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Yeah, because we have cheap labor (they don't open plants in Detroit now do they? No.) And part of that is that they don't have to cover healthcare costs here.In addition, I keep hearing this absurd argument that “others” having their healthcare costs subsidized, as with many other European factories yet many have relocated plants here because it is CHEAPER to build the cars here.
That's absurd. The people of foreign countries pay taxes to their government which then subsidizes the healthcare cost of that nations corporations in our country. Why? Because we are the worlds largest consumer market.There is NO such thing as "subsidized" healthcare unless you are an illegal alien or dirt poor; someone has to pay the bill therefore the society is taxed heavily for this convenience of Government mismanaged healthcare and as such, labor costs are HIGHER as are their healthcare costs.
More nonsensical neocon corporatist propaganda. Need an organ transplant? Waiting list... If national healthcare is so horrible then why do most of the industrialized and progressive nations have it and have had it for decades?Theirs are cheaper you say? Not really; why do you think there is a shortage of specialists and limitations on certain types of care and long waiting lines. Their Governments manage the skyrocketing costs of their inefficiencies by cutting services, specialization and research and development.
Why do you think that is?It's cheaper to live in the south, as you've already admitted. If we can live better on less income than northerners, why should employers pay more. I make a very good living now, but I would be a pauper in New York City.
Why not? Because they increase the cost of housing and then other goods and services as well??And by the way.... we don't want or need any more people moving here.
Yes of course, in your completely unbiased opinion.The people in the Toyota plant here in Kentucky are very happy at their jobs. In contrast, employees at the two ford plants are constantly griping about one thing or another.
Again you must be right because you are unbiased...As a side note, you can eat off the floor of the Toyota plant. After walking through either of the Ford plants, I need to buy a new pair of shoes. That says something for the pride of the people working in the two different plants.
The funny thing is that people like to talk about the free market but not if it's labor force has any power to negotiate. If your employer needs a new boat he can just lay you off, put your work on someone else and pocket the profit. But with a union this can't be done. They will strike and force the employer to be fair. Isn't THAT more of a free market?