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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 02:52 PM
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13. I talk about it all the time, especially as it pertains to the domestic auto industry
What Reagan did to this country is criminal. The trade imbalance is criminal; allowing Asian imports to flood our markets while theirs are closed to US imports.

Asian cars manufactured in the US are manufactured in right-to-work states with non-union labor, imported parts, and the companies actively work against any attempts to unionize. Their benefits are not good, especially when it comes to on the job injuries. I have a friend who works at the UAW HQ in Detroit; she travels to the south periodically for organizing meetings in those states and the management tries to run them out of town.

Michigan had a thriving working middle class of union autoworkers who bought houses and cars, cottages up north, and sent their kids to college. It's practically all gone now thanks to Reagan and his Michigan counterpart, the despicable John Engler.
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