If you work hard you will succeed. That’s been the clarion call for Mittens et al, often wielded against Obama in hope of stirring up working class resentment. But in the nit and grit of Ryan-Romney’s real America, coming soon to a community near you if they win in November, hard-working lifetime employees at an electronics factory have one last job before they hit the unemployment lines: training their Chinese replacements:
Guardian – “It’s not easy to get up in the morning, training them to do your job so that you can be made unemployed,” said Borman, pictured, a mother of three who has worked for 23 years at the Sensata auto sensors plant.
Borman knows her eventual fate in the stricken economy that surrounds Freeport. “I am going to be competing for minimum wage jobs with my own daughter,” she said.
The Ohio company was taken over by Bain a few years ago, which promptly did what Bain always does: squeeze every last cent out of the human and physical assets, run the firm around Wall Street for some fat loans and equity financing, then ship the plant off to China. The takeover giant will probably enjoy a fat tax break for that last effort too boot.
The workforce and local elected officials have repeatedly reached out to Bain’s former CEO and current GOP Presidential nominee to put a halt to the devastation. So far Ryan-Romney’s too busy criticizing the President over unemployment and healthcare to respond …