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  1. jamesb2147
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    Wow.

    This is unreal. It legitimizes the fears of protectionist immigration policies everywhere. Surely if labor were that much cheaper, they could just move the operation out of the expensive countries; I assume they don’t move out so that they can continue to manipulate the political process to their own ends (e.g. tax benefits and plane orders). That manipulation is a lot easier to do when you’re employing 20,000 skilled voters (erm, workers, sorry) in a region.

    It sounds like they really want to have their cake and eat it, too. Though perhaps it’s really just a negotiation tactic with said unions, as you suggested. I really hope it’s just a negotiation tactic…