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Speaking at the South Carolina plant in February, Trump promised a crowd of assembly workers, managers and executives that “jobs is one of the primary reasons I’m standing here today as your President, and I will never, ever disappoint you.” Nevertheless, Boeing are laying off workers at the plant are part of a company-wide plan to cut jobs that was announced in December. Robert Reich’s Inequality Media video explains why Trumponomics is pure fantasy.

Source: Perspectives: CNN Money — Boeing factory where Trump delivered jobs speech to lay off 200 workers (VIDEO)


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Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods is being described as the deal of the century.

Source: Perspectives: The Atlantic — Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods


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“Trump’s infrastructure plan is the exact opposite of what we should be doing as a nation. Instead of creating more tax giveaways to corporate America and Wall Street, we should be eliminating tax loopholes that allow profitable corporations to stash their cash in offshore tax havens around the world. And we should be using this revenue to directly invest $1 trillion to modernize our nation’s infrastructure – a plan that would put 15 million Americans back to work in good-paying jobs,” U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

Source: Perspectives: Vox — Bernie Sanders releases a blistering report on Donald Trump’s infrastructure package


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Retail store closings and nearly half of retail workers losing their jobs to robots and other automation will not only impact workers but government and the nation’s economy as well. We have to face reality if we are going to properly plan for a future absent of work.

Source: Perspectives: Business Insider — A jobs threat worse than mass store closures could fire more than 7 million retail workers


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“Trump’s budget isn’t just about massive tax cuts for rich and major cuts in assistance for the poor. He also wants to roll back civil rights,” with commentary from Robert Reich

Source: Perspectives: The Atlantic — Jeff Sessions’ Agenda for the Civil-Rights Division


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It is outrageous that Carrier is planning on laying off hundreds of workers right before Christmas, after receiving a $7 million tax break courtesy of Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

Source: Perspectives: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders –CNN: Carrier plant that Trump helped save will cut 300 jobs right before Christmas by Chris Isidore


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“Trump’s “America First” economics is pure demagoguery. Xenophobic grandstanding doesn’t boost the competitiveness of American workers. Nor does it boost American-based companies.”

Source: Perspectives: Robert Reich: Why Trumponomics Fails


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