Thursday, May 16, 2019

The happy people.


Once upon a time in a land far away Mr and Mrs Whirlpool owned a washing machine factory. It was a good business with a captive audience of patriotic souls so Mr and Mrs Whirlpool did not invest much into R+D. But over time in became apparent that the devious Asiatic hordes were making much better washing machines and sales were falling.

But help was at hand, the boss of this far flung land called Trumpo listened to their calls for help and immediately slapped big tariffs on the LG and Samsung machines coming from Korea. Undeterred the devious Asiatics moved their manufacturing offshore but the mighty Trumpo was wise to that move and nailed them again.

Once again Mr and Mrs Whirlpool were extremely happy ....until the mighty Trumpo in fit of patriotism placed tariffs on steel imports. But, cried Mr and Mrs Whirlpool, that's what we make our machines out of and we being priced out. Tough cried Trumpo, we must all share the burden which translated means there are more votes in steel than washing machines.

And then in a fit of misguided deal making Trumpo decided for the good of the country and his not that intelligent voter base he would place big big tariffs on all Chinese goods......but, but, stuttered Mr and Mrs Whirlpool all our water inlet valves, pump motors and printed circuit boards are made in China, you are pricing us off the shelves.

But wait, who is that knocking on the door of Mr and Mrs Whirlpool. It is nice young man called Lawrence who looks nothing like a devious Asiatic horde. I make exactly the same valve, pump and PCB in Singapore he says enthusiastically. They cost 5 % more but can supply tomorrow.

So, unlike the US consumer, Mr and Mrs Whirlpool are now happy along with several Singaporean forklift drivers who are clocking an inordinate amount of overtime...but happiest of all are Mr and Mrs Ang who own a little printing factory in Kowloon that received a very large order for Made in Singapore labels.

17 comments:

RosscoWlg said...

Congratulations Eggie, all the way from being banned (or deleted if memory serves me right) to the front page.

Aint Capitalism and free speech a wonderful thing! One has to ask where would we be without it?

Could we substitute the Irish Border into the fairy tale, and would it still work?

I just cant wait until Chapter 2 comes out. Titled 2020 Mr and Mrs Whirlpool vote Trump

David said...

Egbut, close, but no banana.

Mr & Mrs. Whirlpool were the authors of their own demise when they moved manufacturing to China. The rise of China to military and economic superpower status is 100% the work of the grasping capitalist class. Blokes Like Farrar and Veteran bang on about "unintended consequences" when laws they don't like are proposed. Was this consequence intended?

Prior to Trump's latest round of tariffs, it was estimated that each US Steelworker job "saved" had a cost of US$900,000. Let the size of that subsidy sink in.

Trump-branded suits, ties, shoes, jewelry, all made in China, are not subject to tariffs. Let that sink in.

The basket of deplorables who put Trump in the White House are cheering as their nation burns.

The Veteran said...

MiLord .... enjoyed your first tilt at windmills. May there be many more. Welcome to the team.

This may give you a chuckle ... delicious utu wrecked on me by Low Brown at the reunion. At the Sunday night formal dinner he seated self and Mrs V at the top table beside Minister 'Medals' Mark. Everyone there wore their medals ... except the Minister who forgot his. I actually had an engaging conversation with him. Great night,

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Welcome Legbut.

Do you have a chapter on Obama?

Lord Egbut Nobacon said...

On the economy, Obama owns Trump..

https://www.minnpost.com/eric-black-ink/2019/05/on-the-economy-obama-owns-trump/

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Oh!!!

In what way?

David said...

Egbut, don't waste your time with facts, if it isn't behind a paywall at The Australian Adolf won't believe it.

RosscoWlg said...

Let me get this right...you know me guys.. slow leaner!

Obama the allegedly corrupt lawyer from Chicago owns Trump, the businessman from New York on the economy?

Really I think I had too many cote d'rhone with dinner... my wife cooked my favourite steak with onions (actually heaps of onions) I mean for a moment there I thought someone said Obummer owned Trump on the economy.

Then I realised it was David from chumpsville South Australia.. I even called my wife away from washing the dishes to laugh with me....she's a good women my wife..even irons my undies!

Psycho Milt said...

Well, if that's what one looks for in a woman, I guess...

RosscoWlg said...

You should see what she does to my singlets!

RosscoWlg said...

Milt I see you set some sort of record over there on Kiwiblog on the Oceania Gold fucked up decision by uselessSage..

a -59 followed by a -18 followed by a -21, followed by a -12

Whats wrong with these people, don't they appreciate insightful commentary from a died in the wool Socialist with green shoots?.. Nah don't tell me they don't..hahha

As a shareholder in this great company I'm pissed that a small minded dwep like her is anywhere near the levers of power... oh well back to reading

"Why nations fail" and we certainly have!

Psycho Milt said...

Kiwiblog down-ticks are essentially a measure of the extent to which dumb cunts find your comment annoying, so please forgive me a slight, immodest measure of pride in having reached 59.

Psycho Milt said...

And apologies to Lord Egbut for having indulged Rossco's threadjack.

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RosscoWlg said...

59 fools all in one place..its amazing how they congregate.. almost gets you thinking to who the fool might be...

As the saying goes "if you cant work out who the fool is at the meeting is...it must be you”

Don’t be worried about Eggie fiction has always been my most enjoyable read.

Kimbo said...

Yeah, yeah, whatever.

Along with Chunter, all I care about is seeing a copy of Eggie’s birth certificate. 😂

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Legbut

You may not be aware that around here, each author effectively runs a separate blog with his or her own rules. If you want to have a few rules of your own, as I do concerning obscene language and aspersions on the host's character, then it might be a good idea if you publish them and include them in your profile.

All the best and happy blogging.

Adolf