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    Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of a $10 billion agreement to settle opioid lawsuits

    Updated 2:20 PM ET, Mon September 16, 2019 https://us.cnn.com/2019/09/16/us/purdue-pharma-bankruptcy-filing/index.html

     
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    This is how American workers thank efforts to bring jobs to the USA and this is why US corporations don't want to produce in America. US workers hate the American corporations for not giving them a bigger share and US corporations hate American workers for being too lazy and demanding too much. American worker's attitudes are basically that now you have to deal with us so we're gonna give you one hell of a time for not hiring us before. And the corporations are like, "Yeah, nah. I'd rather just pay the tariffs." In China, companies are happy to have hard-workers with little demands and hard workers are happy to be paid for their work. Try changing that with tariffs!
     
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    To be fair, its the greedy parasite US healthcare center of the problem here, these are just blue collar workers trying to get by and provide basics for their family but its the healthcare insurance industrial complex thats benefit driving a wedge between workers and manufacturing industry, a medicare for all would drive down the living expanse of ordinary families and cost of manufacturing corporation and being more competitive, and having Dollar world reserve currency status only benefits finance but its a negative for the ordinary citizen aka trump voters
     
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    Well, whatever Chinese workers can do without, so must they if they want to compete. In China, there is a cultural understanding that if you didn't study hard or your circumstances weren't good and you ended up an unskilled laborer, your life is going to suck. Just brace yourself for it, work hard for little pay, and put all your savings into your child's education so s/he can become white collar. Maybe you'll enjoy life after you're retired and your kid becomes a doctor or businessman.

    American workers are like, "So what I didn't go to college? You think you're better than me or deserve more money than me just because you're an engineer? I deserve to live the good high life for working at all, otherwise, I'll go on welfare. Why should anybody earn more than me working the same hours? 9-5 and I'm damn tired; anymore than that and it's double overtime pay! I should be able to buy a house, support 2 kids, get 2 cars, eat at nice restaurants all the time for my work as an assembly line worker and you should be grateful to have me!"
     
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    I am just saying the healthcare elite parasite thats benefiting their unjust rentier rent seeking profit by putting the cost of burden between workers and manufacturing corporations thats making their cost noncompetitive, you want to have basic healthcare to keep workers healthy so they can work correct? I am not talking McMansion life style here it aint no the TV series Dallas. You seems to have some sort of prejudice against these blue collar ordinary people false placing the blame on them instead place the true blame where is at the elite rent seeking parasite
     
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    What are we talking about? Mandatory healthcare you have to pay for but doesn't cover what it needs, or unaffordable good healthcare? I think the former sucks and it's the fault of the American government to rob people like that. The latter, I think is no big deal. Every person should be responsible for his/her own health and if illness occurs, that's and expense you have to pay. Nobody owes it to you to keep you healthy.

    Yeah, I place the blame on them (used loosely because I don't blame anyone for bringing about the events I want to see) and I have prejudice against American blue collared workers. They are being worked so much less and paid so much more than their Chinese counterparts yet they have the nerve to demand "fairness" with China and walk out as unions because they don't appreciate the opportunities given to them to work for money. They're spoiled brats compared to China's sea of unsung heroes, forever insatiable for the opportunity to work hard without complaint, to provide the opportunity of education to the next generation of Chinese by lifting an economy out from the depths of hell on their scarred but unbent backs.
     
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