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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:57 PM

US CEO to France: You can keep your 'so-called workers'

"I have visited that factory a couple of times. The French workforce gets paid high wages, but works only three hours. They get one hour for breaks and lunch, talk for three and work for three hours," he wrote.

"I told this to the French union workers to their faces. They told me that's the French way!"

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"Titan is going to buy a Chinese tire company or an Indian one, pay less than one Euro per hour wage and ship all the tires France needs," he wrote. "You can keep the so-called workers. Titan has no interest in the Amiens North factory."

Taylor led a leveraged buy-out of Titan in 1990, before purchasing the remaining interest in the $100 million company along with MascoTech. He then launched an unsuccessful bid to be U.S. President in 1996, campaigning as a Republican to bring sound fiscal management and business know-how to Washington.

In his letter, Taylor predicted that French stalwart Michelin will have ceased producing tires in France within five years. "France will lose its industrial business because its government is more government."

And the U.S. government has no reason for complacency either. "The U.S. government is not much better than the French. Titan had to pay millions to Washington lawyers to sue the Chinese tire companies because of their subsidizing. Titan won. The government collects the duties. We don't get the duties, the government does," said Taylor.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/us-ceo-france-you-can-keep-your-so-called-workers-1C8448612

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:04 PM

1. As long as we are winning the Race to the Bottom!

Priority one - Insure massive profits for corporations.
All other considerations secondary.
Crew expendable.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:06 PM

2. "You can keep the so-called workers. ...... We prefer slaves."

nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:08 PM

3. wait, i thought it was american workers who were lazy, uneducated & useless?

 

anyone who doesn't work 18 hours for slave wages...

fuck this 'ceo' & may he get cancer and die:

"Titan is going to buy a Chinese tire company or an Indian one, pay less than one Euro per hour wage and ship all the tires France needs," he wrote. "You can keep the so-called workers."

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:23 PM

10. Nope, lazy workers get recorded around the world

The power of the YouTube!

Weeee! LOL



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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:10 PM

4. You peons will take the shit wages and conditions you're given and like it!

We have massive profits to make and if we lose productivity I will have to forfeit some features on my new private jet!


Fuck this guy and everyone who thinks like him. How much does it cost to relocate to France?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:11 PM

5. According to the World Health Organization, France has the most productive workforce

in the world.

The U.S. clocked in at #8. "Overworked" does not equal "higher productivity". Too bad this fuckhead doesn't know that...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:19 PM

8. Yeah.....n/t

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:16 PM

7. Bon débarras. Good riddance. It is probably what French workers thought!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:22 PM

9. I haven't replaced my tires even though they are getting rather old.

Because I'm not paid very well. Who do these labor-undercutting thieves think is going to buy their product?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:25 PM

11. And this is, of course, why we need Charter Schools. I hope they teach Mandarin.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:33 PM

12. Okay, just for the sake of argument, let's say the French only work 3 hours a day...

That's STILL two hours and fifty-five minutes more per day than Taylor "works" (and I'm giving Taylor the benefit of the doubt, here).

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:08 PM

13. and why are we allowing these carpet baggers to produce product cheaper

in another country and then turn around and sell it wherever they want ... fricking ridiculous so called free market ...

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