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Sat Feb 18, 2012, 02:52 PM

112. Oh yes. People fight hard when desperate. Fundamental tenet of the "cheap labor" movement.


I'm amazed. I just had to explain this on DEMOCRATIC Underground for the THIRD TIME in a single thread.

People are lined up fighting for jobs in this country too. Doesn't mean it's cause the jobs are the greatest, it's just the best option they have. It's why EVERY tenet of the Republican party has the goal of making people desperate -- make the worker be happy for what they got and then pay them a fraction of what they are WORTH while lining your pockets with the difference.

Cheap labor is exactly why the jobs left in the 70's and exactly why APPLE just told President Obama they're not coming back here.

By the way, , that was APPLE EXECUTIVES saying that. Why SHOULDN'T I be singling out your poor darlings for special scorn? Why as a Democrat and a supporter of OUR middle class should I love Apple?

Yeah, the pay compares well but to get that pay they get WORKED LIKE DOGS. Apple is sitting on a mountain of cash and won't do a damned thing to improve that. Ohhhhhhh so ethical. The difference between me and you is that eventually it will be cheaper to go full-robotic in manufacturing. On that day, APPLE will drop their Chinese work force like a used hanky -- try to deny THAT with a straight face. I'll feel pretty bad about it and you'll be full-on talking about the wonderful lifestyle of the lucky few people who got jobs to maintain the robots and fondling your newest year's i-doo-dad.

In the end, though, there is no arguing with "cheap labor" conservatives -- regardless of which political party they ostensibly call their own.

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