GREATER KC AFL-CIO RAGE AGAINST WATER DEPT. INDIA OUTSOURCING!!!
Here's a bit of Kansas City social media rhetoric earning a great deal of support amid the online echo chamber.
Greater KC AFL-CIO recently posted: "Here is an example of what is wrong in America and moreover right here in our own back yard. The Kansas City Water Department put these out to bid and as usual the lowest bid was accepted and these outsourced cast iron covers are on our streets in KCMO. How do you feel about this?"
As always, our blog community examined this issue A FULL THREE YEARS AGO and the discussion was a bit more nuanced than just emoji support, likes and other union cheerleader hype.
While easy to agree with, the local union chest-pounding sentiment doesn't offer any insight into how these local bits of infrastructure are manufactured.
Here's a bit more insight on that front which kinda reveals that nobody's getting rich on this low end product put together in dangerous working conditions . . .
New York Times: From The Ladles Of Molten Metal
Meanwhile, U.S. industry has yet to offer a cheaper or less cruel alternative than relying on the global economy and a great deal of child and slave labor.
So, as usual, a local special interest provides some impressive rhetoric that's mostly just venting and rage with very little solutions or insight beyond raising prices or building consensus for the the rest of their agenda in the very same way that most politicos prove their point by offering the bloodthirsty mob a scapegoat.
You decide . . .