Here’s the 47% Question: If the hedge fund founded by the Republican candidate for president buys a company in a small Midwestern town and then sends all its jobs to China, do those workers thereby become the “victims” Mitt Romney had in mind when he dismissed those who “do not take responsibility for their lives” because they are “dependent” on government?
That’s the situation facing 170 workers at an auto sensor manufacturing plant in Freeport, Illinois after a Bain Capital-owned company, Sensata Technologies, bought out their factory and then decided it would be cheaper to board up the plant and send its parts to China — but not before subjecting workers to the final humiliation of training their Chinese replacements.
In response, some workers have set up a camp across from the factory and are calling “Bainport” to protest the move, according to Dave Johnson at Truthout. Others have…
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