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A Japanese company (Toyota) and an American company (General Motors) decided to have a canoe race on the St. Lawrence River. Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race. On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile.
The Americans, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat. A management team made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action. Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people paddling and 1 person steering, while the American team had 7 people steering and 2 people paddling. Feeling a deeper study was in order, American management hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion.
They advised, of course, that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were paddling. Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting to prevent another loss to the Japanese, the paddling team’s management structure was totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 2 area steering superintendents and 1 assistant superintendent steering manager.
They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 2 people paddling the boat greater incentive to work harder. It was called the ‘Rowing Team Quality First Program’, with meetings, dinners and free pens for the paddlers. There was discussion of getting new paddles, canoes and other equipment, extra vacation days for practices, and bonuses. The pension program was trimmed to ‘equal the competition’ and some of the resultant savings were channeled into morale boosting programs and teamwork posters.
The next year the Japanese won by two miles. Humiliated, the American management laid off one paddler, halted development of a new canoe, sold all the paddles, and cancelled all capital investments for new equipment. The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses.
The next year, try as he might, the lone designated paddler was unable to even finish the race (having no paddles), so he was laid off for unacceptable performance, all canoe equipment was sold and the next year’s racing team was out-sourced to India.
Sadly, the End. Here’s something else to think about:
GM has spent the last thirty years moving all its factories out of the US claiming they can’t make money paying American wages.
TOYOTA has spent the last thirty years building more than a dozen plants inside the US .
The last quarter’s results:
TOYOTA makes 4 billion in profits while GM racks up 9 billion in losses. (Financial reporting not from current quarter)
No one had heard of Kathy Kraninger before Trump’s nomination.
‘I was not sent to Washington to play nice’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other new House progressives are tweeting their dissatisfaction with orientation at Harvard
Can you tell the difference between real progressives and fauxgressives yet?
“Newly-elected progressive members of Congress, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, abandoned their new member orientation at Harvard’s Kennedy School on Tuesday night [after realizing it was led by corporate lobbyists] to lead a rally in support of single-payer healthcare, gun control, and laws to fight climate change outside in the freezing cold.”
Wonder where Robert “Beto” was?
A group of newly-elected progressive House Democrats are protesting their own congressional orientation program at Harvard’s Kennedy School this week.
“But the fact that young people are buying fewer houses and cars doesn’t prove that they want fewer houses and cars. It might mean they simply can’t afford them. That latter conclusion is now supported by research from the Federal Reserve.”
The American system has thrown them into debt, depressed their wages, kept them from buying homes—and then blamed them for everything.
“The politically sensitive goods trade deficit with China surged 7.1 percent to a record $43.1 billion in October.”
This is the end result of Trumps misguided tariffs. Tariffs, if implemented correctly, should increase domestic production while decreasing imports.
Tariffs should be put on manufactured goods, giving domestic producers an edge. Instead, Trump has put tariffs on raw materials like steel and aluminum, driving production costs of American manufacturers up instead of making their goods less costly. #Losing #MAGA
The U.S. trade deficit jumped to a 10-year high in October as soybean exports continued to fall and imports of consumer goods rose to a record high.