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  • Trump's Carrier deal confuses corporate welfare with free markets

    12/04/2016 11:05:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Because market freedoms create an environment for economic growth, thriving businesses and job creation, many people confuse "pro-market policies" with "pro-business" favors. But they aren't the same thing, and President-elect Trump hurts his own agenda when he conflates the two. He did so at the Indiana Carrier plant Thursday, when he announced a deal to keep some Mexico-bound Carrier jobs in Indiana. The deal is bad policy because it is loaded with at least $7 million in corporate welfare. It's bad politics because it rhetorically demolishes the crucial distinction between free-market policy on one hand, which benefits all businesses and...
  • Trump's Carrier Is Not Obama's Solyndra

    12/04/2016 6:44:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    No sooner had president-elect Trump announced a deal had been reached with air conditioner manufacturer Carrier to keep 1,100 manufacturing jobs in Indiana rather than being shipped to Mexico, the usual suspects began chattering about “corporate welfare”, “crony capitalism”, and the hypocritical picking of winners and losers. Carrier is an established business, not a pipe dream like the green energy failures President Obama subsidized like Solyndra. It is one of many U.S. businesses struggling to survive in the Obama era of high taxes and oppressive regulation. Trump has promised to cut corporate taxes and eliminate oppressive and job-killing regulations, but...
  • I'm a Democrat and I'm ashamed at how tone deaf we've become

    12/03/2016 9:51:50 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 43 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | 12/3/2016 | Bryan Dean Wright
    During a shouting matching Thursday night between top aides of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the President-elect’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway summed up a key reason for why my Democratic Party lost – and will likely continue to lose. “There’s a difference for voters between what offends you and what affects you.” To understand what she meant, look to the recent developments in Indiana. Millions of voters in the Rust Belt are in awe as 1,100 of their fellow blue-collar workers at Carrier narrowly missed being laid off. Instead of training Mexican replacements, these Hoosiers are celebrating an American paycheck....
  • Vanity: What the Hell is wrong with Sarah Palin?

    12/02/2016 4:50:35 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 81 replies
    EEE | 02 DECEMBER 2016 | EEE
    Does she not know that Trump assured Carrier that he'll reduce the regulatory climate and lower taxes across the board, which will help not only Carrier but all American businesses overall. How is this crony capitalism? As far as tax credits or subsidies are concerned, those came from the state of IN. The point is, is that now's not the time to be engaging in this self-defeating crap. Trump already got his hands full by fighting off Hillary from stealing the election from him and walking on eggshells while Obola is still in the WH. Discuss this privately with Trump...
  • Sarah Palin calls Trump’s deal with Carrier ‘crony capitalism’

    12/02/2016 7:22:39 PM PST · by Mariner · 254 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 2nd, 2016 | By Brian Murphy
    Former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who is reportedly under consideration for a spot in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, criticized Trump’s recent deal with Carrier to keep jobs in the United States. Trump visited the Carrier plant in Indianapolis on Thursday and touted the deal during a speech after the visit in front of a Carrier banner. Carrier will keep about 1,000 jobs in Indiana, instead of moving them to Mexico. In exchange, the state of Indiana is giving the company about $7 million in incentives. Vice president-elect Mike Pence in the current governor of Indiana. “When government steps in...
  • Sarah Palin: But... Wait... The Good Guys Won't Win With More Crony Capitalism

    12/03/2016 3:23:37 AM PST · by JediJones · 107 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 12/2/2016 | Sarah Palin
    I am ecstatic for Carrier employees! Their bosses just decided to keep shop onshore. What a relief for hundreds of workers. Merry Christmas Indiana! We don't yet know terms of the public/private deal that was cut to make the company stay, but let's hope every business is equally incentivized to keep Americans working in America. Foundational to our exceptional nation's sacred private property rights, a business must have freedom to locate where it wishes. In a free market, if a business makes a mistake (including a marketing mistake that perhaps Carrier executives made), threatening to move elsewhere claiming efficiency's sake,...
  • Palin slams Trump Carrier deal as 'crony capitalism'

    12/02/2016 3:36:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 172 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | PAULINA FIROZI
    Sarah Palin is criticizing President-elect Donald Trump’s deal with Carrier, even as she is reportedly under consideration to serve as Trump's secretary of Veterans Affairs. In a op-ed in Young Conservatives published Friday, the former Alaska governor first expresses excitement for the Carrier employees whose jobs are staying in Indiana. “What a relief for hundreds of workers,” she wrote. “Merry Christmas Indiana!” But she goes onto to blast the deal as “crony capitalism" and an example of the "hallmark of corruption" and "socialism." “When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair,...
  • The Economic Stupidity of the Carrier Bailout

    12/02/2016 3:09:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    National Review ^ | December 2, 2016 | Kevin D. Williamson
    One particularly tough and indigestible nugget of talk-radio stupidity afflicting the guts of conservatism is the idea that there is some sort of fundamental difference between bribing a business with tax cuts and bribing it with a wheelbarrow full of cash. The Trump-Pence bailout of Carrier’s operations in Indiana provides an illustrative case... Republicans might have had a little bit of a point in the question of general tax cuts: A tax cut and spending are different things, even if the budgetary effects are exactly the same. But in the matter of industry-specific or firm-specific tax benefits of the sort...
  • Sarah Palin: But… Wait… The Good Guys Won’t Win With More Crony Capitalism

    12/02/2016 3:03:27 PM PST · by MadIsh32 · 31 replies
    Youngcons.com ^ | 12/02/2016 | Governor Sarah Palin
    When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent. Meanwhile, the invisible hand that best orchestrates a free people’s free enterprise system gets amputated. Then, special interests creep in and manipulate markets. Republicans oppose this, remember? Instead, we support competition on a level playing field, remember? Because we know special interest crony capitalism is one big fail.
  • CNN’s Camerota Suggests Trump Used ‘Threat’ to Get Carrier Deal

    12/02/2016 10:21:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Nice little company you got there. Wouldn’t want to see nuthin’ happen to it . . . CNN’s Alisyn Camerota suggested this morning that Donald Trump used a “threat” against United Technologies to get its Carrier subsidiary to agree to keep manufacturing jobs in Indiana. Even the Indianapolis Star reporter who had criticized the deal as being “an extremely expensive campaign promise” took issue with Camerota’s suggestion of a “threat.” CNN: the network that would depict President-elect Trump as using mob-boss tactics. View the video here.
  • The key to Trump’s Carrier deal: Next-generation manufacturing

    12/02/2016 8:06:43 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2016 | Thomas Lifton
    In his speech at Carrier yesterday (video embedded below), Donald Trump revealed some information that should comfort those market purists worried about America insulating itself from global markets and thereby falling behind overseas competitors. He revealed that the reported $16 million is likely to end up a much higher figure because the company is committing to next-generation manufacturing. It is quite understandable that a lowball figure has been used by Carrier, as they want to limit what they may be on the hook to spend. They can always spend more, and the banter Trump threw at the company’s president indicates...
  • Trump's Carrier deal worthy of 'banana' republic: Mexico official

    12/01/2016 5:04:29 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's intervention to stop jobs at a plant in Indiana going to Mexico is typical of what happens in countries that Americans call "banana" republics, a senior Mexican state official said on Thursday. Carrier, a unit of United Technologies Corp , said on Thursday that state officials had pledged $7 million in tax breaks to encourage the firm to keep around 1,100 jobs in Indianapolis after Trump stepped in to protect U.S. workers. A heating and air-conditioning company, Carrier said in February it would cut some 2,100 jobs in closing two Indiana plants...
  • Indiana official: Carrier deal is about possible loss of federal contracts

    12/01/2016 1:56:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/01/2016 | By MATTHEW NUSSBAUM
    The deal that President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence brokered to keep Carrier jobs in Indiana likely hinges on its parent company's fear about losing business with the federal government, said an official who will play a critical role in approving the agreement. Trump and Pence will visit Indiana on Thursday to announce they’ve delivered on a campaign promise to keep about 1,000 factory jobs from moving to Monterrey, Mexico. The agreement reportedly includes $7 million in state tax breaks over ten years offered by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, a quasi-public entity that doesn't require legislative approval...
  • Indiana to give United Technologies $7 million in tax breaks to keep Carrier jobs in state

    12/01/2016 1:09:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/01/2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    Indiana agreed to give United Technologies $7 million in financial incentives over a decade to persuade the industrial giant to keep roughly 1,000 Carrier jobs in the state, Carrier said Thursday. Carrier, United Technologies' heating and air conditioning unit, had planned to close a furnace plant in the state and move it to Mexico. Carrier will invest about $16 million in Indiana to keep operations there, a source told NBC News. In a statement Thursday, Carrier said the financial incentives are "contingent upon factors including employment, job retention and capital investment." The company said Wednesday that state "incentives" were "an...
  • The bad economics of Trump's Carrier deal

    12/01/2016 1:04:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 272 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/01/2016 | James Pethokoukis
    There's no doubt Team Trump is delighted by Carrier's decision to keep in Indiana roughly half of the 2,100 jobs that the maker of heating and air conditioning equipment had planned to shift to Mexico. As Steven Mnuchin, Trump's pick for treasury secretary, told CNBC yesterday, "This is a great first win without us even having to take the job." Actually, it's their second win. Trump also lobbied/nudged/cajoled Ford into changing its mind about shifting a sport utility vehicle production line to Mexico from Kentucky, not that doing so actually would have cost American jobs. But Carrier, especially, had become...
  • Trump heads to Indiana to celebrate Carrier jobs deal

    12/01/2016 11:04:56 AM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    reuters ^ | December 1, 2016 | Emily Stephenson and Melissa Fares
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump visits a factory in Indiana on Thursday to kick off a "thank you tour" and celebrate his role in persuading air conditioner maker Carrier Corp to preserve around 1,000 jobs in the state rather than move them to Mexico.
  • Indiana Gives $7 Million in Tax Breaks to Keep Carrier Jobs

    12/01/2016 9:46:13 AM PST · by jaydubya2 · 126 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 1, 2016 12:21 p.m. ET | Ted Mann
    Indiana officials agreed to give United Technologies Corp. $7 million worth of tax breaks over 10 years to encourage the company’s Carrier Corp. unit to keep about 1,000 jobs in the state, according to people familiar with the matter. The heating and air conditioning company will invest about $16 million to keep its operations in the state, including a furnace plant in Indianapolis that it had previously planned to close and shift...
  • Bernie Sanders: Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump

    12/01/2016 8:41:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/01/2016 | Bernie Sanders
    Today, about 1,000 Carrier workers and their families should be rejoicing. But the rest of our nation’s workers should be very nervous. President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly announce a deal with United Technologies, the corporation that owns Carrier, that keeps less than 1,000 of the 2100 jobs in America that were previously scheduled to be transferred to Mexico. Let’s be clear: It is not good enough to save some of these jobs. Trump made a promise that he would save all of these jobs, and we cannot rest until an ironclad contract is signed to ensure that all of these...
  • Lifelong Dem Carrier Employee Praises Trump: Done More For Us In 3 Weeks Than Obama Has In 9 Months

    12/01/2016 6:25:50 AM PST · by xzins · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 1st, 2016 | Aleister
    This is the second Carrier employee to go on the record praising Donald Trump in two days. These folks are extremely grateful to Trump for saving their jobs and many of them are Democrats! This man’s name is Rick Link. He’s a lifelong Democrat who voted for Trump and he’s pretty happy about keeping his job. On FOX and Friends, Steve Doocy asked him why he voted for Trump and he said: “He spoke to me. He hit a chord inside me, he was talking to the working man. He was talking to the middle class. And you know, we’re...
  • Trump Puts Companies On Notice With Carrier Deal

    12/01/2016 5:48:56 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 20 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/30/16
    Trump puts companies on notice with Carrier deal © Getty Images Donald Trump and Mike Pence will take a victory lap in Indianapolis on Thursday to tout what they are presenting as a successful negotiation with Carrier to keep nearly 1,000 U.S. jobs from moving to Mexico. Trump’s transition team said the effort shows that the president-elect is determined to keep his campaign promises to protect U.S. jobs and workers. “What happened with Carrier is a great first example to the country, if not the world, that the USA is open for business,” a triumphant Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s former campaign...
  • Carrier Employee Issues Heartfelt Thank You To Trump For Helping 1,000 American Workers [tr]

    12/01/2016 5:16:14 AM PST · by kevcol · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 30, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Robin Maynard, a 24-year Carrier employee, issued a heartfelt thank you to Donald Trump and Mike Pence during a Wednesday morning interview on Fox News. . . . “I would like to tell him thank you for going out of your way and taking your time away from your family, working on the Carrier and employees’ deal,” Maynard stated. “Sticking to your word and going to bat for us all at Carrier and keeping our jobs here. I’d like to thank him and Mike Pence for doing it so quickly.”
  • LIVE:2 Trump Rallies 12/01/2016 Carrier Plant Indianapolis,IN 2PM & Cincinnati, OH @ 7pm ET

    12/01/2016 3:27:25 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,082 replies
    Thursday, December 1, 2016: Live streaming coverage of President-Elect Trump and VP-Elect Pence’s announcement at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis. Coverage begins at 2:00 PM. Thursday, December 1, 2016: Live streaming coverage President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s Thank You rally in Cincinnati, OH at the US Bank Arena. Live coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET with the event scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM ET.
  • The Petty White House Response to Trump's Carrier Deal

    11/30/2016 1:35:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, this is gonna be fun, folks. It's gonna be fun. I don't quite know how to describe how much fun it's gonna be, but I can try to give you an idea here. What happened to that call that was on line 4 that I want to...? (interruption) Remember what the subject matter of that call was? (interruption) What was it? What was it? (interruption) Oh, yeah, yeah. We had a caller up there. I gave advice to somebody on how to do what? (interruption) Oh, yeah. How to deal with schoolmates razzing her because she...
  • Donald Trump is already helping the working class

    11/30/2016 12:12:30 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 30, 2016 | Jonathon M. Trugman
    It’s not uncommon for a Republican to be pro-business. But President-elect Donald Trump showed Tuesday night he’s pro-worker, too, by saving 1,000 jobs at the Carrier plant in Indiana. His standing up for the blue-collar workers who helped get him elected is no small feat, even for the very accomplished billionaire, who has a long record of delivering under budget and on time. Sure, it’s unusual for a president-elect to interject himself in the economic mechanizations of a specific company — let alone the economy writ large — but everything about Trump being the next president is unusual... The brutally...
  • White House sniffs at Trump helping to save Carrier jobs in U.S.

    11/30/2016 11:33:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 96 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The White House threw a little shade Wednesday on President-elect Donald Trump’s apparently successful effort to keep 1,000 manufacturing jobs in Indiana, saying it’s nice but pales in comparison to the jobs created under President Obama.
  • Trump to Announce Carrier Plant Will Keep Jobs in U.S.

    11/29/2016 4:47:20 PM PST · by springwater13 · 186 replies
    From the earliest days of his campaign, Donald J. Trump made keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States his signature economic issue, and the decision by Carrier, the big air-conditioner company, to move 2,000 of them from Indiana to Mexico was a tailor-made talking point for him on the stump. On Thursday, Mr. Trump and Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor and the vice-president elect, plan to appear at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant to announce they’ve struck a deal with the company to keep a majority of the jobs in the state, according to officials with the transition team as well as Carrier....
  • BREAKING: Trump and United Tech. reach agreement on keeping... factory jobs in Carrier (trunc)

    11/29/2016 4:23:05 PM PST · by pissant · 62 replies
    Twitter/CNBC ^ | 11.29.16 | CNBC Twitter
    Full Title: BREAKING: Trump team and United Technologies reach agreement on keeping close to 1,000 factory jobs in Carrier plant in Indiana - sources
  • Donald Trump ´works through Thanksgiving to keep AC company in the US´ (tr)

    11/26/2016 3:55:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-26-16
    Donald Trump may be spending Thanksgiving with his family in his Florida club Mar-a-Lago, but the President-elect promises he hasn't stopped work..ing. On Thursday he tweeted: 'I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon!' And Trump kept his energy up with a five-course meal with his family, with options including 'three-layer Trump chocolate cake' and 'Mr Trump's wedge salad'. ~snip~ The Trump team had something to announce, however: The spread available at his Mar-a-Lago resort was made available to the media. The five-course luxury...
  • Donald Trump 'Works Through Thanksgiving To Keep Carrier AC company In The United States'

    11/25/2016 4:08:06 AM PST · by drewh · 84 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 03:49 EST, 25 November 2016 | By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    Donald Trump may be spending Thanksgiving with his family in his Florida club Mar-a-Lago, but the President-elect promises he hasn't stopped working. On Thursday he tweeted: 'I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon!' Earlier this year Carrier announced that it would relocate its production plant to Mexico, causing the loss of 1,400 US jobs in Indianapolis. In a campaign speech in the city, Trump promised he would 'tax the hell' out of Carrier's Mexico-produced products - to the tune of 35 per...
  • How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? He says he’s trying to save an Indiana factory.

    11/24/2016 7:27:04 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2016 | Jonathan O'Connell
    President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Thanksgiving morning that he was trying to make good on a campaign promise that a Carrier air-conditioning factory in Indiana, and its 1,400 jobs, would not move to Mexico in 2019 as planned. “I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS — Will know soon!” Trump tweeted.
  • From Twitter Feed - Trump working on Keeping Carrier in USA

    11/24/2016 8:25:49 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 4 replies
    Twitter | November 24, 2016 | Self
    From realDonaldTrump Twitter feed: "I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon!"
  • Will Carrier stay in Indianapolis? Donald Trump tweets he’s working on a plan, making progres

    11/24/2016 8:16:28 AM PST · by barmag25 · 44 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 11/24/16 | Amanda Rakes
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Thanksgiving Day to say he was making progress on his work to get Indianapolis-based manufacturing company Carrier to stay in Indianapolis
  • Trump: I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier to stay in the U.S.

    11/24/2016 7:44:15 AM PST · by usafa92 · 25 replies
    Donald J Trump ^ | 11/24/2016 | Donald J Trump
    Trump tweeting on Thanksgiving apparently working with Carrier. Love how Trump puts pressure on these companies for all the right reasons. Are we enjoying Winning yet?
  • Russians Blame MiG-29K Crash on Broken Arrestor Cable, Catastrophic Engine Failure

    11/22/2016 3:04:39 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    USNI News ^ | November 21, 2016 | Sam LaGrone
    A combination of faults on Russia’s carrier and an unexpected total engine shutdown led to a Russian pilot ditching his fighter in the Mediterranean Sea last week, read a translation of a Monday Russian press report. The Mikoyan MiG-29K that crashed on Nov. 13 was part of a trio of fighters sortied from Russian carrier Admiral Kuznetsov for operations over Syria, USNI News reported last week. Following the mission – armed reconnaissance runs over targets near Aleppo, USNI News understands — the fighters headed back to the carrier to land, read a translation of a report from Gazeta.ru. “Upon completion...
  • Liaoning carrier crew explain how they perfected onboard operations from scratch ("combat ready")

    11/15/2016 4:50:09 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Global Times, China ^ | November 15, 2016 | Guo Yuandan
    After thousands of tests and training missions, China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, is combat ready. A Global Times reporter recently visited the carrier, to find out how its crew members are selected and what roles they perform. After four years, the crew of the Liaoning went from knowing virtually nothing about the vessel to achieving an astonishing series of firsts. Fighter planes sit on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier. Photo: Zhang Kai Fighter planes sit on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier. Photo: Zhang Kai For an outsider, seeing the Liaoning, with a displacement of more...
  • "Kuznetsov" stuck with no fuel in the Mediterranean Sea.

    10/28/2016 7:23:29 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 104 replies
    BY24.org ^ | 10/27/2016 | Administrator in charge
    Comical march of so-called "Russian aircraft carrier group" headed by aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" to the shores of Syria at war, amused the entire Internet, it seems, risks to become the biggest shame in the history of the Russian Navy. The reason is simple: no country in the region has agreed to fill the aggressor ships. By all indications, they will be destined to stupid drift in the Mediterranean without fuel until they get own tanker with fuel oil from Russia itself. The last hope of the Kremlin admirals was refueling in Malta, but today, 27 October, Foreign Minister of...
  • Expert: China-Made Aircraft Carrier May Enter Water At Year End

    09/29/2016 6:11:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    China Military Online ^ | September 28, 2016
    BEIJING --- Photos about the progress of China's first home-made aircraft carrier were revealed online again lately. Britain's Jane's Defence Weekly claimed that the carrier island is already lifted in place, a milestone before China's second aircraft carrier enters water. Military expert Cao Weidong said in an interview that China's first home-made aircraft carrier is likely to have Active Phased Array Radar (APAR) and can carry 40-50 aircraft of various types at most. Laser weapon will probably find its way to future carriers and large vessels too. According to Cao, carrier island installation is the last step of building the...
  • Can Putin’s Aircraft Carrier Stay Afloat on Its Syria Mission?

    09/14/2016 2:37:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 13, 2016 | Paul McLeary
    The last time Russia’s sole aircraft carrier sailed into the Mediterranean Sea, five years ago, the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet kept a close eye on its progress. The concern among American officers wasn’t the ship’s contingent of fighter planes; instead, it was the very real worry it would sink and necessitate a potentially risky rescue operation. The 26-year-old Admiral Kuznetsov made it through that 2011 deployment without sinking and is now headed back to the eastern Mediterranean this fall as part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s effort to use Syria as a showcase for his new model military. But the...
  • New Chinese aircraft carrier to hit water by end of year

    08/24/2016 5:46:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | August 24, 2016
    The arched bow, known as a ski jump deck, is a feature of China's second aircraft carrier based on a former Soviet design. TOKYO -- China's first domestically built aircraft carrier will likely be set afloat by the end of the year, according to multiple Chinese military sources. The country already has an aircraft carrier named the Liaoning, but that vessel is a refurbished former Soviet carrier. Beijing purchased the ship, then known as the Varyag, from Ukraine more than a decade ago. The new vessel is believed to share its basic design with the Liaoning. The two ships are...
  • China’s Fleet of ‘Carrier Killer’ Destroyers Is Growing

    08/11/2016 6:53:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 08/10/2016 | RYAN PICKRELL
    China recently produced another “carrier killer” destroyer, the latest in an ever-expanding fleet of Chinese ships capable of threatening American naval power in the highly-contested Asia Pacific. The eleventh People’s Liberation Army Navy Type 052D Luyang III-class destroyer, an elite class of guided-missile destroyers, took to the waters just last week. As is, China already has more of these ships than Japan has Aegis destroyers. The newest addition to China’s collection of Type 052D destroyers was built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC). This is the second ship of this type that DSIC has completed. The first is currently in...
  • Fatal crash of Chinese J-15 carrier jet puts question mark over troubled programme

    07/29/2016 7:18:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 27 July, 2016 | Choi Chi-yuk
    Mainland state media confirmed for the first time yesterday that a home-grown, carrier-based J-15 jet fighter crashed during training in April. The crash could deal a blow to the development of the fighter jet and cast a shadow over the PLA Navy’s blue sea strategy and aircraft carrier programme. J-15s are the core jet fighters for the mainland’s aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, and other more advanced domestic carriers reportedly under construction. At the critical moment, Zhang tried his best to save the aircraft. When the pushrods failed, he ejected and died as a result of an injury on landingCNR REPORT...
  • Russia Offers India Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier

    07/11/2016 11:30:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | July 12, 2016 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    Last week, a Russian delegation visiting New Delhi offered the Indian Navy Russia’s latest supercarrier design, dubbed Project 23000E Shtorm (Storm), for purchase, Defense News reports, based on information provided by a senior Indian Navy official. According to the article, a Russian diplomat based in India confirmed that an offer has been made.
  • Trump: 82% Chance of Winning Indiana

    04/23/2016 7:19:43 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 213 replies
    538 ^ | 4/23/2016 | Nate Silver
    Just the link to 538
  • Donald Trump rails against Carrier during rally at Indiana State Fairgrounds (Pence, Christie)

    04/21/2016 7:40:14 AM PDT · by GilGil · 107 replies
    Fox 59 News ^ | 4/20/2106 | Kylee Wierks
    “Governor Pence was pleased to welcome Mr. Trump back to Indiana and hear firsthand his plans for the country. The Governor was also grateful for the opportunity to describe Indiana's economic success and expressed his desire to have a partner in the White House who will help advance pro-growth economic policies, reduce burdensome regulation and curb the size and scope of government. With more than 130,000 new private sector jobs created since he took office, Governor Pence believes addressing these issues is critical in order for Indiana to continue to be a great place to live, work and raise a...
  • Ohio lost 112,500 jobs due to trade with TPP countries

    03/07/2016 6:58:18 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 83 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 03/07/16 | Olivera Perkins
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio lost 112,500 jobs in 2015 resulting from the United States' trade deficit with countries that are part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, according to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute. That places Ohio sixth, in terms of the percentage of jobs lost to trade with TPP countries, among the 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked in the report released Thursday by the liberal Washington, D.C.-based think tank. The lost jobs represent nearly 2.2 percent of employment in Ohio, according to the analysis. The total number of lost jobs includes those directly and indirectly impacted...
  • Golden oldie Clinton video: “There is no way to legislate against outsourcing”

    03/13/2016 11:47:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 13, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Sometimes the two parties just aren’t that far apart during campaign season, and in a populist moment such as the one we’re experiencing right now that axiom is being proven true on the subject of free trade and job outsourcing. Currently, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders seem to be in a battle to see which one of them can sound the most like Donald Trump when it comes to offshoring American jobs, but Clinton is being hit with yet another vignette from her long history of paid speeches. Fox News dredged up an old clip of her from 2005 speaking...
  • Ohio's 'dirty little secret': blue-collar Democrats for Trump

    03/10/2016 8:39:10 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/10/16 | Tim Reid
    If Donald Trump wins the Republican Party nomination, his path to the White House will run through this working-class city with a knack for picking presidents. No Republican has ever won the White House without Ohio. And nowhere better reflects the challenges and opportunities Trump faces in his 2016 presidential quest than Canton, a once-booming industrial city that, like Ohio and the rest of America’s rust belt, is going through profound economic and demographic change. Canton, a gritty northeastern Ohio city where the once-dominant steel industry has been in decline for 20 years, is the heart of Stark County, a...
  • China plans aircraft carrier battlegroups to protect offshore interests

    03/04/2016 1:23:50 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Thursday, 03 March, 2016 | Zhen Liu
    China is building aircraft carrier battlegroups and plans to deploy them not only in the disputed East and South China seas, but also to protect the country’s overseas ­interests. Rear Admiral Yin Zhuo, who served as a national political adviser and sits on the navy’s advisory board on cybersecurity, told the state-run Xinhua News Agency that building aircraft carriers served to “defend China’s sovereignty of the islands and reefs, maritime rights and overseas ­interests”. The defence ministry confirmed this year that China was building its second aircraft carrier, its first wholly home-made one. Xinhua mentioned China’s growing interests overseas, including...
  • Trump to protesters: ‘Are you from Mexico?’ and ‘All lives matter’

    02/29/2016 1:09:37 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 57 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | February 29 at 3:14 PM | Fenit Nirappil
    Trump to protesters: ‘Are you from Mexico?’ and ‘All lives matter’ By Fenit Nirappil February 29 at 3:14 PM RADFORD, VA. — A Donald Trump rally in southwest Virginia on the eve of Super Tuesday turned nasty, with repeated disruptions by protesters, and a scuffle between a Secret Service agent and a photographer. Trump addressed a crowd of thousands in a Radford University gymnasium, as many more waited outside. The Republican front-runner started his remarks by citing a new CNN poll showing him with a huge national lead. The New York billionaire is poised to win many of the states...
  • Why Trump Is Winning on Jobs and the Economy

    02/24/2016 9:11:51 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 24,2016 | Andy Puzder
    Jobs and the economy are top of mind for voters from both parties this election cycle according to a recent Gallup poll. This is hardly a surprise. But what was a surprise to many is the importance of immigration and free trade as economic issues for working class voters and the level of betrayal they feel with respect to their governments handling of these issues. These voters feel stuck between free trade policies that encourage companies to move good paying jobs outside the U.S. and the failure to enforce our immigration laws allowing people here illegally to take jobs that...