This comment by “AirCap” was made on the Eagle’s Kansas.com site in response to Hawker Beechcraft’s announcement Tuesday night. Your thoughts?
This is what’s wrong with America. Companies that make millions (sometimes billions) in profits quarter after quarter still can’t get enough, so they extort tax money from the locals with the threat of leaving the area. Remember how we gave Boeing a HALF BILLION DOLLARS just a few years ago (thanks to the worthless Todd Tiahrt), then the company turned around and left town as soon as the check cleared?
Corporate propaganda and right-wing dittoheads blame this constant loss of solid American jobs on unions, but the culprit is just pure, plain corporate greed. Stockholders simply got tired of sharing the wealth with the workers who created it and so figured out ways to take it back by moving those jobs to places where people don’t enjoy the labor protections of our great nation. We’re back to the 19th century again and the middle class that was created by unions is now almost extinct. The rich get richer, and through the brainwash of Fox News, the poor do nothing but sympathize with them.America is the only place in the world where working people stand in line to have super-rich jerks kick them in the butt, then thank them for it.