Saturday, June 24, 2017

Remember those Carrier jobs that Donald Trump "saved?" Yeah, that's not happening.

Courtesy of CNBC: 

More than 600 employees at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis are bracing for layoffs beginning next month, despite being told by President Trump that nearly all the jobs at the plant had been saved. The deal, announced with great fanfare before Trump took office, was billed not only as a heroic move to keep jobs from going to Mexico but also as a seismic shift in the economic development landscape. 

Nearly seven months later the deal has not worked out quite as originally advertised, and the landscape has barely budged. 

"The jobs are still leaving," said Robert James, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999. "Nothing has stopped." 

In fact, after the layoffs are complete later this year, a few hundred union jobs will remain at the plant. But that is far different from what then-President-elect Trump said just three weeks after the election. 

"They're going to have a great Christmas," Trump said to cheering steelworkers and local dignitaries on Dec. 1. The plan to close the plant and lay off 1,400 workers had become a frequent topic in the Trump campaign. He said 1,100 jobs would stay in Indianapolis, thanks to the deal. 

"And by the way, that number is going to go up very substantially as they expand this area," he said. "So the 1,100 is going to be a minimum number."

So all of that was bullshit shoveled out for a political photo-op.

Trump actually promised 7 million dollars of incentives, and in return Carrier will continue to retain about 730 manufacturing jobs for the next ten years, but the rest are gone and will continue to move overseas despite promises from Trump to "bring those jobs back home."

By the way the 16 million dollars that Carrier promised Trump to reinvest in the company will go towards automation which will ultimately cost even more human employees their jobs.

Another backdrop that Trump used to talk about saving jobs was at the Boeing plant in South Carolina.

Guess what:

The South Carolina Boeing plant where President Donald Trump spoke about saving American jobs is laying off almost 200 workers, the company says. 

Boeing’s South Carolina assembly plant has notified employees that they will be off the company's payrolls from 25 August, company spokeswoman Lori Guntr told The Independent.

So is everybody tired of all of this "winning" that Trump promised us yet?


  1. Anonymous4:56 AM

    Is there anything on the Trump Hotel restaurant menu other than Shit Sandwiches? "My investigators are saying they can't believe what they are finding". Where's their report, Donny. Surely it was a business expense on your tax returns.

  2. Anonymous5:41 AM

    "They're going to have a great Christmas," Trump said to cheering steelworkers and local dignitaries on Dec. 1.
    All will be getting 'clean' COAL...

  3. Anonymous5:49 AM

    our company is losing 100s of jobs (already had some lay offs) - directly linked to trump's policies - because of the travel ban and other factors the number of students from outside the US is way down - so our college testing is waaaaaay down and our company is failing (also fewer students in the US are going to college)

    1. Anonymous6:19 AM

      Feel for you...
      But not this FAIL:

  4. Anonymous5:57 AM

    You will pay>

    self teaching

  5. Anonymous6:04 AM

    Manufacturing outside the US is a tremendous cost savings for companies. Other countries have only a 2% tax on businesses
    In most cases. Even if businesses were taxed here at that low rate the cost of labor and benefits here is three to four times more than labor in other countries like China and Mexico.

    People here who suffer financially or face job layoffs wanted to believe wealthy Trump in spite of the fact he and his family have all of their goods manufactured overseas. The crowd at his rally cheered wildly as if he is the Wizard of Oz who alone can bring them great wealth as he promised despite the big lies he fed them.

    1. Anonymous6:45 AM

      "Ivanka Trump ordered to testify"

      “virtually identical” rip off>
      “There’s not a shoe I’m not intimately involved in designing.”“The purpose of the deposition is not for harassment, but because Ms. Trump possesses individual knowledge not only of what did or did not occur with regard to the shoes at issue, but of how she handles the supervision of her licensees generally, and what steps she takes to avoid licensees’ intentional copying,” {harassment=her-a$$-ment}WILD THING is one of its best-selling shoes and is not the first to be copied by Trump’s company."

    2. Anonymous12:46 PM

      Those supporting The Donald are truly idiots! If they would only pay attention to the 'facts' about the Trumps. They'd soon change their support - thank God most of us are paying close attention and we are the majority.

      Trump will never be reelected - he still doesn't have the numbers!

  6. Anonymous6:07 AM


    "Today, Trump is claiming that the scandal is real, and it is all Obama’s fault."

    1. Anonymous6:40 AM

      Just as he said the other day that lying to Comey about taping their conversations made Comey tell the truth! Trump needs to have his mouth closed surgically and his fingers tied tightly together. I doubt if he can tweet with his toes; he can't see them.

    2. Anonymous7:04 AM

      Dance, donnie, dance, little marionette for your puppeteers! Big Bad Barack will always be smarter and outclass you.

    3. Anonymous7:38 AM

      Beagle mom@6:40

    4. Anonymous12:43 PM

      Trump will never measure up to the outstanding qualities of President Obama. Never ever - and he knows it!

  7. Anonymous6:37 AM

    I think about seven coal mining jobs were added recently. Doesn't that count? Anyone who believed Trump's drivel about bringing jobs back or saving jobs must also believe in "trickle-down" economics, which was disproved when Reagan was president and again when George W. was president. Isn't there a saying about someone who keeps repeating the same mistakes . . . .

  8. Anonymous8:27 AM

    Wanna bet the morons would vote for him again.

  9. Anonymous8:31 AM

    Everything that drops from Agent Orange's anus shaped pie hole is eventually recognizable as a the turd it is.

  10. Anonymous8:49 AM

    Trump has caused Unemployment to go up. He has dissolved many agencies, many gov jobs. He has not created. He has caused loss and damage to our economy.

  11. Anonymous8:53 AM

    Something odd about loyal trump supporters. They are cult like, maybe scientology. A total disconnect from reality and division. It is standard brainwashing. These people are confused sheep.

  12. Anonymous12:41 PM

    Trump is no more than a lying, fat assed, sack of shit! He can not be trusted as far as anyone would care to throw his lard ass!

    He's truly deplorable and doesn't represent the majority of Americans and never has. Just look at his 'negative' poll numbers!!

  13. Serves them right for being stupid enough to swallow his swill. Let them eat dirt for voting against their own best interests.

    Stupid. Gullible.


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