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08-30-2012 09:06 PM  5 years agoPost 1
dilberteinstein

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Yeah, here's a FACT from their local newspaper:

GM plant’s last day finalized

By JIM LEUTE (Contact) Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

JANESVILLE — General Motors will end medium-duty truck production in Janesville on April 23, four months to the day after the plant stopped building full-size sport utility vehicles.

About 100 employees associated with the line learned of the layoffs Wednesday.

http://factreal.wordpress.com/2012/...ed-under-obama/

Somebody been lying.

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08-30-2012 09:47 PM  5 years agoPost 2
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They closed the plant because that product line is not being made any more. The plant is asking GM to give them another line to produce. This has nothing to do with Obama from what I have read. It is just the end of a product like the Isuzu truck.

This is a production cut according to GM, not a financial issue, or at least nothing is said that it is a financial issue.

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08-30-2012 09:56 PM  5 years agoPost 3
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Sorry, there's nowhere for Obama to hide from this one. The more the left tries to spin it, the more it sticks to him.
Explanation: Near the beginning of his speech, Ryan told this story:

A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: “I believe that if our government is there to support you … this plant will be here for another hundred years.” That’s what he said in 2008.
Well, as it turned out, that plant didn’t last another year. It is locked up and empty to this day. And that’s how it is in so many towns today, where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight.
The Left wing of the blogosphere pounced, claiming the plant closed in December of 2008, when Bush was still President, so it‘s not Obama’s fault and Ryan is lying.
So is it true? The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel describes the plant as having completely shut down in 2009. The decision to close it was made in 2008, but the plant itself didn’t shutter until the next year, by which time the GM bailout had already passed. MRCTV’s Stephen Gutowski pinpoints its moment of failure at April 23, 2009.
National Review’s Henry Payne twists the knife further:

His liberal media allies were quick to pounce on Ryan’s comments. “GM stopped production at its Janesville, Wisconsin production facility in 2008, when George W. Bush was still president,” barked the Daily Kos, filling in Ryan’s obvious blank (true enough, unfriendly-to-Detroit-truck mpg laws are also the legacy of George “We’re Addicted to Oil” Bush).
But the Left misses the point. Under Obamanomics, the government picks winners and losers. Obama promised Janesville would be a winner even as his economic policies guaranteed it would always be a loser. Indeed, Obama’s whole 2008 Janesville speech is a sobering road map for the job-killing policies he has put in place as president.
As a final note – plants have almost certainly closed while President Obama has been in office. Ryan just happened to pick one he had a personal connection to as a symbol. Romney adviser Eric Fernstrohm said precisely this when questioned about the GM Plant issue by John Berman of CNN:

And notice the Ryan said “candidate” Obama. That’s because the president was campaigning in 2008 on saving the plant. He didn’t, and it closed for good in 2009.
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08-31-2012 12:35 AM  5 years agoPost 4
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They closed the plant because that product line is not being made any more. The plant is asking GM to give them another line to produce. This has nothing to do with Obama from what I have read. It is just the end of a product like the Isuzu truck.
Ahhhhh does it matter why?Obama said he would keep it open.Obama doesnt like big SUV's.

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08-31-2012 04:21 AM  5 years agoPost 5
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Can't Obama just give them money from his stash so that they can produce a car that no one wants?

After all, I thought that was the new American way.

Nix the Volt. How about they design the next generation and call it the "Revolt".

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08-31-2012 04:36 AM  5 years agoPost 6
Dennis (RIP)

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Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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08-31-2012 04:39 AM  5 years agoPost 7
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This is from the Janesville Wisconsin Gazette, it is dated Feb 16, 2010.

Reopening GM plant still a longshot

JANESVILLE — Despite recent comments by GM North American President Mark Reuss, industry observers say talk of reopening a plant in Janesville or Spring Hill, Tenn., is wildly premature.

Demand is nowhere near the level needed to support the massive capital investment necessary to bring Janesville or Spring Hill back on line, observers said.

-snip-

The Janesville GM plant effectively closed in December 2008 when it ended production of full-size sport utility vehicles. Several months later, it found itself in a three-plant race for production of a new small vehicle.

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LINK: http://gazettextra.com/news/2010/fe...till-longshot//

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08-31-2012 04:54 AM  5 years agoPost 8
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djinni

Fact:It was still operating when Obama was sworn in as President.

Fact:Plant was closed laying off the last 100 employees April 23, 2009.

Obama was probably golfing that day.

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08-31-2012 05:08 AM  5 years agoPost 9
djinni

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The History of the Janesville GM Plant

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In June 2008, with GM’s finances crumbling, then-Chief Executive Rick Wagoner announced Janesville and three other truck plants would close by 2010. Three months later, however, the financial crisis hit. Auto sales plunged and GM, nearly broke, moved up the closing of Janesville and halted production for good on Dec. 23.

Many of Janesville’s 1,200 workers were offered jobs at other GM plants, and some transferred to Texas, Ohio and Michigan. Janesville was in the running to reopen as a small car plant, but in the end GM awarded the assignment to a plant in Orion, Mich.

Over the decades, Janesville’s union workers gained a reputation for taking tough stances. While many auto plants in the U.S. forbid workers from smoking or eating while assembling cars, Janesville’s union local fought to keep the privilege until just a few years before the plant closed. In October 1998, when the Green Bay Packers were playing the Minnesota Vikings in a Monday night football game, 140 workers called in sick and GM had to halt production for the night shift.

LINK: http://blogs.wsj.com/drivers-seat/2...ville-gm-plant/

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08-31-2012 05:12 AM  5 years agoPost 10
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The History of djinni's testicles

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08-31-2012 05:14 AM  5 years agoPost 11
Dennis (RIP)

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Oh please.

I'll puke.

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08-31-2012 05:35 AM  5 years agoPost 12
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Over the decades, Janesville’s union workers gained a reputation for taking tough stances. While many auto plants in the U.S. forbid workers from smoking or eating while assembling cars, Janesville’s union local fought to keep the privilege until just a few years before the plant closed. In October 1998, when the Green Bay Packers were playing the Minnesota Vikings in a Monday night football game, 140 workers called in sick and GM had to halt production for the night shift.
So funny. A liberal stepping on his own junk. One of his lovely union locals being silly was part of the reason not to re-open that plant.

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08-31-2012 05:39 AM  5 years agoPost 13
Dennis (RIP)

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140 workers called in sick and GM had to halt production for the night shift.
You see.

If that plant had leaders with some balls, they would have fired every single worker that called in sick.

But alas.

They are Democritters.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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