This article in the NYT gave me a shiver. THIS is what the Republicans want...the power to screw the workers...to take away their livlihood, their dwelling, and get away unscathed.
The entire article is HERE but here are a few excerpts...
Ko Sasaki for The New York Times
Koji Hirano faced homelessness after being laid off from the Canon factory, background, where he worked in Oita, Japan. The shock turned to fear when they were also ordered to vacate their employer-provided apartments, a common job benefit here. With no savings from his monthly take-home pay of as little as $700, he said, he faced certain homelessness.
“They were going to kick us out into the winter cold to die,” said Mr. Hirano, 47.
Mr. Hirano and the others laid off by Canon are part of a new subclass of Japanese workers created during a decade of American-style deregulation. As short-term employees they have none of the rights of so-called salarymen or even the factory workers for Japan’s legions of small manufacturers.
Ah yes, trickle down economics...deregulation...CEO's flying their families on a corporate owned aircraft (after being bailed out by the taxpayers) to a $10,000 a night vacation.
Get the rope!