The 5.7.17 Issue – The New York Times

President Trump doesn’t seem to be doing anything about the free flow of untaxed goods being mailed into the country. Try mailing something with a value of $10 to Germany. Garvey Rich, New York, posted on nytimes.com

Not a single thought about the environment and how the planet cannot continue on this path of extreme consumption that Wish and others are enabling. We really need to think about that. Giselle Ulate, posted on nytimes.com

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Great airplanes. The Airbus planes are more comfortable than Boeings. They also have a great cockpit layout, are very quiet and are less fatiguing for those long days. My Honda minivan was made in Alabama, and now my airplane, too. Great for the hard workers in ’Bama. DA, posted on nytimes.com

Shockingly low wages for such skilled, important work at the Airbus plant. I paid good prep cooks in my kitchen more than these people make. Marc H, posted on nytimes.com

The problem with branch plants like this Airbus factory is that the tax holidays are short-lived. Once they expire, the company moves to the next place where they are offered. This cycle contributed to the boom and bust in Ireland. Japanese and European automakers use this strategy to get around Trump’s “bring the jobs back” mind-set. Peter Chapman, Ottawa, posted on nytimes.com

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Everyone in California and the Northeast who are commenting on how low the wages are at this plant, keep in mind that the cost of living in Alabama is very low. Housing, health care and other expenses are far below the level in most other states, especially on the West Coast and in the Northeast.

I have plenty of neighbors in Atlanta who moved here to be able to afford a nice…

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