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[–] 4280238? 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago 

I was going to be sarcastic, but instead I will ask are you seriously that out of touch? It's not that bad because some of them can start at practically square one again working at another company? And wage workers losing years of raises, benefits, and the general perks of seniority isn't so bad because some other company in the area fucked more people over in the past?

Do you work for a PR firm? Are you rich? Or is it really possible to be that obtuse? It must be nice to not worry about your company bilking you over for profit and setting your life back 5, 10, 15 years. These people weren't burger flippers; they worked in a position that up until relatively recently, you could rely on having the same job for 30 years and being able to retire one day.


[–] Pwning4Ever 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

He's just a fucking out of touch asshole, 1,400 jobs here, combined with the hundreds of thousands of other jobs lost to Mexico/China and you have a huge siphoning of the American middle class with terrible deficits.


[–] Donbuster 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

Again, I'm not saying it's a good thing, or even an irrelevant one, the loss of jobs is never good, what I'm saying is that this issue should not be one of national importance. Regional? Yes. But pretending it's significant even relative to other losses in the state over the past 5 years, let alone other losses nationally in the past 6 months is nothing but pandering. If trump uses it as an example to demonstrate a larger point, then great, but it's not nearly as big an issue as several that were noticeably lacking in the debate.