The unions spent millions and millions to help elect Democrats. Then, the Democrats promptly pass laws that drive jobs to other states and countries. Some unionistas are feeling a twinge of reject about the arrangement.
A union official said Saturday the Remington Arms Co.’s decision to open a manufacturing plant in Alabama does not bode well for Ilion, and he’s blaming New York’s SAFE Act restrictions on assault weapons.
…”The SAFE Act has been a terrible thing from the beginning,” he said. “You’d think New York would be doing everything to keep us. Instead, it passes a law that cripples us.”
Remington and other firearms makers can still manufacture assault weapons in New York, but they can’t sell them inside the state. New York lawmakers, at the urging of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, imposed the restrictions after a man armed with an assault rifle massacred 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012.
Sucks to be you, organized labor, but on the other hand, you should have totally seen this coming. Democrats destroy jobs, it’s their nature.