Desperate French workers are threatening to blow up their factory for extra pay after bosses announced the closure of the plant. They have primed a 5,000 litre gas tank to explode at the entrance to the Sodimatex car parts plant near Paris. One worker said he was offered to be re-located to the company's factory in Tunisia on a salary of £110 per month. He added: 'I earn that in two days here. What kind of idiot do they take me for?' These workers fear that once they lose their jobs they will not be able to find another one, which is a pretty legitimate fear. The difference between France and the US? In France, most citizens think that a company doing what made Mitt Romney a millionaire - buying companies and moving their jobs offshore - is immoral, and the people largely support even extreme acts like threats of violence against companies that behave that way. In America, in the 30 years since Reagan began his war on American workers by busting up the PATCO union and the Milkens and Romneys and Fiorina's of the country began aggressively sending our jobs overseas, we've become a nation of sheep, and those who do protest - the Tea Partiers - seem to think that we should just let the Romneys of our country have their way and instead protest against our government helping us with health insurance.