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  •  Sounds like 'Bob' from the UAW is being (6+ / 0-)

    as shortsighted as any corporation, focused laser-tight on his specific 800 jobs 'win' while ignoring the forecast 159k job loss overall.  So we'll export more cars to South Korea, while at home, another 160k fewer people will be able to buy cars.

    Way to see the squirrel tree while ignoring the forest around you going up in flames, Bob.

    •  Is that it? (1+ / 0-)
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      Dirtandiron

      I understand why the Chamber or large corps would like it but don't understand who else would and why.

      "slip now and you'll fall the rest of your life" Derek Hersey 1957-1993

      by ban nock on Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 06:49:17 AM PST

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    •  It's been a "bug" not a feature... (2+ / 0-)
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      shpilk, drewfromct

      ...in Labor for quite some time. UAW opposed raising CAFE standards because it would kill jobs. Why? Because Management told them it would. Of course, management "left out" all the other things that killed jobs FASTER and more effectively.

      Domestic content is how Germany and Sweden play this game.

      Strategic Security Interest is how the Military Industrial Complex plays this game.

      We have a SOCIETAL SECURITY INTEREST in FAIR trade. But then, the "Serious People" really don't believe there is such a thing as "society."

      "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." -- Frederick Douglass

      by Egalitare on Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 06:56:58 AM PST

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