Trump saves a thousand jobs in Indiana

Page 2 of Clinton Ally Paul Begala Praises Trump Deal to Keep Jobs in Indiana: ‘I Actually Applaud Him’ | Mediaite Good start.... 321 comments | 7638 Views | Go to page 1 →

  1. #16
    Jumper_Dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 06
    Location
    To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible
    Posts
    42,704

    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Is he going to do the same for me in 2018 when Corning threatens us in contract negotiations to move their operation to Korea or will I just be out of luck and out of a job because we don't do our major business with the federal government?
    I hope so...but Corning has had over 200 government contracts since 2000, so you may be in luck.
    Advertisement

  2. #17
    PurplePride92's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 06
    Location
    If I was you I wouldn't like me either. #Views #teamstaywoke
    Posts
    84,799

    Quote Originally Posted by Habib View Post
    It would not be a good thing if government contracts were awarded based on doing favors for the president instead of merit. (This wouldn't be a new problem, but would certainly add to it.)

    At any rate I'm curious what the deal they made was. I imagine Pence played no small part in it. But I mostly think it's small potatoes at this point.
    Interesting about Pence because when he was governor he couldn't convince Carrier to stay but now that Pence's team can put the squeeze on Carrier it seems they had a change of heart without getting anymore than what Pence was offering initially.

    Nothing to see here though......

  3. #18
    mountain ref's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 11
    Location
    mnts
    Posts
    13,563

    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Is he going to do the same for me in 2018 when Corning threatens us in contract negotiations to move their operation to Korea or will I just be out of luck and out of a job because we don't do our major business with the federal government?
    Dang,
    I hope he does and shame on Corning for that. I know it's all about making a profit but how much do they really need.

    I would get a letter writing program to Mitch and Rand about reminding them about that.

  4. #19
    mountain ref's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 11
    Location
    mnts
    Posts
    13,563

    Would you have an opportunity to move to Korea?

  5. #20
    Jumper_Dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 06
    Location
    To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible
    Posts
    42,704

    Only thing that I've read so far talks about some state incentives, I'm sure there will be Federal money involved too...but that's probably less than it would have cost to recruit a new employer with 1400 jobs.

    As far as threatening to pull Federal Contracts, I'm pretty sure that is illegal.

  6. #21
    PurplePride92's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 06
    Location
    If I was you I wouldn't like me either. #Views #teamstaywoke
    Posts
    84,799

    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I hope so...but Corning has had over 200 government contracts since 2000, so you may be in luck.
    Corning has more plants than just Harrodsburg and they have their hands in a lot of different products. Our responsibilities at this plant are not government related at all. So again, when Corning threatens to move my plant to Korea, which they did in the 2014 negotiations, is he going to come save our jobs too?

    Doubtful.

    Well, I won't be holding my breath waiting on him.

  7. #22
    Jesse James's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 02
    Posts
    9,819

    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    No president has ever done this. Don't just lay blame at Obama's feet. Makes you look close minded on the real issue at hand. This is an unprecedented move done by a savvy businessman who is now a politician. And keep in mind that this move only delays what they still think is going to be a plant that closes in the near future.

    He basically strong armed a company into doing what he wanted them to do by using the federal government as leverage. I have mixed emotions about it because I am happy for those folks who will hold on to their jobs a little while longer but reading between the lines it is easy to see what is in store for some businesses in the near future. This is like ObamaCare in some ways. Great headline for those who want it. Now time to read the fine print.

    Oh wait, they aren't showing us the fine print yet. I guess we'll just have to trust the headlines for now.
    The previous presidents apparently were not smart enough. Thats fact. If they were they would have done this. There are tons of government incentives to thousands of companies as we speak. Ive worked for several. Why was nobody trying to save these jobs? Took two weeks. There is no rebuttal for this.

    And here is something even better. Trump did it before he was even swore in. Think about that. While everyone else sits quietly. Fact.

  8. #23
    Jesse James's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 02
    Posts
    9,819

    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Corning has more plants than just Harrodsburg and they have their hands in a lot of different products. Our responsibilities at this plant are not government related at all. So again, when Corning threatens to move my plant to Korea, which they did in the 2014 negotiations, is he going to come save our jobs too?

    Doubtful.

    Well, I won't be holding my breath waiting on him.
    So far he is batting 1000. So I would think he tries. I will say this, you better hope he is president if they try to move. By your own words no other president has done this.

  9. #24

    Join Date
    Feb 14
    Posts
    781

    People spinning this into a bad thing are comical. Criticizing a deal before people even know what is in it. The fact is, Trump is keeping jobs in America and that is what got him elected.

  10. #25
    Jesse James's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 02
    Posts
    9,819

    Quote Originally Posted by Habib View Post
    Like the GM bailout?

    Actually, it's an interesting contrast. When Obama intervened to save jobs he was a socialist undermining the free market. When Trump does it he's a patriot trying to help keep these hard-working people employed. A lot has changed in eight years...
    I never once said anything bad about Obama trying to save jobs. I said where is he now. Is he not still the president? Trump doing his job now. Best I can tell Trump has barely left Trump tower since he won and has been working. Obama has never worked this long for any stretch in 8 years and I would bet on that. Bottom line they were leaving. Now they are staying. Give the guy some credit?

  11. #26
    PurplePride92's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 06
    Location
    If I was you I wouldn't like me either. #Views #teamstaywoke
    Posts
    84,799

    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Would you have an opportunity to move to Korea?
    No.

  12. #27
    PurplePride92's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 06
    Location
    If I was you I wouldn't like me either. #Views #teamstaywoke
    Posts
    84,799

    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Dang,
    I hope he does and shame on Corning for that. I know it's all about making a profit but how much do they really need.

    I would get a letter writing program to Mitch and Rand about reminding them about that.
    Mitch? The same Mitch who came to the Harrodsburg plant and spoke to us? The same Mitch who is already in bed with Corning? That Mitch?

  13. #28
    PurplePride92's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 06
    Location
    If I was you I wouldn't like me either. #Views #teamstaywoke
    Posts
    84,799

    Quote Originally Posted by capt278 View Post
    I don't see how anyone could see this as a bad thing.
    So let me get this right...Obama gets healthcare for how many millions of Americans and the main issue is how he did it. Trump "saves" 1,000 jobs and no one cares how he did it?

    Really?

  14. #29
    Jumper_Dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 06
    Location
    To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible
    Posts
    42,704

    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Corning has more plants than just Harrodsburg and they have their hands in a lot of different products. Our responsibilities at this plant are not government related at all. So again, when Corning threatens to move my plant to Korea, which they did in the 2014 negotiations, is he going to come save our jobs too?

    Doubtful.

    Well, I won't be holding my breath waiting on him.
    Who saved your job in 2014?

    Hopefully what will happen is that taxes and regulations that make it cheaper to move of shore will change and companies will start keeping that money at home. With the US having the 3rd highest Corporate Tax rate in the industrialized world there is plenty of room to adjust it.

    Large Companies like Carrier, Corning, Ford, GE and many many others provide millions of jobs, but all you here some say is "Big Evil Corporations need to pay their share"...with the 3rd highest tax rate in the world they are paying their share. Yeah some companies exploit loopholes (that need to be closed) but 38.9% Tax Rate is the reason some companies just go off shore because it isn't fair in a global economy to compete with another company that has a 20-30% profit margin head start on them.

    My hope is that as a Businessman, President Trump will be able to work with Business in ways that politicians of the past have never thought to. We've had career politicians (both sides) for years try to tell business what was best for them and how to run their business...that's like going to an auto repairman for a broken arm.

  15. #30
    PurplePride92's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 06
    Location
    If I was you I wouldn't like me either. #Views #teamstaywoke
    Posts
    84,799

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse James View Post
    I never once said anything bad about Obama trying to save jobs. I said where is he now. Is he not still the president? Trump doing his job now. Best I can tell Trump has barely left Trump tower since he won and has been working. Obama has never worked this long for any stretch in 8 years and I would bet on that. Bottom line they were leaving. Now they are staying. Give the guy some credit?


    You said "I never said anything bad about Obama trying to save jobs" and in this thread you have also said. "Obama never tried to do this." In this quoted post you said "Obama has never worked this long for any stretch in 8 years and I would bet on that."



    I guess we have different views on things that are perceived as bad statements. I guess you call those compliments.

Top