Advice For Struggling Workers: Let Them Find A New Employer
By this time, I'm sure you've all heard of Cory Gardner's callous disregard for the plight of a constituent at his Monday town hall meeting. The woman plead with Gardner for his ideas for stopping outsourcing of US jobs so that she could, "keep paying Colorado taxes and not become a ward of the state."
Her company had stopped offering job training to the woman and her coworkers and was instead moving all skilled technical jobs to Vietnam.
After rambling about creating a pro-business environment, Gardner was called out for a specific answer to her question.
To go back to the question, if that company can succeed, I would hope that they would share their success with you. If they are not, maybe that's not a great company to work for.
Could a response to this woman's concerns about losing her job be more out of touch with reality? I can't say we really expect much more. Gardner himself has never had to struggle to keep a real job in the real world.
"If that company can succeed, I would hope that they would share their success with you."
So that's Gardner's plan. Create a business environment in the US that would allow corporations to create record profits then hope they will share their success. Oh wait. Corporations are currently making record profits and sitting on record amounts of cash. We also currently have record unemployment levels and record numbers of jobs being shipped abroad.
I'd say that it's pretty well certain that companies that are succeeding financially don't have any intention to "share their success" with people in the U.S. that need jobs. Their success is due to the fact that they can pay people a pittance abroad instead of hiring expensive Americans.
Gardner's advice to people concerned they will lose their jobs? He says if you work for a company that is going to ship your job overseas, then go work for a better company.
When the peasants have no bread to eat, let them eat cake.