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Tue Mar 8, 2016, 03:24 PM

Hillary Clinton Ad in Michigan Derides Companies Moving Overseas - WEASELING

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HARTMANN TODAY CHASTISED THE SANDERS CAMPAIGN FOR NOT BEING PREPARED FOR HILLARY'S WEASELING AND NOT HAVING ANSWERS. HERE IS AN EXAMPLE: (I don't know how to link the actual ad which is in the NY Times story)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/09/us/politics/hillary-clinton-ad-derides-companies-moving-overseas.html?ref=politics&_r=0

The Ad Campaign
By NICK CORASANITI MARCH 8, 2016

The Ad Campaign: Bam | Hillary Clinton Video by Hillary Clinton

Appealing to voters in Michigan, Hillary Clinton released “Bam,” an ad attacking American companies that move their headquarters to foreign countries to reap enormous tax savings.
On Screen

Driver’s-eye footage shows abandoned warehouses as a guitar provides a bluesy backdrop for a gritty-voiced male narrator. “O.K., you know the deal,” he says. “Factory turns out the lights, ships the jobs overseas.

“Betcha didn’t know these companies, though,” he continues, as clips show buildings with the logos of Tyco, Weatherford International, Medtronic, McDermott International and C&J Energy Services, which variously changed their addresses to Ireland, Panama or Bermuda in maneuvers known as corporate inversions.

“Nice,” the narrator adds sneeringly. “Then — Bam! — big tax breaks. C.E.O. gets a bonus; workers and Uncle Sam get squat.” A cartoon shows an executive flipping through a stack of cash and stuffing it into a bag, workers walk out of a factory and Uncle Sam points his finger at the camera.

Mrs. Clinton is then shown shaking hands in a produce warehouse, speaking in front of a tractor and high-fiving on the rope line. “Hillary says, you walk out on America, you pay an exit tax,” the narrator says. “And if you got tax dollars or a tax deal, you’ve got to give the money back.” At that, our cartoon executive sees a giant vacuum suck his cash right up out of the bag.
The Message

As the ad says, “She’s with us.”

Fact Check

McDermott International completed one of the first corporate inversions, in 1982. Though the ad mentions Tyco’s 1997 inversion, it does not mention Tyco’s more recent union with Johnson Controls, which is benefiting from Tyco’s Irish address. As Mrs. Clinton’s critics have noted, the Tyco-Johnson Controls deal was negotiated in part by the firm of one of her campaign’s financial bundlers, and Johnson Controls has donated heavily to the Clinton Global Initiative.



On broadcast and cable stations in Michigan.

Takeaway
None of the companies mentioned was based in Michigan, but the state has been hammered by job losses, and the commercial puts Mrs. Clinton squarely on the side of workers against greedy bosses — right where her Democratic rival, Senator Bernie Sanders, has long positioned himself.

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Reply Hillary Clinton Ad in Michigan Derides Companies Moving Overseas - WEASELING (Original post)
snowy owl Mar 2016 OP
Hoyt Mar 2016 #1
snowy owl Mar 2016 #2
Hoyt Mar 2016 #3
snowy owl Mar 2016 #5
Hoyt Mar 2016 #6
snowy owl Mar 2016 #7
riversedge Mar 2016 #4

Response to snowy owl (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 03:47 PM

1. It's true, Clinton gets things done. Sanders mostly yells about it. Think what she can do in office.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 03:55 PM

2. You didn't read the story, did you? Too long?

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Response to snowy owl (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 04:05 PM

3. I read it. Clinton is putting her money where her mouth is by shaming companies for poor behavior.

Sanders is just yelling about it.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 04:20 PM

5. the Ad is a lie

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Response to snowy owl (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 04:46 PM

6. What is the lie?

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 10:05 PM

7. Misleading . . . deceitful . . .

None of the companies mentioned was based in Michigan... lie by omission and misleading.

The Tyco-Johnson Controls deal was negotiated in part by the firm of one of her campaign’s financial bundlers, and Johnson Controls has donated heavily to the Clinton Global Initiative. (She criticizes Tyco for moving to Ireland while Tyco is tied to her contributors) This must be one of those times Hillary shamed the company but took their money anyway. Disingenuous?

So, the state has been hammered by job losses, and the commercial puts Mrs. Clinton squarely on the side of workers against greedy bosses — right where her Democratic rival, Senator Bernie Sanders, has long positioned himself. This means she is deceitful and presenting herself to be something she's not.

But Hillary voters will condone anything I guess. I'll be glad to interpret other posts for you if you have a hard time understanding them.

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Response to snowy owl (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 04:07 PM

4. Is Hartmann having a sad?? too bad. And good for Hillary.

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