Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Despite Huge Tax Cuts, Harley Davidson Shipping Jobs Overseas

After the Republican-led tax scam passed, Trump promised companies would increase wages and opportunities. It was said families would save an average of $2,000 per year. Very little, if any of that, has happened - instead, we've seen companies buy back stock, pay off shareholders; give executives huge bonuses and now ship jobs overseas. The tax scam was never about giving the average worker a raise or creating new jobs. Politicians created the tax cuts and, specifically, drafting it to benefit the wealthiest Americans, whereby cutting the social safety net for the poorest Americans. The government has to find the lost revenue by slashing social services. Now, why is that important? Why bring the social safety net into the conversation? The social safety net is for those who need a lift out of poverty to gain the opportunity to pull themselves into the middle class, if at all possible.

Equality of opportunity does not mean equal outcome, which is what conservatives claim it means.

The supposed All American company Harly Davidson is shipping jobs overseas. Although the revelation of the company getting tax cuts and shipping jobs away seemed a shock to the workers, because of what they were promised, should it surprise you that these corporations don't care about the people who build them?

“Part of my job is being moved to York, but the other part is going to Bangkok,” claimed Richard Pence, a Harley machinist working at the Kansas City plant, in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, adding the company is already packing up the plant and that he suspects some of the machinery is heading overseas.
“These companies are taking tax breaks with one hand and handing out pink slips with the other,” said International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers President Bob Martinez Jr in a statement. “I’m going to call it like I see it … this is a corporate ambush on working people.” (The RawStory)

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