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Obama To Autoworkers: Policies Are Working
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Posted on 09/15/2009 9:23:15 AM PDT by Steelfish

Obama To Autoworkers: Policies Are Working

President says economy is on its way back from the brink President Barack Obama speaks about the economy as he addresses workers at the Lordstown Complex General Motors Plant in Warren, Ohio. Charles Dharapak / AP

WARREN, Ohio - President Barack Obama, claiming credit for an uptick on his watch, told autoworkers Tuesday that the economy is on its way back from the brink because of his policies.

Pledging to stand firm with autoworkers in northeast Ohio, Obama told factory workers in this town outside Youngstown that his administration had no choice but to intervene and prevent the collapse of automakers. He told General Motors employees that their company has retooled itself and is heading back to a solid business, in part, because of its work force.

“Your survival and the success of our economy depended on making sure that we got the U.S. auto industry back on its feet,” Obama said, standing near a production line where compact Chevrolet Cobalts are produced.

He said those small cars were among the most popular under his temporary Cash for Clunkers program that offered drivers up to $4,500 to buy more fuel-efficient automobiles. General Motors has increased production of the compact auto and rehired laid-off workers to restore a second shift here.

“Because of the steps we have taken, this plant is about to shift into high gear,” Obama said. “A hundred and 50 of your co-workers came back to work yesterday. More than a thousand will be coming back to work in less than three weeks as the production of the Cobalt ramps up.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: autoworkers; policies

1 posted on 09/15/2009 9:23:15 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Yup they’re working alright...working to push us ever closer to national bankruptcy.


2 posted on 09/15/2009 9:25:10 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Steelfish

on tv at work. i had to walk out. Sure,jump in front of the unions,let them cheer you. stage events all you want. at the end,hes pandering to an ever shrinking audience.


3 posted on 09/15/2009 9:25:18 AM PDT by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: Steelfish

A friend of mine who was in car sales for decades and left it just last year had this (among other things) to say about cash for Clunkers: It pulled buyers from September through November from an already anemic auto sales climate. Wait’ll you see the September through November auto sales figures.


4 posted on 09/15/2009 9:25:53 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Steelfish

lol bammer: I am da man


5 posted on 09/15/2009 9:26:42 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Steelfish

yup...everything is honky-dory...nothing to see here folks...


6 posted on 09/15/2009 9:27:47 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: wiggen

he learned early on with the original Joe the Plumber that he cannot hold his own with real Americans......too bad the sheeple fell for him......this ACORN expose is hurting theOne and only....let him go stand in front of union thugs, align himself with SEIU.....his day is coming, sooner, not later.


7 posted on 09/15/2009 9:28:23 AM PDT by tioga ("You lie!" Joe Wilson 9-9-09)
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To: Steelfish

Obama to autoworkers:

“The good news is, I saved your jobs. The bad news is, I destroyed your country.”


8 posted on 09/15/2009 9:28:28 AM PDT by anonsquared
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To: Steelfish; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


9 posted on 09/15/2009 9:28:53 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Steelfish

“So you guys go on making these dangerous. gutless little eco-cars, and I’ll make sure the public has to buy them...”


10 posted on 09/15/2009 9:29:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Steelfish

Well, except for massively increasing unemployment, a commercial real estate market about to collapse, the end of the unions at Boeing and multi-trillion dollar deficits things are pretty rosy. What’s on TV tonight?


11 posted on 09/15/2009 9:30:33 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: Steelfish
"Obama To Autoworkers: Policies Are Working "

Unemployed to Obama: We're not."

12 posted on 09/15/2009 9:31:46 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: Steelfish
A hundred and 50 of your co-workers came back to work yesterday. More than a thousand will be coming back to work in less than three weeks as the production of the Cobalt ramps up.”

Yeah, that will make a big dent on the 15 million Americans who are unemployed.

13 posted on 09/15/2009 9:31:51 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Steelfish

A year from now GM dealers, what few are left, will have showrooms full of unsold cars and these union workers will be out of jobs. They will find out just how that hope and change will work for them.


14 posted on 09/15/2009 9:34:18 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Steelfish

If you keep saying the lies long enough you start believing them...


15 posted on 09/15/2009 9:34:22 AM PDT by oust the louse (This Country now has a smelly BO problem.....)
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To: Steelfish

[President Barack Obama, claiming credit for an uptick on his watch, told autoworkers Tuesday that the economy is on its way back from the brink because of his policies. ]

This is such a gooberheaded mistake, I can’t believe what a dolt Obama is. To take credit for a recovery after only 8 months is to set yourself up for an epic fail if things go sour. It’s like crowing you’ve won the ballgame after scouring one run in the second inning when you are behind by five.

My own read is that auto sales will plummet without the clunker program, FHA loans are already 20% in default so all we’ve done is reinflate that bubble, and shipping and Christmas are all down indicators. Unemployment is going nowhere but up. The banks are all bankrupt.

I hope Obama continues to crow like a rooster, payback is about to be a bitch.


16 posted on 09/15/2009 9:34:36 AM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Uptick? GE just announced a lay off this morning of 1480 workers(30% of workforce) at the locomotive division in Erie PA. BO needed to travel a 100 miles north and tell these people the good news. GE reason North American sales flat because of the economy. As for Asian sales the new plant in Kazikistan opened a few months ago. Those billions in stimulus that went to GE did not save these jobs.


17 posted on 09/15/2009 9:38:44 AM PDT by nd2bfree
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To: Steelfish

I seem to be stepping in something here... my gosh, what is this, it’s rising! And getting higher! What the hell is going!?

Oh, Obama’s speaking again...


18 posted on 09/15/2009 9:38:55 AM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: Steelfish
Tea Party
19 posted on 09/15/2009 9:39:13 AM PDT by xeno
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To: Steelfish

For Ford


20 posted on 09/15/2009 9:39:28 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We need more Joe Wilson's.)
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To: Steelfish

You LIE !!


21 posted on 09/15/2009 9:43:34 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Steelfish

“..... the success of our economy depended on making sure that we got the U.S. auto industry back on its feet,” Obama said”

LMAO.... You got’s to get people to buy dem, Obie.


22 posted on 09/15/2009 9:46:58 AM PDT by Gator113 (YES WE CAN.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMxJBenigY&feature=related)
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To: McKayopectate

“I seem to be stepping in something here... my gosh, what is this, it’s rising! And getting higher! What the hell is going!?”

Does it smell like Rahm Emmanuel?


23 posted on 09/15/2009 9:48:52 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Steelfish
“Because of the steps we have taken, this plant is about to shift into high gear,” Obama said. “A hundred and 50 of your co-workers came back to work yesterday. More than a thousand will be coming back to work in less than three weeks as the production of the Cobalt ramps up.”

They're going to ramp-up production of a car for which demand has fallen by more than 40%? Oh, wait.... the end of the calendar year approaches - this is when the government fleet vehicles are built. I'll bet Ford doesn't get a single GSA fleet contract this year.

24 posted on 09/15/2009 9:50:48 AM PDT by Charles Martel (NRA Lifetime Member since 1984; TSRA rookie)
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To: Steelfish

“A hundred and 50 of your co-workers came back to work yesterday.WOW pick a number any number will do and only millions still looking for work the Obama plan in action.


25 posted on 09/15/2009 9:55:44 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Da Coyote
Does it smell like Rahm Emmanuel?

No, no, he smells like fish. This smell reminds me of my younger days on the farm.
26 posted on 09/15/2009 10:03:56 AM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: Steelfish

Working for communism. Working for fascism. Working for socialism. Not working for the average American.


27 posted on 09/15/2009 11:55:42 AM PDT by vpintheak (4-times an extremist)
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To: Steelfish

He rallied them like he was in campaign mode

SICKENING!

http://www.politico.com/politico44/wbarchive/whiteboard09152009.html


28 posted on 09/15/2009 11:58:27 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: Steelfish

It IS working great... for employees of Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, BMW...


29 posted on 09/15/2009 12:04:02 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Depression Countdown: 50... 49... 48...)
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To: Steelfish
That makes my next purchase for my wife's replacement Suburban easy... a Toyota Sequoia... thanks Obamalamadingdong. My kids first car..used toyota Corolla LE, my 2000 F-150.... I'll just keep.

I'm trying to go Galt till the 2012 but I'll do everything in my power to NOT SPEND a dime to help the thugocracy in DC.

30 posted on 09/15/2009 12:13:42 PM PDT by erman (Give a man a fire, warm him for one night. Set a man on fire, warm him for the rest of his life.)
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