Bernie calls Trumps bluff with a new proposal

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Lets see how serious Trump really is.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-carrier-promise_us_583b4c00e4b09b605600e229?
     
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    Good job, Bernie. (By the way, he would've never done this under Clinton presidency.)
     
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    He would have done it but Pelosi would give a mean stink eye.
     
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    Notice, Bernie doesn't go as far as withdrawing from NAFTA.
     
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    Because Trump does not care about workers.
     
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    It's incumbent on Bernie to introduce the "Outsourcing Prevention Act" legislation and shepard it though the Senate, get his House colleagues to introduce the same legislation so it can go to the president's desk.

    Bernie and Trump should sit down together--before the inauguration--and hammer something out. Corporate interests from both parties will do anything they can to kill this legislation so they must hold a joint televised conference and speak directly to the American people. The FCC to should force all networks to carry the joint televised conference for free or risk losing their part of the spectrum which is a public good.
     
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    And then Trump should show he's serious by leading by example, and bring all his business back to the US.
     
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    how can one bring hotels and casinos 'back to the US'?
     
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    How do you bring a golf course back to the US or any other real estate deal. LOL.
     
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    His manufacturing jobs - ties, suits, cufflinks, all the crap he has made overseas.

    Of course, he still needs to put everything in a real blind trust.
     
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    oh that... tbh, I don't think those can be manufactured in america anymore.

    (btw who the hell would buy a trump tie or suit? lol)
     
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    Anything can be manufactured in America. All we have to do is build new factories. Where the money will come from I have no clue. But it will employ lots of construction workers.

    Then train people to work in the factories for minimum wage, instead of the pennies their Chinese counterparts get.

    I just don't see it happening.
     
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    I wouldn't go so far as to say he's calling Trump's "bluff" as it all depends on the final legislation.
    Most people complain when their favorite piece of "common sense" legislation fails to pass without reading the whole bill.
    The reality is amendments and caveats, so called "poison pill" additions, etc. are what kill an otherwise good bill.
    So I'll hold off any judgement until a final bill is submitted for vote.

    No one is going to fall for another Pelosi "we have to pass it to find out what's in it" piece of legislation.
     
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    Shaking up Washington, again, and again, and again.
     
  17. samcraig macrumors P6

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    You have no proof of any such thing. Why even suggest it?
     
  18. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I agree, but the FCC is 3-3 Dem/Rep (why it had to be a partisan organization is a good rhetorical question).

    Trump isn't going to do anything for American workers, even his infrastructure plan is a corporate contractor handout.
     
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    Honestly the issue is about equating labour conditions in countries as a pre-condition of free trade. An internationally agreed living wage would be a good start.
     
  20. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    The problem is, cost of living differs from country to country. In Country A, it could cost a family $10 to live for a week, and in Cointry B it could be $200. Having the same minimum wage in countries A and B doesn't make sense.

    That is before trying to account for fluctuations in international currency exchange rates.
     
  21. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Sure, but you can simply have a principle that mandates X amount of work will get you above the local poverty line.

    It's common sense that anyone working full time, regardless of the job, should make enough to not be below the poverty line.
     
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    hell no....you don't smoke weed to you?
     
  23. thekev macrumors 604

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    Some garment manufacturing takes place in the US, including California. Clothing carries an extremely high markup over its manufacturing cost, typically in the neighborhood of 10x. Some of this is retail markup. Some of it's due to the way it's sold. Clothing is stocked in different sizes. Whatever isn't initially sold is discounted. Remnants and items with minor flaws tend to be sold off in bulk quantities. Sometimes designs just totally bomb.

    Anyway the manufacturing end of it is squeezed as far as possible, but some of it's possible in the US. I think it's better suited to lower cost states, where workers can actually derive a stable income from it.
     
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    call them brothels (G) it would work well for trump.
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    You need weed to accept trump.
     
  25. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure he will once, just like any other business, factors makes sense to do so. Until then our current climate doesn't warrant it nor make sense to do so. Although, I'm sure once he does, he'll get flack for that too.
     

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