Comrade Bernie Sanders: ‘Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump’

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Washington Post

Today, about 1,000 Carrier workers and their families should be rejoicing. But the rest of our nation’s workers should be very nervous.

President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly announce a deal with United Technologies, the corporation that owns Carrier, that keeps less than 1,000 of the 2,100 jobs in America that were previously scheduled to be transferred to Mexico. Let’s be clear: It is not good enough to save some of these jobs. Trump made a promise that he would save all of these jobs, and we cannot rest until an ironclad contract is signed to ensure that all of these workers are able to continue working in Indiana without having their pay or benefits slashed.

In exchange for allowing United Technologies to continue to offshore more than 1,000 jobs, Trump will reportedly give the company tax and regulatory favors that the corporation has sought. Just a short few months ago, Trump was pledging to force United Technologies to “pay a damn tax.” He was insisting on very steep tariffs for companies like Carrier that left the United States and wanted to sell their foreign-made products back in the United States. Instead of a damn tax, the company will be rewarded with a damn tax cut. Wow! How’s that for standing up to corporate greed? How’s that for punishing corporations that shut down in the United States and move abroad?

In essence, United Technologies took Trump hostage and won. And that should send a shock wave of fear through all workers across the country.

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One comment on “Comrade Bernie Sanders: ‘Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump’
  1. So where have you been for the last 8 years Mr Sanders while your brother our commander and chief have been in charge? And what about the rich editers/owners of the Washington Post, I don’t remember seeing any scaling reports from your paper about all the business and jobs already lost to foreign countries by our so called for the people US (democrats) government. Or has our president (democrat) and your paper been looking after *all the people* of these other countries all along? Perhaps that’s why the democrats want to open our borders, to allow these poor people to come to America, dishonor our flag and re-right our constitution. Pardon me, I may have it all backwards as it acctually seems that it is Ms Clinton and the Clinton clan (Democrats) that want to undermine The US constitution and degrade our great flag while the people of other lands wether poor or in constant fear of their own life want the US as strong, independent and prosperous as it can be so when they do apply and come here legally they will feel safe and have an awsome chance at real freedom and prosperity calling America home, learning English, standing *UP* for our flag while pledging allegiance to it and our great constitution. Long live liberty, freedom, the pursuit of happiness, AMERICA!

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