looking at potential venues to outsource American jobs.

/getting a kick etc.
//12 hour time difference sucks

So that's why you get paid the big bucks.


I wish. But unfortunately due to the economics of working in Asia almost everything I do here is for "the love of art". It's always a huge financial loss.

Still, it's an honor to be hosted by such fine countries.
 
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