Sanders, who attacked U.S. trade policy in his race against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Trump's deal with Carrier set a "very dangerous precedent" of having taxpayers subsidize multi-billion dollar corporations to "beg them" to keep jobs in the country. On Saturday, he challenged Trump over his Rexnord tweet. "What are you going to do, @realDonaldTrump? Stand up for working people or give the company a massive tax break?" Sanders tweeted in response to Trump's post. Sanders supports tougher policies on corporations for outsourcing.NO HE DOESN'T. You just quoted him in the previous sentence as FAVORING OUTSOURCING. If Sanders doesn't think standing up for working people is standing up for working people when Trump does it, then Sanders doesn't favor standing up for working people. He just hates Trump. Standard Soros bigotry. It's always about Who, not What. Actions are never treated as actions. The action is good when Our Team does it, bad when Other Team does it. Bigotry by definition. Granted, there is a serious question here. Is Trump only playing Whackamole? Push down in one place visibly, allow the corporations to push up elsewhere invisibly? At the moment Trump is using the powers available via Pence as governor, not using the powers available to an on-the-job president. Would he do the same thing as president? Reuters didn't ask those questions, just accepted Sanders's bad logic as gospel. Reuters concludes: "It is unclear what steps would have to be taken by federal authorities before Trump could retaliate against individual companies shifting jobs abroad." No it's not unclear. A law would do it. A regulation would do it. An executive order would do it. The Feds ALWAYS favor one company over another via laws and regulations and executive orders. That's the SINGLE SOLE SOLITARY PURPOSE of laws and regulations and executive orders. Nothing else. It's UNCLEAR in your idiot head because you can't even imagine government using its power to stand up for working people. You can only imagine bending over for Soros. Again there is a real question whether Trump has the INTENTION to do any of this. But there's no question at all about a president's CAPACITY to take any step he wants. Executive orders are the only way ANYTHING AT ALL gets done in DC.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.